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Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

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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Low performance at work is no good. It can be an indicator something is wrong. Often we need to make a change or pivot. Either you or your leader could notice or bring up the low performance. Why you might have low performance: Don't care Personal life impacting work Poor leader / leadership Lack of support Don't have the tools needed Not aligning to the vision or bigger picture Lack of plan or schedule Poor communication Not putting in the work / effort Can't get motivated / lack of energy Not being challenged enough / not working on the right projects or type of work Little to no recognition / appreciation Not being seen or heard Doing too much Cluttered physical space Toxic work environment What to do about it: Ask yourself how you are feeling Understand expectations / goals / KPI's /etc. Create a plan Assess if you're in the right role / working for right leader / in right organization Do you need to take time off? Delegate? Rebalance workload? Ask for what you need to be successful Set clear expectations Communicate - bordering over communication efforts / progress Track progress Get your voice heard Clean, organized, distraction free workspace Follow through, follow up Understand your impact Do the things that fill your bucket Ask for continuous feedback Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
How To Avoid Burnout

How To Avoid Burnout

2020-09-2116:58

Burnout is NOT fun! Over working yourself to the point where you need to sleep for days is not cool. Being busy is not something you should aspire to. Amazing time management and career alignment should be the goal. While working too many hours can lead to burnout, it's not the only cause. Causes: Too many hours Working a job you hate Working for a terrible leader Not enough rest Too much stress Lack of support system Ethics / morals / values don't align to your organization Don't get to make your own choices Bored or not challenged enough Taking on too much at once So with that, what exactly is burnout? Signs of burnout: Feeling tired / exhausted Not wanting to eat Easily getting sick Anxiety is heightened Having a hard time sleeping Difficulty focusing Irritability Easy to get angry or annoyed Feeling sad or depressed Being overly negative / can't find the positive Losing joy / happiness in things / activities / people you used to find it in Withdrawing Low performance / productivity Becoming obsessive over things / activities What to do: Take time off if you can Re-balance workload Talk to your leader - ask for options Get some movement in on a regular basis Sleep, sleep, sleep Add in more healthy eating options / vitamins Try meditation Engage in activities that relax you Do some breath work Get help Chat with friends, family and co-workers more frequently Distance yourself from negative people Work on projects that fuel your purpose Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Today we talk with Keisha Greaves who is the founder of Girls Chronically Rock! She started her business to inspire and motivate people with disabilities. Recently Keisha has added designs to her clothing line to support Black Lives Matter and the disability community. Prior to starting her business she worked for large designers and retailers. Keisha knew her heart was in entrepreneurship and took a leap of faith to start her business. We talk about her transition from corporate to being a business owner, how we can be more inclusive, business ideas, new designs she has in the works and so much more! How to get in touch with Keisha: Website: https://www.girlschronicallyrock.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/girlschronically_rock/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsChronicallyRock/ Career Talk Podcast Links:  Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
List of all affirmations are in the show notes, too many to fit here :)  Why do people like or say or enjoy affirmations? Positivity Helps give you a mindset shift Affirmations are statements or declarations. What is an affirmation? Written in present tense Read as an "I" statement. Since I am reading affirmations to you, I'll use 'you' instead of 'I' Positive. For example: 'money flows easily and freely to me' vs 'I am debt free'. You want to focus on abundance, NOT debt. As if it happening or happened already List of all affirmations are in the show notes, too many to fit here :)  Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
While this is not a good thing, not all conflict is bad. Sometimes we can influence real change with conflict! Ask yourself: What are you fighting about? Who is leading the direction? How are you fighting / disagreeing? Is there discussion / debate? Ongoing fighting or is it more of a situation specific situation? Tips: Document the conversation / disagreement / outcome Try to get to the core of the issue Evaluate whether or not this is the right boss for you Need to bring a 3rd party? Be ok with uncomfortable conversations Find practical resolutions for both of you Be self aware Put yourself and your self care first Apologize if needed Make the agreed upon changes Confirm you're good with the leader once the issue is resolved --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
What is the glass ceiling? Typically is referred to as females in the workplace that can only reach a particular point in their career. Recently it has been expanded to include all marginalized groups! Before we accept a job, think / ask about: Who is on the executive leadership team? Who are you reporting to? Who are their peers? Mentorship program? Female development team? What sort of career development opportunities can you expect? Women at every level of leadership? Tips: Work with your leadership team to get in front of opportunities Ask what you need to do in order to make your next move Track progress Hold regular check in meetings Bring others with you Know your worth Don't settle Demand equal pay Get your voice heard Be your own boss ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
People generally are talking bad about others because of THEIR unresolved issues, it's rarely about you! Bullies in general are terrible. Work bullies feel worse because we spend so much time at work. Tips: Ask 'what makes you say that / feel that way / think that way'? Ask if there is anything you can answer for them Call the person out / call them in Why did you do X? When it makes sense, explain your reasons for taking a particular action Put boundaries in place Take note Talk to your leader Consult with HR Seek support, someone you can talk to Track your wins Time for a new role? Self care ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Additional resume episodes: 2/6/2020 - Resume tips when changing careers 9/26/2019 - Resume refresher - 24 resume writing tips 5/30/2019 - My interview on the Kick Ass In Life Podcast - Resume tips, how to stand out, etc. 8/21/2017 - What to include / exclude on your resume Things to consider for your resume, whether to keep or remove: Sports  Fraternities / sororities Volunteering Work experience Date of graduation Full address --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Sexism is complete BS. It shouldn't happen. And it does. Examples of sexism: Every time a woman is paid less than a man Every time someone tells a woman to smile Every time someone makes a comment about your looks / body Every time someone feels uncomfortable in the restroom with a trans person When someone assumes you have a different role than you do All the double standards Pink tax Feeling unsafe because of your gender Google dictionary definitions: Sexism - Prejudice, stereotyping, of discrimination,  typically against women on the basis of sex Genderism - another work for gender bias What to do: Bring awareness Call it out Check on your colleagues Find your work support system Do not accept it Talk to HR Be honest and transparent To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Working Too Many Hours

