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Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

What I would love to do with this podcast is help bridge the gap of religion and spirituality because as I start to learn about some of these new things that I’ve been curious about I’m starting to learn and understand that a lot of the time when people are talking about certain things in religion or certain things in spirituality, we are talking about the same things but using different words. I want to unpack the box that some of us feel put into under religion and open that up a little bit and start asking some questions and learning new things.
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Oct 16, 2017
Episode Summary: 
 
Today we are talking about contracting and consulting today! 
 
Reasons contracting might be a good option for you: 
1) You are chasing industries and you don’t have any experience in the new industry 
2) Typically you do get more money 
3) If you get bored after 6-24 months with a company or in a particular role and you feel you are changing jobs often because you’re bored and you need that change 
4) You’re the type of person who likes to work for a variety of different companies 
5) You want to work in different type of industries 
 
Reasons why contracting might not be a good fit for you: 
1) If you are going to be constantly stressed out about your contract ending, you’re not sure what you’re going to do next and this will give you a ton of stress and anxiety
2) If you need certain benefits if you can’t get in a contracting role (hold for the myths section though LOL) 
3) If you will have a fear of not getting a new contract when your current one is over (also this is the opposite of having an abundance mindset 
4) If you are the type of person who wants to find a really great company and stick with that company into retirement 
 
Contracting Myths 
1) Contracting doesn’t offer stability - while I agree with this to an extend, I also don’t think full time positions can offer or guarantee stability. While you could get hired with a great company that’s been around a long time, you never know if there will be a merger / acquisition or they aren’t performing and then there will be layoffs. 
2) Benefits - you definitely can get benefits as a contractor. Often the consulting company offers them or you can get them directly through an insurance broker. Cost is something to consider. Let’s break down some math! Don’t turn me off yet!! 
 
Your salary: $100,000 
5 main benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO / Vacation
 
PTO / Vacation - typically 2 or 3 weeks
2 weeks = $3,900
3 weeks = $5,800
 
401(k) - 3% match
401(k) = $3,000
 
Already with 3 weeks vacation and 401(k) we are up to $8,800
 
I have paid $200 or less each month for medical 
 
Let’s say $400 for medical, $100 for vision, $100 for dental (both vision and dental is really high) 
$600 a month x 12 (a full year) = $7,200
 
Each year you are paying with 3 weeks PTO / Vacation $5,800, $3k in retirement, $7,200 for heath/dental/vision 
= $16,000
 
Now if you’re contracting: 
$48.08 gets us to $100k each year 
 
Side note: generally I bump my hourly rate at least 20% from my annual salary to pay myself for own benefits. So if you’re making $100k you would be looking for $120k which hourly would be $57.69 an hour. 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
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You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Oct 2, 2017
Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever been curious on how to write a really amazing cover letter? 
 
Today we are talking about cover letters and answering some of these questions: 
Are they important?
Should I write one?
How much time should I take on one?
What should I include? 
 
Question 1: Should I write a cover letter?
Answer: Maybe. Most recruiters do not read cover letters if I am being totally honest. 
That being said, there are some hiring managers out there that want to see cover letters. 
 
Question 2: What should I include in my cover letter?
Answer: They should be brief and you want to remember you are writing TO someone. 
Include: 
  1. An attention grabbing paragraph - try asking a question
  2. Accomplishments paragraph 
  3. Company paragraph 
  4. Position paragraph 
 
Keep in mind - cover letters should be brief, the paragraphs should be 2-3 sentences each. 
 
Make sure your cover letter is talking to someone and telling a story. 
 
Also, if you can’t dedicate the time to write a good cover letter, I wouldn’t waste the time forcing a bad one. 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
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Resume Power Words:
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You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Sep 25, 2017
Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever been curious as to whether or not you are leveraging LinkedIn to the extent you can during your job search? 
 
6 Ways To Leverage LinkedIn While Searching For A New Job / Career 
  1. Turn on your job preferences so other recruiters or hiring managers know you are open to new opportunities
  2. Find and apply for jobs 
  3. Research contacts at the companies you want to work for 
  4. Reach out to those contacts 
  5. Reach out to people who are in jobs that you would want 
  6. Research a company’s structure / company culture / reporting / titles / etc. 
 
