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Career Change Advice with Dr. Jon Tam

Career Change Advice with Dr. Jon Tam

By Jonathan Tam
Hosted by Dr. Jon Tam, this podcast specializes in helping Millennials with a positive change in their careers by making adjustments or navigating a full-out career change. If this is what interests you, then this podcast is just for you!

When you subscribe to this podcast, you're going to get actionable tips on improving your career each week by boosting career clarity, productivity, and soft skills. Most content is repurposed from the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/DrJonTam.
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Career clarity for Millennials | 4 ways to gain clarity in your career
Career clarity for Millennials | 4 ways to gain clarity in your career   In this episode, I’m going to teach you 4 ways to gain career clarity for millennials to help you go from career confusion to clarity. In this episode, I offer career advice on how to find your passion, what career to choose and offer careers advice and guidance on how to find your passion and make it your job. With these career tips, you can navigate a career transition, career crossroads, or career change if you are saying “I’m confused… I don’t know what to do… I don’t know what I want… I am so stuck in my career, stuck in life, and don’t know what decision to make”   #CareerClarity #Millennials #CareerTransition #CareerCrossroads #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
14:30
January 25, 2021
Intrinsic Motivation Vs Extrinsic Motivation in the Workplace | How to Choose a Career (3 Ways)
Intrinsic Motivation Vs Extrinsic Motivation in the Workplace | How to Choose a Career   Intrinsic motivation vs extrinsic motivation is essential to how to choose a career at a career crossroads. According to self-determination theory (featured in Dan Pink’s Drive), intrinsic motivation, or internal motivation, is when a person is intrinsically motivated by competence, autonomy, or relatedness. In comparison, extrinsic motivation, or external motivation, is when people have external motivation such as the carrot and the stick approach. I break down motivation psychology and practical psychology for people to have career clarity during a career transition or career change. I outline these types of motivation by using intrinsic and extrinsic motivation examples with the old man story. #IntrinsicMotivation #ExtrinsicMotivation #HowToChooseACareer #CareerChange #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
12:41
January 21, 2021
I hate my job | 4 definitive scientific explanations why you hate your job
I hate my job | Definitive scientific explanation why you hate your job  “I hate my job” is something heard a lot nowadays. In this episode, I give a scientific explanation for motivation on how to find your passion and how to find your dream job using flow psychology. I dive into the personal development needed for how to find the right career and give career advice on motivation. I answer questions like “should I quit my job”, “what should I do if I hate my job and my life”, “am I in the wrong career”, and “I want to quit my job but I need money” and teach you what to do when you hate your job and how to handle a job you hate when you’ve made the wrong career choice.  #IHateMyJob #FlowPsychology #Motivation #ShouldIQuitMyJob #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
09:13
January 18, 2021
Informational Interview Mistakes | How to Avoid Common Mistakes
Informational Interview Mistakes | How to Avoid Common Mistakes Informational interviews are essential for career exploration, career research, and career planning for a job search during a career change. However, it’s easy to make mistakes on informational interviews if you don’t know how to conduct an informational interview. In this episode, I’m going to cover informational interview mistakes and how to avoid common mistakes. I’ll cover how to network, informational interview do’s and don’t’s, and how to avoid informational interview mistakes. #InformationalInterview #InformationalInterviewing #InformationalInterviewMistakes #InfoInterviews #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
09:17
December 24, 2020
Informational Interviewing Questions | Best Questions for Informational Interviews
Informational Interviewing Questions | Best Questions for Informational Interviews The best career exploration tips all involve informational interviews. In this episode, I explore the top informational interviewing questions because you need to know what questions to ask at an informational interview for effective career exploration, career research and career planning for career development. By asking the best questions for informational interviews, the info interview questions will extract the best information to help you navigate your career crossroads for a career change and even provide solid career advice and help with interview preparation. #InformationalInterview #InformationalInterviewing #InformationalInterviewQuestions #CareerExploration #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
15:19
December 21, 2020
Informational Interviewing | How to Arrange an Informational Interview (Do’s and Don’ts)
Informational Interviewing | How to Arrange an Informational Interview (Do’s and Don’ts) The best career exploration tips always involve informational interviewing. In this episode, I cover what questions to ask at an informational interview, what to do in an informational interview, how to set up and arrange informational interviews, and how to conduct informational interviews do’s and don’ts. I discuss what are informational interviews and how you can use them for career research, career planning, career development, and you can use informational interviews to network to get an interview. #InformationalInterview #InformationalInterviewing #CareerExploration #CareerDevelopment #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
16:02
December 17, 2020
Career Exploration Informational Interviews | For Career Research and Career Planning
Career Exploration Informational Interviews | For Career Research and Career Planning In this episode, I offer career exploration tips for career identification using informational interviews for career research and career planning. Info interviews are useful for networking, and informational interviewing can help with the job-searching process by getting career advice and career tips. The informational interview requires interview preparation to solicit carer ideas and develop a career action plan to make an informed career choice for a career change. Interview skills take interview coaching and interview training to improve upon for career development and to get job tips for the job hunt to find answer the question, “what career is right for me.” #CareerExploration #InformationalInterviews #CareerResearch #CareerPlanning #CareerDevelopment #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:48
December 14, 2020
Personal SWOT Analysis for Career Development | Career Planning, Career Research, and Career Exploration
