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Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

By Stephanie Dennis
Host Stephanie Dennis is on a mission to empower people to take control of their careers by offering holistic career advice.
Need to find a new job? Grow your career?
Ever struggle with a bad day? Looking for career advice?
Need to write a resume? Prepare for an interview?
Check out Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive as featured in the New York Times, Inc.com, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Business Insider and more!
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How To Avoid Burnout
Burnout is NOT fun! Over working yourself to the point where you need to sleep for days is not cool. Being busy is not something you should aspire to. Amazing time management and career alignment should be the goal. While working too many hours can lead to burnout, it's not the only cause. Causes: Too many hours Working a job you hate Working for a terrible leader Not enough rest Too much stress Lack of support system Ethics / morals / values don't align to your organization Don't get to make your own choices Bored or not challenged enough Taking on too much at once So with that, what exactly is burnout? Signs of burnout: Feeling tired / exhausted Not wanting to eat Easily getting sick Anxiety is heightened Having a hard time sleeping Difficulty focusing Irritability Easy to get angry or annoyed Feeling sad or depressed Being overly negative / can't find the positive Losing joy / happiness in things / activities / people you used to find it in Withdrawing Low performance / productivity Becoming obsessive over things / activities What to do: Take time off if you can Re-balance workload Talk to your leader - ask for options Get some movement in on a regular basis Sleep, sleep, sleep Add in more healthy eating options / vitamins Try meditation Engage in activities that relax you Do some breath work Get help Chat with friends, family and co-workers more frequently Distance yourself from negative people Work on projects that fuel your purpose Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
16:58
September 21, 2020
Interview with Keisha Greaves - Starting A Business That Serves Your Community
Today we talk with Keisha Greaves who is the founder of Girls Chronically Rock! She started her business to inspire and motivate people with disabilities. Recently Keisha has added designs to her clothing line to support Black Lives Matter and the disability community. Prior to starting her business she worked for large designers and retailers. Keisha knew her heart was in entrepreneurship and took a leap of faith to start her business. We talk about her transition from corporate to being a business owner, how we can be more inclusive, business ideas, new designs she has in the works and so much more! How to get in touch with Keisha: Website: https://www.girlschronicallyrock.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/girlschronically_rock/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsChronicallyRock/ Career Talk Podcast Links:  Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
32:22
September 14, 2020
Job Searching and Career Affirmations
List of all affirmations are in the show notes, too many to fit here :)  Why do people like or say or enjoy affirmations? Positivity Helps give you a mindset shift Affirmations are statements or declarations. What is an affirmation? Written in present tense Read as an "I" statement. Since I am reading affirmations to you, I'll use 'you' instead of 'I' Positive. For example: 'money flows easily and freely to me' vs 'I am debt free'. You want to focus on abundance, NOT debt. As if it happening or happened already List of all affirmations are in the show notes, too many to fit here :)  Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
16:01
September 7, 2020
What To Do When You Are Constantly Fighting With Your Boss
While this is not a good thing, not all conflict is bad. Sometimes we can influence real change with conflict! Ask yourself: What are you fighting about? Who is leading the direction? How are you fighting / disagreeing? Is there discussion / debate? Ongoing fighting or is it more of a situation specific situation? Tips: Document the conversation / disagreement / outcome Try to get to the core of the issue Evaluate whether or not this is the right boss for you Need to bring a 3rd party? Be ok with uncomfortable conversations Find practical resolutions for both of you Be self aware Put yourself and your self care first Apologize if needed Make the agreed upon changes Confirm you're good with the leader once the issue is resolved --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:47
August 31, 2020
Breaking The Glass Ceiling
What is the glass ceiling? Typically is referred to as females in the workplace that can only reach a particular point in their career. Recently it has been expanded to include all marginalized groups! Before we accept a job, think / ask about: Who is on the executive leadership team? Who are you reporting to? Who are their peers? Mentorship program? Female development team? What sort of career development opportunities can you expect? Women at every level of leadership? Tips: Work with your leadership team to get in front of opportunities Ask what you need to do in order to make your next move Track progress Hold regular check in meetings Bring others with you Know your worth Don't settle Demand equal pay Get your voice heard Be your own boss ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
16:42
August 24, 2020
How To Deal With Bullies At Work
People generally are talking bad about others because of THEIR unresolved issues, it's rarely about you! Bullies in general are terrible. Work bullies feel worse because we spend so much time at work. Tips: Ask 'what makes you say that / feel that way / think that way'? Ask if there is anything you can answer for them Call the person out / call them in Why did you do X? When it makes sense, explain your reasons for taking a particular action Put boundaries in place Take note Talk to your leader Consult with HR Seek support, someone you can talk to Track your wins Time for a new role? Self care ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
15:18
August 17, 2020
What To Keep Or Remove From Your Resume - Things To Think About
Additional resume episodes: 2/6/2020 - Resume tips when changing careers 9/26/2019 - Resume refresher - 24 resume writing tips 5/30/2019 - My interview on the Kick Ass In Life Podcast - Resume tips, how to stand out, etc. 8/21/2017 - What to include / exclude on your resume Things to consider for your resume, whether to keep or remove: Sports  Fraternities / sororities Volunteering Work experience Date of graduation Full address --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:12
August 10, 2020
Sexism In The Workplace
Sexism is complete BS. It shouldn't happen. And it does. Examples of sexism: Every time a woman is paid less than a man Every time someone tells a woman to smile Every time someone makes a comment about your looks / body Every time someone feels uncomfortable in the restroom with a trans person When someone assumes you have a different role than you do All the double standards Pink tax Feeling unsafe because of your gender Google dictionary definitions: Sexism - Prejudice, stereotyping, of discrimination,  typically against women on the basis of sex Genderism - another work for gender bias What to do: Bring awareness Call it out Check on your colleagues Find your work support system Do not accept it Talk to HR Be honest and transparent To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:56
August 3, 2020
Working Too Many Hours
As we've talked about before, work/life balance will never be perfect. AND there is a point where too much is too much. We are not robots and can't be expected to go 100 MPH 24/7. Two situations/reasons where we are working too many hours: Expectations we put on ourselves Expectations others set on us Tips for when we set expectations for ourselves: Set boundaries Utilize timers Set a schedule and stick to it 80-90% of the time Dig down deep and establish / determine why you feel the need / pressure to put on yourself Schedule time away Make a self care list Make a local wish list Research and understand achievement vs. perfectionism vs. compulsion vs. obsessed Establish your why Accept and embrace and encourage your failures Prioritize ALL the things Exercise / movement Meditation / spiritual / religious practice Tips for when others set expectations for us: Try to figure out if they put expectations on themselves that you are picking up Set boundaries Talk to your leader Can you add resources to the team Balance with exercise, movement, eating well, fun, self care, etc. Talk to HR or upper management if your leader can't help Evaluate if you're in the right place Put yourself first Burn out isn't fun, feeling exhausted isn't fun. Fuzzy brain is hard. You need to take care of yourself. You deserve it!! Signs you're working too much: Skipping meals / eating really bad No time with friends Not enough time with your partner and family Pets being neglected Missing key events Brain is fuzzy all the time Feel drained all the time Surviving on coffee / energy drinks Skipping exercise Not doing the fun things you're passionate about Feeling depressed or doubtful of your abilities Complete overwhelm Feeling like you're failing at everything Episodes: Tips for finding better work life balance - 6/27/2019 To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
23:07
July 27, 2020
How To Explain Your Job Hopping Past
Why people might want to leave their job: Horrible hours Bad manager Ethical conflicts Contract ends Don't like the company Don't like the industry Work doesn't align with what you want to do Lack of growth / development Little to no communication Unclear / unfair expectations More money somewhere else Traumatic experience at work Bad work culture Lack of flexibility No autonomy Lack of recognition Not challenged enough Respect Poor leadership team High workloads with no light at the end of the tunnel Lack of resources No support Your work people are all leaving Lagging in innovation compared to competitors Misalignment to company mission / values Personal life events Lack of learning opportunities Feeling you're not making an impact Raise kid(s) Care for family member Tips to explain job hopping: Provide the reasons Be honest Keep it positive If appropriate explain changes you've made Offer what the next role provided Be confident in knowing what you want and ask questions around that Why you feel this role is a good fit based on what you're looking for To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:42
July 20, 2020
Have The Rules Changed? Market Insights and Misc Job Searching Tips
Market insights Unemployment: April 2020 - 14.7% May 2020 - 13.3% June 2020 - 11.1% 2008-2009 - unemployment peaked at roughly 10% All data courtesy of BLS.gov Separations: 2008-2009 - Roughly 3.5% March 2020 - 9.7% April 2020 - 7.5% Number of unemployed persons per job opening: April 2020 - 4.6 2008-2009 - 1.9-6.4 Other things to consider: CARES act additional unemployment is expiring EOM July 2020 Looking at 2nd wave of COVID-19 cases Will small businesses be able to make up the losses? We very very quickly moved from a candidate market to an employer market  Tips: If you get a enough of a notice for your lay off / furlough, try to pre-pay as many bills as possible Check out facebook groups for your particular area of expertise Link to the cover letter episode: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/episodes/Lets-Talk-Cover-Letters-How-to-Write-A-Cover-Letter--What-To-Include--Etc-e3i7r8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
15:44
July 16, 2020
How To Ask For Flexibility At Work
Before asking make sure: Your performance is meeting expectations Your leader trusts you to do your work Know what you want / need Flexibility could be: Hours Days Working from home Shifting focus Shifting workloads Work from family member's home Adjusting goals Changing expectations Asking your leader for flexibility: Let them know what you're looking for Let them know why you're looking for it Assure them your quality / quantity of work will not decrease Assure them your work is high priority Offer to set up check-ins each week Let them know how it will help and the benefits Lay out the structure you're set up so they know you'll be successful To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
10:36
July 13, 2020
Internal Transfers and Internal Promotions
Tips: Apply for roles that interest you Talk with your leader / manager / boss Reach out to the recruiter and/or hiring manager for the role to learn more Re-iterate your internal experience during the interview Emphasize your high performance Know what you're working towards Update your resume List your achievements ahead of your interview so you can speak to them in your interview Offer to train your replacement Research beforehand Talk to people on the team before you apply Pros / cons list Understand compensation differences Stay positive even if you get rejected Develop and cultivate strong relationships Offer names of people who can speak to your work in your interview Explain plan to close any skills gap To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:58
July 6, 2020
How To Gain Visibility Working Remotely