Reminders: 
  1. Make sure your profile is up to date 
  2. Make sure you have an updated headline 
  3. Have a creative / catchy headline 
  4. Have a professional and clear picture 
 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Sep 18, 2017
Career Deep Dive Academy: 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever received negative feedback? 
Or even a bad review? 
And you weren’t sure what to dwith that information? 
 
Today we have 16 points on how to handle feedback.
 
  1. Remaining calm 
  2. Take the time to reflect and evaluate before you react 
  3. Reminder: perception is reality 
  4. Do not argue 
  5. Feedback is a really, really good thing - even if we don’t agree with the feedback being given
  6. Look at the data 
  7. Ask a lot of questions 
  8. Learn
  9. Honestly ask yourself, what are the truths in the negative feedback you received? 
  10. Asking for help if you need it 
  11. Asking yourself and others what your blindspots are 
  12. Create a plan to improve 
  13. Set clear expectations and goals moving forward 
  14. Set follow up progress conversations 
  15. Reminder: if you need to vent, try and make sure it’s not with work colleagues 
  16. Reminder: when we are getting feedback, we can get better or we can get bitter 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
 
Sep 12, 2017

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Episode Summary: 
 
Ever had a leadership or management change? 
Were anxious or frustrated?
Not sure how to navigate the situation? 
 
I got you 😃 
 
What we want to make sure we are doing during a leadership / management change: 
  1. Be honest 
  2. Being forthcoming
  3. Be open to the change 
 
What you should be communicating to your new manager / new leader: 
  1. Priorities 
  2. Career aspirations 
  3. Goals 
  4. Clear expectations 
  5. Motivators 
  6. Communication style and / or your communication preference 
  7. Have meaningful conversations 
 
Positive things about leadership / management changes: 
  1. Opportunity for a fresh start 
  2. Opportunity or ability to have a new perspective 
  3. Being able to have priorities aligned or even re-aligned 
  4. Opportunity to improve a process or workflow that might not make sense 
  5. Increase team morale 
  6. Management / leadership style change 
 
Potential challenges we might face when we have a new leader or manager: 
  1. Team morale could decrease 
  2. Change management 
  3. Management or leadership style 
  4. Increase stressed or concern
  5. Risk of increased turnover 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Sep 4, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever needed to ask for help and weren’t sure how?
Or overwhelmed and you weren’t sure what to do next? 
 
How exactly you’re going to be executing on asking for help: 
  1. Understand what you’re own expertise is and also where your knowledge gaps are 
  2. Explain what you’ve already tried and where you are stuck 
  3. Prepping your questions for that other person in advance
 
Quick tips and reminders: 
  1. You don’t need to carry the burden of working alone all by yourself forever 
  2. We don’t have to be the super hero all the time 
  3. There is no shame is asking for help
  4. Knowing that is always good to have another person’s perspective 
  5. Be very specific when you’re asking for your help 
  6. Take notes 
  7. Asking for clarification or having follow questions 
  8. Make sure we are being kind, courteous, curious and that you’re having fun
  9. Be open to feedback and criticism and potentially negative comments 
 
Positive attributes for asking for help: 
  1. Helps the people you’re asking for help from feel valued 
  2. Earns respect 
  3. Fuels teamwork 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
 
Aug 30, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
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Episode Summary: 
 
New career course launch date: 
Friday September 8th, 2017 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Aug 28, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Today we are talking about the STAR and SHARE interview methods. 
If we know what the recruiter or interviewer is using for their interview methods, you can be better prepared for your interview. 
 
These are interview methods used to evaluate your behavioral based interview questions.
 
