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Shortcut your path to being more successful at work. This show helps you figure out what you truly want, land a job, make more money, advance your career, and improve your work life with actionable insights from experts that boost work performance.

We're covering job searches, job interviews, resumes, LinkedIn, how to get paid and get a salary raise, career growth tips, leadership and management advice, workplace interpersonal skills, wellness strategies, work-life balance, confidence, career transitions, workplace toxicity, and more!

Listen wherever you get your podcasts, follow @careercontessa on Instagram for daily career tips, and subscribe to our newsletter at www.careercontessa.com/newsletter

Career Contessa Dear Media

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    • 4.9 • 418 Ratings

Shortcut your path to being more successful at work. This show helps you figure out what you truly want, land a job, make more money, advance your career, and improve your work life with actionable insights from experts that boost work performance.

We're covering job searches, job interviews, resumes, LinkedIn, how to get paid and get a salary raise, career growth tips, leadership and management advice, workplace interpersonal skills, wellness strategies, work-life balance, confidence, career transitions, workplace toxicity, and more!

Listen wherever you get your podcasts, follow @careercontessa on Instagram for daily career tips, and subscribe to our newsletter at www.careercontessa.com/newsletter

    The Art of the Second Act

    The Art of the Second Act

    Only 23% of Americans report being satisfied with their careers, according to a recent Gallup survey. That leaves many people unhappy and in pursuit of something more meaningful. Andy Levine, host of Second Act Stories, studies people who start their careers over. He’ll teach you:The art of the second actThe difference between planners and leapers in a second actWhy money is not a substitute for purposeWhere to look for inspiration for your second act careerShow Notes

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    Quitting Your Job With No Plan B: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/quitting-your-job-with-no-plan-b/id1434354911?i=1000458515463

    The Good Enough Job: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stop-pursuing-the-dream-job-a-good-enough-job-is-even-better/id1434354911?i=1000614109779




    Guest Resources:

    Second Act Stories:https://www.secondactstories.org/

    The Art of the Second Act TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SdNAi-v43U 




    Career Contessa Resources

    Book 1:1 career coaching session: https://www.careercontessa.com/hire-a-mentor/ 

    Take an online course: https://www.careercontessa.com/education/ 

    Get your personalized salary report: https://www.careercontessa.com/the-salary-project/ 

    Browse open jobs: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/

    This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.

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    • 21 min
    3 Strategic Relationships You Need For Career Growth

    3 Strategic Relationships You Need For Career Growth

    When it comes to building relationships at work, do you know which ones yield the highest ROI? Today we’re joined by April Little, an executive career coach, who will teach us: 3 strategic relationships you need for career growthA quarterly habit to implement for long-term career advancementActionable advice on building mutually beneficial relationships at work


    Show Notes

    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW

    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  

    Lauren LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenmcgoodwin/

    Networking Course: https://careercontessa.teachable.com/p/the-successful-networker




    Guest Resources:

    April LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprillatoyalittle/

    Discovery Call:




    Career Contessa Resources

    Book 1:1 career coaching session: https://www.careercontessa.com/hire-a-mentor/ 

    Take an online course: https://www.careercontessa.com/education/ 

    Get your personalized salary report: https://www.careercontessa.com/the-salary-project/ 

    Browse open jobs: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/

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    • 31 min
    3 Simple Tips to Talk Smarter According to a Stanford Professor

    3 Simple Tips to Talk Smarter According to a Stanford Professor

    Stanford professor, author, and podcast host Matt Abrahams is back on the show to share simple tips that will help you think faster and talk smarter. You’ll learn:How to manage speaking anxiety symptomsSimple ways to structure your communication for the audienceHow to reframe the way you approach a negotiation3 communications skills to master for successTips for understanding your own communication preferencesShow Notes

    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW

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    Free communication guide: https://www.careercontessa.com/resources/communication-guide/




    Guest Resources:

    Website: https://mattabrahams.com/

    Book: https://mattabrahams.com/books/

    Podcast: https://mattabrahams.com/podcast/

    CC episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-communicate-effectively-when-youre-put-on-the-spot/id1434354911?i=1000629169644

