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Hey there! Welcome to ‘How I Got Hired’: a show about ordinary people like you and me, and how they created extraordinary success in their career. Every single Monday, we uncover how they got hired in those career defining roles, whether it's by companies, whether it's by their very first paid clients and we are all about fully practical strategies and tactics; who’s got time for fluff? Not us! So if that is what you are about, you are in the right place. My name is Sonal Bahl, Top 25 Career Coach and Founder of SuperCharge and here I am, every single week to help you to supercharge your believability, networkability, marketability and hireability, so you have a career and life that you are proud of. Now go in and listen with an open heart and an open mind and believe really believe if they could do it, you can do it too. Now let’s get you supercharged! We drop a new episode every Monday so you can start your week with the right mindset and tips. Reach out to us: www.SuperChargeYourself.com. (Podcast music credit: Teamwork by Scott Holmes, under Creative Commons license.)

How I Got Hired Sonal Bahl

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Hey there! Welcome to ‘How I Got Hired’: a show about ordinary people like you and me, and how they created extraordinary success in their career. Every single Monday, we uncover how they got hired in those career defining roles, whether it's by companies, whether it's by their very first paid clients and we are all about fully practical strategies and tactics; who’s got time for fluff? Not us! So if that is what you are about, you are in the right place. My name is Sonal Bahl, Top 25 Career Coach and Founder of SuperCharge and here I am, every single week to help you to supercharge your believability, networkability, marketability and hireability, so you have a career and life that you are proud of. Now go in and listen with an open heart and an open mind and believe really believe if they could do it, you can do it too. Now let’s get you supercharged! We drop a new episode every Monday so you can start your week with the right mindset and tips. Reach out to us: www.SuperChargeYourself.com. (Podcast music credit: Teamwork by Scott Holmes, under Creative Commons license.)

    96. Enrique Camacho: Army Colonel to Uber Driver to Founder!

    96. Enrique Camacho: Army Colonel to Uber Driver to Founder!

    My guest today is a US Army Colonel turned Uber driver. True Story! I’m going to take an excerpt from a LinkedIn post of his that blew up in May 2022 and got 60,000 likes and thousands of comments and shares:
    “I was kind of a big deal, at least I thought. I worked for some of the most recognized names in defense, served at a few national agencies. Then I started Model Citizen Coffee Company and realized - I need more money! So, between writing business plans and developing product lines, I drove an Uber and managed a 4.9999999 star rating - thank you Mr. 3 Star, blew-up my 5-star rating.
     
     Here's what I learned in the experience. Nobody cared that I was "Kind of a Big Deal”. I asked my Uber riders lots of questions, and empathized with: Funny thing is, only 3 out of 453 passengers I delivered ever asked about my story. Perhaps the 450 thought Enrique Camacho, was a middle aged immigrant supporting his family the best way he could, with a limited skill set and future.
     
     Truth bomb hit me. We're only as good as our last race. People don't really care what we've done. They're interested in what we can do for them today and tomorrow. It's not a bad thing, it's a realization that we must continuously learn and grow, so we don't stagnate.

    This conversation is a brilliant lesson in checking ego, taking baby steps, facing the fear and doing it anyway.
    Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    Follow Enrique and Model Citizen Coffee on Social Media:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/enrique-n-camacho/
    https://www.instagram.com/modelcitizencoffee/
    https://www.facebook.com/ModelCitizenCoffee
    https://modelcitizencoffee.com/
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    Liked this episode? A few things:
    1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it.
     2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  
    3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself

    4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.

     
     

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    95. Tiffany Uman: How she got 7 promotions in 10 years!

    95. Tiffany Uman: How she got 7 promotions in 10 years!

    My guest today is based in Montreal, Canada and has worked 13+ years at the number one beauty company in the world: L'Oréal, during which she received 7 promotions in under 10 years. Tiffany Uman is now a full-time Career Strategy Coach empowering ambitious professionals to fast track their own success, a mission right after my own heart.
     In this enlightening conversation, Tiffany talks to us about getting hired at L'Oréal in a very competitive environment and what helped her to stand out. 
     For sure, I wasn’t going to let Tiffany go without talking to us about how she received those 7 promotions in 10 years and her favourite tips to accelerate our our career journey to get noticed by the right people.
     We also talk about what made Tiffany give up this fast-track career and start out on her own and how initially she got hired by her very first paying client!

    I hope you enjoy this chat as much as we did!

    Follow Tiffany on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/tiffany.uman/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-uman-career-strategy-coach/
    Website: https://www.tiffanyuman.com/


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    Liked this episode? A few things:
    1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it.
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    3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself

    4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.

    • 50 min
    94. Chris Anderson: An Unedited Career

    94. Chris Anderson: An Unedited Career

    My guest today has worked with CNN, Huff Post, Business Insider, HSBC, LinkedIn, and even at a top gaming company in Hong Kong. Chris Anderson recently moved back to his native California after some very adventurous years in South East Asia. There are 3 reasons I wanted to bring Chris on the show:
    a)     Chris not only talks about career pivots, one of my favourite topics, but has also lived it
    b)     The one theme in most of Chris’ career is related to content: managing it, mastering it, learning what works and what doesn’t
    c)      Chris spearheaded the ‘Top Startups’ while at LinkedIn News and I want to talk about start ups: the good, the bad and the ugly. 

