Kick Ass in Life

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Ep 28: How to Take A Vacation
Too many of us don't take those vaycay days that are due to us - and why? It could be because we're worried about leaving the office and spending time away. Take those vacation days! They are owed to you. In this episode, we talk about how you can leave everything organized while you're out so you can relax while on your vaycay. Set that out of office and just enjoy your time off. You'll come back refreshed, recharged and reinspired. Theme song by Qusic
10:54
September 16, 2018
Ep 27: The Biggest Reason You're Not Hearing Back
If you're looking for a new job, are you getting past the black hole of applications? All applications go there but few get plucked from there and get noticed. If you're not hearing back, you're probably doing this ONE thing wrong. Here's how to fix it so you get noticed and get hired fast.
10:07
September 9, 2018
Ep 26: September is the New January - Let's Set Some Goals
You check your calendar. January is four months away. September is just another month. You’re done with school, so why should you think about September as a transition time? Why not? Why should we wait until January to check in on our past goals and make new ones? January is still months away. In those months we can accomplish a lot. September is a great time to check in with our goals and see how far we’ve come and how much we have to to do. Let's set some goals in the area of personal, career, family/friends, relationship and with money. I break down some book recommendations from Gretchen Rubin, James Altucher, Jen Sincero and Robert Kiyosaki to help you kickstart your goals. Let's Kick Ass this September!
14:12
September 3, 2018
Ep 25: Why Surrounding Yourself with Good Friends Matters
You are the average of your five closest friends. Are they good? Who you surround yourself with on a daily basis matters for your health, happiness and future success. In this episode, we look at examples from different books such as You are a Badass by Jen Sincero and Choose Yourself by James Altucher. Why having a good, supportive friend group matters. For more visit: http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/which-friends-should-i-hold-onto/ Theme song by Qusic.
08:35
August 27, 2018
Ep 24: How to Master a First Round Interview
If you don't kick ass in the first round interview, you won't get any further in the interview process. In this ep, we cover how to master that first round interview, what to avoid and how you can stand apart.
12:06
August 19, 2018
Ep 23: Avoid these Mistakes When Applying for a Job
I just went through 200 resumes to search for one intern. I saw a lot of mistakes! I share the insider tips from the eyes of the hiring manager in how they approach your application and what you can avoid so you stand apart and get hired FAST.
10:07
August 10, 2018
Ep 22: How to Start Saving Now for Your Safety Net
Saving money feels super hard, especially if you're starting from nothing. Never fear. These simple tips and easy swaps to curb spending will help you on the path to build up your emergency reserve of money for whatever you may need. Email me: Kickassinyourlife@gmail.com or visit Kickassin.life for more tips.
09:36
July 27, 2018
Ep 21: How to Make Meaningful Connections At Work
We all know we should be making connections at work with our colleagues, managers and more, but how do we do it? And When? These allies in the workplace are critical to our success but we're rarely putting in the work to make those connection. In this episode we break down how to do it right.
05:43
June 25, 2018
Ep 20: How to Maximize Your Internship
Learn how to kick Ass and make the most out of your internship -- how to be memorable, learn as much as you can and make connections that will propel you further in your career. If you have questions, email me Kickassinyourlife@gmail.com. Visit http://kickassin.life/path/intern-or-soon-to-be-grad/ for more pro tips. I'm here to help YOU. Theme song by Qusic.
09:40
May 13, 2018
Ep 19: How to Interview Like a Rockstar
Intimidated by the interview process? Duh. Who isn't - interviewing can be super challenging, but it's critical in the job search process. In this episode, I break down the interview so you can feel prepared and confident going into one of the most stressful job search moments. Be authentically you, show some personality and rely on your preparations so you can confidently kick ass during the interview. For more email me at Kickassinyourlife@gmail.com or visit www.kickassin.life. I'm here to help YOU. Theme song by Qusic.
11:28
April 29, 2018
Ep 18: Graduation Checklist for May Grads
Are you graduating in May? Don't freak out! With this checklist you'll have an action plan going into your graudation so you feel prepared and ready to kick ass in the job search. For more email me at Kickassinyourlife@gmail.com or visit www.kickassin.life. I'm here to help YOU. Theme song by Qusic.
07:03
April 7, 2018
How to Write a Cover Letter to get the Hiring Manager's Attention
No one enjoys writing a cover letter, but it's vital to give a hiring manager the first glimpse of YOU. It shows you can write and convey ideas, it paints a picture of your experience beyond your resume and it's just one other element to sell yourself. To get an interview, it's critical to nail the cover letter. Let's break it down. For more email me at Kickassinyourlife@gmail.com or visit www.kickassin.life. I'm here to help YOU. Theme song by Qusic.
