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Global Reentry Presents: Jobs with Jodi
47 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Finding Success as a Trailing Spouse Podcast
Many people dream of living and working abroad. As a family, however, it can be a bit more complicated as relocating abroad generally requires an accompanying spouse to leave behind their own job or role in order to join their partner & relocate their family overseas. In this podcast, we chat with a few RPCVs who have found success in different ways as trailing spouses after their partners accepted an overseas opportunity. Our guests review advantages, fears, and how impactful working overseas as a trailing spouse has benefited and effected their family. Guests include: Bina Contreras (RPCV Uganda) is a Productivity Consultant and former staff at Peace Corps headquarters, who relocated with her spouse and family in 2018 to Samoa and Vanuatu for an international Peace Corps staff employment opportunity.Cathy Blumhorst (RPCV Guatemala,'88-'91) is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and seasoned representative of the can-do attitude at living and working abroad during multiple international living experiences in relocating with her spouse for work.
58 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Peace Corps Overseas Staff Positions - A Conversation with Three Former Overseas Leaders
Dan Baker guest hosts this conversation with three incredible former leaders of Peace Corps' overseas operations. We discuss recruitment and career paths that lead to the three typical "direct hire" (expat) positions found at Peace Corps overseas posts: Country Director, Director of Management and Operations, and Director of Programming and Training. Guests include:Yvonne Hubbard, Former Country Director and Current Peace Corps Senior Advisor for Overseas Staff RecruitmentCarla Ellis, Former Peace Corps Country DirectorIfeoma Ezeh, Former Director of Management and Operations
46 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Monthly Career Coach Q&A: Jodi & Ronda Ansted - Deciding the Right Career Path for You
Join us for our monthly Career Coach Q&A featuring a conversation between Career Services Specialist Jodi Hammer and fellow career consultant, Dr. Ronda Ansted. This month we focused on career decision making and how you know mentally, emotionally, and physically that you are in the right career-- or if it's time to change careers. You don't have to settle for one career in your life time. Create a career path that can go from topic to topic if you can't decided which path to pick. Career decisions are important, but NEVER settle, and follow your passions and what makes you happy.
56 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
The Path to Public Service: RPCVs in Politics
In this special podcast, New York State Senator Samra Brouk shares how her Peace Corps service has largely contributed in her successful political career. Senator Brouk shares her grounding in the skills, exposure, and mind-set that she gained from serving has led her to be uniquely successful in the realm of politics. Our other guest, is Emily Cherniack, founder and executive director of New Politics. An NGO which is dedicated to help, encourage, and prepare service-minded individuals to run for office. They advocate for people of service to join politics, as it too is a form of service.
34 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Board of Directors: A Vehicle for Professional Development & Giving Back
In this podcast, we interview two RPCV leaders--Mary Owen-Thomas (RPCV The Philippines) and Venchele Saint Dic (RPCV Senegal)--on their collective experience serving on various Board of Directors, and the impact these commitments have had on their personal and professional development.Our special guests share about their distinct career trajectories and journeys to stepping into board positions, why they did it, and what they've learned from the experience. They express the rewards and benefits of being a member on a Board of Directors, and the skills that can be gained and referenced for other career positions.
41 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Careers in Peace Building: Talking with Chic Dambach
This special podcast is dedicated to the field of peacebuilding, featuring special guest, RPCV & Peace Activist Chic Dambach, [former] President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, talking about his own journey to peacebuilding and offering tips for those who wish to follow in his footsteps.Chic Dambach, an anti-war activist and nominee for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, played a key role in bringing peace to Ethiopia and Eritrea, and will share from his wealth of experience on how we can work towards a world at peace, while answering questions from the live [virtual] audience.Podcast host Jodi Hammer, taps into Chic Dambach's well seasoned life experiences that truly exemplify carrying on the Peace Corps goals outside of volunteering. These amazing stories will energize any human to continue to advocate for a peaceful world in any career they pursue.
43 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
RPCVs make great social entrepreneurs! Special guests share expert knowledge for launching your social impact venture.
This conversation with Social Entrepreneurship experts, Greg Van Kirk and Tasha Prados is indispensable for any RPCVs with big ideas and wondering where to begin. Podcast host Jodi Hammer taps into their experience and solicits advice for RPCVs. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from two experts who have created their own successful ventures AND work to empower others with advice and tips on how they can do the same.
58 minutes | May 25, 2021
Careers in International Development: Talking with RPCVs working in the development field
In this episode of Jobs with Jodi you'll hear from seasoned professionals and Society for International Development (SID-W) members, on their diverse work experiences in the ID field, as well as their involvement with SID-W, the largest and most active of the chapters of this knowledge-based membership-driven organization that brings together diverse, ID professionals from around the world to share, learn and network. You'll also learn in this episode how you can attend SID-W's annual career conference FREE later this month (May 26-27)--a great networking opportunity! This will be an exciting [virtual] event that will provide rich insight into the field and plenty of time to interact, network and learn from each other. The coupon code/directions needed for free RPCV entrance will be shared within the podcast taping.
54 minutes | May 7, 2021
Jodi and Ronda conduct mini coaching sessions with listeners on this month's "Ask the Career Coach" Q&A session
Let's talk about career design versus just looking for a job.Join us for our monthly Career Coach Q&A featuring a conversation between Jobs with Jodi Podcast host and career coach Jodi Hammer, and fellow career consultant, Dr. Ronda Ansted. This month we focused on those trying to narrow the options of target employment options, as well as other topics of interest to those participating in the live [virtual] recording of the podcast.
53 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
USAID Careers Through a Peace Corps Lens with panelists Michael McCabe, Abtin Forghani, and Mara Mordini
Don't miss this panel discussion with USAID staff and Peace Corps community members Michael McCabe (Agency Senior Advisor on Youth) and Mara Mordini (Food For Peace program) and Abtin Forghani. They share their own career paths leading to USAID jobs, many words of wisdom, and answer questions from the live [virtual] audience.
55 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Emergency management career panel featuring RPCVs Chad Ryerson from FEMA and Alex Garcia from Peace Corps Response
Join us for a special edition of Jobs with Jodi featuring RPCV Chad Ryerson from FEMA and Alex Garcia from Peace Corps Response, talking about the world of Emergency Management, including Peace Corps Responses latest plans for domestic deployment of evacuated RPCVs to work on COVID-19 response.
56 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Monthly Career Coach/Career Q&A: Jodi and Ronda Ansted Chat on Best Practices to Target the Job Search
Join us for our monthly Career Coach Q&A featuring a conversation between Jobs with Jodi Podcast host and career coach Jodi Hammer, and fellow career consultant, Dr. Ronda Ansted. This month we focused on those trying to narrow the options of target employment options, as well as other topics of interest to those participating in the live [virtual] recording of the podcast.
51 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The World of Academia: Career and Education with Joseph Lanning and Aly Dagang
This week, our special RPCV guests focused on the world of Academia, describing the many opportunities to work within the field. Joseph Lanning, Professor and Program Director, shared his extensive career in academia and how he has been able to weave his Peace Corps host community into his work in academia! Aly Dagang, Chair, MA Sustainable Development at SIT, shared from her own wealth of experience in a role supporting international programs. She also answered many questions on Graduate school & doctorate studies.
46 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Work and life within USAID with USAID's Ashley Hamilton
This week's special guest is RPCV Ashley Hamilton who has served as a USAID Foreign Service Officer, Payne Fellow, and more recently as founder and CEO of Prism Lacquers, a social enterprise startup. Ashley uses her platform "to highlight social justice issues and draw attention to the things we can do to help."
55 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Meet Jason Cochran, RPCV Panama, Leader at USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service, Career Coach and employer of many RPCVs.
This week we feature a conversation with RPCV Federal Executive and Career Coach, Jason Cochran. Jason highlighted his own interesting career and his current role working within the federal government as an executive within USDA's Foreign Ag Service, a big advocate for NCE hire. Plus, he shared tips and advice on the job search from a coaching perspective.
47 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Monthly Career Coach/Career Q&A: Jodi and Ronda Ansted Chat on Storytelling in the Job Search
Join us for our monthly Career Coach Q&A featuring a conversation between Jobs with Jodi Podcast host and career coach Jodi Hammer, and fellow career consultant, Dr. Ronda Ansted. Together, they address many topics and answer questions on all things career.
52 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Career Wisdom for Young RPCVs and Beyond with Ambassador Greg Engle
This week, we chatted with Ambassador Greg Engle (ret.) who spoke to his distinguished career in diplomacy, sharing pearls of [career] wisdom for young (and other) professionals.
53 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Life in the Foreign Service with RPCV and Diplomat Kathleen Corey
Featured guest, RPCV and Diplomat Kathleen [Corey] Corey, speaks about her serendipitous career path which has included 32 years of dedicated service between Peace Corps leadership positions like Country Director of Sri Lanka and North Macedonia and Foreign Service Officer tours in Honduras and Argentina. She also shares about the Women of Peace Corps Legacy affinity group she serves as the President of and spotlights the interesting work they are doing.
55 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Monthly Career Coach/Career Q&A: Jodi and Ronda Ansted Chat on Career Fair Follow Ups, LinkedIn, and the Job Search
Join us for our monthly Career Coach Q&A that featured a conversation between Jobs with Jodi Podcast host and career coach Jodi Hammer, and fellow career consultant, Dr. Ronda Ansted. Together, they addressed many topics and answered questions on all things career.
59 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Perfecting Your Pitch featuring Jodi Glickman, RPCV & Executive Coach
This week, we hosted a conversation with RPCV & Executive Coach Jodi Glickman, as part of our Conversations with RPCV Leaders in Action theme. Jodi spoke on her own career and the impact of her Peace Corps service, as well as to the art of perfecting your pitch in the job search, a concept she's especially passionate about. Come be inspired!
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