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Mar 21, 2019
Have you ever been curious what could be holding you back from achieving your dreams and/or goals?
 
Today we are talking about limiting beliefs with Ryan Borawski. 
 
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Ryan is a corporate trainer for his full time position and he also has a side life coaching business. 
 
Beliefs are pretty much who we are and they have the ability to create or destroy us. 
 
Empowering beliefs are beliefs that gets you to where you want to go.
 
Beliefs also align with values. 
 
What’s the difference between limiting beliefs and fear? 
There are two types of fears. Legitimate fears, for example I do not want to touch a hot stove. 
There is really good fear. There is a lot of bad fear. 
 
When you look at how you tell the difference between limiting beliefs and fear is it whether or not you have taken action or is deeper than that? 
 
A lot of times limiting beliefs are preventing us from taking action. 
 
Surround yourself with people who will help you raise your standards. 
 
How do you go about identifying a limiting belief? 
 
A lot of times you can’t identify them on your own because you need someone to cover your blindspots. 
 
Exercise: 
  • Write down the beliefs you have. 
  • Circle the ones that are empowering.
  • Identify how they are getting you to where you want to go. 
  • Then look at the disempowering beliefs and question them.
  • Where did I develop these from?
  • Who did I develop this from?
  • How is this limiting me from getting to where I want to go?
  • Was the person I learned this from worth modeling?
 
Essentially you are creating doubt through your questions. 
 
If you associate enough pain to those beliefs you’ll change them. 
 
We focus on determines what we feel. 
 
How do you prevent that limiting belief from creeping back into your thought space?
 
Create empowering beliefs.
 
Affirmations are important and affirmations are only as important as the action that you take. 
 
If people are going through this exercise on their own, how do they go through the process but also be sensitive to the fact that there is a lot of emotional weight behind and care for themselves in the process? 
 
It depends on where you wan to go. 
 
Limiting beliefs are extremely general. 
Once you identify the limiting beliefs, pick them apart and create the doubt. 
Then ask how do I create empowering beliefs. 
 
We do things to avoid pain or gain pleasure. 
 
The next step is to take massive action. 
Reveal that fear is actually a feeling and not a fact. 
 
Take action a lot. 
 
How do people know what their identity and mission are? 
 
The thoughts you own about yourself is your identity. 
 
Identify limiting beliefs, turning that into empowering beliefs, which is then your identity, then taking massive action. 
 
 

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Mar 14, 2019
Choosing a major feels insanely important … when you’re doing it.
 
According to the Washington Post only 27% of people have jobs related to their major. 
 
If it feels like it’s really overwhelming and really hard, take a deep breath. 
It is hard.
But know this.
73% of people aren’t using their degree. 
 
When you’re looking at choosing a major you can take 2 different paths / approaches.
 
Option 1 - 
You can go with your passions, your dreams, your personality. 
Research.
List out what you’re passionate about.
List out what your dreams are. 
Write about your dream life. Don’t limit that. 
Take some personality tests. 
Most of them have a job / career section. When you’re looking at that, what is of interest? 
What will give you job / career satisfaction.
Find people who have worked in those fields. 
 
Option 2 - 
Going after the majors that align with the classes that you really enjoyed. 
Find people in those fields, ask them all of the questions. 
 
What you shouldn’t do when you’re trying to choose a major: 
1 - you shouldn't do what other people are telling you to do 
2 - you shouldn't decide based on what you’re friends are doing 
3 - you shouldn't decide based on what is cool and popular 
 
 

 
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Mar 7, 2019
Let’s answer some of your questions! 
 
Question 1: 
  • How do you prepare for aptitude tests?
  • If you’re thinking like the SAT or ACT there are practice tests online you can take.
  • If you’re thinking about tests to determine what career would be the best fit, there is really no way to prepare for those but just be really honest with yourself while taking them. 
 
Question 2: 
How do you make your resume relevant? 
  • One you want to make sure it's specific to the job you’re applying for in the right industry. 
  • Think about the job you’re applying for, in what industry and put that relevant information in your resume.
  • So when the recruiter or hiring manager is looking at your resume they can clearly see you have the experience you looking for.
  • For example for sales professionals you want to include your sales goal or quota, for example, 102% to goal.
  • Make it pretty but have content. Some resume templates only allow for 1-2 bullets under each job which likely won’t be enough information. 
  • Ensure your background itself is relevant to what you’re applying for and if it’s not figure out a way to bridge that gap.
  • Let’s make sure you’re applying to roles that appropriate (think years of experience here). 
  • Be one of the first people to apply.
  • Apply directly to the role on the company website. 
  • You can also reach out to the recruiter or hiring manager on LinkedIn. 
  • Set up job alerts on Google Jobs. 
 
Question 3: 
How to position yourself well with recruiters after being retrenched?
  • I’m assuming here that means being laid off and not being fired.
  • Being laid off is very common.
  • Be honest and brief/to the point. 
 