STAR
S - Situation - Describe the situation 
T - Task- Describe the task you are responsible for completing given situation described above
A - Action - Given the situation and the task you had to complete, you will describe the action you took to complete the task and resolve the situation 
R - Result - Describe the result of the action you took, the task that was completed and the situation that was resolved 
 
SHARE
S - Situation - Describe the situation 
H - Hinderances - Describe any hinderances or obstacles you encountered when resolving the situation 
A - Action - Given the situation and the task you had to complete, you will describe the action you took to complete the task and resolve the situation 
R - Result - Describe the result of the action you took, the task that was completed and the situation that was resolved 
E - Evaluate - Explain the evaluation of the situation, essentially what did you learn
 
Example questions that people are looking for this sort of response: 
1) Talk to me about a time you failed to complete an assignment, project or task
2) Talk to me about a time you accomplished something but in the beginning it looked like it was going to be impossible 
3) Talk to me about a time you needed to work with a colleague you did not get along with
4) Talk to me about a time you needed to resolve a communication issue
5) Talk to me about a time you needed to resolve a customer issue 
 
Make sure your interview question responses are brief and to the point, we don’t want to ramble on and on and on and on 😃 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
 
Aug 21, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever started applying for jobs and submitted a ton of applications but didn’t really get any responses or getting a ton of rejection letters? 
Or not making it past the application stage? 
If the answer is yes, there might be something wrong with your resume. 
 
Today we are going to be talking about what we should be including and excluding from your resume. 
 
There are definitely certain things we should be including on our resume and certainly things that need to be taken off. 
The reason this is so important is because in majority of the organizations you are applying to and submitting your resume to, most of the time a recruiter is going to see your resume first and they are making a rather quick decision on whether or not they should reach out to or to turn you down.
In that short window we have to catch a recruiters attention we need to make sure your resume is easy and quick to understand, read and to digest. 
 
What to include on your resume: 
 
1) Contact information 
  • First and last name (put what you want to be called on your resume, you can put your legal name on your application)
  • Phone number - it should be the number you want to be contact at (cell phone vs. house phone)
  • Email 
  • City and state 
 
2) Education 
  • If you have a college degree, include your college degree and beyond 
  • If you do not have a college degree, you want to make sure you have your high school education on there 
 
3) Skills 
  • Should be bulleted out 
  • 5-10 skills 
  • Relevant to the jobs you’re applying for 
 
4) Experience 
  • Job history 
  • If you don’t have any working history, you can include college projects and / or volunteer experience 
 
What to exclude from your resume: 
 
1) Graduation dates 
 
2) Objectives 
 
3) References 
  • Remove the references 
  • Also remove the line ‘references available upon request’ 
 
4) CAPTIAL LETTERS
 
5) Long summaries 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
To connect - 
 
Facebook: 
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To Join Our Facebook Community: 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
 
Aug 14, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
careerdeepdive.com
 

 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever worked for a boss that was a complete a jerk? Or a complete asshole? Or you thought they may have been the spawn of satan? 
 
I want to talk to you about this situation today because I know it is not easy. 
 
We’ve all had the boss who is completely terrible or we have had a spouse or significant other who was working for the devil. It’s like the Devil’s Wears Prada situation LOL 
 
When we are working for a boss who is total ass we sometimes have to be the leader that they aren’t. And we have to what some people refer to as manage up. 
We have to do this in a very careful way. We don’t want to be offensive, we don’t want to be rude, we don’t want to be on their level. We want to be the bigger person and be that leader. 
 
12 Action Items 
 
1) Observe 
Pause, slow down and just observe 
 
2) Don’t jump to conclusions 
 
3) Not to let your work suffer 
At a certain point, either you are going to depart or they are going to leave. 
You don’t want to leave or have a new leader as a bottom performer. 
 
4) Document 
The intention is not screw somebody over but rather if we need to go to HR we have reference points to track the situation. 
 
5) Keep emails 
 
6) Have really open, honest communication 
Attempt to have that conversation 1:1 and on your own. However, if it is something like harassment this may not be your best choice. Rather, if they are just being rude you might be able to have this conversation on your own. 
Ask questions in case you are misunderstanding, this will also keep the conversation non confrontational. 
 
7) Being that leader 
You may not have direct reports.
You may not be in a formal manager position. 
However, the reality is we are the more mature ones than the leaders we are working for so we need to set a better example than what they are capable of setting. 
 
8) Taking the high road 
Do what you know is correct even if someone else is doing something wrong. 
 
