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Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the Founder and CEO of Shine at Work®. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as Global Chief People Officer at Obviously, a VML/WPP company. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work® Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent.

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Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the Founder and CEO of Shine at Work®. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as Global Chief People Officer at Obviously, a VML/WPP company. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work® Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent.

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100 | What We Wish We Knew Earlier In Our Careers

10/16/2023
The Shine at Work Podcast has hit 100 episodes!! As a part of our 100th episode special, we are sharing all the things we wish we had known earlier in our careers. Whether there is something you’re struggling with in your career, or you just need a pick-me-up this week, there is some inspiration in this episode for everyone. Plus, we are joined throughout the episode by some of our previous guests and their own words of wisdom that you can implement in your career today! Thank you so much for being a part of the show by tuning in, and we’ll see you in season seven! Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:43:06

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99 | Land a New Job Before the New Year: 5 Steps to Kick Off Your Job Search

10/2/2023
If you’re about to start looking for a new job, this episode is for you! Karen and Dan are sharing their five steps for starting your job search so you feel clear, ready, and even excited to get started looking for your next big role. We’re confident that if you follow these steps and take decisive action, you could land a new job by the new year - keep us posted over on IG! Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:35:41

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98 | How to Level Up Your Skills While Looking for a New Job

9/18/2023
Your ability to learn new skills quickly is a great asset to employers, but what if you took it a step further and pursued learning the skills you need on your own before you apply for the job? That’s called upskilling, and it’s an amazing way to build your skillset, confidence, and industry knowledge to secure your next big role. In this episode, we’re sharing our experience with upskilling in our careers, and the spectrum of learning opportunities from webinars to certifications to online courses. Links mentioned: UdemySkillshareSome key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:27:29

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97 | When to Consider a Contractor Position in Your Job Search

8/28/2023
If you’re struggling to find a full-time role, or you’re not yet sure what you want to commit to full-time position, a contract role might be a great fit for you. In this episode, we’re sharing some of the benefits of taking on a contractor position, how to negotiate as a contractor, and key things to know about contract roles from an HR perspective. Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:25:34

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96 | How to Balance Job Hunting With Working a Full-Time Job

8/14/2023
If you’re currently in a full time role while you’re job searching, you’re in a great position! However, it can still be tough to find time to research, apply, and interview for a new job while balancing your full-time job. In this episode, we’re sharing the routines you can adopt to make time for job hunting without burning yourself out or alerting your current company to your search. Links mentioned: Listen to Episode 91: Navigating Layoffs Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:27:01

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95 | How to Identify What You Want Next In Your Career

8/7/2023
If you’re several years into your career, you might be feeling an itch to make a huge change - but where might that desire be coming from? In this episode, we’re posing some questions to you about what you feel you’re lacking in your career, what some new opportunities might look like, and what’s truly important to you in your career at this time in your life. And of course, we’ve got the actionable steps for you to take towards this change. Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:30:16

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94 | How to Land a Job at a Startup | Find the Right Startup for You, Resume and Interview Tips, Pay Structures, and More!

7/10/2023
One of the trendiest places to work is a startup, but how do you know if a startup is actually the right fit for you? In this episode, we’re covering everything you need to know about working at a startup. From the types of experience recruiters expect, to how the pay structure might differ from a traditional company, this episode is packed with the actionable tips you need to land your next job at a startup. Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:35:03

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93 | What to Do When Your Job Search Is Taking Longer Than You Thought

6/26/2023
Job searching can be a long and tedious process, and if it’s taking longer than you expected, you are probably not doing anything wrong. In this episode, we’re sharing the timelines to expect when you’re looking for a job, what to expect from a recruiter’s perspective, and what to do if you feel like your job search is never ending. Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:20:46

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92 | Using ChatGPT In Your Job Search: Where It’s Helpful, What It Can’t Do, and How AI Is Used in Recruiting and Hiring