Personal SWOT Analysis for Career Development | Career Planning, Career Research, and Career Exploration A personal SWOT analysis is essential for personal development and career development. You need to know yourself in order to conduct effective career research and career planning via a self SWOT analysis. In this episode, I explain how to conduct a personal SWOT analysis by highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for a swot analysis. This SWOT analysis of yourself includes a SWOT analysis template for career exploration. I’ll teach you how to do SWOT analysis by conducting a SWOT analysis using a SWOT matrix. SWOT analysis for job seekers is critical for career development and I’ll also provide SWOT analysis examples. #PersonalSWOTAnalysis #CareerResearch #CareerPlanning #CareerExploration #CareerDevelopment Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
12:06
December 10, 2020
Career Exploration Strategies for Career Research and Planning At Career Crossroads
Career Exploration Strategies for Career Research and Planning At Career Crossroads Career exploration require career strategies for career development. In this episode, I offer career advice for setting what are your career goals. I teach you how to search careers to find your future career path and selecting career pathways for career path finders who are looking to find a career. I offer career help to make a career choice and for future job searches to land your dream career. I also provide tips on. How to select a career, choosing a career, career planning, career research, developing career paths, and offer tips on how to identify and choose a career via personal growth. #CareerExploration #CareerStrategies #CareerResearch #CareerPlanning #CareerCrossroads Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
08:04
December 7, 2020
Career Crossroads in my 40s | Choosing a Career Path during a Midlife Crisis
Career Crossroads in my 40s | Choosing a Career Path during a Midlife Crisis People tell me “Career crossroads in my 40s is a midlife crisis”. In this episode, I offer career tips for a midlife career change in your 40s. I cover how to change careers at 40 and discuss what turning 40 years old means. I answer the questions, “Does age matter?”, “Is 40 old?”, and “is 40 years old too old to start a career?” For people who are choosing a career path in their 40s, I explain how to change career path in your 40s and how to make career change in your 40s by discussing how it is important to have your life figured out. #CareerCrossroads #CareerCrossroadsInMy40s #MidLifeCrisis #CareerChange #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:58
December 3, 2020
Career crossroads in my 30s | Common career mistakes
Career crossroads in my 30s | Common career mistakes Is it time for a career change in your 30s when you are at a career crossroads in your 30s? Choosing a career path in your 30s is a tough decision. How to change career paths in your 30s requires you to avoid career mistakes. In this episode, I offer advice for 30 year olds for avoiding common career mistakes over a career change at 35 (give or take). If you’re 35 and stuck in life, feeling stuck in a career and desire to make a career change in your 30s, this video provides career advice for making decisions in your career choices. #CareerCrossroads #CareerCrossroadsInMy30s #CommonCareerMistakes #AvoidCareerMistakes #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:11
November 30, 2020
Career crossroads in my 20s | Avoid these common career mistakes
Career crossroads in my 20s | Avoid these common career mistakes Being at a career crossroads in your 20s for choosing a career path or learning how to change careers in your 20s is a common problem people have. Changing career paths in your 20s and navigating a career crossroads means you need to avoid career mistakes. In this episode, I’ll teach you what are the common career mistakes in your 20s, and how to avoid career mistakes. The career advice for 20-year-olds provide career clarity on how to choose a career path in your 20s. #CareerCrossroads #CareerCrossroadsInYour20s #CommonCareerMistakes #HowToAvoidCareerMistakes #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
16:13
November 26, 2020
Overcoming job hopping interview questions | Get that job offer
Overcoming job hopping interview questions | Get that job offer In this episode, I offer job interview tips and advice on how to overcome job hopping interview questions. Job hopper interview questions will inevitably be asked if you have a history of job hopping and you need to learn how to explain job hopping to the interviewers. Job hoppers, especially job hopping millennials, need to understand that despite that job hopping is neither good or bad, employers will ask interview questions about your job hopping history. Stay till the end to learn the ultimate job hopping interview tips and advice and the best answer to the job hopper question for job hopping millennials. #JobHopping #JobHopper #JobHoppingInterview #InterviewTips #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test   Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
08:47
November 23, 2020
Explaining job hopping on your cover letter (Quick and Easy)
Explaining job hopping on your cover letter (Quick and Easy) Job hoppers need to explain their job hops in their cover letters. In this episode, I offer job hopping cover letter tips and advice and teach job hoppers how to recover from job hopping by landing a long-term job. Job hopping is neither good or bad, and everyone has their job-hopping reasons, but it is important to recognize how to stop job hopping, especially if job hopping is bad for your career. Job hopping millennials who exhibit the job-hopping syndrome of switching jobs after 1 year or changing jobs frequently will affect career outcomes in the long term. This video offers job hopping tips and advice by giving job hopping cover letter examples. #JobHopping #JobHopper #CoverLetter #JobHoppingCoverLetter #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
08:30
November 19, 2020
Job hopping resume mistakes ruining your resume (and How to Recover)
Job hopping resume mistakes ruining your resume (and How to Recover) Job hopping for job hoppers create a lot of problems on your resume. In this episode, I offer job hopping resume tips and advice for a job hopper’s resume. Having a strong resume is the first step on how to stop job hopping millennials from exhibiting the job hopping syndrome – switching jobs after 1 year. Changing jobs frequently will affect your career negatively, which is why job hopping is bad. I offer job hopping advice along with a job hopping resume examples on how to recover from job hopping. #JobHopping #JobHoppingResume #JobHopper #JobHopperResume #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
08:18
November 16, 2020
Job hopping in your 30s is bad | Stop ruining your career
Job hopping in your 30s is bad | Stop ruining your career Job hopping in your 30s can be bad. There are a lot of reasons why job hopping is bad when job hoppers job hop. Job hopping syndrome, especially switching jobs after 1 year with compulsive job quitting and changing jobs frequently will affect your career negatively. In this episode, I offer career change advice for job hopping millennials in their 30s and give job hopping tips and advice by weighing the advantages and disadvantages of job hopping and outline the pros and cons of job hopping to determine whether job hopping is good or bad. #JobHopping #JobHopper #JobHop #WhyJobHoppingIsBad #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
