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14 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
How to Define Your Job Search and Why it Matters!
When starting a job search many people often rush right into going on Indeed or LinkedIn and searching for positions before they are ready. It’s important to take some time to define your job search and get clear on what it is that you want for your next career so that you can create a job search plan around your criteria. There are four main criteria that you will want to solidify before beginning your job search: LocationIndustriesJob TitlesPotential EmployersLocation: Are you open to relocating or do you want to stay in your current city? Are you looking for remote positions? Knowing your location perimeters are crucial before you begin your job search. Industries: Oftentimes we are applying to several industries in our job search. It’s important to know what industries you are interested in so that you can describe this to people within your network and you know what you are looking for during your searchJob titles: What are the actual jobs that you will be applying for? You need to have a clear description of the types of jobs you are looking for to help allow your network to connect you with people and opportunities that fit the positions you mentioned to them. Potential Employers: If you have employers that you already know you are interested in working for, write them down. This will allow you to build a specific job search strategy centered around connecting with people that work for this organization. If you can talk about each of these four areas of your job search clearly and articulately it means that you are ready to begin your job search!
14 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Do you have a job, a career or a calling? Find out on today's episode!
Before you can create your career, you have to know if it's really a career that you want. There are three types of jobs that you can have. You can either have a job, a career or a calling. Today we will discuss each of the three and help you figure out which you have. Definitions: Job - Something you do as a way to make money. You probably don't plan to do it long-term and aren't really looking to grow within the career here. Its main focus is to provide an income for you. Career: A career is a long-term focus. Rather than just working for money you are also working because you can see potential in growing within this career or industry. It's something that you want to progress in and possibly work at the company long term. Calling: A calling is when you feel that your career is intertwined into your life. When you have a calling it's hard not to think about your career because it is something that you care about so deeply that you can't imagine not doing it. ---The important thing that I want to discuss here is that none of these three options is the "right" option. Some people value their life outside of work for more than their work itself and their job is just something to pay the bills. That's okay! It's just important that you know this so that you can find a job that allows you to live the life that you desire outside of work. If you know you want to grow in your career whether that is for financial goals or to help make an impact within the organization that's awesome. We can work to find a career path that allows you to utilize your passions and skill set to grow. If you know that your career is meant to make a true impact and that it has to be aligned with your core values we can also work to help you find your calling!All of these options are perfectly good options, it just depends on the individual. You may already have an idea of which category you fall in. I was 99% sure of mine right away. If you are curious to learn more about this I highly recommend visiting Ambition In Motion's website. They have designed a quick 3-5 minute assessment that helps you understand which of these three categories you fall in. Next week we will discuss defining your job search and why that is so important. This is a perfect step before defining your job search to get an idea of if what you are looking for is a job, career or a calling.
14 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Anddddddddd... We're back!
After over six months.... Creating A Career is back!!!Six months or so ago I was reflecting on the goal of this podcast and didn't feel that I was delivering on what I promised to you all. I took a break, thought about what it was that I really wanted this podcast to focus on, and am confident that we are back on track to provide you with the content and actionable steps that you need to discover your career path and takes daily strides towards accomplishing your goals. I'm excited to be back on this journey with you all. Day one of a new life! #Season2baby
