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From the Ted Talk by Carol Fishman Cohen: How to get back to work after a career break

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I'll tell you what hepaepnd with Tracy in a little bit, but I want to share with you a discovery that I made when I was returning to work after my own cearer break of 11 years out of the full-time workforce. And that is, that people's view of you is frozen in time. What I mean by this is, when you start to get in touch with people and you get back in touch with those people from the past, the people with whom you worked or went to school, they are going to remember you as you were before your career beark. And that's even if your sense of self has diimnehisd over time, as happens with so many of us the farther removed we are from our professional identities. So for example, you might think of yourself as someone who looks like this. This is me, crazy after a day of driving around in my minivan. Or here I am in the kitchen. But those people from the past, they don't know about any of this. They only reemebmr you as you were, and it's a great cdofcennie boost to be back in touch with these people and hear their enthusiasm about your interest in returning to work.

Open Cloze

I'll tell you what ________ with Tracy in a little bit, but I want to share with you a discovery that I made when I was returning to work after my own ______ break of 11 years out of the full-time workforce. And that is, that people's view of you is frozen in time. What I mean by this is, when you start to get in touch with people and you get back in touch with those people from the past, the people with whom you worked or went to school, they are going to remember you as you were before your career _____. And that's even if your sense of self has __________ over time, as happens with so many of us the farther removed we are from our professional identities. So for example, you might think of yourself as someone who looks like this. This is me, crazy after a day of driving around in my minivan. Or here I am in the kitchen. But those people from the past, they don't know about any of this. They only ________ you as you were, and it's a great __________ boost to be back in touch with these people and hear their enthusiasm about your interest in returning to work.

Solution

  1. diminished
  2. break
  3. remember
  4. happened
  5. career
  6. confidence

Original Text

I'll tell you what happened with Tracy in a little bit, but I want to share with you a discovery that I made when I was returning to work after my own career break of 11 years out of the full-time workforce. And that is, that people's view of you is frozen in time. What I mean by this is, when you start to get in touch with people and you get back in touch with those people from the past, the people with whom you worked or went to school, they are going to remember you as you were before your career break. And that's even if your sense of self has diminished over time, as happens with so many of us the farther removed we are from our professional identities. So for example, you might think of yourself as someone who looks like this. This is me, crazy after a day of driving around in my minivan. Or here I am in the kitchen. But those people from the past, they don't know about any of this. They only remember you as you were, and it's a great confidence boost to be back in touch with these people and hear their enthusiasm about your interest in returning to work.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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reentry internship 6
internship program 4
career breaks 3
internship programs 3
career transitioners 2
long career 2
today show 2
job search 2
technologically obsolete 2
started noticing 2
hiring decision 2
job offer 2
temp job 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
reentry internship programs 3
reentry internship program 2

Important Words

  1. bit
  2. boost
  3. break
  4. career
  5. confidence
  6. crazy
  7. day
  8. diminished
  9. discovery
  10. driving
  11. enthusiasm
  12. frozen
  13. great
  14. happened
  15. hear
  16. identities
  17. interest
  18. kitchen
  19. minivan
  20. people
  21. professional
  22. remember
  23. removed
  24. returning
  25. school
  26. sense
  27. share
  28. start
  29. time
  30. touch
  31. tracy
  32. view
  33. work
  34. worked
  35. workforce
  36. years