Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

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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 and Forbes, where we tell it how it is and get to the point! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support


Balancing work and the meaning behind the work we do
Jul 18 • 8 min
For those of us working we are probably working for the following reason(s): Money Helping others Passion Love for what you do Accomplishment Responsibility Stepping stone Purpose To get through the hard times generally we need a combination of those…
What to do when your team is not supportive
Jul 11 • 10 min
Help doesn’t always have to come from our direct team! Prep: Get clear on the exact problem What is causing the problem Where did you get stuck? What have you tried? Did any of those action items move the needle? Network: Are there other teams that can…
Answering Your Questions - How to turn a candidate down + maternity leave
Jul 4 • 12 min
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…
Tips for finding better work life balance
Jun 27 • 23 min
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 target Tips to achieve better balance Prioritize Delegate Ask for help Evaluate…
Is it all about who you know? Or is it about what you know?
Jun 20 • 13 min
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…
How To Be Heard
Jun 13 • 11 min
Let’s focus on what we can control first: Speak clearly Frame 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…
Answering Your Questions - How To Answer An Interview Question + Leadership But No Degree
Jun 6 • 12 min
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…
My Interview on The Kick A** In Life Podcast - Resume Tips, How To Stand Out, Get More Responsibility and Promotion Conversations
May 30 • 26 min
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 resume What to do to stand out in your first job How to get more responsibility at work How to have promotion…
How To Stand Out In the Interview Process with Laura Eshelman From The Kick A** In Life Podcast
May 23 • 24 min
Laura Eshelman from the Kick A** in Life Podcast talks to us about how to stand out in the interview process! Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes go to: http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/ To work together: listentocareertalk.com For…
Happiness
May 16 • 15 min
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?…
Answering Your Questions - Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews + More!
May 9 • 11 min
Today’s questions: How to negotiate salary When to move onto the next job Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews How to negotiate salary Be honest Be realistic Know your worth Know what your expertise is getting paid for in the market Know the…
Comparing The Different Job Posting Sites / Job Boards
May 2 • 9 min
There are a lot of different job sites out there but a few that are being used frequently LinkedIn Aggregate Roughly 500 million users About 250 active monthly users This is probably a recruiters biggest go to site You can display your information You can…
How To Talk About Compensation In An Interview
Apr 25 • 8 min
We have done an episode on compensation in the past but things have changed a little bit, for the better and wanted to give an update! The first thing I want to touch on is educating yourself. Know what the market is like. Supply and demand for your job.…
Student Loan Debt in the United States … Yikes!
Apr 18 • 13 min
Links: Student Loan Hero website: https://studentloanhero.com/ Federal Reserve - Student Loans: https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/2018-economic-well-being-of-us-households-in-2017-student-loans.htm Paypal: paypal.me/stephdennis13 For show notes…
Answering Your Questions
Apr 11 • 16 min
Here are the questions we are answering today: In your experience if the person you are recruiting for only has 60% of the job description but has overlapping skills that you can train, how much are willing to pay compared to market price? How to…
How To Build and Have Confidence In Your Job and Career
Apr 4 • 10 min
How to have confidence in your career. Confidence in general can sometimes be difficult. I have 18 tips for us on how to boost our convenience in your work and be more successful. 1 - Know your value Make a list. What do I bring to the table. What are my…
How To Be More Productive At Work
Mar 28 • 10 min
Productivity is my jam! When we are looking at how do we become more productive, a good starting point is listing out (separate lists), what are the lists we absolutely have to do every day, week, month and year. For example, for monthly, what are the…
Let’s Talk Limiting Beliefs with Ryan Borawski
Mar 21 • 51 min
Have you ever been curious what could be holding you back from achieving your dreams and/or goals? Today we are talking about limiting beliefs with Ryan Borawski. Ryan’s Instagram: @ryanborawski Ryan’s Twitter: @RyanJBorawski Ryan’s website:…
How To Choose A Major
Mar 14 • 9 min
Choosing a major feels insanely important … when you’re doing it. According to the Washington Post only 27% of people have jobs related to their major. If it feels like it’s really overwhelming and really hard, take a deep breath. It is hard. But know…
Answering Your Questions! How To Stand Out In Applications / Should I Become A Software Developer / Etc.