43 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
31. Agathe Daskalides: The Power of Networking!
Creating a Career with Agatha Daskalides Agathe Daskalides is a recovering international corporate leader, spirited entrepreneur, passionate philanthropist, and obsessive about the art of relationships and dedicated to helping you master the best strategies to build an authentic and influential Rolodex.Agathe is a keynote speaker who leads workshops, seminars and personal client visits to help you leverage your network to find more success in your career/business. Get in touch with Agathe! https://www.linkedin.com/in/agathedaskalides/Shownotes:0:27 Currently, 70%-80% of jobs seekers find their job through referrals and only 20-30% of job seekers find their job through online applications pandemic has increased competition for employment and made it harder to grow your net worth.3:50 Agatha enjoys interacting with her professors, internships, and then her corporate world experiences, each exposed her to a variety of people. “Building a network is a daily style”. She continues, “Literally, every interaction you have can contribute to the networker you’re becoming.” She believes networking is a way of life. 10:00 Her networking helped with her business. Agatha made a new friend whose husband traveled for his work. She offered to be a “plus one” for and met a variety of influential people during these huge networking venues. She was offered a position from this friend, in construction. With no experience they created a job for Agatha.13:00 Discussion on how being an extrovert or an introvert influences networking. Agatha is a natural extrovert, building relationships comes easily to her. Many introverts have shared their fear and what a challenge meeting new people can feel. Agatha believes introverts are excellent listeners and observers. Extroverts need to intentionally learn to connect with others. Would it be easier to “shape” an extrovert or an Introvert? She feels networkers are made, so both can succeed.15:30 Network to Networth…Great things happen when great people come together. Power comes not just from what we know, but who you know and these alliances make a difference. She realized the value of this skill and value of building authentic relationships.17:30 Agatha founded N2N to improve the world. N2N is built on 4 pillars:1-Authenticity, trust is everything, business is no different or as an Entrepreneur.2- Connection, genuine alliances that grow and expand. Connection not just connect.3- Serving,” the currency of real networking is not greed, but service.4- Mindset: Not just an idea, but a way of life. (Could be first!)19:20 Agatha feels, It’s the exact opposite of how you will truly benefit long term. To grow your net worth you must give and be sincere. Giving a resource, a value, or a tool, it sets you apart from others. Serving before you have the right to sell.22:00 How can you “Give” to others? How can you begin to provide your value? All people are at unique stages in a business and it’s essential to learn your new environment. Get to know what they want, listen, then try to be part of the solution. Even if it’s a small step, it may blossom into a bigger connection and resource. (International eq.)25:00 Offering your own skills in a genuine way to help them solve or at least suggest them some kind of solution. If they don’t share one, it’s asking the right questions. Listening is essential too. If you’re aware, ask more specific questions. It’s essential to offer your help and your resources without them asking you. I just want to help, a giver’s mindset.28:00 Empathy is an essential strength for a networker. Discussion of Law of attraction vs Law of reciprocity. Discussion of how they work together. Agatha explains this opens your mind and you’ll become a magnet…. doors opening for you.30:00 First step, before you contact any
40 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
30. Colin Hoobler discusses the importance of physical health on your career
Show Notes3:35 - “My career chose me.” Colin had a knack for the fitness/health industry and this led him to give advice about everything from nutrition plans to work out regimens. He was talking with so many people about it he felt that it would benefit him and the people he was advising for him to get a degree in the subject to learn more about the industry. 5:05 - Colin realized through trial by fire that being a good physical therapist does not correlate to being a good owner of a PT clinic. He had to really work at learning the business side of running a PT clinic which he eventually mastered and created seven physical therapy locations. 8:45 - “Slow it down, realize that other people know a lot more than you do in certain areas and use that to make the whole system better.”. It’s so important when starting a business to understand that you can’t and shouldn’t try to do it all on your own. Hire others around you that are skilled in their specific field so that you are able to focus on what you do best. 11:45 - No amount of wealth will overcome bad physical health. Physical success is so important to focus on in addition with your career to achieve a well balanced life. 16:50 - Start with your why. When talking about proactive fitness it’s so easy to stop your routines and fall off the wagon. Knowing the deep rooted “why” helps keep you on your path even when you don’t want to do the workout. 18:30: Do you not have time, or is it not a priority to you? 22:20 - Which is more common. Your career affecting your health or your health affecting your career? 28:40 - Simple, consistent exercises that everyone can build a workout routine around: Squats, Push-Ups, Wall Press30:15 - Mental Health is incredibly important but the great thing about physical health is that it actually helps improve your mental health as well. Links: https://action30.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-hoobler-895887197/
