Happen to Your Career | Career Transition, Career Changes, Figure out what you want, Jobs, Strengths, Starting Businesses
Become Indispensable

No matter what type of life change prompts you to rework your career journey, there are always ways to improve your situation and stay ahead of the career change game.

Today's show features Enrico Torres, an unassuming entrepreneur with a work ethic that perseveres through constant improvement. He spent over two decades working as a restaurant kitchen manager and a roofer before deciding that he needed a change (for the better) to accommodate his new life as a father.

His motto to become indispensable continues to carry him through his ever-evolving career changes as he believes in focusing on working harder to improve yourself to be better than the last guy that had your job.

Listen as Enrico shares his biggest takeaways from starting his business from scratch, while working his day job. He talks openly about his experience of making his dream happen and how the hustle never stops, especially when you become an entrepreneur!

Direct download: htyc158-enrico-torres.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Regaining Perspective

Have you been living a calculated, box-checking life?

Are you tired? Bored? Wondering if there is more to life than just sleeping, eating, and working...just to repeat it the next day?

Are you looking for a change of pace, lifestyle, or career?

That is exactly how our guest, Tracy Timm, felt after checking off the boxes of graduating from Yale and getting a job on Wall Street out of college.

Tracy began to feel the effects of the classic "high-achiever" looking for more from life than just her job- which began to make her miserable.

After deciding that picking misery and safety over an actual fulfilling life was not how she wanted to continue, she laid her cards on the table for her employers and ultimately left Wall Street to begin her entrepreneurial journey (after her trip around the world to regain a new perspective on life, of course).

Listen as Tracy shares how she got her perspective back to make the switch from the corporate life to a life defined on her own terms.

Check it out: 157 Regaining Perspective with Tracy Timm

Direct download: htyc157-tracy-timm.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Getting into the Entrepreneurial Mindset with Laura Roeder

Have you been thinking about starting your own business?

Are you ready to take the leap to quit your day job?

Starting a new business seems like a big, scary decision to make, but it doesn't have to be.

Just ask Laura Roeder, who did just that. She quit her full-time job to branch out on her own.

Today's show features Laura's story of how she left her full-time job to chase her dream of working for herself, building her business, and doing exactly what she wanted to do with her career (without waiting the long 10-years that's usually required to climb to the top of an organization).

In the podcast, Laura discusses some of her biggest takeaways from quitting her job to starting and growing her business.

Laura shares everything from how she made the big decision to jump into the entrepreneur life, to landing her first clients, and how she has learned to evolve her business with the ever-changing digital world.

Listen here!
http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/156

Direct download: htyc156-laura-roeder.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Breaking Down the Difficulties of Career Change

Are you exhausted and burnt out from your current job that you can 't even think about what it is going to take to change careers?

It's time to re-calibrate your mindset to make that career change to something you enjoy (finally!).

Two keywords: Space and Margin.

In today's episode our career coach, Lisa Lewis, drops in to share why it's important to create time and space for you to visualize and design your next career.

From there, you will be able to layout what you have in front of you to begin making those marginal decisions to get you to your next career. Don't over-think...small steps is the goal.

Listen in as Lisa also discusses some of the realistic, potential positive and negative outcomes if you decide to invite your current employer to discuss your thoughts of a career change.

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/155

Direct download: htyc155-ccb-launch.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Using Your Strengths to Get Hired

Strengths..

Signature Strengths...

What are they exactly?

Here at Happen to Your Career, (signature) strengths are the backbone that makes you who you are and they are what makes this company thrive.

Today, Lisa Lewis, HTYC Career Coach, joins us and helps us dive deep into what strengths are, some of the misconceptions of strengths, and how to find yours,

Lisa shares insight on what can happen when you lean into your strengths.

You don't want to miss it!

Listen in!

Direct download: htyc154-strengths.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

How to Signal to Make Career Changes

Career changing takes a little bit of risk and a lot of courage. Or is it the other way around?

