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Do you have a work problem? We have solutions.

On Help Wanted, Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin help you stay ahead of the curve and make money doing what you love — no matter if you’re trying to impress your boss, or if you ARE the boss.

Want some help? Email helpwanted@moneynewsnetwork.com for a chance to have your work question answered on the show!



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Today, Jason walks you through how to feel like your work is important. Because it is. And he'll prove it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's guest Lauren told herself that she needed to be doing more— until a medical diagnosis gave her "a slap in the face." Burnout has commanded the workplace zeitgeist over the last few years… but even though we’re talking about burnout more often, workplace culture hasn't made a lot of progress. But Lauren has. Jason was inspired by Lauren's story and wanted to share it on the pod, but first, we'll need to take a step back: because how Jason and Lauren got to talking in the first place, starts with a really bizarre coincidence. Drool over Lauren's bagels here: https://www.instagram.com/cloudnine_bagels/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Okay, so insults don't always *feel* awesome, but you can use them to your advantage. Jason shows you how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some people might think that a personal brand is only important for entrepreneurs who are the face of their companies, but that’s not true! Think of a personal brand as a strong reputation rooted in your strengths… who doesn’t need that? When Jason and Nicole get a caller question about building a personal brand, they decide to phone-a-friend: Aliza Licht, an incredible marketing guru. Jason, Nicole and Aliza take today's caller through an exercise that you can use to build your reputation, get recognition for the work you love and secure the opportunities you've always wanted. Find Aliza's latest book, On Brand, here: https://alizalicht.com/on-brand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's listener has a small Instagram following— and it cost her a job opportunity. In our current work culture, is a social media following a nice to have, or a need to have? It's a big question, but Jason has the answer. Plus, if you want to grow your social media audience, Jason shares the strategies that have worked for him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Picture this: you come face-to-face with someone who really wronged you... what do you do? Jason and Nicole have both been there, and yet they handled it very differently (today's episode title is a big hint). Despite their different approaches, Jason and Nicole agree on the best mechanism to achieve closure after someone hurts you. Today, they pass it on to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Getting a crummy evaluation from your boss is no fun; but giving a crummy evaluation is nearly as difficult. Today's listener is a new manager up against her first round of performance reviews. She has to have an honest conversation with one employee who has been trouble for the rest of the team— and her anxiety is through the roof. Jason shares his winning formula for having a tough conversation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today's episode, Nicole and Jason are joined by a founder Nicole critiqued on this very podcast. Tea! This conversation could have gone one of two ways, but how this founder responds is *chef's kiss* perfection. This conversation will leave you with a script you can use next time you get some tough feedback. Find the most excellent Kim Kaupe here: https://kimkaupe.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You have a hard decision to make. In front of you are two choices. Both are scary. Neither is perfect. So you’re frozen between the two. Which do you pick? Today, Jason gives you a way to decide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Everyone wants a mentor, but what if the relationship goes sour? That’s the question stumping today’s listener. Jason gives his guidance on how to fix the situation—and his advice is the polar opposite of what this listener expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Nicole's experience, networking and building relationships has been the single most valuable resource for her career. But let's be honest: networking is hard, and not always fun. That's where Jon Levy comes in. Jon is a behavioral scientist specializing in connection, and today he tells Nicole science-backed hacks for successful relationship-building. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's listener works at a big law firm, but is tempted by success stories of entrepreneurial friends who have started their own businesses. She's wondering: is it better to have the security of working at a big company? Or, is being your own boss everything it's cracked up to be? Jason gives us the tools to answer this question for ourselves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode turns into a Sliding Doors special; today's helpline caller worked with Jason at a local newspaper over two decades ago. Since then, his career hasn't had the linear upward trajectory he hoped for— which has left him making about half the salary he wants. Today, Jason and Nicole break down how to play catch-up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's caller wants to apply for a particular job, but he doesn't have all of the qualifications required. Should he even bother applying? Jason's answer: absolutely! Jason hands over the cheat code for making the argument that you're right for a job— even if, on paper, you're not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, Nicole rings the helpline to get Jason's advice: she's struggling with overwhelming stress around making sales calls for the very podcast you're listening to right now. Even though you won't find "sales" in Nicole's job title, it's still a part of her work. This is true for all of us; even if your job doesn't involve convincing someone to buy something, no matter your role, you will need to convince others to buy into your ideas. Jason shares how a "soft sales" approach and a particular mental framework can help Nicole, and you, with the next sales pitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Running a business with friends can be a whole lot of fun.... until it's not. Today's caller wants to know: how can you protect against business hurting a friendship? To learn more about Word on the Block, check 'em out: https://www.wordontheblock.biz/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nicole gives you three steps to take your woodworking/travel blog/macrame empire from part-time to big-time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Can you live “happily ever after” if you and your partner have completely different definitions of work-life balance? That’s the listener question Jason tackles head-on in today’s episode. If you’re feeling like you have to choose between being a good romantic partner and a good business partner, Jason has some tips for you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No one likes to think about getting laid off, but the worst-case scenario is that you get laid off and it takes you completely by surprise. A better scenario (although still a sucky one), is to get laid off, but be prepared to chase your next opportunity. Today, Nicole shares six signs that your company might be announcing layoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today’s guest sent Jason a cold DM over LinkedIn pitching himself for a writing gig. There was just one little problem with his initial message. Jason takes the guest through a masterclass in cold outreach and gives you hacks you can use to write emails that people actually respond to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Jana Smith

I liked the duo, but these judges suck. I'm going to have to stop listening because the "celebrity" guests are such jerks!

Jul 13th
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Jana Smith

That guy was a dick :P I wouldn't listen to a word he said about bars or marriage.

Jul 7th
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Kristy Reed

Great way to address topics that no one should be silent about... Amazing show!!!

Sep 2nd
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