9) Being the better / bigger person 
 
10) Try to determine what motivates them and what sets them off
 
11) Contributing to and celebrating success 
 
12) If you need to jump ship: 
Do your research.
Determine interview questions that you can ask while you’re in an interview with your next future boss. 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
To connect - 
 
Facebook: 
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To Join Our Facebook Community: 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Aug 7, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
careerdeepdive.com
 

 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you needed to make a change in your career and you weren’t sure what change should be? 
Or what you want to do? 
Or what that change should be? 
 
Sometimes when we need to make a career change it can be overwhelming if we are unclear on what we want to do or where we should be going or even how to get there. 
 
Really the most important thing when we are looking at making a career change is working your plan backwards. Meaning, reverse engineering your career plan. We start out where you want to end up and then work our way backwards and figure out step by step how we are going to get there. 
 
5 Steps to Career Clarity
 
1) Figure out where you want to go
 
What do you ultimately want to accomplish? 
What role do you want to have? 
 
2) Ask yourself why you want to get there 
 
What is is about that position that is so appealing to you? 
Be honest with yourself and real. 
 
3) What skills do you need to accomplish, or acquire, that you don’t already have now? 
 
If you are unsure of what skills you are going to need, go over to sites like Indeed or LinkedIn and find job descriptions of the titles you are looking at or even people on LinkedIn who have that title and look at some of the titles they have. 
 
4) Figure out how you’re going to close the gap on the skills you need to have (number 3) and the skills you have now. 
Make a plan to close that gap. 
 
5) Start having conversations.
Talk to people that are in these positions.
Ask them: what do you like about your job? What do you regret? What makes you get out of bed in the morning? 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
Thank you so much for listening.
I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!
 

 
To connect - 
 
Facebook: 
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To Join Our Facebook Community: 
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Free gifts - Interview tips, resume tips and resume power words!!
 
Interview Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/interview-tips-checklist
 
Resume Tips Checklist:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-tips-checklist
 
Resume Power Words:
http://www.findingthebestfit.com/resume-power-words
 

 
You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Jul 31, 2017
Career beta program waitlist: 
careerdeepdive.com
 

 
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Episode Summary: 
  1. Make sure you are coming from a genuine place 
  2. Be constantly learning and growing 
  3. Want to be the one who is asking the tough questions 
  4. Always be asking for feedback 
  5. Helping your colleagues when they need it 
  6. Don’t wait to be asked to do something 
  7. Take on additional responsibilities and be that leader 
  8. Asking your manager how you can help 
  9. Be a top producer with top quality work 
  10. Being positive and staying positive through tough situations 
 

 
For show notes go to:
www.FindingTheBestFit.com
 
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Jul 24, 2017
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Episode Summary: 
 
Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews: 
 
  1. Research or lack thereof research 
  2. Eating and / or chewing gum 
  3. Not knowing the company you applied to 
  4. Not knowing the job you applied to 
  5. Coming across as desperate 
  6. Applying to every job 
  7. Not being able to talk about money 
  8. Working out during your phone interview 
  9. Smoking 
  10. Lying / being caught in a lie / just being shady 
  11. Inability or unwillingness to answer questions 
  12. Saying yes to a drastic payout 
  13. Not aligning with the level of the position 
 

 
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Jul 17, 2017
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever wondered the difference between a co-op and an intern?
 
Co-ops 
  1. Good way to get your foot into the door of a good company you are targeting 
  2. Can be required, not always and if you’re part of a co-op program you are stopping classes to work full time 
  3. Paid program 
  4. Usually lasts about 3-12 months 
  5. You get school credit 
  6. Heavily related to your school program / major / area of study 
  7. Could be part of a rotational program 
 
Interns / Internships 
  1. For current students 
  2. Internships are typically shorter than the co-ops, usually lasting over the summer or fall/spring
  3. Compensation - can be paid, unpaid or an exchange for housing or something similar 
  4. Not typically required 
  5. Typically not getting school credit 
 

 
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Jul 10, 2017
 
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Episode Summary: 
 
I have had quite a few people reach out to me asking how to transition from corporate america to being a business owner.
While I don’t consider myself a business coach, I do have some things to share on the topic. 
 
