Happen To Your Career

Quarantine shouldn’t hold your job search back.

Today, we talk about how to build digital relationships EVEN while sitting at home.

We also address:

  • How to test drive your new career while social distancing
  • Why you can no longer career change the same old way
  • How to find hiring managers during social distancing, shut-downs and working from home



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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Direct download: htyc350.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

As we look at creating a career that is fulfilling and meaningful, one piece that gets overlooked is contribution - how you contribute to your family, work, and world.

Tom Rath joins us to help you discover how you contribute to the world. He is a bestselling author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being.

Tom has written many books, his newest out is out now and it is titled, “Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World.” If you don’t recognize his name right away, I’m 100% sure you will recognize his book, “Strengths Finder 2.0” and the Clifton Strengths assessment that goes along with it. 

Additionally, while doing all his research, writing, and many other contributions, he’s spent the last 25 years battling cancer, tumors, and other health challenges. 



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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc349.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

On Monday, I shared a conversation I had with Anne Converse Willkomm, Department Head of Graduate Studies and Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies.

We talked about when it was right for you to go back to school.

While going back to college isn’t right for everyone, for those that it is right for now face another question:

“I know going back to school is the right choice for me, but how do I pick the right place/program?”

This can seem very daunting since there are hundreds or even thousands of choices out there.

So as Anne and I got to this part of the conversation on Monday, I knew we had to bring her back to talk about choosing the right college.

As you scan through the possibilities of programs that you could enroll in, you can probably cut out several ones easily (based on things like physical location, availability of online courses, and cost). But you’re still left with at least a handful of options.

As you look into each program, you likely do most of your research online - reading through the pages websites. You may reach out and contact someone at the university.

Being a Department Head, Anne shares that most applicants actually talk to the wrong people when applying, and they don’t ask the right questions.

People usually contact someone in admissions, but the best person to talk to is the director of the program you’re looking into - they will provide the best answers. Admissions can’t get deep enough into giving you the answers to the questions you should be asking, like:

  • Can the program advance my career in ___?
  • How will the courses build my skills/knowledge?
  • What are the students in the program like?
  • Is the school going to be there for me after graduation?

 

You’ll also hear:

  • What happens when you change your mind while you’re already in school
  • How you can be proactive before you get in this situation
  • How you can know if a college/university is open to making a mid-college change (not all are)

 

So, if you if going back to school is the right choice for you, this episode is perfect for you.

 

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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc348.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you considered going back to school as part of your career change or promotion strategy?

Many people at least consider this, and a number of them also cringe at the thought of going back - even as much fun as it was the first time…

But, for many people at this point, they are at a different life stage than they were their first time through college.

  • Now they’re married.
  • Now they have kids.
  • Now they have a full-time job.

Going back to school seems a lot more difficult now.

So, is it right for you to go back to school?

Well, it depends (don’t you hate that answer?).

 

Last month, I got to talk with Anne Converse Willkomm, a program director at Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University.

“Of course, she’s going to say you should go back to school! It’s her job to say that.”

Wait! Let me stop you there…

When I talked with Anne, she actually told me that it wasn’t always right for everyone to go back. But that there were a few times when it might be right for someone to go back to school:

  • When they’re looking to make a career change
  • When they're wanting to seek a promotion
  • When they’re feeling stuck 

This doesn’t mean that it’s always right in these situations (we talk about this in depth on the podcast episode today).

Regarding a situation where it wasn’t right for someone to go back to school, Anne said, “That doesn't mean that she still can't pursue education. Education comes in many different forms. You can get education by going to a conference; you can become educated by reading; you can become educated through informational interviews. There are all sorts of ways to become educated.”

Some other things we talk about:

  • Not all Masters degrees are created equal
  • Applied studies: use what you’re doing at work in the classroom
  • Create a failure resume
  • Create a master resume 

 

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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc347.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

As we work with people here at HTYC, people seem to struggle figuring out the first step or the first couple steps for their career change. Well, we have worked with hundreds of people and have helped people in almost every situation.

Today, Scott and Phillip are going to be sharing the first three steps to make your career change. Specifically, they’re going to talk specifically about how to find an opportunity that matches strengths and skills and pays well.

Now, this is a training that we did a little while back. We restricted it to just a few people, but we’ve decided that we want to share it with you.

Now, some of the things that they share may seem simple or obvious, but it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily easy. But I am encouraging you to find just 1 thing that you can do and then commit to doing it. Just do something to help push your life and career forward, even if it doesn’t seem like much.

 

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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc345.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What’s the thing that very few people are asking right now that almost everyone is missing? 

Instead of saying “should I be looking right now,” what if you flipped it on it’s head and said:

“How do I take this opportunity  where very few people are taking action on their job search and use this time to make a leap into something bigger?” 

That’s a question that’s worth some serious consideration. 

This is also one of the questions that Scott dives into with Eleanor on the podcast today.

I want to invite you to join us for another live webinar-style training, where Scott is going to answer your questions again. We’re going to try to bring 1 or 2 people on live, like we did with Diane and Eleanor. To sign up for the next training, go to happentoyourcareer.com/webinar-weekly. After you register to attend, you’ll be able to submit your question. Even if you can’t attend live, you can still submit your question.

By the way, we have temporarily re-opened Career Change Bootcamp in light of everything going on with the virus and quarantine situations. We don’t usually re-open CCB so soon after closing, but these are unusual times, and we want to provide you with the best help we can. If you’re interested in CCB, send Scott an email, scott@happentoyourcareer.com, with “CCB Conversation” in the subject line, and he’ll connect you with our team to figure out the very best way that we can help you.

 

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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc344.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Everyone bases their identity on something. Some base it on their role as a spouse, parent, child, or other relationship. Many people base their identity on what they do for a living.

But then, something happens to change your role or relationship, and it causes confusion about your identity.

Dave Stachowiak joins us to talk about why basing your identity on what you do can actually get in the way of identifying what you REALLY want to do in the world.

 

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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc343.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Do you want to combine your passion and your career to create a life that gives you a reason to get up in the morning?

Are you ready to go out on a limb for the life you envision for yourself?

If you know the career and life path you want to follow but aren’t sure where you can find the time to make it happen, our guest, Jay Papasan, shares the story of his career and how he makes the time to sort through life’s chaos to get it all done.

 

Check out the Time Blocking Mastery that Jay talked about in the episode here!

 

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To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc342.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

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