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A Peek Behind the Curtain with Ben Passman

A Peek Behind the Curtain with Ben Passman

By Ben Passman
Are you ready for a total career makeover? Each week, your host, Ben Passman, will take you on a journey of discovery, bringing expert advice, and providing actionable items you can use to take control of your career and your life. So, listen to the show, sign up for updates, and follow the conversation on LinkedIn to start your personal journey. You will learn that it's about MORE than just finding a job.

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A Peek Behind the Curtain with Ben Passman

A Non-Traditional Path to Career Success featuring Jill Wilk
Jill Wilk is a Certified Master Coach, Human Resources Consultant and Strategist, and a Career Development Expert. Her specialty is helping people in transition, translating your desires into actionable steps. Frankly, Jill helps people turn their goals into wins. If you would like to get in touch with Jill, you may find her here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillwilk/ Or, visit his website:  https://jillwilkconsulting.com/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thecurtainshow and Sign-Up for regular updates. Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a FREE Resume Review on Ben's Calendar.
33:12
July 03, 2021
The journey starts with a personal assessment - Featuring Brett Gordon
Brett Gordon is a High Trust, High Touch, High Tech, and High Impact leadership strategist. He works with companies and organizations build resilient teams, develop leaders, and increase overall engagement. After a 21 year as an Airforce Officer, and an additional 15 plus years in corporate roles, Brett knows what companies are looking for and he has a plan to help you set yourself apart. If you would like to get in touch with Brett, you may find him here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-gordon-business-team-and-personal-coach/ Or, visit his website:  https://businessesarepeopletoo.com/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thecurtainshow and Sign-Up for regular updates. Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a FREE Resume Review on Ben's Calendar.
37:60
June 26, 2021
Tech jobs aren't just for Boys anymore... - Women in STEM featuring Dr. Nicole Tschierske
My next guest is a scientist turned coach. She helps women in the science and technology fields get noticed in their company, gain the recognition they deserve, and she gives them the tools to reach the next level in their career. Twice a year she hosts a free virtual summit called “Women in STEM, Reimagined” which is dedicated to this same mission. I have the pleasure to introduce Doctor Nicole Tschierske. If you would like to get in touch with Nicole, you may find her here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/drnicoletschierske/ Or, visit her website:  https://intoactioncoaching.de/ Of course, here is the link to Women in STEM Reimagined:  https://womeninstem-reimagined.com/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thecurtainshow and Sign-Up for regular updates. Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a FREE Resume Review on Ben's Calendar.
30:36
June 19, 2021
Special Episode: The Back to Work Roadmap for Moms (Women) featuring Diana Cregan
After years of experience as a recruiter, trainer, consultant, and coach, Diana Cregan developed a program to support Moms who are ready to go back to work. First there is the fear of the unknown, trying to identify their value outside of the home and then figuring out what they might enjoy doing. Second, there is the tactical hurdle of having an employment gap or limited to no work experience. Diana helps women re-define their identity and get set up for success in the job market.  "I think this is one of the most underestimated group of potential candidates in the market, and an important issue that needs to be addressed." If you would like to get in touch with Diana, you may find her here:  linkedin.com/in/diana-cregan-18489172 Or, visit her website:  dianacregancoaching.com.au Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thecurtainshow and Sign-Up for regular updates. Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a FREE Resume Review on Ben's Calendar.
33:38
June 12, 2021
Learn to be Your Authentic You with Holly Woods
Holly Woods is a Master Coach and a Scientist of Human and Organizational Development. She is the author of the best-selling book, The Golden Thread, and has developed a Purpose to Impact Roadmap. Like many of us, she didn’t know her own purpose right away, but if you follow her guidance, she all but guarantees that you can also build a purpose driven career. If you would like to get in touch with Holly, you may find her here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollywoods/ Or, visit her website:  https://emergenceinstitute.net/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar.