Question 4: 
What do I owe my current boss and team once I’ve decided to start looking for a new job?
  • Amazing team, resignation will blindside the team. 
  • I don’t recommend sharing you are looking to leave until you are ready to resign. 
 
Question 5: 
How to decide whether or not to get into management? 
Would be better pay, next step in career, are there non management ways to further your career?
  • Do you have the desire to coach, mentor, lead, manage, discipline, hire, fire, etc? 
  • You’ll have to do all of those things! 
  • Money can certainly be a motivator for sure. 
  • You can definitely further your career without taking on leadership responsibilities. 
 
Question 6: 
How do I ignore the allure of becoming a software developer?
  • Can do developer bootcamp for 9 months and make $85k. 
  • You don’t have to ignore the allure! 
  • I would take a webinar or find some videos online to learn what software development looks like.
  • Ask yourself would I want to do this every single day?
  • I would also ask hiring managers on LinkedIn if they would want to hire someone from the bootcamp you’re looking at. 
 
Question 7: 
How to score an interview when there are so many applications? How to stand out in applications?
  • Go back to question 2, all of that applies. 
  • You want to be one of the firsts. 
  • Set up job alerts on LinkedIn, Google and Indeed. 
  • Review job description, adjust resume accordingly and honestly. 
 
 

 
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Feb 28, 2019
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How To Answer The Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself 
 
We’ve all been asked this interview question. It feels super loaded which is why I don’t even ask this question. 
 
Tell me about yourself … I immediately think coffee addict, dog mom, wine lover. None of the shit you should talk about during an interview is what comes to mind. That being said, we have to be with this particular question a little bit more strategic. 
 
What the interviewer is looking for is to know mostly about your background. 90% of this question should be answered about your background. Think about it as your elevator pitch. I have seen people go on and on and on when answering this type of question. 
 
We want to make sure that when answering an interview question we are buttoned up so to speak. That way you won’t be losing your interviewer in the process. 
 
If I ask a question and someone rambles on for 7 mins, I’m out. 
 
How do we answer the question, tell me about yourself. 
 
Here is the equation: 
  • 1 sentence about our background 
  • 1 background diving a little bit deeper
  • 1 sentence about what we passionate about in our field 
  • 1-2 super quick tidbits 
 
How I would answer that question is this: 
 
I am a recruiting professional with over 6 years of experience. 
I’ve worked across IT, marketing, outside and inside sales, legal, operations, data science and so.
Basically I’ve recruited in almost every category possible.
I’m super passionate about the candidate experience and data driven recruiting.
I have an inappropriate relationship with coffee and I talk about my dog too much. 
 
The last part - I like to show my personality. so tailor that to your style. 
 
My example was in tiers.
  • 1 - 50k foot view 
  • 2 - 10k foot view 
  • My passion
  • Personal tid bit 
Couple reminders: 
  1. we are keeping it buttoned up
  2. must be less than 2 mins 
  3. think about it as your elevator pitch
  4. offer enough information for them to get a great overview 
  5. providing a foundation for the interviewer to ask questions and dive deeper 
  6. personal tid bits 
What we are not doing: 
  1. rambling on
  2. not 50/50 personal and professional 
  3. we are not taking over the conversation 
 
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Feb 21, 2019
Link to Unpacking: 
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I hope you have an amazing day or evening! 
 
Today we are diving into some goal setting, prioritization and life evaluation in general. Typically people look at goals at the beginning of the year in January however I still think in February this will be helpful. 
 
I want you to grab a piece of paper and a pen. 
 
Before we look to set goals, we have to look at the different areas of our lives and make sure we are focusing on the right area. As you guys know life is complicated, there is so much happening all the time, one quarter, one month even, hell even one week we may want to focus on our career and the very next week there might  be something going on where we need to focus on family. 
 
I just want to make sure before we go create all these really amazing goals for ourselves that we are going to focus in the right areas. 
 
I’m going to have you list out the different areas of your life. Some areas may include: 
Family
Friends
Kids / Children
Pets 
Spirituality / Faith / Religion 
Personal Growth & Development 
Self Care / Self Love / Alone Time 
Spouse / Partner 
Dating 
Marriage 
School / Education 
Relationships 
Health / Fitness / Movement 
Money / Finances / Wealth 
Hobbies 
Side Businesses / Side Projects 
 
What I want you to do is rate yourself in each category from 1-10.
1 being really bad
10 being really good 
 
Look at that list and look at all the ones that are below a 5 and then all the ones that are 5 and above.
 
Are there any that are below a 5 that you really want to focus on. Just because they are low doesn’t mean you need to focus on them. 
 
At one point when I did this exercise one of my categories was dating, and I rated it a 3 but it wasn’t something I wanted to focus on at the time. 
 
