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Kick Ass in Life is a weekly podcast for those who are just getting started in their career get hired fast, be smart with money and be happier and healthier. Hosted by Laura Eshelman, this podcast seeks to help you stand apart in a sea of sameness and get noticed. Through episodes with focused, quick tips as well as interviews with real people, we highlight stories of success, failure and everything in between. Think of it as an informational interview each week where you don’t have to leave your couch. So go out there and Kick Ass in LIFE. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

Kick Ass in Life is a weekly podcast for those who are just getting started in their career get hired fast, be smart with money and be happier and healthier. Hosted by Laura Eshelman, this podcast seeks to help you stand apart in a sea of sameness and get noticed. Through episodes with focused, quick tips as well as interviews with real people, we highlight stories of success, failure and everything in between. Think of it as an informational interview each week where you don’t have to leave your couch. So go out there and Kick Ass in LIFE. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support
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Kick Ass in Life is a weekly podcast for those who are just getting started in their career get hired fast, be smart with money and be happier and healthier. Hosted by Laura Eshelman, this podcast seeks to help you stand apart in a sea of sameness and get noticed. Through episodes with focused, quick tips as well as interviews with real people, we highlight stories of success, failure and everything in between. Think of it as an informational interview each week where you don’t have to leave your couch. So go out there and Kick Ass in LIFE. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

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English

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Episodes

Ep 42: How to Land a job in Television and Stand Apart

1/20/2019
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Mark Scholnick dreamed of working in television. He was basically a human TV guide growing up. So he thought, someone works in television, why not me? He got his start as an assistant at NBC and worked his way up for the past 15 years through different roles at Bravo, E! and Viacom and now does media consultancy work. Mark has expert advice about what to do to to stand out during your first job, how to create authentic connections through networking and how you create your brand where you...

Duration:00:35:56

Ep 41: Be Open to Opportunity with Fairygodboss' Mary Pharris

1/13/2019
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Mary Pharris is the Director of Business development at Fairygodboss, which is a website and career community for women. It provides career connections, jobs, advice and more. Mary started her career in campaign fundraising and worked for Barack Obama in 2012, and then she eventually made the switch to working for a startup. Her job path has not been linear and Mary shares the importance of being open as possible to what paths your career could take. We also talk about the importance...

Duration:00:28:36

Ep 40: How to Make Plans for the New Year that Work

1/6/2019
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Resolutions are out - plans are in. In this episode, we do a deep dive to how to make goals for the new year. I’ve taken some quick tips from the experts in habits and happiness including Gretchen Rubin with her Happier Podcast, Chris Gillibrou with Side Hustle School, and the Secrets of the Most Productive People Podcast with Charles Duhigg. I also dive into the SMART framework for making goals that work. It’s time to start making plans for this year for the things you want to achieve in...

Duration:00:13:51

Ep 39: Looking Back on This Year's Kick-Ass Guests

12/22/2018
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Good work everyone! We got through the year. And what a year it was. I hope it was great for you. But if not, the new year offers a chance for a fresh start. The past year has been a year full of helpful insights for how to stand apart, get noticed, negotiate your worth, find your passion and make your mark. In this episode, I look back upon some of my kick-ass guests from 2018 with some of my favorite tidbits of advice. If you like what you hear, dive into each episode for more from how...

Duration:00:20:31

Ep 38: How to Find a Career Path that Makes You Feel Bright

12/16/2018
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CoolWorks is simply, cool. It’s a job search site where you can find temporary work in some of the country’s most beautiful places. Kelcy Fowler found a seasonal job at the Grand Teton National Park to feed her desire to get out and be productive, and it changed the course of her life. Starting as a desk agent she moved on gain year-round experience in HR. Then CoolWorks offered her a dream job. She now is a jack of all trades at CoolWorks and is super passionate about helping others find...

Duration:00:32:23

Ep 37: How to Turn A Passion Into A Career

12/9/2018
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Job paths are not linear. There is no straight road to any career. Ron Bosch’s career had a bumpy start and it was super hard for him to feel motivated getting through school. When Ron finally graduated, he started to feel hopeless he’d never find a full-time job in his area of study. Just when Ron felt like giving up, he answered a random Craiglist ad that kickstarted him on his career path. He now works as a producer at Music Choice making videos with Latin artists. Ron has a lot to...

Duration:00:18:19

Ep 36: How to Land a Job in NYC

12/2/2018
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Amanda Thomas Whitfield’s dream was to work in New York. She wanted to move to NYC and her boss in Philly said, just go do it. So she did. After landing a job through the power of connections, she now works as a manager of ad sales at Music Choice. Amanda shares how to be patient, how to pivot when necessary and the importance of career sponsors. Email me at: kickassinyourlife@gmail.com Learn more about the podcast at: www.kickassin.life Theme song by Qusic. Become a supporter of this...

Duration:00:26:22

Ep 35: How to Hustle, Take Risks and Get Started

11/25/2018
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Margaret (“Peggy”) Kim is an award-winning journalist and media powerhouse. She began her career years ago as an overnight news desk assistant. At first, it was a challenge to feel like the small tasks working the graveyard shift would lead her to become a journalist. However, Peggy's dad gave her advice to lay her foundation brick by brick. She then changed her attitude, and started putting in the effort for the small tasks to be entrusted with the larger tasks. And she kept moving up by...