Mar 7 • 21 min
Let’s answer some of your questions! Question 1: How do you prepare for aptitude tests? Question 2: How do you make your resume relevant? Question 3: How to position yourself well with recruiters after being retrenched? Question 4: What do I owe my…
How To Answer The Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself
Feb 28 • 11 min
How To Answer The Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself We’ve all been asked this interview question. It feels super loaded which is why I don’t even ask this question. Tell me about yourself … I immediately think coffee addict, dog mom, wine lover.…
Unpacking Podcast: Goal Setting / Life Evaluation / Prioritization / Assessment
Feb 21 • 14 min
Link to Unpacking: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unpacking/id1411156933?mt=2 Today we are diving into some goal setting, prioritization and life evaluation in general. Typically people look at goals at the beginning of the year in January however I…
HR Take on Non Competes and Conflicts of Interest While Job Hunting
Feb 14 • 11 min
The first thing I want to start off my saying as we are getting into this conversation about non competes and conflicts of interest is this: I am NOT a lawyer. I want to put that out there right now. If you are seeking legal advice, that is not me. Of…
She’s baaaaaaack!
Feb 3 • 3 min
She’s baaaaack y’all! :) What topics do you want to hear? I created a google form to capture your feedback, find it here: https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1 Let me know! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this…
Finding A Job While Trying To Relocate - Relocation Tips And Ideas
Nov 27, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode we will cover some tips on how to find a job while relocating —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
To Take A Contract Or Not To Take The Contract - Ways To Determine If Contracting / Consulting Is For You
Oct 16, 2017 • 13 min
Today we are talking about contracting and consulting today! Reasons contracting might be a good option for you: 1) You are chasing industries and you don’t have any experience in the new industry 2) Typically you do get more money 3) If you get bored…
Let’s Talk Cover Letters: How to Write A Cover Letter / What To Include / Etc.
Oct 2, 2017 • 8 min
Have you ever been curious on how to write a really amazing cover letter? Today we are talking about cover letters and answering some of these questions: Are they important? Should I write one? How much time should I take on one? What should I include?…
How To Leverage LinkedIn While Job Hunting / Searching
Sep 25, 2017 • 11 min
Have you ever been curious as to whether or not you are leveraging LinkedIn to the extent you can during your job search? 6 Ways To Leverage LinkedIn While Searching For A New Job / Career Turn on your job preferences so other recruiters or hiring…
What To Do After Getting Negative Feedback
Sep 18, 2017 • 19 min
Have you ever received negative feedback? Or even a bad review? And you weren’t sure what to do with that information? Today we have 16 points on how to handle feedback. Remaining calm Take the time to reflect and evaluate before you react Reminder:…
Leadership Changes
Sep 11, 2017 • 10 min
Ever had a leadership or management change? Were anxious or frustrated? Not sure how to navigate the situation? I got you 😃 What we want to make sure we are doing during a leadership / management change: Be honest Being forthcoming Be open to the change…
Asking For Help
Sep 4, 2017 • 11 min
Have you ever needed to ask for help and weren’t sure how? Or overwhelmed and you weren’t sure what to do next? How exactly you’re going to be executing on asking for help: Understand what you’re own expertise is and also where your knowledge gaps are…
STAR And SHARE Interview Methods
Aug 28, 2017 • 7 min
Today we are talking about the STAR and SHARE interview methods. If we know what the recruiter or interviewer is using for their interview methods, you can be better prepared for your interview. These are interview methods used to evaluate your behavioral…
What To Include And Exclude From Your Resume
Aug 21, 2017 • 14 min
Have you ever started applying for jobs and submitted a ton of applications but didn’t really get any responses or getting a ton of rejection letters? Or not making it past the application stage? If the answer is yes, there might be something wrong with…
Help! My Boss Is A Jerk / Mean / A Bad Leader
Aug 14, 2017 • 15 min
Have you ever worked for a boss that was a complete a jerk? Or you thought they may have been the spawn of satan? I want to talk to you about this situation today because I know it is not easy. 12 Action Items 1) Observe 2) Don’t jump to conclusions 3)…
Need to Make A Career Change? Not Sure Where To Start? I Got You!