Tips: High performance Volunteer for extra projects Schedule regular 1:1's with your manager Ask for feedback regularly Make your goals known to your leader Get on video during calls with your colleagues Ask for the promotion you want Became the go to person on the team Schedule creative ways to build rapport with your team Create a roadmap or step by step checklist with your leader for you to get promoted Train / mentor your teammates Contribute on cross functional teams Voice your opinions Express your concerns so the projects can be better Create solutions to complex problems Check in with colleagues 1:1 via video Share your wins with your leader and colleagues when/where it makes sense to do so Make sure your team knowns your hours and timezone Celebrate the wins of others Respond quickly within working hours Find a mentor Learn a new skill that will fuel a promotion Document your progress Apply for promotional jobs Brand yourself well Show flexibility as projects and priorities change Create ways for more interaction To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
19:45
June 29, 2020
35 Tips For Working At Home
Tips: Separate space Stick to your same schedule you would if you went into the office Set specific end time and stick to it Embrace the freedom AND stay focused on work Camera ready if that's the thing at your company Take your breaks Leave your house when you're able Make sure you have what you need to be successful Maintain high performance Communicate, communicate, communicate Be active in meetings Dress for your day Don't get distracted Would I do this at the office? Socialize and interact with your colleagues Prioritize your work Plan your day with a calendar - paper or digital Schedule your tasks / to do list Good internet speeds Comfortable chair Stretch on the regular Pick some healthy snack / meal options Assume people are coming from a good place If your computer mic sucks, invest in a good headset Set expectations Know when / how you work the best and optimize for that Ask for help when needed Music, podcasts, audiobooks White noise apps Let your team how they can get in touch with you if you're away and an emergency pops up Address conflicts or problems quickly - take it off email / IM as soon as possible Have 1:1 meetings with your manager and/or your direct reports Create a place to share work outside of  email Ask for feedback Make your goals / desires known To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
25:16
June 22, 2020
Gaps In Job History and The Impact It Has
There could be many reasons someone has a gap in their resume Laid off Company folded Person left before finding something new Contract ended Needed to take time off to care for a family member Caring for young child Medical reasons Addiction recovery Relocation Start your own company Traveling Spiritual / religious reasons Personal development Impacts: Could be viewed as negative People could think you couldn't find a job Could give you an opportunity to re-charge Opportunity to re-evaluate priorities Time to learn something new Start / finish new projects Start your business Part time work Changed careers / industries Opportunity to pick up contracting work or temp work Volunteering Tips: Explain the gap, keep it short, be confident Keep it positive Provide productive things you did during the time off Networking Resume - try using years vs mm/yyyy format Don't dwell on the gap Be honest and transparent Prepare to discuss but don't focus on it To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
15:57
June 15, 2020
Lack Of Training At Work
Training is so important. What you learn in training could be the info you need to take you to the next level. 2 main ways to get training: Through work Training you find Work training: Online courses from your company (LMS) Conferences Cross functional conference calls Lunch and learns Teach something Ask your manager what options you have Ask HR for options too - benefits Webinars Speak with others outside your team Connect with immediate team members for ideas / what they've done Research projects / case studies Peer to peer training Training you find: Webinars Organizations you're a part of / can join Networking events / meetups Conferences Social Courses Pods Books Phone apps Certifications Friends / family Additional episode: Learning new skills and professional development - 12/26/2019 To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:25
June 8, 2020
How are you doing?
Hey everyone! I wanted to check in and see how you're doing and how I can help.  I did record this episode before the most recent current events have unfolded over the last 10 days or so. 
14:03
June 5, 2020
Taking Career Risks
Sometimes when we want to make advancements in our career and/or skills we need to take risks. Some risks will be bigger than others. Some with higher rewards than others. Why would you want to take a risk Advancement Leadership opportunities Learn a new skill New challenges New experiences Try something new - test if you like something new Early in your career Bored / feel stuck / stagnant / complacent When to take risks in your career: Early - recover Feel like you're hitting a wall / ceiling Need a new challenge / growth Stable in other areas of life Reward balances risk Universe / God / Higher power / etc is prompting you Keep getting opportunities presented to you How Ask Apply Promotions Take on more responsibilities in current role Start a business Contract work / side projects Lateral move in a new industry Check your gut To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
08:30
June 1, 2020
Finding The Right Mentor
Finding the right mentor can be a bit more involved. Establish what you're look for: Goal of getting a mentor What you specifically want to learn Frequency Time each meeting Rough agenda idea How you'll meet How to connect between meetings Assessing how it's going for both of you What you could offer Type of person you're looking for Location Values / ethics Research potential mentors: Linkedin, facebook, IG, youtube, etc School network Current company Last company Friends Colleague referrals Organizations you're part of Make a list of people to reach out to Create a template for what to say Make contact To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:33
May 25, 2020
How To Find Your Purpose
Finding your purpose can feel daunting, overwhelming, hard, etc. AND it doesn't have to be! Get your notebooks and pens, it's list time 🙂 What are you passionate about? What fuels your fire? What gets you out of bed in the morning? What drives you to do all the things? What is your why? Why do you do what you do? What is your motivation? Evaluate current role Like, why? Disklike, why? Love, why? Hate, why? Challenge What does your work contribute to? Goals Growth potential Culture fit Company mission / purpose How do you feel about all those things? Do #3 for the previous 2-3 roles until you start to see patterns Level of  challenge Passion - 'what', motivation, emotional Purpose - 'why', reason for doing passion https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
16:32
May 18, 2020
Dealing With Difficult Customers
This can be super challenging and simply just annoying. Everyone has a customer, whether it's internal or external. Tips: Understand their goals/objectives Amp up the communication Show that you care Help your customers reach their goals Listen, listen, listen Hit your goals / KPIs Under promise, over deliver Ask for feedback Give feedback Take notes Keep critical emails Prove you are there to help Grant requests when you are able Do what you say you will and follow through Keep a level head Don't procrastinate Offer suggestions / make recommendations Share examples / best practices Don't argue or get defensive Trust your gut Set boundaries when needed To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
15:27
May 11, 2020
Dating At Work
Confession time: I've done it. Because of that, I don't have strong opinions one way or the other. AS LONG AS you do not report into the person you're trying to have a relationship with. Tips: Don't hide it Don't flaunt it Always keep things professional at work Make sure there are no policies against it Stuff might get weird if it doesn't work out - accept that Weigh the pros and cons Ensure there is no conflicts of interest Set boundaries and maintain them Take things slow Be excellent communicators Do regular check-ins Avoid ALL the drama Stay awesome at your job Accept: people will talk To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:57
May 4, 2020
Cold Connecting With People On LinkedIn
Why send someone a connection request? Job opportunity you have You're looking for a job opportunity Looking for info / guidance Expand network Met someone IRL Why not to: Just because They're  cute Connection request or invite vs inmail or message for basic free accounts: Inmail - paid or free to 1st degree connections Connection request - request to be connected with anyone (think Facebook friend request) Tips for initiating contact: Know your reason Find common ground Send outreach Keep it short and sweet Make sure your profile is updated Mutual connections can send intros for you as well Don't sell Be yourself To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:43
April 27, 2020
Interview Assignments / Presentations
When would someone be asked to do an interview assignment? Marketing role - create and present marketing plan Sales role - present your pitch for X Technical roles - code this thing, solve this tech issue Assessment for personality / culture Rid Realistic expectations: IC role - 30 mins - 2 hours Leadership - 1-4 hours Executive - 5-10 hours Process: Info given Schedule presentation Do the work Send night before / morning of Questions to ask: Realistic time expectations Format Next steps after assignment How long to hear feedback What are they looking at Who will be there What is the IT set up of the room / conversation Tips: Understand objective Solve for objective Be clear and concise Prepare to answer questions Show you can do the work / process / understand the methodology Don't put in full time effort for an interview Research Be conscious of who will be part of the conversation Practice Bring your presentation on USB, laptop and print it out Read the instructions Be you Companies: Pay people for their work Hypothetical problems not real ones Trial period Contract to hire To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
18:41
April 20, 2020
Know Your Worth
Monetarily important as well as what you deserve from an environment, culture, team, etc perspective. Monetary value: Research compensation for your role Some companies share internal equity numbers, most don't but worth knowing What is the market like? Satisfaction with your compensation Friends who don't work with you but have your job Know what compensation you want, ensure its in line with what's offered even if on high end Compensation episodes: What to do when your colleagues make more than you - 11/21/2019 How to talk compensation in an interview - 4/25/2019 Culture episodes: How to deal with a bad corporate culture - 2/10/2010 How to interview potential employers for culture fit - 1/9/2020 To support the show: Online Store (birthday code: STEPHSBDAY25 - you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:12
April 13, 2020
Dealing With Favoritism At Work
Ask yourself: How do I help my manager achieve team goals? Am I hitting my goals / KPIs? What am I doing to make my managers job easier? Am I doing anything to cause tension / friction at work? Action items: Ask your manager how you can help Discuss your wins in 1:1's or team meetings (when appropriate) Ask for feedback from your leader and team (if it makes sense, usually does) Look for areas where you make something easy for your leader or team Ensure the goals, individually and team are clear and have deadlines Is the entire team being held accountable for the same things? Volunteer to lead projects, meetings, assignments Keep it about you and how you can improve and do better vs them Stay positive and keep out of team gossip Be honest Stay motivated and working hard Try to assume good intent vs malicious intent Have an honest, transparent conversation with your leader in a 1:1 If you are being favorited, try to share the love aka praise, projects, attending conferences, classes, etc. To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
17:03
April 6, 2020
How To Change Careers
Often people change careers at least once throughout their career. Tips: Try to make this change internally Evaluate where you are at now Research Skills gap assessment and closure Interview 5-10 people who have the job you want Interview 2-5 hiring managers Network To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
08:55
March 30, 2020
Help! I’m Friends / Enemies With The Wrong People At Work
Either situation can be super hard and tricky. Who we associate with (inside and outside of work) will impact us as humans. Our attitude, our personality, our actions, our work, etc. Jim Rohn has the famous quote, "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" Friends with the wrong people: Create some distance Start talking to some new people at work No thank you Rock those headphones Change up lunch habits Alone time Reserve a space to get out of a shared space for a couple hours If they aren't getting it, explain you have some big personal goals you're working towards and really want to put major focus on work Stay kind, cordial and nice Enemies with the wrong people: Why? No reason, ok KAREN Do you need to apologies for something? Work hard, let your results shine and contribute Be kind and nice Invite that person to lunch or  coffee Ask the right people for advice, in a professional tactful way Time will squash most things Try their suggestions / ideas / thoughts Don't retaliate or react at all Do the right thing for your customers Ask them how they are doing Notes: Actions speak louder than words Be the bigger person / take the high road You are responsible for you Your reputation will be impacted on how you respond to someone's stuff To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:04
March 23, 2020
Too Eager To Say YES!
