Ep 0 – A Brief Summary of the Show

Ep 0 – A Brief Summary of the Show

Live and unscripted from the D.C. Metro, this 24 part series chronicles a career counselor’s personal journey toward re-employment after being downsized. These short podcast recordings are between 2 and 12 minutes long – and packed with job tips. Follow Edythe Richards as she discusses being out of work and shares her professional career advice with you.

Listen to episode 1: Layoff shock: What you need to know

The Journey Forward to A Top Career

01 – Layoff shock: What you need to know – 05:08
02 – Your health: The baseline for everything – 05:47
03 – Movement leads to optimism – 04:17
04 – Be open to serendipity – 04:18
05 – Desperation in the job search – 05:45
06 – It’s all about who you know – 03:28
07 – A success story – 09:22
08 – An interview – 05:32
09 – Be proactive, not reactive – 05:53
10 – Know your rights; ask for help – 04:24
11 – The job grieving process – 06:59
12 – Bumps in the road happen – 06:59
13 – The impact we have on others – 11:53
14 – A practical look at the job search – 06:28
15 – Beware of “higher education” programs – 04:41
16 – 5 Interview tips to apply to your job search – 07:31
17 – Why it’s OK to step sideways – 06:05
18 – Upcoming Interview and 100% job search response – 05:17
19 – Interviews with 2 very different organizations – 08:04
20 – Last day of employment – know your rights – 04:22
21 – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! – 04:23
22 – Job offers, decisions and confronting fears – 05:12
23 – My Job application review – 12:20
24 – Podcast Summary and Career Update – 02:46

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A Top Career helps mid-career professionals (like you) find and sustain meaningful employment. It is a collaborative effort dedicated to helping you understand your unique strengths, learn about potential career paths, teach you the skills you need to market yourself, and maximize your employment opportunities.

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