Of all the categories you have created, pick your top 2. Once you have the top 2 you are going to focus on, write that down. Then create 1-2 goals for each category you picked. 
 
As you are setting these goals, let’s use the SMART acronym. 
 
S = Specific 
M = Measurable
A = Achievable 
R = Relevant 
T = Time bound / Timely
 
Every 3-6 months go through this list again and rate yourself in these categories. 
 
A couple other things I am going to give you guys to evaluate and think about as you are getting into these goals. 
 
When you think about your energy think about it as one big bucket that has a bunch of holes in it. You’re constantly filling up the bucket but there are these holes in it so it is draining out.
 
I want you to think about your time and your energy like this bucket and the water that is coming in and then what is draining out.
 
Think about the water as your time and energy.
Think about what is filling this bucket. And what is draining it. 
 
For me, I am outgoing introvert. I need to recharge typically by myself and I am very outgoing so I am not shy. When I am tired, exhausted and need energy it’s usually myself, with the dog, watching Netflix. 
 
Think about the different things that fill your bucket. It could be helping other people, it could be going out, grabbing a drink, enjoying dinner with your best friend. List all the things that fill you up and give you energy, that make you happy.
 
On the complete opposite end of that spectrum, a whole different list, list out all the things that drain your energy, that drain your happiness.
 
So what’s filling your bucket? What is emptying your bucket? 
 
Anything thing I want you to think about as you’re  creating your goals is where do you see yourself in 2 years? Don’t put limits on this. It could be literally anything you want it to be. 
 
The next thing is what do you need to do more of?
And on the flip side of that, what do you need to do less of? Or what do you need to stop doing all together? 
 
 

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Feb 14, 2019
The first thing I want to start off my saying as we are getting into this conversation about non competes and conflicts of interest is this: I am NOT a lawyer. I want to put that out there right now. If you are seeking legal advice, that is not me. Of course I do have a background in HR and I do know a little bit about conflicts of interest and non competes. Someone asked me about this so I was happy to create an episode.
 
Here was the question: 
 
Someone has a full time position, looking to add a side job, similar industry to what they are in now, currently interviewing for that job. 
 
Is this ok if it’s in a similar industry? Is there a conflict of interest? When would there be a conflict of interest? Who would I talk to without causing issues at my current job?
 
Here’s the thing, during the interview process you should have on your resume your current job right, whoever you are interviewing with should know your 9-5 because you want to make sure you don’t have a conflict of interest on either side. I would ask the new company, point blank, they should see it on your resume, but ask anyways. 
 
Hey as you know of course by looking at my resume I work for XYZ company, is that going to cause any conflict of interest issues with your team and your organization? I want to be really clear, I plan to keep that job and have this as a part time job in addition to that full time role. 
 
This way everyone is on the same page. And I would honestly ask your HR person in your current job. I don’t know the details around this exact situation but if you are going to add a part time job in a similar industry of course it depends on the reason. I’m going to default to something very basic. Let’s say you want to get a brand new car, you want to get a part time job to pay cash. Ask your HR person if this would be ok given that reason. 
 
If you’re getting this part time job because you hate your current company or hate your current boss and you’re hoping this part time job turns into something more full time, I may not talk to your HR person. They will more than likely share this with your current manager. 
 
Maybe you ask them that question as well. 
 
Whatever your comfort level is. In my experience its always best to be as open as possible in those types of situations so nothing  comes back to bite you. 
 
Side note - if you ever do sign new hire paperwork, save those documents. If done online download it and if done in person ask to get a copy of it. 
 
Broadly speaking you will have conflict of interest issues or non compete problems when the job you hold offers you access to propriety information and the second job you want to get is going to be a direct competitor. 
 
As it relates to conflicts of interest and non competes, most of the time, HR is going to be concerned with these with the higher level roles. As an HR organization the only time I’ve worked for a company that is looking into a non compete with or without a legal team, is with someone who is generally speaking, at the Director level and above. Take that for what it is, I can’t guarantee that. If you want advice here, please consult a lawyer! 
 
Another thing to note, not all states recognize and allow companies to enforce  a non compete. People can work for a direct competitor of a current company however you’re not allowed to share proprietary information. 
 
Finally what I want to say is, do the right thing. You know in your gut what will be the right thing. What will cause a problem, what will cause an issue. If I was someone looking at it from the outside, I would think there is or isn’t something off. Do what’s right, follow your gut. If it feels off or wrong, I would not proceed until you got more information. 
 
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Feb 3, 2019

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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. 
 

 
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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. 
 

 
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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:
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You’re awesome!! 
 
Go be your badass self today!!! 
Sep 18, 2017
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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 
 

 
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You’re awesome!! 
 
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Sep 11, 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 
 

 
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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 
 

 
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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 😃 
 

 
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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 
 

 
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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. 
 

 
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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? 
 

 
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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 
 

 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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