Are you stuck in a career you don't like, or confused about how to even get one started? Welcome to the Career Lab, a podcast featuring the real life clients of America's Career Counselor, Julie LaCroix and her co-host Joel Siegel PhD.
Julie is an expert career counselor dedicated to launching the lives of young professionals by bringing their skills into alignment with today's job market. Don't settle for underemployment, dissatisfaction, or lack of direction. Join in the fun and real life lessons here at the Career Lab, and launch a career you'll love!
Career Shift from Academia to Corporate
Tony has spent 14 years in academia working towards becoming a tenured professor only to find that he now wants to shift into the corporate world and marry his deep knowledge of the psychology of creativity into a role that will be both fulfilling and rewarding. This transition is not only a major career shift, but also an identity shift. Listen in as Julie and Joel give him the strategy he needs to begin walking his career forward.
Knowledge is Power
Wendy is an event planner with a lifetime of experience who is caught in the crossfires of the pandemic like so many others. As certain industries come to a grinding halt, we find out where to look for the next job. Listen in as Julie and Joel help Wendy navigate these uncertain times, and provide hope and direction for her and for you with their expert advice.
Special Guest Episode: Inside the Restaurant Industry
Find out how the hospitality industry copes with the pandemic, and what you can expect in the future. With 6% of Americans in the hospitality industry, this is one you do not want to miss. Join Joel as he interviews special guest JC Clow of the Winery Restaurants Group about how COVID has impacted his restaurants and how he plans to survive the pandemic.
Special Episode: Video Calls, Pivoting, and More COVID Tips
In this special COVID themed episode, Julie and Joel share their inside knowledge of the current job market. Get tips to navigate this time difficult time and ideas for moving forward. Listen in as they talk about what is happening throughout the job market, offer tips for presenting yourself in a video call, and most importantly - why you don't need to panic.
Going with the COVID Flow
Laurie is out of work like so many others during the COVID pandemic. What does it mean to 'go with the flow' during these unparalleled times? Listen in as Julie and Joel help Laurie and millions of Americans re-examine their careers through the COVID lens.
Special Guest Episode: COVID - Jobs in a Changing World
Patrick Collard of Trust HR discusses hiring, jobs, and the new world of remote workers from both the view of the employer and the employee. Listen in as Julie and Joel shed light onto the changing workplace and what we can do to move forward.
Most informative and supportive podcast
So glad to have found this podcast - Julie and Joel really hit home on how to properly align my skills to move forward with my career. Excellent podcast!
If you’re in a career transition, I definitely recommend this podcast!
Can you do a podcast about what the job market is looking or secretly looking for as well?
I just want to be able to stay in a job now. I’m 42 and I can’t be job hoping anymore. I just want to be taken seriously, and especially not being stuck in a high school environment.