35:43
June 05, 2021
Transform your Life and Find your Soulful Career with Erica Carrico
Erica Carrico is an award-winning coach, specifically for women, who are ready to transform their lives. She truly aims to help people discover their life purpose and follow a soulful and spiritual path to success. Erica speaks from experience, holding a degree in psychology and an MBA, she has built a successful business on the heels of surviving cancer. If you would like to connect with Erica, you may find her on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericacarrico/ Or, visit her website:  https://www.ericacarrico.com/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar.
32:31
June 03, 2021
Memorial Day - Thank a Veteran
We often say, “Thank you for your service” to people we learn to be veterans. As a veteran myself, I always respond with the innocuous “It was my pleasure.” But what does it really mean when you thank a veteran for their service? Sometimes it just seems like the easy thing to say. Or maybe it is just a cultural norm that has lost some its meaning. Maybe it is just one of those politically correct things we say, not to feel embarrassed. Consider this: When you say, “Thank you for your Service,” it means you are thanking a person for raising their hand when the nation called. For giving up their own freedom to protect yours. For waking up so early in the morning that by the time you got up, they had already accomplished a full day’s work. And when you went to bed, they were still on patrol. You are thanking them for giving up time with their families, or even having families of their own, missing every holiday, every birthday, every milestone moment in their kid’s lives. You are thanking them for giving up their prime years to serve the country and the world. Memorial Day is a special time to reflect on those who stood tall and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Not just those suffering from PTST, or having phantom pains from a missing limb, but the most final of sacrifices, they gave their lives. Memorial Day is a day when we, as a Nation, celebrate all the heroes how died in the field, at home and abroad, from the Revolution to the current conflicts across the globe.  It is a solemn day, filled with picnics and BBQ’s, kickball games and bounce houses, just as every one of those fallen men and women would have wanted it. Next time you feel it necessary to thank a veteran, don’t just say it. Look them in the eye, shake their hand, and ask them about something more specific. You might say, “What branch did you serve in?” or “Where were you deployed, what was it like?” or maybe, “What was your job?” These kinds of connections have a much greater impact and will lead to a more meaningful interaction. In the end, be sincere and let them know that you understand their sacrifice and that you truly appreciate all that our military community has provided to our society over the past 245 years. Happy Memorial Day and Never Forget. https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain https://www.linkedin.com/in/benpassman/
02:29
May 31, 2021
J. Kelly Hoey - Building your Dream Network for Career Success
After receiving her law degree, Kelly Hoey started her career and advanced along a predictable corporate path. One day a unique opportunity presented itself and she was encouraged to stop playing it safe. She took a huge risk, going to work alongside and reporting to a visionary leader, twenty plus years her junior – this experience is all part of Kelly’s career journey to becoming a published author and keynote speaker. Of course if you told her this would be her story in 2009, she would not have believed it herself. It’s an honor to have you, welcome to the program. If you would like to connect with Kelly, you may find her on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyhoey/ Or, visit her website:  https://www.buildyourdreamnetwork.com/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar
43:19
May 15, 2021
Getting your resume off the ground with guest "Resume Lezlie," Lezlie Garr
Lezlie Garr is a Career Happiness Advocate. She helps ambitious, values-driven professionals shift out of soul-sucking careers. She is a master resume writer, career change coach, LinkedIn, Interview, and Job Search strategist. And above all else, she is a Digital Nomad. If you would like to connect with Lezlie, you may find her on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/resumelezlie/ Or, visit her website:  https://www.resumelezlie.com/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar
36:10
May 08, 2021
How publicicity can launch your career - A conversation with Tracy Lamourie
