The Job Lab Podcast https://www.thejoblab.com Career Advice That Inspires Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:24:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 The Job Lab Podcast with Nick Murphy is the podcast that helps you close the gap between where you are, and where you want to be in your career. The podcast is designed specifically for employed professionals looking to achieve a higher degree of job satisfaction, earn more income, create work-life balance, find a career that fulfills and inspires, get promoted and more. <br /> <br /> Guests include career experts, top HR execs, best-selling authors, and world-class thought leaders. Your host, Nick Murphy, guides listeners through a series of insightful interviews designed to educate, inspire and motivate you to push through and keep working to build the career and life you deserve. <br /> <br /> On the podcast we dive deep into both the tactical and intangible parts of career advancement and job search. We explore these areas in unique and inspiring ways that leave you feeling confident, informed and ready to take your career to the next level. Nick Murphy | Jobs & Careers Expert clean episodic Nick Murphy | Jobs & Careers Expert nick@thejoblab.com nick@thejoblab.com (Nick Murphy | Jobs & Careers Expert) Career Advice That Inspires The Job Lab Podcast https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/New_TJL_Cover.png https://www.thejoblab.com The Job Lab Podcast with Nick Murphy is the podcast that helps you close the gap between where you are, and where you want to be in your career. The podcast is designed specifically for employed professionals looking to achieve a higher degree of job satisfaction, earn more income, create work-life balance, find a career that fulfills and inspires, get promoted and more. Guests include career experts, top HR execs, best-selling authors, and world-class thought leaders. Your host, Nick Murphy, guides listeners through a series of insightful interviews designed to educate, inspire and motivate you to push through and keep working to build the career and life you deserve. On the podcast we dive deep into both the tactical and intangible parts of career advancement and job search. We explore these areas in unique and inspiring ways that leave you feeling confident, informed and ready to take your career to the next level. TV-G Weekly 018 Stacie Speaker – Leveraging Conflict to Your Advantage https://www.thejoblab.com/018-stacie-speaker-leveraging-conflict-to-your-advantage/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:01:01 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4515 Stressful situations at work elicit conflict, but what would happen if you could learn to leverage conflict to your advantage? Sometimes even the slightest glance or cold shoulder can be perceived as an attack that drive wedges between colleagues. If a business is to thrive, however, conflict needs to be mitigated and pushed in a positive direction. Stacie Speaker is a Hollywood communications specialist-turned-personal communications coach. She worked on numerous high-profile productions ranging from Jurassic Park to Friends before shifting to corporate communications where she helped to market and position children’s toys for companies like Mattel and DreamWorks. Today, Stacie's speciality is managing conflict in the workplace and identifying the thoughts and behaviors that lead to rising tension in and around the office. In today's conversation, Stacie discusses the many positives of healthy conflict and how to address, defuse and find constructive feedback in clashes between coworkers. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:23) - Understanding how conflict gained its bad reputation (3:18) - Debunking the myth that every conflict is a "problem" (4:31) - The psychological roots of conflict and using disagreement to create growth and forward momentum in small companies (7:43) - The different kinds of conflict and how to turn bad conflict into good (10:08) - Identifying the different communication archetypes in your office (12:54) - Addressing perceived conflict and getting a handle on tense work situations before they explode (15:56) - Why workplace environments can bring out the worst in us (18:27) - Learning to understand the different types of communicators and how we develop our individual communication styles (21:35) - Identifying evidence of fear and the unexpected virtue of the movie What Women Want (24:09) - Observations of men's argument styles and the art of crafting healthy conflict (27:59) - Conflict reduction and management strategies optimized for women (35:00) - Fostering healthy and constructive conflict in your workplace (40:56) - Stacie explains her free gift, which you can find in the guest links section (43:40) - Vince from Las Vegas asks if job boards have any merit TWEETABLES: “We avoid [conflict] so much that we just let it go instead of dealing with something that’s tiny and kind of a nuisance.” “We put all of our attention on this word ‘conflict’ instead of peeling it apart and looking at it.” “How can companies grow or societies grow without some kind of conflict to be able to move us forward?” “As human beings, we’re addicted to being right... and when we get into that mode or that way of thinking, we’ve shut down all of our senses to be able to really connect with that person on the other side of the desk.” “If all else fails, just ask!” “The more aware you are to what’s going on the more aware you are of your own inner voice.” “Observing is a blessing.” “At the end of the day, let’s have some fun! [Work] doesn’t have to be so serious!” “Having an intention will help you counteract the potential of the anger or the frustration or the fear that could be coming at you from somebody.” “The more we can educate each other, I think we’re going to benefit as a whole, as a society, beyond anything we’ve known to this time and this date.” “Let’s teach each other how to be in a conflict environment that actually works instead of detracts.” Guest Links: Stacie’s Communication Style Quiz: https://staciespeaker.com/resources/ Stacie’s Website: https://staciespeaker.com/ Stacie’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Effective-Leader-by-Stacie_Speaker_.pdf Resources: Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Stressful situations at work elicit conflict, but what would happen if you could learn to leverage conflict to your advantage? Sometimes even the slightest glance or cold shoulder can be perceived as an attack that drive wedges between colleagues. If a business is to thrive, however, conflict needs to be mitigated and pushed in a positive direction.

Stacie Speaker is a Hollywood communications specialist-turned-personal communications coach. She worked on numerous high-profile productions ranging from Jurassic Park to Friends before shifting to corporate communications where she helped to market and position children’s toys for companies like Mattel and DreamWorks. Today, Stacie’s speciality is managing conflict in the workplace and identifying the thoughts and behaviors that lead to rising tension in and around the office.

In today’s conversation, Stacie discusses the many positives of healthy conflict and how to address, defuse and find constructive feedback in clashes between coworkers.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:23) – Understanding how conflict gained its bad reputation

(3:18) – Debunking the myth that every conflict is a “problem”

(4:31) – The psychological roots of conflict and using disagreement to create growth and forward momentum in small companies

(7:43) – The different kinds of conflict and how to turn bad conflict into good

(10:08) – Identifying the different communication archetypes in your office

(12:54) – Addressing perceived conflict and getting a handle on tense work situations before they explode

(15:56) – Why workplace environments can bring out the worst in us

(18:27) – Learning to understand the different types of communicators and how we develop our individual communication styles

(21:35) – Identifying evidence of fear and the unexpected virtue of the movie What Women Want

(24:09) – Observations of men’s argument styles and the art of crafting healthy conflict

(27:59) – Conflict reduction and management strategies optimized for women

(35:00) – Fostering healthy and constructive conflict in your workplace

(40:56) – Stacie explains her free gift, which you can find in the guest links section

(43:40) – Vince from Las Vegas asks if job boards have any merit

TWEETABLES:

“We avoid [conflict] so much that we just let it go instead of dealing with something that’s tiny and kind of a nuisance.”

“We put all of our attention on this word ‘conflict’ instead of peeling it apart and looking at it.”

“How can companies grow or societies grow without some kind of conflict to be able to move us forward?”

“As human beings, we’re addicted to being right… and when we get into that mode or that way of thinking, we’ve shut down all of our senses to be able to really connect with that person on the other side of the desk.”

“If all else fails, just ask!”

“The more aware you are to what’s going on the more aware you are of your own inner voice.”

“Observing is a blessing.”

“At the end of the day, let’s have some fun! [Work] doesn’t have to be so serious!”

“Having an intention will help you counteract the potential of the anger or the frustration or the fear that could be coming at you from somebody.”

“The more we can educate each other, I think we’re going to benefit as a whole, as a society, beyond anything we’ve known to this time and this date.”

“Let’s teach each other how to be in a conflict environment that actually works instead of detracts.”

Guest Links:

Stacie’s Communication Style Quiz: https://staciespeaker.com/resources/

Stacie’s Website: https://staciespeaker.com/

Stacie’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Effective-Leader-by-Stacie_Speaker_.pdf

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Connect with Nick Murphy on LinkedIn:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

 

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Stressful situations at work elicit conflict, but what would happen if you could learn to leverage conflict to your advantage? Sometimes even the slightest glance or cold shoulder can be perceived as an attack that drive wedges between colleagues.
Stacie Speaker is a Hollywood communications specialist-turned-personal communications coach. She worked on numerous high-profile productions ranging from Jurassic Park to Friends before shifting to corporate communications where she helped to market and position children’s toys for companies like Mattel and DreamWorks. Today, Stacie's speciality is managing conflict in the workplace and identifying the thoughts and behaviors that lead to rising tension in and around the office.

In today's conversation, Stacie discusses the many positives of healthy conflict and how to address, defuse and find constructive feedback in clashes between coworkers.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:23) - Understanding how conflict gained its bad reputation

(3:18) - Debunking the myth that every conflict is a "problem"

(4:31) - The psychological roots of conflict and using disagreement to create growth and forward momentum in small companies

(7:43) - The different kinds of conflict and how to turn bad conflict into good

(10:08) - Identifying the different communication archetypes in your office

(12:54) - Addressing perceived conflict and getting a handle on tense work situations before they explode

(15:56) - Why workplace environments can bring out the worst in us

(18:27) - Learning to understand the different types of communicators and how we develop our individual communication styles

(21:35) - Identifying evidence of fear and the unexpected virtue of the movie What Women Want

(24:09) - Observations of men's argument styles and the art of crafting healthy conflict

(27:59) - Conflict reduction and management strategies optimized for women

(35:00) - Fostering healthy and constructive conflict in your workplace

(40:56) - Stacie explains her free gift, which you can find in the guest links section

(43:40) - Vince from Las Vegas asks if job boards have any merit

TWEETABLES:

“We avoid [conflict] so much that we just let it go instead of dealing with something that’s tiny and kind of a nuisance.”

“We put all of our attention on this word ‘conflict’ instead of peeling it apart and looking at it.”

“How can companies grow or societies grow without some kind of conflict to be able to move us forward?”

“As human beings, we’re addicted to being right... and when we get into that mode or that way of thinking, we’ve shut down all of our senses to be able to really connect with that person on the other side of the desk.”

“If all else fails, just ask!”

“The more aware you are to what’s going on the more aware you are of your own inner voice.”

“Observing is a blessing.”

“At the end of the day, let’s have some fun! [Work] doesn’t have to be so serious!”

“Having an intention will help you counteract the potential of the anger or the frustration or the fear that could be coming at you from somebody.”

“The more we can educate each other, I think we’re going to benefit as a whole, as a society, beyond anything we’ve known to this time and this date.”

“Let’s teach each other how to be in a conflict environment that actually works instead of detracts.”

Guest Links:

Stacie’s Communication Style Quiz: clean 45:58
017 Jacqueline T.D. Huynh – Overcoming The 4 Major Fear Blockers https://www.thejoblab.com/017-jacqueline-t-d-huynh-overcoming-4-major-fear-blockers/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:01:11 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4493 You can have an impressive background and finely honed skills, but all the experience in the world might not be enough to overcome the 4 major fear blockers preventing you from taking the next big step in your career. What are the biggest roadblocks to overcoming fear and how do we drive around them, or straight through them, on the road to success? Jacqueline T.D. Huynh arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnamese refugee, her family carrying only the clothes on their back and the hope of the American dream. Since then, she has become a #1 Amazon best-selling author, radio personality, keynote speaker and trainer focusing on leadership development, dynamic communication and family foundation. In this episode, Jacque discusses her amazing childhood, coming to America as a Vietnamese immigrant, how that experience allowed her to overcome her fears, and why we all need to be aware of the 4 major fear blockers in order to succeed. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:20) - Jacqueline describes her current work and how her early life led to finding her vocation (5:39) - Delving into the four big Fear Blocks, starting with the first: limiting beliefs (8:03) - Challenging the second Fear Block: assumptions (10:40) - The third Fear Block: interpretations (11:18) - Some helpful examples of interpretations (13:19) - How do you challenge deeply held interpretations and cut through to the truth? (14:56) - The fourth and most emotionally charged Fear Block:  gremlins (16:59) - How to starve these gremlin fears without risking them multiplying and getting worse (21:18) - A great thing in life very few people believe they can have for themselves (25:20) - Jacqueline plays Rapid Fire (31:33) - Ali from Nebraska writes in asking how to respond to unsolicited job recruiter messages TWEETABLES: “Sometimes society really creates powerful things, and depending on what you want to do with it, you can create something more powerful or you can shrink from it. “I used where I came from to show people that fear is with us. We can’t get rid of it, but we can use it to our advantage.” “I think one of the biggest limiting beliefs that we all buy into is ‘you gotta work hard for your money’.” “[Fear] means nothing until we give it meaning.” “90 percent of success is mindset.”   “We all know how to drive, we all know how to get somewhere, it’s just some people’s windshields are a lot cleaner than others.”        Guest Links: Jacque’s Website: http://www.integrativeminds.com/ Jacque’s Radio Show: http://www.parentpumpradio/ Jacque’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Time-Management-Workbook.pdf Resources: Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 You can have an impressive background and finely honed skills, but all the experience in the world might not be enough to overcome the 4 major fear blockers preventing you from taking the next big step in your career. What are the biggest roadblocks to overcoming fear and how do we drive around them, or straight through them, on the road to success?

Jacqueline T.D. Huynh arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnamese refugee, her family carrying only the clothes on their back and the hope of the American dream. Since then, she has become a #1 Amazon best-selling author, radio personality, keynote speaker and trainer focusing on leadership development, dynamic communication and family foundation.

In this episode, Jacque discusses her amazing childhood, coming to America as a Vietnamese immigrant, how that experience allowed her to overcome her fears, and why we all need to be aware of the 4 major fear blockers in order to succeed.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:20) – Jacqueline describes her current work and how her early life led to finding her vocation

(5:39) – Delving into the four big Fear Blocks, starting with the first: limiting beliefs

(8:03) – Challenging the second Fear Block: assumptions

(10:40) – The third Fear Block: interpretations

(11:18) – Some helpful examples of interpretations

(13:19) – How do you challenge deeply held interpretations and cut through to the truth?

(14:56) – The fourth and most emotionally charged Fear Block:  gremlins

(16:59) – How to starve these gremlin fears without risking them multiplying and getting worse

(21:18) – A great thing in life very few people believe they can have for themselves

(25:20) – Jacqueline plays Rapid Fire

(31:33) – Ali from Nebraska writes in asking how to respond to unsolicited job recruiter messages

TWEETABLES:

“Sometimes society really creates powerful things, and depending on what you want to do with it, you can create something more powerful or you can shrink from it.