6/19/2023
It’s impossible to avoid the prevalence of ChatGPT and Open AI programs in today’s world, especially while it’s relatively new and trendy. No matter how you feel about it, ChatGPT is a tool that - just like any other - has its pros, cons, and best practices. In this episode, we’re talking about how our clients are using it for their cover letters and resumes, where it can get you into trouble, and how recruiters and HR teams are utilizing it. Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:19:44

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91 | Navigating Layoffs: What to Do, Where to Go Next, and How to Talk About It

6/12/2023
If you’ve been laid off, or you’re worried about upcoming layoffs at your company, you are not alone. Being a part of layoffs can make us feel like we did something wrong or weren’t performing well, but that’s probably not the case at all. In this episode, Karen and Dan share their tips for bouncing back after being laid off, how to communicate it to potential employers, and what to look for in your next company to feel safe accepting an offer. Some key takeaways from this episode include: Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:26:05

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Welcome to Season Six! | Podcast Updates & What to Expect

6/8/2023
Welcome to season six of the Shine at Work Podcast! I am thrilled to bring on Dan Carr as my official co-host of the show starting this season. In season six, we’re covering everything you need to make the next big move in your career. On Shine at Work, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:04:43

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90 | New Year, New Ways To Shine At Work

1/30/2023
Welcome to the Season 5 finale! In this episode, Dan and I talk about making a plan for the new year. Whether it be how to shine your brightest at work or maybe creating a plan to find a new job this year, it’s so important to start by reflecting on the past year to figure out what went well, what you wish had gone differently, what you learned and then start to think about what you want for the new year. We also share our own reflections on the past year and what we want to accomplish in 2023. I can’t thank you all enough for joining us on this journey and can’t wait to see what 2023 brings not only our way but yours too! 🤩 In this episode, you will specifically learn … Links mentioned… 90 minute Career Spark with Dan Carr Shine At Work Career Packages More about Karen and Dan… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Dan Carr is KDW Coaching’s Recruitment Coach and co-host of the Shine at Work podcast. Over the last decade+, Dan has partnered with early stage, high growth, startups as a recruiting leader, driving strategic direction and execution of all areas of the talent lifecycle. His role was to understand and advise on the skill sets needed to achieve company goals and then identify and engage with the best talent in the industry, building world class teams. He found that success is achieved with authentic relationships that have a foundation in empathy, transparency and trust. As always, please consider subscribing, leaving a rating and review and sharing this podcast and the whole series with others. We do this podcast to help spread the word that everyone can get unstuck and find the thing that brings them joy in their careers. If our guests ca Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:34:34

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89 | Why We’re Sick Of The Term “Quiet Quitting” and “Quiet Firing”

1/23/2023
This week's episode is a little different. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on “quiet quitting” and “quiet firing”. And more recently, “quiet promoting”. Basically it comes down to assuming bad intent. Employees are realizing they may need to create some boundaries but companies are concerned they are disengaged and “quiet quitting”. Or, an individual feels like more work and taking on more responsibilities but not getting a promotion, so therefore, they feel the company may be “quietly promoting” them. On the flip side, people believe their company is sending negative signals about their role and their employment, and worry about “quiet firing”. In my opinion, in all these situations, it all comes down to communication. Here’s a thought… Let's actually start talking to each other!! In this episode I share my thoughts on these click-bait trends (and yes we know we used it in our own headlines this week). So whether you are an employee, a manager or if you are in HR, I really encourage you to listen to this episode to recognize how we might be biased in what we are experiencing. And if there is truth to the situation (you are disengaged, you are avoiding a tough conversation, you aren’t recognizing your team) then we share some tips on how to identify that and start the real conversation that needs to happen. In this episode, you will specifically learn about… As a manager… As an employee… Helpful resources… The Ladder of Inference - Mindtools.com Leadership and Self-Deception - Getting Out Of The Box - The Arbinger Institute Is It Time To Find A New Job, Are You Just Having A Bad Day Or Hitting A Ceiling? - Shine At Work Podcast episode 69, season 3 More about Karen… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker an Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:22:13