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Tracy Lamourie, an internationally recognized publicist, the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media, the Universal Women's Network 2020 Woman of Inspiration Winner for the Women In Media award, and author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand With Effective Public and Media Relations. The Media Mogul Who Founded Her Empire On Kindness https://www.prosperipress.com/tracy-lamourie-the-media-mogul-who-founded-her-empire-on-kindness/?fbclid=IwAR1aTBSf6CtxltyJXn0wjbA-qFU0y8Plux-mU_3xVUk37OGjkSHyHhMtKd4 Have you ever considered a publicist to elevate your profile?  Here is the linke Tracy shares in her #1 tip you can use today:  www.helpareporter.com Every day, reporters from all over the country are looking for experts in all sorts of areas, from health and beauty, to finance and business, and even some obscure and quirky subjects.  If you sign up and pay attention for one week, I can almost guarantee you will find at least one request you are qualified to respond to.  And, it's free! Elevate your profile!  Be your own publicist. Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar
37:21
May 07, 2021
Essential Steps to a Successful Career Change with guest Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper is an Australian, who obtained his law degree at the University of Queensland. After being admitted to the Australian High Court and Queensland Supreme Court, he practiced litigation in Brisbane, before relocating to London. Once in England, he prequalified as an English lawyer, working at an international law firm in London's financial district, known as the Square Mile. After nearly 5 years in London, he found himself at a career crossroad. He could either continue on his present path, or he could choose a new one. After weighing his options, he decided to pursue graduate studies in the United States, and he is now based in Texas. He advises those interested in #careers in law and national security, and serves as a #careercoach to college students and professionals as they navigate their path. He has also completed his formal coaching certification at Kingstown College in Dublin, and is the host of The Professionists Podcast, which launches this May. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio and all good podcasting services. Website: www.theprofessionists.com Instagram: @theprofessionists LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theprofessionistspodcast/ Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar
44:29
April 26, 2021
The executive leadership perspective - Set yourself apart with Angel Ribo
Angel Ribo, known as the CEO Confidant. He is an influencer, LinkedIn strategist, public speaker, consultant, and philanthropist. Over the past 21 years, Angel has helped more than 1500 CEO’s across 33 countries, accelerate the growth of their businesses. In 2017, Angel launched the International Foundation, Wisdom for Kids, helping thousands of underprivileged kids in Latin America become entrepreneurs. He also sits on the board of the Evolutionary Business Council, an organization with membership of more than 350 global transformation leaders. If you'd like to get in touch with Angel, please connect on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelribo/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar
42:35
April 10, 2021
Kyle Mabin - Position yourself for success
@KyleMabin, a thirty-year veteran of the IT industry, having built and managed global organizations spanning nine countries. Originally from Pittsburgh, now living in Tampa Bay, and a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Management. Kyle prides himself on his volunteer work and is a vibrant member of his community, among other things, he serves on the NFL Alumni Association, Tampa Bay Chapter. Listen to Kyle talk about how you can best position yourself for success in today's job market. If you'd like to get in touch with Kyle, please connect on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylemabin/ Follow the discussion:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-peek-peek-behind-the-curtain Find details about your host, Ben Passman on Linkedin or schedule a 15-minute Resume Review on Ben's Calendar
33:15
April 03, 2021
10 Steps to Crushing a Job Interview
10 Steps to Crushing a Job Interview https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-steps-crushing-job-interview-ben-passman/ Just yesterday, a friend asked for some help. She has been looking for a new job and had gone on several interviews, but the feedback she was receiving was that the managers liked her, but they liked someone else just a little bit better. She kept getting positive feedback, and then finishing in 2nd place. I want to give you the same advice I offered her, so if you are having trouble getting to an offer, visit the link in the description to read my article, ’10 Steps to Crushing a Job Interview’. Thank you for listening. Our first full episodes are in production. Now is the time to subscribe on Anchor, Spotify, or your podcast platform of choice and Follow the conversation on LinkedIn. Until next time, remember, it’s not just about finding a job, it’s about living a life. #JobSearch #Career #Interviews
01:03
March 16, 2021
Want to make more money?