Aug 7, 2017 • 8 min
Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you needed to make a change in your career and you weren’t sure what change should be? Or what you want to do? Or what that change should be? Sometimes when we need to make a career change it can be…
10 Ways To Lead Without Authority or Title
Jul 31, 2017 • 10 min
10 Ways To Lead Without Authority or Title Make sure you are coming from a genuine place Be constantly learning and growing Want to be the one who is asking the tough questions Always be asking for feedback Helping your colleagues when they need it Don’t…
Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews
Jul 24, 2017 • 17 min
Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews: Research or lack thereof research Eating and / or chewing gum Not knowing the company you applied to Not knowing the job you applied to Coming across as desperate Applying to every job Not being able…
Co-ops vs. Interns / Internships
Jul 17, 2017 • 7 min
Have you ever wondered the difference between a co-op and an intern? Co-ops Good way to get your foot into the door of a good company you are targeting Can be required, not always and if you’re part of a co-op program you are stopping classes to work full…
I Want To Be A Future Business Owner / Transitioning From Your Corporate Job To Being A Business Owner
Jul 10, 2017 • 11 min
I have had quite a few people reach out to me asking how to transition from corporate america to being a business owner. 1) Answer: How do you want to be helping other people? 2) Answer: What skills do you need to learn? This will be a never ending list!…
What Is Your Six Word Story?
Jul 3, 2017 • 8 min
Have you guys heard about the six word story? Reach out to me on Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 What would your six word story be as it relates to your career? Essentially what this six word story would be, is a story, about your career, in…
ATS / Applicant Tracking Systems / Resumeland / Resume Black Hole - All Explained
Jun 26, 2017 • 12 min
Where does your resume go after you hit submit in an application? It is typically referred to as resmeland which what we are talking about today! Key points: 1) Upload your resume in every application. 2) There is no keyword search or algorithm that…
You’re Rejected Because You’re Overqualified
Jun 19, 2017 • 14 min
Have you ever been rejected from a position or from an application for the reason that you are overqualified? This is legitimate reason to turn someone down for positions however there are a lot of assumptions and myths out there around this topic so…
Should I Stay? Should I Quit My Job? When Is The Right Time To Leave?
Jun 12, 2017 • 13 min
Danelle’s Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/florenceoliver?ref=l2-shopheader-name Have you ever wondered whether or not you should stay in your job? Or quit? Or accept another offer? Or entertain an interview request from a recruiter? Or just in…
How To Maximize Your Annual / Performance Review
Jun 5, 2017 • 15 min
Have you ever wondered what you could be doing better when it comes to your annual review? The first thing I want to make sure we are on the same page about when it comes to your annual review or performance review or whatever your company is calling it,…
Transitioning From A Military To Civilian Job / Career
May 29, 2017 • 8 min
Today we are going to be talking about how to successfully transition from a military to a civilian career. First - I want to thank everyone who has served or is serving is our military. When we are looking at transitioning from a military to a civilian…
How To Sell Yourself In An Interview
May 22, 2017 • 13 min
Have you ever wondered how to better sell yourself in an interview? Or have you ever wondered how you could make yourself stand out from other people who are applying to the same positions? Instead of going through sales tactics, let’s talk about what…
Overcoming Major Career Setbacks
May 15, 2017 • 13 min
Have you ever experienced a career setback? Or felt you fumbled through something? And wanted to understand how to overcome that setback? Or mistake? Or the learning experience? Today we are talking about 4 things you should be doing if you feel you had a…
Does Your Resume Need A Makeover?
May 8, 2017 • 14 min
Have you found yourself recently applying for a ton of jobs and you’re just not getting any callbacks or responses from your resume? Or maybe you feel you’re just not getting enough traction or you feel like you’re spinning your wheels. It’s really…
Starting A New Job, Now What?
May 1, 2017 • 17 min
So you finally get that job that you’ve been wanting so bad, and it’s your first day at work, now what? That is what we are going to be talking about today! Today is episode #40 where we are going to be talking about what to do on your first day, your…
How To Talk Money In An Interview
Apr 24, 2017 • 11 min
Today we are going to be talking about how to talk money in an interview. Have you ever been in an interview where somebody asked you about compensation and you were anything less than confident in answering that question? Today we are talking about how…
More Responsibilities, No Perks
Apr 17, 2017 • 15 min
Have you ever been in a situation at work where you had growing responsibility but you didn’t necessarily have any of the perks that may come along with that additional responsibility? Well today that is what we are talking about! Today we are talking…
Should I Hire A Resume Writer?
