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Seasoned HR and recruiting consultants Liz and Kat help you navigate your career and get through your work day. Go beyond the employee manual for some real job talk!

Seasoned HR and recruiting consultants Liz and Kat help you navigate your career and get through your work day. Go beyond the employee manual for some real job talk!
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Seasoned HR and recruiting consultants Liz and Kat help you navigate your career and get through your work day. Go beyond the employee manual for some real job talk!








Episode 11: Negotiating Your Offer

Do you talk about compensation in the job talk process? Quick answer- YES! Don't game the process- be clear on what you want. Holding back information puts you at a disadvantage with your offer- it will end up with low results until they know what you expect. Answer the question with what you WANT to make- what it will take for you to sign on the bottom line. How do you find out what you're worth? Ask ex-colleagues, do research online....and look at the whole package and the whole package...


Episode 10: Surviving a layoff

Our goal with this episode is to help you prepare for a layoff, to know what to look for before it happens, to be ready for it, to leave your current role gracefully, and how to go about a post-layoff search. Before the layoff: Follow your company news, and look for signs the company, or your group, isn't doing well. Listen for indicators like, "We're phasing out your product", or know if there is a scandal. Update your resume, start networking, think about what your "must have" list will...


Episode 9: Guest: Chris Gaither - Burnout Advice Around Reinventing Yourself

Liz and Kat introduce Chris (who Liz has known forever!). We talk about human sustainability and reflection on staying healthy within the work that you do. We discuss feeling stuck and working past it. Advice around listening to that "wise voice inside yourself". Our brains and bodies have a lot of wisdom in them, and we need to listen. We talk about burnout, signs on burnout and how to listen to what's happening from our physical, emotional and happiness perspectives, and how to take care...


Episode 8: Help! I Don't Know How To Ask For a Raise!

Liz and Kat answer a listener question around how to ask for a raise. We talk about the best ways to approach the topic, how to read the situation before you ask, and ultimately how to be successful in getting yourself paid more for your job.


Episode 7: Asking friends for professional advice: what's appropriate?

Have you been wondering if you've been taking too much of your friends' time asking questions in their area of expertise? Join Kat and Liz and their guests John Troyer and Dr. Michelle Natinsky as we talk about how to be friends with people with expertise in areas of our lives without overstepping. A marketer, a shrink and 2 career coaches walk into a podcast.....what happens? You get practical advice about how to work with your friends without making it awkward and overstepping boundaries....


Episode 6: Ever worked with a real a-hole?

Today Liz and Kat giggle and swear as we discuss a bunch of aspects of working with tough characters who “never do anything wrong”. Listen in for tips on how to sniff out assholes in the interview process, how to succeed on a team with them, how to coach them, and how to manage them. After you listen, you should be able to navigate your relationships with assholes in the workplace with ease, grace and without losing your cool.


Episode 5: Even after the interview, you're still not done

You aced the interview, but you don't have the new job until you accept the offer! Liz and Kat cover how you navigate in the period after the interview. After the interview, should you send thank you notes? Would a thank-you gift make you stand out? When can you check back if you haven't heard anything? What do you do if you realize you totally screwed up an answer? What's the number one thing you should do while you're waiting to hear back from your dream job? When do you give up? Do people...


Episode 4: How do they find you? Secrets of the Sourcers with Angie Verros

This week, Kat and Liz sit down with our very first guest- super sourcer and recruiter Angie Verros, owner of Vaia Talent and host of the recruiting conference Talent 42. Angie breaks down the difference between sourcing and recruiting, helps us figure out HOW that person got your name and contact information, and teaches us the different ways recruiters and sourcers work together. Join us to uncover more secrets behind the recruiting process, and learn how to make yourself more findable by...


Episode 3: You Got the Interview...Now What?

In this episode of Real Job Talk, Liz and Kat talk about how to prepare for a job interview. What do you do to get ready to go in and meet with a hiring manager, recruiter or team? Should you ask questions? Should you have examples ready? How do you study before the interview? What do hiring managers want to hear from you? How do you talk about your accomplishments without bragging? What are red flags you want to avoid? After you listen to Episode 3, you will have the tools to nail your next...


Episode 2: Starting your new job search

In this episode, Kat and Liz talk about finding a new job. So you're looking for a new job, right? First of all, are you sure you want to jump? There may be advantages to staying. Next, do you know what you're really looking for in a job? It's a good time to take a good look in the mirror and talk to your informal board of advisors. What kinds of patterns do you have in your job history: Which jobs did you like? How did they play to your strengths? How did you find them? What is your life...


Episode 1: Careers, jobs, and recruiters -- what's this podcast all about?

Meet the hosts! Guest MC John Mark Troyer interviews the two hosts of the podcast, Liz Bronson and Kathleen Nelson Troyer, about their backgrounds and what this podcast is all about - jobs, careers, and what doesn't get said at the water cooler. They talk about their backgrounds, including stints in-house and indepdent recruiters, HR professionals, career coaches, and entrepreneurs). John then leads our intrepid hosts on a lightning round of questions he has about getting a job and working...