56 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
29. John Neral: Executive & Career Transition Coach
John Neral: Executive & Career Transition CoachShownotes:3:20 - John shares how he went from middle school Math teacher to Executive Career Coach7:35 - How do you talk to your employer about your career path and where you are heading in your career?8:55 - John discusses “Show Up: 6 strategies to lead a more energetic and impactful career” his book that was published earlier this year. The book is focused around how to show up to work and make the impact that you desire in your career. 11:00 - How has covid affected the job market? Will this be a short term problem or will it impact how we do our jobs for decades to come14:30 - Will there be a shift in focus from how many hours you put into the results you create? It’s so common for an older manager wanting you to work 9-5 for 50 weeks of the year but that just isn't necessary anymore. 16:40 - Because of this lack of physical boundaries it’s more important now than ever to set limitations as to when you will and won’t work and to hold yourself accountable to ensure you are allowing yourself to live your life outside of work even if your new office is in the same room as your bed and TV. 18:10 - Amount of time in a job is not a reason for a promotion. You need to look at the metrics your employer gauges success and show how your results show that you deserve the promotion. 20:45 - Feedback is crucial towards seeking an internal promotion. So many people ask for the promotion without seeking feedback months and years leading up to the promotion and it kept them from working towards what was actually necessary to getting the promotion. Without feedback you are chasing your destination without directions. You need that constant reminder that you are or are not on the right path. 26:20 - Over the last 10-15 years there has been a shift from company loyalty to switching companies consistently for advancements in titles, opportunity and salary. This means that it is not considered as taboo to leave companies after a short period as it once was but it is still important that your career story makes sense and can be understood by the employer. IF you are able to tell why you made each move it is okay to make those moves. 30:15 - Your best chance to make money in a job is your initial salary negotiation. Once you have accepted your salary it is so much harder to get the $5k, $10k raise. 33:55 - John discusses the art of the pivot. Transition from one job to another can be tough. Learning how to pivot is crucial towards a smooth transition in between industries. 40:35 - The make or break of an on boarding process: Connection or Disconnect. If a new employee doesn’t feel a connection to the company they are working for, the people they are working with everyday and the company mission they will leave. The new workforce (pre-covid) was one where anyone could leave and find another job within a few days. Because of this demand if the employee didn’t feel connected they left. You need to connect your new employees to the company and the people within the company if you hope for them to stay. 44:35 - We have to ask more questions as employers. When we ask better questions, we get better answers and are able to understand what it is that the employee is looking for out of their job and how you can connect them to the company. 51:30 - John's advice to his younger self - Try not to worry so much. Worrying is wasted energy and it’s different from caring. Caring for your job is important but worrying doesn’t help anything. John’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnneral/John’s Website: https://johnneral.com/
36 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
28. Evan Knox discusses how he owned/invested in 8 companies before his early thirties
Evan KnoxFounder of Caffeine Marketing2:45 - Evan turned his skill set of digital marketing into having ownership in 8 different companies.4:25 - How to leverage your skill set to gain equity within a company10:45 - Are entrepreneurs born from Trauma? 14:00 - Evan shares how he hacked the bachelor's degree system by getting the entire degree in one semester, for the price of one semester. 16:45 - Why get a degree if you already have a successful business? Evan shares his thoughts on when you should and shouldn’t get a degree. 19:15 - Evan now wants to get a masters degree even tho he wasn’t sold on a bachelor's degree20:25 - Does where you got your degree matter more than you ability to do the job?22:50 - The internet is bringing us back to the entrepreneurial spirit that our country was founded upon25:50 - Time Span Capacity - 27:25 - Advice during Covid-19 - work smart and hard. It’s important to not only apply a lot but also apply to positions that are hiring. Some industries are doing really well right now. Try to find that type of employer/industry to better your odds. 28:30 - Don’t feel like you need to commit yourself to your employers for 5-10 years. This could be a job that helps you get experience and if after a year you think it’s best to leave you can. Your first job will not be your last job. Take what you can get and learn from it. 32:05 - “Will it matter a hundred years from now?” If not. Don’t worry about it too much. We worry far too much about things that aren’t a big deal.