You're interviewing, things are going well, you're getting excited. It's a great company, it's a great team. Everything looks good, everything sounds good. You get an offer. BEFORE taking a second to think about it, you say yes, sign, start your background check and are off to the races!! NOT a bad thing AT ALL if you did your due diligence. If you did that, amazing! Congratulations!! If you didn't thats ok too! If you haven't started yet, ask to talk to your future manager to get some questions answered. If they are benefits related HR / recruiting might be the best contact. If you have started you can still ask your questions, good opportunity would be in your 1:1 with your manager. Due diligence points: Culture fit Mission of company Team goals Individual goals Team member How does your group work together Typical day / week / year What's your impact Leadership style Biggest challenges to you when you first start Projects Growth opportunities Where did the person go who had the job before you Does the role align to your passion / purpose Internet research Know anyone who works there, has worked there or interviewed with them? If you'd like an episode on how to interview a potential employer for culture check out the episode released on 1/9/2020 To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
08:54
March 19, 2020
How To Help With Your Partners Involuntary Career Change
There are a couple reasons someone could have an involuntary career change. To clarify the situation we are talking about: 1 - Career change (moving from HR to IT for example) 2 - Job change (moving from IT developer at one company to being a IT developer at another company) We are talking about #1 Reasons this could happen: Acquisition - new company comes in, moves people around Layoff Partner goes to a new job, changes once they start Re-organization Transformation Things to consider: Possible heightened stress, learning new things More than likely higher workload up front, learning new things Super excited Looking for support more than likely Could be unhappy Questions to ask yourself / your person: How am I / you doing? Challenges? Like? Dislike? How does this new job / career make you feel? Are you satisfied with your new role? Are you being challenged enough? What impact are you / I having? Do you feel fulfilled? How is the company culture? Has it changed? How is it aligning to you? Has your manager changed? How is that new relationship? What are some potential job opportunities? To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:59
March 16, 2020
Workforce Mobility - What Is It, Why Companies Need It, How To Get It
What do you consider workforce mobility? Moving / relocation to another location Overseas job opportunities Work and travel easily / working while traveling Remote opportunities Work on mobile devices Moving into different roles internally What is it? Technically it is the relocation services of employees to move current or potential employees Why companies need workplace mobility? Larger candidate pool More diverse candidate pool Higher employee productivity Employee growth options Lower costs Higher employee satisfaction Flexibility for employees Better teamwork and more collaboration Improved communication Higher innovation Stronger sense of security Employees will feel more work life balance Employees will work harder and get more done Need mobility? What is the company policy? Talk to HR, explain your needs, ask for suggestions / options Ask your manager for flexibility Offer suggestions / tools / tips / etc. Explore remote opportunities May have to explore externally To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
16:20
March 12, 2020
What To Do When Your College Degree Isn't Enough
You have a degree, recently graduated and you're struggling to find a job. I hear you! A lot of companies want someone with experience even for the entry level jobs. Tips: Ensure you're looking for entry level jobs Don't NOT apply for roles because they want 1 year of experience List your education towards the top of your resume with graduation year Must include all working experience Always include internships Create a 'school projects' section on your resume Sharpen your interview skills Be open to taking an unideal role if it can lead to a role you want in 1-2 years Work study programs included on your resume Try gaining experience through 'gigs' Work a sucky job if you have bills to pay until you land the job that will start your  career Network Reach out to potential H.M.'s and ask them for their advice Get support system for recent college grads To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:50
March 9, 2020
Steph's Story - Last Update (for now)
https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:12
March 7, 2020
Tips On How To Stay Current In Your Job & Career
Staying current is so incredibly important! Social media managers are not updating myspace websites anymore. Programmers doing DOS aren't in demand anymore. We have to evolve as society, culture and technology evolves. Learning new things will also change over time. How you learn. What you learn. Tips: Ask questions Learn from people more senior on your team Free resources Establish what you need / want to learn Talk to your leader What are the trades telling you? Trends? Fads? Patterns? Conferences Hire an external expert / consultant Paid courses Network, keep you name out there Offer to teach your skills to others Read Ask to be on new, cutting edge projects Become an expert at what you do so you can take on more Trade shows Communicate Be an expert in your clients needs / business goals / objectives Certificates To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:06
March 5, 2020
Jack Of All Trades, Master of None
Being a jack of all trades can be a great thing! Ask yourself: Do you like being more of a generalist? Do you feel you are lacking something? Is there something you'd like to learn? Are you an expert in your core field without specializing? Pros of being a generalist: Can work on a variety of projects Know a little about a lot Get to encounter and solve all types of issues / problems Will likely stay challenged Combined expertise / experiences Could help clarify what you love to do Great foundation Quickly and more efficiently hit the ground running Project lead / leading specialists Cons of being a generalist: Narrow but deep knowledge What you specialize in could become less valuable in the workplace Take time to learn new skills Could narrow earning potential Won't be able to go toe to toe in conversations with expert specialists Final thoughts: Can flip between them throughout your career Explore opportunities as it makes sense Don't feel pressured to go down a path you don't want to go down To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:22
March 2, 2020
Videos in Job Applications
Videos in job applications are becoming more and more popular and more and more common. I've seen it in 2 ways: Built in as part of your application (integrated into the ATS) Asked to go to another platform and copy/paste the video link Pros: More personal Can assess potential culture fit better Understand someone's personality before an interview Get specific questions answered Unique ... for now Saves time Reduces costs Can record if needed Consistent process for everyone Cons: Could be discriminatory to conscious or unconscious bias Not appropriate for all jobs People can re-record Takes time for candidates A good portion of candidates won't do it Tips: Be professional Dress as you would for an in person interview Make sure your background is clean and presentable Re-record if you need to and are able to Let your personality shine Be sure to directly answer the questions asked Answer the question thoroughly without rambling or going on tangents Make an outline before you hit record Watch/edit if possible To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
10:22
February 27, 2020
How To Get Promoted - 19 Tips
Super exciting time when we are preparing for that next step, your promotion! Tips: Ask for it Make your intentions known to your manager Ask your leader for advice and help Set clear expectations with your boss on what you need to do to obtain a promotion Look and accept offers externally Ask for feedback on a regular basis Learn new skills as needed Take on more responsibility in your current role Hit and exceed your goals / KPIs Be the go-to person on your team Train / mentor new team members Track your accomplishments and how you overcame major career / job obstacles Stay engaged Be positive, when when it's hard Help other people on your team as appropriate Solve complex issues with your customers and / or team Stay away from the gossip and / or politics Meet deadlines Be a person people feel comfortable talking to / approachable To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
10:30
February 24, 2020
Red Flags To Watch Out For When Interviewing
It is a major let down and really discouraging to be excited to start a new job, just to actually start and realize it's awful. Red flags: Lack of follow up from the team (recruiter, hiring manager, other team members) People not providing straight answers to your questions Lack of transparency Resistance to you meeting with other team members Negative tone of people you interview with Sense of over worked employees Company doesn't have a large online presence Mostly negative online reviews for the organization Pressure to accept the job on the spot Unable to see offices (if not all remote company) All the things are absolutely chaotic Get a sense of spammy or too good to be true vibe Lack of professionalism Rude or abrasive Offer comes in super low Bad press No sense of employees being able to take time away from laptop To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
14:50
February 20, 2020
How To Overcome Lack Of Communication At Work
Communication is so so important. A lack of it can be challenging for sure. And sometimes we need to take control so we are getting what we need to be successful. Tips: Acknowledge the challenge Ask for regular 1:1 meetings with your manager Establish and set expectations with your boss Send progress email updates to your leader Offer to be a note taker for team meetings and send to everyone on the team Understand your KPIs and how your performance is measured Use the tools available to you Stay consistent Be the change Ask for feedback Figure out the problem ares as it relates to communication and fix it Make sure you and your team have created a space where people feel they can communicate Practice active listening Understand and know your team's preferred method of communication To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:24
February 17, 2020
What To Do When You Are Passed Over For A Promotion