Working Too Many Hours

2020-07-2723:072

As we've talked about before, work/life balance will never be perfect. AND there is a point where too much is too much. We are not robots and can't be expected to go 100 MPH 24/7. Two situations/reasons where we are working too many hours: Expectations we put on ourselves Expectations others set on us Tips for when we set expectations for ourselves: Set boundaries Utilize timers Set a schedule and stick to it 80-90% of the time Dig down deep and establish / determine why you feel the need / pressure to put on yourself Schedule time away Make a self care list Make a local wish list Research and understand achievement vs. perfectionism vs. compulsion vs. obsessed Establish your why Accept and embrace and encourage your failures Prioritize ALL the things Exercise / movement Meditation / spiritual / religious practice Tips for when others set expectations for us: Try to figure out if they put expectations on themselves that you are picking up Set boundaries Talk to your leader Can you add resources to the team Balance with exercise, movement, eating well, fun, self care, etc. Talk to HR or upper management if your leader can't help Evaluate if you're in the right place Put yourself first Burn out isn't fun, feeling exhausted isn't fun. Fuzzy brain is hard. You need to take care of yourself. You deserve it!! Signs you're working too much: Skipping meals / eating really bad No time with friends Not enough time with your partner and family Pets being neglected Missing key events Brain is fuzzy all the time Feel drained all the time Surviving on coffee / energy drinks Skipping exercise Not doing the fun things you're passionate about Feeling depressed or doubtful of your abilities Complete overwhelm Feeling like you're failing at everything Episodes: Tips for finding better work life balance - 6/27/2019 To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Why people might want to leave their job: Horrible hours Bad manager Ethical conflicts Contract ends Don't like the company Don't like the industry Work doesn't align with what you want to do Lack of growth / development Little to no communication Unclear / unfair expectations More money somewhere else Traumatic experience at work Bad work culture Lack of flexibility No autonomy Lack of recognition Not challenged enough Respect Poor leadership team High workloads with no light at the end of the tunnel Lack of resources No support Your work people are all leaving Lagging in innovation compared to competitors Misalignment to company mission / values Personal life events Lack of learning opportunities Feeling you're not making an impact Raise kid(s) Care for family member Tips to explain job hopping: Provide the reasons Be honest Keep it positive If appropriate explain changes you've made Offer what the next role provided Be confident in knowing what you want and ask questions around that Why you feel this role is a good fit based on what you're looking for To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Market insights Unemployment: April 2020 - 14.7% May 2020 - 13.3% June 2020 - 11.1% 2008-2009 - unemployment peaked at roughly 10% All data courtesy of BLS.gov Separations: 2008-2009 - Roughly 3.5% March 2020 - 9.7% April 2020 - 7.5% Number of unemployed persons per job opening: April 2020 - 4.6 2008-2009 - 1.9-6.4 Other things to consider: CARES act additional unemployment is expiring EOM July 2020 Looking at 2nd wave of COVID-19 cases Will small businesses be able to make up the losses? We very very quickly moved from a candidate market to an employer market  Tips: If you get a enough of a notice for your lay off / furlough, try to pre-pay as many bills as possible Check out facebook groups for your particular area of expertise Link to the cover letter episode: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/episodes/Lets-Talk-Cover-Letters-How-to-Write-A-Cover-Letter--What-To-Include--Etc-e3i7r8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.): listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Before asking make sure: Your performance is meeting expectations Your leader trusts you to do your work Know what you want / need Flexibility could be: Hours Days Working from home Shifting focus Shifting workloads Work from family member's home Adjusting goals Changing expectations Asking your leader for flexibility: Let them know what you're looking for Let them know why you're looking for it Assure them your quality / quantity of work will not decrease Assure them your work is high priority Offer to set up check-ins each week Let them know how it will help and the benefits Lay out the structure you're set up so they know you'll be successful To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Tips: Apply for roles that interest you Talk with your leader / manager / boss Reach out to the recruiter and/or hiring manager for the role to learn more Re-iterate your internal experience during the interview Emphasize your high performance Know what you're working towards Update your resume List your achievements ahead of your interview so you can speak to them in your interview Offer to train your replacement Research beforehand Talk to people on the team before you apply Pros / cons list Understand compensation differences Stay positive even if you get rejected Develop and cultivate strong relationships Offer names of people who can speak to your work in your interview Explain plan to close any skills gap To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Tips: High performance Volunteer for extra projects Schedule regular 1:1's with your manager Ask for feedback regularly Make your goals known to your leader Get on video during calls with your colleagues Ask for the promotion you want Became the go to person on the team Schedule creative ways to build rapport with your team Create a roadmap or