ND Women Connect: Dusting Off the Business Suit


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ND Women Connect: Dusting Off the Business Suit

  1. 1. Dusting Off the Business SuitSponsored by Notre Dame Alumni Association ND Women Connect <br />1<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />“The State of the American Woman” according to Time magazine<br />Three strategies for coping during transition from home to workforce re-entry<br />Additional resources<br />Survey<br />2<br />
  3. 3. “The State of the American Woman”A few metrics of interest<br />Pay<br />% of jobs held (Aug. ‘09)<br />October 26, 2009<br /><ul><li> 65% of adults view not having a stay-at-home parent as negative for society.
  4. 4. 84% agree businesses have not done enough to address the needs of modern families.
  5. 5. 78% of women agree the realities of family life today are not adequately represented in entertainment and news media.
  6. 6. 76% of adults view the balanced workforce as positive for society.</li></ul>Source: Time<br />3<br />
  7. 7. Gaining Perspective<br />4<br />As a University of Notre Dame alumnae, you are a graduate of a world-renowned institution with the strongest alumni network in the world!<br />
  8. 8. Strategy One: Emotions<br />5<br />
  9. 9. Making the Transition<br />Remember where you have been; strive for where you are going.<br />Regularly chart your emotional status on the continuums representing your progress from pain to power.<br />6<br />
  10. 10. Strategy Two: Employment Choices<br />7<br />
  11. 11. Employment Trade-offs<br />3 C’s are trade-offs among employment options:<br />Control<br />Content<br />Compensation<br />Source: iRelaunch<br />8<br />
  12. 12. Employment Spectrum<br />Each employment option contains pros and cons; <br />decide which option fits your situational needs. <br />Freelance Contract<br />high control<br />high content<br />variable compensation<br />no benefits<br />Part-time<br /><ul><li>variable control
  13. 13. variable content
  14. 14. variable compensation
  15. 15. some benefits</li></ul>Non-traditional<br /><ul><li>variable control
  16. 16. variable content
  17. 17. variable compensation
  18. 18. variable benefits</li></ul>Full-time<br /><ul><li>low control
  19. 19. variable content
  20. 20. high compensation
  21. 21. full benefits </li></ul>Entrepreneurship<br /><ul><li>high control
  22. 22. high content
  23. 23. high compensation
  24. 24. variable benefits</li></ul>Source: iRelaunch<br />
  25. 25. Strategy Three: Relationships<br />10<br />
  26. 26. Relationships Are Key<br />Regardless of where you are in your career path, three very important people are imperative at all times:<br />Confidante<br />Motivator<br />Mentor<br />
  27. 27. ONWARD<br />Amy McAuliffe Cooper ’93<br />Career Advisor, Alumni Association<br />E: onward@alumni.nd.edu<br />P: (206)-350-3949<br />http://career.alumni.nd.edu<br />12<br />
  28. 28. ONWARD<br />COMPLIMENTARY Career Development Program for ND Alumni providing tools and advice, including links to career resources provided by Notre Dame, and information on how you can make connections with other Notre Dame Alumni. <br />Networking – LinkedIn (15,500+ members), Irish Online (120,000+ members), local Alumni Clubs<br />Career Resources – including CareerShift, Career Catalyst™, Job Search tools and Advisory services<br />ND Job Board – updated 24/7 with job listings from hiring managers looking for ND Alumni<br />Calendar – any event that is Networking or Career – related made known to us is posted<br />13<br />
  29. 29. Thank You<br />Please take a moment to provide feedback on this presentation at [SURVEY LINK].<br />14<br />