Episode 9: Big Tech HR Expert on Acing Interviews & Awkward First Introductions: Dorianne St. Fleur

Ep 9: Big Tech HR Expert on Acing Interviews & Awkward First Introductions: Dorianne St. Fleur My guest this week is Dorianne St. Fleur, an HR expert, career strategist, and leadership coach. Dorianne is the founder of the digital career development agency, Your Career Girl. She has 10+ years experience working in HR for big tech and financial industries and understands how to succeed in corporate America.  In this episode, Dorianne and I discuss the importance of mindset in the job search process, and Dorianne reveals how to grow your self-worth using her “VIP” process: Value – Understand what you have brought to the table in the past and how it has contributed to the bottom line of past positions. Impact – Acknowledge the impact your work has had and speak to what you do.   Power – Communicate your [...]

2020-03-02T16:31:17+00:00February 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Episode 8: How to Thrive in a Disruptive Economy and Job Landscape: Angel Acosta

Ep 8: How to Thrive in a Disruptive Economy and Job Landscape: Angel Acosta Angel Acosta walks us through the “cultural dexterity” required to navigate the many worlds he lives and works in as a doctoral student, education consultant, international speaker, and first generation immigrant. He entered his graduate program as a nontraditional student who simultaneously worked in a college access nonprofit, and unlike his doctoral program peers, he was not an educator by training.  Angel says, “When I coached with you, I was hungry for clarity. I wanted to curate a profile, a resumé, and way of thinking about all the work I was doing and texts I was reading in a way that didn’t feel scattered. I wanted to be more intentional and understand what this doctorate meant about who I was becoming and what I could [...]

2020-03-02T16:32:13+00:00February 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Episode 7: When everything’s going right yet it’s time for a change: Bernadette Gailliard

Ep 7: When everything’s going right yet it’s time for a change: Bernadette Gailliard My guest this week is Bernadette Gailliard, Ph.D., a R1 tenure-track faculty member turned faculty development program director. Her transition story is so fascinating to me because of how open she was to share her uncertainty about her desire to continue as a faculty member with mentors, colleagues and even her department chair (!) in order to discover the best career path for her.  From Bernadette, we learn that things can be going just fine in your professional life, yet you can feel that it’s time for a career change. Hear how she went from crying in her Chair’s office to landing her current role with a flexible mix of research, implementation of that research, and administrative leadership. Did I mention that she also started [...]

2020-03-02T16:32:47+00:00February 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Episode 6: How to Authentically Connect with People You Barely Know in Search of the Career You (Think You) Want

Ep 6: How to Authentically Connect with People You Barely Know in Search of the Career You (Think You) Want There are few people who actually enjoy making cold calls or sending LinkedIn invitations to people they don’t know. Yet we know the importance of connecting with other people in order to find your next professional opportunity, research collaborator, or job.  Today, I share Step 5 of the GradSchooled framework for navigating career-life transitions. The fifth and final step is to Connect.  In the episode I talk about:  Tips for being your authentic - and confident! - self when networking How to get out of your comfort zone in order to find new connections  The value of making monetary investments to build the right connections Why I rarely use the word “networking” and what I say instead Whether you [...]

2020-03-02T16:33:37+00:00February 16th, 2020|0 Comments
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