07:41
November 12, 2020
Job hopping benefits for your career | Why you should do it early
Job hopping benefits for your career | Why you should do it early There are a lot of benefits to job hopping for your career. Job hopping for job hoppers (aka the job hopping syndrome) is switching jobs after 1 year or 2. There are many ways changing jobs frequently will affect your career and it’s important to look at job hopping statistics to come up with job hopping tips and advice. In this episode, I weigh the advantages and disadvantages of job hopping and lay out its pros and cons by evaluating whether job hopping is good or bad in your 20s. I offer career change advice on why you should job hop if you are in your 20s or are a millennial. #JobHopping #JobHop #JobHopper #JobHoppingBenefits #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:34
November 9, 2020
Job Hopping in your 20s | It's NORMAL (Stop Blaming Yourself)
Job Hopping in your 20s | It's NORMAL (Stop Blaming Yourself) Job hopping millennials are often labeled the job hopping generation. In this episode, I explain what is job hopping and its meaning, and why millennials tend to be job hoppers or exhibit the job hopping syndrome by switching jobs after 1 year. Job hopping statistics show that changing jobs frequently will affect your career and I offer job hopping tips and advice on the advantages and disadvantages of job hopping by examining millennial job statistics in the millennials job market. I offer career advice and tips on whether job hopping in your 20s is good or bad and reasons for job hopping for career change. #jobhop #jobhopping #jobhopper #jobhoppingmillennials #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
09:32
November 5, 2020
Is a PhD Worth It (From Oxford University) | Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a DPhil for a Corporate Career
Is a PhD Worth It (From Oxford University) | Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a DPhil for a Corporate Career Is a PhD from the University of Oxford worth it? In this episode, I weigh the pros and cons of getting a DPhil (PhD) from Oxford University for a corporate carer. I explain why do a PhD (DPhil), what are the benefits of a PhD for a corporate career, and how hard is a PhD. For those who are asking “Should I do a PhD” vs a masters, or asking “Is grad school worth it,” I weigh the pros and cons of a PhD and the specific reasons to do or not to do a PhD at Oxford. Based on my postgrad experience at Oxford, I answer should you do a PhD and whether getting a doctorate is worth it or not for a corporate career. #OxfordUniversity #UniversityOfOxford #IsAPhDWorthIt #IsADPhilWorthIt #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:20
November 2, 2020
Is a PhD Worth It (From Oxford University) | Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a DPhil from Oxford for Academia
Is a PhD Worth It (From Oxford University) | Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a DPhil from Oxford for Academia Is a PhD from the University of Oxford worth it? In this episode, I weigh the pros and cons of getting a DPhil (PhD) from Oxford University. I explain why do a PhD (DPhil), what are the benefits of a PhD, and how hard is a PhD. For those who are asking “Should I do a PhD” vs a masters, or asking “Is grad school worth it.” I weigh the pros and cons of a PhD and the specific reasons to do or not to do a PhD at Oxford. Based on my postgrad experience at Oxford, I answer should you do a PhD and whether getting a doctorate is worth it nor not for academia. #UniversityOfOxford #IsAPhDWorthIt #IsADPhilWorthIt #OxfordUniversity Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
22:20
October 29, 2020
University of Oxford Graduation for DPhil (Ph.D.) | One Year Reflection
University of Oxford Graduation for DPhil (Ph.D.) | One Year Reflection A Ph.D. (DPhil) graduation at the University of Oxford is a special occasion. Oxford University’s DPhil (Ph.D.) graduation ceremony is for students graduating from University of Oxford’s graduate school. 2019 was the year of my graduation at the University of Oxford and I wanted to reflect on the changes that happened over a year. In this episode, I rant about how they got my diploma wrong, I was lucky to avoid COVID, I never wear the gown and cap, and what I’m up to now at Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Tyndale University and launching my Career Clarity Mastery course. #UniversityOfOxfordGraduation #OxfordUniversityGraduation #OxfordPhDGraduation #OxfordDPhilGraduation #PhDReflections #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
08:50
October 26, 2020
Finding my career path in my 20s with limited experience (4 simple steps)
Finding my career path in my 20s with limited experience (4 simple steps) Many people in their twenties ask, “How should I go about finding my career path in my 20s”. Finding your career path in your 20s with limited experience is difficult. Finding your career path with no experience is worse. In this episode, I’m going to teach you how to choose a career with limited experience and give you career advice on how to navigate a career change in your mid twenties. Whether you’re changing career paths, or picking a career with no experience, you can find your dream career if you first find your passion. After that, you can find your ideal and dream career even if you have limited experience. #FindingMyCareerPath #FindingMyCareerPathInMy20s #LimitedWorkExperience #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
13:32
October 22, 2020
Finding my career path in my 20s when I have no passion (5 easy steps)
Finding my career path in my 20s when I have no passion (5 easy steps) Finding your career path in your 20s is a challenge on how to choose a career. You may be considering a career change and need career advice on how to find your ideal career path. Learning how to pick a career or changing career paths in your mid twenties mean you first need to learn how to find your passion. In this episode, I’ll teach you how to find your dream career by choosing a career path for your ideal career and how to know which career is right for you. #FindingMyCareerPath #FindMyPath #FindMyCareer #FindMyPassion #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
14:51
October 19, 2020
How to stop being a people pleaser at work (but still be nice)
How to stop being a people pleaser at work (but still be nice) How to stop being a people pleaser at work means you’ve got to stop people pleasing. People pleasers fall into the routine of people pleasing often because they don’t know how to say no without feeling bad or how to be less agreeable. Setting boundaries, especially setting healthy boundaries, is super important and it could mean learning how to stop caring what other people think. To stop being a people pleaser, the disease to please, or the people pleaser syndrome, you must give yourself permission to say no and take control of your life. Acquiring the right soft skills can help a great deal in this regard. #HowToStopBeingAPeoplePleaser #StopPeoplePleasing #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:03
October 15, 2020
Setting Healthy Boundaries Working Online from Home (Protect Your Sanity!)