Key points: 
 
1) Answer: How do you want to be helping other people? 
 
2) Answer: What skills do you need to learn?  
This will be a never ending list! 
 
3) Answer: What Skills do you need to learn before you will feel ready to start? 
Make sure this list is what you truly need to learn before you start? 
Hint: you can start earlier than you think! 
 
4) Answer: How can your day job help you with your future business? 
 
5) Answer: Can you be working on any cross functional teams? 
 
6) Answer: How are you dedicating your team to learn, test and invest in the things you want to try?
 
7) Find a business coach you trust online and start consuming their content. 
 

 
 
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Jul 3, 2017
 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you guys heard about the six word story?
 
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What would your six word story be as it relates to your career?
 
Essentially what this six word story would be, is a story, about your career, in only six words.
 
What words would you choose? 
 
Mine would be: 
Learn, grow, thrive.
Help, coach, teach. 
 
What would be your six word story as it relates to your life in general? 
 
Do you have alignment between the two?
Should they be? 
 
Do you need to make any changes? 
 

 
 
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Jun 26, 2017
 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Where does your resume go after you hit submit in an application? It is typically referred to as resmeland which what we are talking about today! 
 
Key points: 
 
1) Upload your resume in every application.
I want to encourage everyone to upload their resume as an attachment. 
This keeps the formatting how you would like it to be seen. 
PDF is the best format to upload your resume. 
 
2) There is no keyword search or algorithm that automatically rejects people.
You can be rejected based on application questions though. 
Recruiters can however search the resume database using keywords. 
 
3) You could be rejected without someone looking at your resume.
This typically depends on how many applicants there are for the position. 
 
 

 
 
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Jun 19, 2017
 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever been rejected from a position or from an application for the reason that you are overqualified? 
 
This is legitimate reason to turn someone down for positions however there are a lot of assumptions and myths out there around this topic so let’s talk about this! 
 
I want to talk about this topic in 4 main topics. 
 
Common Myths 
  1. People think they are getting rejected because they are too old 
  2. “I was told I was overqualified for the position but now what I think is you won’t hire me because I will someday take the hiring manager’s job”
  3. The hiring manager or recruiter feels threatened 
 
Candidate Concerns 
  1. Income 
  2. Supporting their family 
  3. They want to do work that is easier than what they have been doing in the past 
 
HR / Human Resources / Recruiting / Hiring Manager Concerns 
  1. Offering people work that is going to challenging and exciting for them 
  2. We feel people will leave early or right away 
  3. Position alignment 
  4. Compensation 
 
Things You Can Do
  1. Aim higher 
  2. If you’re looking to do easier work, ensure you are talking to everyone you talk about why you want to make the move and what is motivating this transition 
 
Being overqualified is not the same as being under qualified for a position. 
 

 
 
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Jun 12, 2017
 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever wondered whether or not you should stay in your job? Or quit? Or accept another offer? Or entertain an interview request from a recruiter? Or just in general when is the right time to start looking for another job?
 
When we are thinking about possibly quitting or looking at other jobs or accepting another offer, etc. 
 
There are 6 questions you need to ask and answer: 
 
1) What are my goals
 
Career goals, personal goals, what are all of your goals, then ask yourself as a follow up to that, does the job I’m in now, help me accomplish any of these goals? 
 
2) What would cause you to want to entertain taking a new position? 
 
3) What do you like and dislike about your current position? 
 
4) If you have another job to compare to:
 
Which job is going to allow you to accomplish your goals?
What job is going to make you happier?
Which one is the better fit? 
 
5) Is compensation a factor? 
 
6) What does my job history look like?
 

 
 
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Jun 5, 2017
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever wondered what you could be doing better when it comes to your annual review? 
 
The first thing I want to make sure we are on the same page about when it comes to your annual review or performance review or whatever your company is calling it, is that it is a two way conversation. It’s not just one person doing all the talking. 
I also want to prepare you to hear both positive as well as negative feedback. 
 
There are 4 topics we are going to be talking about as it relates to your annual review.
 
1) Ask questions 
 
Areas in which you can improve?
Your weaknesses?
Your strengths?
 
