Full-time employees, part-timers, temps, interns, freelancers and members of the gig economy: they’re all citizens of a place called Jobland. This podcast explores jobs you may never have heard of or wondered about, nontraditional career paths and compelling journeys to success. We’ll talk to everyday, exceptional people about what they do, their motivation, the doors that opened for them, their advice for job seekers and much more. Hosted by fellow citizen, Andrew Harmon.
My guest is Brian Lowit, founder of Lovitt Records, label manager at legendary record label Dischord Records and owner of Desert Mountain Ice Cream in Washington DC. He talks about getting creative with his college mailroom, starting a record label out of his dorm room and how the digital music revolution has impacted the industry. Brian talke about growing up DIY in Washington DC, what led him to such diverse endeavors as Mount Desert Ice Cream and why it makes sense that he ended up exactly where he is.
Episode #4 features St Louis immigration and civil rights attorney Javad Khazaeli. We discuss how he came to practice immigration law and how it continues to adapt to recent political, social and technological advances (and setbacks). He shares some of his varied experiences working in the Federal Government and what led him to strike out on his own. Javad also talks about writing a New York Times op-ed and offers up some great interview advice.
Episode #3 of Citizens of Jobland features executive recruiter and Jeff Award winning actor Michael Lindner. We discuss how the pandemic has changed the job market, his own transition from non-union to Equity actor and how success on the stage prompted him to take on a second career. An expert career coach, Michael talks about what goes into being an effective executive recruiter (don’t call him a headhunter) and offers advice for job seekers.
Dr Alex Lickerman
Dr Alex Lickerman, CEO of Chicago-based provider of direct primary care ImagineMD. Discuss how the innovative model addresses the needs of patients that the traditional fee for service method can't, as well as the ways it can potentially revolutionize healthcare. He talks about what he learned in his 20 years practicing medicine at the University of Chicago, the challenges faced by primary care physicians and striking a balance between caring for patients, business growth and being an author on resilience.
We'll hear from Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. She talks about her varied career after law school, her time at Teach for America both in the classroom and as an administrator and the valuable experiences that led her to head the nation's largest workforce system.
Launching Summer 2020