Real Job Talk

Real Job Talk

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A podcast about jobs, career, and what isn’t said at the water cooler.


42: How to prepare for a job interview
Aug 4 • 35 min
This episode, we caught ourselves; we talk a lot about interviewing, but we forgot to talk about how to prepare for an interview. Get out your notebook and listen closely …. this episode will teach you how to be prepared for your interviews. Behavioral…
41: Ask for what you need at work
Jul 21 • 26 min
We recorded this episode to help people ask for what they need at work, without also feeling like they are asking for too much, impairing their career, or being high maintenance. We start with the request, which we hear coming up quite a bit, to continue…
40: Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
Jul 7 • 61 min
Deep listening affects every area of your life, including creating stronger relationships at work and at home. Our guest, Oscar Trimboli, is a former technology exec who has dedicated his life to helping over 10M people become deep listeners. Growing up…
39: Managing Up
Jun 23 • 30 min
We’re excited to talk in this episode about reverse management, or managing up. We’re going to get into it, and talk about how to work with a manager, how to talk with your manager, and how to excel even when your manager isn’t very good at managing… We…
38: Write a Resume that Gets Past the Screeners with Katrina Kibben
Jun 9 • 50 min
We welcome Katrina Kibben in this episode of Real Job Talk to talk with us. We're always glad to find another Kat! Katrina is a writer and recruiting professional who has built Three Ears Media around her interests in communication and marketing to teach…
37: Building teams, connections, trust, and card games with Jason Treu
May 27 • 53 min
Jason Treu talks with Liz & Kat about building teams, trust, social wealth, and his game, Cards Against Mundanity. This week Liz and Kat welcome Jason Treu, author of the book Social Wealth, whose goal is to help teams get to know each other. He gives us…
36: Find a “career peer” for collaboration and support: Emily Kurze and Nate Kartchner
May 12 • 57 min
Can you find a "career peer" - a partner for deep work - at work? Emily Kurze and Nate Kartchner met at work and began to collaborate on projects, on personal and professional growth, and eventually came together with a business collaboration. They…
35: Coworkers and communication: live coaching session with Vince Wood
Apr 28 • 40 min
In this episode, Liz and Kat tackle some questions about communications with coworkers in this session with Vince Wood, a Houston-based IT professional and podcaster. Vince brought to the session a few questions and scenarios around effective…
34: How a small tech company competes for talent: with Scott Loughmiller
Apr 14 • 48 min
How does a tech company in San Francisco compete with Google & Facebook to get and keep the best talent? Kat and Liz talk with Scale Computing's Scott Loughmiller. This week we welcome Scott Loughmiller, the chief product officer and co-founder of Scale…
33: Taking a sabbatical wherever it leads with Becky Elliott
Mar 31 • 45 min
This week, we're doing a live career coaching session. We welcome Becky Elliott, a technologist and writer who is looking at what comes next in her career. The career coaching session was recorded live and unscripted, but this time we weren't talking…
32: Working from home
Mar 17 • 33 min
This week, we talk about working from home. A lot of people are suddenly working from home because of the current coronavirus pandemic. A lot of teams are suddenly 100% remote in cultures where this wasn't a normal pratice, and a lot of managers are…
31: Career pivot away from corporate to podcasting with Adrienne Garland
Mar 10 • 48 min
This episode we welcome Adrienne Garland to RJT. Adrienne is the CEO of She Leads Media, building a community of women entrepreneurs, starting with a successful conference and now adding a new podcast network. Adrienne started her career in one of the…
30: Resilience and mentoring with Phil Strazzulla
Feb 25 • 36 min
This week we welcome Phil Strazzulla. Phil has an interesting journey as a startup CEO, speaker, educator, mentor, and investor. Phil always knew he wanted to go into business and be a CEO, but what happens when that career vision seems stalled out before…
29: Flat, Fluid, and Fast with Brynne Kennedy
Feb 11 • 42 min
Welcome Brynne Kennedy - author, entrepreneur and congressional hopeful for CA’s 4th district. Brynne started Topia- an HR and talent resources software company that she grew to a global company with 100s of staff, wrote a book called Flat, Fluid, and…