It certainly doesn't feel good to be passed over for a promotion. Don't get bitter, get better! Did you apply for the role? Or make your desire for the role known? Tips: Express gratitude for being considered Get feedback from your manager If the hiring manager is not your manager, get feedback from that person as well Figure out what you need to improve on and make a plan Have a candid conversation around expectations and when you should achieve certain tasks / goals to be eligible for a promotion Ask yourself if this was a blessing in disguise Stay focused and engaged Determine what's next Track your progress and accomplishments Evaluate how long you've been in your role with no promotion to help determine if you should look externally Process and move through any negative emotions so you don't become bitter or resentful Evaluate if that promotion is / was the type of work you still want to move into Be positive and welcoming to the person who got the role To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:38
February 13, 2020
How To Deal With A Bad Corporate Culture / Morale
It can be really hard when you are in a bad corporate culture or really bad morale at work. We have 3 main choices: Stick it out Leave Try to change it Tips: Find the positive Identify the areas you'd like to improve Set boundaries where / when possible Speak up when things make you uncomfortable Redirect / course correct in the moment Lift others up / compliment / highlight the good work others do Team building exercises What training can you and your team could do Take feedback well Be open and honest with others Establish / create / re-iterate the 'why' Offer / ask for more flexibility Find time / spaces to get incredibly focused Create a physical space you can thrive in Take time off / schedule it out when necessary Clear expectations / updates / goals Be yourself and celebrate others being themselves Work towards the next step in your career To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:33
February 10, 2020
Resume Tips When Changing Careers
Changing careers can be challenging. Before you make the change, understand what is sparking the change. Let's review the 4 main types of resumes: Chronological resume Functional resume Combination resume Job specific / targeted resume When changing careers we want to combine 3 and 4. Combining the combination resume while targeting specific roles because recruiters will still want to know your work history. Make sure you also highlight your education/certificates/training as it relates to the new career you're looking to move into. When making a change try and talk to people who has made your particular career change. Also try and talk to people who hire the roles you're looking to get. As you might know, I'm not sure huge on cover letters however a great cover letter is going to be key when changing careers. To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
10:39
February 6, 2020
How To Create A Career Elevator Pitch
Fun question from a listener! This is going to be similar to the episode released on 2/28/19 where we talk about how to answer the interview question 'tell me about yourself' if you'd like to check it out! Elevator pitches are meant to be short and sweet. They are focused and we are not rambling in our pitches. Structure: 50k foot view of your background 10k foot view digging a little deeper Area of expertise / niche What you're passionate about in your field To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
06:25
February 3, 2020
What To Do When You Feel Like You Can’t Grow In Your Job / Career
Feeling stuck is not cool. Feeling as though you've hit a ceiling can feel so defeating and discouraging. Know we can always find growth opportunities! Tips: Do you have a career path that allows growth? Map out your own career paths Establish your next step Are you ready for that next step? Take on more responsibility Learn something new Network / work on your relationships Ask your leader for help / guidance and ideas Create career goals if you haven't already done so Find a mentor / hire a coach Look internally and externally for next steps if you're ready For another episode on career growth, check out the episode released on 11/7/2019 To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:57
January 30, 2020
Steph's Story - Part 6: Being Selective, Store Coming Soon, Etc.
To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
05:58
January 27, 2020
Tips on How To Deal With A Micromanager
Micromanagers aren't always doing it just to be jerks. They may not even know they are coming across this way. Often they have learned bad habits from other bad leaders. Other times they are under stress and aren't sure how to deal. Tips: Try to give them the benefit of the doubt Try to explain how you felt during a specific time the micro managing was too much Offer a counter solution Accept that it may never change and create a plan Get support from your team Inform, inform, inform Think ahead Uncover the fears Set boundaries Evaluate yourself and your work Proactively work to increase trust where / when you can To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:16
January 23, 2020
How To Quit - Giving Notice and What To Include
Quit with grace and gratitude! Even if you've reached the point where you are like F this!! We never want to burn any bridges. You just never know when your paths may cross with people you work now, in the future. Keep it positive. Keep it brief. Could be done via: Email Phone In person What should your notice include: Greeting Thank you Notice Timeframe Easy transition Keep in touch Here to help Thank you, Name To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:03
January 20, 2020
Passion vs Purpose + Society’s Rules + The Genius Habit with Laura Garnett
In this episode we talk about Laura's story including her career crisis and what she did to overcome it. We also dive into passion vs purpose. Laura shares, "When you use passions for a compass for your career it can lead people in directions that aren't necessarily right for them." Additionally we talk about what The Genius Habit, how you can use Laura's tracker to see your progress and society's rules! Check out her website here: http://www.lauragarnett.com/thegeniushabit To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
44:22
January 16, 2020
Steph's Update: Part 5 - Outreach, Boolean Searches, Career Talk Store
To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
08:57
January 13, 2020
How To Interview A Potential Employer For The Right Culture Fit
It is not fun or cool to be excited about a new job just to start and find out it is terrible. Sometimes we can avoid it. Other times we can't, people are really good liars. Questions to help assess culture fit: Ask all the people you interview with why they like working for the company If you talk to people who will be on the team you'll be working on, ask them to describe the team dynamics Research Go through your network, do you know anyone who works / worked there? Make sure you get to meet/interview with the right people (future manager, peers, people you'll partner with, etc.) Know what culturally hasn't been a fit for you and ask professional questions around those specific items Don't be afraid to ask follow up questions to answers in number 6 Peer question - what's on thing you would change in your role and why Stay or go? It depends! How bad is it Benefits to staying? How miserable are you? How long has it been? Confidence in avoiding this in your next role? To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:03
January 9, 2020
Let’s Explore Some Career Apps On Our Phones / Tablets
I did these searches in the Apple App Store Searched: Job ZipRecruiter Indeed Glassdoor Snag Monster LinkedIn Searched: Jobs ZipRecruiter Indeed Glassdoor Snag Instawork Monster Searched: Career PathSource CareerBuilder Personality Match ZipRecruiter Glassdoor Indeed Good & Co MB Personality Type Monster Searched: Careers U.S. Army Career Navigator Symlicity Jobs and Careers ZipRecruiter Acada Glassdoor Indeed PathSource Monster CareerBuilder Temp or Contract Work: UpWork Fiverr Niche apps / websites Interesting: Handshake To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:16
January 6, 2020
Let’s Talk About Your 2020 Goals
2020 is going to be an exciting and amazing year! Before we set new goals think about your current role and reflect on: How do you feel on Sunday nights? How do you feel about the work you do everyday? How do you feel about the team you work with? How do you feel about your leader? How do you feel about the organization you work for? Feel free to make that pros / cons list :)  Now let's think about what you would change / improve: Sunday nights Work you do everyday Team Leader / manager / boss Organization Let's dream now. Perfect world scenario, you have everything you want, no limitations, truly perfect scenario, what would your career look like: Sunday nights Work you do everyday Team Leader / manager / boss Organization Super nerds! Grab an excel or flip chart. Put your answers together. Maybe put some categories to it. Current facts / info Feelings Change / improve Pros Cons Perfect world scenario Etc. Laying it all out, you can see the various buckets / areas. This also allows you to see the full picture and identify goals. And also the gaps. The gaps can help identify what your goals could be. Make sure your goals are SMART S - Specific M - Measurable A - Attainable / Achievable R - Relevant T - Time based Now reverse engineer your goals. Work them backwards and map out each step! To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:59
January 2, 2020
Steph's Story: Part 4 - Take That Time Off!!!
To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
01:43
December 30, 2019
Learning New Skills and Professional Development
Benefits to employees: Learning new things often fuels us Provides us with career advancement Pushes us outside our comfort zone Look at things differently Increase creativity Provides focus and clarity Increased compensation Confidence Knowledge Benefits to employers: Increases productivity Allows employees to level up Can contribute more Increases retention Increases job satisfaction Where you can learn things / get professional / personal development: Conferences Podcasts Audio books Online courses Mentor Meet ups Networking events Social events Seminars Workshops Webinars Online groups Therapy Family Phone apps Art shows Museums TED talks College courses Community education courses Books Ask a friend to teach you something Explore new places Journaling / writing Documentaries Experience new things Meditation Explore new hobbies Brainstorm sessions To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:31
December 26, 2019
Take Time Off … Seriously!
