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The Yin and Yang of a Convincing Job Interviews with Thea Kelley

Welcome back to the fall edition of the podcast. Thank you for joining us as we’ll have about eight episodes to deliver this fall plus a few bonus episodes. My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview, called “Excellent” in a Forbes article. I love we discuss [...]

Duration: 00:17:28

Is a Portfolio Career a Good Choice for You with Mac Pritchard

Perhaps by the end of this show, you’ll consider creating a portfolio career. Welcome back to the last show of the Summer season, and boy is this an informative one! Listen to this great show with Mac Pritchard, founder of Mac’s List (Careers) and President of Prichard Communications (Public Relations firm). Mac recently published a [...]

Duration: 00:36:02

Are We Biased? Kristen Pressner Says Yes She Is

Today, I am sharing with my conversation with Kristen Pressner. This show is a slight departure from straight job search advice and this show may not apply directly to your job search. You’ll glean a few things, but this is to self-examine and become more self-aware of your own biases. I hope you’ll consider looking [...]

Duration: 00:28:54

How Does Unconscious Bias Affect Older Job Seekers at Work or the Job Search?

This week’s episode is a republishing of an interview done by Marc Miller, host of the Repurposing Your Career podcast, and the mega huge The basis of our discussion was the article I wrote for Career Pivot, “8 Ways Older Job Seekers Invite Age Unconscious Bias on Social Media.” As always, you can share [...]

Duration: 00:31:49

How to Build CareerKred with Ryan Rhoten

Glad to have my friend Ryan Rhoten back on the show to discuss his first book, CareerKred: 4 Simple Steps to Build Your Digital Brand & Boos Credibility In Your Career. We discuss in depth the importance of brand building in 2017 and how critical it is to establish credibility online. Do you think [...]

Duration: 00:24:15

How Will You Stand Out at Your Next Job Fair? Use a Handbill

Everyone usually has one goal attending a networking event or a job fair: To meet the right person to get the next step. So, use a handbill! In this episode, I discuss with Jessica Dillard, the founder of Dillard and Associates an old school solution to a current problem. Yes, business cards are a must [...]

Duration: 00:17:17

How Volunteering Adds Value to Your Job Search

Welcome back to the podcast! I hope your last three weeks were as enjoyable as mine. I also continued volunteering for the “Aim to Work” Job Lab. For this show, I wanted to share a podcast interview as a guest on “Find Your Dream Job” podcast hosted by Mac Pritchard! It’s one of the most popular [...]

Duration: 00:18:47

Earlier Work and Life Planning With Your Career in Mind

Let’s face it, the lines between work and life continue to mesh. Many professionals are trying to separate the two with 24-hour access to work product. According to Scott Behson, even executives are upfront about their need for work-life balance. In this episode, we discuss his article, A Lesson for Future Working Parents. If you [...]

Duration: 00:18:04

Critical Thinking Strategies to Impress Employers with Jeff Kavanaugh

Graduates undervalue communication and critical thinking. Employers want more of it. My guest today, Jeff Kavanaugh, explains how graduates can prepare for the job market. Jeff addresses much of this in his new book, Consultant 2.0. If you want to know more about his book you can go to his website. How are you preparing [...]

Duration: 00:36:40

The Beyonce Syndrome, Career Aspirations, and Unconscious Bias

The Beyonce Syndrome. Our definition of the show is about the career woman who has it all and does it all. Many feel it’s not enough to achieve the recognition for women to gain the same opportunities as men. Janine Truitt and Chris Fields are back on the show to discuss why it affects people of [...]

Duration: 00:49:30

More Reasons Career Success Can Come Through Blogging

Job seekers should consider blogging as a way to increase your career success and choices. In the process, it will increase your career chances. I bought back my longtime friend Keith Townsend to talk about his journey. Do you think blogging will increase your career success: Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text [...]

Duration: 00:29:09

Repurpose Your Career for the 2nd Half of Life

Marc Miller is back on the show again to talk about his new book, “Repurpose Your Career: For the 2nd Half of Life.” He shares stories from his clients and helping them to align their interests and careers. Have you decided to make a career pivot in your career? Are you in your 2nd half of [...]

Duration: 00:53:36

The Existence of the Pay Gap and We Love Equal Pay Day

We are recording this episode on April 3, 2017. This is a day before the “Don’t Call it a Pay Gap” Facebook Live hosted by PayScale. I wanted to support this event because it’s discussion about the issues faced daily by women. Cassidy Rush is a Campaign Marketing Manager for Payscale and my friend. We are [...]

Duration: 00:12:56

Mastering the Job Interview Process with Lavie Margolin

Lavie Margolin is back on the show to talk about his latest book Mastering the Job Interview. He is the author of several books about Negotiating Salary to Job Interviews. What have your interviewing experiences been like recently? I would love to hear from you in one of three ways: Call and leave a voicemail at [...]

Duration: 00:24:05

When Your Job Search is in “Code Blue” You…

Going into vacation mode, I wanted to offer some job search advice in what you can do in a pinch. Employers seem to ignore you lately. No call backs from employers, network contacts, or even seeing leads from anywhere. Your job search is in “code blue.” “Code blue” is a term used in hospitals when [...]

Duration: 00:22:11

B.S. Incorporated Will Make You Serious About Your Job Search and Career

Finally, I read a job search and career book with the mission to entertain while making serious points. Much of what NOT to do in your job search and workplace is in the book, B.S. Incorporated. The authors, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss mix parody and non-fiction to bring us chaos.I would love to know some [...]

Duration: 00:20:36

Negotiation in Your Workplace, Job Search, and Everywhere Else

Negotiation is a must have this skill for your job search, workplace, and life. As we dive deeper into the gig economy, each job seeker will accept several roles. Our roles as contractors and entrepreneurs, we must embrace our roles as negotiators. We will need to remain in negotiating mode for the longevity of our careers. [...]

Duration: 00:53:25

What to Do When Your Job Search Efforts Don’t Work

Today’s job search requires you to keep both hands on the wheel. Any passive approach to finding opportunities fail. It doesn’t work. You must remain engaged throughout your career or face significant challenges shifting gears. My friend, Hannah Morgan, is back to talk what is not working in your job search. We discuss her article [...]

Duration: 00:42:01

3 Ways to Manage Your Fluctuating Emotions During Your Job Search

Try different strategies to achieve different job search results. The same old strategies yield the same results. Most job seekers would rather do what is easy than what is challenging. It’s easier to applying to 100 job board announcements in a month. It’s harder to have 15-20 meaningful person-to-person conversations in a month’s time. I would love to [...]

Duration: 00:20:08

Facing Unconscious Bias in Your Career and Life

Understanding unconscious bias is important for employers and job candidates. It’s also critical for respectful conversations in the workplace. For a long time, I have wanted Tony Chatman to come on my show. We have talked about many ideas. Unconscious Bias is a topic both of us are passionate about made it easy to start [...]

Duration: 01:33:37

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