“I used where I came from to show people that fear is with us. We can’t get rid of it, but we can use it to our advantage.”

“I think one of the biggest limiting beliefs that we all buy into is ‘you gotta work hard for your money’.”

“[Fear] means nothing until we give it meaning.”

“90 percent of success is mindset.”  

“We all know how to drive, we all know how to get somewhere, it’s just some people’s windshields are a lot cleaner than others.”       

Guest Links:

Jacque’s Website: http://www.integrativeminds.com/

Jacque’s Radio Show: http://www.parentpumpradio/

Jacque’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Time-Management-Workbook.pdf

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84

]]> You can have an impressive background and finely honed skills, but all the experience in the world might not be enough to overcome the 4 major fear blockers preventing you from taking the next big step in your career.
Jacqueline T.D. Huynh arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnamese refugee, her family carrying only the clothes on their back and the hope of the American dream. Since then, she has become a #1 Amazon best-selling author, radio personality, keynote speaker and trainer focusing on leadership development, dynamic communication and family foundation.

In this episode, Jacque discusses her amazing childhood, coming to America as a Vietnamese immigrant, how that experience allowed her to overcome her fears, and why we all need to be aware of the 4 major fear blockers in order to succeed.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:20) - Jacqueline describes her current work and how her early life led to finding her vocation

(5:39) - Delving into the four big Fear Blocks, starting with the first: limiting beliefs

(8:03) - Challenging the second Fear Block: assumptions

(10:40) - The third Fear Block: interpretations

(11:18) - Some helpful examples of interpretations

(13:19) - How do you challenge deeply held interpretations and cut through to the truth?

(14:56) - The fourth and most emotionally charged Fear Block:  gremlins

(16:59) - How to starve these gremlin fears without risking them multiplying and getting worse

(21:18) - A great thing in life very few people believe they can have for themselves

(25:20) - Jacqueline plays Rapid Fire

(31:33) - Ali from Nebraska writes in asking how to respond to unsolicited job recruiter messages

TWEETABLES:

“Sometimes society really creates powerful things, and depending on what you want to do with it, you can create something more powerful or you can shrink from it.

“I used where I came from to show people that fear is with us. We can’t get rid of it, but we can use it to our advantage.”

“I think one of the biggest limiting beliefs that we all buy into is ‘you gotta work hard for your money’.”

“[Fear] means nothing until we give it meaning.”

“90 percent of success is mindset.”  

“We all know how to drive, we all know how to get somewhere, it’s just some people’s windshields are a lot cleaner than others.”       

Guest Links:

Jacque’s Website: http://www.integrativeminds.com/

Jacque’s Radio Show: http://www.parentpumpradio/

Jacque’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Time-Management-Workbook.pdf

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.]]>
Nick Murphy | Jobs & Careers Expert clean 34:29 016 Jenni Pfaff – Overcoming Gaps in Your Resume, #MeToo, and More https://www.thejoblab.com/016-jenni-pfaff-overcoming-gaps-in-your-resume-metoo-and-more/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:01:40 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4479 Employers tend not to look too kindly on lengthy gaps in your resume, which are oftentimes common for parents who have gone on extended parental leave. How can women, or any primary parent, continue to stay marketable, keep up with industry trends and even grow their professional skill set all while working inside the home doing the most important job on earth? Jenni Pfaff is an accomplished human capital advisor and executive coach with more than 17 years of experience. Her thoughtful and progressive hands-on approach develops effective solutions that drive her clients’ goals. She has spent time in her career as a senior human capital leader with PWC, Activision Blizzard and Northrop Grumman. She loves helping people find their passion, whether that be advancing in their organization or balancing work and family life. In this episode, Jenni discusses how the #MeToo movement is impacting both women and men in the workplace, how to overcome long gaps in your employment, and so much more. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:32) - The biggest challenges women in particular face when they find themselves out of the job market for longer than the usual 6-8 week maternity period (4:31) - The most common reasons returning employees are told “No” (5:51) - Jenni’s “three buckets” to stay marketable and engaged during an extended period of time off (8:47) - Other ways to stay relevant and involved during your time off, and why the standard work day is changing (13:20) - Leveraging your connections to craft a narrative that puts you in a marketable light after time away (18:30) - What should you disclose and not disclose in a cover letter after a period of extended leave? (20:42) - Dealing with the fear of losing a job or being unable to find new one when crafting a job search strategy (23:53) - Senator Tammy Duckworth bringing her baby to Congress and what that says about the ability of women to multitask parenting and work (25:27) - What advice Jenni would give to both women and men in work environments during the age of #MeToo (31:38) - Listener Question: Samantha from Utah asks how to get in front of job decision-makers after an extended period of time off TWEETABLES: “You have to find a coach or a mentor who can pick you back up when a prospective employer tells you no.” “We spend time second-guessing rather than just being confident in what we decide to do and being present.” “The old school mode of being in an office from 8-6, it’s just not working for people anymore, especially for people who want balance and to have a career that’s very fruitful.” “I think we are slowly breaking through the barrier. I think there’s more open-mindedness from employers, but we still have a long ways to go.” “Being home for a few years with your family should really be irrelevant in a job interview.” “I think the more you share, and the more honest and transparent, the better.” “If they’re hiring high-performing talent, companies should trust their employees that they can get their job done regardless of the time of day, regardless of work location.” “I want to be a kickass mom and continue to grow in my career.” “I think success is being able to find my own balance in my life and also really help people navigate their own careers.” Guest Links: Jenni’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenni-pfaff/ Jenni’s Website: https://www.jpfaffinc.com/ Resources: Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 Employers tend not to look too kindly on lengthy gaps in your resume, which are oftentimes common for parents who have gone on extended parental leave. How can women, or any primary parent, continue to stay marketable, keep up with industry trends and even grow their professional skill set all while working inside the home doing the most important job on earth?

Jenni Pfaff is an accomplished human capital advisor and executive coach with more than 17 years of experience. Her thoughtful and progressive hands-on approach develops effective solutions that drive her clients’ goals. She has spent time in her career as a senior human capital leader with PWC, Activision Blizzard and Northrop Grumman. She loves helping people find their passion, whether that be advancing in their organization or balancing work and family life.

In this episode, Jenni discusses how the #MeToo movement is impacting both women and men in the workplace, how to overcome long gaps in your employment, and so much more.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:32) – The biggest challenges women in particular face when they find themselves out of the job market for longer than the usual 6-8 week maternity period

(4:31) – The most common reasons returning employees are told “No”

(5:51) – Jenni’s “three buckets” to stay marketable and engaged during an extended period of time off

(8:47) – Other ways to stay relevant and involved during your time off, and why the standard work day is changing

(13:20) – Leveraging your connections to craft a narrative that puts you in a marketable light after time away

(18:30) – What should you disclose and not disclose in a cover letter after a period of extended leave?

(20:42) – Dealing with the fear of losing a job or being unable to find new one when crafting a job search strategy

(23:53) – Senator Tammy Duckworth bringing her baby to Congress and what that says about the ability of women to multitask parenting and work

(25:27) – What advice Jenni would give to both women and men in work environments during the age of #MeToo

(31:38) – Listener Question: Samantha from Utah asks how to get in front of job decision-makers after an extended period of time off

TWEETABLES:

“You have to find a coach or a mentor who can pick you back up when a prospective employer tells you no.”

“We spend time second-guessing rather than just being confident in what we decide to do and being present.”

“The old school mode of being in an office from 8-6, it’s just not working for people anymore, especially for people who want balance and to have a career that’s very fruitful.”

“I think we are slowly breaking through the barrier. I think there’s more open-mindedness from employers, but we still have a long ways to go.”

“Being home for a few years with your family should really be irrelevant in a job interview.”

“I think the more you share, and the more honest and transparent, the better.”

“If they’re hiring high-performing talent, companies should trust their employees that they can get their job done regardless of the time of day, regardless of work location.”

“I want to be a kickass mom and continue to grow in my career.”

“I think success is being able to find my own balance in my life and also really help people navigate their own careers.”

Guest Links:

Jenni’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenni-pfaff/

Jenni’s Website: https://www.jpfaffinc.com/

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84

]]> Employers tend not to look too kindly on lengthy gaps in your resume, which are oftentimes common for parents who have gone on extended parental leave. How can women, or any primary parent, continue to stay marketable,
Jenni Pfaff is an accomplished human capital advisor and executive coach with more than 17 years of experience. Her thoughtful and progressive hands-on approach develops effective solutions that drive her clients’ goals. She has spent time in her career as a senior human capital leader with PWC, Activision Blizzard and Northrop Grumman. She loves helping people find their passion, whether that be advancing in their organization or balancing work and family life.

In this episode, Jenni discusses how the #MeToo movement is impacting both women and men in the workplace, how to overcome long gaps in your employment, and so much more.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:32) - The biggest challenges women in particular face when they find themselves out of the job market for longer than the usual 6-8 week maternity period

(4:31) - The most common reasons returning employees are told “No”

(5:51) - Jenni’s “three buckets” to stay marketable and engaged during an extended period of time off

(8:47) - Other ways to stay relevant and involved during your time off, and why the standard work day is changing

(13:20) - Leveraging your connections to craft a narrative that puts you in a marketable light after time away

(18:30) - What should you disclose and not disclose in a cover letter after a period of extended leave?

(20:42) - Dealing with the fear of losing a job or being unable to find new one when crafting a job search strategy

(23:53) - Senator Tammy Duckworth bringing her baby to Congress and what that says about the ability of women to multitask parenting and work

(25:27) - What advice Jenni would give to both women and men in work environments during the age of #MeToo

(31:38) - Listener Question: Samantha from Utah asks how to get in front of job decision-makers after an extended period of time off

TWEETABLES:

“You have to find a coach or a mentor who can pick you back up when a prospective employer tells you no.”

“We spend time second-guessing rather than just being confident in what we decide to do and being present.”

“The old school mode of being in an office from 8-6, it’s just not working for people anymore, especially for people who want balance and to have a career that’s very fruitful.”

“I think we are slowly breaking through the barrier. I think there’s more open-mindedness from employers, but we still have a long ways to go.”

“Being home for a few years with your family should really be irrelevant in a job interview.”

“I think the more you share, and the more honest and transparent, the better.”

“If they’re hiring high-performing talent, companies should trust their employees that they can get their job done regardless of the time of day, regardless of work location.”

“I want to be a kickass mom and continue to grow in my career.”

“I think success is being able to find my own balance in my life and also really help people navigate their own careers.”

Guest Links:

Jenni’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenni-pfaff/

Jenni’s Website: https://www.jpfaffinc.com/

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: clean 33:41 015 Martin Brooks – How to Create More Impact https://www.thejoblab.com/015-martin-brooks-how-to-create-more-impact/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:01:25 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4469 Impact. It's what makes the best communicators and executives so effective. Is it possible for you and I to learn the same skills that allow world leaders, politicians and business moguls to win over hearts and minds in order to advance our careers, scale our businesses or close that next big deal? It is entirely possible, and these skills can be learned and put to use by even the shyest employee. Martin Brooks has over three decades of experience working in every aspect of sales and has spent the last six years running his own training consultancy. Martin is known as the “Impactologist,” studying how human beings can create more impact through verbal and nonverbal communication. In this episode, Martin discusses the traits and habits of some of the world’s best communicators, why it’s worth the time and effort to hone our communication skills to create more impact, and how even the most introverted people can become as captivating and persuasive as their more outgoing counterparts with a little practice. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:24) - Defining “impactologist” and how Martin arrived at his unique vocation. (6:26) - Contrasting “impactful” with “persuasive” and how the two interact with and augment one another. (8:13) - The most impactful speakers Martin has studied, what we can learn from their techniques, and breaking down Barack Obama’s speeches. (11:47) - How to work these persuasive and impactful techniques into your everyday job. (13:37) - How to be impactful when you can’t afford to rock the boat too much. (16:50) - How introverts can use nonverbal cues and techniques to be as impactful in the office as extroverts. (19:12) - Martin’s free gift: the Triple Technique. (24:05) - Listener Sienna asks how she can improve a strained relationship with her boss or if it's just time to move on.   TWEETABLES: “The big difference between business and sport is that in business there’s no prize for coming second.” “There isn’t a magic ingredient to what he’s doing, there’s no pixie dust, there’s nothing ethereal. It’s actually measurable behavioral things.” “Impact is not something that’s preserved for the privileged few. It’s something that ordinary people can learn and use to their advantage.” “Without the confidence, we can know what to do and have that in our heads but not actually have the courage to step up and say it.” Guest Links: Martin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-brooks-94566312 Martin’s Free Gift: Success through Impact Resources: Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 Impact. It’s what makes the best communicators and executives so effective. Is it possible for you and I to learn the same skills that allow world leaders, politicians and business moguls to win over hearts and minds in order to advance our careers, scale our businesses or close that next big deal? It is entirely possible, and these skills can be learned and put to use by even the shyest employee.

Martin Brooks has over three decades of experience working in every aspect of sales and has spent the last six years running his own training consultancy. Martin is known as the “Impactologist,” studying how human beings can create more impact through verbal and nonverbal communication.

In this episode, Martin discusses the traits and habits of some of the world’s best communicators, why it’s worth the time and effort to hone our communication skills to create more impact, and how even the most introverted people can become as captivating and persuasive as their more outgoing counterparts with a little practice.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:24) – Defining “impactologist” and how Martin arrived at his unique vocation.

(6:26) – Contrasting “impactful” with “persuasive” and how the two interact with and augment one another.

(8:13) – The most impactful speakers Martin has studied, what we can learn from their techniques, and breaking down Barack Obama’s speeches.

(11:47) – How to work these persuasive and impactful techniques into your everyday job.

(13:37) – How to be impactful when you can’t afford to rock the boat too much.

(16:50) – How introverts can use nonverbal cues and techniques to be as impactful in the office as extroverts.

(19:12) – Martin’s free gift: the Triple Technique.

(24:05) – Listener Sienna asks how she can improve a strained relationship with her boss or if it’s just time to move on.

 

TWEETABLES:

“The big difference between business and sport is that in business there’s no prize for coming second.”

“There isn’t a magic ingredient to what he’s doing, there’s no pixie dust, there’s nothing ethereal. It’s actually measurable behavioral things.”