9 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Quick little reminder that we work to live not live to work
Hey Everyone! This weeks podcast is a bit different than normal. I am on Vacation this week and ahve really been so focused on enjoying life outside of work that I forgot to prepare a podcast episode... At first i was upset with myself and my lack of planning and dedication to the podcast but then I remembered that I work to life not live to work. While I do wish I prepared better with a full podcast I am really just kinda glad that for once I am enjoying vacation enough to have the ability to forget about work or in this case the podcast. I love doing this podcast and I love working but sometimes I get caught up in thinking about it 24/7. Does that happen to you sometimes? I know i'm not alone in that so this weeks quick message was just me talking about working to live and having a good understanding of what you define success as. For me I work hard because I want the freedom both financially as well as time to be able to travel and enjoy family among other things. The funny thing is I don't have to be rich or have an elite job. I am already doing that right now. The point is sometimes you sacrifice your present moment for the hope that you will have everything you want in the future but sometimes we get so focused on the future we forget that we might already have the thing that we want but are taking it for granted. I am all for chasing your dream and putting in the extra hours but I just wanted to make a quick point that what success is to you, you might already have in your life. Don't take those things for granted. That's it for me. Hope you have a great week and live in the moment!
41 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
26. How to Ace the Interview
Interview Process:Phone ScreenIn-Person InterviewFinal Interview (often a panel interview)Assessment Tool (sometimes)Research the company: Review the company's website, LinkedIn profile as well as do some light research on google to be able to answer the following questions:What does the company do? Can you explain their products or services?Who uses their product/service?What is the company’s culture, mission, and values?What is the current status of the industry they are in? Are things going well? What new advancements have happened that have changed the industry? Research the person(s) interviewing you:How long have they been at the company?What do they do for the company?Where did they work in the past?Where did they go to college? Where did they grow up?Personal information like volunteer work, family, hobbies.Prepare for commonly asked questions:Tell me about yourselfWhat do you know about us?What are your greatest strengths?What are you greatest weaknesses?What is your greatest professional/personal achievement?Tell me about a time you demonstrated (insert adjective)...Why should we hire you?What is it about this position/industry that you like?Why did you leave your last job?The #1 rule of interviews:If there is only one thing that you take away from this section it is this: Speak in terms of how you can benefit the employer. Most interviewees simply tell the employer WHAT they did, not WHY what they did is important and how that skill set can help the employer. Want to discuss these topics with Michael? Email him at MichaelNordberg01@gmail.com
41 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
25. How to utilize LinkedIn to build you network and land the Job
LinkedIn is the professional version of Instagram/Facebook. It provides you a social media platform to expand your professional network, create your professional brand, as well as research jobs/companies and apply directly through the platform. Reasons to be on Linkedin:You can network with people in your industryYou can apply directly to jobs and internshipsYou can create Job alerts for both specific companies and specific types of jobsIt allows companies and recruiters to find you and reach out to you with positions It allows you a platform to become a thought leader in your industry which can provide you a springboard to launch your career. Seven Profile Criteria to have a fully built profile (LinkedIn calls you an All-StarProfile PictureHeadline/SummaryIndustry/LocationEducationExperienceSkillsAtleast 50 connectionsHow to build a network on LinkedIn: Constantly connect with professionalsJoin groups or attend eventsLike, comment, share content from both people and companiesCreate contentSearching & Sending Messages on LinkedIn:You have the ability to search for jobs, companies and people on LinkedIn. This will allow you to find a job, research the company and reach out to people within the company all with one resource. The amount of valuable data this provides is incredible. If you are starting out and wish to build your connections I recommend connecting with and messaging 50 people. 25 people within the location and industry that you would like to work in or currently work and and 25 people within organizations that you could see yourself working in in the future (5 people at each of the 5 companies that you select). You will most likely on get 10-20% of the people to respond so this will provide you with 5-10 people that you can build a conversation with and start creating a networking based around your industry. Three keys to sending a message that gets a response. Get their attentionMention why you are reaching outAsk for next stepsAs always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to Michaelnordberg01@gmail.com and I would be happy to answer any questions you have!