Apr 10, 2017 • 14 min
Have you ever asked, should I hire a resume writer? Today that is the exact question we are going to be answering! Now before I get into my thoughts here I want to give my disclaimer of it’s just that, these are my thoughts, these are my opinions, as…
3 Ways To Get A Raise
Apr 3, 2017 • 14 min
Today we are talking about 3 days to get a raise. This is really important because I talk to a lot people that need to make more money, they need to better support their families or career growth from a compensation perspective. Before I get into the 3…
Phone Interview Tips
Mar 27, 2017 • 14 min
Have you ever been curious if there are different rules or different tips we should be considering when we have a phone interview? Yes! It’s important to dig in deeper to specifically phone interview tips. As a recruiter I am doing a phone interview…
Finding A Mentor
Mar 20, 2017 • 20 min
Do you have a mentor? Do you want a mentor? Maybe you want another mentor? If you are able to find a really solid, amazing mentor, it can literally change your life. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast:…
How To Write A Resume In 6 Easy Steps
Mar 13, 2017 • 28 min
Have you ever wondered how to write a resume? Today we are going to be talking about how to write a resume in 6 easy steps. This episode is making the assumption you are starting from scratch so if you already have a resume written, use this as a guide to…
How To Make A Career Change / Shift Without Starting Over
Mar 6, 2017 • 23 min
Episode Summary: Have you ever wanted or needed to make a career change but you didn’t want to have to start all over? This can be tricky out of the gate. What do I mean by start over? Does this mean not having to go back to school and get another degree?…
Is Interviewing Like Dating?
Feb 27, 2017 • 13 min
Episode Summary: Has anyone else ever noticed how interviewing is kind of like dating? When we really think about it, interviewing is very similar to dating. Pre Meeting Communication Maybe someone has reached out to set up an interview. Could be phone…
The 4 Main Types Of Resumes
Feb 20, 2017 • 10 min
Episode Summary: Ever been curious just how many types of resumes there are out there? And which one should you use? What is best to highlight your experience? One of the questions you want to ask yourself when you are trying to figure out which type of…
Job Hopping … Or Is It?
Feb 13, 2017 • 12 min
Episode Summary: Have you ever wondered when it’s too soon to leave your job? Or what is really considered job hopping? Is this really job hopping? The answer is complicated. And here’s why. It depends. It depends on what your goals are, what your dreams…
Not Happy In Your Career or Job? 3 Things You Can Do About It
Feb 6, 2017 • 10 min
Episode Summary: Are you feeling unhappy in your job or career and not sure what to do about it? Today we are talking about 3 things you can do if you are not happy with your job or your career. I’m sure we’ve all had that job or career that we are just…
How To Prep For An Interview - Behavioral Based Interview Questions
Jan 30, 2017 • 8 min
Have you ever been confused about what behavioral based interview questions are? Stay tuned! Today we are talking about prepping for an interview and specifically behavioral based interview questions. When we are looking at preparing for an interview…
12 Common Mistakes Recruiters Make
Jan 23, 2017 • 19 min
Today we are going over the 12 common mistakes recruiters make! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Self Awareness
Jan 16, 2017 • 12 min
Have you ever wondered how your self awareness impacts your work? Or how personal development impacts your work? Today we are talking about self awareness, this is really important both at work and at home. Today we are talking about 7 things you need to…
Dealing With Disrespect At Work
Jan 9, 2017 • 11 min
Today we are talking about dealing with disrespect at work, this can be a really challenging thing to deal with. As humans we tend to react to disrespect faster than our brains can catch up if that makes sense. If someone is being mean and disrespectful…
Is Your Career Part Of Your 2017 Goals?
Jan 2, 2017 • 14 min
Is your career part of your 2017 goals? It definitely should be! We are going to walk through a series of questions to help you figure out your career goals for 2017. Our goal here is to learn, grow and thrive in our careers. Happy New Year!!!! It is the…
Popular Interview Questions
Dec 26, 2016 • 8 min
Have you ever wondered what questions are going to be asked in your interview? Keep listening! Popular Interview Questions If you’re heading into an interview for your dream job you want to make sure you are prepared as much as possible so you are…
Feedback
Dec 19, 2016 • 9 min
Feedback is so important, I cannot stress enough how important feedback is. Here’s a question for you: Do you ask for feedback often? At work? At home? With friends? Why or why not? Take some time to think about that. Am I asking my boss for feedback? Am…
Evaluating Your Career
Dec 12, 2016 • 11 min
About this episode: This this episode we cover 8 questions you should be asking yourself to evaluate your career. Get clarity on whether or not your dream career is truly your dream career! Don’t get to end of your career and realize you pursued the wrong…
Book Recommendations!!!
