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151 Bridging the Career Change Gap with Scott Anthony Barlow

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
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150 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
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149 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
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148 How to Accelerate Your Career with Bozi Dar - Revisited!

Are you tired of watching your colleagues get promoted?

Do you feel like you've been constantly looked over for that next pay raise?

Are you starting to feel like everyone around you is doing better than you in their career?

If you're ready to advance your career, we've got a solution for you. A six-step formula created by Bozi Dar that will help you accelerate your career.

The six-step formula helped him get six job promotions in six years which led him to increase his salary 15 times. Bozi continues his "mission to liberate you from the crappy, rehashed career advice from the so-called 'career gurus' and introduce you to career strategies that will get you 5x results in 1/2 the time (what I call the '10x effect')" at Career10x.com.

Today, we revisit Bozi's episode where he shares his step-wise process for identifying, landing, and succeeding in the job and career path that fits you!

Listen here: 148 How to Accelerate Your Career with Bozi Dar - Revisited!

Direct download: HTYC_148_Bozi_Dar_Final_mixdown.mp3
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147 Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career with Lisa Lewis

On paper, it looks like you've reached all of the checkpoints of success:

You got good grades and graduated with a degree in a field that got you on the fast track to a job right out of college.

You got that promotion (and raise!) that you worked hard for at a job that any other person would be jealous of...

But then, it becomes quiet and you start to wonder:

"Is this all there is? Is this the path that I'm supposed to be on?"

Short answer: Probably not.

Next question: Now what?

Answer: Meet Lisa Lewis, HTYC's newest team member that just so happens to be:

1) A skilled and knowledgeable career coach
2) Today's guest on the podcast

In today's episode, 147 Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career, Lisa answers a couple of your career search questions and shares her own journey to finding a career that came naturally to her (after experimenting with her other career interests, of course).

Listen here: www.happentoyourcareer.com/147


If your current job situation has you feeling like you're working in someone else's dream job and it isn't fitting with who you are or where you want to go, check out our career coaching services and have a chat with Lisa at www.happentoyourcareer.com/coaching

Direct download: htyc147-lisa-lewis.mp3
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146 Take Your Message to the Next Level with Cliff Ravenscraft

Have you ever wondered if you've got what it takes to start your own podcast?

The answer is: Yes. Absolutely.

Whether you want to start your own podcast as a hobby or if you want to make the switch to start your own business in podcasting, it is possible to get your own podcast going even if you have no experience.

So, if you're looking for some guidance to start your own podcast, we've got a special guest for you! The Podcast Answer Man himself, Cliff Ravenscraft.

Cliff Ravenscraft has built his podcasting business from the ground up and is proof that making a big career change is possible. He is “a firm believer that if you Pursue Your Passion, The Money Will Follow!”

Listen in as Cliff not only shares his experience to getting where he is now in the podcasting world, but he also shares some tips on how to start your own podcast with very minimal effort (& equipment) required!

Check out the full how-to guide on starting your own podcast here:
http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/146

Direct download: htyc146-cliff-ravenscraft.mp3
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145 Making It Happen: Three Years & Counting! A Special Anniversary Q & A with Scott & Mark

Happy Three Years, HTYCers!

Today, my good friend and one of HTYC’s biggest supporters (from DAY ONE!), Mark Sieverkropp, is here to help me shed some light on some of the questions that you have sent in over the years.

If you’ve tried to convince yourself that:
“There’s no way that I can make money doing what I’m passionate about…” or

“There’s no way that I can find my dream career…a career that exists on my own terms…” or

“There’s no way that I can build my own business on what i really want to do because I don’t have any experience…”

I'm here to tell you that it is possible. If I can do it, YOU can do it, too.

It can happen. You can make a living by doing what you’re passionate about.

If you’re not sure about what that is yet, don’t worry. You will figure it out.

The best part is that you don’t have to have it ALL figured out right away.

If you've found yourself wondering how to make it happen for you and your career, take a listen as we tackle your biggest career questions.

Listen to the 145th episode: Making It Happen: Three Years & Counting!

Direct download: htyc145-third-anniversary.mp3
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144  Bringing Authenticity into the Workplace with Joanie Connell

What do you like doing?

Does it make an appearance at your day job?

Bringing more of yourself and who you are at your core into your workplace should be mandatory.

If it is the fear of starting fresh in a whole different career or new industry that is stopping you from finding a new path where you can be authentic in your work, don't worry about that. All is not lost as you change careers, every experience counts and the skills you gain throughout your career journey will be carried with you, adding more value to your skill set.

Changing careers to align your work with who you are is not only liberating, but it will also give you better chances for long-term career success and fulfillment.

Our guest, Joanie Connell, knows exactly how it feels to be doing work that she was slowly losing interest in as her passions began to come into light.

For her, the importance of being more authentic in her work led her to leave her engineering career and go back to school to dig deeper into her passion for people. She was also able to carry her experiences in the technology and engineering field into her new business venture as a consultant.

Listen to our chat with Joanie as she shares her story of leaving her engineering career to live a more authentic life to pursue a career that fueled her passion for helping people while utilizing her strengths in leadership.

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/144

Direct download: htyc144-joanie-connell.mp3
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143 Finding Your Confidence By Getting Comfortable in the Discomfort with Maxie McCoy

Discomfort: noun dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm-fərt\
1. Mental or physical uneasiness, 2. A feeling of being somewhat worried, unhappy, etc.

Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable?

Are you in a place in your life, whether in your career or not, that makes you feel uneasy? Maybe you're stuck in limbo wondering if you need to start transitioning out of your current career.

It's hard work to reflect during these times in our lives that make us feel stuck. Reflection and being completely honest with ourselves about where we are in our lives and where we want to be isn't an easy task. It's difficult to identify the things that are really important to us. But, we have to do it if we want to move forward.

Listen to our chat with Maxie McCoy as she shares how leaving her career comfort zone lead her to a much bigger and brighter future (one that she can't stop smiling about!).

Direct download: htyc143-maxie-mccoy.mp3
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142 Getting Off the Traditional Path of Success and Taking Audacious Action with Caroline Greene

Have you ever found yourself feeling guilty or unappreciative for wanting something other than the career and life that you've already worked so hard to create?

Does the doubt that lingers in your mind that maybe you're not on the right career path even though you've achieved great success in your professional life make you feel crazy or ungrateful?

Stop.

Stop right there and get it out of your mind that there is something wrong with wanting something more. There is nothing wrong with having a desire to achieve something greater than what you've accomplished so far in your career.

If you've found yourself in a place of wonder, asking how you're supposed to get started on getting out of your current career to find a new path or how you're supposed to even get started on changing your career path when you don't even know where you see your future self, then our chat with life and business coach, Caroline Greene, may be the episode for you.

Check it out: http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/142

Direct download: htyc142-caroline-greene.mp3
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