44 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
24. George McGehrin, Founder of The McGehrin Group
George runs three multi-million dollar businesses currently. These businesses include an executive placement business, an executive branding business as well as an executive coaching businessShow-notes: 3:15 - The four hour work day: George discusses how he utilized both The Four Hour Work Week by, Tim Ferris and The E-Book revisited by, Michael Gerber to automate the majority of his work into a four hour day to allow him more time to focus on the areas of the business he cares about most. 4:45 - “Mistakes turned into business models”. That is how George defines his career path going from consulting at a big four firm, to unemployed, to recruiting, to running his own company in recruiting.9:00 - It only took three months and one closed deal for George to quit his job and start his own recruiting company. Once he saw how much the company had taken from the deal he closed he knew he could do the same thing his current company did if not better and he would collect all the money that he deserved so he set out to do just that. 10:15 - Key tip in working with large organizations or C-Level Executives: If you can show value in the first 30 seconds...they will listen. They value their time more than most so you have to cut to the point and provide value early on to earn more of their time. 13:00 - People work with people they know and people they trust. That’s why nearly all of George’s business has come from utilizing his network to begin working with new companies. 15:20 - When you’re in the interview process understand that the organization is trying to solve a problem. It’s up to you to understand what that problem is and provide a solution as to how hiring you will allow them to overcome that problem. 19:30 - George describes what aspects of his job he delegates and how he chooses the areas he wants to be involved in. 19:25 - Understand your net worth and delegate the parts of your work/life that are taking up time from your schedule. Paying someone $15/hr. To do your daily scheduling/remedial tasks will allow you to spend time doing what you do best which may bring a $100+/hr. Return. 21:00 - George discusses the importance of building your social brand. People buy from people they know and you are able to control your digital brand which will allow you to create social proof and credibility behind your name. 24:10 - It’s incredibly important to be engaged in the present moment. When you are fully engaged in the conversation you make the person you are talking to feel like they are the only person in the room. There is so much power behind this trait and we should all strive towards being more present in our conversations as well as all other areas of our life. 29:05 - Advice for young professionals that feel their age hurts their clients ability to trust their level of expertise: Get to the chase quicker and show how you can help solve their problem. Once you show that you can solve their problem they start to take you seriously. 31:15 - Oftentimes people in sales can come across desperate because they know how important the sale is to their monthly bottom line. The negative energy/self doubt can be felt by the client even if it’s subconscious and can ruin the deal. Work hard to ensure you aren’t sending negative vibes during your conversations. 38:10 - George’s advice to his younger self: Take better care of your money. Early on when you are 25 or 30 years old there is often a big problem with over spending. He had to learn the hard way from these mistakes and hopes we can learn from this and make an adjustment early on. 33:15 - Financial tip: Each month in a journal or word doc, w
31 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
How to Find and Apply for Jobs
There are two ways to apply for a position:Applying on a job board, company website, or some other affiliate onlineUtilizing your friends, family or other connections to get yourself in an interview process at a company. Most people utilize online job boards to apply for jobs which is a great resource. But the fact is 70-85% of jobs don't ever get posted on job boards because they are filled through their network or internal referrals. There are three sections to a job search. Location, keywords and Search filters. Before conducting a job search it’s important you start by defining your search to help you create a list of locations and keywords in which to search for jobs with. Creating KeywordsYour search is only as good as your keywords. Keywords are a list of either descriptive words or titles of positions you would be interested in. If you search for the phrase “digital marketing”, all jobs with the phrase digital marketing will show up in the search engine. Because not all jobs are titled the same or have similar jobs descriptions, it’s important to have at least 10-15 different keywords to test which words work best to find the positions you are looking for. How do you create a list of keywords? Think of any works or phrases that would be associated with the position that you would be interested in getting. Below is a list of keywords for seven different industries to