326 episodes

Chris Villanueva, CEO & Co-Founder of Let's Eat, Grandma resume service, proudly hosts the Career Warrior Podcast for job seekers of all backgrounds. You will hear job-hunting strategies from industry leaders, resume experts, and top coaches to help guide you through your career.
This show retells the stories and struggles of job seekers, industry professionals, and brave startup founders. Hear about their career pitfalls and how they climbed out of them in these episodes.
The Career Warrior Podcast covers the best career-related content by discussing all topics relevant to all entry-level applicants, mid-career candidates, and high-level executives - from the ideal resume page formatting to writing a resignation letter. We want you to become the best professional you can be in your career!

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Career Warrior Podcast Let's Eat, Grandma Resume Services

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    • 4.8 • 93 Ratings

Chris Villanueva, CEO & Co-Founder of Let's Eat, Grandma resume service, proudly hosts the Career Warrior Podcast for job seekers of all backgrounds. You will hear job-hunting strategies from industry leaders, resume experts, and top coaches to help guide you through your career.
This show retells the stories and struggles of job seekers, industry professionals, and brave startup founders. Hear about their career pitfalls and how they climbed out of them in these episodes.
The Career Warrior Podcast covers the best career-related content by discussing all topics relevant to all entry-level applicants, mid-career candidates, and high-level executives - from the ideal resume page formatting to writing a resignation letter. We want you to become the best professional you can be in your career!

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    #327) Career Breaks | Tackling Redundancy While Filling Out Applications | Using a Sample Portfolio in Job Interviews

    #327) Career Breaks | Tackling Redundancy While Filling Out Applications | Using a Sample Portfolio in Job Interviews

    Are you ready to revolutionize your job search? In this episode, we're delving into some of the most pressing questions from job seekers, tackling topics from LinkedIn career breaks to crafting impressive interview portfolios. Join us as we uncover the strategies that will set you apart in today's competitive job market.
    🔍 Question 1: Should You Use the LinkedIn Career Break Feature?
    Navigate the complexities of career gaps with insights from Reem Abouemera and Chris. Discover the potential benefits and pitfalls of utilizing LinkedIn's Career Break feature and learn how it can impact your job search strategy.
    📝 Question 2: Yes, You Need to Re-Enter Your Resume Info on Those Darn Job Applications — Here’s Why.
    Unravel the mysteries of applicant tracking systems (ATS) with expert advice from Chris. Explore why re-entering your resume information on job applications is crucial for maximizing your chances of getting noticed by recruiters and hiring managers.
    💼 Question 3: How can I use a sample portfolio for a job interview?
    Unlock the power of interview portfolios with a step-by-step guide from letseatgrandma.com. From cover pages to work samples, discover how to create a compelling portfolio that showcases your skills, experience, and suitability for the job.
    Join us as we delve into these key questions and equip you with the tools you need to ace your next job interview. Don't miss out on this essential advice for standing out in today's competitive job market!
    Resources:
    Get more help on your applications from Let’s Eat, Grandma
    List of Questions Asked on a Job Application
    LinkedIn Members Can Now Spotlight Career Breaks on Their Profiles
    Should You Use the LinkedIn Career Break Feature?
    Yes, You Need to Re-Enter Your Resume Info on Those Darn Job Applications — Here’s Why.
    Why an Interview Portfolio Will Land You the Job 


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    • 11 min
    #326): LinkedIn Keywords | How to Fix ‘Responsible for’ in Your Resume | Are Physical Addresses Needed in Cover Letters?

    #326): LinkedIn Keywords | How to Fix ‘Responsible for’ in Your Resume | Are Physical Addresses Needed in Cover Letters?

    Are You Using the Top Keywords for Your LinkedIn in 2024?
    Do You Need to Include the Company’s Address (or Yours) on a Cover Letter?
    How should I phrase my professional experiences on my resume? 
    For this episode and next episode, I’m focusing on some very specific and great questions from our blog. This is such valuable data because these questions certainly surprised us as top questions that were being asked.