Time off is so so so important. We all need time to decompress and unwind. Benefits: Re-charge Rest Fun outside of work Clear our minds Get the creative juices flowing Be more productive when you get back Clarity of focus will increase Reduces your stress Contributes to improved work / life balance Your relationships will improve To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
13:02
December 23, 2019
Finally Landed Your Dream Job … and It’s a Nightmare - What To Do
It's not unheard of to get what you think is your dream job and you realize it's not great. Or worse, you hate it. If you've been here for a hot minute you know I'm an advocate for people being happy in their jobs and careers. What to do if you've found yourself in this situation: Take a deep breath Try and find the positive Find the disconnect Chat with your manager / leader Figure out if whatever you don't like is permanent or temporary What enticed you to take the job? Is there anything that could make you happy with your current situation? How long has it been? Soooooo nothing is perfect. Are you being realistic? Are your expectations realistic? Is it the job that sucks or the environment? Do you just need a vacay? What you can do to possibly avoid this situation in the future: Be thorough in the interview process Be honest when you're interviewing Look at reviews online Is there anyone in your network that has worked for the organization? Do a social media search To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
14:10
December 19, 2019
Steph’s Story: Part 3 - Networking, Applications, Research and Phone Interviews
To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
06:08
December 19, 2019
What To Do When You Have Lost Your Job / Career / Work Passion
We absolutely need to be passionate about something! Could be in your job, also could be in your personal life. Something that fuels us. Sometimes we are going through some hard stuff and work and our passion fizzles out. That is ok What we need to evaluate is: Is this funk or fizzle permanent? Is it worth riding it out / sticking it out / seeing it through? Do your have other passions outside of work? I've had jobs that fizzle from a passion perspective, find other things! Learning Getting outside our comfort zone Exercise Podcasting Puppies Etc etc There are also times where the passion increases at work so we may have to slow down on passions outside of work. Tips: Stay positive What were you passionate about, if anything? What are you currently passionate about? Is there anything from your personal life you can incorporate into work? Have a transparent conversation with your leader Stop the grind What changed? Are you just bored? Or have you truly lost your passion? Take your time off, use it, for real! Make a plan to re-light your fire Hard question: are you getting in your own way? Find a coach or mentor To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
16:26
December 12, 2019
Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive Trailer
To work together: listentocareertalk.com To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
00:46
December 10, 2019
How To Own Your Career Happiness
Your job and career won't always make you happy AND there are pieces we can own Tips: Start with knowing what makes you happy Know that you deserve to have a job that makes you happy Have transparent conversations with your leader if you have that rapport Attend conferences, webinars, etc. to learn new things Push yourself outside of your comfort zone Do work you're proud of and want to share with others Do the work you're good at Strive for some semblance of a balance Celebrate your wins Go after what you want Let your confidence shine Set boundaries where appropriate Don't wait until the next thing to find happiness Get / find the support you need Align yourself with the culture that you enjoy To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
14:08
December 9, 2019
What To Do When You Have Too Many Career / Job Choices
Be grateful for all the options!! Tips: Self reflection Think about the long term Strategic vs. tactical Interested in many things? What type of work makes you happy? Is there a rotational program you can be a part of to try various roles? To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:07
December 5, 2019
Steph's Story - Part 2: Career Coaching Now Available + Job Searching Update + Tips To Stay Focused While Job Hunting
We cover a lot in today's episode: Deeper dive into my why on the reason behind I do what I do Career coaching now available! Overview of packages Job searching update 10 tips to stay focused while job searching For career coaching packages, go here: listentocareertalk.com New apps / websites I found or talked about: Adia Flex Jobs Also talked about UpWork Bumble  Bizz Workew.com Facebook Groups Tips to Stay Focused While Job Searching: Clarity on what you want Daily list of goals Ongoing list of sites that you find helpful List of contacts you want to reach out to / have reached out to Share what you're looking for on LinkedIn, if appropriate List of agencies you want to / have reached out to Track 'what I accomplished today' at the end of each day Accountability partner Set aside time - focused, uninterrupted time Implement a daily activity to keep you positive To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
20:40
December 2, 2019
What To Do When You Haven’t Adequately Prepared For An Interview
It's probably going to be fine. However, if it's not, accept that as a lesson learned. Tips: Ask good questions Take 2-3 minutes and read the company's about page If asked a question you can't answer because you didn't prep, own it Send a thorough follow up that shows you did your homework after the interview Stay confident Be early to your interview Build rapport with who you are interviewing with Be genuine and authentic To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
11:07
November 28, 2019
How To Deal With Constant Change At Work
Constant change is not easy. Can feel like a rollercoaster ride. Sometimes we will feel like we want to tap out and get off the ride. I get it!! Change can come in many ways: Corporate transformations Acquisitions Mergers Re-structure Re-org Layoffs Hiring freezes New leadership Pay increase freezes Opening and closing offices Hyper growth Lack of structures / systems Tips: Deep breath Re-focus Set up ways to remind yourself of #2 Try to understand why all the changes are happening Make your skillset known Stay the course Offer to help Be genuine and authentic Pause, slow down, reflect Evaluate - with all the changes, is this still a good fit for you? Keep positive / upbeat / optimistic Take the opportunity to learn new things Determine if you want to or need to set up new goals / change course Talk through and resolve any issues or struggles Understand if what you are measured on, your KPIs, are changing or staying the same Recognize when you've hit your max - take a break Prepare for what you can Things to know: Change is the only constant Change can lead to amazing things To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:11
November 25, 2019
What To Do When Your Colleagues Make More Than You / Unequal Pay or Compensation
It is not cool. Been there. There was a guy who made more than me, which made it feel worse. Tips: Take a deep breath Decide, we have 3 options Leave it alone Ask for more Leave for a better paying job Do your research Create a plan to stay engaged and motivated Figure out if you want to approach your boss or your HR team Decide what range you'll be happy with Take time to feel the feels During your conversations: Focus on you, your qualifications and what you bring to the table Keep it positive and upbeat Know your stuff Be confident Don't: bring up specifics about your colleagues What you need to know: You are amazing You deserve to be compensated fairly You are worth it To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
17:06
November 21, 2019
Steph’s Story: Part 1 - Contract Unexpectedly Ends
We are going to be talking about my story and what I've been doing since I learned my contract was unexpectedly ending early. First 24 hours: Got news Within 1 hour, on a team call to make the announcement Processed Cried Wine and pizza with a friend HTGAWM Downloaded job search apps on my phone Updated resume Created UpWork profile LinkedIn - turned on 'open to new opportunities' Wine and chill Weekend: Relax Process Research job openings Research UpWork Set up job alerts Monday: Work Network Ask people if they know of any opportunities Email the team I support to let them know Started transitioning work to the new person Told friends Applied to roles Starting rowing Tuesday: Told more friends Applications UpWork proposals Website recommendations Phone apps Posted podcast to LinkedIn Wednesday: Asked LinkedIn network if they had any leads We Work Remotely website Applications Rest of the week: Applying To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:53
November 18, 2019
Getting Your First Job Out of College With No Internship Experience
Landing your first job can be exciting and also stressful! Key points: Know what you're looking for Create a great resume Awesome cover letter Prepare for every interview Crush your interviews Amazing follow up Good to know: Should have some sort of experience Any classes that you did what job you want to have are relevant Use LinkedIn - episode on 9/25/2017 can you help you here You will have an entry level job Manage your expectations around compensation Resume episodes: 9/29/2019 8/21/2017 5/8/2017 3/13/2017 2/20/2017 11/14/2016 Applications: 3/7/2019 6/26/2017 Cover letter: 10/2/2017 Interviewing episodes: 10/3/2019 9/19/2019 8/6/2019 4/25/2019 2/28/2019 8/28/2017 7/24/2017 5/22/2017 3/27/2017 1/30/2017 To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
10:32
November 14, 2019
How To Grow Your Career
How to grow your career Know where you want to go Explore Talk to your manager Talk to others Raise your hand to take on more responsibility Learn new skills Make a change Can you teach someone / something? Network / ask around Find a mentor Get cozy with being uncomfortable Can you take on a part time gig or contract? Be smart with your spare time Follow your intuition Be ok with taking risks To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
12:18
November 7, 2019
Proper Interview Attire
A few tips: Don't overthink this too much Look professional, put together and feel confident Ask the person helping scheduling the interview (coordinator, recruiter, hiring manager, etc) Good hygiene Let your personality shine! Ladies: Closed toed shoes Dress pants / skirt / professional dress Blouse Blazer if you'd like (professional) Hair  done Gentlemen: Closed toed shoes Dress pants Shirt tucked in Belt Tie (if appropriate - professional) Blazer (if appropriate - professional) Belt and shoes match Hair done What to bring to your interview: Notebook / portfolio Resume - several copies Pen To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
08:45
October 31, 2019
What To Do When You’ve Made A Mistake
We have all made mistakes! Own it Is an apology necessary? Fix it Communication Course correct Re-group Don't beat yourself up Accept consequences Ask for feedback Reflect Share what you have learned To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
07:23
October 24, 2019
Accepted An Offer, 'Perfect' Job Calls, Now What?
This episode is inspired by an article I submitted for on rewire.org, here is a link: https://www.rewire.org/work/turn-down-accepted-job-offer/ What to do when you have an accepted an offer but you just  got a call from another company that you were really interested in interviewing with. Were you already in process with this company? Comparing opportunities - what are the pros / cons? Can you rank them? Top choice? Why did they call? Interview? Offer? Follow up? Was there a delay? Was there a reason for that delay? Have you started the new job? Like it? Not yet? What role will be the better long term best career choice? Some people may ask, can this be avoided? To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!!
09:14
October 17, 2019
It Is NEVER Too Late To Make A Career Change
To do: Evaluate  Don't want to make a move to another dud  What do you like to do? And why? What do you dislike doing? And why? What have you loved about your past roles? What have you hated about past roles?  What kind of leaders do you like to work for? What kind of leader do you not want to work for? What type of team do you want to be a part of? What type of work are you looking to do? What sort of office environment do you want? What kind of corporate culture are you looking for?  How will you know you are happy? How do you want to feel in your new career? What do you need to know before you can determine something is a good fit? Income differential? Pros Cons  Risks  Research Are you qualified for this new role? What do you need to do to become qualified  What experience / skills do you need to get or acquire  Make a plan, a specific plan to close the gap  Network / ask questions  Make it happen  Be happy  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
08:39
October 10, 2019
Will I Get The Job? Did My Interview Go Well?
