Google Hangout: Looking for a new job? Get guidance on your next steps [recording]

If you’ve lost passion for your current job or are in transition and need a little guidance, join us this Wednesday October 23rd at 1pm EST for a live video chat on how to find your next opportunity. Submit your questions here, on Twitter using the hashtag #NewJobChat, and Facebook. Read on for more details.

At some point in our careers, many of us hit a wall: we burnout, lose passion, or simply outgrow our jobs. Yet while we might want to quit and find something new, we know it isn’t that easy. We have to manage pressing responsibilities, or worry about not finding something new and struggle with the fear of starting over.

The truth is finding a new gig doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor.

In this live Q & A, Cynthia Jaggi, Founder of GatherWell, the think and do tank for Practical Idealists, and Millie Burns, Deputy Chief of Programs for Catholic Charities of the East Bay, will explore common signs that it’s time to move on, offer advice on how to find a new job when you can’t quit the one you have, and take your questions. Instead of focusing on what you’d like to leave behind, we’ll talk about small things you can do each day to bring you closer to your next great opportunity.

Topic: Experiment your way to a new job: Small steps you can take to explore and secure a new opportunity

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd at 1pm EST.

Want to join?

The Q & A will take place via a Google Hangout on Air. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Watch: Anyone can view the conversation by returning to this page.
  • Submit a question: Ask a question in the comments below and we might answer it during our live Q & A. Edit: You can also ask questions on Twitter. Tweet us @IdealistCareers using #NewJobChat.
  • Join the hangout: If you want to ask your questions on-air, make a note in the comments. We will invite a few participants to join us live. You’ll need a strong internet connection, mic and camera, and a Google Plus account. [We’re no longer taking on-air participants].

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    • Samantha
    • October 14, 2013

    Please offer this as a video or some form of non-google accessible transcript

    1. Hi Samantha,

      You can return to this page and watch the conversation live. If you can’t attend, the conversation will be recorded and will be accessible on this page.

    • Diane Anastos
    • October 15, 2013

    I’ve been in transition for about a year; been networking, practice interviewing, volunteering. Is there anything that you can advise to help me stand out?

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    • Dave Borden
    • October 22, 2013

    I am looking for a job in the environmental field. I don’t really want to work in compliance or health and safety. What are my other options, and what’s the best way to start searching for a meaningful career that benefits the environment?

    • Theresa
    • October 22, 2013

    Thank you in advance for hosting this live video chat. I will be sure to view it. I have been out of the job market for the last 4.5 years as I was caring for my father on a full time basis (he passed in July). Prior to this I was an Admin Assistant at a private university (and my position was terminated whilst caring for him). At 50, I don’t feel that I am over the hill, but I have not received any call backs for interviews after filling out numerous online job applications, along with taking Assessment tests online for some positions. My network of colleagues that I used to work with is slim, very slim, as they have also moved on to other jobs, or have no hiring capacity. And, believe it or not, when someone becomes ill and you are taking care of them, or you yourself become ill, friends and family may step back, or even disappear. It’s as if people don’t know what to say, or how to approach you. I’ve reached out to several people that I worked with, given them my contact information, they said they would call, and I have yet to hear from them. I have attended an orientation at a Workforce1 center and was given a referral sheet of agencies that help those who are 50+. Yet when I followed up with the representatives they indicated that their programs are geared to those 55 and over. A career counselor recommended resume upgrade and interview technique workshops. Yet I am thinking what then? Mine is a money issue. Very little resources to travel back and forth to workshops. I cannot see the pay off at the end of the road.

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