For those of you that have been following along my career journey you may have noticed that I have some guests on that have been integral to my career journey and my next one, Jeff Stewart played a pivotal role. Back in 2012 he recruited me for my role at Erwin Penland, my most favorite job that I ever had. I remember a couple of very distinct things from working with him. First, this dude was a smooth operator- smooth as silk. Not salesy, just got it done, all business. Which makes sense as he was a former pro poker player.
Jeff had his own pivot about 2 years ago and now today is a talent strategy consultant at LinkedIn who spends his time helping talent leaders from all industries better understand the behavior of their target audiences and competitors in order to craft winning strategies to attract and engage the very best talent and build winning teams. As I mentioned, prior to joining LinkedIn, he was an agency recruiter who specialized in helping his clients hire top-performing marketing, advertising, communications, and design professionals in New York City.
Jeff is the man and on E15 he drops inside knowledge of how both candidates and brands can best utilize the platform and a whole lot more!
Knowing your stuff is imperative to success in any industry. And knowing where to find the most up to date and relevant info is gold. However, being able to take that info, synthesize it and put it into practice is what will separate you from the competition. It’s one thing to be aware, but another thing to be ahead of the curve and that’s what Hung has enabled us with Recruiting Brainfood. He has also created an amazing community of like minded, forward thinking recruitment pros that care about our clients, our candidates and our business who want to do things right on all sides of the recruitment equation.
I have taken a page from Hung’s masterful curation when creating The POZCAST. My goal is to bring experts from all sides of the industry here to give you actionable tangible advice. This info isnt just for us recruitment pros, but for candidates as well to understand the system and the field that you are playing on so you can use it to your advantage. Whether it be knowing how an ATS system works or maybe where the recruiters are meeting up for a conference near you so you can network, having the inside edge is everything, it’s the competitive advantage you need.
Join us on E14 as we go deep with Mr. Recruiting Brain Food himself, Hung Lee. Thanks for listening!
Katie Loeb is the Director of Brand and Strategy at Loeb.nyc, a venture “collective” that combines smart capital with deep operational resources to a network of startups. Under Katie’s vision, Loeb.nyc has established itself as one of the most unique and nimble venture firms in the space, identifying nascent startups and developing and funding them until fully fledged.
In early 2019, Katie led a full rebrand capturing LOEBS futurist and flexible approach. She is also super Passionate about sustainable culture and community within an evolving organization.
Katie is also responsible for the company’s proprietary event series, The // or Not Experience, a conference and salon series that is geared towards brand marketers that focuses on the latest trends and tactics in the investment space. The flagship event draws a crowd of over 200 takes place every spring in Southampton, NY. Katie is a leader and expert in the startup/VC space and I am really excited to have her on #thepozcast
Knowing when to ask for help is hard, especially during the job-search. There are pros out there like Kyle Elliott who can give you the competitive advantage to land the job of your dreams. These *real pros can give you the tools and structure you need to be disciplined, focused and a sounding board for advice and direction.
O this episode, Kyle drops some actionable tools and tips to help you harness your inner tenacity and crush your search.
But more importantly, helps put you in the mindset to put you in a position to succeed. Remember, the job search is the hardest job that you will ever have. But you are not in it alone, there are tons of resources at your fingertips, you just need to reach out and make it happen.
I am confident that you will find true #valueadd in this episode. Please subscribe, comment and share!
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One of the core goals of the POZCAST is to give those currently within their jobsearch or those thinking about their next move tactical, actionable advice and best practices to give you the advantage. With me today is a leading expert in this space, Kerri Twigg. Kerri has been helping people to figure out what makes them awesome and how to embrace that awesomeness for over 20 years. First as a creative drama teacher and now as a career coach. She doesn’t tell everyone this, but she’s allergic to formulas that make you look like everyone else. You’re more interesting than that. She knows what it takes to land your ideal job, transition into a new sector, and establish your career brand.
Hailing from our northern friend, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Kerri helps people use their stories to land ideal jobs. And, if you don't know what kind of work you are looking for, she can help with that too. She is more than a career coach, she is a career-artisan, helping job seekers craft their Stories + Job Search Strategy. She is also a workshop facilitator and contributing writer to the Amazon Bestselling Career Book: “YOUMAP” and just an all around kick-ass human.
I connected w/ Kerri as part of Evangela Leclair’s SOS Career Summit that brought 20+ experts in our field together to help jobseekers. I poked around a bit into Kerri’s background and once I watched her insanely entertaining dancing videos (and puddle jumping) I was hooked- I needed to speak with her! So I reached out and we connected a few weeks ago and all I can say is that I wish I recorded that conversation because it was awesome.
Join us on E11 of #thepozcast as we go deep into all things career journey w/ Kerri Twigg! Enjoy! Comment, like, review and subscribe! Thanks
On E10 of #thepozcast, I bring you the leader of the #SOSSummit for the job seeker in Dire Straits, Evangelina Leclair. She is a coach, trainer, and facilitator with 18+ years of people operations experience helping individuals and companies build dream careers. She fosters professional development into company culture and address employee growing pains so that managers and executives can focus on growing the business.
She is a Dreamer. A Doer. A Trailblazer. She gets is. She has gone from campus to a career at a Fortune 100 company, to a start-up that she helped grow to be a global organization. I've leaned in, transitioned, pivoted and side hustled.