Duration:00:37:58

Ep 34: How to Make Money Moves

11/18/2018
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Lori Kaufman is an entertainment and pop culture aficionado who has turned her passion into her career. She now works in affiliate and partnership marketing at Music Choice. She has a lot to share about how to stand apart, how to rise through the ranks and how to ask for the money you deserve. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

Duration:00:29:33

Ep 33: How To Succeed in Your Internship

11/10/2018
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Jen Mackin has a super cool job helping prepare college students for internships abroad. She knows what hiring managers are looking for and what makes a successful intern. We chat about what you can do to set yourself apart through creating a unique story, learning real-world experience and managing the discomfort and nuance of working abroad. From writing a killer cover letter submitting a resume that gets noticed, every detail is important to land an internship. Once you do, it's up to...

Duration:00:22:44

Ep 32: How to Set Goals That Work

11/4/2018
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Kim Mills sets goals and she wants you to as well. She’s created a framework to get to the WHY of the goal so you actually achieve it. By drilling down to the desired outcome of what you really want to achieve, it will help you distill the why. Great advice for anyone just getting started undertaking a goal of any size. Creating that starting point for setting goals will help you move forward. So go kick ass and set some goals! Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:26:49

Ep 31: How to Make Meaningful Connections

10/13/2018
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Jen Louie is the Founder and CEO of Kinvite, socially conscious events and ticketing platform. She first got her start as an admin assistant at Google where she was eager to learn as much as possible and make her manager’s life easier. She did this by being detail-oriented, constantly following up and being authentic. She quickly rose through the ranks and now runs her own business based on the power of a sincere invite. Jen talks about how to make meaningful connections, how to stand...

Duration:00:25:50

Ep 30: How to Deal With Failure and How to Stand Apart with Vanessa Tencati

10/7/2018
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Vanessa Tencati kicked ass in her first internship and made it known she wanted a job after graduation. Sure enough, that dedication, follow-through and communication paid off. Vanessa hasn’t stopped in her career, always taking opportunities to put herself out there, even as a self-described introvert. Vanessa shares the lessons she’s learned in her first years of her career including dealing with failure, how to stand apart and how to take care of yourself when you’re not working. Become...

Duration:00:19:48

Ep 29: How to Turn An Internship into a Job with Kari Ickert

9/30/2018
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Kari Ickert's boss told her that what made her unique is that she was innately curious during an internship. That curiosity helped her kick ass in that internship & they offered her a full-time job. Kari just kept impressing her managers and kept getting promoted. Her story helps to show how to stand apart in an internship to get hired fast. Getting a job after an internship is never a given. It's RARE! It's vital to take every opportunity to impress the hell out of your managers and show...

Duration:00:20:19

Ep 28: How to Take A Vacation

9/16/2018
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Too many of us don't take those vaycay days that are due to us - and why? It could be because we're worried about leaving the office and spending time away. Take those vacation days! They are owed to you. In this episode, we talk about how you can leave everything organized while you're out so you can relax while on your vaycay. Set that out of office and just enjoy your time off. You'll come back refreshed, recharged and reinspired. Theme song by Qusic Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:10:54

Ep 27: The Biggest Reason You're Not Hearing Back

9/9/2018
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If you're looking for a new job, are you getting past the black hole of applications? All applications go there but few get plucked from there and get noticed. If you're not hearing back, you're probably doing this ONE thing wrong. Here's how to fix it so you get noticed and get hired fast. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

Duration:00:10:07

Ep 26: September is the New January - Let's Set Some Goals

9/3/2018
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You check your calendar. January is four months away. September is just another month. You’re done with school, so why should you think about September as a transition time? Why not? Why should we wait until January to check in on our past goals and make new ones? January is still months away. In those months we can accomplish a lot. September is a great time to check in with our goals and see how far we’ve come and how much we have to to do. Let's set some goals in the area of personal,...

Duration:00:14:12

Ep 25: Why Surrounding Yourself with Good Friends Matters

8/27/2018
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You are the average of your five closest friends. Are they good? Who you surround yourself with on a daily basis matters for your health, happiness and future success. In this episode, we look at examples from different books such as You are a Badass by Jen Sincero and Choose Yourself by James Altucher. Why having a good, supportive friend group matters. For more visit: http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/which-friends-should-i-hold-onto/ Theme song by Qusic. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:08:35

Ep 24: How to Master a First Round Interview

8/19/2018
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If you don't kick ass in the first round interview, you won't get any further in the interview process. In this ep, we cover how to master that first round interview, what to avoid and how you can stand apart. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

Duration:00:12:06

Ep 23: Avoid these Mistakes When Applying for a Job

8/10/2018
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I just went through 200 resumes to search for one intern. I saw a lot of mistakes! I share the insider tips from the eyes of the hiring manager in how they approach your application and what you can avoid so you stand apart and get hired FAST. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

Duration:00:10:07