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Does Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Your Career Anymore?

Thanks for joining us for the last show of the season. The next show will be on January 19, 2018. I want you to stick around for this show. Janine Truitt and Chris Fields are back to discuss Janine’s recent article, “I Used To Love D&I: Why I’ve Fallen Out of Love With Diversity and [...]

Duration: 00:47:45 as Your Go To Nonprofit Job Board

You’ve heard me say before small organizations should be on your list of target companies to research and get hired. One of the premiere nonprofit job boards to use is and get job advice from Join in on the conversation Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the [...]

Duration: 00:09:40

How Students, Grads, and Young Careerists Can Mitigate Bias

Thanks so much for your interest in this episode. Bias has different faces, sizes, complexities, and issues, and it’s hard to talk about them in one episode. Sheila Caldwell, Ed. D. is the Advisor to the President on Diversity at the University of North Georgia. She is the eyes and ears for the University on all [...]

Duration: 00:56:30

Job Interviewing Best Practices (PODCAST)

Melissa Cooley, of, is a Certified Resume Writer, Interview Coach, Career Consultant, Blogger, and a contributor to the career book, Nourish Your Career. Her blog, The Job Quest, equips job seekers with tools needed for a successful job search and job interview. Melissa is also a friend and this recorded conversation is the [...]

Duration: 00:52:52

Parental Leave and How It Will Impact Your Career

Parental Leave and its nuances may change and possibly alter your career in some way. Who knows, maybe parental leave benefits will wane? We can’t say until we know for sure the stance our government will take. My return guest, Scott Behson parses some of what we know to date, and how parental leave is [...]

Duration: 00:23:17

Defensive Googling and The Obsolete 40-Hour Work Week

Still conflicted with building your brand online. Have you tried defensive googling, yet? Concerned the data or the lack of data about you on Google it’s vital to your job search? Did you know the 40-hour work week is obsolete? We address all three of these questions in today’s episode. We have two segments today [...]

Duration: 00:55:16

How Good Writing Skills Can Build Your Brand with the Grammar Goddess

Employers want employees and new hires to good writing skills. If you find writing a challenge, this is a good show for you. Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess is back to revisit the value of good business writing. I also mention it’s National Punctuation Day and what better way and reason to celebrate it. How important is [...]

Duration: 00:28:02

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

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

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