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maabrahams/ 




    Career Contessa Resources

    Book 1:1 career coaching session: https://www.careercontessa.com/hire-a-mentor/ 

    Take an online course: https://www.careercontessa.com/education/ 

    Get your personalized salary report: https://www.careercontessa.com/the-salary-project/ 

    Browse open jobs: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/

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    • 25 min
    5 Lesser-Known LinkedIn Profile Tips and Hacks for 2024

    5 Lesser-Known LinkedIn Profile Tips and Hacks for 2024

    LinkedIn expert Jeremy Schifeling is back on the show to share 5 ways to create a better LinkedIn profile in 2024. We’ll discuss:Which LinkedIn profile sections matter the mos—and how to optimize themHow to fill out a profile when you’re in a career transitionTips for using AI to enhance your profileTools that allow you to network with anyone


    Show Notes

    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW

    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  

    The LinkedIn Lab: https://careercontessa.teachable.com/p/the-linkedin-lab/

    Lauren LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenmcgoodwin/




    Guest Resources:

    The Job Insiders: www.thejobinsiders.com

    AI for Careers book: https://amzn.to/3VIv9LJ

    CC episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-optimize-your-linkedin-profile-and-double-your/id1434354911?i=1000569633811

    Jeremy LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/schifeling/ 




    Career Contessa Resources

    Book 1:1 career coaching session: https://www.careercontessa.com/hire-a-mentor/

    Take an online course: https://www.careercontessa.com/education/

    Get your personalized salary report: https://www.careercontessa.com/the-salary-project/

    Browse open jobs: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/ 

    This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.

    Episode Perks:

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    • 34 min
    The New Happy: How to Get Happiness Right In a World That’s Got It Wrong

    The New Happy: How to Get Happiness Right In a World That’s Got It Wrong

    We all want to be happy, but happiness always seems to be out of reach — until now. Well-being expert and social media sensation Stephanie Harrison of The New Happy is here to share:The counterintuitive secrets to happinessA practical guide to help us all learn how to live a happy lifeWhy we should focus on values vs. habitsBreaking away from your self-worth being tied to achievementsShow Notes

    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW

    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  




    Guest Resources:

    The New Happy Book: https://amzn.to/3PwfJ9x

    The New Happy Website:https://www.thenewhappy.com/

    The New Happy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newhappyco 




    Career Contessa Resources

    Book 1:1 career coaching session: https://www.careercontessa.com/hire-a-mentor/ 

    Take an online course: https://www.careercontessa.com/education/ 

    Get your personalized salary report: https://www.careercontessa.com/the-salary-project/ 

    Browse open jobs: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/

    This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.

    Episode Perks:

    Get a $75 sponsored job credit to get your jobs more visibility at indeed.com/CONTESSA.

    Produced by Dear Media

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    • 25 min
    Why Am I Like That: The 4 Attachment Styles Explained

    Why Am I Like That: The 4 Attachment Styles Explained

    Dive into the world of personal development with Thais Gibson, the founder of The Personal Development School and an expert on attachment theory.




    Your attachment style plays an essential role in your life and career. Thais will teach us:What your “attachment style” means and the 4 types How to figure out your attachment styleHow to make your attachment style “secure”The difference between “core wounds” and “core needs”


    Show Notes

    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW

    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  




    Guest Resources:

    Website: https://university.personaldevelopmentschool.com/

    Free Quiz: https://attachment.personaldevelopmentschool.com/?_gl=1*15q7en0*_ga*MTkxNzU1ODAwMS4xNzExNTU5MjY2*_ga_YX58DQ9DW1*MTcxMTU1OTI2Ni4xLjEuMTcxMTU1OTU0MC41My4wLjA. 

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThePersonalDevelopmentSchool 




    Career Contessa Resources

    Book 1:1 career coaching session: https://www.careercontessa.com/hire-a-mentor/ 

    Take an online course: https://www.careercontessa.com/education/ 

    Get your personalized salary report: https://www.careercontessa.com/the-salary-project/ 

    Browse open jobs: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

IronmandyNYC ,

I listen to this while triathlon training - that’s how much I love it!

The best career and job searching advice ever! It’s strategic, tactical, engaging, and inspiring! I get so much out of this podcast. I use all the tips and tricks, and find the discussions relatable and authentic. Totally helps my mental health too!

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Obsessed

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Great advice!

This podcast has been so helpful as I work on furthering my career!

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