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Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

Author: Stephanie Dennis

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Host Stephanie Dennis is on a mission to empower people to take control of their careers by offering holistic career advice.
Need to find a new job? Grow your career?
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Check out Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive as featured in the New York Times and Forbes, where we tell it how it is and get to the point! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
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For those of us working we are probably working for the following reason(s): MoneyHelping othersPassionLove for what you doAccomplishment Responsibility Stepping stone Purpose To get through the hard times generally we need a combination of those reasons!Know your why, every single whyWhy you workWhy you work for your company Why you have the job you have Why you work with the team you work with Why you work for the boss you work for Once you full understand your why you can start to understand the meaning behind it all, some examples might be: Awesome project Life changing missionHuge, challenging goal Moving the needle Paying off debt Supporting your family The why or several whys may fall into different buckets or categories: MissionWork = income Responsibility Type of work To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcastFacebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Help doesn't always have to  come from our direct team!Prep:Get clear on the exact problem What is causing the problemWhere did you get stuck?What have you tried? Did any of those action items move the needle? Network: Are there other teams that can help you?If you asked your colleagues, can your boss help?If you asked your boss, can your colleagues help?Network: ex-colleagues?  Previous leadersLinkedInJob specific meet upsSocial media platforms Ask experts in your field Evaluate: Is this a company you want to stay at?Is this a leader you want to work for and align to? It's ok to move on if this is a long term issue vs temporary problemContinue to be a rockstar!Communicate progress / roadblocks / solutions Stay consistent Ask for flexibility Have a planUnderstand the goals you're working towardsTake controlCan't fix or change it all, accept that Perform well To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcastFacebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Today we are answering your questions!Question 1 - a listener is new to recruiting and wants to know: How do I let people know they are not moving forward in the process? How do I disengage? Question 2 - a listener is looking for information on maternity / work leaveTo support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcastFacebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Here's the thing, and this is good to know out of the gate, there is no such thing as work life balance.Life is not balanced.Work is not balanced.It's more of a moving targetTips to achieve better balance Prioritize Delegate Ask for help Evaluate Utilize and emphasize your strengths Do your hardest tasks when you work best What are your non negotiable items = stick to this What tools, apps, technology, software, etc can help you?Movement / exercise Coach? Therapist? Do and schedule the things that bring you joyTake breaks Use your time off Structure your day / week / month / year Could you get up earlier? Go to bed sooner?Batch tasks Don'e just play on the weekends Stay focused at the tasks at hand Commit to a go home by time and make it vocal Shut down completely when you're not at work To do list - can you outsource anything?Get organized Master lists before shopping so you can see what you need and don't forget anything Know this:You don't have to do it all You'll never be 'done'YOU GOT THISHelp is a good thing Be kind to yourself To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcastFacebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
We've all heard the saying it's not about what you know, it's about who you know. Is that true? Does our career success rest solely on who we know?What if we don't know anyone?What do you do?How do you break into these amazing opportunities? How do we thrive in our careers when we don't have inside connections?Let's explore! Over time you are going to build your reputation with great work. You'll build relationships when you: PerformExceed expectationsPeople can count on your to get the job done Help others Be someone people feel comfortable talking to  ConfidentiallyBeing a human Start with your first job: PerformExceed goalsAsk your manager what their goals are Help get them there Volunteer for extra projects Solve business problems Help your team reach their goals When you're ready to leave: Leave on great terms:  Longer than normal notice Offer to help train your replacement Ask what you can do to make the transition as seamless as possible Want to keep in touchAsk if needed, can you use your manager as a referenceIf your leader was super awesome leave them a recommendation on LinkedIn Side note: do this for your great colleagues as well Starting your new job: Find out what the vision is Why were you hired? Problem?Growth?= Insights on how you can contribute What are your personal goals?What expectations does your manager have of you?Schedule / request regular check ins or 1:1 with your manager  What are you doing wellWhat do you need to work onGeneral feedback Day to day updates / questions / etc. Rinse and repeat 🙂Over time you will build your network and your connections To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcastFacebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
How To Be Heard

How To Be Heard

2019-06-1300:11:35

Let's focus on what we can control first: Speak clearlyFrame your input / solution properly Speak at a normal voice level, not too loud but not quiet / meek either Speak with confidence and conviction Ask questions, listen, respond; make it a conversation Get your time - schedule meetings, get on an agenda Use the phone when it gets to be too much back and forth Know and set your intentions ahead of time Understand and know your value, worth and expertise Jump into the conversation Ask people who are interrupting you to wait until you're finished Be mindful of your body language If in person, sit in the center of the room To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcastFacebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Question 1:  How to answer the interview question: Detail your greatest achievements in the last 5 years and how they relate to this position List out your biggest struggles in the last 5 years What did you have to do to overcome those struggles What did you learn Review your annual reviews Ask colleagues about team project achievements How does it relate?Unless you're switching career paths it should directly relate Even if you are switching, you will have cross over Question 2: Been in OEM for 35+ years but no degree, however strong leadership experience, most companies require a degree Create a targeted list of companies you'd like to work for Make another list of companies that are hiring for your type of roles Focus on your leadership experience Reach out to recruiters and possible hiring managers If there are any certifications or programs completed for the job include those on your resume To support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalkFor show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 Facebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
In today's episode we listen to my interview on the Kick A** In Life Podcast interview with Laura Eshelman. We discuss: Getting specific in your resumeWhat to do to stand out in your first jobHow to get more responsibility at workHow to have promotion conversations Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13For show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 Facebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13Twitter: @stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Laura Eshelman from the Kick A** in Life Podcast talks to us about how to stand out in the interview process! Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13For show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 Facebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13Twitter: @stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Happiness

Happiness

2019-05-1600:15:33

Happiness What brings a smile to your face?What makes you feel joy?What makes you feel content? What are the things that bring you excitement? When you think about your job, or the work you do, how does it make you feel?What do you do to have fun?------------------------------------------Unpacking podcast: https://anchor.fm/unpackingPaypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13For show notes go to:http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 Facebook:www.facebook.com/stephdennis13Twitter: @stephdennis13You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
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