Navigating Cultural Re-Integration, the Coronavirus, and the Job Search

12 Mar 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Looking for work when you first come back from the Peace Corps is no joke! Reverse culture shock is ALWAYS different that you expected (even if you've lived overseas before) and coupled with being unemployed is a rough combination. Add in a novel virus that threatens to shut down cities and shutter businesses and strategies for the job search are getting turned on its head.

However, the skills you developed while in Peace Corps and tools from the positive psychology toolkit can help you navigate all of this. Learn how to stay motivated, when (and why) you should take a break from the job search, and how you can talk about your Peace Corps experience to a future employers while you are still figuring it all out.

Dr. Ansted is adding to the original topic about cultural re-integration and the job search to include strategies that can help anyone navigating uncertainty. Although the focus will be on the recently returned RPCV job-search experience, she will also discuss strategies for anyone job searching today and wondering what might change in the future. Her strategies will focus on virtual networking, job searching from home, and staying motivated.

This webinar will be led by Dr. Ronda Ansted. Dr. Ansted has spent most of her professional life in the non-profit and international development fields. She was a mid-career PCV in South Africa and became a career consultant after seeing how so many people who wanted to make a difference in the world got burned out after choosing careers that looked good on paper but didn't fit who they are. Her practice is dedicated to getting people into their right-fit careers so they can make a meaningful impact in the world and live a life they love.


This webinar is part of a monthly series in 2020. Future webinars include:

  • AprilTargeting the Job You Want (April 9 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp April 11-17)

  • May: Informational Interviews (May 7 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp May 11-17)

  • June: Employee or Entrepreneur? (June 11 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp June 13-19)

  • July: Navigating Cultural Re-Integration and the Job Search (July 9 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp July 11-17).

  • August: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy with YOU in Control (Aug 20 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Aug 22-28)

  • September: Strategic and Effective Networking for People Who Hate to Network (Sept 10 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Sept 12-18)

  • October: Navigating Cultural Re-Integration and the Job Search (Oct 15 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Oct  17-23)

  • November: Prepping for your Salary Negotiation (Nov 12 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Nov 14-20)

  • December: Network your Way into a Job Holiday Edition (Dec 3 at 3:00 pm EST) (boot camp Dec 5-11)

12 Mar 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

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