It's hard to say for sure whether or not someone will get a job. However we can chat about the signs your interview went well! Positive signals the interview went well (should have multiple of these)  Recruiter or hiring manager re-aligns compensation with you The company follows up with you before you follow up with them  Asking when you'd be available to start  The team (usually recruiting) genuinely wants to hear your feedback  Company is trying to get you in for next steps ASAP  Asking for references  Explaining the offer approval process or background check details  Asked about your interest in the job  Asked if you have any other interviews or offers  Team gives clarity of role, responsibilities and day to day  You feel you're being sold to (company or role)  Your interview runs late  The person you followed up with actually responds to your email  Basic wording (you will vs you would)  Body language  Intro to other team members  Tour  Towards the end of the interview conversation turns more casual  The team sets clear expectations on when you should expect to hear back about next steps  Interviewer ties your specific experience to how it could be helpful in the role  Company offers to pay for flight for an interview  The good bye (see you soon, when we talk again, etc)  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:22
October 3, 2019
Resume Refresher - 24 Resume Writing Tips
Consistent formatting (font, spacing, dates, titles, abbreviations, use of capital letters, city, state, headers, etc) Keyword brainstorm - ensure the right words are on your resume  Tools used - be specific (software, technology, methodologies, applications)  Rules / laws / guidelines - be specific and consistent  If with the same company, tuck all the jobs under the company name  Heading are consistent and make senes  No references  Specific numbers (sold X, saved X, increased productivity by X) Words you're using (manager vs leader; led a team vs subordinates)  Education - remove dates and GPA  Clients / customers / industries  If a contract role, list that  Contact info at the top - email and phone  Work experience is relevant and/or last ~10-15 years  Be honest  What's the goal of your resume  Who can review your resume and give you feedback? Resume matches LinkedIn Bullet points over paragraphs  Resume paper  No objectives  No capital letters, DO NOT YELL AT PEOPLE  No compensation info on your resume  No personal details on your resume (marital status, kids, date of birth, etc.)  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
23:53
September 26, 2019
Phone Interview Tips Refresher
To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
13:43
September 19, 2019
How to Navigate the Workplace Politics Game
Not a game we want to play but at some point in your career you will likely get sucked in.  Sometimes it can feel like you're navigating a mine field but there are things we can do that are within our control.  Tips:  Know the players  Find out or try to determine true motivations  Stay away from gossip / rumors / etc.  Focus on the positive  Build and cultivate relationships  Voice your questions / concerns / business case with reasoning but we ok with nothing resulting from it  Ask yourself if you are contributing or fueling the fire  Tackle the biggest / hardest tasks / conversation first  Lead with the mindset to help and be of service  Hit and exceed goals  Leverage your expertise and knowledge Be genuine and sincere  Pick your battles  Be solutions oriented  Own up to your part  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
08:34
September 12, 2019
What To Do When You’re Moved Into a New Role That You Are Not Passionate About
We live in a world of mergers and acquisitions. Restructures and reorgs.  If and when this happens it's a great opportunity to do some reflecting.  Tips:  Ask yourself: do you hate this new role or just lack passion?  What did you like about your old role?  What motivated in your previous position?  What were you passionate about in your previous role? Is there anything you like about your new role? Is this a permanent change? In general what are you passionate about? What gets you excited to get up and go to work? Can you shift the culture to make the role / team more fun? Focus on the positive  Do other people feel the same way? Might be time to brush the dust off your resume and adventure into a new role Establish daily / weekly goals  Can you learn something new in this role? Is your new leader someone you could have an open, candid conversation with?  If you stick it out, what are your career growth options? Could it be worth it?  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
08:43
September 5, 2019
Staying Motivated and Engaged at Work … When it’s Hard
It's not always easy to stay motivated and engaged. When it gets real, how do you stay motivated and engaged? Tips:  Get clear on your priorities  What's your why Dig deep to the root cause of why you are feeling unmotivated or disengaged. What changed? What are your long term goals? What do you like about your job? What is your team working towards? Break your goals down to daily actions Focus on the positive and commit to doing good work  Take breaks and time off Ask for feedback  Change up / makeover your workspace  Do something fun with your colleagues  Have fun outside of work Reward yourself for your hard work / celebrate your wins  Set a time to leave / stop working everyday and stick to it  Establish deadlines even for the small stuff  Say thank you frequently  Get and stay organized  No more procrastination  Try exercise or movement during the day  Push yourself outside your comfort zone  Brainstorm new ideas  Partner with other teams and / or colleagues to get things done quicker and have a more holistic approach  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
16:06
August 29, 2019
How to Handle the Whiners, Complainers and Slackers at Work
Complainers / whiners Don't fuel the fire  End conversations to get to it  Re-direct the conversation, get back on track Is there a root cause you could solve for? Come to Jesus conversation, is this the right role? Ask the whiner what their solutions would be Spin to a positive  Call them out  Sell them on the opportunity Set expectations  See if they have voiced the concerns to their leader  Let them know you heard them  Can you find common ground with non work topics? If its impacting you, be honest about it  Add positive, uplifting people to your day Avoidance  Ask if they are looking for input / advice / guidance  Slackers:  Communicate  Set clear expectations  Set regular check ins / status updates  Offer to help with any roadblocks / questions  Share how their work impacts you / the team Their lack of work is not your responsibility  You don't need to cover for them all the time  Be honest and blunt  Have a candid conversation with leadership Focus and prioritize / stay the course  Don't let it get you down, stay positive and motivated  Use them as a don't lesson  This is not an opportunity to pick up bad habits  Don't become a complainer about your slacker  Limit your yes's to work that doesn't involve that person  Ask yourself, does this impact me? For real? Is this person ok? Their work does not become your work Could be an opportunity to shine  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
15:30
August 22, 2019
Ageism in the Workplace
To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:54
August 15, 2019
Email Management - How to Get Your Inbox Under Control
To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
15:32
August 8, 2019
How to Manage Your Workload When it Feels Like Too Much
To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
21:23
August 1, 2019
Let’s talk personal branding with Jennifer Ransaw Smith
Very excited to chat with Jennifer, she is amazing!  Find her at:  https://www.jenniferransawsmith.com/ We discuss personal branding, how women can be more confident in owning their self worth, why personal branding is so important and many other great topics!!  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
44:45
July 25, 2019
Balancing work and the meaning behind the work we do
For those of us working we are probably working for the following reason(s):  Money Helping others Passion Love for what you do Accomplishment  Responsibility  Stepping stone  Purpose  To get through the hard times generally we need a combination of those reasons! Know your why, every single why Why you work Why you work for your company  Why you have the job you have  Why you work with the team you work with  Why you work for the boss you work for  Once you full understand your why you can start to understand the meaning behind it all, some examples might be:  Awesome project  Life changing mission Huge, challenging goal  Moving the needle  Paying off debt  Supporting your family  The why or several whys may fall into different buckets or categories:  Mission Work = income  Responsibility  Type of work  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
07:33
July 18, 2019
What to do when your team is not supportive
Help doesn't always have to  come from our direct team! Prep: Get clear on the exact problem  What is causing the problem Where did you get stuck? What have you tried? Did any of those action items move the needle?  Network:  Are there other teams that can help you? If you asked your colleagues, can your boss help? If you asked your boss, can your colleagues help? Network: ex-colleagues?  Previous leaders LinkedIn Job specific meet ups Social media platforms  Ask experts in your field  Evaluate:  Is this a company you want to stay at? Is this a leader you want to work for and align to?  It's ok to move on if this is a long term issue vs temporary problem Continue to be a rockstar! Communicate progress / roadblocks / solutions  Stay consistent  Ask for flexibility  Have a plan Understand the goals you're working towards Take control Can't fix or change it all, accept that  Perform well  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
09:10
July 11, 2019
Answering Your Questions - How to turn a candidate down + maternity leave
Today we are answering your questions! Question 1 - a listener is new to recruiting and wants to know:  How do I let people know they are not moving forward in the process? How do I disengage?  Question 2 - a listener is looking for information on maternity / work leave To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
11:25
July 4, 2019
Tips for finding better work life balance
Here's the thing, and this is good to know out of the gate, there is no such thing as work life balance. Life is not balanced. Work is not balanced. It's more of a moving target Tips to achieve better balance  Prioritize  Delegate  Ask for help  Evaluate  Utilize and emphasize your strengths  Do your hardest tasks when you work best  What are your non negotiable items = stick to this  What tools, apps, technology, software, etc can help you? Movement / exercise  Coach? Therapist?  Do and schedule the things that bring you joy Take breaks  Use your time off  Structure your day / week / month / year  Could you get up earlier? Go to bed sooner? Batch tasks  Don'e just play on the weekends  Stay focused at the tasks at hand  Commit to a go home by time and make it vocal  Shut down completely when you're not at work  To do list - can you outsource anything? Get organized  Master lists before shopping so you can see what you need and don't forget anything  Know this: You don't have to do it all  You'll never be 'done' YOU GOT THIS Help is a good thing  Be kind to yourself  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
22:39
June 27, 2019
Is it all about who you know? Or is it about what you know?