07:10
January 29, 2018
Dos/Don'ts of How to Reach Out for Advice Coffees or Informational Interviews
Struggling with what to write in your email for an informational interview? Fear no more. I list all dos/don'ts for how to reach out and get an informational interview that won't annoy the other person. Instead, it will get them to say YES quickly so you can impress the hell out of them. For More visit http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/dosdonts-of-reac…tional-interview/ and email me at kickassinyourlife@gmail.com
09:00
January 21, 2018
How to Pay Yourself First & Start Saving from Nothing
How can you start a savings account when it feels like you have nothing? It's simple - just get started. You can start doing this even if you have a next-to-nothing paycheck. Let's talk about how to start building up your emergency savings account now by paying yourself first. And that's only the beginning. For more visit: http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/pay-first-start-saving-nothing/
07:20
January 14, 2018
Where To Look for a New Job Opportunity
Have you ever struggled to get started in a job search and not known where to get started? In this episode, I talk about where to look for job opportunities. From using the resources online to your network, there are a few places you should always be searching for a job. 2018 is the year of YOU. If one of your goals is to find a new job this year -- get started and start searching. Theme song by Qusic.
05:49
January 7, 2018
How to Create Goals You Can Actually Keep
It's 2018. Happy New Year! This is the time of setting new goals for the upcoming year. Have you given thought to what you'd love to accomplish in the new year? Try following these few steps to create goals you can actually KEEP! Read more at http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/happy-new-year-made-goals-2018-yet/?%3E Theme song by Qusic.
05:30
January 1, 2018
How to do the Whole 30
Have you heard of the Whole 30? It's simply 30 days without dairy, legumes, sugar, alcohol, and grains. It's a really fun way to start out the new year by prioritizing health. It's hard - sure - but the benefits you get out outweigh any challenges you may have! Kicking Ass is all about the different facets -- so try kicking ass in your health for 2018. January is a great opportunity to start fresh! You can read more about It starts with Food by Melissa Hartwig. Or visit Kickassin.life for more tips and tricks. http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/try-whole-30-january/ Theme song by Qusic.
06:33
December 26, 2017
Create a Kick-Ass Online Portfolio
If you aren't online you aren't anywhere. Create an online that shows how awesome you and helps get you your next job. For more visit http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/create-incredible-online-portfolio/ Theme Song by Qusic.
09:46
December 20, 2017
How to Avoid Stress and Stay Sane this Season
The winter is filled with stress and anxiety! It's even more stressful if you're job searching. Practice these quick tips to help you stay SANE this season. For more visit http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/stay-sane-busy-season/ Theme Song by Qusic.
08:18
December 11, 2017
Help! I'm graduating in December
Are you graduating this December? Congrats! Here are the things you need to do NOW to get ahead and differentiate yourself from your fellow graduates. For more tips visit http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/congrats-december-grads/ Theme song by Qsic.
07:08
December 3, 2017
How to Rock an Informational Interview
Learn how to prepare and how to master an informational interview. People want to help you so use this time to network and learn as much as possible. For more visit http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/ask-for-in-person-informational-interviews/ Theme song by Qsic.
09:18
November 27, 2017
Exploring Temp Agencies when Looking for a Full-Time Job
Looking for a full-time job? Sometimes a temp agency can be the answer to tide you over to your full-time gig. How do they work? What can you learn from them? When should you use them? We discuss it all on this week's Kick Ass in Life. See More @ http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/temp-agencies Theme Song by Qsic.
08:15
November 22, 2017
Craft Your Elevator Pitch
Learn how to craft a compelling elevator pitch to help you make a positive impression on whomever you meet. No elevator needed. Check out more @ http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/craft-the-perfect-elevator-pitch/ Theme song by Qsic.
07:06
November 10, 2017
How to Network Like a Pro
Networking can be really scary. You mean I have to willingly meet STRANGERS? Don't worry. It doesn't have to be with a few quick tips. Check out more @ http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/how-to-network-like-pro/ Theme song by Qsic.
08:10
October 26, 2017
Manage your first-day job jitters
How do you control those first-day job jitters? It's easy. It all has to do with preparation! http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/manage-first-day-job-jitters/ Theme song by Qsic.
04:49
October 22, 2017
How to deal with Rejection in the Job Search
Rejection sucks. Hearing no sucks. You’ll hear a lot of that. No, you’re not the right fit. No, we don’t have opportunities now. No, we don’t need you. No. No. No. For more check out http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/post-2/ Learn how to deal with Rejection during the job search. Theme song by Qsic.
05:47
October 15, 2017
Create a Badass Resume to get hired FAST
Create a resume to get noticed and help stand apart from the crowd. You'll get hired fast when you use a few of these pro tips. See More @ http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/create-a-badass-resume/ Theme song by Qsic.
07:06
October 8, 2017
Looking for a job? Just Get Started!
From a couch to Kansas to finding her first job in New York City Laura talks about how she found her first full time job. Being willing to start anywhere is huge to be able to get hired FAST. For more, check out http://kickassin.life/quick_tips/post-1/ Theme song by Qsic.
07:48
October 8, 2017
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