help you get started. If you aren’t able to get to 10 by thinking of them or looking at the ones below, find a job description of the type of job you would like to have and look for terminology that is specific to that type of job. Types of keywords include the industry you want to work in, job titles, or industry specific skills, tools and jargonFor instance for digital marketing some keywords that I would use are “digital marketing”, advertising, research, analytics, or SEO. Each of these would be found in a typical digital marketing job posting and will help you find similar positions by using these keywords. Boolean Logic: OR - ex: Digital OR Marketing | Definition: Any position that has either keyword in its title/description will show in the search results. This will broaden your search results. AND - ex: Digital AND Marketing | Definition: The position must have both keywords in its title/description to appear in the search results. This will narrow your search results.Quotes " " - ex:“Digital Marketing” | Definition: Using quotes allows you to search for an exact phrase. If you are looking for a certain type of title/job that has multiple words this is beneficial.Parentheses () - ex: (Digital OR Research) AND Marketing | Definition: Using parentheses will allow you to customize your search terms. Search engines prioritize the terms in the parentheses, then apply any terms that are not enclosed in the parentheses.NOT - ex: Definition: The position must have both keywords in its title/description to appear in the search results. This will narrow your search results.List of job boards:IndeedLinkedInZipRecruiterCareerBuilderSimplyHiredGlassdoorCreate job alertsA job alert is a daily or weekly email (depending on the settings you select) that will send you new positions that fit the specific search criteria that you have entered.
51 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Explaing How to Write a Resume & Cover Letter
ResumeWhat is the goal of the resume? Not to get the job. It’s to get to the next step. No matter how good your resume is, you’re not going to get the job offer based on it. The focus of the resume is to Types of resume: 1. Chronological resume - Orders experience from most recent to least recent2. Functional resume - Focuses on experience irrelevant of the timeline3. Combination resume- Flexibility to detail experience while also using chronological style4. Targeted Resume- Tailored to the position. Create both a master resume, industry resume, and a targeted resume. Building your resume:Sections to a resume:Name & Contact Information: First and last name, street address (It is okay to only include State/zip code to keep your full address private), phone number, and emailIf you have two addresses or are relocating to the city you are trying to get a job in it is ideal to put the address that is closest to the position so that they don’t ignore your resume due to needing to relocate. Education: Only include your GPA if it is a 3.5 or betterCoursework is optional, experience is better. Experience: Your experience can be broken down into many different categories depending on your types of experience and how you would like to display them on your resume. Type of experiences include:Work ExperienceRelevant Work ExperienceResearchExtracurricular ActivitiesStudying AbroadAdditional sections:Skills and/or CertificationsMembershipsVolunteer WorkYou can also create a separate section title if you feel it fits your experiences better. Just be sure that it seems appropriate and professional. Writing experience within each positionThree-Five bullet points per experience giving preference to the experience that is most relevant to the position. Ideally at least three bullet points and only more than five if necessary Focus on your impact on the organization. Demonstrate the value you brought to the organization by providing facts and specific numbers, and accomplishments achieved where available. Lead with an ACTION VERB. This helps convey to the reader what skills you utilized or the impact you had during the experience. Creating a targeted resume:Mimic the verbiage of the job descriptionWhat soft skills are they looking for? Pick the top 2-3 and be sure that you DEMONSTRATE how you exemplify these characteristics. Reorder, Add, Remove: Put what experience best qualifies you for the position first. Do this by utilizing the different sections of the resume. What shouldn’t you include in my resume?Unprofessional email. We all had that bad middle school email handle… Mine was Mikedaballer22@yahoo.com. When you are applying for a professional position it is best to leave the fun emails behind and go for something more professional such as (first name, last name, and a number if necessary). An objective. Many young professionals feel an objective is a necessary item in their resume but it is miss used 99% of the time and honestly rather unnecessary. By applying they know you are interested
33 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
How Covid-19 Has Changed the Job Search