We've all heard the saying it's not about what you know, it's about who you know. Is that true?  Does our career success rest solely on who we know? What if we don't know anyone? What do you do? How do you break into these amazing opportunities?  How do we thrive in our careers when we don't have inside connections? Let's explore!  Over time you are going to build your reputation with great work. You'll build relationships when you:  Perform Exceed expectations People can count on your to get the job done  Help others  Be someone people feel comfortable talking to  Confidentially Being a human  Start with your first job:  Perform Exceed goals Ask your manager what their goals are Help get them there  Volunteer for extra projects  Solve business problems  Help your team reach their goals  When you're ready to leave:  Leave on great terms:  Longer than normal notice  Offer to help train your replacement  Ask what you can do to make the transition as seamless as possible  Want to keep in touch Ask if needed, can you use your manager as a reference If your leader was super awesome leave them a recommendation on LinkedIn Side note: do this for your great colleagues as well  Starting your new job:  Find out what the vision is  Why were you hired? Problem? Growth? = Insights on how you can contribute  What are your personal goals? What expectations does your manager have of you? Schedule / request regular check ins or 1:1 with your manager  What are you doing well What do you need to work on General feedback  Day to day updates / questions / etc.  Rinse and repeat 🙂 Over time you will build your network and your connections  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
12:10
June 20, 2019
How To Be Heard
Let's focus on what we can control first:  Speak clearly Frame your input / solution properly  Speak at a normal voice level, not too loud but not quiet / meek either  Speak with confidence and conviction  Ask questions, listen, respond; make it a conversation  Get your time - schedule meetings, get on an agenda  Use the phone when it gets to be too much back and forth  Know and set your intentions ahead of time  Understand and know your value, worth and expertise  Jump into the conversation  Ask people who are interrupting you to wait until you're finished  Be mindful of your body language  If in person, sit in the center of the room  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:31
June 13, 2019
Answering Your Questions - How To Answer An Interview Question + Leadership But No Degree
Question 1:  How to answer the interview question: Detail your greatest achievements in the last 5 years and how they relate to this position  List out your biggest struggles in the last 5 years  What did you have to do to overcome those struggles  What did you learn  Review your annual reviews  Ask colleagues about team project achievements  How does it relate? Unless you're switching career paths it should directly relate  Even if you are switching, you will have cross over  Question 2: Been in OEM for 35+ years but no degree, however strong leadership experience, most companies require a degree  Create a targeted list of companies you'd like to work for  Make another list of companies that are hiring for your type of roles  Focus on your leadership experience  Reach out to recruiters and possible hiring managers  If there are any certifications or programs completed for the job include those on your resume  To support the show:  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
11:40
June 6, 2019
My Interview on The Kick A** In Life Podcast - Resume Tips, How To Stand Out, Get More Responsibility and Promotion Conversations
In today's episode we listen to my interview on the Kick A** In Life Podcast interview with Laura Eshelman. We discuss:  Getting specific in your resume What to do to stand out in your first job How to get more responsibility at work How to have promotion conversations  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
25:05
May 30, 2019
How To Stand Out In the Interview Process with Laura Eshelman From The Kick A** In Life Podcast
Laura Eshelman from the Kick A** in Life Podcast talks to us about how to stand out in the interview process!  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
23:41
May 23, 2019
Happiness
Happiness  What brings a smile to your face? What makes you feel joy? What makes you feel content?  What are the things that bring you excitement?  When you think about your job, or the work you do, how does it make you feel? What do you do to have fun? ------------------------------------------ Unpacking podcast:  https://anchor.fm/unpacking Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
14:30
May 16, 2019
Answering Your Questions - Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews + More!
Today's questions:  How to negotiate salary When to move onto the next job Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews  How to negotiate salary Be honest Be realistic Know your worth Know what your expertise is getting paid for in the market Know the market What is the supply and demand  Be really upfront in that initial conversation regarding your expectations  If you get an offer you're not jazzed about:  Express gratitude Be genuine Be honest  Share your expectations  Ask if there is any wiggle room  Be open to different options  Know what will get you to a 'yes' and be transparent about it  When to move to the next job:  You're not happy  Compensation  You don't have any growth opportunities  Bored, need new challenges  Expand your skillset  Get experience in a new industry  Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews:  A recruiter never wants it to take long Could be slow hiring manager feedback  Manager could be indecisive  Could be a bad recruiter  Org changes  Could be waiting for you to follow up or provide feedback  Could be a really poor or shitty interview process  Could be a major hiring push, volume wise, everyone is overloaded  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:31
May 9, 2019
Comparing The Different Job Posting Sites / Job Boards
There are a lot of different job sites out there but a few that are being used frequently LinkedIn Aggregate Roughly 500 million users About 250 active monthly users  This is probably a recruiters biggest go to site  You can display your information  You can turn on job alerts  For the popular roles, a very busy site  Indeed  Aggregate  Rough estimate is about 250 million users  Will have similar job search results as LinkedIn  Usually better for a job seeker vs a recruiter  Not where most of the recruiters are playing  ZipRecruiter  About 7 million users from what I have researched  Affordable  Don't see a ton of really large companies using  Overall not very impressed to be honest  Glassdoor  Roughly 32 million users  Little big more expensive  Little bit less popular on the recruiter side  Has all the reviews right there  Social Media Profiles Facebook Twitter  Instagram  Update your personal accounts with your job, company, location, etc.  Becoming more and more popular for recruiters to use  Niche websites Do your research to find the popular ones  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
08:40
May 2, 2019
How To Talk About Compensation In An Interview
We have done an episode on compensation in the past but things have changed a little bit, for the better and wanted to give an update!  The first thing I want to touch on is educating yourself. Know what the market is like. Supply and demand for your job. Research your job's salary information.  Know before going into an interview, what you want to expect in a new role compensation wise.  You don't have to disclose your current compensation!  Be prepared to have a compensation conversation in your initial interview.  Legally you don't have to disclose what you're making. However, there could be times where it makes sense to share so we can be well aligned and also seeing if there is any way to push to go above the initial range.  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
07:25
April 25, 2019
Student Loan Debt in the United States ... Yikes!
Links: Student Loan Hero website: https://studentloanhero.com/ Federal Reserve - Student Loans: https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/2018-economic-well-being-of-us-households-in-2017-student-loans.htm Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
12:45
April 18, 2019
Answering Your Questions
Here are the questions we are answering today:  In your experience if the person you are recruiting for only has 60% of the job description but has overlapping skills that you can train, how much are willing to pay compared to market price?  How to negotiate a salary with global firms when they have established a base in your country because they have business opportunities there? How likely are recruiters willing to issue visas to people from abroad?  How do you weed out people who do not have the skills but blatantly lied during the interview process?  How do I move from working as an engineer to a law clerk or paralegal without getting a law degree? How do to go from being a regular employee to a manager? What skills do I need to learn? And how do I avoid having to work for the same company for years? What basic skills do company owners typically need to learn?  When your employer asks you to sign an unreasonable contract that is breaking the law but you want to work for them because they do interesting jobs, how do you reconcile with the decision?  How to quit your job? When and how?  Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Twitter:  @stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
15:14
April 11, 2019
How To Build and Have Confidence In Your Job and Career
How to have confidence in your career. Confidence in general can sometimes be difficult.   I have 18 tips for us on how to boost our convenience in your work and be more successful.   1 - Know your value Make a list. What do I bring to the table. What are my strengths.   2 - Making eye contact and smiling   3 - Voice your opinions   4 - Asking for help   5 - Asking for feedback   6 - Accepting compliments Do not deflect or negate compliments!   7 - Know your worth As it relates to compensation.   8 - Prepare Prepare for all of the things. For meetings. For your day. For your work.   9 - Set goals that are challenging but attainable so you can then just crush them   10 - document your wins Every day. Or every week. Write down the things you did well   11 - Understand your areas of opportunities AKA your weakness. Not to say you have to improve your weaknesses but knowing what they are is important   12 - Play to your passion   13 - Immediately stop negative self talk Replace it with a positive   14 - Show up physically in a way that makes you feel really good about yourself   15 - Learn a new skill or learn something that will help you further your career or even down the line in your career   16 - Smile   17 - Affirmations   18 - Clean your desk and your work area   Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect:  Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
09:14
April 4, 2019
How To Be More Productive At Work
 Productivity is my jam!     When we are looking at how do we become more productive, a good starting point is listing out (separate lists), what are the lists we absolutely have to do every day, week, month and year.    For example, for monthly, what are the things you’ve done this month to add to your annual review.     As a recruiter I have 8 things on my to do list every single day.  For example, review all of the direct applies, look at LinkedIn messages, etc.     Every week I update a report and follow up with candidates in process if I haven’t talked to them yet that week.     Write the lists out of the things you absolutely have to do every day, every week, every month and every year.    Under those absolute must dos, underneath draw a line and add the things we should do.    Then add another line and add everything that would be great to do.    So there are 3 sections:   Absolute must be done  Should be done  Would be great if I got this done  Then create time blocks on your calendar to get those items done.  I f you absolutely need to schedule a meeting during your blocks, move it, still keep the time.    Also another thing that has been very helpful for me is to batch your tasks.         Paypal:   paypal.me/stephdennis13    For show notes go to:  http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/    To work together:   listentocareertalk.com     For the Google Survey:   https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1    To connect:     Instagram:   @stephdennis13     @careertalkpodcast Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stephdennis13    Twitter:  @stephdennis13       You’re awesome!!     Go be your amazing self today!!! 
09:11
March 28, 2019
Let’s Talk Limiting Beliefs with Ryan Borawski
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.    Ryan’s Instagram:  @ryanborawski    Ryan’s Twitter:  @RyanJBorawski    Ryan’s website:  ryanborawski.com    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.      Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 
50:37
March 21, 2019
How To Choose A Major
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    Paypal:  paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together:  listentocareertalk.com  For the Google Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1   To connect:   Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13  You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
08:57
March 14, 2019
Answering Your Questions! How To Stand Out In Applications / Should I Become A Software Developer / Etc.
Let’s answer some of your questions!    Question 1:  How do you prepare for aptitude tests?   Question 2:  How do you make your resume relevant?    Question 3:  How to position yourself well with recruiters after being retrenched?   Question 4:  What do I owe my current boss and team once I’ve decided to start looking for a new job? 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?   Question 6:  How do I ignore the allure of becoming a software developer? Question 7:  How to score an interview when there are so many applications? How to stand out in applications?
