28 episodes

It’s a podcast about jobs! Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions of your life. Every week join Kris Calvert, an insanely curious people junkie, as she interviews guests about their cool jobs - what they do everyday, how they got there and why they stay. If you have a job and are thinking about a career change or are in school or just wondering what to do with you life, this podcast is for you!

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It’s a podcast about jobs! Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions of your life. Every week join Kris Calvert, an insanely curious people junkie, as she interviews guests about their cool jobs - what they do everyday, how they got there and why they stay. If you have a job and are thinking about a career change or are in school or just wondering what to do with you life, this podcast is for you!

    FAST TRACK: Embalmer

    FAST TRACK: Embalmer

    Kris takes you on the FAST TRACK with Valerie Mabry who works as an embalmer at a private funeral home in her home state of Alabama. It’s amazing when you think about how very little most of us know about an industry that all of us will, in some way or another, be involved with. In this fascinating interview, you will find out what really goes on behind the scenes at a funeral home, what it takes to prepare a body for proper viewing, what some of the personally rewarding benefits are, and even what the schooling and licensing is all about. If you are enamored by CSI or loved your anatomy lab and in the end can handle supporting people at a great time of emotional need, this work might be for you!  As Valerie says it’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” in this job, but no more waiting here! Take a listen and even get some great tips about the whole process that you can use today.

    • 20 min
    Valerie Mabry | Embalmer

    Valerie Mabry | Embalmer

    The very interesting and compelling work of an embalmer is your job ticket of the day! Kris sits down with Valerie Mabry who works as an embalmer at a private funeral home in her home state of Alabama.  It’s amazing when you think about how very little most of us know about an industry that all of us will, in some way or another, be involved with.  In this fascinating interview, you will find out what really goes on behind the scenes at a funeral home, what it takes to prepare a body for proper viewing, what some of the personally rewarding benefits are, and even what the schooling and licensing is all about. If you are enamored by CSI or loved your anatomy lab and in the end can handle supporting people at a great time of emotional need, this work might be for you!  As Valerie says it’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” in this job, but no more waiting here! Take a listen and even get some great tips about the whole process that you can use today.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    FAST TRACK: XL Driver | UBER

    FAST TRACK: XL Driver | UBER

    What’s it really like to driver for UBER?! You might think having some extra cash on your own schedule with your own car- or hey, even renting a car to drive- sounds like a dream come true! And maybe it is… Kris takes you on the FAST TRACK with a conversation with Ernest Priestly, engineer first and now, threeyears running, an official UBER driver! You are in for a behind the sceneslook at the worklife of being an UBER driver-- rude passengers, heartfeltstories, LAX pickup tips and tricks, how much money can you make drivingsomeone from LA to Las Vegas and so much more! Come along for a verytruthful tale of the expected and unexpected benefits of being an UBERdriver!

    • 20 min
    Ernest Priestly – XL Driver | UBER

    Ernest Priestly – XL Driver | UBER

    What’s it really like to driver for UBER?! You might think having some extra cash on your own schedule with your own car- or hey, even renting a car to drive- sounds like a dream come true! And maybe it is… Kris takes a long commute conversation with Ernest Priestly, engineer first and now, threeyears running, an official UBER driver! You are in for a behind the sceneslook at the worklife of being an UBER driver-- rude passengers, heartfeltstories, LAX pickup tips and tricks, how much money can you make drivingsomeone from LA to Las Vegas and so much more! Come along for a verytruthful tale of the expected and unexpected benefits of being an UBERdriver!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    FAST TRACK: Physical Therapist

    FAST TRACK: Physical Therapist

    Let’s get physical this week with physical therapist and pelvic floor expert Julie Sarton! If you love the idea of helping people through the power of physical touch and are ready for some heavy-duty medical-based academic training to do it, then come along for this very cool job interview. Julie gives you the ins and outs of what it takes to get into physical therapy (PT) school, academic requirements, personality traits, what referrals help you and so much more. From there she will lay out the how you can choose your area of specialty and how you can become an expert in that area--letting you know along the way how incredibly diverse this field is and what physical therapists can be involved with in the healing process. Julie is a pelvic floor expert who has seen this specialty grow by leaps and bounds in her many years in practice. She gives you not only a really good idea of what it takes to become a physical therapist, but also how intensively challenging and rewarding the ongoing professional journey can be. And for all you over-achievers, Julie tells us about the motivation required to have your own PT business and grow it successfully.
    Physical Therapy License Requirementswww.apta.org/Licensure/
    American Physical Therapy Association
    http://www.apta.org/MIPS/
     

    • 28 min
    Julie Sarton | Physical Therapist, Owner at Sarton Physical Therapy

    Julie Sarton | Physical Therapist, Owner at Sarton Physical Therapy

    Let’s get physical this week with physical therapist and pelvic floor expert Julie Sarton! If you love the idea of helping people through the power of physical touch and are ready for some heavy-duty medical-based academic training to do it, then come along for this very cool job interview. Julie gives you the ins and outs of what it takes to get into physical therapy (PT) school, academic requirements, personality traits, what referrals help you and so much more. From there she will lay out the how you can choose your area of specialty and how you can become an expert in that area--letting you know along the way how incredibly diverse this fieldis and what physical therapists can be involved with in the healing process. Julie is a pelvic floor expert who has seen this specialty grow by leaps and bounds in her many years in practice. She gives you not only a really good idea of what it takes to become a physical therapist, but also how intensively challenging and rewarding the ongoing professional journey can be. And for all you over-achievers, Julie tells us about the motivation required to have your own PT business and grow it successfully.
    Physical Therapy License Requirementswww.apta.org/Licensure/
    American Physical Therapy Association
    http://www.apta.org/MIPS/
     

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

JC McBuster ,

Interesting and insightful

I am loving this approach to learing about other people's jobs! Kris is great at getting the guests to share the back story details of what it takes to do these jobs. Love it! I have never heard anyone take this kind of approach to learning about what it is we do here. I will definitley be tuning in to learn more and I am looking forward to who is on next! Thanks for a great podcast platform.

ilovehockey5 ,

Great insiders view to law enforcement

Amazing interview. Raw, compelling and insightful look into being a female cop and the rigorous training. The truth told, nothing held back.

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