Shownotes:3:55 - Industries that are unaffected or doing well during Covid-19Medical: Health care facilities, teledoctor companies, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical equipment, insurancePersonal Care: Cleaning products, cosmetics, toiletriesLiving From Home: Utilities, home office equipment, home gym/fitness equipment, retail delivery services, online retailersEntertainment: Video games, streaming servicesRemote Work Technology: Webinar platforms, cloud services, online project management, digital documents, online documentsFood & Drink: Canned food producers, beverage bottlers, grocery stores, convenience stores, food delivery subscriptions5:00 - The new Job search: Higher unemployment, more competition, less jobs available. This means that you will have to change your expectations of the job search that you used to know8:00 - Change your mentality and planning around your job search. Plan for the worst, hope for the best. Rather than a one month typical job search time be ready for it to possibly take 2-3 months. WIth this also prepare yourself financially to be able to endure the job search time period. 9:05 - Control the controllables. When you think about something you can’t control, that is called worrying. There are only so many things that you can control so focus on doing your best in those categories. 14:40 - Can you build your skillset while working in a different industry?15:35 - Passion is important, but skillset wins the job. 17:00 - As unemployment rises there will be more competition in the marketplace. More competition means that it is more important than ever to utilize your network to find positions and work your way out of a stack of resumes. 21:30 - Is it possible to switch careers right now? It’s important that you understand the risk of switching jobs. Oftentimes the last person hired is the first person to be let go. 23:05 - Quit to start. Don’t quit until you have the skill set necessary to be successful in that industry even if you lose the new job in that industry. This way if you are fired due to uncertain times you have a backup skill set that can allow you to still get a job. Also work to build your network during this time. If you have a strong network of professionals willing to put their name on the line for you you have a bigger safety net incase something happens at your new job. 25:30 - Advice for entry level seekers: High unemployment means more competition for positions which likely means someone with more experience is applying to the positions that you are applying for. Since your skill set/experience might not be the best in the stack of resumes you have to work hard to network and talk with people at the organizations you are applying to in order to get out of the stack of resumes and directly in front of the hiring manager.27:30 - Create any way to stand out among other applicants. Create content like articles or videos discussing research that you have done or reasons you are interested in a specific industry. Create a podcast centered on breaking into your desired industry and host people working in the industry currently so that you can network with them while learning their tips/tricks. Create video pitches and email them to companies you want to work for. Anything you can do to stand out will help can only help you in your job search
41 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
AJ Richichi, CEO of Sentio
AJ Richichi Shownotes:AJ Richichi CEO of SentioTimeline:2:45 - AJ discusses the creation of Sentio as a software to select which athletes would be most successful in the NFL draft. 5:00 - Do just large companies utilize software/personality assessments to select employees or are small to medium size companies using this technology as well?7:00 - Why you shouldn’t change your personality assessment to fit what you think the company is looking for. 13:30 - The #1 thing you should do when taking a personality assessment is…20:35 - The science behind predicting the top performing quarterbacks in the NFL draft. 27:30 - Advice for anyone trying to get a job during Covid-19What to write in a Linkedin message to a manager/C-suite executive at a company about a position. 36:25 - Why it’s important to ask questions and how you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions early on in your career.
30 minutes | May 27, 2020
Chris Sieto: From Lab. Chemist to Regional Marketing Manager
Guest: Chris Sieto, Regional Marketing Manager at Elementis GlobalTimeline:2:20 - Chris discusses his transition from a degree in Geology to a career in Marketing8:30 - Chris currently works in marketing for a chemical company which scratches both itches of marketing and chemistry that he likes. But would he like a marketing role if it wasn’t in chemicals?11:15 - What is the difference between marketing and sales?12:45 - Can you be good at marketing but not sales?14:05 - Are sales people nature or nurture?17:00 - Chris shares how to get a job without experience18:10 - Don’t get your MBA right after your bachelors degree. Here’s why...21:05 - How do you find passion in your job when it might not be the most fun or engaging industry?25:15 - Advice to young professionals: Be patient in your career, and step up in your job to go above your job description27:15 - Covid-19 Advice: Your network is your best opportunity for your next job.
