Career Warrior Podcast
#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.
#149) Job Application Tips that May Surprise You
Season 1, Ep. 149
Today, we’re going to talk about job application tips that may surprise you. These tips will help you get more success in your applications -- as many job seekers forget about them or simply don’t know about them.There is so much I’ve learned in the last 6 years running a resume service by talking to recruiters, managers, and job seekers, and I thought it would be a waste of knowledge if I did not share these things with youPeople would be surprised to hear the following 3 tips:Think of your job application like a webmasterTake advantage of the fact: ATS systems pick up on everything not just the keywords in the resume.Most recruiters don’t receive cover letters, and recruiters think most of them suck.Resources Mentioned#112) 4 Quick Steps to Hacking the ATS#28) Do Cover Letters Matter Anymore?Leave us a rating and I’ll love you forever!
#148) How to Say No Gracefully | Matylda Czarnecka
Season 1, Ep. 148
Today we cover a tough question: how do I say the word “no” gracefully? This episode is bonus material on how to manage your time effectively, and we know that if you get comfortable with saying “no,” you’ll do a better job with managing your time. We cover how to politely decline project requests (even if they are from your boss) and how to turn down a job offer without burning bridges.Listen: I was working on a project yesterday, and before I knew it...the day was over, and I had only completed half the tasks I set out to do. Where did the time go? What could I have done better? I know for me there’s a lot of room for improvement when it comes to efficiently managing my schedule, and I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you listening today are going through the same struggles.Our featured guest, Matylda Czarnecka, is an NYU certified leadership coach who focuses on helping ambitious trailblazers (e.g. Career Warriors) so they can get clarity on what’s next -- and get there faster. She is the founder of Matylda Leadership Coaching, and she’s helped clients .. all over the world alongside great companies such as ESPN, Forbes, and Flatiron SchoolResources for Job Seekers:Check out Matylda’s websiteMatylda’s social media handles: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
#147) Is Climbing the Ladder the Best Approach? | Mark Hayward
Season 1, Ep. 147
Maybe you’re figuring out how to achieve that next level in your career. Maybe you’re unsure how that next level can happen without another degree. Well, this episode is for you.My next guest started from the bottom, and now he’s here on this podcast.Today I brought on Mark Hayward, host of the Absolute Business Mindset, a great podcast focused on business, personal development, and technology. Mark has years of experience in navigating the corporate world and has spent many hours learning how professionals get to the top of their field. Mark’s tagline is that he’s a “corporate employee with an entrepreneurial mindset”, which I love. Mark is also a business coach, working closely with clients to help get them promoted, get them pay raises, and get them recognized for the value they add to their companies.Resources Mentioned in Episode:Connect with Mark Hayward on LinkedInAbsolute Business MindsetThe podcast course Mark teachesShow notes and Career Warrior episode about the SMART techniqueEpisode #95: Why and How You Should Apply For Startups
#146) How to Address a Layoff in an Application
Season 1, Ep. 146
Today, we’re going to talk about how to address a layoff in your job application.We’re going to cover these following questions in your job application process.When should you address the layoff?Where should you address the layoff?How should you address the layoff?Resources Mentioned#5) Career Coach Al Robinette on Getting Laid Off