28: Overlapping circles of career and parenting with Kim Lindauer
Jan 28 • 35 min
This week we welcome Kim Lindauer. Kim is the owner of Kim’s Gym and founder of My Venn Life, her new endeavor built to help and support moms who are entrepreneurs. After 18 years of owning her own gym, Kim started My Venn Life to support other moms who…
27: Setting Career and Work-Related Goals
Jan 14 • 32 min
Welcome to Season 2 of Real Job Talk! We are kicking off this season talking about setting goals at the beginning of the year. First up in this episode, Kat and Liz both describe their process to set career and job-related goals. Kat’s process has been…
26: Leadership, training, and neurodiversity with Sarah Noll Wilson
Dec 17, 2019 • 46 min
This episode, Kat and Liz talk about leadership development, theater training, and neurodiversity with Sarah Noll Wilson. Sarah is a leadership consultant and also a proponent for working with neurodiverse people. Sarah started her career in leadership…
25: Adaptive Workplaces with Chris Creel
Dec 3, 2019 • 41 min
Can you organize a company around collaborative projects and break free from your org chart? Liz and Kat talk with author Chris Creel, who says yes! Chris Creel, a technologist and futurist, is the author of Adaptive: Scaling Empathy and Trust to Create…
24: Surviving business travel with Erick Bronson
Nov 19, 2019 • 42 min
Always wanted to be a road warrior with lots of travel to faraway places and with super status at hotels and airlines? The real thing is not so glamourous. We looked far and wide for a great guest to talk about the ups and downs of work travel, and found…
23: Listener Question: What do you do if your boss is unethical?
Nov 5, 2019 • 25 min
We have a letter! This one addresses an issue that happens too often in the workplace: an unethical boss from a friend who signed off as, “My Boss is a Fraud With a Nice Car”. Ugh. The bottom line for our friend: it’s time for a new job! People act funny…
22: Coaching through change with Tracy Asamoah
Oct 22, 2019 • 24 min
Liz and Kat talk today with Tracy Asamoah, a coach and psychiatrist who works with people around life transitions. If you’re stuck, she will move you forward in a calm, mindful way. Tracy’s background: she describes her journey from academic/non-profit…
21: Active Listening
Oct 8, 2019 • 32 min
Welcome! We’re talking about active listening in the workplace this week. What do we mean? In Active Listening, the listener fully listens, contemplates, and responds. The more we can actively listen, the more we can practice and the better we get. As a…
20: Career change perspective with Andrew Miller
Sep 24, 2019 • 43 min
How do you go about considering and executing a job change? Liz & Kat talk with technologist Andrew Miller about his thoughtful process: when to leave, what to go towards, playing to your strengths, taking sabbaticals, and activating your network. Andrew…
19: Building a Human-First Culture - Carlos Hidalgo
Sep 10, 2019 • 37 min
Welcome Carlos!! Carlos tells us his background from non-profit to marketing to consulting. He talks through how giving it all to his business and not nourishing his relationships led to burnout, which made him re-start his career and write The UnAmerican…
18: Conferences, Parties, and Events
Aug 25, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode we’re talking about the fun stuff at work. Parties, conferences….the not in the office “fun times”. What do I need to remember- what’s the difference between having fun and too much fun? Conferences, off-site gatherings, Club/kickoffs.…
17: Oversharing at Work
Aug 13, 2019 • 32 min
We’re people, and we bring our lives to work, but what are the lines and what can we share and not share at work? Bottom line: be yourself, but maybe you should be your work self. Try not to let your personal life affect your work product. We break it…
16: Building Effective Teams with J. Mike Smith
Jul 30, 2019 • 45 min
Welcome to Liz and Kat’s former boss, J. Mike Smith from BackWest Consulting! We invited Mike on to talk about teams, building teams, what makes good teams, and how to be good team member. First, Mike breaks down for us the difference between teams and…
15: Questions to ask in a job interview
Jul 16, 2019 • 27 min
A lot of the job interview is other people asking you questions. But we've always told you that you should be asking them questions as well! But our bad — we tell people to ask questions, but we didn’t help them figure them out what to ask. Oops! This…