“Impact is not something that’s preserved for the privileged few. It’s something that ordinary people can learn and use to their advantage.”

“Without the confidence, we can know what to do and have that in our heads but not actually have the courage to step up and say it.”

Guest Links:

Martin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-brooks-94566312

Martin’s Free Gift: Success through Impact

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

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Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

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]]> Impact. It's what makes the best communicators and executives so effective. Is it possible for you and I to learn the same skills that allow world leaders, politicians and business moguls to win over hearts and minds in order to advance our careers,
Martin Brooks has over three decades of experience working in every aspect of sales and has spent the last six years running his own training consultancy. Martin is known as the “Impactologist,” studying how human beings can create more impact through verbal and nonverbal communication.

In this episode, Martin discusses the traits and habits of some of the world’s best communicators, why it’s worth the time and effort to hone our communication skills to create more impact, and how even the most introverted people can become as captivating and persuasive as their more outgoing counterparts with a little practice.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:24) - Defining “impactologist” and how Martin arrived at his unique vocation.

(6:26) - Contrasting “impactful” with “persuasive” and how the two interact with and augment one another.

(8:13) - The most impactful speakers Martin has studied, what we can learn from their techniques, and breaking down Barack Obama’s speeches.

(11:47) - How to work these persuasive and impactful techniques into your everyday job.

(13:37) - How to be impactful when you can’t afford to rock the boat too much.

(16:50) - How introverts can use nonverbal cues and techniques to be as impactful in the office as extroverts.

(19:12) - Martin’s free gift: the Triple Technique.

(24:05) - Listener Sienna asks how she can improve a strained relationship with her boss or if it's just time to move on.

 

TWEETABLES:

“The big difference between business and sport is that in business there’s no prize for coming second.”

“There isn’t a magic ingredient to what he’s doing, there’s no pixie dust, there’s nothing ethereal. It’s actually measurable behavioral things.”

“Impact is not something that’s preserved for the privileged few. It’s something that ordinary people can learn and use to their advantage.”

“Without the confidence, we can know what to do and have that in our heads but not actually have the courage to step up and say it.”

Guest Links:

Martin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-brooks-94566312

Martin’s Free Gift: Success through Impact

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

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Twitter - clean 26:11 014 Christopher J. Wirth – The Significance of Accountability at Work and in Life https://www.thejoblab.com/014-christopher-j-wirth-living/ Mon, 28 May 2018 07:01:30 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4464 When profits dip or a project fails, we all tend to want to pass the buck and avoid taking the blame. But failing to shoulder our individual and collective responsibilities might only make a professional environment more toxic.  Where does responsibility begin at work and how do we go about creating accountability? Christopher J. Wirth is the president and founder of No Quit Living, where he works with everyone from families and individuals to organizations to improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. He is a sought-after coach and speaker, and also hosts No Quit Living’s critically acclaimed podcast. In this episode, Chris and I discusses leadership, accountability, why we can find our careers in a rut, and how to dig yourself out. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:43) - Why Chris is so drawn to examining and facilitating accountability in work and life (3:30) - “Me vs. We” and figuring out why so many people feel disengaged with their work (4:43) - How some companies effectively implement greater accountability strategies in their workplaces (7:16) - Reevaluating hierarchies and management models to improve accountability (10:41) - Chris’ tips to stay focused and avoid falling into a rut (14:08) - Looking beyond your paycheck and focusing on the actual value your job brings to your life (15:30) - Getting out of a rut if you’re unable to avoid it by changing your mindset (17:30) - How journaling has helped Chris get his “mind right” and why he recommends committing yourself to it (18:57) - Holding yourself to the same level of accountability as others and preventing a workplace from turning toxic (23:28) - Taking 100% responsibility in the Willennium (25:41) - Working individual responsibility into personal relationships to mitigate conflict (32:10) - Taking questions from listeners, including how edit a lengthy resume   TWEETABLES: “The reality is whether you’re a company of ten people or a hundred people, you need all your employees working together if you want to get to the next level.” “We were on the same page, we were just speaking a different language.” “It’s important to get and to take the temperature of your current and former employees because that tells you all you need to do.” “The question to ask yourself is ‘Why do I do what I do, and do I really like it?’” “You can’t go from being unhappy to amazingly happy in seconds, but you do have the ability to change your mindset.” “When no one takes accountability I think that’s just a recipe for disaster.” “You need to take 100% ownership in whatever you’re looking to do.” “I want to be a better version of myself and I want to be more successful in the sense that I can spend my time with who I want, when I want, where I want and why I want.” “It’s not a question of if you’re going to encounter obstacles and challenges, it’s do you have the ability to keep going.”   Guest Links: Christopher’s Website: https://www.noquitliving.com/ No Quit Living Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/no-quit-living-podcast/id1217274216?mt=2   Resources: Get Nick's Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com   Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast   Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 When profits dip or a project fails, we all tend to want to pass the buck and avoid taking the blame. But failing to shoulder our individual and collective responsibilities might only make a professional environment more toxic.  Where does responsibility begin at work and how do we go about creating accountability?

Christopher J. Wirth is the president and founder of No Quit Living, where he works with everyone from families and individuals to organizations to improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. He is a sought-after coach and speaker, and also hosts No Quit Living’s critically acclaimed podcast.

In this episode, Chris and I discusses leadership, accountability, why we can find our careers in a rut, and how to dig yourself out.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:43) – Why Chris is so drawn to examining and facilitating accountability in work and life

(3:30) – “Me vs. We” and figuring out why so many people feel disengaged with their work

(4:43) – How some companies effectively implement greater accountability strategies in their workplaces

(7:16) – Reevaluating hierarchies and management models to improve accountability

(10:41) – Chris’ tips to stay focused and avoid falling into a rut

(14:08) – Looking beyond your paycheck and focusing on the actual value your job brings to your life

(15:30) – Getting out of a rut if you’re unable to avoid it by changing your mindset

(17:30) – How journaling has helped Chris get his “mind right” and why he recommends committing yourself to it

(18:57) – Holding yourself to the same level of accountability as others and preventing a workplace from turning toxic

(23:28) – Taking 100% responsibility in the Willennium

(25:41) – Working individual responsibility into personal relationships to mitigate conflict

(32:10) – Taking questions from listeners, including how edit a lengthy resume

 

TWEETABLES:

“The reality is whether you’re a company of ten people or a hundred people, you need all your employees working together if you want to get to the next level.”

“We were on the same page, we were just speaking a different language.”

“It’s important to get and to take the temperature of your current and former employees because that tells you all you need to do.”

“The question to ask yourself is ‘Why do I do what I do, and do I really like it?’”

“You can’t go from being unhappy to amazingly happy in seconds, but you do have the ability to change your mindset.”

“When no one takes accountability I think that’s just a recipe for disaster.”

“You need to take 100% ownership in whatever you’re looking to do.”

“I want to be a better version of myself and I want to be more successful in the sense that I can spend my time with who I want, when I want, where I want and why I want.”

“It’s not a question of if you’re going to encounter obstacles and challenges, it’s do you have the ability to keep going.”

 

Guest Links:

Christopher’s Website: https://www.noquitliving.com/

No Quit Living Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/no-quit-living-podcast/id1217274216?mt=2

 

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

 

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

 

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84

]]> When profits dip or a project fails, we all tend to want to pass the buck and avoid taking the blame. But failing to shoulder our individual and collective responsibilities might only make a professional environment more toxic.
Christopher J. Wirth is the president and founder of No Quit Living, where he works with everyone from families and individuals to organizations to improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. He is a sought-after coach and speaker, and also hosts No Quit Living’s critically acclaimed podcast.

In this episode, Chris and I discusses leadership, accountability, why we can find our careers in a rut, and how to dig yourself out.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:43) - Why Chris is so drawn to examining and facilitating accountability in work and life

(3:30) - “Me vs. We” and figuring out why so many people feel disengaged with their work

(4:43) - How some companies effectively implement greater accountability strategies in their workplaces

(7:16) - Reevaluating hierarchies and management models to improve accountability

(10:41) - Chris’ tips to stay focused and avoid falling into a rut

(14:08) - Looking beyond your paycheck and focusing on the actual value your job brings to your life

(15:30) - Getting out of a rut if you’re unable to avoid it by changing your mindset

(17:30) - How journaling has helped Chris get his “mind right” and why he recommends committing yourself to it

(18:57) - Holding yourself to the same level of accountability as others and preventing a workplace from turning toxic

(23:28) - Taking 100% responsibility in the Willennium

(25:41) - Working individual responsibility into personal relationships to mitigate conflict

(32:10) - Taking questions from listeners, including how edit a lengthy resume

 

TWEETABLES:

“The reality is whether you’re a company of ten people or a hundred people, you need all your employees working together if you want to get to the next level.”

“We were on the same page, we were just speaking a different language.”

“It’s important to get and to take the temperature of your current and former employees because that tells you all you need to do.”

“The question to ask yourself is ‘Why do I do what I do, and do I really like it?’”

“You can’t go from being unhappy to amazingly happy in seconds, but you do have the ability to change your mindset.”

“When no one takes accountability I think that’s just a recipe for disaster.”

“You need to take 100% ownership in whatever you’re looking to do.”

“I want to be a better version of myself and I want to be more successful in the sense that I can spend my time with who I want, when I want, where I want and why I want.”

“It’s not a question of if you’re going to encounter obstacles and challenges, it’s do you have the ability to keep going.”

 

Guest Links:

Christopher’s Website: https://www.noquitliving.com/

No Quit Living Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/no-quit-living-podcast/id1217274216?mt=2

 

Resources:

Get Nick's Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

 

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Nick Murphy | Jobs & Careers Expert clean 34:22 013 Janet Murray – PR Hacks to Set Your Personal Brand on Fire https://www.thejoblab.com/013-janet-murray-the-best-pr-strategies-for-your-personal-brand/ Mon, 21 May 2018 07:01:30 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4454 What if you could borrow the same secrets that the world's elite publicists use to create media and buzz for their clients but use them to set your personal brand on fire? You'd be unstoppable! Today's guest can help get you there. Janet Murray is a highly sought-after speaker and coach, assisting brands and business owners to promote their messages more effectively. She is also the host of the Soulful PR Podcast, where she helps people earn greater attention for the things that they’re doing in business and in life. In this episode, Janet discusses how you can borrow best practices used by the world’s top publicists and use those techniques to improve your resume and personal brand. She also offers insight into how to stand out in a crowded labor market, what to do to earn the respect of key stakeholders and influencers, and delves deep into her proven method for how to use LinkedIn to promote your thought leadership and personal brand to the decision makers and hiring managers whose attention you crave. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:14) - How Janet defines public relations and why PR is so important. (4:11) - The idea of “social proof” and why we take people featured in certain media more seriously. (6:06) - Skills and tricks used in PR that you can borrow to get more attention. (10:16) - How to get yourself into the publicist mindset and differentiate yourself in a crowded labor market. (14:12) - On taking stock of your career and always looking ahead at the paths available to you. (16:38) - “Training” the LinkedIn algorithm to work to your advantage when determining which content is actually interesting. (22:23) - Determining which factors contribute to the visibility and shareability of a LinkedIn post. (27:55) - How to start experimenting with LinkedIn and the power of just being interesting. (31:31) - What not to do on LinkedIn and being aware of how visible you are. (35:20) - How to make your personal brand stand out. (37:00) - Nick answers a listener question and shares tips for how to nail your next phone interview.   TWEETABLES: “For me, PR is everything about how you show up in the world. It’s really just about how you communicate with people.” “It’s not really about persuasion, it’s about understanding what that person wants, what they need and [how] to be of service.” “I just understood that if I wanted something from somebody else, I couldn’t make it about me. I had to make it about them.” “It really is kind of about taking the longer-term view and thinking ‘What do I need to do to get in front of these people?’” “The easier you can make it for people to engage with you and respond, the better engagement that you’ll get.” “Do remember that other people are looking.” Guest Links: Janet Murray Website: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/ Soulful PR Podcast: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/category/podcast/ Resources: Get The Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 What if you could borrow the same secrets that the world’s elite publicists use to create media and buzz for their clients but use them to set your personal brand on fire? You’d be unstoppable! Today’s guest can help get you there.

Janet Murray is a highly sought-after speaker and coach, assisting brands and business owners to promote their messages more effectively. She is also the host of the Soulful PR Podcast, where she helps people earn greater attention for the things that they’re doing in business and in life.

In this episode, Janet discusses how you can borrow best practices used by the world’s top publicists and use those techniques to improve your resume and personal brand. She also offers insight into how to stand out in a crowded labor market, what to do to earn the respect of key stakeholders and influencers, and delves deep into her proven method for how to use LinkedIn to promote your thought leadership and personal brand to the decision makers and hiring managers whose attention you crave.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:14) – How Janet defines public relations and why PR is so important.

(4:11) – The idea of “social proof” and why we take people featured in certain media more seriously.

(6:06) – Skills and tricks used in PR that you can borrow to get more attention.

(10:16) – How to get yourself into the publicist mindset and differentiate yourself in a crowded labor market.

(14:12) – On taking stock of your career and always looking ahead at the paths available to you.

(16:38) – “Training” the LinkedIn algorithm to work to your advantage when determining which content is actually interesting.

(22:23) – Determining which factors contribute to the visibility and shareability of a LinkedIn post.

(27:55) – How to start experimenting with LinkedIn and the power of just being interesting.

(31:31) – What not to do on LinkedIn and being aware of how visible you are.

(35:20) – How to make your personal brand stand out.

(37:00) – Nick answers a listener question and shares tips for how to nail your next phone interview.

 

TWEETABLES:

“For me, PR is everything about how you show up in the world. It’s really just about how you communicate with people.”

“It’s not really about persuasion, it’s about understanding what that person wants, what they need and [how] to be of service.”

“I just understood that if I wanted something from somebody else, I couldn’t make it about me. I had to make it about them.”

“It really is kind of about taking the longer-term view and thinking ‘What do I need to do to get in front of these people?’”

“The easier you can make it for people to engage with you and respond, the better engagement that you’ll get.”

“Do remember that other people are looking.”

