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Host Stephanie Dennis is on a mission to empower people to take control of their careers by offering holistic career advice.
This podcast takes a funny, fresh and playful approach to what is typically a very professional topic, but make no mistake, this is not a professional podcast!
We have fun, laugh a lot, joke around, use adult language, tell it how it is and get right to the point.
Check out Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive as featured in the New York Times, Inc.com, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Business Insider and more!

Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive Stephanie Dennis

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Host Stephanie Dennis is on a mission to empower people to take control of their careers by offering holistic career advice.
This podcast takes a funny, fresh and playful approach to what is typically a very professional topic, but make no mistake, this is not a professional podcast!
We have fun, laugh a lot, joke around, use adult language, tell it how it is and get right to the point.
Check out Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive as featured in the New York Times, Inc.com, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Business Insider and more!

    Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs / Careers

    Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs / Careers

    Lowest paying (in no particular order):


    Food service
    Maids
    Cleaners / custodians / janitors
    Cashiers
    Dishwashers
    Laundry workers
    Messengers
    Retail sales
    Office clerks
    Laborers
    Farming
    Fishing
    Grounds crews
    Building maintenance
    Host / hostess
    Home care aids
    Packagers
    Move theatre teams
    Lifeguards
    Hotel front desk customer service
    Parking lot attendees


    Highest paying (in no particular order):


    Psychiatrists
    Obstetricians / gynecologists
    Surgeons
    Prosthodontists
    Oral surgeons
    Orthodontics
    Anesthesiologists
    Physicians
    Family medicine physicians
    General internal medicine physicians
    Chief executives
    Pediatricians
    Nurse anesthetics
    Dentists
    Pilots / copilots / flight engineers
    Dentists - all other specialties
    Computer and information systems managers
    Architectural and engineering managers
    Petroleum engineers
    Judges




    Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15):

    careertalkswag.com

    Paypal:

    paypal.me/stephdennis13

    Anchor:

    https://anchor.fm/careertalk

    Amazon Wishlist:

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share

    Steph's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/

    Pod Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/

    Steph's Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13

    Pod Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast

    For show notes go to:

    http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/

    To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.):

    listentocareertalk.com

    For the Google Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1

    We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis

    You’re awesome!!

    Go be your amazing self today!!!


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    • 13 min
    Offer Letters / Verbal Offers / Giving Notice / Etc.

    Offer Letters / Verbal Offers / Giving Notice / Etc.

    Verbal Offers:


    Don't always have one
    Interview went well, maybe putting together numbers or already have numbers in mind

    Think about:

    Notice, start date, negotiations


    Be clear on expectations

    What do you want
    What you'll say yes to
    What will be too low






    Timeline:


    Final interview to yes extend an offer: 0-3 days
    Verbal offer alignment: 0-3 days; total: 0-6 days
    Offer letter approvals: 1-5 days; total: 1-11 days
    Offer acceptance: 0-2 days; total: 1-13 days
    Background check: 2-10 days; total: 3-23 days
    2 week notice: 14 days; total: 17-37 days


    Offer letter:


    Make sure you understand everything
    Ask questions
    Compensation

    Salary or hourly
    Bonuses / commission
    Benefits


    Start date
    Non competes / IP / etc.


    Decide whether to accept, counter or decline

    Notice:


    Always leave on good terms
    2+ weeks notice
    1/20/2020 - How to Quit - Giving Notice and What To Include
    Never quit until you have a signed offer letter




    Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15):

    careertalkswag.com

    Paypal:

    paypal.me/stephdennis13

    Anchor:

    https://anchor.fm/careertalk

    Amazon Wishlist:

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share

    Steph's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/

    Pod Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/

    Steph's Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13

    Pod Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast

    For show notes go to:

    http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/

    To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.):

    listentocareertalk.com

    For the Google Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1



    We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis



    You’re awesome!!



    Go be your amazing self today!!!


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message

    • 15 min
    Blaming Others / Playing The Blame Game

    Blaming Others / Playing The Blame Game

    Blaming others for anything sucks and it's not cool.

    Tips


    Over communicate
    Document / track / keep record
    Speak with manager directly if you feel comfortable
    If it continues you may need to loop in HR
    Further escalation could be cc'ing your manager's manager
    Take ownership / responsibility where needed
    Propose and implement changes to fix larger / reoccurring issues
    Try not to assume the worst
    Keep it factual
    Schedule regular checkins to ensure alignment
    Ask clarifying questions when needed



    Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15):

    careertalkswag.com

    Paypal:

    paypal.me/stephdennis13

    Anchor:

    https://anchor.fm/careertalk

    Amazon Wishlist:

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share

    Steph's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/

    Pod Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/

    Steph's Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13

    Pod Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast

    For show notes go to:

    http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/

    To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.):

    listentocareertalk.com

    For the Google Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1



    We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis



    You’re awesome!!



    Go be your amazing self today!!!


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message

    • 20 min
    Signs Of Company Layoffs / Organization Might Be In Trouble

    Signs Of Company Layoffs / Organization Might Be In Trouble

    No way to know with complete certainty that there are signs of trouble. However, there are some signs.


