31 minutes | May 21, 2011
"Going Solo" - Entrepreneurship as a Career Direction
Our special guest, Mike O'Krent used to interview survivors of the Holocaust for Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. This led him to the idea of creating his business, LifeStories Alive, in which he films interviews with members of families and creates legacy documentaries for them. He is a big believer in bootstrapping your own business and has some great advice on keeping your momentum and perspective while starting up. If the idea has ever crossed your mind that entrepreneurship is a possible career direction for you, this is a show you won't want to miss!
30 minutes | May 7, 2011
Job Search: What’s Your Plan?
So, you’re looking for a job. Do you have a plan, or are you simply tossing your resume around out there hoping something sticks? Or maybe you have plan, but it primarily consists of answering online job postings. In today’s job market a scattered or reactive approach just isn’t enough. You need a proactive, strategic plan that leads to results. Simone Fuselier of 45.5 Consulting will join us to share an effective (and fun!) job search planning method that puts you in control and keeps you focused on getting the results you want. Simone is a talented project manager with a masters degree who approaches everything in life as a project… including her own job search. You’ll love her organized, easy-to-understand method, even if you don’t know a thing about basic project management methodologies!
31 minutes | Apr 16, 2011
READY, AIM, GET HIRED!
Career consultants Angela Loëb & Jay Markunas pack a lot of practical information and insider tips into this episode. Hear how to ready your resume. Learn about the search strategy that is 86% effective in getting you a job. Get expert advice on how to ace the interview so you get hired. This is the highly condensed version of Angela's & Jay's pajama learning series, the Job Search Boot Camp. So, grab a pen & paper, you are about to get a lot of information in a very short time!
31 minutes | Apr 2, 2011
Some Assembly Required
Are you a woman who’s returning to the workforce after a long absence? Or maybe you’re just starting your career after graduation? Whatever your reason for looking for a job now, it’s imperative that you develop and use your network to land the job of your dreams. Marny Lifshen, co-author of “Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women,” joins us to discuss some of the most common myths about networking. She’ll also tell us about the top mistakes women tend to make. And, yes, there are differences between how women and men network. Learn how to capitalize on those differences and leverage your strengths!
30 minutes | Mar 19, 2011
Making A Career Change & Sticking It Out
Our special guest, Dr. David Litton, is an expert on using assessment tools for career change. In addition to enlightening us on the most effective assessment tools being used today, he will discuss the things that can hinder a career change and how to cope with that. He'll also talk about the ways you can deal with a drawn-out job search, especially when you're trying your darndest to make a career change into the work you love.
31 minutes | Mar 5, 2011
The Science of Finding the Work You Love
What does your Script, a Sausage Machine and the Weighting Game have to do with your job search? Turns out, these have plenty to do with your success! On this episode we are joined by Tom Cassidy, physicist, career expert and co-author of "How to Win at Russian Roulette: And Other Fiendish Logic Problems" and "The Electric Toilet Virgin Death Lottery: And Other Outrageous Logic Problems." Tom's London-based company, e2aplus.com, offers career transition tools that people can deliberately apply on a consistent basis and programs that are tailored around the areas that need most development. He and his team cite some pretty astonishing results, too: "Everyone who has applied our system to the management of their career has been successful so far." This promises to be a fascinating conversation about "using the conclusions of science as a basis for action." Tune in to learn how you can use science to find the work you love!
31 minutes | Feb 19, 2011
Stepping Into The Perfect Career
Brandon Newsom is started 2011 in pursuit of a new career which is more fulfilling than any he'd ever imagined. After spending years in the IT and insurance industries while suffering through burn-out and health problems caused by job-related stress, the 35-year-old said he finally starts and ends each day with a positive outlook. Today, he is a clinical assistant at the Seton Medical Center emergency room and is pursuing his bachelor of science in nursing. Always looking for a way to help people, Brandon found his calling after his wife suggested he hire a Career Coach. The Austin American Statesman ran an expose on Brandon in the January 3rd edition. Brandon is a former client who has found his calling. Join us on this show to hear Brandon’s story. We walk through a real-life case study on the next Job Search Boot Camp Show.
31 minutes | Jan 15, 2011
Starting From Where You Are
Linda Wilson lost everything when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in late 2005, and starting from scratch, she has rebuilt her life and her career. In recent years, she launched a business, found a job in her profession (she's a Human Resources Director) and was recently spotlighted in Arianna Huffington's latest book, Third World America. As you might imagine, Linda is superb at setting and achieving goals. She will share her secrets for getting what you want and for thriving, not just surviving, after a natural disaster AND economic disaster. You WILL definitely be inspired by this show!
35 minutes | Dec 18, 2010
Chill out, Jack, you're a civilian now!
Our special guest, Rhonda Moncibais of Synergy First & Associates, is passionate about helping military leaders transition their leadership skills successfully into the civilian workplace. A former military officer once told Rhonda that the hardest thing he’d ever had to do was to adapt to the corporate world after leaving the military. He suggested Rhonda adopt the phrase he always uses when helping his former military colleagues acclimate: “Chill out, Jack, you’re a civilian now!” Rhonda is familiar with the issues and challenges faced by these individuals as they transition. She is also familiar with the challenges and benefits that occur for the employer hiring former military leaders directly into leadership roles. If you are a job seeker leaving the military to join the civilian workforce or you have a friend or family member going through such a transition, you won’t want to miss this show. Rhonda will offer her excellent insight and helpful tips.
34 minutes | Dec 4, 2010
Don’t Stop Now! Job Hunting During the Holidays...
Thinking of putting your job search on hold during the holidays? After all, companies and hiring managers are focused on taking vacation days and attending office parties, right? Wrong. Stop your job search during December, and you could be missing out on one of the best times of the year to get hired. Join us in a lively discussion with Melissa Victor Totah, who leads one of the most popular weekly job clubs in Central Texas – Career Connections. On top of that, she’s a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), trainer, coach, and career consultant. We’re thrilled to have Melissa on the show to share expert insights and top tips on this timely topic of job hunting during the holidays.