    Resources
    Do You Need to Include the Company’s Address (or Yours) on a Cover Letter?
    Are You Using the Top Keywords for Your LinkedIn in 2024?
    Synonyms to Use for “Responsible For”

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    • 8 min
    #325) Troubleshooting No Callbacks | Top Reasons You’re Not Getting Noticed

    #325) Troubleshooting No Callbacks | Top Reasons You’re Not Getting Noticed

    “I’m not getting any callbacks. I’ve applied for 300+ positions!” 
    “I am perfectly qualified for the position.”
    “My job search has been going on way too long.”
    These are the common cries of job seekers and you may have even said some of these verbatim.
    Today, I’d like to discuss the most common and difficult part of the job search process, get your wheels turning, and hopefully add some extra oomph to you as a side benefit. Spoiler alert: the resume is one part of why you may get hired, but it’s not the only thing that may be holding you back. 
    I’m Chris, the founder and CEO of Let’s Eat, Grandma. We’re focused on helping mid to senior-level professionals get noticed and land more interviews. Head on over to letseatgrandma.com and get your free resume critique.

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    • 17 min
    #324) ATS Unveiled: Your Resume Checklist for 2024

    #324) ATS Unveiled: Your Resume Checklist for 2024

     In this episode of the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast, Chris Villanueva unveils the secrets to conquering Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) with our comprehensive ATS-friendly checklist. As job seekers gear up for success in their applications, understanding ATS intricacies is paramount.
    Key Talking Points:
    Design Tips for ATS Success: Learn the design choices to ensure your resume not only catches the human eye but also navigates through ATS systems seamlessly.Effective Keyword Targeting: Chris guides you through the process of identifying and integrating position-specific keywords that will make your resume stand out to both ATS and hiring managers.File Type Matters: Explore the often overlooked yet crucial aspect of resume submissions – the file type.Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey, this episode equips you with practical tips to navigate the world of ATS and ensure your resume lands on the desks of hiring managers. Head to letseatgrandma.com/podcast for additional resources tailored for podcast listeners.
    Tune in now and unlock the secrets to mastering ATS with our comprehensive checklist. It's time to elevate your resume game and secure the job you deserve!

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    • 13 min
    #323) Leveling Up Your Resume for a Promotion

    #323) Leveling Up Your Resume for a Promotion

    Unlock the secrets to leveling up your resume for either an internal promotion or an external application for a leveled-up position. Whether you're eyeing a director-level position or aiming for the C-Suite, this episode is your guide to standing out for that next career move.
    In this episode, we address the most sought-after theme of 2024 from mid-level to executive job seekers. Head over to letseatgrandma.com and submit your resume for a free review to ensure yours stands out.
    Discover how your new resume can set you apart, focusing on results rather than just skills. Learn from the story of a supply chain director aiming for C-Suite roles and explore genius bullet points that showcase your impact.
    Zoom out strategically by aligning your resume with job postings, emphasizing your key strengths. Utilize the summary section as your branding tool, incorporating a tagline that defines your leadership vision. Uncover additional tools that we’ll discuss in this episode.

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    • 15 min
    #322) How to Include Resume Accomplishments Even if That's ‘Too Difficult’

    #322) How to Include Resume Accomplishments Even if That's ‘Too Difficult’

    Some of our resume writers share insights on the challenge many clients face with metrics and emphasize the power of qualifying and quantifying skills with measurable outcomes. Discover how incorporating numbers sets you apart from the competition and elevates you to the top of the resume pile.
    In our discussion, we explore creative ways to highlight achievements when metrics are scarce. Learn how to put on your investigative hat, drawing inspiration from company reports, social media, and even conversations with colleagues. Gain valuable tips on providing context and scope to your work, enhancing the impact of your accomplishments.
    We also pay a visit to Japan, drawing parallels from the collectivistic nature of Japanese society. Find out how the concept of collective responsibility and harmony can influence the way you present your achievements in a team-oriented context.
    As we delve into the FAQ segment, get answers to common questions like "How much?" and learn how to focus your energy on emphasizing recent experiences. Discover the importance of honesty when including numbers on your resume and defend yourself against the temptation to exaggerate or lie.
    For a personalized resume writing experience, head over to letseatgrandma.com/podcast. Don't miss out on this episode that could transform your career narrative and set you on the path to success. Tune in to the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast today!
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

BeckyKF ,

Actionable thought provoking!

So glad I discovered the Career Warriors podcast. It’s perfect for immediate need “spot fixes” for resume questions and more. It also provides deeply, thought provoking topics from interesting guests. I love the variety!

Jennifertherealtor ,

So refreshing!

Love this podcast and the recent episode with Clara. Loves her message about getting into action to make changes.

GVandegrift ,

Great for all job seekers

Great information and guest episodes. A must listen for anyone seeking a new job or career change! Great podcast!

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