Real Job Talk

Real Job Talk

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


25: Adaptive Workplaces with Chris Creel
Dec 3 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…