Kim Beauvais

Promoted in May, Beauvais quickly adapted to her new position. Her recent challenges included developing FOX Sports’ pandemic response, instituting COVID-19 protocols to keep employees safe, and reconfiguring how and where people work. She even helped get sports productions back on the air as quickly as possible. An HR pro, Beauvais has tips for re-entering the workforce: “Brush up on your technical skills and practice your soft skills….Be vocal about your transferable skills. Network. Even though you may not have been in a formal office setting, you have a network of people that want to see you succeed. Use them, ask for advice and referrals. Practice your elevator pitch. Be concise, persuasive, and direct.”

Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
Re-entering the workforce can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking, but a few quick things to remember will make it seem manageable. 1) Brush up on your technical skills and practice your soft skills. Many places will provide you training if you are coachable, professional, sincere and show ambition. Be vocal about your transferable skills. 2) Network. Even though you may not have been in a formal office setting, you have a network of people that want to see you succeed. Use them, ask for advice and referrals. 3) Practice your elevator pitch. Be concise, persuasive, and direct.

What one female empowerment book do you think every woman should read?
“Becoming,” by Michelle Obama. It is a perfect inspirational account of defying expectations.

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