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88 | How to Take the Lead In Your Performance Review

1/16/2023
Happy New Year! For many people the new year is a time for reflection and goal setting. And for companies that often means it’s performance review time! For some people this is a stressful time, or drives up our anxiety, no matter if you are concerned about the feedback or hoping for a promotion. But don’t worry, we got you! In this week’s episode, I give you all the tips you need to be prepared for your performance review and feedback conversations. While this isn't our typical topic of searching for a job, changing careers or considering a new role, your performance review ties directly into these things. It’s a time to think about and talk to your manager where you need support, where you shine your brightest and what those next steps may be to continue to grow in your career. In this episode, you will specifically learn how to… Links mentioned… Preparing to Receive Feedback Development Plan Template As always, please consider subscribing, leaving a rating and review and sharing this podcast and the whole series with others. We do this podcast to help spread the word that everyone can get unstuck and find the thing that brings them joy in their careers. If our guests can do it, you can too! More about Karen… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:29:18

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87 | Myth Busting Cover Letters And Resumes

12/12/2022
In this week’s episode, Dan and I talk about busting through all the myths about how to write a cover letter, crafting a resume and most importantly what a recruiter or hiring manager is looking for in those documents. This is the first impression you have with a potential employer so you need to be able to convey your brand, what you are looking for in a job and not get caught up in outdated rules of the cover letter and resume. We talk about how the more you can help the recruiters connect the dots between your background and their role, the more likely they are to reach out for an interview. And as always, we have helpful tips, tricks and actionable steps! In this episode, you will specifically learn… Links mentioned… Cover Letter Format Resume Best Practices More about Karen and Dan… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Dan Carr is KDW Coaching’s Talent Partner and co-host of the Shine at Work podcast. Over the last decade+, Dan has partnered with early stage, high growth, startups as a recruiting leader, driving strategic direction and execution of all areas of the talent lifecycle. His role is to understand and advise on the skill sets needed to achieve company goals and then identify and engage with the best talent in the industry, building world class teams. He found that success is achieved with authentic relationships that have a foundation in empathy, transpar Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:37:58

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86 | How To Tell Your Career Story In An Interview

12/5/2022
In this week's episode, Dan and I talk about interviewing, whether it’s an in-person interview, exploratory call or virtual coffee, you want to put your best foot forward. We all know it’s going to begin with someone asking you the typical questions: tell me about your background, why are you interested in a career pivot, why did you leave or are leaving your current company, etc and it's important how you craft your story. Spoiler alert, it's not about going through your resume bullet by bullet, they have the resume and have read it, that's why they are talking to you. Knowing the answers to these common questions is the key to it all. And don’t worry, we have some actionable tips, tricks and advice for you to get you through an interview! In this episode, you will specifically learn how to… Links mentioned… Interview Preparation Worksheet More about Karen and Dan… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Dan Carr is KDW Coaching’s Talent Partner and co-host of the Shine at Work podcast. Over the last decade+, Dan has partnered with early stage, high growth, startups as a recruiting leader, driving strategic direction and execution of all areas of the talent lifecycle. His role was to understand and advise on the skill sets needed to achieve company goals and then identify and engage with the best talent in the industry, building world class teams. He found that success is achieved with authentic relationships that have a foundation in empathy, transparency and trust. As always, please consider subscribing, leaving a rating and review and sharing this podcast and the whole series with others. We do this podcast to help spread the word that everyone can get unstuck and find the thing that brings them joy in their careers. If our guests can do it, Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:44:23

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85 | It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know With Dan Carr