Join us as we go deep into actionable, tangible advice for the job seekers out there.
Thanks for listening and please subscribe, comment and leave a review if you enjoyed! Thanks!
If you have spent more than 10 minutes on LinkedIN, your feed will be flooded with #fakefluencers. “Coaches” that provide zero value and just want to take your money. Being a self-proclaimed a career/life coach is the new hot job. People with zero creds or real success.
Time to cut through the BS and showcase those coaches that are the real deal, like Sarah Johnston. They know what they are talking about, add real value and genuinely care about you and my guest Sarah Johnston does just that.
Sarah Johnston is a former corporate recruiter and industry "insider" who got tired of seeing talented high-achievers get passed over for opportunities because they did not have the right marketing documents or know how to position themselves in interviews. She launched the Briefcase Coach in 2017 and has had the privilege of partnering with job seekers all over the world. She's been featured in Inc, HuffPost, Reader's Digest and more and was named one of the Top Job Search Coaches to Follow in 2019 by JobScan.
Some things you cant teach: 1. Tenacity 2. Enthusiasm 3. Being Yourself My guest this week Nico De Bruyn is a shining example of all. His energy is contagious and I am proud to call him a new friend. We will dig into how to create a killer brand on LinkedIN, being authentic and being yourself. Everyone has a journey and a story to tell and sometimes its really humbling to sit back, open your ears and listen. You will be amazed by all the synergy and mutual value add that can be created.
It’s so incredible to connect with tremendous, inspiring young creators and influencers like Nico who always add value, authenticity and showcase their inner tenacity. I thank Nico for being a sounding board, an inspiration and a friend.
I thought it would be fun to do a quick solo episode to tell my origin story in full. How I pivoted into the world of recruiting and haven't looked back. I hope that you enjoy! Thanks for listening and subscribing.
Aside from the loss of someone close, losing your job is one of the worst things that can happen to someone. Whether you are let go, downsized or fired, whatever you want to call it, it's devastating.
When I got let go from VaynerMedia about 4 years ago, it was the lowest point in my life. I was broken and didn't know what to do next. Millions of thoughts ran through my mind: What was I going to tell my wife, my friends? How was I ever going to get another job in advertising again? Is this really what to be doing?
But at that moment, I had to dig down deep, harness my inner tenacity and drive forward. The rest as you know, is history.
On E6 of #ThePOZCast, I interviewed Minnie Damle, the Head of HR of Vayner who actually fired me 4 years ago. We talk about that, what you should do if you feel that you may be underperforming, what to do if you get let go and a whole lot more.
This episode brings it home full circle for me. Never burn bridges. Never let one moment define you. Sometimes we fail, but it's how we pick ourselves up and move forward that counts.
I believe in always learning and always evolving otherwise you will fall behind, quick. If you cant be open or humble enough to learn and be inspired from someone half your age then you shouldn't be in the game at all.
Thrilled to drop E5 w/ Justin Nguyen as we talk all things "non-traditional career paths." Food for thought for anyone entering the workforce or pondering a career pivot.
Justin is the CEO of GetChoGrindUp and Co-Host of the Young and D.U.M.B. (Dedicated, Up and Coming, Motivated, Bold) Podcast. They Interview the up and coming generation, successful young entrepreneurs, young Emmy winners, and influencers with tens of millions of followers.
He is a 22 year old who thinks in order to find out who you truly are, you have to try as many things as possible until you find the one that sticks! He is truly an advocate of non-traditional career paths. Today we will dig in and talk about how if either you are just starting your career, in college or high school HOW to think about what is next. What mindset you should consider being in and questions to ask yourself to get to that next step... he is super sharp and an all around great guy…. Thanks for joining us! ENJOY
The POZcast E4: Kelly Milner #RecruiterRealTalk
Someone recently asked me what the purpose of #thepozcast is? Without hesitation I said "To bring value to Jobseekers...actionable, tangible advice and insight that always #addvalue. I want to help jobseekers in their professional journey and help them harness their inner tenacity to drive their career forward.
Wouldn't it be great if you can talk to real recruiters and ask them questions us job seekers have?" Well, that is exactly what I did. Starting off this series of #recruiterrealtalk with one of my faves in the industry Kelly Milner. GET INVOLVED!
Recruitment as an industry get a bad rap. The primary reason being the there are so many BAD recruiters that give us good ones a bad name. Our job is hard. We deal with the ultimate X-factor, human emotions and decisions. It's HOW we manage our relationships with candidates and Clients that define us- aka our reputation.
What if there was a way for candidates and Clients to review recruiters before and after they work with them? What if there was a way for recruiters to solicit feedback to learn and grow? Well now there is and it's incredible!
Tune in now to #ThePozCast Episode 3 with Adam Conrad, founder of #greatrecruiters . https://www.greatrecruiters.com
#thepozcast is on a mission help you Harness Your Inner Tenacity and Drive Your Career Forward!
Mike Vacanti is a leader in the world of cultural transformation and the founder of #HumansFirst club. HumansFirst Club is a global group of leaders, influencers and collaborators voluntarily sharing a mission to inspire positive change, fueling growth, maturity and sustainability through stories, experiences and open-dialog, addressing the future of work, personal and organizational development, wellness and strategies for success in today’s transformational business climate.
Join us as we dig into what cultural transformation means and how companies and employees can improve culture in the workplace. To learn more about #humansfirst: https://humansfirst.club