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Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast by SHRM and SHRM Foundation to inspire students and emerging professionals as they pursue their careers. Tune in to hear from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape.

Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast by SHRM and SHRM Foundation to inspire students and emerging professionals as they pursue their careers. Tune in to hear from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape.

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United States

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Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast by SHRM and SHRM Foundation to inspire students and emerging professionals as they pursue their careers. Tune in to hear from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Power of Personal Branding with Chris Kenny - Part 1 of 2

3/5/2021
In today’s fast-paced, technological society, your personal brand could be the difference between getting the job and earning a promotion or missing an important opportunity. In this two episode series on the power of personal branding at work, co-hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed are joined by SHRM Director of Brand Communication, Chris Kenny. They explore how personal branding impacts success in the workplace and you'll hear Chris provide guidance on how to effectively differentiate...

Duration:00:25:35

The Power of Personal Branding with Chris Kenny - Part 2 of 2

3/5/2021
In Part 2 of this two episode series on the power of personal branding at work, co-hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed continue their conversation with SHRM Director of Brand Communication, Chris Kenny on how developing your personal brand can help you advance in your career. EARN SHRM RECERTIFICATION PDCs FOR LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE This episode is Part 2 of a two-part series on the power of personal branding at work, and listening to both episodes qualifies for 1 PDC toward SHRM...

Duration:00:21:08

Comfortably Talking About Race in the Workplace with Dr. Marquis Barnett

2/11/2021
Season 3 SHRM's Career Compass podcast opens with a dynamic episode discussing the impact of race in the workplace and how HR leaders can develop inclusive workspaces. Cohosts Dr. Vernon Williams and Kristy Parola are joined by HR Director for the City of Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Marquis Barnett. During this episode, Dr. Barnett provides personal experiences and tips for successfully navigating difficult conversations about race and much more. Subscribe to All Things Work on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:30:06

What I’d Do Differently with the Career Compass Co-Hosts

12/3/2020
Our Season 2 Finale brings the hosts, Kevin Abbed, Kristy Parola, Vernon Williams and Erica Young, back together to recap their favorite moments from Season 2 and discuss what lessons they've come away with for their career. Moderated by special guest and SHRM Manager of Emerging Professional Engagement, Christopher Lopez, listen in as dynamic hosts open up about themselves and share words of encouragement and lessons learned from their life and professional experiences. Subscribe to Career...

Duration:00:42:33

Tackling Mental Health and Stress Management with Marjorie Morrison

11/12/2020
From 2019 to 2020, reports of symptoms of anxiety have tripled from 8.1% to 25.5%, and as of June 2020, 75% of individuals between the ages 18 to 24 year have reported at least one adverse mental health symptom. During these times when people are concerned with personal health, employment stability and connection to others, it's imperative that we address and manage the stress in our lives. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Erica Young interview Marjorie Morrison, President and...

Duration:00:36:25

The Path From Incarceration to Career Success with Robert Bennett

10/29/2020
1 in 3 adults have a criminal record and HR professionals play an essential role to ensure the formerly incarcerated have access to quality employment opportunities. One of the keys to reducing recidivism and improving public safety is finding employment for those who were formerly incarcerated. In this episode, co-host Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola interview SHRM Business Operations Specialist, Robert Bennett, who describes his compelling story of overcoming his criminal past, reintegrating...

Duration:00:27:14

Climbing the Career Ladder with Certifications and Credentials featuring Nancy Woolever

10/15/2020
Building your personal brand by earning certifications and credentials demonstrates to employers that you’re investing in your career development and personal growth. Certifications and credentials not only set employees apart in the workforce, but often yield higher incomes compared to those who have not achieved such milestones. In this episode, Career Compass co-hosts Erica Young and Kristy Parola speak with Nancy Woolever, SHRM Vice President of Certification Operations, about the...

Duration:00:34:57

Mentorship Matters with Daniel Horgan

10/1/2020
Mentors play a pivotal role in developing the next generation of leaders. Mentors help identify job opportunities, help make career connections and offer professional advice. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Kevin Abbed are joined by Daniel Horgan, CEO of CoLabL to discuss the important role mentors play in career success. This episode covers the critical components of mentorship, including advice on finding a mentor, sustaining mentor relationship, as well as discussion of how...

Duration:00:31:19

Career Advice for a COVID-19 World with Career Coach Eric Knott

9/17/2020
As an HR professional, the importance of your professional network can't be overstated, and during a pandemic, you may need those connections more than ever to land your next internship or job. In this episode, join co-hosts, Erica Young and Kevin Abbed for a conversation with career coach and HR professional Eric Knott for a deep dive on career positioning strategies that produce results, even during a plague year. Learn about everything from effectively discussing your work experiences to...

