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The CandShout Podcast

The CandShout Podcast

By Latoya Leslie
A podcast for job seekers (yes, frustrated ones too) to share their experiences with the job application process. Featuring interviews and discussions with HR professionals from leading companies in a number of industries. CandShout™️ is a product of LESOYA®️, LLC.
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International Recruiting, CSR, & Future of Work w/Johnny Nash
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Season 2 of the CandShout Podcast. We're starting this season featuring a conversation with Global Recruitment Headhunter with 23 years experience, Johnny Nash. Johnny is based in London, UK and we are honored to feature him as a guest and friend of the show. In this episode, we discuss Johnny's motivation for entering the headhunting and recruitment space, familial influence on our career aspirations, recruiting process & systems, career coaching, embracing diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, lessons for job seekers and companies, and MUCH MORE! Learn more about Johnny below: 🏇Left a warzone to building a successful life as a Global Headhunter, Accountability, Careers Coach. I find great talent and coach. No BS! 🪜Linkedin Leader, 67,000 total followers between myself & my own company. 27,000 + first degree connections. 4K+ Clubhouse Followers.  📱Technology Headhunter Entrepreneur @ FORTE ICT. 🥇I secure the top 15% of talent across the U.K. & globally for companies transforming, start up’s, scale up’s, disruptors, and SME’s. 🧠Recruitment, Interviews & Careers Subject Matter Expert. 3,000+ candidates placed. Coaching Website: www.johnnynash.coach |Headhunting website: www.forteict.com If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to follow/like/comment/share this episode with your network. For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com | Support our crowdfund campaign  #diversity #internationalrecruitment #headhunters #tech #wellness #DEI #inclusion #candshout #jobseekers #talentacquisition #covidworkforce
43:37
May 06, 2021
Diversity, Wellness, & Women in Recruiting
Hi Everyone! We're back with the final episode of Season 1 of the CandShout Podcast. It's Women's History Month, so we're excited that our last guest is a Woman leader in Recruiting. We are honored to feature Adrienne Dinkelacker as a guest and friend of the show.  In this episode, we discuss Adrienne's career in Healthcare Recruiting, her Recruiting agency with her sister, following your passions, wellness in the workplace, and why job seekers should trust the process. I also talk a little about my personal/professional journey into Tech, my Grad school experience: juggling work and school part-time (3yrs), and more gems for job-seekers!  Learn more about Adrienne below: Adrienne is a Philadelphia native currently living in LA. She is the Co- Founder of The Atlas Group, a tech recruitment firm dedicated to presenting diverse candidate pools. The Atlas Group is also a collective that guides women, non-binary and trans* tech professionals through the entire interview and job search process with a lense of wellness. She is also the Head of Talent for a few companies in Los Angeles. Adrienne is a certified coach and has been leading meditation groups for 5 years. She actively volunteers at A Place Called Home and is passionate about community & dance. Learn more about the Atlas Group via https://theatlasgroup.co/  If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to follow/like/comment/share it with your network. For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com | Support our crowdfund campaign |Vote for us once each day until March 24th via Fedex Grant Contest - https://bit.ly/3bCGkhJ  #diversity #wellness #recruiting #womeninrecruiting #tech #wellness #DEI #inclusion #womenshistorymonth #candshout #jobseekers #talentacquisition #supportwomen 
53:36
March 16, 2021
CandShout Crowdfund!
Happy Women's History Month! We are so excited for a fresh start this month. It's been a challenging start to the new year, but we are dedicated to our growth and mission. We're back with a special episode to announce that we are crowdfunding via the iFundWomen platform.  Support our campaign here - https://ifundwomen.com/projects/lesoya-candshout-social-good-platform We are grateful to have access to a vast Entrepreneurship community and network we can tap into for guidance, lessons, and resources. After much thought, it made sense to crowdfund via iFund Women; It's a platform for women with big ideas - the work my team and I are doing with CandShout is a perfect fit. So why now? Our mission is to transform Talent Acquisition/Recruiting by prioritizing the Candidate experience and promoting Social Responsibility. We've identified focusing on the candidate experience and aligning with social causes is an untapped area of HR with great potential to transform challenges within Recruiting. We are seeking funding for CandShout because we bootstrapped our MVP launch and have not yet generated revenue. We are focusing on marketing/awareness, Go-to-Market strategy, and our Customer Acquisition so that we can start generating revenue. We have been unsuccessful in securing funds from traditional banks and have not yet received any grant funding. We used our personal finances to go as far as we can during the pandemic, but we are growing slowly and need help scaling our platform and services. How will we use the funds? We're raising $20,000 to help us achieve several milestones. We will use funds for marketing and promotion, hiring freelancers to support and grow our podcast, hiring to support backend infrastructure of CandShout platform, customer acquisition, operating expenses, paying legal and insurance fees, and scaling our product to address the pre-hire Recruiting needs of nonprofits, mid-size, and Enterprise companies. What are you offering? We're offering really awesome rewards via this Campaign. Facemasks, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Coffee mugs, shout outs on our social media, a feature on our CandShout podcast...and more awesome goodies. Pretty cool! Support our campaign here - https://ifundwomen.com/projects/lesoya-candshout-social-good-platform Thank you so much for your support! Thank you for believing in my vision to use technology to better our communities and advance humanity. We believe the Talent of today and future want to work for companies that support social causes. Your support will help social conscious Top-Talent get hired at Companies they love.   Vote for us once each day until March 24th via Fedex Grant Contest - https://bit.ly/3bCGkhJ #crowdfund #socialimpact #socialcauses #fundwomen #recruitment #femalefounders #saas #hrtech #lesoyallc #candshoutapp 
