#156) Try This Recommendation out for Your Job Search
Season 1, Ep. 156
Today’s episode is called “Try This Recommendation out for Your Job Search” We will cover how to write a solid LinkedIn recommendation and why this can help you in your job search.Resources mentioned in episodeA Theory of Reciprocity Blog Article on Writing a LinkedIn Recommendation
#155) Land the Job During a Downturn | Bobby Davis Jr.
Season 1, Ep. 155
Today, we’re going to talk about how to land a job in an economic downturn.Ladies and gentlemen, my goal with this episode is not to scare you, in fact the goal is quite the opposite. By listening to this episode, you’ll gain more hope for your future, and you’ll walk away with some actionable tips and insights that will help you land a job no matter what the current situation is. But you need to engage yourself and have an open mind, and preferably take notes as you are listening.Today I brought on the amazing Bobby Davis Jr. Bobby is a tech entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience building successful software companies. Bobby founded his first company in 2002 with just $500 in his bank account. He has since grown it into a multi million-dollar business. His second effort, Advanced Fraud Solutions, now runs in almost 1,000 financial institutions, and Inc. has labeled it one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the country for four years running. Bobby also runs the Coder Foundry boot camp, where he has successfully placed hundreds of software development students in high-paying jobs across the industry.He also just wrote a book that was just released entitled, Breaking the Code: Five Steps to a Life-Changing Software Development Job.Resources Mentioned in Show:Order Bobby’s Book: Breaking the CodeConnect with Bobby on LinkedIn
#154) Ask Me Anything with Let's Eat, Grandma
Season 1, Ep. 154
Today, we sat down with several job seekers who did all the interviewing! You’ll hear a clip from one of our Ask-Me-Anything virtual events. These are some of the best questions that job seekers are asking that you should make sure to ask yourself as you apply for jobs. Enjoy!Resources:Join Austin Job Seekers Meetup GroupLeave us a rating for a shout out on a future episode!
#153) Embarking on a New Career Path | Da’Rell’s Story
Season 1, Ep. 153
Today, we’re going to go in depth in personal about embarking on a new career path!Today I brought on Da’Rell Bratton, one of the stars of Making It Balance, a new career exploration documentary premiering on PBS and public television stations. Filmed and produced by Roadtrip Nation and made possible by the Center for Audit Quality, this documentary follows 3 young adults as they embark on a cross-country journey in a 32-foot RV to learn more about the audit profession and discover how people of all backgrounds and passions forge their own career paths through auditing. After conducting inspiring interviews with notable current and former auditors about what initially drew them to the profession and how they’ve been able to build successful careers, each of the roadtrippers sets out on their own journey to find their place in their careers.Check out Roadtrip Nation and the documentary info here: https://roadtripnation.com/roadtrip/auditConnect with Da'Rell on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/da%E2%80%99rell-bratton-203436152/
#152) When Should I Have a Functional Resume?
Season 1, Ep. 152
Today, we’re going to talk about whether or not you should have a functional resume. This resume format is also known as the skills-based resume and is used in some cases when we apply for jobs. You’ll hear a clip from one of our Ask-Me-Anything virtual events -- and hear us summarize our viewpoint on it at the end of this short and sweet episode. Enjoy!Resources:Blog: Do Functional Resumes Work?Resume Magic by Susan Whitcomb
#151) Revving up Resilience | Ramona Shaw
Season 1, Ep. 151
Today, we’re going to talk about building resilience.In my opinion, resilience is one of the most useful traits when it comes to having a successful career. If you wanna have a life worth living, it is not going to be easy. You will meet some major obstacles, and you need to know how to overcome them. This episode is not only one to help you in your job search, but I am sure if you take it to heart, you can apply it to other areas of your life as well.Today I brought on the amazing Ramona Shaw, Ramona is a certified professional leadership coach who helps managers become confident. Through coaching and training, she helps high performing leaders go further and faster by embracing leadership behaviors, skills, and habits that increase productivity, impact, and visibility. You can learn more about at RamonaShaw.com if you want to read her bio.Resources Mentioned in Show:Check out Ramona’s websiteConnect with Ramona on LinkedInListen to The Manager Track PodcastIndistractable book
#150) These Resume Myths Need to Die
Season 1, Ep. 150
Today, our minisode is about some resume myths that need to die.Guys listen: there’s a lot of garbage advice going around in the resume world, and my goal here is to give these myths a swift kick to the pants and lay them to rest in their muddy grave. What is a muddy grave? I don’t know, just made it up, but it felt right.These are some resume myths that needs to die. And it all revolves around the belief that there are blanket one size fits all answers that apply for every job application.You may consciously say I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all answers, but when you are in a crunch, emotions are running high, and someone gives you a shallow piece of advice -- it’s tempting to take that advice and run with it.Now I’ll give you some examples of one-size fits all answers in the job search.All resumes should be one page or x amount of pagesAlways delete all experience past 2000 (or x year)Always delete all your interestsNEVER have fancy resumesResources Mentioned:Have you checked out our blog? We have an amazing editor and several of our writers at Let’s Eat, Grandma have been putting some really cool stuff together.And don’t forget to leave a review as it would mean the world to me.