Either way, changing careers involves some combination of risk and courage. HTYC has always been here to help you grow your confidence and find a path to the next phase of your career.

Today's guest, J.T. O'Donnell will guide you on the next step of your career change by sharing tips on how to remove the risk from jumping into something entirely new.

J.T. introduces "signaling" into the world of career change, how to be proactive on Linkedin, and why creating a "career bucket list" is the easiest way to get you into the industry you want to continue your career in.

Listen as our guest, J.T. O'Donnell, sheds light on how to take that calculated risk in the next chapter of your career.

153 How to Signal to Make Career Changes with J.T. O'Donnell

Direct download: htyc-153-jt-odonnell.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Building a Business

Do you want to turn your side business into a full-time career, but don't know where to start?

Are you ready to hit the ground running with that business idea you have had floating around in your head, but are unsure if you have what it takes to go for it on your own?

Today's show features Olivia Gamber and her story of how she took her side business and grew it into a full-time business career.

In the podcast, Olivia shares some of her biggest takeaways from growing her business. She discusses everything from how she made the time to focus on building her side business, to becoming a business owner, and to how she was able to validate her business as real way to replace the income she was bringing in from her day job.

 

Check it out here: 152 Building a Business with Olivia Gamber

Direct download: htyc152-olivia-gamber.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Bridging the Career Change Gap

Can you answer the question: “Do you know what is most important to you?”

Think about it. Then, think a little harder…

If you aren’t sure what is important to you, from the things that you want to do, to how you spend your time, and to who you want to spend your time with, then you’re missing out on the potential career (and life!) opportunities that are out there for you.

By not knowing the things that are important to you, you are leaving yourself to just accept what opportunities you THINK are available to you right now.

In today’s episode, Scott answers a couple of questions that deal with how to bridge the gap between getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career.

If you’re wondering:

- What you need to do to get from this job to THAT JOB that you’ve got your heart set on, or
- How you’re supposed to make a complete career change without the proper education

Then today’s episode is worth a listen.

Check it out!

151 Bridging the Career Change Gap with Scott Anthony Barlow

Direct download: htyc151-fowf-q-and-a.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Experience Career Magic with Lee Cockerell

Do you wake up in the morning excited to go to work?

If not, why?

Do you have an answer?

There is no reason to be living a life that doesn't suit you or make you happy.

The first thing to realize is that things don't work out unless you make them.

You are the person in charge of your life. Be willing to take risks. Learn to get into the habit of doing the hard things that need to be done to change your path to get you where you want to go in life and in your career.

This episode will encourage you to (re)condition yourself to be wired to take risks and live on the edge- to go after the things that you want in your life.

Our guest, Lee Cockerell shares his insight from years of experience learning and growing not only his storied career in the hospitality industry, but also his growth as a person.

Lee continues to enlighten people on how their experiences and what they're wiling to do to make the changes they need to in order to get where they want to go is the guiding light throughout their life and career.

Listen here.

Direct download: htyc150-lee-cockerell.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market

Did you know that as many as 80% of all jobs needing to be filled never make it to an online job board?

Most people don't even know that there is a hidden job market out there.

And, if you do know about that hidden job market, you're probably wondering how you would even go about tapping into it.

You're in luck! Today you'll hear from Mac Prichard, a public relations strategist and the publisher of Mac's list, the premier resource for connecting passionate professionals to meaningful and creative work throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

In today's episode, Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market, Mac shares why you shouldn't overlook professional volunteerism when it comes to furthering your career or when you're looking to make a career switch.

He provides insight on how you can be strategic in your volunteer opportunities and how easy it can be to build a strong network of industry professionals during your career search.

As Mac puts it:
Volunteering "gives you a chance to show others what you can do. It gives you an opportunity to connect with leaders and influencers in your field."

Listen to my chat with Mac as we'll also get into how you start that conversation about volunteering in the career field that you're interested in to get you ahead of the competition during your job search.

Direct download: htyc149-mac-prichard.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST