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4 minutes | 2 years ago
#116 – Announcement – Rebranding and Relaunching – The Career Insider Podcast
For Episode 116 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we have some exciting news.Excited to announce the Rebranding and Relaunch of the Podcast.3 years ago – May 2016 , we launched our first ever podcast episode.It has been hell of a ride. Over this time, we have chatted with over 100 Professionals for The CareerMetis Podcast.We have had interviews with Career Coaches, productivity experts, professionals, branding gurus,etc.As the host, I have personally learnt a lot from each of my guest, and it was an amazing learning experience.We realized that the show lacked focus i.e. each episode was distinct even though we had a few series (Career Expert Series, Leadership Expert Series, A Day in the Life of,etc.). In order for a show to thrive, it is imperative to have a focus so we can provide a consistent experience for the audience /listeners.So, we have decided to focus only on one particular series – “A Day in the Life of”. We are re-branding the podcast to “The Career Insider Podcast”.Moving forward we will be interviewing individuals from different walks of life, and they will share their job or profession during our chat. This is especially exciting because there are 100s of jobs out there, and this type of information is what job seekers are craving.So we are really excited about this major pivot and the new focus that the show will have moving forward.Stay tuned for our next episode.. and here's to the next 3 years of podcasting 🙂 !!Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
#115 – Career Expert Series – Michelle M. Gomez
For Episode 115 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Michelle M. Gomez.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.GUEST INTRODUCTION – MICHELLE M. GOMEZMichelle M. Gomez is an accomplished business executive and her specialty is being a slayer of imposter syndrome. As well as being a published author, she helps other high achievers find inner peace, overcome their demons, and rid themselves of the debilitating effects of impostor syndrome.EPISODE SUMMARY1) As a young Latin woman, Michelle started her career at 19 in the male dominated Logistics and Transportation industry. She fell into it and had a rough time, but with coaching, training and sheer determination, she managed to do more than survive, she’s thrived within the industry and after 2 decades is still active within it!2) Michelle describes imposter syndrome, and how it showed up in the early stages of her career, regardless of how her peers thought of her. She explains that it’s difficult to help people improve their inner dialogue about themselves, but having been through it, she has an easier time developing more self worth and confidence.3) Michelle talks about our bodies being able to detect the truth of something, even if we don’t acknowledge it. She describes how impostor syndrome can manifest itself in other ways if you choose to ignore it rather than deal with it.4) Michelle also talks about leadership, and how it can be impacted both positively and negatively depending on your level of self awareness.5) Michelle also speaks about work-life balance, and how to master both in a way that allows you to not only love your life and job, but be productive and positive in both places. Being present has a lot to do with it.6) Michelle also talks about self care and what happened when she neglected her life for her job, and how you can take care of yourself to avoid similar types of setbacks in your own life!QUOTES“I'm able to reframe my thought patterns around success because I have dealt with the imposter syndrome in my own experience”“I had to be something other than who I was in order to be successful”“Everyone around me seemed to believe I belonged, it was me that struggled with it”“Look at all you’ve accomplished, you should be proud of yourself”“Our bodies are innate truth tellers”“You can’t heal what you can’t speak”“80% of my identity was at work, and 20% was everywhere else”“Sometimes what’s ordinary to you is extraordinary to others”RESOURCESTo learn more about Michelle M. Gomez, visit her website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.During our interview, Michelle mentioned her new book – Own Your Brilliance: Overcome Impostor Syndrome for Career Success.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
#114 – Freelance Career Expert Series – State of Freelancing with Robert McGuire
For Episode 114 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from a returning guest Robert McGuire.This interview is part of the “Freelance Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – ROBERT MCGUIRERobert McGuire is a business owner from New Haven, Connecticut. He operates the McGuire Editorial Content Marketing Agency in which he helps B2B and SaaS companies create and implement effective content marketing strategies.He also takes on the role of editor for the Online Gig Economy Forum Nation 1099, which helps solopreneurs find answers to questions about their businesses.Coming from a background in journalism, as well as marketing work for non-profit organizations which helped him see the evolution into the content marketing era. It was this type of work that eventually opened up a path to create his current content marketing agency and become involved in the “Gig Economy” EPISODE SUMMARY1. Robert and his team at Nation1099 have recently been gathering and analyzing any and all data they can find relating to the freelance workforce.2. The landscape of freelancing has changed quite a bit since the old euphemism of being between jobs. With more people choosing to freelance and remain freelancing as a career option, there have been some interesting facts coming to the surface about the people who do so.3. After addressing the growth of the freelancing sector, and his thoughts on where the trend is going, Robert explains why employers are missing out on a huge percentage of talented workers. He also shares that freelancers aren’t happy with gig-matching services.4. Robert also shares his suggestions on how a freelancer can be more successful.5. Robert also discusses why freelancers tend to plateau in their earnings, and provides some examples of what gets over that obstacle.QUOTES“The full time freelance workforce in the US is growing 3x faster than the workforce over all”“Out of all freelancers, the share of them who actively chose it is on the increase”“Self employed, as a group, is bigger than any other employer in the US”“Putting up job ads and job descriptions is like blowing a whistle that this population cannot hear”RESOURCESTo learn more about Robert McGuire you can visit his blog . You can also connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.To learn more about the Gig Economy, Freelancers should check out the amazing resources at Nation1099.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
#113 – Career Expert Series – Gorett Reis
For Episode 113 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Gorett Reis.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.GUEST INTRODUCTION – GORETT REISGorett Reis is a Certified life and career coach and speaker. She guides success driven professionals who desire to advance their careers. She helps people advance within their career, gain greater autonomy, get better pay, and experience more confidence and joy.EPISODE SUMMARY1. After being in education for many years and being dissatisfied with her career, Gorett knew a change had to be made. She took a day off for reflection, and found her answer and began life and career coaching after researching different schools and programs.2. Gorett draws a few parallels between coaching and teaching, but explains that coaching is more client focused than teaching. She also describes the 2 challenges that people who find her are typically experiencing including career advancement and finding direction in their professional life.3. Gorett explains the concept of having an essential self, and a social self, and how they are shaped and formed. She also brings to light that choices made for the social self can often be in conflict with what is good for the essential self.4. Gorett gives some ideas for finding your own answers and beginning the journey toward clarity of direction. She points out that taking action on what you want is crucial to experiencing positive change in your life.5. Work life balance is something we hear about, but what about integration? Gorett describes what that means, and where it fits in on the path to fulfillment in life. Getting joy from work, and getting joy from life outside of work are both things to strive for and figure out.QUOTES“I’m so glad I gave myself that break in routine”“It’s all about the client”“They’d been doing something else that their parents wanted, or what they thought society expected of them”“What do you want? What are your values?”“How much pain are you in, and are you willing to experience more of the same pain?”“Give yourself some space to reflect”RESOURCESTo learn more about Gorett Reis, visit her website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
#112 – Career Expert Series – Kwame Christian
For Episode 112 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Kwame Christian.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.GUEST INTRODUCTION – KWAME CHRISTIANKwame Christian is the director of the American Negotiation Institute, he teaches us about an alternative way to resolve conflict. He’s a business lawyer, and serves as a negotiation consultant for attorneys and companies closing large business deals. On top of that, he also hosts the podcast Negotiate Anything.EPISODE SUMMARY1. Kwame’s initial academic love was psychology, and he achieved a bachelor of psychology before turning his focus to Law. As a result of his interest in psychology, his approach to negotiation differs from that of most lawyers and attorneys. He uses his knowledge and skills to teach others how to negotiate more effectively in order to resolve conflict in a much more impactful way.2. Kwame tells the story of a day at the playground when no one would play with him, and how that day shaped his determination to be liked. Respect came later when he decided to become good at conflict instead of avoiding it. We negotiate every day, and mastering the skill is life changing.3. Negotiation awareness is important to attain if you wish to strengthen your relationships and get more of what you want out of life. Kwame shares what that means, and where it can be applied to create win/win situations and help more people around you.4. Kwame talks about reframing difficult conversations in a way that shifts them into a positive situation instead of a negative or stressful one.5. Kwame also shares 3 steps to having a successful negotiation, and goes into detail about what they are, and how to apply them.QUOTES“No matter who I talked to, who I asked, nobody would play with me”.“Once I learned it was a skill, a skill I could improve upon, it was life changing”.“A negotiation is a conversation where somebody in the conversation wants something”.“Negotiation is everywhere”.“The best things in life are often on the other side of a difficult conversation”.“You should look at these conversations as fact finding missions”.“None of this matters if you don’t take action”.“There is no perfect circumstance”Recommended ResourcesAmerican Negotiation InstitutePodcast – Negotiate Anything Free Negotiation GuideTedX Talk – Finding Confidence in ConflictIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
#111 – A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer – Joe Casabona
For Episode 111 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer from our guest Joe Casabona.Guest Introduction – Joe CasabonaJoe Casabona is a Front End Developer, Instructor, & Course Creator.When Joe is not writing code, he is teaching people how to build things with and for WordPress. Episode Summary 1. Joe explains the difference between a front end and back end web developer, and how he got his start in creating websites for clients2. From his first cup of coffee to mapping out his work day by project, Joe takes us through a day in his life which although has a structure in place, differs from day to day.3. He drops excellent tips about planning out a day based on length of projects, and staying motivated to get the tasks done.4. Joe counts podcasting as the best part of his day, and highlights why he enjoys it so much. Narrowing his focus in on coding specifically, he describes how much he loves solving problems with code.5. Joe also breaks down his struggles with getting projects started, and how that can be a challenge.6. Joe shares the best advice he never took – how it impacted his career and how working for another company helped him to set himself up for business on his own.7. Joe goes into great detail about what a career path can look like for a web developer, and outlines his own experience as an example.8. Joe also talks about education, certification, and the role is now plays in today’s culture.Quotes“My first website was a paid gig”.“It allowed me to flex my kind of creative brain but also my logical brain”.“I knew I wanted to do something with computers”.“It always takes a lot of mental inertia to take that first step”.“Interviewers are less concerned with grades… they want to see what you’ve built”.“If you can get paid to learn, that’s absolutely fantastic”.“Know that you don’t know and always continue to learn”LinksTo learn more about Joe Casabona, you can visit his website. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn , Twitter, Facebook, and GitHub.Recommended ResourcesGitHub.comCodePen.ioLynda.comSkillShareUdemyHTML and CSS : Design and Build Websites (John Duckett)How I Built It Podcast by Joe CasabonaIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
#110 – Career Expert Series – Clark Finnical
For Episode 110 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Clark FinnicalThis interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.GUEST INTRODUCTION – CLARK FINNICALClark Finnical is the author of Job Hunting Secrets From Someone Who’s Been There.EPISODE SUMMARY1. Clark Finnical worked for the same company for 24 years, and although his job was eliminated 4 times, he continuously landed jobs in other divisions. He saw a regular rotation of employees in where he worked, and decided to learn as much as possible about finding work.2. Clark talks about how applicant tracking software works, the issues with them, and how companies use them. He also shares his insights on crafting a concise message to the hiring manager after being rejected immediately by the ATS.3. Clark weighs in on the qualification conversation and gives examples of things he’s seen within the job seeking space. He gives perspective as to why HR tells you to do certain things in order to pre-qualify you and reduce the number applications they receive.4. Clark also talks about being “overqualified”, and what purpose he feels it actually serves. He shares interview tips for navigated someone saying you’re overqualified, in order to make the employer feel more secure.5. Clark also talks about salary, and how recruiters can benefit from having you choose a lower salary, he also talks about finding average salary and using that to negotiate a better one.QUOTES“I was reading the 76 things HR and recruiters believe you must do to land work”“Once you’ve been rejected by the ATS, you have nothing to lose, and perhaps a lot to gain”“Everything a job seeker is told is everything that those people want you to do, not necessarily what is in your best interest”“Once the Internet started, HR was getting flooded by applications”“Every interview you go into makes you a better interviewer”LINKS & RESOURCESClark Finnical can be reached via LinkedIn, Medium or Twitter.12 Lies Told to Job SeekersJob Hunting Secrets (from someone's who's been there)Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
#109 – Industry Expert Series – Jerri Williams – Retired Special Agent FBI
For Episode 109 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Jerri Williams, Retired Special Agent at the FBI.This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Jerri WilliamsJerri Williams served 26 years as a special agent with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).During her career, Jerri specialized in cases targeting major economic crime and corruption.Post retirement, she has served as the spokesperson and director of media relations for SEPTA, which is Philadelphia’s public transportation provider. She also produces a popular podcast called FBI Retired Case File Review. Beyond all this, Jerri’s also a published author!Episode Summary1. Jerri Williams got her start as a juvenile probation officer before an ad she saw had her moving into a much different role in the FBI. She describes the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a small glimpse at a few of the 200 violations of Federal Law that they investigate2. Jerri gives some insight into what someone who wishes to join the FBI needs to know, including their age requirements, drug policy, experience needed and things you need to consider before considering a career with the bureau. The application process is competitive and health and experience are essential to being chosen.3. Jerri lets us in on the day to day demands on an FBI agent, and how every case can require different elements to be in place. Manpower, resources, time, warrant and various other things all come into play, and can vastly impact an agent’s day.4. The level of commitment required by the FBI is far above most other careers, and as a result it’s more of a calling or mission than a job. It’s a lot less about what you do, and more about who you are.5. Jerri tells us about her books and her podcast, as well as her views on the negative hearsay that exists about the FBI. She also gives some insight into what other agents tend to do post retirement.Quotes“The FBI is a law enforcement agency and since 9/11 has also become intelligence driven”“We keep this nation safe and we make sure that Federal laws are followed”“What the FBI is looking for is people who can do the job”“What’s more important is the experience that you bring with you”“Each agent almost runs their own business”“It’s a new situation, it’s a new experience, but I have the confidence in myself that I’m going to be able to figure this out”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Jerri Williams, you can visit her website.You can also connected with Jerri Williams via LinkedIn , Facebook and Twitter .Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | 2 years ago
#108 – Career Expert Series – Nick J.Murphy
For Episode 108 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Nick J. Murphy.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Nick J.MurphyNick J. Muprhy is the host of the Job Lab Podcast and the founder of Mid America Careers.He is a former professional athlete, experienced HR Tech entrepreneur, father of 5, speaker and frequent media contributor on topics related to jobs and careers.Episode Summary1. After leaving the NFL and looking for a job as a transitioning athlete, Nick realized that the job seeking experience had some gaps that needed filling, and some issues that could use improvement.2. Nick shares the inspiration behind starting the Job Lab Podcast, and how a thought provoking question from his coach led him to create a platform for people to learn about the things he knew well.3. Technological differences in the job advertising market, as well as job seekers finally being heard are two things that Nick references when asked about changes within the career search.4. Nick gives a few solid suggestions when it comes to the job search: Be specific about what you’re looking for, and find out who can introduce you to the people you’re looking to meet. It’s not always about who you know directly, but who they can introduce you to.Quotes“I wanted to solve those problems and do things outside of the box and that’s not always possible in corporate environments”“What are you doing to make a difference?”“You need to reach out and see who you know”“If you want a job and you have the skills, chances are you can find one”“Finding what’s fulfilling and finding what fits you right now is the biggest challenge people are facing”“Be specific about what you want”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Nick J. Muprhy, you can visit his company website. Nick can also be reached via LinkedIn , Twitter , or Instagram.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15 minutes | 2 years ago
#107 – A Day in the Life of a Legal and Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – Erin Derr
For Episode 107 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Legal & Law Enforcement Transcriptionist from our guest Erin Derr.Guest Introduction – Erin DerrErin Derr works as a Legal and Law Enforcement transcriptionist.After growing to despise her customer service job, she found a site full of work from home jobs that she tried and eventually found transcribing, which allowed her to be home with her family, and work doing something she truly enjoyed.Episode Summary 1. Erin describes what being a transcriptionist looks like on a day to day basis, and how the flexible hours are a perk she appreciates.2. Erin shares how some transcriptionist work within offices, but a lot of them work remotely from home.3. Erin explains some of the challenges that come with the job, including long interviews and bad audio quality, as well as a few examples of the more stressful projects she’s taken on.4. Erin also clarifies that not all projects are like these specific ones, but that they definitely stand out among the more challenging things she’s done as a transcriptionist.5. Erin gives us an inside look at how to get start in transcription, and whether or not certification is necessary.6. Erin gives a few resources (listed below) for people who are looking to get started, and talks about what a potential career path could look like.Quotes“I just started resenting always having to be away from my family to go to a job I hated”“The flexible hours and everything are obviously a great big plus!”“That’s really the biggest thing is make sure you don’t fall for a scam”“As long as you’re good at the job you don’t need to have any special degrees”“The only way to become a good transcriptionist is to just go ahead and start”LinksTo learn more about Erin Derr, you can also connect with her on LinkedIn . Recommended ResourcesAmazon Mechanical TurkReal Ways to Earn Money OnlineIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
#106 – A Day In The Life Of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Joe Christopher
For Episode 106 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Chief Technology Officer from our guest Joe ChristopherGuest Introduction – Joe ChristopherJoe Christopher is a Chief Technology Officer for Relode.Relode is a referral community that connects the best healthcare professionals to the best healthcare jobs.Episode Summary 1. Joe begins by sharing his early life on a farm, fixing things and figuring out how to be the most efficient with the least amount of people. In school he started following a technology path before falling in love with software and web-based applications.2. After working remotely, Joe joined a healthcare education company and helped them grow for approximately 10 years and gaining tons of skills and insights in the process.3. Joe takes us through a day in his life complete with meetings and planning in the morning, helping his team with what they’re developing and even planning for the future.4. Joe takes us through the parts of the job that he truly loves, he sees technology as a tool to help people be more effective, and he loves being able to help talented people become even better at what they do.5. Joe also describes some of the challenges that impact him on a day to day basis, including communication breakdowns and finding cost effective ways to solve problems6. Joe gives insights on how to beat go about assuming leadership roles, and what people may want to do whether they aspire to be a leader or not.7. Joe also talks about certifications and degrees, and where they come into play when it comes to being a Chief Technology Officer for an organization.8. Joe ends things off by recommending 3 books to help listeners reach new levels of success within themselves and their career.Quotes“There’s some satisfaction in achieving something before hitting the bed for the night”“How do we make the process of hiring in healthcare easier for everyone?”“I’ve always seen technology as this tool to augment or scale people”“At Reload, we’re a startup and so agility is one of our strengths”“What’s the simplest thing we can do to make this idea better”“It’s always easier to lead people when you understand 100% of what they’re doing”“You need to learn to lead yourself first”LinksTo learn more about Joe Christopher , you can visit his company website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.Recommended ReadingExtreme Ownership by Jocko WillinkDecisive by Chip Heath & Dan HeathMindset by Carol S. DweckChecklist Manifesto by Atul GawandeIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
#105 – A Day In The Life Of An Interior Designer – Darci Hether
For Episode 105 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer from our guest Darci Hether.Guest Introduction – Darci HetherAs an esteemed interior designer located in New York City – with projects that span coast to coast and internationally – Darci Hether specializes in luxury, full service, turn-key residential interiorsEpisode Summary 1. Since her childhood, Darci Hether has had a strong affinity toward interior designing. It was not uncommon for her to rearrange her parents living room or her bedroom furniture. Not knowing it was a viable career, she was prepared to take courses until she found what she enjoyed.2. After helping a friend with a design project, Darci found her passion and pursued it without regrets.3. Darci goes into detail about what an interior designers do, and how it differs from what we see on HGTV. Her firm takes the project from conception to completion, and that takes a lot more attention to detail and communication than most people are aware of.4. Darcy outlines her day to day, complete with meetings, outlines, marketing, client relations and communication. She also has to stay on top of the marketplace to see what’s new and available for her next client.5. The selection process and curating the items for presentation tends to be Darcy’s favourite part of the process. When she was a solo entrepreneur, she had to run it all, and there were parts of her job she didn’t enjoy as much, but now that she has a team she gets to focus on business development. Bringing in the finishing touches and injecting the client’s personality into the space makes her truly happy.6. Darci shares her thoughts on how someone who is interested in becoming an interior designer could get started. She feels that both design and business courses could make a huge difference in the success of a new designer.7. Darci also talks about the value that can be gained from working alongside another designer in order to learn in a more immersive way.8. Darci also talks about certification, and the best ways to learn more within the interior design industry without paying a ton of money for courses.Quotes“I feel like a lot of times there’s a misconception that we pet pretty fabrics and we pick pretty sofas and it’s all very fabulous”.“There’s kind of a saying in the industry where it’s 10 to 20 percent design and 80 to 90 percent business”.“There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes, and we’re very detailed.”“I do recommend at least taking the intro class”.“You need to know your numbers, you don’t want to just blindly hand it off to someone”.“There’s definitely space within the industry”.“Find a mentor, somebody who can help you along the way”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Darci Hether , you can visit her website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
#104 – Career Expert Series – Thea Kelley
For Episode 104 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Thea Kelley. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Thea KelleyThea Kelley brings extensive expertise and credentials to her work, providing job search and interview coaching to clients in the San Francisco Bay area and throughout the United States.Thea Kelley has an extensive amount of certifications and qualifications. Among them, she is a Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW),Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF),Online Professional Networking Strategist (OPNS), and she is also the author of The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview.Episode Summary2. Thea came to the job search niche from a background in writing and editing. A lot of the writing she was doing was in the job search field, and with the experience cane a desire to further delve into the intricacies of job seeking.2. Thea started her own business 10 years ago after being let go from a company she worked for and finding that she enjoyed helping others find work more than the jobs she was being interviewed for.3. Thea describes the challenges that a lot of professionals face when it comes to selling themselves to a potential employer.4. Thea shares that a lot of them are either too modest, or not focused enough which causes a lack of replies from potential employers. Thea also feels that there is a lack of feedback from potential employers on why applicants aren’t a good fit for the job.6. Thea explains where professionals go wrong, and how to stand out in the course of the job search. From the resume to the interview, she shares that you want to share your unique selling propositions with your potential employer.7. She also shares specific questions that you can ask yourself to help identify what your difference makers are.8. She also gives us insight into the REV method (Relevance, Exceptional and Verifiable), and backs them up with amazing examples.9. Thea expands on the importance of having a strong online presence, and why you want to have social proof to strengthen your position with a potential employer.10. Thea talks about having a profile photo with a smile, a good LinkedIn profile, and how likely an employer is to Google you.11. Thea also discloses a few actionable tips that will greatly improve your resume and interview skills.Get your report on how to stand out in your job search: Quotes“The vast majority of professionals are much better at doing their jobs than at convincing someone else how good they are at doing their jobs”.“People can be left not having any idea why they didn’t get the offer”.“What makes you special or different?”.“There are some kinds of key selling points that work better than others.”“It’s like you’re trying to market a product without deciding what’s special about it”“Make sure your social media all looks decent and respectable”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Thea Kelley, you can visit her company website. or on the Great Job Sooner Blog .She can also be reached via LinkedIn or Twitter .Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
#103 – Industry Expert Series – Ben Walker on the Transcription Services Industry
For Episode 103 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Ben Walker , CEO of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC.This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Ben WalkerBen Walker is the Founder and CEO of Transcription Outsourcing.Ben started off in the mortgage industry and didn’t enjoy it. After doing some research he realized that the medical industry was about to grow exponentially because of the aging baby boomer population.Unable to get a job within medical devices and services, he entered into medical transcription.After another shift in the market, Ben broke free from the company he was part owner of in outer to start Transcription Outsourcing and offer services to more industries.Episode Summary1. Ben kicks off the interview by telling us a little bit about himself and how he got involved with transcription services. He started off in the mortgage industry and didn’t enjoy it.2. Transcription services are crucial, and a lot of people overlook the importance of them because it happens behind the scenes.3. Ben describes how detectives, doctors and so many others use transcription to draw up your charts, or record statements and interviews. He explains why accuracy is the most important element of what his business does.4. Ben expands on what a transcriptionist does in their day to day in order to support the industry experts they serve. He uses an example of a surgeon who needs to stop operating and transfer their patient to a specialist, and what happens when he picks up the phone and delivers his account of what happens. From there a transcriptionist types it up in an official document that can be used by those who need to access it.5. Attention to detail, and understanding context are massively important skills to have in order to be a transcriptionist. What’s being said in the financial industry differs greatly from what’s being said within the legal or medical industries.6. Ben also explains where perfectionism gets into the equation for success in transcription.7. Ben describes how someone would get their start in transcribing, and how the industry has changed from having physical locations to a primarily online service.8. Ben shares how to obtain certification and where anyone can go to start their transcription career. He also notes that a lot transcriptionists work remotely from home.9. Ben also brings us up to speed on how Transcription Outsourcing goes about selecting their personnel.10. Ben talks about the industry in general, and how the demands of clientele are changing and growing rapidly, as well as which sectors are shrinking and shifting.11. He also shares his take on AI (Artificial Intelligence), voice recognition and how technological advancement will impact his business and transcription in general.Quotes“Being flexible and a willingness to learn and adapt is really helpful”.“It provides variety every day, it’s not a routine thing for us”.“It has to be 99% accurate so that things don’t go wrong”.“It’s good to have another set of ears on it to make sure it’s accurate”.“They’re almost all perfectionists, they don’t want things to slip by”.“If they’re not going to follow directions from the beginning, they’re probably not going to follow them once they do start to work for us.”.“You can’t predict what comes out of a person’s mouth”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Ben Walker, you can visit his company website.You can also connected with Ben via LinkedIn and Twitter .Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
#102 – Industry Expert Series – Nancy Ganzekaufer on the Interior Design Industry
For Episode 102 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Nancy Ganzekaufer who is a Business Coach for Interior Designers.This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Nancy GanzekauferNancy Ganzekaufer specializes in Business Coaching for Interior Designers and Online Coaches.Nancy is also a national board member of the Interior Design Society.Episode Summary1. Nancy starts off the interview sharing her journey from her time in the corporate world to today where she specializes in coaching & helping Interior Designers.2. Nancy describes what the role of interior designer encompasses, and it’s much more than what initially meets the eye.3. Nancy also talks about how to spot a potential interior designer early in life, and what hey are capable of.4. Nancy explains some of the challenges that interior designers are facing today that weren’t necessarily an issue in the past, and also how to overcome them.5. Nancy also weighs in on the importance of courses and education, and where it can fall short as well.6. Nancy also discusses the growth within the Interior Design industry, and where people are finding success within it.7. Nancy leaves things off with an excellent piece of advice to help you communicate with potential clients.Quotes“An interior designer does so much more than what people actually understand”“The industry is getting harder in some respects”“It is always smart to investigate anyone you’re looking to hire”“Marketing in this day and are are so different than it used to be”“You don’t always have to have a degree or certification, as long as you have the desire to learn as much as you can about the industry”“Get really clear and concise if you’re starting a business”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Nancy Ganzekaufer, you can visit her company website.You can also connected with Nancy via LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | 3 years ago
#101 – Recruiting Expert Series – Liran Kotzer from Woo.io
For Episode 101 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Liran Kotzer, Founder and CEO of Woo.ioThis interview is part of the “Recruiting Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Liran KotzerWoo.io is an artificial intelligence startup that connects experienced techies who are discreetly exploring new opportunities to companies with the right job for them.Liran Kotzer is the Founder & CEO of Woo.io.Episode Summary1. Liran starts off the interview talking about his journey on starting the company, his past experiences, etc.2. Liran brings up the challenges that most job seekers face. First it is challenging and time-consuming. Second – the job boards are not efficient. The mission of the company (Woo.io) is to facilitate the job process and reduce the risk in how they search for jobs.3. According to LinkedIn Annual Talent Trend Report – 60% of current employees are open to search for better jobs, but are not doing anything about it.4. Liran also shares the challenges that employers or hiring managers face. In many cases, only 3% of the applicants are qualified (Most hiring managers waste lots of time screening through the other 97% irrelevant candidates).5. On average it takes 27 hours of screening resumes/CVs to fill one position. Most hiring managers are open to adopting new ideas and technologies to screen and hire candidates.6. Woo.io reduces the challenges that candidates face when looking for new jobs. It helps them identify their market value, and also shows the candidates navigate the job market. Everything a candidate wants to explore – Woo.io helps provide all the information.7. Woo.io only shows the opportunities that that a candidate is qualified for, and also the companies that can match the compensation they are looking for. As of today, Woo.io has more than 50000 Engineers registered on San Francisco and New York.Quotes“We are thinking and wanting to do things to make our lives better, but most of the time we just don’t do it”“You have to give up your security to become a job seeker”“60% of the current employees, that have jobs, are ready to consider a better job for them”“The core problem is basically the inefficiency of the market”“It takes 27 hours of screening candidates in order to make 1 hire”“Candidates today don’t know their market value”“Never be comfortably numb”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Liran Kotzer, you can visit his company website. He can also be reached via LinkedIn or Twitter .Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
#100 – Networking Expert Series – Larry Gioia
The CareerMetis Podcast hits Episode 100!Our host Nissar Ahamed is honoured and thrilled to welcome back Larry Gioia to the Podcast for an impressive discussion about networking.Larry Gioia also joined us for Ep#71 where he talked about his day-to-day life as an IT Solutions Architect.This interview is part of the “Networking Expert Series“.Episode Summary1. Nissar kicks things off by asking Larry about personality, and how that impacts a person’s ability to network. Larry is more than happy to address the misconceptions around introverts and extroverts.2. He tells us about his experiences with networking, and how he feels it differs from connecting, which is much deeper and more fulfilling.3. Traditional networking is about Who you Know. However, connecting is “Who you know, who knows who you need to know”. 4. Larry shares a concept about connection – ABCD – Always Be Connecting the Dots. He describes how he found it, and how it works.Source5. Always a fan of sharing deeper knowledge, He goes on to describe the Rule of 76. Larry also introduces to us the Connector's Blueprint, and how you can benefit from it. The elements of the Connector's Blueprint are:Column 1 – List of 5-10 names of people you would like to meetColumn 2 – List the people whom you feel most comfortable narrating (you can easily talk about what they do, and why they do it well?)Column 3 – For each name you put down in Column 2 – put down the name of person who can immediately benefit from the name(s) in Column 2Column 4 – Why did you put that particular name in Column 3? 7. Finally, Larry leaves us with powerful examples of community, what they can accomplish, and why they truly thrive.Quotes“You don’t have to be an extrovert to be a great networker”“I see networking as to a transaction and connecting is to relationships”“It’s not about who you know, it’s about who you know who knows who you need to know”“You’re connecting people for their why and their purpose, and no just because you know them”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Larry Gioia, you can visit his Facebook Group – Connection University. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
#99 – Career Expert Series – Austin Belcak
For Episode 99 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Austin Belcak.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Austin BelcakAustin Belcak is the founder of CultivatedCulture.com. Through his website he teaches people how to use unconventional strategies to land jobs they’ll love in today’s market without connections, without traditional experience and without applying online.Episode Summary1. Austin explains where the name for his brand, Cultivated Culture originated, and where he’s hoping to take it.2. Austin takes us back to college and describes the path that ultimately led him to his full-time career. From the medical field and hating his job to using his side hustle to create a large opportunity for himself.3. Austin shares his thoughts on what people can do if they aren’t happy with their jobs. He gives step one to getting where you’d rather be, and how it can potentially lead to a referral.4. Austin discusses competition, and gives an in depth look at the hiring process, and how people go about applying for jobs. He then talks in depth about a different approach that can massively help in the process.5. Finally, Austin shares examples of a few creative approaches to the job search, and how they paid off for the applicant.Quotes“I’ve had a side hustle basically since I entered the professional world”“Nothing I did was correct, I realized I had to get out of there”“You can learn pretty much anything online for free these days and then go out and apply it”“If you’re doing the same thing everybody else is doing, you’re going to have really really hard time landing a job you truly love”“Only 20% of available opportunities or roles are posted online”“Only take advice from people who have what you want”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Austin Belcak, you can visit his company website. He can also be reached via LinkedIn or Twitter .Austin has created a special offer specifically for The CareerMetis Podcast listeners. You can find that information here.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
#98 – A Day In The Life Of An Enterprise Sales Leader – Mark Birch
For Episode 98 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of an Enterprise Sales Leader from our guest Mark Birch.Guest Introduction – Mark BirchMark Birch is an Enterprise Sales Leader at Stack OverFlow. He is also the Founder of the Enterprise Sales Forum.Episode Summary 1. Mark describes what an Enterprise Sales Leader does, and what goes into managing a sales team. He shares some of the responsibilities, and the types of jobs that come with the role.2. Mark shares about how he went from the trading room floor into software, and then how a situation within the company left him as the only available salesman in his office. He followed the sales trail and went from large scale sales to helping start ups in New York City. The result has been working with Stack Overflow, and how he is enjoying the experience.3. Mark goes through his day to day, and what he handles in terms of tasks and responsibilities. He enjoys the team building and the coaching opportunities within the role. He also really likes sales. Being able to develop a team, and solve problems for customers and clients makes his career pretty satisfying4. Administrative tasks tend to be something Mark doesn't enjoy. He'd rather find more effective and efficient ways to deal with those kinds of jobs, so that he and his team can spend more time honing their sales skills.5. Mark talks about the credentials needed for sales, and how people can become much better sales people. He narrows in on a few specific skill sets that a sales person can truly benefit from learning and mastering.6. Mark also talks about the value of tenure, and why someone may want to build tenure within a few companies.7. Mark gives some perspective surrounding an environment's impact on sales performance. Often times, when a person is struggling with sales, it isn't necessarily the fault of the individual, and can be linked back to a few factors within their environment.8. Finally, he leaves us with a thought surrounding the objectives and goals certain employees may have, and how that can impact a person's career trajectory.Quotes“I never had an objective or a goal to be in sales”“I really enjoy being able to spend the time to coach others”“You've got to be able to build up your confidence and your skill set”“You're not going to be successful if you think the product you're selling is terrible”“Often times, the reason you're discouraged in sales is because you're in the wrong environment to be successful”“Have the conversations, that's where you're going to learn the most”“Not everyone wants to climb the ladder”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Mark Birch, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.During our interview – Mark recommended Radical Candor by Kim Scott.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | 3 years ago
#97 – A Day In The Life Of A Voice Actor – Evan Schmitt
For Episode 97 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a VOICE ACTOR from our guest Evan Schmitt.Guest Introduction – Evan SchmittEvan Schmitt is a voice actor by profession. Evan got his first start in voice overs when he was young and making films. He narrated his own films at first, and then in College started showing an interest in audio and vocal performance.Episode Summary 1. Evan begins by telling the story of how he became a voice actor, which developed over time into his side business.2. Evan also goes into detail about what a voice actor is, what the job entails, and the surprising places that voice acting is used in our day to day lives.3. Evan describes his day to day, which is pretty full considering he works a full time job on top of the voice acting work he fulfills.4. Evan shares that audio books are a very enjoyable part of his job, because of their length and the nature of how they need to be approached. He loves working on fiction audio books because the actor has to become the characters within the book.5. Evan also breaks down the challenges of the career. He talks about the rejection that comes along with his career, and how selling himself at the beginning was difficult until he shifted his thinking and made it a consistent habit.6. He also explains the risk involved with perfectionism, and how it can be a real snag for some.7. Evan talks about how to get into voice acting and whether or not a formal education is required. He also shares some insights on how to continuously improve in order to create a fulfilling and successful career our of voice acting.Quotes“Create something”“Do something for 5 minutes a day and do it every day”.“You're essentially a full service audio production service”“there's a lot of ways that a voice can tell a story”“Voice Acting is the highest paid per-hour Freelance job in the world”“If you really want to do it, then you are the only one who can make it happen”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Evan Schmitt, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or through this website.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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