Setting Healthy Boundaries Working Online from Home (Protect Your Sanity!)   Setting healthy boundaries working online from home is about the soft skill of self-management. In this episode, I give tips on how to work from home and give advice on setting boundaries. These tips on setting boundaries working from home online will help you focus better, become more productive, and prevent you from burning out.   #SettingHealthyBoundaries #WorkFromHome #WorkingOnline #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
07:54
October 12, 2020
Setting Boundaries with a Difficult Boss by Managing Up (Start Now!)
Setting Boundaries with a Difficult Boss by Managing Up (Start Now!)   Setting boundaries with a difficult boss requires you to learn how to set boundaries, especially interpersonal boundaries in the workplace. Setting boundaries with your manager or boss is part of “managing up,” and involves maintaining professionalism in the relationship between manager and employee and how to manage your difficult boss or difficult manager. Whether you’re able to manage up with the classic micromanaging boss or toxic boss depends on how well you set these boundaries. Regardless, working with a difficult boss requires you to know how to handle the difficult boss or how to deal with the bad manager, especially if they are a micromanager.   #SettingBoundaries #ManagingUp #HowToSetBoundariesWithYourBoss #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
13:05
October 8, 2020
How to Say No to Your Boss RESPECTFULLY (Get Time Back!)
How to Say No to Your Boss RESPECTFULLY (Get Time Back!)   How to say no to your boss respectfully, politely, and gracefully is a tough task. In this episode, I explain how to say no to your manager and navigate tough conversations with your manager by signalling and setting healthy boundaries with your boss. The best way to do this is learning how to say no to your boss without actually saying no. As a result, you learn how to stop being a pushover by being too nice and feeling bullied at work.   #HowToSayNo #HowToSayNoToYourBoss #SettingBoundaries #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
09:51
October 5, 2020
How to Say No to People in my Workplace Without Feeling Guilty
How to Say No to People in my Workplace Without Feeling Guilty Learn how to say no to people at work by setting healthy boundaries. In this episode, I cover the soft skill of communication on how to say no to coworkers and colleagues by methods such as learning how to say no without saying no and how to say no at work without feeling guilty. As a result, you learn how to stop being a pushover by being too nice and feeling bullied at work.   #HowToSayNo #HowToSayNoAtWork #SayNoAtWork #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
12:16
October 1, 2020
Setting healthy boundaries at work (Stop feeling drained!)
Setting healthy boundaries at work (Stop feeling drained!)   The secret to setting healthy boundaries at work is to learn the soft skill on how to set healthy boundaries with coworkers that are healthy work boundaries. The danger of not setting healthy boundaries is that you will be emotionally drained from the workplace. Here are some tips on how to set healthy professional boundaries in the workplace with your colleagues and coworkers.   #SettingHealthyBoundaries #SettingHealthyBoundariesAtWork #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
10:42
September 28, 2020
Soft Skills vs Hard Skills | Differences at Work Explained (for 2020)
Soft Skills vs Hard Skills | Differences at Work Explained (for 2020)   Comparisons between soft skills vs hard skills are important in soft skills development. Knowing what are soft skills and what are hard skills pinpoints the work skills and interpersonal skills that need development. However, that can only be achieved with clear soft skills definitions and hard skills meaning to have a comparison. In this soft skills and hard skills episode, I outline the essential elements people must consider when comparing soft skills & hard skills.   #SoftSkills #HardSkills #SoftSkillsVsHardSkills #HardSkillsVsSoftSkills #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
17:03
September 21, 2020
Soft Skills Benefits for Career Success | Work Smarter, Not Harder
Soft Skills Benefits for Career Success | Work Smarter, Not Harder   The benefits of soft skills at work and at home are immense. In this episode, I outline why building soft skills for career success in the workplace through soft skills training helps develop people skills and interpersonal skills and why that is essential for career success. The soft skills for the future are the soft skills for career success.    #BenefitsOfSoftSkills #CareerSoftSkills #SoftSkills #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
10:45
September 14, 2020
Best soft skills millennials need to have for career success in the workplace (For the 2020s)
Best soft skills millennials need to have for career success in the workplace (For the 2020s)   The best soft skills for the future are compiled in this episode’s top soft skills list. I outline the best soft skills for work and why they are the top soft skills for the workplace and career success. I explain why these soft skills are at the top of social skills list and why these people skills are essential soft skills for career success.   #BestSoftSkills #TopSoftSkills #SoftSkills #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
22:29
September 7, 2020
Jordan Peterson’s Understand Myself Couples Personality Test Review | Relationship Report
Jordan Peterson’s Understand Myself Couples Personality Test Review | Relationship Report Jordan Peterson’s Understand Myself uses the Big Five Aspects Scale for its big five personality test. Recently, understandmyself.com released an Understand Myself Relationship Report which is a personality test for couples. In this video, my wife and I take Jordan Peterson’s Big Five Personality Trait’s Big Five Aspect Scale’s Understand Myself’s relationship report from understandmyself.com and we review and reflect on the couples personality test results and what it means for the big five personality traits of agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, and openness to experience. This relationship test can also be used as a marriage personality test and we discuss how soft skills are relevant to this personality test for couples.    #JordanPeterson #UnderstandMyself #PersonalityTestForCouples #DrJonTam Disclaimer: The personality test costs money and I don't get any financial benefits from this episode. I just found it to be an interesting exercise for couples to do and wanted to share my experience.  Note: Some people have said they can't find the relationship report. I'm not affiliated with understandmyself.com, but it seems to be an option in the understandmyself.com's if you already have an account with them. After getting your individual results, you hook it up with someone else's outcomes in the dashboard (which the other person has to approve). After that, the relationship report becomes available immediately. Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
30:49
August 31, 2020
Soft Skills Trends of the Future in the Workplace (4 REASONS TO PLAN AHEAD)
Soft Skills Trends of the Future in the Workplace (4 REASONS TO PLAN AHEAD)   Soft skills trends in the 21st century are future skills. The future of skills is to close the digital skills gap for jobs in 2030 to prepare for the future of work. The benefits of soft skills for the future are immense because they are the future skills at work in demand. Therefore, the importance of training soft skills in preparation for applying soft skills in the workplace will play an increasingly important role as future skills.   #SoftSkillsTrends #FutureSkills #SoftSkills #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:29
August 17, 2020
What are Soft Skills | Newest Definition for Work in 2020 (MUST WATCH)
What are Soft Skills | Newest Definition for Work in 2020 (MUST WATCH)   What are soft skills? Soft skills for professionalism and career success involve soft skills training and soft skills development in the workplace. I provide soft skills definition and soft skills meaning by providing soft skills examples, what are soft skills that involves communication, people skills, career skills, and leadership soft skills, and by explaining what is the meaning of soft skills in the workplace for career success.   #SoftSkills #WhatAreSoftSkills #CareerSoftSkills #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11:30
August 10, 2020
Finding My Career Path In My 20s | 4 Quick Questions (Save Money and Time!)