Just because you have strengths and weaknesses, doesn’t mean you should spend all of your time improving your weaknesses. Studies actually prove if you spend your time improving your strengths, you can really strive and be successful.
However, we do need to be aware of what our weaknesses are. 
 
Performance to our goals?
Performance to our peers?
Team performance?
 
2) Aligning with your manager 
 
Making a plan moving forward and making sure you’re both on the same page.
Understand what your action items are. 
Your goals. 
Are there any metrics attached to those goals?
Scheduling or asking about regular check ins 
Job description / day to day duties / daily responsibilities 
 
3) The money 
 
Typically your raise or increase is a predetermined amount. 
But you can certainly ask your manager for a higher increase. 
If they are unable to do this, I would ask what you need to do in order have this conversation again in, for example, 6 months from the time of the conversation. 
 
4) Growth 
 
What sort of new skills are you going to learn in the next year?
What training sessions do you want to participate in?
 

 
 
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May 29, 2017
 
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Episode Summary: 
 
Today we are going to be talking about how to successfully transition from a military to a civilian career.
 
First - I want to thank everyone who has served or is serving is our military. 
 
When we are looking at transitioning from a military to a civilian career, from the HR perspective, there are 2 main things you will want to do.
 
1) Break it down
 
I know this sounds so simple but if you think about we aren’t as knowledgeable as we need to be to successfully hire military folks. 
 
Taking both your resume and in your interviews, taking that information and translating it into something the recruiter, the hiring manager, a potential colleague or peer, breaking it down into terms and language of the people you are talking to are going to understand.
 
Again, both on your resume and in the interview! 
 
2) Connecting the dots 
 
Explain in more detail what the role is, what it means, how it impacts the organization, etc. 
 
A good example: 
I recently talked to the best military candidate I can remember. 
He walked me through his resume, he told me what his job was in the military, he told me what that meant in military, then he told me what it meant in terms I could understand (he broke it down) and THEN he connected the dots for me. 
Here is what the job is, here is how the military views this job, here is how everyone else can understand it and here is how it can help me in the position you’re hiring for. 
 
For the record: we hired him 😃 
 
 
 

 
 
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May 22, 2017
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Episode Summary: 
 
Have you ever wondered how to better sell yourself in an interview?
 
Or have you ever wondered how you could make yourself stand out from other people who are applying to the same positions? 
 
Instead of going through sales tactics, let’s talk about what candidates do that set themselves apart from the others. 
 
What candidates do to set themselves apart in an interview: 
 
1) Research
 
This is an all encompassing research. 
They understand the job. 
They have read the job description. 
They have researched the company.
They understand what the company culture might be just by doing their research. 
Use websites like glassdoor.com and indeed.com to research while job searching. 
In the job description, they have called out the roles and responsibilities. 
They have researched the team I am hiring for using LinkedIn.com
They have also done their research on the organization. 
 
2) Asking questions throughout the conversation 
 
This way it’s just me (or whoever is interviewing you) just asking questions. 
You don’t want to ask questions just for the sake of asking questions. 
 
3) Tie it all in or connect the dots on their experience 
 

 
 
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May 15, 2017
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Episode Summary: 
 
I hope you are having an amazing day! 
 
Have you ever experienced a career setback? 
Or felt you fumbled through something?
And wanted to understand how to overcome that setback? Or mistake? Or the learning experience? 
 
Today we are talking about 4 things you should be doing if you feel you had a major career setback / hurdle. 
 
1) Establish the root cause of the setback
 
Dig deep and understand what that root cause is. 
Not necessarily the last 1 or 2 steps that led up to the setback, but the true root cause. 
 
2) Recalibrate
 
This is really important! 
 
Oftentimes if we experience a setback, we don’t take the time to hit the pause button and ask: 
Is this what I should be doing? 
Should I still be going after this goal?
 
A - Set new goals 
B - Ensure we still want what we are going after 
C - Ask yourself: what is important to me? Understand your priorities! 
 
Sometimes we are divinely redirected 
 
3) Check your motivation levels
 
This will tell you a lot! 
 
4) Ask yourself  - Do you need to ask for help? 
 
Sometimes we need to ask for help! 
 

 
 
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