Duration:00:38:02

Your Voice Matters: The Importance of Voting with Sean McIntosh and Andrew Aragon

9/3/2020
Voting is a great privilege and if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Elections matter and affect HR professionals and Americans across the country. It is important for each one of us to share our voice. In this episode, join Career Compass co-hosts Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola, as well as two members of SHRM’s Government Affairs team, Sean McIntosh and Andrew Aragon. Both Sean and Andrew have substantial experience working on Capitol Hill, which they harness to discuss the...

Duration:00:27:56

Spotlighting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Special Guest Camille Chang Gilmore

8/20/2020
Now, more than ever, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are playing a pivotal role in today’s society and we all have a responsibility in driving the narrative. To be successful in your career or at school, it's critical that you not only understand, but value diversity, equity and inclusion. In this episode of Career Compass, we dig deeper into the complexities of DEI in the workplace. Our hosts, Vernon Williams and Erica Young are joined by two special guests: Camille Chang Gilmore is...

Duration:00:31:16

Future Leaders Moving Together Forward @ Work

8/6/2020
Career Compass returns for Season 2 and we’re taking an even deeper dive into all things careers and workplaces! During this season, you’ll learn from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape. In our first episode, our hosts will share about SHRM’s important and critical call to action,Together Forward @ Work, SHRM's new initiative focusing on eliminating racism in the workplace. Hear...

Duration:00:35:22

Schyler Houck on Professional Development

5/31/2020
Whether you’ve got a job or are looking for a job, there are going to be ways for you to develop professionally. In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, cohosts Kevin Abbed and Misha Adams talk with Schyler Houck about the sorts of action steps you can take to move yourself forward in your career path. Schyler, the Director of HR at the Saratoga Casino Hotel, describes the importance of aligning professional development with your interests and allowing those to guide your journey and...

Duration:00:23:31

Kayla Despres on the Multi-Generational Workforce

5/17/2020
It’s increasingly common for workplaces to be comprised of employees from varying age brackets, and effectiveness at your workplace is directly tied to how well you work with others. In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, cohosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed speak with Kayla Despres on the topic of successfully working alongside coworkers of different generations. Kayla is the head of HR for Bilfinger Westcon, an industrial construction company based in Bismarck, North Dakota. You’ll hear...

Duration:00:22:27

Time Management with Jazzmine Woodard

5/3/2020
In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, host Kevin Abbed discuss time management, its importance in your professional life and how to do it well. He’s joined by guest Jazzmine Woodard. Jazzmine manages a number of employee resource groups focused on diversity and inclusion for the energy provider Embridge. She’s also got high standards for time management, noting that “You have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce…so I look at time management as trying to be more like Beyonce.” Listen to...

Duration:00:22:07

Mentorship with Alexander Pullen

4/12/2020
Okay, so let’s say you got the job (or internship). It doesn’t stop there: Once you’re in, it’s important to identify and establish a rep with those who can help you develop into the professional you aspire to become. So what are we talking about? Mentors and mentorship. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Kevin Abbed and Misha Adams speak with the George Washington University’s interim HR director Alexander Pullen, who’s all about mentorship and just who you want to hear speak on the...

Duration:00:15:34

Internships with Crystal Granger

3/29/2020
Internships are a great source of real-world experience and can help indicate to employers that you’re definitely ready for primetime. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed talk all things internships with guest Crystal Granger. Crystal is a human resource benefit specialist with real-estate company Harsch Investment. She also happens to have LOTS of insight on topics such as how and when to look for internships, being strategic at career fairs to help you land...

Duration:00:21:57

Resumes and LinkedIn with Andrew Marcotte

3/9/2020
In this first episode of SHRM's Career Compass, co-hosts Kevin Abbed and Misha Adams are starting from scratch and talking about the assets you need working for you in the search for a new job: A resume and LinkedIn presence. They're joined by Andrew Marcotte, a senior HR associate at Blain's Farm and Fleet, a Midwest retailer with 42 stores. Andrew has reviewed thousands upon thousands of resumes since the first HR position, so you can bet he's got something to say about how to make them...

Duration:00:15:37

Introducing Career Compass from SHRM

2/3/2020
Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Navigating the professional world for the first time can be difficult, but hosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed have got you covered: In each episode, they bring you conversations they've recorded with HR professionals on a number of career-oriented that are applicable to every stage of your career. Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you...

Duration:00:00:36