14: Mindfulness at Work
Jul 2, 2019 • 43 min
Alexis Pokorny is our guest for this epsiode. Alexis’ background in sales at Cisco, and how she turned around a team using mindfulness and how she rolled out a mindfulness program for Cisco’s 70,000 employees. This program became her passion, and she…
13: Tips for New Managers
Jun 18, 2019 • 51 min
Our Resources for New Managers page Listener question! Yay!!! Today we answer a listener's questions about becoming a new manager, and how to go from individual contributor to manager without looking like a newbie. We discuss the potential lack of…
12: Imposter syndrome, risks, and self-reflection with Amy Lewis
Jun 4, 2019 • 45 min
Welcome Amy Lewis, aka @commsninja! Amy is an incredible influence marketer in the tech world, and we’re so excited for her to join us to talk about her experience, and our topic du jour- Imposter Syndrome. Amy shares about public speaking being a trigger…
11: Negotiating Your Offer
May 21, 2019 • 39 min
Do you talk about compensation in the job talk process? Quick answer- YES! Don't game the process- be clear on what you want. Holding back information puts you at a disadvantage with your offer- it will end up with low results until they know what you…
10: Surviving a layoff
May 7, 2019 • 33 min
Our goal with this episode is to help you prepare for a layoff, to know what to look for before it happens, to be ready for it, to leave your current role gracefully, and how to go about a post-layoff search. Before the layoff: Follow your company news,…
9: Guest: Chris Gaither - Burnout Advice Around Reinventing Yourself
Apr 18, 2019 • 51 min
Liz and Kat introduce Chris (who Liz has known forever!). We talk about human sustainability and reflection on staying healthy within the work that you do. We discuss feeling stuck and working past it. Advice around listening to that "wise voice inside…
8: Help! I Don’t Know How To Ask For a Raise!
Apr 9, 2019 • 32 min
Liz and Kat answer a listener question around how to ask for a raise. We talk about the best ways to approach the topic, how to read the situation before you ask, and ultimately how to be successful in getting yourself paid more for your job.
7: Asking friends for professional advice: what’s appropriate?
Mar 21, 2019 • 44 min
Have you been wondering if you've been taking too much of your friends' time asking questions in their area of expertise? Join Kat and Liz and their guests John Troyer and Dr. Michelle Natinsky as we talk about how to be friends with people with expertise…
6: Ever worked with a real a-hole?
Mar 7, 2019 • 31 min
Today Liz and Kat giggle and swear as we discuss a bunch of aspects of working with tough characters who “never do anything wrong”. Listen in for tips on how to sniff out assholes in the interview process, how to succeed on a team with them, how to coach…
5: Even after the interview, you’re still not done
Feb 21, 2019 • 38 min
You aced the interview, but you don't have the new job until you accept the offer! Liz and Kat cover how you navigate in the period after the interview. After the interview, should you send thank you notes? Would a thank-you gift make you stand out? When…
4: How do they find you? Secrets of the Sourcers with Angie Verros
Feb 7, 2019 • 44 min
This week, Kat and Liz sit down with our very first guest- super sourcer and recruiter Angie Verros, owner of Vaia Talent and host of the recruiting conference Talent 42. Angie breaks down the difference between sourcing and recruiting, helps us figure…
3: You Got the Interview…Now What?
Jan 24, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode of Real Job Talk, Liz and Kat talk about how to prepare for a job interview. What do you do to get ready to go in and meet with a hiring manager, recruiter or team? Should you ask questions? Should you have examples ready? How do you study…
2: Starting your new job search
Jan 10, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, Kat and Liz talk about finding a new job. So you're looking for a new job, right? First of all, are you sure you want to jump? There may be advantages to staying. Next, do you know what you're really looking for in a job? It's a good time…
1: Careers, jobs, and recruiters — what’s this podcast all about?
Dec 20, 2018 • 32 min
Meet the hosts! Guest MC John Mark Troyer interviews the two hosts of the podcast, Liz Bronson and Kathleen Nelson Troyer, about their backgrounds and what this podcast is all about - jobs, careers, and what doesn't get said at the water cooler. They talk…