Finding My Career Path In My 20s | 4 Quick Questions (Save Money and Time!)   “How to find my career path in my 20s?” is a common question young people ask when they’re finding a career path. The truth is, finding your dream career is difficult because how to decide on a career in your mid twenties is clouded by an uncertain future. How to find your ideal career is an art that requires a thorough reflection and opening to the possibilities of changing career paths. This video serves as a career guide to choosing your dream career. Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
16:26
August 3, 2020
6 Career Coach Benefits (To Get Your DREAM JOB!)
6 Career Coach Benefits (To Get Your DREAM JOB!) Career change coaches help with career change and bring about career change benefits through career change advice. A career coach helps you switch careers and start a new career through career transition coaching that gives structure on how to change careers when you’re lost and how to have a career transition. Career transition coaches offer career advice for professionals and answer career transition questions on how to change careers when you’re in your 40s, 30s, and helping people in their 20s find their career path.    #CareerChange #CareerChangeCoach #CareerChangeCoachBenefits #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
14:09
July 27, 2020
Soft Skills in the Workplace | How Companies will Develop People in the Future (3 Secrets)
Soft Skills in the Workplace | How Companies will Develop People in the Future (3 Secrets)   The increased importance of soft skills in the workplace will affect soft skills recruitment and soft skills development in the workplace. Therefore, it is essential to understand how to develop soft skills in the workplace and improving soft skills in the workplace to close the digital skills gap and be fully prepared for jobs in 2030. In this video, I offer career advice for your career path on building transferable skills and learning soft skills through soft skills training to build future skill in demand.   #SoftSkillsInTheWorkplace #SoftSkillsDevelopment #SoftSkills #FutureSkills #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
13:38
July 21, 2020
Career Change Stages For Transitioning to a New Career | 5 CRITICAL Steps Considering a career change?
Career Change Stages For Transitioning to a New Career | 5 CRITICAL Steps  Considering a career change?  Career changes can be divided into 5 career change stages. Career change coaching specifically focuses on the career change transition and provides career transition assistance to help your take control over your career transition. Whether you’re in a mid-career transition or have career change questions, a career change specialist can always help by offer career transition tips. This career change video summarizes content from my recent career change workshop on how to make a career transition or career change and the typical challenges faced in a career transition during career counseling.    #CareerChange #CareerTransition #CareerSwitch #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
15:18
July 20, 2020
4 Reasons for a career change - A Checklist (Cover all your bases)
4 Reasons for a career change - A Checklist (Cover all your bases)   Reasons for a career change are essentially asking the question “Why change careers?” A best-case scenario for this career change is often assisted by a career change coach, who offers career change advice to smooth out the transition and switch to a new career. As a career coach offering career transition coaching for people who are looking to change careers in their 30s and 40s, here is my career change advice on the 4 reasons people need to consider for a career transition when changing jobs.   #CareerChangeReasons #CareerTransition #CareerSwitch #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
15:48
July 13, 2020
Career Change Mindset for Early- to Mid-Career | 6 Tips to Overcome Anxiety
Career Change Mindset for Early- to Mid-Career | 6 Tips to Overcome Anxiety   A successful career change requires a career change mindset. Having clear reasons and motivation to change careers helps career switchers overcome anxiety during their career transition. In this video, I outline career advice and tips for a strong career change mindset for early- to mid-career professionals considering changing to a new career in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.   #CareerChangeMindset #CareerChange #CareerSwitch #DrJonTam Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
14:36
July 6, 2020
#014 Keys to Success in the Film Industry w/ Ambrose Wong
In this episode, I interview assistant director Ambrose Wong who has worked on major films (e.g. Shape of Water, Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim, Shazam, and Robocop) and TV series (e.g. Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, Strain, and Kim's Convenience). We discuss the challenges he has to overcome as an assistant director, the soft skills needed to be successful in the film industry, and how he handles the grind of a demanding industry. Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” 0:00 - Introducing Ambrose Wong  1:40 - What are some problems assistant directors need to deal with  8:00 - How Ambrose got into the industry through Pacific Rim and the skills needed to be successful  12:20 - Why charisma is important to safety in the film industry  15:00 - How Ambrose deals with actors going missing  17:00 - How communication is so important in dealing with people in a stressful film industry  22:20 - How Ambrose prepares himself for the grind of the film industry  24:00 - Why being self-motivated and bringing positive energy is essential  32:00 - How Ambrose stumbled into the film career and why being multilingual and positive was essential to the process  39:30 - The criteria for success for directors in the film industry  52:00 - What it takes to stay in the industry  58:00 - Where to learn more about Ambrose Wong Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
1:00:13
February 17, 2020
#013 Building Systems for Business Success w/ Blandon Leung
I interview Blandon Leung, founder of iRefi, a top 10 firm in the mortgage financing industry in New Zealand. We discuss the importance of building systems for business success and the soft skills and stories behind his success as a young entrepreneur, including leadership and developing financial literacy. 0:00 - Introducing Blandon Leung   7:30 - What were some of the financial problems Blandon solved as a young entrepreneur  12:15 - Financial advice for young adults in their 20s and 30s to accrue wealth through property investment  21:50 - Challenges Blandon faced as a young business owner and building iRefi to being a top 10 firm in his industry and how he solved them  27:00 - How to deal with a toxic employee  30:00 - Why systems are important  32:00 - How to sort out disagreements in the leadership team  40:00 - How to learn more about Blandon Leung and iRefi Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