Guest Links:

Janet Murray Website: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/

Soulful PR Podcast: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/category/podcast/

Resources:

Get The Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

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Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84

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What if you could borrow the same secrets that the world's elite publicists use to create media and buzz for their clients but use them to set your personal brand on fire? You'd be unstoppable! Today's guest can help get you there. -
Janet Murray is a highly sought-after speaker and coach, assisting brands and business owners to promote their messages more effectively. She is also the host of the Soulful PR Podcast, where she helps people earn greater attention for the things that they’re doing in business and in life.

In this episode, Janet discusses how you can borrow best practices used by the world’s top publicists and use those techniques to improve your resume and personal brand. She also offers insight into how to stand out in a crowded labor market, what to do to earn the respect of key stakeholders and influencers, and delves deep into her proven method for how to use LinkedIn to promote your thought leadership and personal brand to the decision makers and hiring managers whose attention you crave.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:14) - How Janet defines public relations and why PR is so important.

(4:11) - The idea of “social proof” and why we take people featured in certain media more seriously.

(6:06) - Skills and tricks used in PR that you can borrow to get more attention.

(10:16) - How to get yourself into the publicist mindset and differentiate yourself in a crowded labor market.

(14:12) - On taking stock of your career and always looking ahead at the paths available to you.

(16:38) - “Training” the LinkedIn algorithm to work to your advantage when determining which content is actually interesting.

(22:23) - Determining which factors contribute to the visibility and shareability of a LinkedIn post.

(27:55) - How to start experimenting with LinkedIn and the power of just being interesting.

(31:31) - What not to do on LinkedIn and being aware of how visible you are.

(35:20) - How to make your personal brand stand out.

(37:00) - Nick answers a listener question and shares tips for how to nail your next phone interview.

 

TWEETABLES:

“For me, PR is everything about how you show up in the world. It’s really just about how you communicate with people.”

“It’s not really about persuasion, it’s about understanding what that person wants, what they need and [how] to be of service.”

“I just understood that if I wanted something from somebody else, I couldn’t make it about me. I had to make it about them.”

“It really is kind of about taking the longer-term view and thinking ‘What do I need to do to get in front of these people?’”

“The easier you can make it for people to engage with you and respond, the better engagement that you’ll get.”

“Do remember that other people are looking.”

Guest Links:

Janet Murray Website: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/

Soulful PR Podcast: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/category/podcast/

Resources:

Get The Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

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012 Nick Murphy – Q&A from Listeners https://www.thejoblab.com/012-nick-murphy-qa-from-listeners/ Mon, 14 May 2018 07:01:35 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4447 In this special Q&A episode of The Job Lab, host Nick Murphy answers questions sent in by listeners who want to get more out of their careers and want to learn how to better challenge themselves when they're too comfortable. While Nick impresses that he isn’t a professional career coach, his years of corproate and entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his access to talent acquisition leaders and hiring managers gives him plenty to draw on as he provides advice and answers your concerns. Nick invites you to contact him at nick@thejoblab.com if you have any suggestions or inquiries for the show, which he will read and address personally. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (2:37) - Aimee in Georgia, who has been recently laid off, asks if she should work in a field she isn’t interested in just to "build her resume." (4:40) - Tia from Arizona wants to know the right time to change careers, and whether staying too long in one job is career suicide. (7:55) - Sue from California has been prospering at her current company but is having second thoughts about a new position and whether or not she is truly qualified for it. She asks how to get a better grasp on her job without endangering her career. (9:53) - Brent from Texas is concerned that he is too comfortable in his current position, yet simultaneously feels uncomfortable about taking risks and moving toward something new. He wonders how he can better build up his nerve to take greater risks. (11:48) - Nick discusses Tim Ferriss’s ”Fear Setting” technique, which incorporates risk/reward, pros and cons, and other dichotomies to help you push through discomfort and overcome your fears.   TWEETABLES: “Go for the right kind of experience. What’s the purpose of experiencing something that you don’t like and how is that going to solve any of the actual problems that you’re facing?” “Don’t stay past the second consecutive day where you wake up and think to yourself ‘FML this is freaking awful’.” “Don’t make lateral moves for short-term financial gain.” “Being uncomfortable isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can learn to lean into that discomfort and explore opportunities for growth, not only will you feel better but you will grow and potentially thrive in that role.” “You’re human and you should allow yourself to be human. It’s okay to be a little vulnerable.” “If you’re afraid of heights, go jump off a damn plane and you probably won’t be afraid of heights anymore once you arrive safely on the ground, god willing.”   RESOURCES: Tim Ferriss’s Fear Setting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J6jAC6XxAI Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 In this special Q&A episode of The Job Lab, host Nick Murphy answers questions sent in by listeners who want to get more out of their careers and want to learn how to better challenge themselves when they’re too comfortable. While Nick impresses that he isn’t a professional career coach, his years of corproate and entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his access to talent acquisition leaders and hiring managers gives him plenty to draw on as he provides advice and answers your concerns.

Nick invites you to contact him at nick@thejoblab.com if you have any suggestions or inquiries for the show, which he will read and address personally.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(2:37) – Aimee in Georgia, who has been recently laid off, asks if she should work in a field she isn’t interested in just to “build her resume.”

(4:40) – Tia from Arizona wants to know the right time to change careers, and whether staying too long in one job is career suicide.

(7:55) – Sue from California has been prospering at her current company but is having second thoughts about a new position and whether or not she is truly qualified for it. She asks how to get a better grasp on her job without endangering her career.

(9:53) – Brent from Texas is concerned that he is too comfortable in his current position, yet simultaneously feels uncomfortable about taking risks and moving toward something new. He wonders how he can better build up his nerve to take greater risks.

(11:48) – Nick discusses Tim Ferriss’s ”Fear Setting” technique, which incorporates risk/reward, pros and cons, and other dichotomies to help you push through discomfort and overcome your fears.

 

TWEETABLES:

“Go for the right kind of experience. What’s the purpose of experiencing something that you don’t like and how is that going to solve any of the actual problems that you’re facing?”

“Don’t stay past the second consecutive day where you wake up and think to yourself ‘FML this is freaking awful’.”

“Don’t make lateral moves for short-term financial gain.”

“Being uncomfortable isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can learn to lean into that discomfort and explore opportunities for growth, not only will you feel better but you will grow and potentially thrive in that role.”

“You’re human and you should allow yourself to be human. It’s okay to be a little vulnerable.”

“If you’re afraid of heights, go jump off a damn plane and you probably won’t be afraid of heights anymore once you arrive safely on the ground, god willing.”

 

RESOURCES:

Tim Ferriss’s Fear Setting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J6jAC6XxAI

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

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Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

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Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

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]]> In this special Q&A episode of The Job Lab, host Nick Murphy answers questions sent in by listeners who want to get more out of their careers and want to learn how to better challenge themselves when they're too comfortable. Nick Murphy answers questions sent in by listeners who want to get more out of their careers and want to learn how to better challenge themselves when they're too comfortable. While Nick impresses that he isn’t a professional career coach, his years of corproate and entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his access to talent acquisition leaders and hiring managers gives him plenty to draw on as he provides advice and answers your concerns.

Nick invites you to contact him at nick@thejoblab.com if you have any suggestions or inquiries for the show, which he will read and address personally.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(2:37) - Aimee in Georgia, who has been recently laid off, asks if she should work in a field she isn’t interested in just to "build her resume."

(4:40) - Tia from Arizona wants to know the right time to change careers, and whether staying too long in one job is career suicide.

(7:55) - Sue from California has been prospering at her current company but is having second thoughts about a new position and whether or not she is truly qualified for it. She asks how to get a better grasp on her job without endangering her career.

(9:53) - Brent from Texas is concerned that he is too comfortable in his current position, yet simultaneously feels uncomfortable about taking risks and moving toward something new. He wonders how he can better build up his nerve to take greater risks.

(11:48) - Nick discusses Tim Ferriss’s ”Fear Setting” technique, which incorporates risk/reward, pros and cons, and other dichotomies to help you push through discomfort and overcome your fears.

 

TWEETABLES:

“Go for the right kind of experience. What’s the purpose of experiencing something that you don’t like and how is that going to solve any of the actual problems that you’re facing?”

“Don’t stay past the second consecutive day where you wake up and think to yourself ‘FML this is freaking awful’.”

“Don’t make lateral moves for short-term financial gain.”

“Being uncomfortable isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can learn to lean into that discomfort and explore opportunities for growth, not only will you feel better but you will grow and potentially thrive in that role.”

“You’re human and you should allow yourself to be human. It’s okay to be a little vulnerable.”

“If you’re afraid of heights, go jump off a damn plane and you probably won’t be afraid of heights anymore once you arrive safely on the ground, god willing.”

 

RESOURCES:

Tim Ferriss’s Fear Setting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J6jAC6XxAI

Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84]]>
Nick Murphy | Jobs & Careers Expert clean 15:10 011 Dr. Pam Schwalb – How to Re-Career and Find Your Passion https://www.thejoblab.com/011-dr-pam-schwalb-how-to-re-career-and-find-your-passion/ Mon, 07 May 2018 07:01:32 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4438 How do you re-career when you’ve found your priorities and philosophy have changed? What do you do when the job you’ve worked hard to earn isn’t as satisfying as you once thought? This week’s guest, Dr. Pam Schwalb, has both experience and advice on the subject. Dr. Pam Schwalb is SVP (Finance and Administration) at United Way of the Midlands, where she drives operational efficiency and excellence while overseeing good stewardship of donor contributions. She also supports fundraising and community investment efforts. Pam started out in corporate America at MasterCard and KPMG, eventually climbing to the level of Senior Vice President. She then took a series of bold actions that led her to not one, but two, major career changes. In this episode, Pam discusses the reasoning and planning behind her career changes, and shares some sage advice on how you can work toward your passion without sacrificing success or stability. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (2:15) - Pam describes her early experience as a public transportation budget analyst not long after graduating and how reality clashed with what she had learned in school. (4:38) - Her transition from MasterCard to consulting during the credit card boom of the 1990s. (6:47) - Why she decided to “turn the ship” and move toward a teaching and instructional career. (8:00) - Returning to school in her 40s to earn a Ph.D. and studying in an unfamiliar liberal arts environment. (8:58) - What Pam and senior leaders recommend to those in middle management who want to take the leap to a higher position. (11:00) - The highs and lows of being at the top, and why it didn’t fit who she was. (14:30) - Pam’s chance encounter at a baseball game that led to her first position in higher education. (15:39) - How she created and executed her plan to obtain a teaching job, and why her plan had to adapt to the recession. (20:00) - The responsibilities she took to help out women and girls in need. (23:15) - Moving to KPMG, the appeal of working in non-profit, and what struggles those wanting to work in that sector should consider. (27:05) - Her advice to those stuck in their current position after their priorities have shifted. (38:15) - What Pam finds compelling about millennials.   TWEETABLES: “I grew up in a small town of 11,000 people, but I had great mentors. I had a lot of men and women that believed in me and helped lift me up.” “Relationships are everything. Never burn a bridge.” “There’s a way to have growth. There’s a way to have a successful company. There’s a way to pay attention to profit. But don’t take it out on the backs of really good, hardworking employees.” “Sometimes you have to not be afraid to just be out there, or to put out in the universe what your intentions are or what you want. You have to have a little bit a courage, or maybe a lot of it.” “You cannot ready, fire, aim.” “We didn’t have a backup plan, we just learned to adjust to the plan.” “I don’t think I’d be good on the front line where my heart might be broken every day, but let’s use the skills and talents I have and help out on her finances.” “If you work in a non-profit, it’s because your heart’s in the mission, and that’s what makes everything else worthwhile.” The Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Text NEVERSETTLE to 44222 Guest Links: United Way of the Midlands Website - http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/ Dr. Schwalb on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-pam-schwalb-5485034/ Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www. How do you re-career when you’ve found your priorities and philosophy have changed? What do you do when the job you’ve worked hard to earn isn’t as satisfying as you once thought? This week’s guest, Dr. Pam Schwalb, has both experience and advice on the subject.

Dr. Pam Schwalb is SVP (Finance and Administration) at United Way of the Midlands, where she drives operational efficiency and excellence while overseeing good stewardship of donor contributions. She also supports fundraising and community investment efforts. Pam started out in corporate America at MasterCard and KPMG, eventually climbing to the level of Senior Vice President. She then took a series of bold actions that led her to not one, but two, major career changes.

In this episode, Pam discusses the reasoning and planning behind her career changes, and shares some sage advice on how you can work toward your passion without sacrificing success or stability.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(2:15) – Pam describes her early experience as a public transportation budget analyst not long after graduating and how reality clashed with what she had learned in school.

(4:38) – Her transition from MasterCard to consulting during the credit card boom of the 1990s.

(6:47) – Why she decided to “turn the ship” and move toward a teaching and instructional career.

(8:00) – Returning to school in her 40s to earn a Ph.D. and studying in an unfamiliar liberal arts environment.

(8:58) – What Pam and senior leaders recommend to those in middle management who want to take the leap to a higher position.

(11:00) – The highs and lows of being at the top, and why it didn’t fit who she was.

(14:30) – Pam’s chance encounter at a baseball game that led to her first position in higher education.

(15:39) – How she created and executed her plan to obtain a teaching job, and why her plan had to adapt to the recession.

(20:00) – The responsibilities she took to help out women and girls in need.

(23:15) – Moving to KPMG, the appeal of working in non-profit, and what struggles those wanting to work in that sector should consider.

(27:05) – Her advice to those stuck in their current position after their priorities have shifted.

(38:15) – What Pam finds compelling about millennials.

 

TWEETABLES:

“I grew up in a small town of 11,000 people, but I had great mentors. I had a lot of men and women that believed in me and helped lift me up.”

“Relationships are everything. Never burn a bridge.”

“There’s a way to have growth. There’s a way to have a successful company. There’s a way to pay attention to profit. But don’t take it out on the backs of really good, hardworking employees.”

“Sometimes you have to not be afraid to just be out there, or to put out in the universe what your intentions are or what you want. You have to have a little bit a courage, or maybe a lot of it.”

“You cannot ready, fire, aim.”

“We didn’t have a backup plan, we just learned to adjust to the plan.”

“I don’t think I’d be good on the front line where my heart might be broken every day, but let’s use the skills and talents I have and help out on her finances.”

“If you work in a non-profit, it’s because your heart’s in the mission, and that’s what makes everything else worthwhile.”