04:46
March 11, 2021
Workforce Innovation w/myBasePay Founder Jahn Karsybaev
We're back with another episode of the CandShout podcast featuring a discussion with Jahn Karsybaev, Co-Founder of myBasePay. Jahn is a Technology Executive, Mentor, Forbes Tech Council Member, Investor, a Harvard Business School alumnus, and host of the Ivy Podcast @ivypodcast. We are honored to feature him as a guest & friend of the show.  In this episode, Jahn shares how he is helping hiring organizations streamline their process with myBasePay, how myBasePay is responding to workforce challenges during COVID, journey to Forbes Tech Council, and Talent Relationship building. We also discuss the following: Solutions for Staffing Agencies Opportunities for Corporate Talent Acquisition Matching Talent Marketplaces Success Factors during Onboarding Work from Home Models & Trends Wellness & Mental Fitness and much more! myBasePay is a Contingent Workforce platform that puts your Talent first. It provides turnkey solutions for Gig Workers, Staffing Firms and Corporate Talent Acquisition. Learn more at: www.mybasepay.com Read Jahn's full Executive Profile here: https://profiles.forbes.com/u/186c4a63-d930-4dce-927e-fe1a37f6a53e Listen to Ivy Podcast - a Podcast series about leadership where Jahn interviews Fortune 500 Executives: https://ivypodcast.com If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to follow/like/comment/share it with your network. Contact us to receive a FREE copy of Jahn's upcoming book on Project & Product Management. For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com #mybasepay #executiveleadership #candshoutpod #workforce #podcastshow #ivypodcast #forbestech #techfounders #amplifyvoices #stopasianhate 
40:19
February 23, 2021
Black In FinTech: Digital Product Management w/Steve Coupet
Happy Black History Month! We're back with another episode amplifying the voices of job-seekers. Given that unemployment rates are high for PoC, it is important we amplify the voices of leaders in our community. This episode features a discussion with New Yorker Steve Coupet, a Digital Product Management expert and Chef. We are honored to have Steve join as a friend & guest of the show. Steve Coupet is a Liberal Arts graduate from NYC. He spent almost a decade working IT on Wall Street Trading Floors before resigning to become a full-time chef. In 2020, Steve successfully pivoted back to tech, and is now a Digital Product Manager for the US's largest Investment Bank. In this episode, Steve shares his tech journey in FinTech, his love for the Culinary Arts, Product Management, and provides guidance on how job seekers can successfully pivot in their careers. We also discuss the following:  Career Transitions & Successfully pivoting in Tech.  Digital/Virtual Conferences & Networking.  Tech Certifications & Virtual Learning.  Transferrable job skills & Careers in FinTech. Owning Your Story.  If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to follow/like/comment/share it with your network. You can connect with Steve on instagram @touchef.coupet or via his linkedin. For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com #CandShoutapp #BlackIsTech #Coursera #VirtualConferences #ProductManagement #JobSeekers #HR #BlackVoices #FinTech #Harlem #NewYorkers 
43:57
February 02, 2021
Don’t Count Yourself Out: Lessons for Job-Seekers & Entrepreneurs w/Fonz Morris
Happy New Year! We're back with another episode of the show featuring, Alphonso "Fonz" Morris. Fonz is an HBCU - Morehouse grad, a Husband & Father, Speaker, Advisor, and the Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion at Netflix. In this episode, Fonz shares his journey to Netflix and 15+ years experience in Tech and Design. Given that unemployment rates are high for PoC, it is important we amplify the voices of leaders in our community. We are honored to have Fonz join as a friend & guest of the show. We also discuss the following: Advice for job seekers and Entrepreneurs pursuing opportunities during COVID. Communicating effectively when Interviewing.  Storytelling & Self-Advocacy. Importance of Growing Your Network. What's next for Fonz and Product at Netflix.  If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to follow/like/comment/share it with your network. You can connect with Fonz via his social channels, Twitter @youngfonz, or his website FonzMorris.com. For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com Fonz's Bio Great design gives Fonz life. Prior to joining Netflix, he led a design team at Coursera – the world’s leading online educational platform. As a founder and growth designer, he’s led product design at two startups and worked with some of the world’s biggest companies! As a leader, Fonz focuses on balancing experience with spontaneity and intense creativity with the discipline and methodology of production. His undergraduate career began at the HBCU Morehouse College and ended with his earning a B.S in Computer Science from Georgia State University. With no formal education in design, he is an advocate for the self-taught designer. Additionally, he mentors design students through Made In The Future, Cascade SF,  California College of the Arts, and General Assembly’s UX Design Bootcamp. Fonz’s passion is creating effective and successful experiences that engage, inspire and attract customers. He was a cohort member at First Round Capital’s Founding Designer Track and is currently a cohort member at Floodgate Fund and a Design advisor for Signal Fire. His talent and enthusiasm are well-respected throughout the Design industry and he has been invited to speak for several professional tech audiences, including Afrotech, DesignxUs, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. #candshoutpod #netflix #jobseekers #entrepreneurship #networking #podcasting 