Hi everyone, thank you for joining me on A Peek Behind the Curtain. I’m Ben Passman. Recently a friend asked if I could look over her resume. She told me she was unhappy in her job and was looking for a change. In her situation, she was wearing a lot of hats, responsible for a several important business processes. She felt unappreciated and under compensated. On top of that, her boss would call her in the evenings and on weekends to deal with stuff that could easily have waited for the next work day. She was unhappy. We talked about everything that was going on at home, with her family, and how she was doing in other aspects of her life. What we discovered is that in several key areas, she is out of balance. So, for about a week or two, we went back and forth, digging into the things that she really loves. Try to find out who she really was. She shared some stories of her childhood and what her dreams were when she was little. And then it hit her, like a flash of lightening. She saw a future that she was excited about. She finally got a glimpse of what she wants. So, then we went to work on her resume again. We found all of the experiences that were relevant to the career she wants and eliminated all the of other stuff. Don’t get me wrong, she has a lot of good experience in many areas, but we did not highlight many skills in her profile because they were not important or relevant in her grand plan. After struggling to craft the words, and working through the challenges of self-reflection, she was able to produce a resume that was clear, concise, and spoke directly to the reader. Within 2-weeks of sending out her new resume, she received an offer and is now making 30% more money, working in a job that will lead to the destination she desires, and is finding balance in other parts of her life now too. If you are unhappy in your job, it may be because you have imbalance in the other parts of your life, like your personal, financial, or spiritual circles. And you may be out of balance because you are unclear about who you are, and ultimately what you want. Follow along as we embark on this journey together. I am here to tell you that you can find fulfillment in your life, not just in your job. You can have it all. And, you deserve it. In the coming weeks, I will share my own personal journey from rags to riches, how I climbed out of my own trench, and interview experts in the field who will deliver the kind of content you can use immediately to start designing your future. Thanks for listening and please, follow us on Twitter @theCurtain, on LinkedIn, or click the link in the description to leave a comment or question. Until next time, remember, it’s not just about finding a job, it’s about living a life.
03:18
March 08, 2021
Getting interviews but no offers?
Hi everyone, thank you for joining me on A Peek Behind the Curtain. I’m Ben Passman. For the past 15 years I have been on the front lines, helping countless people find new jobs. Occasionally, someone landed a dream job. And a hand full of times, I was fortunate change the someone’s life trajectory. Now it’s your turn. If you looking for a new step in your career? Getting interviews, but no offers. I am here to tell you, it is not all your fault. Follow along and find out what you can do to break through the noise. This program will help you navigate, not only to your next job, or even your dream job, but to help you find the right career to match your most intimate desires. We are going on a journey of discovery to find out who you are. Who you truly are. And what you actually want. I always tell people, if you put in the time to find out who you are, it will be easy to figure out what you want. Then, and only then, can someone help you find it. Each week I will interview experts in the field and deliver the kind of content you can use immediately to start designing your future. You have heard it before, today is the first day of the rest of your life, but has anyone ever shown what to do next? From personal discovery, to resume preparation, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and ultimately closing on your next great career move, this program will give you a step by step guide to navigating the complex job market. Thanks again for listening and looking forward to your comments and questions.
01:40
March 05, 2021
Are you in the job market
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01:51
March 04, 2021
Take a Peek...
Hi everyone, thank you for joining us. I am so excited to introduce you to this new podcast, A Peek Behind the Curtain. For the past 15 years I have been on the front lines, helping countless people find a new job. Occasionally, I was lucky enough to help someone land their dream job. And a hand full of times, I was fortunate change the trajectory of someone’s life.  But, for every person that I did help, there are many times more, that I could not. So, I am producing this program to bring light to the darkness, to share some of my experience as a recruiter, and to help you navigate, not only to your next job, or even your dream job, but to help you find the right career to match your most intimate desires. We are going on a journey of discovery to find out who you are. Who you truly are. And what you actually want. Each week I will interview experts in the field and deliver the kind of content you can use immediately to start designing your future. You have heard it before, today is the first day of the rest of your life, but has anyone ever shown what to do next?  From personal discovery, to resume preparation, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and ultimately closing on your next great career move, this program will give you a step by step guide to navigating the complex job market. Thanks again for listening and looking forward to your comments and questions. https://anchor.fm/thecurtain/message
01:35
March 03, 2021