The Daily Dose:

https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Text NEVERSETTLE to 44222

Guest Links:

United Way of the Midlands Website – http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/

Dr. Schwalb on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-pam-schwalb-5485034/

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84

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How do you re-career when you’ve found your priorities and philosophy have changed? What do you do when the job you’ve worked hard to earn isn’t as satisfying as you once thought? This week’s guest, Dr. Pam Schwalb,
Dr. Pam Schwalb is SVP (Finance and Administration) at United Way of the Midlands, where she drives operational efficiency and excellence while overseeing good stewardship of donor contributions. She also supports fundraising and community investment efforts. Pam started out in corporate America at MasterCard and KPMG, eventually climbing to the level of Senior Vice President. She then took a series of bold actions that led her to not one, but two, major career changes.

In this episode, Pam discusses the reasoning and planning behind her career changes, and shares some sage advice on how you can work toward your passion without sacrificing success or stability.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(2:15) - Pam describes her early experience as a public transportation budget analyst not long after graduating and how reality clashed with what she had learned in school.

(4:38) - Her transition from MasterCard to consulting during the credit card boom of the 1990s.

(6:47) - Why she decided to “turn the ship” and move toward a teaching and instructional career.

(8:00) - Returning to school in her 40s to earn a Ph.D. and studying in an unfamiliar liberal arts environment.

(8:58) - What Pam and senior leaders recommend to those in middle management who want to take the leap to a higher position.

(11:00) - The highs and lows of being at the top, and why it didn’t fit who she was.

(14:30) - Pam’s chance encounter at a baseball game that led to her first position in higher education.

(15:39) - How she created and executed her plan to obtain a teaching job, and why her plan had to adapt to the recession.

(20:00) - The responsibilities she took to help out women and girls in need.

(23:15) - Moving to KPMG, the appeal of working in non-profit, and what struggles those wanting to work in that sector should consider.

(27:05) - Her advice to those stuck in their current position after their priorities have shifted.

(38:15) - What Pam finds compelling about millennials.

 

TWEETABLES:

“I grew up in a small town of 11,000 people, but I had great mentors. I had a lot of men and women that believed in me and helped lift me up.”

“Relationships are everything. Never burn a bridge.”

“There’s a way to have growth. There’s a way to have a successful company. There’s a way to pay attention to profit. But don’t take it out on the backs of really good, hardworking employees.”

“Sometimes you have to not be afraid to just be out there, or to put out in the universe what your intentions are or what you want. You have to have a little bit a courage, or maybe a lot of it.”

“You cannot ready, fire, aim.”

“We didn’t have a backup plan, we just learned to adjust to the plan.”

“I don’t think I’d be good on the front line where my heart might be broken every day, but let’s use the skills and talents I have and help out on her finances.”

“If you work in a non-profit, it’s because your heart’s in the mission, and that’s what makes everything else worthwhile.”

The Daily Dose:

https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Text NEVERSETTLE to 44222

Guest Links:

United Way of the Midlands Website - http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/

Dr.]]>
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010 John Lee Dumas – Why Productivity, Discipline and Focus Guarantee Your Success https://www.thejoblab.com/010-john-lee-dumas/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:01:58 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4421 John Lee Dumas (JLD) is an entrepreneur and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with more than 2,000 episodes spent interviewing successful business leaders. On today's episode, JLD shares his key takeaways from those conversations and what he's learned from his own personal experiences that can help you advance your career. In our discussion John shares his story. From transitioning into civilian life after his time in the U.S. military, to his experiences in corporate America, his time in law school, and his decision to break out on his own. He also distills what he’s learned from the many successful people he’s interviewed that can help you grow your own career regardless of your personal goals. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:30) - JLD describes moving from military to civilian life and his surprise at the difference in attitude and work ethic between the two. (4:16) - Why JLD found the corporate world inhibiting and what spurred him to take his daring career leap. (5:21) - JLD’s advice for his younger self and the importance of perpetual self-awareness. (6:58) - His pointers for career-minded millennials and why they should consider shadowing professionals in the careers they want. (8:44) - The trick: finding your focus. (9:35) - Falling into the trap of “being productive in the wrong way.” TWEETABLES: “You worked hard because you wanted to work hard, ‘cause it could be a matter of life or death.” “If you didn’t train sufficiently, you might die when it came down to it.” “People... for the most part, had a different interpretation about what it meant to work hard.” “Give yourself time to become self-aware and check in, and give yourself time to actually think about ‘Hey, is my life actually going in the right direction?’” “Decide what you want, have a spark of interest. And then go actually see if that spark turns into a flame in the real world." “Every entrepreneur that I’ve interviewed is crappy at a lot of things... but they’re great at one thing, and they’ve identified that one thing and they’ve focused.” Guest Links: JLD’s Website - https://www.eofire.com JLD on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/johnleedumas The Daily Dose: Web: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose  Text: "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222 Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com   John Lee Dumas (JLD) is an entrepreneur and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with more than 2,000 episodes spent interviewing successful business leaders.

On today’s episode, JLD shares his key takeaways from those conversations and what he’s learned from his own personal experiences that can help you advance your career.John Lee Dumas

In our discussion John shares his story. From transitioning into civilian life after his time in the U.S. military, to his experiences in corporate America, his time in law school, and his decision to break out on his own. He also distills what he’s learned from the many successful people he’s interviewed that can help you grow your own career regardless of your personal goals.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:30) – JLD describes moving from military to civilian life and his surprise at the difference in attitude and work ethic between the two.

(4:16) – Why JLD found the corporate world inhibiting and what spurred him to take his daring career leap.

(5:21) – JLD’s advice for his younger self and the importance of perpetual self-awareness.

(6:58) – His pointers for career-minded millennials and why they should consider shadowing professionals in the careers they want.

(8:44) – The trick: finding your focus.

(9:35) – Falling into the trap of “being productive in the wrong way.”

TWEETABLES:

“You worked hard because you wanted to work hard, ‘cause it could be a matter of life or death.”

“If you didn’t train sufficiently, you might die when it came down to it.”

“People… for the most part, had a different interpretation about what it meant to work hard.”

“Give yourself time to become self-aware and check in, and give yourself time to actually think about ‘Hey, is my life actually going in the right direction?’”

“Decide what you want, have a spark of interest. And then go actually see if that spark turns into a flame in the real world.”

“Every entrepreneur that I’ve interviewed is crappy at a lot of things… but they’re great at one thing, and they’ve identified that one thing and they’ve focused.”

Guest Links:

JLD’s Website – https://www.eofire.com

JLD on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/johnleedumas

The Daily Dose:

Web: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose 

Text: “NEVERSETTLE” to 44222

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

 

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John Lee Dumas (JLD) is an entrepreneur and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with more than 2,000 episodes spent interviewing successful business leaders. - On today's episode, JLD shares his key takeaways from those conversatio...
On today's episode, JLD shares his key takeaways from those conversations and what he's learned from his own personal experiences that can help you advance your career.

In our discussion John shares his story. From transitioning into civilian life after his time in the U.S. military, to his experiences in corporate America, his time in law school, and his decision to break out on his own. He also distills what he’s learned from the many successful people he’s interviewed that can help you grow your own career regardless of your personal goals.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:30) - JLD describes moving from military to civilian life and his surprise at the difference in attitude and work ethic between the two.

(4:16) - Why JLD found the corporate world inhibiting and what spurred him to take his daring career leap.

(5:21) - JLD’s advice for his younger self and the importance of perpetual self-awareness.

(6:58) - His pointers for career-minded millennials and why they should consider shadowing professionals in the careers they want.

(8:44) - The trick: finding your focus.

(9:35) - Falling into the trap of “being productive in the wrong way.”

TWEETABLES:

“You worked hard because you wanted to work hard, ‘cause it could be a matter of life or death.”

“If you didn’t train sufficiently, you might die when it came down to it.”

“People... for the most part, had a different interpretation about what it meant to work hard.”

“Give yourself time to become self-aware and check in, and give yourself time to actually think about ‘Hey, is my life actually going in the right direction?’”

“Decide what you want, have a spark of interest. And then go actually see if that spark turns into a flame in the real world."

“Every entrepreneur that I’ve interviewed is crappy at a lot of things... but they’re great at one thing, and they’ve identified that one thing and they’ve focused.”

Guest Links:

JLD’s Website - https://www.eofire.com

JLD on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/johnleedumas

The Daily Dose:

Web: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose 

Text: "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy

Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

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009 Grant Baldwin – Balancing Work and Family While Excelling in Your Career https://www.thejoblab.com/009-grant-baldwin-balancing-work-and-family-while-excelling-in-your-career/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:01:22 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4405 If you want to learn the secrets to balancing work and family while excelling in your career, then you need to meet Grant Baldwin! The former Bible College graduate and youth pastor, Grant is now an accomplished speaker, podcaster and entrepreneur and "just a guy trying to make a dent in the world." Most importantly, he is the father of three lovely daughters and husband to a woman he respects more than anyone else on Earth. In this episode, Grant discusses why he rolled the dice on a new career in the middle of his wife’s pregnancy, how he handles stress and guilt when work keeps him away from his family, and advises anyone who’s unhappy in their current role. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (1:32) - Grant’s knack for public speaking and how he made use of his talent at church and bible college. (3:20) - Feeling trapped by his career, making the choice to refocus his professional path while halfway through his wife’s pregnancy. (5:57) - Grant's path from youth pastor to professional speaker, transforming one skill set into another, and picking the brains of like minded professionals for guidance. (8:03) - His advice for listeners struggling with Imposter Syndrome, why having it might actually be helpful, and finding the expert within yourself. (13:49) - The guilt of mismanaging your work-life balance and learning to embrace the tension between those two parts of your life. (18:25) - How Grant transitions between his work and home life, and the way he communicates and stays connected to streamline those shifts. (22:16) - Removing the clutter from your schedule to ensure you fulfill your priorities and feel good doing so. (27:57) - Dealing with the reality of falling behind, and learning to strategically say "No." (29:00) - Grant remembers confronting his old boss about the pace he had to work at—and how it paid off! (32:20) - The lesson Grant wishes his old boss had learned and how he implements it for his own employees. (39:00) - A parting, emphatic word of advice on the necessity of taking action to improve your situation. TWEETABLES: "Knowing that [my wife] supports me and that she believes in me is massively, massively valuable to me." "Oftentimes expertise is found in the eye of the beholder and not necessarily in how you view yourself... Other people are finding value in what it is you're teaching and sharing." "There's no need to fill time for the sake of filling the time." "Knowing what those main objectives are makes it a lot simpler to then now what I need to focus on on a quarterly, weekly and daily basis." "Business opportunities will come and go but my wife has one husband, and my kids have one dad." "Be willing to say no so that you can say yes to the right things." "You still have a choice. You still get to decide if you want to keep working for them or if you want to take your talents and go elsewhere." "If you don't like something about where you're at or what's going on, then do something! Fix it!" RESOURCES: Guest Links: Grant Baldwin Website - https://www.thespeakerlab.com Grant’s Wife (Sheila’s) Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shetravelswithkids/ The Daily Dose: Text "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222 OR Click https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose Sponsor’s Link: Mid-America Careers - https://www.midamericacareers.com   Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy   Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 If you want to learn the secrets to balancing work and family while excelling in your career, then you need to meet Grant Baldwin! The former Bible College graduate and youth pastor, Grant is now an accomplished speaker, podcaster and entrepreneur and “just a guy trying to make a dent in the world.” Most importantly, he is the father of three lovely daughters and husband to a woman he respects more than anyone else on Earth.

In this episode, Grant discusses why he rolled the dice on a new career in the middle of his wife’s pregnancy, how he handles stress and guilt when work keeps him away from his family, and advises anyone who’s unhappy in their current role.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(1:32) – Grant’s knack for public speaking and how he made use of his talent at church and bible college.

(3:20) – Feeling trapped by his career, making the choice to refocus his professional path while halfway through his wife’s pregnancy.

(5:57) – Grant’s path from youth pastor to professional speaker, transforming one skill set into another, and picking the brains of like minded professionals for guidance.

(8:03) – His advice for listeners struggling with Imposter Syndrome, why having it might actually be helpful, and finding the expert within yourself.

(13:49) – The guilt of mismanaging your work-life balance and learning to embrace the tension between those two parts of your life.

(18:25) – How Grant transitions between his work and home life, and the way he communicates and stays connected to streamline those shifts.

(22:16) – Removing the clutter from your schedule to ensure you fulfill your priorities and feel good doing so.

(27:57) – Dealing with the reality of falling behind, and learning to strategically say “No.”

(29:00) – Grant remembers confronting his old boss about the pace he had to work at—and how it paid off!

(32:20) – The lesson Grant wishes his old boss had learned and how he implements it for his own employees.

(39:00) – A parting, emphatic word of advice on the necessity of taking action to improve your situation.

TWEETABLES:

“Knowing that [my wife] supports me and that she believes in me is massively, massively valuable to me.”

“Oftentimes expertise is found in the eye of the beholder and not necessarily in how you view yourself… Other people are finding value in what it is you’re teaching and sharing.”

“There’s no need to fill time for the sake of filling the time.”

“Knowing what those main objectives are makes it a lot simpler to then now what I need to focus on on a quarterly, weekly and daily basis.”

“Business opportunities will come and go but my wife has one husband, and my kids have one dad.”

“Be willing to say no so that you can say yes to the right things.”

“You still have a choice. You still get to decide if you want to keep working for them or if you want to take your talents and go elsewhere.”

“If you don’t like something about where you’re at or what’s going on, then do something! Fix it!”

RESOURCES:

Guest Links:

Grant Baldwin Website – https://www.thespeakerlab.com

Grant’s Wife (Sheila’s) Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shetravelswithkids/

The Daily Dose:

Text “NEVERSETTLE” to 44222

OR

Click https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link:

Mid-America Careers – https://www.midamericacareers.com  

Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab  

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast

Follow Nick Murphy on Social:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy  

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84

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If you want to learn the secrets to balancing work and family while excelling in your career, then you need to meet Grant Baldwin! The former Bible College graduate and youth pastor, Grant is now an accomplished speaker,
In this episode, Grant discusses why he rolled the dice on a new career in the middle of his wife’s pregnancy, how he handles stress and guilt when work keeps him away from his family, and advises anyone who’s unhappy in their current role.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(1:32) - Grant’s knack for public speaking and how he made use of his talent at church and bible college.