    In this episode,  Chris and I cover a lot of topics, including:

    - How he got hired at LinkedIn and how life changed within a couple of months when Covid hit SE Asia.

    - Applying to listed jobs vs the hidden job market

    - How everyone is a content creator to some degree, and how we can up our game 

    We really enjoyed this conversation, I hope you do too!

    Follow Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris77/
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    Liked this episode? A few things:
    1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it.
     2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  
    3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself

    4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.

    • 58 min
    93. Twelve and a Half ways to a Dream Career

    93. Twelve and a Half ways to a Dream Career

    This episode is from a Youtube video of mine where I share how the latest NYT best seller by Gary Vaynerchuk can actually help your job search and career development. I do this by going over the 12 and a 1/2 emotional ingredients mentioned in the book and how they can help the common scenarios during job search, like interviewing, and also others we all face during our career. 

    Resources mentioned during the podcast:
    How to negotiate salary: https://youtu.be/4VBjjkbEthY

    How to answer 'greatest weaknesses' in interviews: https://www.superchargeyourself.com/weaknesses

    Best networking tip ever:
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sonalbahl_networkingskills-networkingtips-jobseekers-activity-6611236996322992128-_zyT

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    Liked this episode? A few things:
    1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it.
     2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  
    3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself

    4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
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    • 30 min
    92. Priya Ramesh: 'Master' your Leadership

    92. Priya Ramesh: 'Master' your Leadership

    If you want to be a fantastic leader, today’s conversation is perfect for you. My guest is Priya Ramesh. Priya is a Master Certified Coach and that in itself, I think is a pretty big deal, there are only 70 MCC’s in India and  only 1,327 wordwide.  Priya was my Mentor Coach during my Coaching Certification Program and I have learnt so much from her. Today, the tables have turned, I’m the one asking the questions, and I know this will be such a valuable conversation

    In this episode, Priya and I talk about:

    - What Priya's original plans were upon graduating from university, and what actually ended up happening in reality

    - What has been the most transformative position Priya has held in your career, and how she got there

    - They say a shoemaker’s children usually go barefoot. Being a coach and helping and guiding so many thousands of people, doesn’t always translate to helping yourself objectively. How can someone listening today, who is heavily in that service mindset, put on their own oxygen mask first?

    - What it's really like being a Leadership Coach and what are some of the traits of a top coach

    - Priya's own coaching model the beautifully encapsulates the coach/client relationship. My South Asian listeners will particularly enjoy this one, and the rest will learn two new Sanskrit words

    Learn more about Priya by visiting her LinkedIn profile and website:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/priya-ramesh-mcc-leadership-coach-b015119/
    https://orenda.net.in/
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    Liked this episode? A few things:
    1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it.
     2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  
    3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself

    4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.

    • 47 min
    91. Andy Griffiths: Writing your Own Story

    91. Andy Griffiths: Writing your Own Story

    My guest today is Andy Griffiths. 
    If you haven’t heard of Andy, and if you have kids/nephews/nieces, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Treehouse Books: the 13 Storey Treehouse, 26 Storey Treehouse and so many more. These books are created by New York Times bestselling team Andy Griffiths who is the writer and Terry Denton, the illustrator. 
    Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and Terry have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since 1997. In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won innumerable awards including Book of the Year.
     
    Their Treehouse Series in particular have been embraced by children around the world and now published in more than 35 countries. Five of the books in the series have been adapted for the stage and have all had sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera house, as well as highly successful seasons in the Netherlands, New Zealand and the US. 
     
    I’ve brought Andy to the podcast for so many reasons: to learn about Andy’s career, because it is a prime example of squiggly career path vs a career ladder that we’ve all believed to be true for so long, and this is such a valuable episode.  

    In this episode, Andy takes us behind the scenes and shares what real life was like, before being 'discovered' by Macmillan Publishers. Andy shares his stories of courage, heartbreak, rejection and how that journey brought him closer to his current success.

    We also talk about how he and Terry achieved global success in their fifties and sixties, and what that means in the world today that is quite obsessed with youth.

    We also talk about 'cotton wool' childhoods and why Andy is so vocal about it on social media.

    Whether or not you have children, nephews or nieces, I know this will prove to be a valuable listen. 

    Learn more about Andy and his books here: http://www.andygriffiths.com.au/

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    Liked this episode? A few things:
    1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it.
     2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  
    3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself

    4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

bestdayofmylifeistodday ,

Unforgettable

Great conversations with interesting guests and don’t miss the sonologs!
Packed with tips that you can apply today!

Helen Dunnett ,

A solid resource for career movers that’s a delight to listen to

1. Love Sonal’s energy
2. Covers all angles of being recruited to being let go
3. Guests are experts
4. You’ll either learn useful tips on how to increase your chances of getting hired or you’ll get that all important thumbs up that your approach is best practice.

Ab kumar ,

Inspiring!!!

A wonderfully stitched together podcast, with some great conversations on careers. Enjoyed the tips, insights and practical wisdom offered by the very interesting guests and the host, who has a very warm style with elegant doses of humor.

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