Dec 5, 2016 • 11 min
About this episode: In this episode I cover 12 book recommendations, 9 that will help you at work and in business, 3 that are Christian / Faith based books. Business / work related books: 1) Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier 2) Essentialism by…
Types of Recruiting
Nov 28, 2016 • 7 min
About this episode: In this episode we are going to talk about the 3 main types of recruiting. 1) Corporate recruiting 2) Agency recruiting 3) MLM recruiting Thank you so much for listening. I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect…
Confidence vs. Arrogance
Nov 21, 2016 • 15 min
About this episode: Ever wonder if you’re coming across as confident? Or arrogant? Or both? In this episode we talk about 6 signs you’re coming across as arrogant in an interview. For interview tips, check out episode #12 - Interview Tips Thank you so…
Is the resume dead?
Nov 14, 2016 • 10 min
About this episode: Ever wonder how technology is changing the way we apply for jobs? In this episode we answer the question - is the resume dead? For resume templates and ideas head over to: pinterest.com canva.com Thank you so much for listening. I…
Millennials
Nov 7, 2016 • 17 min
About this episode: In this episode we are going to talk about the millennial generation. Specifically we will cover general information, what millennials look for when it comes to brands/companies and what millennials are attracted to in the workplace.…
LinkedIn Profile Tips
Oct 31, 2016 • 14 min
About this episode: In this episode we go over 10 LinkedIn profile tips 1) Picture 2) Taglines 3) Industry section 4) Summary section 5) Job titles 6) Recommendations 7) Messages 8) Be honest 9) Keywords 10) Open profile and settings Thank you so much for…
Leadership vs Management
Oct 24, 2016 • 9 min
About this episode: In this episode we talk about the characteristics of leaders and managers. Thank you so much for listening. I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!! To connect - Facebook:…
Interview Tips
Oct 17, 2016 • 12 min
About this episode: This episode talks about five areas of interview tips: pre interview, prep, interview, post interview and things to avoid. Thank you so much for listening. I would love to connect and learn how I can help you! Connect with me below!!!…
Successful Mornings
Oct 10, 2016 • 11 min
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Making Meetings Awesome Again
Oct 3, 2016 • 11 min
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Getting Through Work Day / Week / Month After Saying Goodbye
Sep 26, 2016 • 18 min
To connect - Facebook: www.Facebook.com/StephDennis13 Listen to the full episode to see how I handled my work day after saying good bye to my pup. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast:…
Resume Tips
Sep 19, 2016 • 20 min
In this episode we will cover resume tips, what to include in your resume, what to exclude and much more! Facebook - www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast:…
10 Signs You Might Need A New Job
Sep 12, 2016 • 14 min
In this episode we cover 10 signs you might need a new job. Facebook - www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Instagram - @stephdennis13 —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Thick Red Tape And Dull Scissors
Sep 5, 2016 • 16 min
In this episode we talk about the thick red tape of corporate America and 6 steps you can take to overcome some of the red tape chaos. Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephdennis13 Instagram: @stephdennis13 —- Send in a voice message:…
Dating Story Turned Career Coaching
Aug 29, 2016 • 11 min
In this episode I share a dating story that turned into career coaching (that did NOT turn into a second date LOL). This story illustrates the importance of aligning both your career and personal goals. —- Send in a voice message:…
Get Bitter Or Get Better
Aug 22, 2016 • 8 min
In this episode we talk about getting bitter or getting better when something bad happens or you get in trouble for something. We cover what bitter looks like and what getting better looks like. —- Send in a voice message:…
How Do You Feel On Sunday Nights?
Aug 15, 2016 • 18 min
In this episode I encourage you to evaluate how you feel on Sunday nights (or the night before you go back to work after your weekend). Are you excited, eager, motivated and energized? Or are you bummed, depressed, stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and…
13 Ways To Get Through A Bad Day At Work
Aug 8, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode we go over 13 ways to get through a bad day at work. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support
Why Are We Here
Aug 8, 2016 • 5 min
Brief overview of why we are all here and why I decided to make this podcast. Did you know you deserve a job that brings you joy and happiness? You do! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast:…
Podcast Intro
Aug 7, 2016 • 4 min
An introduction of the the Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive podcast —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/support