step by step checklist with your leader for you to get promoted Train / mentor your teammates Contribute on cross functional teams Voice your opinions Express your concerns so the projects can be better Create solutions to complex problems Check in with colleagues 1:1 via video Share your wins with your leader and colleagues when/where it makes sense to do so Make sure your team knowns your hours and timezone Celebrate the wins of others Respond quickly within working hours Find a mentor Learn a new skill that will fuel a promotion Document your progress Apply for promotional jobs Brand yourself well Show flexibility as projects and priorities change Create ways for more interaction To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Tips: Separate space Stick to your same schedule you would if you went into the office Set specific end time and stick to it Embrace the freedom AND stay focused on work Camera ready if that's the thing at your company Take your breaks Leave your house when you're able Make sure you have what you need to be successful Maintain high performance Communicate, communicate, communicate Be active in meetings Dress for your day Don't get distracted Would I do this at the office? Socialize and interact with your colleagues Prioritize your work Plan your day with a calendar - paper or digital Schedule your tasks / to do list Good internet speeds Comfortable chair Stretch on the regular Pick some healthy snack / meal options Assume people are coming from a good place If your computer mic sucks, invest in a good headset Set expectations Know when / how you work the best and optimize for that Ask for help when needed Music, podcasts, audiobooks White noise apps Let your team how they can get in touch with you if you're away and an emergency pops up Address conflicts or problems quickly - take it off email / IM as soon as possible Have 1:1 meetings with your manager and/or your direct reports Create a place to share work outside of  email Ask for feedback Make your goals / desires known To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
There could be many reasons someone has a gap in their resume Laid off Company folded Person left before finding something new Contract ended Needed to take time off to care for a family member Caring for young child Medical reasons Addiction recovery Relocation Start your own company Traveling Spiritual / religious reasons Personal development Impacts: Could be viewed as negative People could think you couldn't find a job Could give you an opportunity to re-charge Opportunity to re-evaluate priorities Time to learn something new Start / finish new projects Start your business Part time work Changed careers / industries Opportunity to pick up contracting work or temp work Volunteering Tips: Explain the gap, keep it short, be confident Keep it positive Provide productive things you did during the time off Networking Resume - try using years vs mm/yyyy format Don't dwell on the gap Be honest and transparent Prepare to discuss but don't focus on it To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Training is so important. What you learn in training could be the info you need to take you to the next level. 2 main ways to get training: Through work Training you find Work training: Online courses from your company (LMS) Conferences Cross functional conference calls Lunch and learns Teach something Ask your manager what options you have Ask HR for options too - benefits Webinars Speak with others outside your team Connect with immediate team members for ideas / what they've done Research projects / case studies Peer to peer training Training you find: Webinars Organizations you're a part of / can join Networking events / meetups Conferences Social Courses Pods Books Phone apps Certifications Friends / family Additional episode: Learning new skills and professional development - 12/26/2019 To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
How are you doing?

How are you doing?

2020-06-0514:03

Hey everyone! I wanted to check in and see how you're doing and how I can help.  I did record this episode before the most recent current events have unfolded over the last 10 days or so.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
Taking Career Risks

Taking Career Risks

2020-06-0108:301

Sometimes when we want to make advancements in our career and/or skills we need to take risks. Some risks will be bigger than others. Some with higher rewards than others. Why would you want to take a risk Advancement Leadership opportunities Learn a new skill New challenges New experiences Try something new - test if you like something new Early in your career Bored / feel stuck / stagnant / complacent When to take risks in your career: Early - recover Feel like you're hitting a wall / ceiling Need a new challenge / growth Stable in other areas of life Reward balances risk Universe / God / Higher power / etc is prompting you Keep getting opportunities presented to you How Ask Apply Promotions Take on more responsibilities in current role Start a business Contract work / side projects Lateral move in a new industry Check your gut To support the show: Online Store (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15): careertalkswag.com Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 To connect: Instagram: @stephdennis13 @careertalkpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis You’re awesome!! Go be your amazing self today!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message
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Kevin Nguyen

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Mar 26th
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Sibankar Saha

awesome podcast. I am a fresher. so, can you help me regarding job search and resume tips. Thanks

May 18th
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