40:14
January 12, 2021
CandShout MVP Launch
The CandShout App team (Latoya, Mike, and Paxton) comes together to reflect and officially announce the launch of the CandShout MVP in the App Store. On Black Friday, we officially launched the CandShout App!  We successfully completed 2-3 days of beta testing, but received rejections from Apple. We were expecting to have CandShout App be available next week.  We are available for FREE download now. Think of CandShout whenever you have feedback to share about the job application process. We also accept anonymous submissions.  If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to share it with your friends and community. You can also subscribe, follow, leave us a review, and listen via Spotify, Anchor.fm, CandShout website, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Thanks! For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com distributed via https://www.lesoyallc.com  #thecandshoutpod #candshoutapp #hr #jobseekers #workforce  #interviewing #podcast #mvp #mobilelaunch #angelco
21:17
December 03, 2020
The Resilient Job Seeker w/Lisa Smith
We're back with a special Thanksgiving episode featuring job seeker, Lisa Smith(SHRM-CP). Lisa recently went viral on Linkedin for sharing her personal experience with the horrors of Recruitment and Interviewing. Her viral post has 3,098 comments, 49,313 likes/support, and has 1M+ views on LinkedIn.  Lisa's LinkedIn post attracted the attention of job seekers around the World who shared similar frustrations with the job application process. She has received an outpouring of support, encouragement, and advise from HR professionals and other job seekers. Her post also caught the attention of Forbes! Read her Forbes feature. In this episode, we discuss her viral post, the widespread mistreatment  of candidates in Recruiting, the Future of Work, and why supporting Social Causes is important in the ethos of hiring.  If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to share it with your friends and community. You can also subscribe, follow, leave us a review, and listen via Spotify, Anchor.fm, CandShout website, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Thanks! For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com #thecandshoutpod #candshoutapp #hr #jobseekers #workforce #google #interviewing #linkedin #forbes
35:37
November 26, 2020
Get Hired at Google w/Mal Rothstein
This episode features a discussion with Mallory Rothstein - Administrative Business Partner at Google and Founder of Learn What Matters. We discuss her path to Google, Talent Acquisition practices, How to get hired at Google, and the Top 3 things to avoid when applying.  Want more from Mal? Check out her article on how she used social media to boost her job search. You can also find her on LinkedIn via Mal Rothstein and @ilearnwithmal on Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to share it with your friends and community. You can also subscribe, follow, leave us a review, and listen via Spotify, Anchor.fm, CandShout website, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Thanks! For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com #thecandshoutpod #candshoutapp #hr #jobseekers #workforce #google #interviewing #careertips 
35:21
November 12, 2020
COVID Networking w/Andrew Friedman
We chat with Andrew Friedman on how to network during COVID, resume tips for job seekers, and Self-Employment. Andrew also shares the number one thing Employers should consider when adapting to changes in the workforce.  Andrew is a Corporate Communications Specialist, writer and editor, specializing in cover letters, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles.  You can find him on linkedin where you can access his FREE 5-star Resume template.  If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to share it with your friends and community. You can also subscribe, follow, leave us a review, and listen via Spotify, Anchor.fm, CandShout website, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Thanks! For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com #thecandshoutpod #candshoutapp #hr #jobseekers #workforce 
24:28
October 29, 2020
Pay Me For My Time w/Racquel Coral
We chat with Racquel Coral on her experience as a Black woman in corporate America, the job application process, what it means to "Pay Me For My Time", Code-switching, and her viral tweet "The Stipend".  Racquel is a storyteller and freelance writer from Chicago. You can find her on social media @withloveracquel and check out her writing via https://withloveracquel.com If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to share it with your friends and community. You can also subscribe, follow, leave us a review, and listen via Spotify, Anchor.fm, CandShout website, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Thanks! For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com #thecandshoutpod #candshoutapp #hr #jobseekers
29:29
October 22, 2020
The Founders Episode
We chat with Michael Fouad, Co-Founder of the CandShout App, to discuss how we came together and the vision for CandShout. CandShout is the Future of Work.  A social good platform for job seekers and socially responsible companies. The Podcast platform will amplify voices of frustrated job seekers and feature valuable insights from leaders in Talent Acquisition and HR.  Here's what to expect from us: Job application stories Job seeker tips & tricks Job seeker features HR Leaders & Influencer Features Virtual Career Fair Resources Social Impact  Authenticity For more information on CandShout, visit candshoutapp.com  #thecandshoutpod #candshoutapp 
17:08
October 15, 2020
CandShout Podcast Coming Soon Trailer
A podcast for job seekers (yes, frustrated ones too) to share their experiences with the job application process. Featuring interviews and discussions with HR professionals from leading companies in a number of industries. 
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October 07, 2020