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Career Gaps, ‘You're Overqualified’, and Ageism: Difficult Conversations in Career Reentry

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Nov 9

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online

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CCE Alumni Events
Speaker: Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and Co-founder of iRelaunch Are you planning a reentry to the workforce after being on a career break for an extended period of time? Then you likely understand that navigating the networking and interviewing process is entirely different than the standard job search. The pain points for returning professionals when interviewing or simply interacting with practitioners in their targeted fields usually center around how to discuss "the gap", and how to deal with veiled references to age, such as "you seem really overqualified for that role."
Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and Co-founder of iRelaunch, and long-time career reentry expert, will discuss recommended language for these kinds of conversations, and will also include discussion of how to suggest an internship or internship-like experience when speaking with a skeptical hiring manager. Eligibility: This event is open to all Columbia students and alumni. Registration required? Yes. Valid UNI ID and password are required to register.