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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. This podcast takes a funny, fresh and playful approach to what is typically a very professional topic, but make no mistake, this is not a professional podcast! We have fun, laugh a lot, joke around, use adult language, tell it how it is and get right to the point. Check out Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive as featured in the New York Times, Inc.com, Forbes, Reader's ...
 
CareerTALKS is all about providing relevant and actionable advice to help professionals grow in their career and personal development. Join me as I interview industry thought leaders, coaches, entrepreneurs, and corporate professionals ready to share their story and advice.
 
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Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's TikTok: @stephdennis13 Steph's Clubhouse: @stephdennis For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and…
 
Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's TikTok: @stephdennis13 Steph's Clubhouse: @stephdennis For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and…
 
I had the extreme pleasure of speaking with Ms. Lindsey Pollak Career & Workplace Expert and NY Times Bestselling author. She took us through her personal journey into entrepreneurship and how the pandemic impacted her business as a speaker. We dove into her new book Recalculating and how we all need to adjust our mindset and forge ahead. https://l…
 
Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ Steph's TikTok: @stephdennis13 Steph's Clubhouse: @stephdennis For the Google Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 We are written, produced, hosted and…
 
Best and Worst Careers for Work Life Balance Help support the show: Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/careertalk Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share Connect: Steph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/ Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/ F…
 
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:/…
 
Lowest paying (in no particular order): Food service Maids Cleaners / custodians / janitors Cashiers Dishwashers Laundry workers Messengers Retail sales Office clerks Laborers Farming Fishing Grounds crews Building maintenance Host / hostess Home care aids Packagers Move theatre teams Lifeguards Hotel front desk customer service Parking lot attende…
 
Verbal Offers: Don't always have one Interview went well, maybe putting together numbers or already have numbers in mind Think about: Notice, start date, negotiations Be clear on expectations What do you want What you'll say yes to What will be too low Timeline: Final interview to yes extend an offer: 0-3 days Verbal offer alignment: 0-3 days; tota…
 
Blaming others for anything sucks and it's not cool. Tips Over communicate Document / track / keep record Speak with manager directly if you feel comfortable If it continues you may need to loop in HR Further escalation could be cc'ing your manager's manager Take ownership / responsibility where needed Propose and implement changes to fix larger / …
 
No way to know with complete certainty that there are signs of trouble. However, there are some signs. Can't extend offers on open positions Interviewing is put on hold Open roles start closing / put on hold Find yourself with more spare time, over a decent amount of time Major projects put on hold HR incredibly busy Revenue is down Market is terri…
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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. Kei…
 
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 '…
 
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 / …
 
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 progra…
 
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 the…
 
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 Frate…
 
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 yo…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 a…
 
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 loo…
 
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 …
 
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