40:25
February 3, 2020
#012 Letting Passion Drive Your Career w/ Ryan Kim (@hryanskim)
In this podcast, I interview artist Ryan Kim who recently graduated from the New York School of Visual Arts. As a previous student of mine at an international school in Korea, he lets passion drive his career and we discuss the common problems many high school students face, how to balance between finding your own passion and listening to advice from your seniors, how to be motivated to work hard, and to enjoy the ride towards a coming of age.   Check out Ryan's art at hryanskim.com and follow him on social media handles @hryanskim! Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” 00:00 - Ryan's life in highschool:  Resisting Asian peer pressure vs. Pursuing one's passion  11:40 - Rise or sink: Facing difficulties in university  18:30 - The art of balancing technique and creativity  21:30 - Life as an artist: Creativity never stops  31:25 - What was it like being a creative child in school?  35:43 - You find happiness in the process, not in the end goal Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
44:19
January 20, 2020
#011 Challenges in Modern Education w/ John Petrey
There are many challenges in modern education in helping students develop to their full potential. In this podcast episode, I chat with the highly experienced principal John Petrey about the current problems educators, parents, and students face such as tech trends, parenting on technology, success in education, and educational leadership. John has a wealth of experience from teaching and being an administrator at K-12 schools domestically and internationally working at affluent private schools to inner-city schools.   Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” 0:00 - Introducing John Petrey 2:00 - Problems and tech trends John encounters in education 6:30 - Social media in schools 10:30 - Comparing childhood in the past with now and how to deal with it as parents and educators 16:00 - How to parent children on technology 19:00 - The biggest problems parents face is with themselves 24:00 - What are the biggest success factors in education nowadays 30:00 - How educational leadership can change everything 36:30 - The benefit of private schools 39:30 - How John has tackled educational problems in the past Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
45:45
January 6, 2020
#010 Sally Wang on Counselling for the Mental Health of Youth
In this podcast, I interview licensed professional counselor Chuhua Sally Wang who specializes in working with youth. We discuss a range of topics from motivation, bullying, anxiety, stress, depression, parenting, and how to help young people develop resilience. We analyze the problems at the societal, community, familial, and individual levels and discuss what parents and youth can do about the problem.  Check out Sally's practice at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/chuhua-sally-wang-allentown-pa/712945 Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” 00:10 - Introducing Chu Hua Sally Wang  2:30 - Problems that Sally work on with youth - motivation, bullying, anxiety, stress, and depression  5:00 - Discussing the seriousness and the causes of the problems young people face nowadays and how to solve them  10:00 - How to juggle working with parents and youths  12:10 - Diagnosing the problem beyond the family  13:45 - How to address bullying for youths  18:25 - How do you differentiate between malicious bullying and the lack of resilience  21:45 - How to strengthen resiliency for children and youths  31:30 - Why parents need to adapt to different stages of child development  32:30 - Motivational question techniques parents can use  36:10 - Recommendations to young people who don't know what they want to do in the future  39:45 - How to deal with imposter syndrome  43:50 - Problems Asian students struggle with and how to talk with their parents  52:40 - How to learn more about Sally's practice
53:49
December 24, 2019
#009 Life in Harvard, Oxford, and China in Academia and Business w/ Dr. Wai Kit Ming
In this podcast episode, I chat with Dr. Wai Kit Ming (Ph.D. University of Hong Kong, M.M.S. Harvard University) about bridging academia and entrepreneurship in China by bringing his research findings to the market. In our conversation, we discuss various topics around international student life, culture, education, entrepreneurship in China, and much more. He is currently the Assistant Dean of the International School at Jinan University and Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University. In his academic pursuits, he spent extensive time at top institutions in China (Peking University, Hong Kong University), the United Kingdom (University of Oxford), and USA (Harvard University, MIT) and has a unique perspective on life as an international student.  Apologies on the background noise for this one. We tried to clean it up as much as possible. 00:00 - Introducing Dr. Wai Kit Ming, his research in medical science, and it ties into his business 1:45 - Dr. Ming’s journey from Hong Kong, China, Oxford, Harvard, and back to China. 2:55 - Comparing life in China with the West 4:55 - How to navigate the Chinese social world 6:50 - Is China meritocratic? And how to start a business there. 8:00 - Soft skills in the West vs. the East 12:00 - Comparing the British and American educational systems 13:15 - Comparing Oxford, Harvard, and MIT student life 23:20 - Benefits of studying in China  25:30 - Insights on the startup environment in China and how foreigners can get involved 29:45 - Are East Asians not creative? 33:07 - Dr. Ming’s struggles in China’s startup environment 36:00 - Are foreigners welcome in China’s startup environment? 39:05 - Does Hong Kong have an advantage for doing business in China? 42:45 - What are Dr. Ming’s plans in the future? Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
44:37
December 21, 2019
#008 How People Skills Can Transform Your Work w/ Hilda Gan