20:01
March 7, 2019
How To Answer The Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself
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 stuff 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.  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   My example was in tiers. 1 - 50k foot view  2 - 10k foot view  My passion Personal tid bit  Couple reminders:  we are keeping it buttoned up must be less than 2 mins  think about it as your elevator pitch offer enough information for them to get a great overview  providing a foundation for the interviewer to ask questions and dive deeper  personal tid bits  What we are not doing:  rambling on not 50/50 personal and professional  we are not taking over the conversation    To connect:   Instagram:  @stephdennis13  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13  You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:47
February 28, 2019
Unpacking Podcast: Goal Setting / Life Evaluation / Prioritization / Assessment
Link to Unpacking:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unpacking/id1411156933?mt=2     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’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     As you are setting these goals, let’s use the SMART acronym.  S = Specific  M = Measurable A = Achievable  R = Relevant  T = Time bound / Timely
13:15
February 21, 2019
HR Take on Non Competes and Conflicts of Interest While Job Hunting
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?
10:09
February 14, 2019
She's baaaaaaack!
She's baaaaack y'all!  :)  What topics do you want to hear?  I created a google form to capture your feedback, find it here:  https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 Let me know! 
02:47
February 3, 2019
Finding A Job While Trying To Relocate - Relocation Tips And Ideas
In this episode we will cover some tips on how to find a job while relocating 
10:14
November 27, 2017
To Take A Contract Or Not To Take The Contract - Ways To Determine If Contracting / Consulting Is For You
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  2) Benefits 
12:32
October 16, 2017
Let’s Talk Cover Letters: How to Write A Cover Letter / What To Include / Etc.
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:  An attention grabbing paragraph - try asking a question Accomplishments paragraph  Company paragraph  Position paragraph    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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13   You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
07:16
October 2, 2017
How To Leverage LinkedIn While Job Hunting / Searching
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  Turn on your job preferences so other recruiters or hiring managers know you are open to new opportunities Find and apply for jobs  Research contacts at the companies you want to work for  Reach out to those contacts  Reach out to people who are in jobs that you would want  Research a company’s structure / company culture / reporting / titles / etc.    Reminders:  Make sure your profile is up to date  Make sure you have an updated headline  Have a creative / catchy headline  Have a professional and clear picture     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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:36
September 25, 2017
What To Do After Getting Negative Feedback
Have you ever received negative feedback?  Or even a bad review?  And you weren’t sure what to do with that information?  Today we have 16 points on how to handle feedback. Remaining calm  Take the time to reflect and evaluate before you react  Reminder: perception is reality  Do not argue  Feedback is a really, really good thing - even if we don’t agree with the feedback being given Look at the data  Ask a lot of questions  Learn Honestly ask yourself, what are the truths in the negative feedback you received?  Asking for help if you need it  Asking yourself and others what your blindspots are  Create a plan to improve  Set clear expectations and goals moving forward  Set follow up progress conversations  Reminder: if you need to vent, try and make sure it’s not with work colleagues  Reminder: when we are getting feedback, we can get better or we can get bitter  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
18:49
September 18, 2017
Leadership Changes
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:  Be honest  Being forthcoming Be open to the change    What you should be communicating to your new manager / new leader:  Priorities  Career aspirations  Goals  Clear expectations  Motivators  Communication style and / or your communication preference  Have meaningful conversations    Positive things about leadership / management changes:  Opportunity for a fresh start  Opportunity or ability to have a new perspective  Being able to have priorities aligned or even re-aligned  Opportunity to improve a process or workflow that might not make sense  Increase team morale  Management / leadership style change    Potential challenges we might face when we have a new leader or manager:  Team morale could decrease  Change management  Management or leadership style  Increase stressed or concern Risk of increased turnover     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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!   Go be your amazing self today!!! 
09:36
September 11, 2017
Asking For Help
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:  Understand what you’re own expertise is and also where your knowledge gaps are  Explain what you’ve already tried and where you are stuck  Prepping your questions for that other person in advance   Quick tips and reminders:  You don’t need to carry the burden of working alone all by yourself forever  We don’t have to be the super hero all the time  There is no shame is asking for help Knowing that is always good to have another person’s perspective  Be very specific when you’re asking for your help  Take notes  Asking for clarification or having follow questions  Make sure we are being kind, courteous, curious and that you’re having fun Be open to feedback and criticism and potentially negative comments    Positive attributes for asking for help:  Helps the people you’re asking for help from feel valued  Earns respect  Fuels teamwork    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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!   Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:30
September 4, 2017
STAR And SHARE Interview Methods
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 😃  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
06:41
August 28, 2017
What To Include And Exclude From Your Resume
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.    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     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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
13:12
August 21, 2017
Help! My Boss Is A Jerk / Mean / A Bad Leader
Have you ever worked for a boss that was a complete a jerk? 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.  12 Action Items  1) Observe  2) Don’t jump to conclusions  3) Not to let your work suffer  4) Document   5) Keep emails  6) Have really open, honest communication   7) Being that leader   8) Taking the high road  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. 
14:51
August 14, 2017
Need to Make A Career Change? Not Sure Where To Start? I Got You!
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 2) Ask yourself why you want to get there  3) What skills do you need to accomplish, or acquire, that you don’t already have now?  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.  5) Start having conversations. 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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
07:38
August 7, 2017
10 Ways To Lead Without Authority or Title
 10 Ways To Lead Without Authority or Title Make sure you are coming from a genuine place  Be constantly learning and growing  Want to be the one who is asking the tough questions  Always be asking for feedback  Helping your colleagues when they need it  Don’t wait to be asked to do something  Take on additional responsibilities and be that leader  Asking your manager how you can help  Be a top producer with top quality work  Being positive and staying positive through tough situations    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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
09:40
July 31, 2017
Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews
Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews:  Research or lack thereof research  Eating and / or chewing gum  Not knowing the company you applied to  Not knowing the job you applied to  Coming across as desperate  Applying to every job  Not being able to talk about money  Working out during your phone interview  Smoking  Lying / being caught in a lie / just being shady  Inability or unwillingness to answer questions  Saying yes to a drastic payout  Not aligning with the level of the position  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13  You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
16:03
July 24, 2017
Co-ops vs. Interns / Internships
Have you ever wondered the difference between a co-op and an intern? Co-ops  Good way to get your foot into the door of a good company you are targeting  Can be required, not always and if you’re part of a co-op program you are stopping classes to work full time  Paid program  Usually lasts about 3-12 months  You get school credit  Heavily related to your school program / major / area of study  Could be part of a rotational program  Interns / Internships  For current students  Internships are typically shorter than the co-ops, usually lasting over the summer or fall/spring Compensation - can be paid, unpaid or an exchange for housing or something similar  Not typically required  Typically not getting school credit  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13  You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
06:52
July 17, 2017
I Want To Be A Future Business Owner / Transitioning From Your Corporate Job To Being A Business Owner
I have had quite a few people reach out to me asking how to transition from corporate america to being a business owner. 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.  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
10:09
July 10, 2017
What Is Your Six Word Story?
Have you guys heard about the six word story? Reach out to me on Facebook at:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 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?  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
07:20
July 3, 2017
ATS / Applicant Tracking Systems / Resumeland / Resume Black Hole - All Explained
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. 2) There is no keyword search or algorithm that automatically rejects people. 3) You could be rejected without someone looking at your resume. 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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 You’re awesome!!  Go be your amazing self today!!! 
11:19
June 26, 2017
You're Rejected Because You're Overqualified
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  People think they are getting rejected because they are too old  “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” The hiring manager or recruiter feels threatened  Candidate Concerns  Income  Supporting their family  They want to do work that is easier than what they have been doing in the past  HR / Human Resources / Recruiting / Hiring Manager Concerns  Offering people work that is going to challenging and exciting for them  We feel people will leave early or right away  Position alignment  Compensation  Things You Can Do Aim higher  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.  To connect -  Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
13:44
June 19, 2017
Should I Stay? Should I Quit My Job? When Is The Right Time To Leave?
Danelle’s Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/florenceoliver?ref=l2-shopheader-name 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 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: 5) Is compensation a factor?  6) What does my job history look like? 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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
12:23
June 12, 2017
How To Maximize Your Annual / Performance Review
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  2) Aligning with your manager  3) The money   4) Growth   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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
14:07
June 5, 2017
Transitioning From A Military To Civilian Job / Career
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  2) Connecting the dots   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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
07:40
May 29, 2017
How To Sell Yourself In An Interview
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 2) Asking questions throughout the conversation 3) Tie it all in or connect the dots on their experience  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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
12:30
May 22, 2017
Overcoming Major Career Setbacks
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 2) Recalibrate  3) Check your motivation levels  4) Ask yourself  - Do you need to ask for help?    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:  www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13
12:21
May 15, 2017
Does Your Resume Need A Makeover?
Have you found yourself recently applying for a ton of jobs and you’re just not getting any callbacks or responses from your resume? Or maybe you feel you’re just not getting enough traction or you feel like you’re spinning your wheels. It’s really important when you are applying for jobs and you’re putting your resume out there, you make sure that your resume is the best it can be because while you may think your resume is great and has all the information it should have, you also have to think about the people who are looking at the resume. The recruiters and the hiring managers. And you want to make sure you are tailoring your resume to the right audience.  6 questions you should be asking yourself to determine whether or not your resume needs a makeover:  1) Do you have an objective on your resume?  2) Are the skills you have listed specific to you and your career search? 3) Does your resume have a ton of paragraphs?  4) Do you