(3:20) - Feeling trapped by his career, making the choice to refocus his professional path while halfway through his wife’s pregnancy.

(5:57) - Grant's path from youth pastor to professional speaker, transforming one skill set into another, and picking the brains of like minded professionals for guidance.

(8:03) - His advice for listeners struggling with Imposter Syndrome, why having it might actually be helpful, and finding the expert within yourself.

(13:49) - The guilt of mismanaging your work-life balance and learning to embrace the tension between those two parts of your life.

(18:25) - How Grant transitions between his work and home life, and the way he communicates and stays connected to streamline those shifts.

(22:16) - Removing the clutter from your schedule to ensure you fulfill your priorities and feel good doing so.

(27:57) - Dealing with the reality of falling behind, and learning to strategically say "No."

(29:00) - Grant remembers confronting his old boss about the pace he had to work at—and how it paid off!

(32:20) - The lesson Grant wishes his old boss had learned and how he implements it for his own employees.

(39:00) - A parting, emphatic word of advice on the necessity of taking action to improve your situation.

TWEETABLES:

"Knowing that [my wife] supports me and that she believes in me is massively, massively valuable to me."

"Oftentimes expertise is found in the eye of the beholder and not necessarily in how you view yourself... Other people are finding value in what it is you're teaching and sharing."

"There's no need to fill time for the sake of filling the time."

"Knowing what those main objectives are makes it a lot simpler to then now what I need to focus on on a quarterly, weekly and daily basis."

"Business opportunities will come and go but my wife has one husband, and my kids have one dad."

"Be willing to say no so that you can say yes to the right things."

"You still have a choice. You still get to decide if you want to keep working for them or if you want to take your talents and go elsewhere."

"If you don't like something about where you're at or what's going on, then do something! Fix it!"

RESOURCES:

Guest Links:

Grant Baldwin Website - https://www.thespeakerlab.com

Grant’s Wife (Sheila’s) Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shetravelswithkids/

The Daily Dose:

Text "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222

OR

Click https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link:

Mid-America Careers - https://www.midamericacareers.com  

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008 Mark Asher – Reinventing Your Career After an Unexpected Layoff https://www.thejoblab.com/008-mark-asher-reinventing-your-career-after-a-unexpected-layoff/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:01:12 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4393 In this week's episode, Mark shares the keys to reinventing your career after an unexpected layoff. The reality is that sometimes things just don’t work out. Whether due to layoffs,  restructuring or even an injury, a well-planned and fulfilling career can come to an end in an instant. How do we recover from these shake-ups and take a much-needed turn when a brick wall is thrown in our path? Mark Asher was once the co-host of Gambo and Ash, the longest-running sports talk radio show in the history of Arizona. After a major and unexpected shakeup in his career, he is now a successful financial planner as well as a partner and co-owner of Southwest Wealth Strategies. Mark has used his position in the community to raise millions of dollars for charities, with beneficiaries including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the 100 Club of Arizona. In The Job Lab’s first face-to-face interview, Mark discusses how he was able to build his successful broadcasting career and, more importantly, how he was able to reinvent himself when that was all taken away. This deep and personal discussion delves into his career change, his fears, his positive mindset, his challenges, and of course, some great sports stories. If you’re considering changing your vocation and forging a new path, or you want to know what to do if the decision has been made for you, this episode is for you. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (4:35) - Mark delves into the beginnings of his broadcasting career, going from high school announcements, to college radio, to a DJ at a local station. (9:28) - Mark’s surprise at being OVERqualified for the first radio station position he applied to professionally, and his month-long crusade to prove he was the right fit for the job. (13:15) - The fulfillment of recording the Gambo and Ash show, meeting sports heroes and himself becoming a hero to other sports fans. (18:20) - July 20th, 2011: The day it all changed for Mark. From the unexpected end of his radio career, to drowning his sorrows, to waking up with a clear mind, all in the span of a day. (25:25) - Why Mark saw being let go as a sign, and why he didn’t want to stick with radio regardless of the circumstances. (30:30) - The phone call that launched the second stage of Mark’s career, and why WHO he knew mattered more than WHAT he knew. (37:48) - Mark’s advice for those trying to break into a new career without the same connections he had. (43:35) - The most surprising part of Mark’s journey and the importance of the relationships you build with clients. (48:54) - Who Mark admires the most and why he values that kind of person. (53:30) - Mark’s validating conversation with former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo.   TWEETABLES: “I didn’t know what I wanted, I just knew I didn’t want to work at midnight anymore on a Saturday night. I like to have a life.” “[My radio career] is something I’ll never regret, even though it came to a screeching halt.” “I loved meeting the people who would come up to me and say ‘Dude, you make my drive home so much better.’ That’s rewarding!” “It got to the point where our show was so popular and carried so much wait, guys knew they HAD to come on.” “The one thing I never wanted to do was hang on.” “I’m doing well, and I’m building for the future, and I own it.” “Do something while you build up something else.” “Sometimes you gotta step outside that comfort zone to get to where you want to be. There’s not a lot of people in this world who are filthy rich working for someone else.” “Grinders grind.” “Don’t be afraid to set your goal higher than you think you can get.” “If you feel like you can take that chance to recreate yourself and reinvent yourself, do it.”   RESOURCES: Guest Links: Mark’s Website - http://www.southwestwealthstrategies.com/Mark-Asher.e437472.htm Mark on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-asher-703144b/   In this week's episode, Mark shares the keys to reinventing your career after an unexpected layoff. The reality is that sometimes things just don’t work out. Whether due to layoffs,  restructuring or even an injury,
Mark Asher was once the co-host of Gambo and Ash, the longest-running sports talk radio show in the history of Arizona. After a major and unexpected shakeup in his career, he is now a successful financial planner as well as a partner and co-owner of Southwest Wealth Strategies. Mark has used his position in the community to raise millions of dollars for charities, with beneficiaries including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the 100 Club of Arizona.

In The Job Lab’s first face-to-face interview, Mark discusses how he was able to build his successful broadcasting career and, more importantly, how he was able to reinvent himself when that was all taken away. This deep and personal discussion delves into his career change, his fears, his positive mindset, his challenges, and of course, some great sports stories. If you’re considering changing your vocation and forging a new path, or you want to know what to do if the decision has been made for you, this episode is for you.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(4:35) - Mark delves into the beginnings of his broadcasting career, going from high school announcements, to college radio, to a DJ at a local station.

(9:28) - Mark’s surprise at being OVERqualified for the first radio station position he applied to professionally, and his month-long crusade to prove he was the right fit for the job.

(13:15) - The fulfillment of recording the Gambo and Ash show, meeting sports heroes and himself becoming a hero to other sports fans.

(18:20) - July 20th, 2011: The day it all changed for Mark. From the unexpected end of his radio career, to drowning his sorrows, to waking up with a clear mind, all in the span of a day.

(25:25) - Why Mark saw being let go as a sign, and why he didn’t want to stick with radio regardless of the circumstances.

(30:30) - The phone call that launched the second stage of Mark’s career, and why WHO he knew mattered more than WHAT he knew.

(37:48) - Mark’s advice for those trying to break into a new career without the same connections he had.

(43:35) - The most surprising part of Mark’s journey and the importance of the relationships you build with clients.

(48:54) - Who Mark admires the most and why he values that kind of person.

(53:30) - Mark’s validating conversation with former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo.

 

TWEETABLES:

“I didn’t know what I wanted, I just knew I didn’t want to work at midnight anymore on a Saturday night. I like to have a life.”

“[My radio career] is something I’ll never regret, even though it came to a screeching halt.”

“I loved meeting the people who would come up to me and say ‘Dude, you make my drive home so much better.’ That’s rewarding!”

“It got to the point where our show was so popular and carried so much wait, guys knew they HAD to come on.”

“The one thing I never wanted to do was hang on.”

“I’m doing well, and I’m building for the future, and I own it.”

“Do something while you build up something else.”

“Sometimes you gotta step outside that comfort zone to get to where you want to be. There’s not a lot of people in this world who are filthy rich working for someone else.”

“Grinders grind.”

“Don’t be afraid to set your goal higher than you think you can get.]]>
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007 Amy Slater – Use M.A.G.I.C. to Create a Personal Brand that Pops https://www.thejoblab.com/007-amy-slater-use-m-a-g-i-c-to-create-a-personal-brand-that-pops/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:01:52 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4294 Crafting a compelling and powerful personal brand is critical to manifesting professional success. While a well-crafted resume is good at listing your experience and qualifications that tell employers the story of your work history, there's a limit as to how well it can communicate the story of who are and what you can bring to the workplace.  Amy Slater is a VP of Inside Sales for cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks, with over 25 years of leadership and local sales experience and a passion for empowering people to get extraordinary results and boost revenue. She's been named one of the Top 100 Sales Operations and Sales Enablement leaders, she's also a published author and a frequent speaker at major leadership conferences around the country. Amy is fascinated by the concept of personal branding, and in this episode she shares her own magic formula - the M.A.G.I.C. system - for creating, growing and enhancing your personal brand to get more of what you want out of your career.   THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (3:15) - Amy relates her time at Cisco and how her interest in personal branding began. (5:10) - The mistake of viewing brand as something outside of oneself, and some of Amy's tips. (7:20) - Inheriting a brand as an incoming leader and ways you can authentically bring it into the future. (9:20) - Using your personal brand to compensate for the on-paper qualifications you may lack. (13:15) - Amy breaks down her M.A.G.I.C. system of building a personal brand. (14:40) - M(essage): what kind of story is your work history and job performance telling? (19:05) - A(uthenticity): establishing trust by living the image you want to project. (21:10) - G(row your network): expanding your name and reputation outside of your immediate bubble. (23:45) - I(mpressions): how will people feel about you the moment you step out of the room? (26:00) - C(onsistency): sticking to your brand in every area of life and leading by example. (28:50) - Are you networking passively or actively? How do you make a better impression on those you want to connect with? (34:00) - Some of the lasting effects Amy is benefiting from thanks to her personal brand. TWEETABLES: "Your brand is what people say about you when you aren't in the room." "A brand isn't what we think it is; it's what everybody else thinks it is." "If you're not pulling out the good, you may as well just kiss that goodbye." "The more and more I get on in my career, I realize it's about who you are, not so much what you've done." "If you're looking for a job, if you're looking for anything, tell somebody!" RESOURCES: THE DAILY DOSE - Text "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222 The M.A.G.I.C. Formula - https://www.thejoblab.com/e7download Guest Links: Amy Slater Website - https://www.amyvslater.com/ Amy Slater LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyslater Sponsor’s Link: Mid-America Careers - https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 Crafting a compelling and powerful personal brand is critical to manifesting professional success. While a well-crafted resume is good at listing your experience and qualifications that tell employers the story of your work history, Amy Slater is a VP of Inside Sales for cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks, with over 25 years of leadership and local sales experience and a passion for empowering people to get extraordinary results and boost revenue. She's been named one of the Top 100 Sales Operations and Sales Enablement leaders, she's also a published author and a frequent speaker at major leadership conferences around the country.
Amy is fascinated by the concept of personal branding, and in this episode she shares her own magic formula - the M.A.G.I.C. system - for creating, growing and enhancing your personal brand to get more of what you want out of your career.
 
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
(3:15) - Amy relates her time at Cisco and how her interest in personal branding began.
(5:10) - The mistake of viewing brand as something outside of oneself, and some of Amy's tips.
(7:20) - Inheriting a brand as an incoming leader and ways you can authentically bring it into the future.
(9:20) - Using your personal brand to compensate for the on-paper qualifications you may lack.
(13:15) - Amy breaks down her M.A.G.I.C. system of building a personal brand.
(14:40) - M(essage): what kind of story is your work history and job performance telling?
(19:05) - A(uthenticity): establishing trust by living the image you want to project.
(21:10) - G(row your network): expanding your name and reputation outside of your immediate bubble.
(23:45) - I(mpressions): how will people feel about you the moment you step out of the room?
(26:00) - C(onsistency): sticking to your brand in every area of life and leading by example.
(28:50) - Are you networking passively or actively? How do you make a better impression on those you want to connect with?
(34:00) - Some of the lasting effects Amy is benefiting from thanks to her personal brand.
TWEETABLES:
"Your brand is what people say about you when you aren't in the room."
"A brand isn't what we think it is; it's what everybody else thinks it is."
"If you're not pulling out the good, you may as well just kiss that goodbye."
"The more and more I get on in my career, I realize it's about who you are, not so much what you've done."
"If you're looking for a job, if you're looking for anything, tell somebody!"
RESOURCES:
THE DAILY DOSE - Text "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222
The M.A.G.I.C. Formula - https://www.thejoblab.com/e7download
Guest Links:
Amy Slater Website - https://www.amyvslater.com/
Amy Slater LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyslater
Sponsor’s Link:
Mid-America Careers - https://www.midamericacareers.com
Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social
Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast
Follow Nick Murphy on Social:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy
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006 Morgan Field – The 3 Keys to Corporate (and Life) Success https://www.thejoblab.com/006-morgan-field-the-3-keys-to-corporate-and-life-success/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:01:53 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4278 In this week's episode, Morgan Field shares the 3 keys to corporate (and life) success. In our conversation we uncover why focus, curiosity and authenticity are some of the critical traits shared by people who are succeeding in their careers and lives. Through the stories that Morgan shares about her early years as a professional, her climb up the corporate ladder and her eventual decision to walk away from a lucrative career, we learn some great lessons that we can apply to our careers in the corporate world. Morgan Field is a corporate rock star-turned-entrepreneur and life coach - and a badass lady to boot! She's an expert on self-love, confidence, happiness and empowerment, helping people wake up to a life beyond their wildest dreams. Her business is currently operating in eight different countries and counting. In our discussion with Morgan, she talks about what made her such a force to be reckoned with in the corporate world and shares her secrets for climbing the corporate ladder quickly and easily. We also asked Morgan what made her realize it was time to move away from the corporate world and what skills she's developed that have enabled her to earn a six figure income AND become the best-selling author of "Epic Sexy You" in less than two years. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (2:30) - Morgan gets into what she does in her work, why she loves doing it, and the kind of freedom she values. (4:30) - Morgan's academic history, why she actually didn't want to go to school in the first place, and her early career struggles. (8:35) - What enabled her success climbing the corporate ladder and tips you can take away from her experience. (13:45) - The most rewarding experience that Morgan took away from her corporate career. (18:40) - Morgan's "Office Space moment" - the epiphany that pushed her toward the next stage of her career. (25:30) - Why you should take a step back and re-evaluate your definition of success. (26:50) - How Morgan overcame her fears and shook up her career, and her tips for facing your own anxieties. (29:40) - Pushing back when other people are pushing back against your choices. (34:30) - "Working backwards," giving yourself permission, and some of Morgan's other secrets to success. (37:45) - Morgan's vision for her coaching program and not being afraid to start strong. (42:15) - The inspiration we can find from children. TWEETABLES: "I basically created a life that I absolutely love and figured out how to get paid doing what I love." "Be so good they can't ignore you." "Every single thing we do prepares us for every single thing we will do." "Success now, to me... it's the amount of time I get to spend loving being me." "There's definitely more to life than chasing this title, chasing this position, chasing this next ring on the ladder." "As we chase our dreams, the people in our inner circle don't always respond the way we would expect them to." RESOURCES: Guest Links: Morgan Field Website - https://www.epicsexyyou.com Morgan's Book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Sexy-You-Limits-Rules/dp/0997222425 Morgan Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/epicsexyyou Morgan Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/epicsexyyou Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 In this week's episode, Morgan Field shares the 3 keys to corporate (and life) success. In our conversation we uncover why focus, curiosity and authenticity are some of the critical traits shared by people who are succeeding in their careers and lives.... Morgan Field is a corporate rock star-turned-entrepreneur and life coach - and a badass lady to boot! She's an expert on self-love, confidence, happiness and empowerment, helping people wake up to a life beyond their wildest dreams. Her business is currently operating in eight different countries and counting.