In this podcast interview, I interview Hilda Gan on her story on how she went from being a nurse to a business owner. She explains the importance of people skills and what Millennials and Gen Zs can do to prepare themselves for the workplace. Hilda built an award-winning, multi-million-dollar company with her husband and grew it from 2 to 125 people in 13 years with seven offices across Canada. She has won numerous national awards, including two top 10 finishes in the Best Workplace in Canada® award, and a finalist nod as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies®, Best Small to Medium Size Employers®, and Entrepreneur of the Year from her local Chamber of Commerce. She's one of the few HR Consultants with experience as a business owner and has built her business to serve others with a sensible, savvy, and pragmatic approach to HR solutions. 00:00 - Introducing Hilda Gan and People Bright 01:20 - Hilda’s story at iTrans leading to People Bright 6:00 - Lessons Hilda learnt at iTrans that she now applies at People Bright 10:40 - What made iTrans’ mission, vision, and values statement different 15:43 - Common mistakes of entrepreneurs 19:00 - What are the essential people skills 23:00 - How to have difficult conversations 24:15 - How to deal with workplace harassment such as MeToo 27:55 - What are some things Millennials and Gen Zs do to prepare themselves and what can companies do to help? 36:10 - What can people do to build people skills? 40:15 - Do Millennials and Gen Zs have a problem with commitment? 47:10 - Where can people learn more about People Bright Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
47:30
November 19, 2019
#007 Common Sense at Work w/ Lawyer Alex Ma
Having common sense at work is essential to the success of any individual. Common sense at work is what guides behaviors because the law cannot govern everything. In this podcast, I interview Alex Ma, a Senior Associate at SF Lawyers in association with KPMG in Hong Kong. He shares his story of how he came to study and become a lawyer, and share his expert knowledge in employment law. We discuss a variety of topics such as gender equality and cultural biases in the workplace in relation to employment. As Alex has worked in international firms such as DLA Piper, King & Wood Mallesons, I ask about his corporate experience, the lessons he has learned, and qualities to have especially for new graduates. From his experience in mentoring fresh grads, he encourages them to produce high-quality work, raise situational awareness, and develop communication skills to adapt to different people. Specifically, in the legal profession, it is extremely important to uphold integrity so clients can trust your service and the creation of great products.  In the end, Alex gives fresh grads the question of figuring out your life goal - what do you want to do, what makes you happy 10 years from now, BEFORE embarking on a journey of career building, because ultimately, it is different for everyone. -------------------------------- 00:00 - Alex's introduction: Vancouver and Hong Kong, Law and Common Sense 08:40 - A Legal Perspective on the Me Too Movement 22:10 - The Pay Gap in Hong Kong, and examples from Asia 28:20 - Hong Kong's colonial legacy, equality employment, and the Chinese market 33:45 - Common legal mistakes of small and large companies 43:35 - AI and Block Chain plays a role in law, but human errors require human solutions 46:00 - The Three Pillars of a Law Firm - Corporate, banking, litigation 47:40 - Corporate Downsizing and Leaving employees - Two-way transparency is key 53:15 - How soft skills played a role in Alex's career success (and how everyone is different) 1:04:00 - Advice for new graduates - Where do you want to be in 10 years? 1:12:40 - Fresh grads working in a corporate environment - Qualities to have Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam”
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November 5, 2019
#006 The Benefits of Stretch Therapy w/ Kinetic Stretch Hong Kong
Stretching is one of the critical pillars of healthy, yet it is often underused and misunderstood. In this podcast, I interview Douglas Ho, stretch therapist and business owner from Kinetic Stretch Hong Kong. Over the decade of being in business, he has an in-depth understanding of how stretching is critical to health and has helped many of his clients, which include top celebrities and tycoons. He tells his story about how he got into stretching, the benefits of stretching, and gave many pointers on how to improve one's health through stretching. In the video version of this podcast on our YouTube channel "Dr. Jon Tam", he even showed us some stretches that fix common ailments people who work in the office encounter. 00:00 Introduction to Doug and Kinetic Stretch  06:00 - What is stretch therapy?  09:00 - Starting a business in Hong Kong  16:30 - Communicating with different clients and the most common physical problems of working adults  27:18 - Physical progression and maintenance from 20s to 30s  33:40 - Stretching for teens and young people prevents freak accidents  41:23 - Stretches for common problems   Apologies that the audio was inconsistent as we had some technical difficulties.  Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Let me know what else you want to hear about. If you like the content, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. It really does help us. Let's connect on social media: Website: www.consultazure.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/DrJonTam Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/DrJonTam Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/DrJonTam Twitter: www.twitter.com/DrJonTam WeChat: jon_tam Podcasts: Soft Skills with Dr. Jon Tam on all major platforms, or http://consultazure.com/podcast/
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October 15, 2019
#005 Challenges Overseas Students Encounter w/ Dr. Peidong Yang
The challenges overseas students encounter are many. This is especially the case for elite Asian overseas students. In this podcast, I interview Dr. Yang Peidong from the National Institute of Education in Singapore for his expert knowledge in the integration of international Chinese students and the difficulties they face while studying abroad. Once a Chinese international student himself who has studied in Singapore and Oxford, he also shares his experience, dilemmas, and growth. He describes various soft skills necessary to excel when studying beyond home, such as developing cultural sensitivity, genuine communication, and open-mindedness. Dr. Yang ends the podcast with an emphasis on implementing academic excellence with soft skills development. Dr. Peidong Yang holds a DPhil in Education (University of Oxford) and a M.Phil in Sociology (Cardiff University). He currently teaches at the National Institute of Singapore. 0:00 - Introduction to Dr. Peidong Yang - Research, work, and background 5:50 - Pitfalls of Overseas Chinese elite students 11:30- Cultural Superiority vs. Cultural Diversity (and its impact on sensitive communication) 15:19 - Positionality - how positionality affects our ability to view ourselves and appreciate other cultures 18:50 - Cultural diversity and Class Privilege 19:50 - Parallel Societies - Barriers to acquiring soft skills in university 24:00 - Conflict - between migrant and local students 30:00 - Integration - Migrant students 34:50 - Mismatch - Does cultural mismatch in migrant educators make up for academic rigour? 48:10 - Segregation - Indian students to China 56:10 - What is cultural capital and how do we cultivate it? Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
