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Have you had more than a few job switches? A var­ied work his­tory doesn’t have to be a dis­ad­van­tage, says Jodi Glick­man, CEO and founder of Great on the Job. A self-pro­fessed “peren­nial ca­reer-switcher,” she worked ev­ery­where from the Peace Corps to ExxonMo­bil be­fore launch­ing her cor­po­rate-train­ing and lead­er­ship-de­vel­op­ment classes. “[In in­ter­views], I had to talk about what I wanted to do next and why I was the ab­so­lute right per­son to do it,” she says. “Ev­ery sin­gle con­ver­sa­tion, you’re gonna lead with your punch­line. You’re go­ing to start with your des­ti­na­tion, you’re go­ing to look for­ward: Where are you go­ing next? What are you ex­cited about? Then you go to your back­story and con­nect the dots. And the beauty of this strat­egy is that you don’t have to mem­o­rize any­thing—you don’t have to know your 30sec­ond pitch.”

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