In this episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching Radio Show, I answered questions on job interview tips, getting a career back on track after a career change that resulted in a 50% drop in salary and how to do a background check on yourself for a listener who thinks this is sabotaging her job search:
Yash asks: I read your blog. I wanted few tips regarding the interview
Help in South Georgia asks: I am emailing with a question. 9 months ago I left my job of 21 yrs. As a classroom educator. 2 months prior to leaving I received my doctorate. My goal was to transition into Higher Education. In my job search higher ed officials I had limited results. Most wanted someone with prior experience. I had no prior experience other than k-12. I finally found a position that paid less than half of what I previously made in public schools. Was I wrong to take this position? I felt I had to take a job due to my responsibilities (i.e. mortgage, student loans, etc.) How can I effectively gain a position with the right amount of compensation? I did utilize the tactics you speak of but was told for the position in the state I had to start out as a 1st year teacher in the position even though I had 21 years of classroom experience.
Maria asks: I actually would like to know the best way to do a background check on myself. I have been looking for a job for the past months, but unfortunately, I receive no response or mixed messages. Would you be able to advise me on this situation?
Last month, I covered questions about LinkedIn, Networking and Research.
You can catch additional Career Q&A in the archived episodes on our Blog Talk Radio Show page.