60 minutes | May 20, 2020
18. Isaac Morehouse: How to avoid the stack of resumes and land your dream job
Isaac is the founder of both Praxis and Crash. Praxis is a 6-month bootcamp that prepares you to work in a start-up and has a 96% placement rate for a job after completion of the course. Crash is an online business which helps you create a digital profile and send personalized video pitches to companies to stand out from the stack of resumes when applying for jobs. Key Take-aways from the podcast:A resume doesn’t tell all that much. While you can list your skills and experiences, the employer isn’t able to get a real sense of who you are and why they should hire you. Going out of your way to send a personalized video about why you want to work for the company is a great way to stand out amongst competition. Learn the skills that are valued in the marketplace? If you know what type of industry/job you would like, look more into what experience/skills they are looking to hire for. Then you can work to learn those skills and teach yourself their software so that you are better prepared for the position. Just a degree will not be enough to get the job. Don’t be interesting, be interested. When applying to jobs far too many people focus on themselves. The company doesn’t care about you, the company cares about what you can do for their organization. Focus the conversation on what you can do for the company and how you can positively change their organization and you will be far more likely to get the job over someone who simply talks about their past experience and what they have done. The importance of specialization cannot be overstated. Sending the same resume or email to 20 companies can be felt when you reap the email/resume. Take the time to personalize both your resume and the way in which you reach out to the company. Sending a specific note to the person in the organization and mentioning that you listened to their podcast or read their book is far more likely to get you a response than if you say “Dear Sir/Madam, blah blah blah…”Content creation can get you a job. If you need a job, create a podcast focused on your quest for the job and bring people on that work in your industry. Create a blog focused around the technology that you are teaching yourself in the industry to become a better professional and include the link to the blog in your resume. Showing that you are willing to learn and willing to put yourself out there is a great way to stand out.
50 minutes | May 13, 2020
17. David Leblanc Owner of Evolution Athlete
Guest: David Leblanc, Founder of Evolution Athlete (https://www.evolutionathlete.com/)Show Notes11:40 - How to balance technology into athletic coaching/performance. 15:40 - How David chose between a high paying job and this business that is more aligned with his passions/values17:50 - How do you run your business without growing it too big to where it takes up the time that you value so much?24:35 - Having a plan B won’t hinder your ability to give 100% to plan A29:30 - The benefits of being an athlete in the workforce37:20 - Finish your career or goal without regrets. Main take-away: Don’t give yourself the opportunity to look back with regret. Give 100% so that when you finish you can truly know if you were good enough or not. The fear of failure can often lead to stopping people from trying in the first place. Failure might seem scary now, but regret will hurt 10x more down the road.
32 minutes | May 6, 2020
16. Miracle Olatunji: Author, Entrepreneur and Student
Guest: Miracle OlatunjiAuthor of Purpose: How To Live and Lead With ImpactShow Notes: 00:45 - The importance of mentors and being around those that inspire you to do more. 2:40 - Your purpose in life can change throughout your career. 5:25 - Miracle describes her book, Purpose: How to Live and Lead With Impact8:50 - You can learn something from everyone, regardless of age.13:45 - Utilize this down time to introspect and reflect 22:00 - Miracle describes Her Wallet and her vision of creating financing literacy/independence for women. 24:00 - Miracle talks about the importance of experiential learning
43 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
15. Ryan Cappy
Guest: Ryan CappyTimeline:5:45 - The value of a law degree11:00 - The struggle of unplugging as a lawyer16:15 - The importance of not getting lost in the “rat race”19:00 - Take a self assessment of what you want in your career23:30 - Entrepreneurship opens up a new ability to adapt 26:00 - When you have no one to lean on, you learn how to do it yourself. 27:30 - The everyday aspects of law that everyone should know33:30 - Ryan describes the “101” of personal injury law37:35 - How many cases are actually settled in court??38:55 - Ryan's advice to professionals Resources:https://cappylaw.com/
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