    Can't extend offers on open positions
    Interviewing is put on hold
    Open roles start closing / put on hold
    Find yourself with more spare time, over a decent amount of time
    Major projects put on hold
    HR incredibly busy
    Revenue is down
    Market is terrible (or falsely inflated)
    Banks are struggling
    Smaller layoffs have already been done
    Contractors not being extended
    Contractors getting cut before contract end date
    M&A conversations / news
    New top leaders
    Top level executives are jumping ship
    End of fiscal year
    Last minute all hands meetings
    Less involved / engaged in work you used to be ingrained in
    New tech / info is making your work less and less needed
    WARN notice posted
    Consultants / experts are hired
    Phrases like 'now no changes but who knows what will happen in a couple months'
    Decreased resources
    Less 'extras' and goodies
    Rumors
    Security in places they usually are not
    HR has a stack of boxes
    Leaders are going to last minute, long lasting 'planning' meetings
    Hiring comes to a hault in a particular location
    Company re-locates it's HQ
    Autonomy is reeled in
    Posted to external communities / comments on online posts




    Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15):

    careertalkswag.com

    Paypal:

    paypal.me/stephdennis13

    Anchor:

    https://anchor.fm/careertalk

    Amazon Wishlist:

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share

    Steph's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/

    Pod Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/

    Steph's Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13

    Pod Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast

    For show notes go to:

    http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/

    To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.):

    listentocareertalk.com

    For the Google Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1

    We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis

    You’re awesome!!

    Go be your amazing self today!!!


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message

    • 28 min
    How To Turn Around Low Performance At Work

    How To Turn Around Low Performance At Work

    Low performance at work is no good. It can be an indicator something is wrong. Often we need to make a change or pivot. Either you or your leader could notice or bring up the low performance.
    Why you might have low performance:

    Don't care
    Personal life impacting work
    Poor leader / leadership
    Lack of support
    Don't have the tools needed
    Not aligning to the vision or bigger picture
    Lack of plan or schedule
    Poor communication
    Not putting in the work / effort
    Can't get motivated / lack of energy
    Not being challenged enough / not working on the right projects or type of work
    Little to no recognition / appreciation
    Not being seen or heard
    Doing too much
    Cluttered physical space
    Toxic work environment


    What to do about it:

    Ask yourself how you are feeling
    Understand expectations / goals / KPI's /etc.
    Create a plan
    Assess if you're in the right role / working for right leader / in right organization
    Do you need to take time off?
    Delegate? Rebalance workload?
    Ask for what you need to be successful
    Set clear expectations
    Communicate - bordering over communication efforts / progress
    Track progress
    Get your voice heard
    Clean, organized, distraction free workspace
    Follow through, follow up
    Understand your impact
    Do the things that fill your bucket
    Ask for continuous feedback



    Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15):
    careertalkswag.com
    Paypal:
    paypal.me/stephdennis13
    Anchor:
    https://anchor.fm/careertalk
    Amazon Wishlist:
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share
    Steph's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/
    Pod Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/
    Steph's Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13
    Pod Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast
    For show notes go to:
    http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/
    To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.):
    listentocareertalk.com
    For the Google Survey:
    https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1
    We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis

    You’re awesome!!
    Go be your amazing self today!!!

    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message

    • 16 min
    How To Avoid Burnout

    How To Avoid Burnout

    Burnout is NOT fun!

    Over working yourself to the point where you need to sleep for days is not cool. Being busy is not something you should aspire to. Amazing time management and career alignment should be the goal.

    While working too many hours can lead to burnout, it's not the only cause.

    Causes:


    Too many hours
    Working a job you hate
    Working for a terrible leader
    Not enough rest
    Too much stress
    Lack of support system
    Ethics / morals / values don't align to your organization
    Don't get to make your own choices
    Bored or not challenged enough
    Taking on too much at once


    So with that, what exactly is burnout?



    Signs of burnout:


    Feeling tired / exhausted
    Not wanting to eat
    Easily getting sick
    Anxiety is heightened
    Having a hard time sleeping
    Difficulty focusing
    Irritability
    Easy to get angry or annoyed
    Feeling sad or depressed
    Being overly negative / can't find the positive
    Losing joy / happiness in things / activities / people you used to find it in
    Withdrawing
    Low performance / productivity
    Becoming obsessive over things / activities


    What to do:


    Take time off if you can
    Re-balance workload
    Talk to your leader - ask for options
    Get some movement in on a regular basis
    Sleep, sleep, sleep
    Add in more healthy eating options / vitamins
    Try meditation
    Engage in activities that relax you
    Do some breath work
    Get help
    Chat with friends, family and co-workers more frequently
    Distance yourself from negative people
    Work on projects that fuel your purpose




    Merch (you can get 15% off using code CAREERTALKPOD15):

    careertalkswag.com

    Paypal:

    paypal.me/stephdennis13

    Anchor:

    https://anchor.fm/careertalk

    Amazon Wishlist:

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T3HCEGR737Y7?ref_=wl_share

    Steph's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/stephdennis13/

    Pod Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/careertalkpodcast/

    Steph's Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephdennis13

    Pod Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/careertalkpodcast

    For show notes go to:

    http://stephdennis13.com/category/careertalk/

    To work together (resume reviews, career coaching, etc.):

    listentocareertalk.com

    For the Google Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/PToleX38QgQ4EPaz1

    We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis

    You’re awesome!!

    Go be your amazing self today!!!


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/careertalk/message

    • 16 min

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