1:00:56
September 30, 2019
#004 How to move up the corporate ladder w/ Dr. Reza Hasmath
Did you know soft skills account for the majority of one's success in the workplace? In fact, it could cost you up to 25% of your income and any chances for advancement. In this fascinating podcast, I interview my good friend Professor Reza Hasmath from the University of Alberta. We cover a span of important topics, ranging from the importance of soft skills, the most critical ages for a child's development, comparing the ethnic penalty with gender inequality, evaluating meritocracy as a myth, and identifying the skills of successful people. Below is the full list of the things we covered: 00:00 - Introducing Dr. Reza Hasmath 06:50 - Life as a 3-year-old in grade 1 10:40 - Socialization to be Complacent or Driven 18:40 - Confusing the boss for an intern 21:50 - Signal Theory in the Workplace 28:43 - Inequality in the Workplace 31:25 - How the sociologists corrected the economists on inequality 35:09 - Why ages 7 to 14 is the critical age for development 36:30 - The soft skills that will help you thrive at work 38:40 - The importance of failure 41:22 - The qualities to look for when hiring people 43:25 - Self-awareness and failure 45:11 - Soft Skills in the future world of AI 51:55 - Is it too late to develop soft skills in adulthood? 54:01 - Meritocracy is a myth 56:16 - The balancing act between the same and the different (social solidarity and creative destruction) 58:55 - Affirmative action and the lottery 1:05:36 - Choosing people: admissions and recruitment 1:08:09 - Our story 1:09:01 - A Balancing Act: Diversity and Trust 1:09:04 - Skills of successful people - experience, failure, pivot, resilience, relate to others, package information to different audiences 1:11:05 - The importance of soft skills training, especially for advanced students Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
1:15:00
July 13, 2019
#003 From Math Failure to Math Master w/ Karen Lai
This podcast episode started out as a working session with Karen Lai from Mentorhood. As we started chatting about education, I recommended us to film our conversation because there were so many things that I came away impressed with her approach to teaching children math - especially in Hong Kong. We discuss her story on how she got started on her business, the problems she's out to solve, how games motivate children, the importance of losing, how both the progress and process are critical, and her own story of how she went from a math "failure" to a math master. We believe parents would get a lot of value from this conversation. Hope you enjoy! Check out Mentorhood's services in Hong Kong and Canada at www.mentorhoodmath.com. 00:00 - The kid who gave Karen her first boost with Mentorhood 02:30 - How Mentorhood uses games to teach math 04:20 - The importance of losing 05:30 - The psychology behind motivation 07:00 - The importance of relationships in Mentorhood 09:05 - How kids develop motivation 10:10 - Examples of games at Mentorhood 12:45 - The science of learning styles 17:40 - Acquiring life skills through math games 19:20 - The problem of gold stars (extrinsic motivation) in education 24:30 - Soft skills are being neglected 28:10 - What types of parents would work best with Mentorhood’s approach 30:25 - The importance of class sizes 34:05 - Why Karen started Mentorhood 41:15 - Going from failing math to being a math master; creating a fusion of Eastern and Western styles 42:10 - Comparing the math education in Canada with other parts of the world Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
49:51
June 28, 2019
#002 How to not be replaced by robots w/ Dr. Alistair Johnson
Are you curious whether machines will replace humans in the near future? In this podcast, I interview Dr. Alistair Johnson from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 healthcare category. We discuss his story, covering topics such as life in high school at age 11, pursuing his doctorate at the University of Oxford, and how he got his Forbes 30 under 30 accolade. We then discuss key questions regarding the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, such as are humans going to be replaced by machines, what are the skills of the future, and whether the research integrity of the academic system has been compromised. 00:00 - Introducing Dr. Alistair Johnson 03:00 - Life in high school as an 11-year-old 05:00 - Pursuing engineering 08:00 - How Dr. Johnson began to pursue a Ph.D. in Oxford 10:06 - Life in university at age 15 13:15 - College life in Oxford 18:30 - Ph.D. coursework in Oxford 21:10 - The story behind Forbes 30 under 30 23:45 - What’s the difference between AI and Machine Learning 30:30 - Are humans going to be replaced by machines soon? 40:45 - What are the skills of the future? 47:00 - Research in academia vs. corporations Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
54:44
June 10, 2019
#001 The Secrets to Living a Healthy Life w/ Mason Tse
I interview Mason Tse, creator of the blog Self Made Athletes (https://selfmadeathletes.com) from Toronto and Hong Kong. We cover a range of topics, including what got him started, tips on fixing posture, the importance of working ergonomically, nutrition and tracking caloric intake, and the benefits of the many intangibles from hitting the gym. Mason drops nuggets of wisdom for those who want to integrate fitness into their lives. You can follow him on Facebook and Instagram.  0:00 - Intro  0:50 - Aspiration for Self-made Athletes  1:40 - What got Mason started 3:40 - Reminiscing  4:30 - What do you wish you had known earlier?   6:00 - How working out helps your posture  11:30 - Ergonomic at working  15:30 - How Mason maintains a good physique   19:10 - Balancing fitness with nutrition   29:50 - Tracking caloric intake   32:40 - How fitness ties into work/study  38:25 - Fitness and self-confidence - funny story  43:50 - Advice for people just starting to hit the gym  48:30 - The future of Self-Made Athletes Video version available on YouTube channel “Dr. Jon Tam” Sign up for the free training "Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Career: Find Your Dream Career" Take a FREE and accurate career personality test Download PDF on How to find your dream career If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a positive review and let us know what else you want to hear about. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed our content. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join my group Career Change Advice on Facebook to receive regular updates and connect with others going through a career change here. Let's connect on social media: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
55:17
May 22, 2019