51 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
S2 E5: Negotiate that Job Offer! Get Paid!
We get it. It was work. Interview after interview trying to convince people that you won't suck. And it worked. The phone rings and your future boss tells you what the company thinks you're worth. The salary offer. Now what? Do you have a plan? Well, you should. Keith and Carl, having both given and received many job offers, share with you a multi-step plan to maximize your value during the negotiation process. Don't leave money on the table! While this is a big day for you, just know that for the hiring manager and HR, it's another "to do" on their list. Also in this episode, Keith and Carl discuss tiny houses, awkward propositions from strangers and the hottest side hustles to make you rich. Be prepared to smirk while you work!
40 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
S2 E4: The Virtual Job Interview
You did it. The company called you back, and now you have a handful of interviews scheduled for your dream job. And they are all VIRTUAL! Now what? You listen to this episode! Keith and Carl, experienced interviewers in this new virtual world, take the time to provide valuable tips and guidance to help you land that dream job. The smallest things make the biggest difference! Also in this episode, Keith and Carl discuss many appetizing topics including last meals, Matthew McConaughey and male stripping. It'll surely make you smirk while you work!
64 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
S2 E3: Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning. Is it a corporate buzz word? Yep. Do well paid people spend way too much time fretting over PowerPoint presentations in a fleeting effort to wordsmith the phrase "my plan is to grow the business and my ideas need money."? Yep. Did Keith and Carl put their podcast on hiatus because "planning season" sucked every minute of their time, like a child annoyingly sucking down that seemingly unending last drop of a chocolate malt? Yep. Well, Keith and Carl are back and ready to drop their opinions on a topic that is close to home, and frankly, took part in their home. Successful businesses use strategic planning to drive results in the coming year, and Carl, being the planner that he is, thought it would be a stellar idea for the duo to create a strategic plan for the podcast on the podcast. Do you think they will hit their growth goals? While they were away from each other, Keith and Carl missed exploring the other's life through their random, unscripted questions in their favorite section of the podcast, "Keith and Carl Become Friends". Listen in as they discuss 90's sitcoms, cool cars and bench seats.
45 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
S2 E2: Carl's Career Change Dilemma
Working from home in a makeshift 'office' space crammed in the corner of his bedroom hidden behind piles of laundry... Fighting the 9 other living things in his house to be quiet for 10 hours a day... The feeling of isolation that comes with only connecting with people through some form of brain cell killing technology... May have driven Carl over the edge. In this episode, Carl passionately defends his new found excitement for a big career change. The career and industry he's targeting is littered with stigma - "it's unhealthy", "it's addictive", "it ruins relationships". In spite of this, Carl sees endless opportunity and a chance to reboot. As for Keith... he sees this as the beginning, or end, of a downward spiral. You must listen to find out the details! Also, Keith and Carl become even closer friends as they discuss socks, drugs and nudity. I bet you're thinking "WTF?"... Yeah, we are too. Thanks for all of your support! Follow us! Visit www.keithandcarl.com Facebook @workshorts Instagram @workshortspodcast
82 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
S2 E1: Salute to Restaurant Workers
Keith and Carl are back! In Season 2, Keith and Carl step away from analyzing their corporate jobs - they may have had some explaining to do - to salute tireless workers in industries that are critical to our way of life. You can expect that they've spent time in many of these jobs - sometimes with success, sometimes not. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Restaurant Industry and its workers have been severely impacted. Both Keith and Carl have worked in restaurants, either as food and drink slingers or bouncers. I'll let you find out who did what.. This is a salute to all of their restaurant friends, local food joints, dive bars and happy hour patio spots. Do you think you know Keith and Carl? Can you guess the superhero each would be if given the chance? Find out in the returning section "Keith and Carl Become Friends". And don't forget everyone's favorite section, well at least it's in the top 3, the "C-List". Carl gives everyone great tips on how be an awesome server and bartender. Thanks for all of your support! Follow us! Visit www.keithandcarl.com Facebook @workshorts Instagram @workshortspodcast
20 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
S1 E6: Work Shorts Season 1 Recap
THANK YOU for listening to the podcast and Keith and Carl's friendship journey in Season 1! They've had a blast creating, bantering and getting to know each other! Here are some of their favorite moments from Season 1. If you missed these moments, it won't hurt to listen again! Post your favorite moments on their Facebook page (@workshorts). They'd love to hear from you! Season 2 and other podcast and video content is being created now! Visit www.KeithandCarl.com and subscribe to get the latest updates and newest content. We hope you've "smirked while you worked"! "Thumbs up to that ..."
