I got laid off because of COVID-19. Here’s how I turned job loss into a career opportunity

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Modern Health’s CMO was gobsmacked when she was let go at the beginning of the pandemic. “Next to death and public speaking, being jobless is my deepest fear,” she says. Thinking back to the start of 2020, it held so much promise . Not just a new year, but a whole new decade. A chance to reflect on where I’d come in my life thus far, and what new accomplishments I wanted to set out to achieve. And I had big plans. Read Full Story

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4 lessons I learned virtually onboarding employees a week into a brand-new role

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As a newly employed “Chief People Officer,” this HR executive discusses some of the lessons he learned while employed during a novel and tricky period of the coronavirus. Over my career, I have dedicated my time to the following—the success of talent, development of strong work culture, and ethical delivery of human resources. I have worked for several companies and clients to do just that over the past three decades. But when I started a new job in early March as the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America, everything changed. Read Full Story

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This is a lonely time to be a leader. Here’s how I’m saving my business while I recover from COVID-19

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The founder of women’s collaboration space Luminary tells how in less than two weeks, the global pandemic forced her to temporarily close the doors and pivot the business all while she recovered from having COVID-19. A month ago, I was preparing for a speaking engagement with women entrepreneurs and small-business owners about career pivots and building a company. I left my two-decade career in banking to start Luminary , a company focused on advancing women in the workforce through community from our 15,000-square-foot space in New York City. Read Full Story

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Class of 2020: These 4 simple rules can guide your entire career

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The executive chair of the board of Deloitte says, “I’ve found that the following principles have gotten me and my colleagues through the hardest of times—including the one we’re all living through now.” Call me sentimental, but I’ve always loved graduations: the way they tie up loose ends and signify new beginnings, the chance to reflect on the past, and celebrate the future. In my earliest days of leadership, I even sent out an email to colleagues when I was “graduating” to a new part of our organization. Read Full Story

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3 tips for finding a new job in 2021

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Don’t tell them what they want to hear, and two other key pieces of advice if you’re looking to start fresh next year. Making it to the C-Level has been my greatest career achievement, but getting there has had its ups and downs. I have survived bad bosses, recessions, changes in corporate strategy, and have learned to do a few things better along the way. Read Full Story

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Everything you were taught about career paths was wrong

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The CMO of Reputation.com offers five strategies to take the road less traveled and succeed. Early in my professional life, when I worked in merchandising and brand management for one of the world’s most recognizable global retailers, I was told that leaving would be the biggest mistake of my career. I am so glad that I didn’t listen. Years later, I am still reaping the benefits of sidestepping a “traditional” linear career path. Read Full Story

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