In our discussion with Morgan, she talks about what made her such a force to be reckoned with in the corporate world and shares her secrets for climbing the corporate ladder quickly and easily. We also asked Morgan what made her realize it was time to move away from the corporate world and what skills she's developed that have enabled her to earn a six figure income AND become the best-selling author of "Epic Sexy You" in less than two years.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
(2:30) - Morgan gets into what she does in her work, why she loves doing it, and the kind of freedom she values.
(4:30) - Morgan's academic history, why she actually didn't want to go to school in the first place, and her early career struggles.
(8:35) - What enabled her success climbing the corporate ladder and tips you can take away from her experience.
(13:45) - The most rewarding experience that Morgan took away from her corporate career.
(18:40) - Morgan's "Office Space moment" - the epiphany that pushed her toward the next stage of her career.
(25:30) - Why you should take a step back and re-evaluate your definition of success.
(26:50) - How Morgan overcame her fears and shook up her career, and her tips for facing your own anxieties.
(29:40) - Pushing back when other people are pushing back against your choices.
(34:30) - "Working backwards," giving yourself permission, and some of Morgan's other secrets to success.
(37:45) - Morgan's vision for her coaching program and not being afraid to start strong.
(42:15) - The inspiration we can find from children.
TWEETABLES:
"I basically created a life that I absolutely love and figured out how to get paid doing what I love."
"Be so good they can't ignore you."
"Every single thing we do prepares us for every single thing we will do."
"Success now, to me... it's the amount of time I get to spend loving being me."
"There's definitely more to life than chasing this title, chasing this position, chasing this next ring on the ladder."
"As we chase our dreams, the people in our inner circle don't always respond the way we would expect them to."
RESOURCES:
Guest Links:
Morgan Field Website - https://www.epicsexyyou.com
Morgan's Book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Sexy-You-Limits-Rules/dp/0997222425
Morgan Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/epicsexyyou
Morgan Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/epicsexyyou
Sponsor's Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com
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Nick Murphy clean 46:59
005 Elly Johnson – Truth, Lies, and Deception in the Workplace https://www.thejoblab.com/e005-elly-johnson-truth-lies-and-deception-in-the-workplace/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:01:50 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4255 This week’s show is all about Truth, Lies, and Deception in the Workplace. Sounds dramatic, I know. But when we stop to think about it, every career decision we make is based on what we believe to be true about our company, our career path, our skill set, our growth potential, our compensation, our boss… the list goes on. When all of the critical decisions we make in our jobs are based on our perception, what happens when people start telling lies? White lies, half truths, blatant misrepresentations… they all have the power to fundamentally change our reality and thus alter our decisions, and potentially our careers themselves. Elly Johnson is an expert in truth dilemmas and the Founder and Managing Director of TruthAbility. Elly began her fascination with eliciting the truth as a rookie police officer at the age of 22. Her professional and personal experiences highlighted the gap in awareness for knowing how to encourage more truth from others, accurately read behavior and spot signs of deception early on. In our conversation, we dive deep into how not being truthful can really get in our way at work and in our lives. We tackle how to answer that big question, "Why'd you leave your last job?" when it may not have been under the best of circumstances. Finally, we talk about how to handle gaps in employment, and Elly points out the behavior to look for to know when you're being BS’d by your boss, a client, a sales rep, or in a job interview. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (0:55) - Nick introduces The Daily Dose, an email newsletter that offers career hints and pointers every day. (2:25) - Elly describes how she made the jump from being a police officer to becoming the head of TruthAbility (3:30) - Elly defines "Truth Dilemma" and how it applies to our lives at work. (4:45) - How to tackle the delicate interview topic of "Why did you leave your last job?" and how to overcome your fear of telling the truth. (10:15) - The best way to address a gap in employment on your resume and during the interview. (14:45) - Questions you can ask in an interview to pull yourself out of a tailspin. (18:10) - Elly shares her story about a friend who tried faking a qualification (20:50) - How we can tell when a boss or client isn't being honest with you. (24:30) - Tactics you can use to encourage a manager or colleague to be more truthful. TWEETABLES: "People have so much of a challenge with the truth, but everybody wants it, everybody gets upset if they don't get the truth." "The more you lie in those sorts of situations, the more you can get yourself in a tangleóand you can come unstuck very quickly!" "Being authentic and being transparent and being honest and being truthful can be really refreshing for the person on the receiving end." "You might never get caught... but you still have to carry the knowledge that you got that job on false pretenses." "Stop procrastinating and get the hard stuff done first." "We demand more truth, but do we give truth? And what do we need to do to increase that in our world?" RESOURCES: THE DAILY DOSE - Text "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222 Guest Links: Elly Johnson Website - https://www.ellyjohnson.com TruthAbililty Website - https://www.truthability.com Elly’s Free Gift for Listeners - https://www.thejoblab.com/e5download Elly on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/elly-johnson-256b491 Sponsor’s Link: Mid-America Careers - https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: Nick on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy Nick on Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 This week’s show is all about Truth, Lies, and Deception in the Workplace. Sounds dramatic, I know. But when we stop to think about it, every career decision we make is based on what we believe to be true about our company, our career path, When all of the critical decisions we make in our jobs are based on our perception, what happens when people start telling lies? White lies, half truths, blatant misrepresentations… they all have the power to fundamentally change our reality and thus alter our decisions, and potentially our careers themselves.
Elly Johnson is an expert in truth dilemmas and the Founder and Managing Director of TruthAbility. Elly began her fascination with eliciting the truth as a rookie police officer at the age of 22. Her professional and personal experiences highlighted the gap in awareness for knowing how to encourage more truth from others, accurately read behavior and spot signs of deception early on.
In our conversation, we dive deep into how not being truthful can really get in our way at work and in our lives. We tackle how to answer that big question, "Why'd you leave your last job?" when it may not have been under the best of circumstances. Finally, we talk about how to handle gaps in employment, and Elly points out the behavior to look for to know when you're being BS’d by your boss, a client, a sales rep, or in a job interview.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
(0:55) - Nick introduces The Daily Dose, an email newsletter that offers career hints and pointers every day.
(2:25) - Elly describes how she made the jump from being a police officer to becoming the head of TruthAbility
(3:30) - Elly defines "Truth Dilemma" and how it applies to our lives at work.
(4:45) - How to tackle the delicate interview topic of "Why did you leave your last job?" and how to overcome your fear of telling the truth.
(10:15) - The best way to address a gap in employment on your resume and during the interview.
(14:45) - Questions you can ask in an interview to pull yourself out of a tailspin.
(18:10) - Elly shares her story about a friend who tried faking a qualification
(20:50) - How we can tell when a boss or client isn't being honest with you.
(24:30) - Tactics you can use to encourage a manager or colleague to be more truthful.
TWEETABLES:
"People have so much of a challenge with the truth, but everybody wants it, everybody gets upset if they don't get the truth."
"The more you lie in those sorts of situations, the more you can get yourself in a tangleóand you can come unstuck very quickly!"
"Being authentic and being transparent and being honest and being truthful can be really refreshing for the person on the receiving end."
"You might never get caught... but you still have to carry the knowledge that you got that job on false pretenses."
"Stop procrastinating and get the hard stuff done first."
"We demand more truth, but do we give truth? And what do we need to do to increase that in our world?"
RESOURCES:
THE DAILY DOSE - Text "NEVERSETTLE" to 44222
Guest Links:
Elly Johnson Website - 
https://www.ellyjohnson.com
TruthAbililty Website - https://www.truthability.com
Elly’s Free Gift for Listeners - https://www.thejoblab.com/e5download
Elly on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/elly-johnson-256b491
Sponsor’s Link:
Mid-America Careers - https://www.midamericacareers.com
Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social
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Nick Murphy clean 31:33 004 Julie Bauke – Three Keys to a Successful Job Search https://www.thejoblab.com/e004-julie-bauke-three-keys-to-a-successful-job-search/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:01:57 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4234 These days it's pretty easy to apply to jobs, but not nearly as simple to land the job you want most. As today's guest explains, there are three keys to a successful job search. Let's say you're looking to change your career. Maybe you're thinking of quitting, perhaps you've been laid off, or you've just decided that eventually you need to move on and find your passion. When the time comes to get serious about finding something new, you'll probably be tempted to take the shotgun approach: Apply to several jobs and call up your connections to see who they know that's hiring. Before you do that, however, take a listen to what a seasoned career coach says are the most common black holes and dead ends you're likely to encounter on the job hunt. My guest, Julie Bauke is an executive career coach who has spent more than two decades helping people navigate career changes and orchestrate successful job-change roadmaps. In our conversation with Julie, we discuss three of the most common job search mistakes and how you can avoid them. In our conversation, Julie also highlights the importance of having a plan before you begin searching for a job and we dive deep into three of the most common errors she has seen people make over the course of her long career.  THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE: (2:15) - How Julie's position in human resources shaped her approach to her current role as an executive career coach. (5:45) - Julie discusses her book, how she came up with its unique title, and what pushed her to write it. (7:30) - The first mistake people commonly make on their job search, and what questions you should be prepared to answer. (13:00) - The second most common mistake, and why you need to put yourself front and center during your job search. (18:40) - Overcoming our fear of saying no and learning to establish our personal profile and career preferences. (20:15) - How to take advantage of these strategies even if you plan on staying at your current job. (22:25) - The third most common mistake, and why relying solely on technology isn't enough when job searching. (22:30) - Why we misunderstand recruiters, their skills, and their role. (30:00) - Why Julie deeply admires the women's movement of the 1970s. TWEETABLES: "We give them the path, the strategy and the support to get from here to where they're trying to go." "You can make [your job search] less painful if you do it right. It's like anything else!" "You are a different person professionally, and personally too, than you were five years ago, ten years ago and certainly fifteen years ago." "Getting really clear on who you are and what you want is absolutely critical." "People hire people. They don't hire attachments, downloads or pieces of paper." "You need to take control of your career in a way that shows you understand that you own it." RESOURCES: Guest Links: Julie Bauke Website: https://thebaukegroup.com/ Julie’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/e4download Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 These days it's pretty easy to apply to jobs, but not nearly as simple to land the job you want most. As today's guest explains, there are three keys to a successful job search. - Let's say you're looking to change your career.
Let's say you're looking to change your career. Maybe you're thinking of quitting, perhaps you've been laid off, or you've just decided that eventually you need to move on and find your passion. When the time comes to get serious about finding something new, you'll probably be tempted to take the shotgun approach: Apply to several jobs and call up your connections to see who they know that's hiring. Before you do that, however, take a listen to what a seasoned career coach says are the most common black holes and dead ends you're likely to encounter on the job hunt.
My guest, Julie Bauke is an executive career coach who has spent more than two decades helping people navigate career changes and orchestrate successful job-change roadmaps. In our conversation with Julie, we discuss three of the most common job search mistakes and how you can avoid them.
In our conversation, Julie also highlights the importance of having a plan before you begin searching for a job and we dive deep into three of the most common errors she has seen people make over the course of her long career. 
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:
(2:15) - How Julie's position in human resources shaped her approach to her current role as an executive career coach.
(5:45) - Julie discusses her book, how she came up with its unique title, and what pushed her to write it.
(7:30) - The first mistake people commonly make on their job search, and what questions you should be prepared to answer.
(13:00) - The second most common mistake, and why you need to put yourself front and center during your job search.
(18:40) - Overcoming our fear of saying no and learning to establish our personal profile and career preferences.
(20:15) - How to take advantage of these strategies even if you plan on staying at your current job.
(22:25) - The third most common mistake, and why relying solely on technology isn't enough when job searching.
(22:30) - Why we misunderstand recruiters, their skills, and their role.
(30:00) - Why Julie deeply admires the women's movement of the 1970s.
TWEETABLES:
"We give them the path, the strategy and the support to get from here to where they're trying to go."
"You can make [your job search] less painful if you do it right. It's like anything else!"
"You are a different person professionally, and personally too, than you were five years ago, ten years ago and certainly fifteen years ago."
"Getting really clear on who you are and what you want is absolutely critical."
"People hire people. They don't hire attachments, downloads or pieces of paper."
"You need to take control of your career in a way that shows you understand that you own it."
RESOURCES:
Guest Links:
Julie Bauke Website: https://thebaukegroup.com/
Julie’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/e4download
Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com
Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social
https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab
https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast
https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/
https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast
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clean 36:01
003 Melissa Hereford – How to Ask For, and Get, What You Want at Work https://www.thejoblab.com/how-to-ask-for-what-you-want-at-work/ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:01:15 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4218 Negotiation is a critical skill. We all know it, and many of the most powerful people in the world have mastered this art. However, the fear of rejection can be a powerful deterrent that holds us back from asking for what we want in our careers. But what if there was a way to break down that anxiety bit by bit until we have the confidence to take that necessary risk? Today’s guest has a solution. Melissa Hereford has more than 22 years experience teaching people how to become better negotiators. Throughout her career and in her workshop "Negotiate with Confidence," she's trained huge international companies and has also worked as a one-on-one coach. She has a deep understanding of what it's like to work within a variety of industries, and a grasp on how to take even the most timid employee and help turn them into world-class negotiators. In this episode, Melissa teaches us how to uncover and identify new opportunities and how to effectively and positively ask for more of what you want at work.  By the time this episode wraps, you'll no longer think that "negotiate" is a scary word. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (2:55) - Melissa shares the insights she gained from her early work, namely the human components of negotiation and rejection. (3:55) - Melissa describes how negotiation factors into so much of our personal and professional lives. (5:57) - How to make rejection feel less scary and personal than it usually does. (7:45) - The small, gradual ways you can introduce bargaining into your day-to-day work conversations. (10:20) - Why millennials might have a natural inclination toward negotiation. (12:08) - The benefit of reframing negotiation as curiosity, and how to adjust your choice of words to tilt that scales in your favor. (14:50) - How can employers be prepared for negotiation? And why should they want to embrace it? (20:00) - Why should you care to become a better negotiator? Melissa shares the most common benefits she's seen from being good at negotiating at work. (23:20) - An exercise you can use to identify, gauge and interrogate your fears. (27:00) - Turning your fears into habits you can change. TWEETABLES: "Negotiation really encompasses so much of our human experience: how we interact with one another, how we talk to one another." "We really identify with who we are through the lens of our professional personality; what we do defines us so much as a human." "Curiosity in general is down. We're not asking questions around the tough things." "Even these tiny, little baby steps forward, you will find that they will start to open up the world for you." EPISODE RESOURCES: Guest Links: Melissa Hereford Website: http://www.melissahereford.com/ “What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection” YouTube Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZXgApsPCQ Melissa’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/e3download Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social: https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 Negotiation is a critical skill. We all know it, and many of the most powerful people in the world have mastered this art. However, the fear of rejection can be a powerful deterrent that holds us back from asking for what we want in our careers. Melissa Hereford has more than 22 years experience teaching people how to become better negotiators. Throughout her career and in her workshop "Negotiate with Confidence," she's trained huge international companies and has also worked as a one-on-one coach. She has a deep understanding of what it's like to work within a variety of industries, and a grasp on how to take even the most timid employee and help turn them into world-class negotiators.