71 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
S1 E5: Personality Assessments: Carl's a big "D"
If you've been on this Season 1 journey, then you've gotten a sweet taste for Keith and Carl's personalities. However, when their personalities are assessed at their company and they share them with each other, things get real. Is there a "winner" when it comes to the best personality type? Is there resentment? Who's just being a "D"? In the segment "Keith and Carl Become Friends", gladiators, Vikings and cowboys are discussed and not in a classy way. Go figure. Also, someone possesses a unique skill, hidden away in their closet, and it's just begging to be used again. If you love loads of meetings, day after day, hour after hour, like Keith and Carl do... you'll love this C-List. Visit www.KeithandCarl.com and subscribe! We hope you "smirk while you work"!
57 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
S1 E4: "Fail fast, fail often." WTF?
Companies encourage their employees to "fail fast and often", but do they really mean it? Keith and Carl explore failure by sharing times when they failed, sometimes quite badly, and discussing what they learned as a result. Their discussion navigates down a winding road to risk taking in their current roles, and how they encourage their teams to fail. Or not. In the segment "Keith and Carl Become Friends", snack food and concerts are topics that will oddly reveal a lot about them both... Who's a fan of ice breakers at work?! Everyone, right? Check out this episode's C-List for a few great ideas. Visit www.KeithandCarl.com and subscribe! We hope you "smirk while you work"!
41 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
S1 E3: Keith's Professional Development
And it's Keith's turn to get introspective and deep on his professional development, assuming of course that he has received great anonymous feedback. Can you guess the feedback Keith receives? In the segment "Keith and Carl Become Friends", stories are shared of recent fails during a particular holiday, and how early childhood mischief put them on the straight and narrow. The C-List continues on the job posting theme. If you write job postings, please listen. Seriously. Visit www.KeithandCarl.com and subscribe! We hope you "smirk while you work"!
54 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
S1 E2: Carl's Professional Development
Carl drew the short straw and had to step up to the plate to be first to discuss his professional development. In order for him to develop into a better manager and professional, it only seemed fitting that Keith and Carl dive into Carl's anonymous work feedback from his co-workers. Also, you'll get a glimpse into how Carl perceives his personality in and out of the workplace. Is it self awareness? Maybe. Delusional? Likely.. In the segment "Keith and Carl Become Friends", you'll get a glimpse into their self-cleaning habits and learn more about their childhood. The friendship is starting to blossom. Are you applying to an internal job posting? The C-List might give you some insight into that process. Visit www.KeithandCarl.com and subscribe! We hope you "smirk while you work"!
49 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
S1 E1: Childhood Dreams
In the first episode of Season 1, Keith and Carl begin their friendship journey exploring pies in the face, middle names and the age old question, "What did you want to be when you grew up?" Did they have dreams of the exotic and exciting times of corporate America management? Likely, not. It's well, somewhat absurd, yet oddly familiar?! Also, check out the C-List. Carl thinks it's awesome... at least the name that is. Visit www.KeithandCarl.com. Subscribe to their page, their podcast and YouTube Channel!! We hope you "smirk while you work"!
46 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Work From Home Short - A WFH Bonus Episode!
Keith Coleman and Carl Spande couldn't resist jumping in on the "working from home" conversation that many of us are facing due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This bonus, pre-launch episode will give you a flavor for their style and personalities, and it will begin your journey into their friendship discovery in the section titled "Keith and Carl Become Friends". Plus, Carl has a great C-List topic! (Wow, you know he's a marketing guru with creative name like that...) Don't forget to subscribe and share with your friends! Head to their website to find additional content and subscribe to their email list. The links will take you on a glorious, yet extremely quick, explosion of all of their social content. If you liked getting to know their voices, just wait until you see their faces...awkward expressions and all. www.KeithandCarl.com
4 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Introducing Work Shorts with Keith and Carl
Comedic, yet real, stories about work, life and friendship with Keith Coleman and Carl Spande. Keith and Carl are marketing gurus and managers, bonded together by their adjacent cubicles. Together, they explore the absurdities of work and life by questioning corporate America and their life experiences that got them there. Follow along as Keith and Carl humorously force a new friendship. Each episode includes a section called, "Keith and Carl Become Friends", the hosts will ask each other a mystery personal question. Their unscripted responses will shed light into their personalities, behavior and motivations. It gets real! The heart of the show will center around a "Work Short Topic of the Day". Keith and Carl will explore various topics while providing their possibly misguided perspectives and interpretations, often a result of their perverse, yet oddly relate-able, childhood and young adult experiences.