11/28/2022
In this week's episode, Dan and I talked about networking or as I like to say relationship building. How to do it in a way that's authentic to you, the benefits in your job search and beyond and how it doesn’t have to be at happy hour or swapping of business cards. We’ve talked a lot in the past episodes about networking because relationship building is one the most valuable resources you will have throughout your career. You should be leveraging and strengthening those relationships even when you aren’t looking for a new job, role or career, who knows, you may be in a position to help someone else when they are looking for a new job or someone to hire. We have some great tips, tricks and actionable steps for you! In this episode, you will specifically learn how to… Links mentioned... Linkedin Best Practices Karen’s Linkedin Dan’s Linkedin More about Karen and Dan… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Dan Carr is KDW Coaching’s Talent Partner Over the last decade+, Dan has partnered with early stage, high growth, startups as a recruiting leader, driving strategic direction and execution of all areas of the talent lifecycle. He found that success is achieved with authentic relationships that have a foundation in empathy, transparency and trust. As always, please consider subscribing, leaving a rating and review and sharing this podcast and the whole series with others. We do this podcast to help spread the word that eve Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:43:47

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84 | Translating Job Descriptions With Dan Carr

11/14/2022
In this week's episode, Dan and I talk about how to actually understand job descriptions as you do your job search. There are job descriptions that are really good at describing what the job is going to entail, the team you will work with and the company's expectations, however, since there are no real guidelines on how to write them, or they have been recycled over the years and never updated, they can be lacking key information. But that's no reason to discount the role or company! Dan and I have written many job descriptions in our years of HR and recruiting, some good, some bad, and we share with you how to decipher the what the hiring manager is looking for, key elements in the description, what questions to ask, as well as, some helpful actionable tips and tricks to help you in your search! In this episode, you will specifically learn how to… More about Karen and Dan… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Dan Carr is KDW Coaching’s Talent Partner and co-host of the Shine at Work podcast. Over the last decade+, Dan has partnered with early stage, high growth, startups as a recruiting leader, driving strategic direction and execution of all areas of the talent lifecycle. His role was to understand and advise on the skill sets needed to achieve company goals and then identify and engage with the best talent in the industry, building world class teams. He found that success is achieved with authentic relationships that have a foundation in empathy, transparency and trust. Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:43:32

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83 | Places You Haven’t Thought To Look For Jobs With Dan Carr

11/7/2022
In this week's episode, Dan is back as my co-host and talk about all the different ways to actually find different open jobs. We walk through different job boards, creative ways to find out about openings, how recruiters find your application and the cadence needed to do your job search. Dan and I share insights, advice and how-tos from our 20+ years in HR and recruiting to help you with your job search. We will also give you actionable steps to help you along the way! In this episode, you will specifically learn… Some of our favorite * job boards (outside of LinkedIn & Indeed)... Power to FlyWe Work RemotelyAngelListOttaBuiltInIdealistB-CorpThe Mom ProjectHigherEd Jobs*we do not have any association with these boards, they are just places we have posted jobs and know other companies use to post their open roles! More about Karen and Dan… I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and pub Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:31:16

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82 | How Do I Know If A Company Is Right For Me?

10/23/2022
When working with clients, often they are trying to figure out how to decide on good companies to consider, especially in today's market. And it’s a fair question considering what we have gone through in the past few years. People want to know how they can make sure they are moving to a company that reflects their values, is stable, has a strong leadership team, and where the company is going. In this podcast, we are going to identify questions you should be asking yourself as well as the companies you are thinking about moving to. And as always, you will walk away with some actionable steps when considering if a company is right for you! In this episode, you will specifically learn how to identify… Links mentioned… Career Investigation Worksheet I’m Karen Weeks, the CEO & Chief Shine Officer (aka transformation coach) at KDW Coaching, the host of the Shine at Work podcast, award winning culture leader (currently leading the People team at Ordergroove), a speaker and published author. My purpose is to help career-oriented humans get unstuck so they can shine bright in business and in life. And I know how that feels, I navigated a career from theatre & the arts to HR (with lots of twists and turns there) to expanding my career into coaching as well. I am a recent Charlotte transplant where I live with my husband and furry babies. Connect with Me! WebsiteInstagramLinkedInYouTubeTwitter As always, please consider subscribing, leaving a rating and review an Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role. Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove. Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent. Connect with Us! WebsiteInstagramKaren Weeks on LinkedInDan Carr on LinkedIn

Duration:00:23:26