In this
episode, Melissa teaches us how to uncover and identify new opportunities and how to effectively and positively ask for more of what you want at work.  By the time this episode wraps, you'll no longer think that "negotiate" is a scary word.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
(2:55) - Melissa shares the insights she gained from her early work, namely the human components of negotiation and rejection.
(3:55) - Melissa describes how negotiation factors into so much of our personal and professional lives.
(5:57) - How to make rejection feel less scary and personal than it usually does.
(7:45) - The small, gradual ways you can introduce bargaining into your day-to-day work conversations.
(10:20) - Why millennials might have a natural inclination toward negotiation.
(12:08) - The benefit of reframing negotiation as curiosity, and how to adjust your choice of words to tilt that scales in your favor.
(14:50) - How can employers be prepared for negotiation? And why should they want to embrace it?
(20:00) - Why should you care to become a better negotiator? Melissa shares the most common benefits she's seen from being good at negotiating at work.
(23:20) - An exercise you can use to identify, gauge and interrogate your fears.
(27:00) - Turning your fears into habits you can change.
TWEETABLES:
"Negotiation really encompasses so much of our human experience: how we interact with one another, how we talk to one another."
"We really identify with who we are through the lens of our professional personality; what we do defines us so much as a human."
"Curiosity in general is down. We're not asking questions around the tough things."
"Even these tiny, little baby steps forward, you will find that they will start to open up the world for you."
EPISODE RESOURCES:
Guest Links:
Melissa Hereford Website: http://www.melissahereford.com/
“What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection” YouTube Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZXgApsPCQ
Melissa’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/e3download
Sponsor’s Link:
https://www.midamericacareers.com
Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social:
https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab
https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast
https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast
https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast
Follow Nick Murphy on Social:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy
https://www.twitter.]]>
Nick Murphy clean 30:37 002 John Staup – How to Spot Red Flags Before Accepting a Job https://www.thejoblab.com/002-john-staup-how-to-spot-red-flags-before-accepting-a-job/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:01:49 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4136 Which red flags should you look out for before you accept your next job? What responsibilities do companies bear in keeping their employees engaged at work? What perspective and attitude should young professionals have when entering the workforce or joining a new company? This second episode of The Job Lab Podcast takes a closer look at ways we can improve our careers from both sides of the employment coin. John Staup is a talent acquisition leader with more than a decade of experience hiring and training the very decision makers who often decide our fates at work. In our conversation, John gives us insight into the minds of recruiters and HR leaders. Specifically, we discuss how individual employees can make a name for themselves inside of a large company, and the steps one can take when they find themselves falling out of love with their job. Finally, we cover the difficulties companies face trying to balance technology and human interaction. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:  (4:00) - Why and how the philosphy of talent acquisition has changed over the last decade. (4:50) - How talent acquisition differs from HR in purpose and methods, and how the two departments interact. (7:00) - John discusses his recent career change and how it affected his attitude toward the way companies hire people. (10:10) - How do companies actually keep employees engaged and believing in what they do? (13:35) - The benefits of being picky with the jobs you choose. (14:55) - The red flag job-seekers need to look out for when researching companies. (17:20) - The importance of mentorship and how you can find a mentor at work. (21:10) - How to land a new job at your existing company, and how to go about putting your name out there. (28:10) - Why you shouldn't settle for an all-purpose resume. (31:00) - How can job seekers best deal with rejection? TWEETABLES: "Make sure that whatever role out there you're considering is truly representative a career move for yourself." "It is at the feet of every single person in the organization to build an environment that fosters engagement." "Dig in, do your homework, research the company, research the industry." "What separates the cream from the crop nowadays... is emotionally intelligent people." EPISODE RESOURCES: John Staup's LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstaup/ Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 Which red flags should you look out for before you accept your next job? What responsibilities do companies bear in keeping their employees engaged at work? What perspective and attitude should young professionals have when entering the workforce or jo... John Staup is a talent acquisition leader with more than a decade of experience hiring and training the very decision makers who often decide our fates at work. In our conversation, John gives us insight into the minds of recruiters and HR leaders.
Specifically, we discuss how individual employees can make a name for themselves inside of a large company, and the steps one can take when they find themselves falling out of love with their job. Finally, we cover the difficulties companies face trying to balance technology and human interaction.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: 
(4:00) - Why and how the philosphy of talent acquisition has changed over the last decade.
(4:50) - How talent acquisition differs from HR in purpose and methods, and how the two departments interact.
(7:00) - John discusses his recent career change and how it affected his attitude toward the way companies hire people.
(10:10) - How do companies actually keep employees engaged and believing in what they do?
(13:35) - The benefits of being picky with the jobs you choose.
(14:55) - The red flag job-seekers need to look out for when researching companies.
(17:20) - The importance of mentorship and how you can find a mentor at work.
(21:10) - How to land a new job at your existing company, and how to go about putting your name out there.
(28:10) - Why you shouldn't settle for an all-purpose resume.
(31:00) - How can job seekers best deal with rejection?
TWEETABLES:
"Make sure that whatever role out there you're considering is truly representative a career move for yourself."
"It is at the feet of every single person in the organization to build an environment that fosters engagement."
"Dig in, do your homework, research the company, research the industry."
"What separates the cream from the crop nowadays... is emotionally intelligent people."
EPISODE RESOURCES:
John Staup's LinkedIn page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstaup/
Sponsor’s Link:
https://www.midamericacareers.com
Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social
https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab
https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast
https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/
https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast
Follow Nick Murphy on Social:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy
https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84]]> Nick Murphy clean 39:58 001 Chris Dorris – Turning your Passion into a Lucrative Career https://www.thejoblab.com/e001-chris-dorris-turning-passion-lucrative-career/ Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:01:40 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=4067 Wouldn't it be great if we could turn our passion into a lucrative career? How great would it be to make the one thing that we're naturally the best at and interested in the vehicle we use to make money and live life on our terms? Well, we can, and that’s what E001 is all about. We all start off with lofty dreams of how we want to spend our life and how we want our career to be, but society's expectations and our own conditioning can often compel us to settle for less. The first major step to achieving our dreams is finding a way to make them feasible and actionable. Chris Dorris is a mental toughness coach who's worked with elite leaders in both business and athletics. He sees his life's purpose as helping people close the gap between what their life is what they prefer it to be. He knew coming out of college what he wanted his career or vocation to be about, but he wasn't sure what bliss he wanted to chase, which compelled him to help others find theirs. In this first episode of The Job Lab, Chris discusses how to move past beliefs that are limiting ourselves in our jobs so we can all experience our careers on our own terms. We also talk about his challenging background and how he was able to take his passion and marry it to a lucrative and successful career. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: (5:00) - Chris discusses his family's struggles early in his life and how his joyful neighbors inspired him. (6:25) - How to take advantage of unexpected moments and turn potential setbacks into a new path.   (9:40) - The two big questions: what is it you love to do? and how can you be successful pursuing it?  (14:22) - Avoiding seeing your desires as impossible, instead trying to explore them. (20:25) - Separating your desires and dreams from the societal conditioning holding you back. (22:00) - Why even the smallest steps taken toward your dream are important. (27:01) - What do very successful people have going on between their ears? (30:28) - How people can transcend doubt by maintaining strong expectations for themselves. - And much more! TWEETABLES: "For whatever combination of reasons, I had the courage to decide after college to not just go take a job for money, and to not just take a job because it was available." - Chris Dorris "I wanted to help people upgrade the way they're using their lives... I wanted to help people not settle." - Chris Dorris "Open up to the possibility that you can have it the way you want it." - Chris Dorris “I've always feared regret just a little bit more than I fear failure.” - Nick Murphy EPISODE RESOURCES: Guest Links: Chris Dorris Website: www.christopherdorris.com The “All In” Audio Program: https://christopherdorris.com/shop/ “Stop It” YouTube Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0lr63y4Mw Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social https://www.twitter.com/the_job_lab https://www.instagram.com/thejoblabpodcast https://www.facebook.com/thejoblabpodcast/ https://www.pinterest.com/thejoblabpodcast Follow Nick Murphy on Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickmurphy https://www.twitter.com/nmurphy84 Wouldn't it be great if we could turn our passion into a lucrative career? How great would it be to make the one thing that we're naturally the best at and interested in the vehicle we use to make money and live life on our terms? Well, we can, We all start off with lofty dreams of how we want to spend our life and how we want our career to be, but society's expectations and our own conditioning can often compel us to settle for less. The first major step to achieving our dreams is finding a way to make them feasible and actionable.
Chris Dorris is a mental toughness coach who's worked with elite leaders in both business and athletics. He sees his life's purpose as helping people close the gap between what their life is what they prefer it to be. He knew coming out of college what he wanted his career or vocation to be about, but he wasn't sure what bliss he wanted to chase, which compelled him to help others find theirs.
In this first episode of The Job Lab, Chris discusses how to move past beliefs that are limiting ourselves in our jobs so we can all experience our careers on our own terms. We also talk about his challenging background and how he was able to take his passion and marry it to a lucrative and successful career.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
(5:00) - Chris discusses his family's struggles early in his life and how his joyful neighbors inspired him.
(6:25) - How to take advantage of unexpected moments and turn potential setbacks into a new path.  
(9:40) - The two big questions: what is it you love to do? and how can you be successful pursuing it? 
(14:22) - Avoiding seeing your desires as impossible, instead trying to explore them.
(20:25) - Separating your desires and dreams from the societal conditioning holding you back.
(22:00) - Why even the smallest steps taken toward your dream are important.
(27:01) - What do very successful people have going on between their ears?
(30:28) - How people can transcend doubt by maintaining strong expectations for themselves.
- And much more!
TWEETABLES:
"For whatever combination of reasons, I had the courage to decide after college to not just go take a job for money, and to not just take a job because it was available." - Chris Dorris
"I wanted to help people upgrade the way they're using their lives... I wanted to help people not settle." - Chris Dorris
"Open up to the possibility that you can have it the way you want it." - Chris Dorris
“I've always feared regret just a little bit more than I fear failure.” - Nick Murphy
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Chris Dorris Website: www.christopherdorris.com
The “All In” Audio Program: https://christopherdorris.com/shop/
“Stop It” YouTube Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0lr63y4Mw
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000 Nick Murphy – Welcome to The Job Lab Podcast https://www.thejoblab.com/e0-welcome-to-the-job-lab/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:30:57 +0000 https://www.thejoblab.com/?p=3896 Welcome to The Job Lab Podcast. In Episode 0 we discuss the format of the show, what it seeks to achieve, and describe who the show is for. Host Nick Murphy discusses the types of guests he'll interview, their various expertise, and how their stories will inspire hard working professionals how to build lives and careers they love. In this episode we learn a lot about our host, Nick Murphy. From his early years, through his NFL career and into his first startup, which catapulted Nick into the jobs and careers space. We touch on his family life and even listen to him forget how old his kids are. We learn about his successful career in the corporate sector at CareerBuilder, Monster and Indeed, and what led him to go back out on his own as an entrepreneur and Podcast Host. The episode closes with the vision and expectations that Nick has for himself as your host and his responsibility to provide great show content each and every week. Show Website Sponsor’s Website Follow The Job Lab Podcast on Social Twitter Instagram Pinterest Facebook Nick Murphy on Social Twitter LinkedIn Welcome to The Job Lab Podcast the show, what it seeks to achieve, and describe who the show is for. Host Nick Murphy discusses the types of guests he'll interview, their various expertise, and how their stories will inspire hard working professionals how to build lives and careers they love.
In this episode we learn a lot about our host, Nick Murphy. From his early years, through his NFL career and into his first startup, which catapulted Nick into the jobs and careers space. We touch on his family life and even listen to him forget how old his kids are.
We learn about his successful career in the corporate sector at CareerBuilder, Monster and Indeed, and what led him to go back out on his own as an entrepreneur and Podcast Host.
The episode closes with the vision and expectations that Nick has for himself as your host and his responsibility to provide great show content each and every week.
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