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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? Ever struggle with a bad day? Looking for career advice? Need to write a resume? Prepare for an interview? Check out Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive as featured in the New York Times, Inc.com, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Business Insider and more! We tell it how it is and get to the point!
 
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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…
 
In this episode, we welcome Thomas Moorman, EdD, MS, ACC, the current Provost and School Director at Perfect Technician Academy in Weatherford, Texas to share his insight on how public servants can transfer the technical skills they acquired while serving their country into a very successful trade career.…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 Comm…
 
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 Imp…
 
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 …
 
In this Episode, we shine the spotlight on John Cohen, a former public servant who has dedicated almost his entire life to protecting others. As a federal agent, local police officer and Acting Under Secretary at DHS, John has had a remarkable career. He shares his transition story and provides some very helpful tips for public servants making thei…
 
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 i…
 
Finding the right mentor can be a bit more involved. Establish what you're look for: Goal of getting a mentor What you specifically want to learn Frequency Time each meeting Rough agenda idea How you'll meet How to connect between meetings Assessing how it's going for both of you What you could offer Type of person you're looking for Location Value…
 
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