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Conversations on Careers and Professional Life, from the Foster School of Business office of MBA Career Management

Host Gregory Heller has conversations with University of Washington and Foster School faculty, staff, alumni, executives, current MBA candidates and other experts relating to career development, planning, and resilience. If you're navigating a career change, pursuing your MBA, or looking to develop a resilient mindset to help you with your job search, this podcast may be for you!

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life Gregory Heller

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Conversations on Careers and Professional Life, from the Foster School of Business office of MBA Career Management

Host Gregory Heller has conversations with University of Washington and Foster School faculty, staff, alumni, executives, current MBA candidates and other experts relating to career development, planning, and resilience. If you're navigating a career change, pursuing your MBA, or looking to develop a resilient mindset to help you with your job search, this podcast may be for you!

    Jeff Perry On Coaching Engineers

    Jeff Perry On Coaching Engineers

    Jeff Perry, Foster Hybrid MBA '20, and founder of More Than Engineering, talks about his transition from engineer to coach of engineers and offers advice for how engineers can articulate their experience and value when switching careers. Visit ConversationsOnCareers.com for full episode show notes. Find additional resources at https://www.engineeringcareeraccelerator.com/uw

    • 35 min
    Portia Obeng on Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Portia Obeng on Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

     

    Portia Obeng is a social media strategist with over 10 years of experience in social media strategy and content management. Her current focus is supporting individuals and organizations in their use of LinkedIn and Instagram. Our conversation focuses on how anyone, but especially job seekers can use LinkedIn to build their person brand. This is episode complements last season's conversation with Jeremy Schifeling about his book Linked, and using LinkedIn for job search.
    We talk about:
    Why you should pay attention to LinkedIn even if you are happy with the job you're in, and why companies should want their employees to be active on LinkedIn. How to get started with interacting and making content on LinkedIn from: Making comments that add value on other people's posts. Commenting on your own company's posts Writing LinkedIn articles Making images with Canva both for posts and for your profile banner image Portia's top advice for updating your profile:
    Get a good profile photo and make sure it is set to visible to all people If you need a new photo, book a photo shoot with Shoott, or AirBNB Experience, or get a friend to help out. Be sure to smile. Don't be afraid to be bold and show your personality. Natural (and indirect) light is your friend. You can read an article I wrote with four tips for taking a LinkedIn Profile Photo. Update your headline and use key words for the role you want. Her formula for the about section:  What you do, how you do it, and why you're so good at it. Highlight your results. Update your LinkedIn Banners with and image made on Canva. The banner is a free billboard to advertise your value proposition We also talk about getting recommendation from colleagues or clients for your LinkedIn Profile.
    Portia recommended the Brown Ambition Podcast and an older show called Joblogues, and the following influencers on LinkedIn
    Cassey Ademola Lisa Orbé-Austin Tinu A and the Luxury Career Club You can find and follow Portia on LinkedIn.

    • 36 min
    Advice from Foster 2022 MBAs on the Career Search and Interviewing

    Advice from Foster 2022 MBAs on the Career Search and Interviewing

    On this episode, I share advice from three members of the Foster MBA class of 2022 on the career search and interviewing. Hear from Elizabeth Daly, Tyson Colledge, and Christine Pham on the importance of knowing your story, and how they prepared for MBA interviews.

    • 7 min
    Advice from 2022 Foster MBAs on Internships

    Advice from 2022 Foster MBAs on Internships

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    On this episode, I share some advice from three members of the Foster MBA class of 2022 on how to have a successful internship. Hear from Tyson Colledge, Elizabeth Daly and Christine Pham on the importance of networking, asking questions, and trying new things. 




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    • 6 min
    Mikaela Winter on Her Path to a Career in Sustainability at Microsoft

    Mikaela Winter on Her Path to a Career in Sustainability at Microsoft

    Microsoft Program Manager and Foster Evening MBA alum Mikaela Winter talks about pursuing a career in energy and sustainability. Full show notes at https://conversationsoncareers.com/2022/06/01/mikaela-winter-on-her-path-to-a-career-in-sustainability-at-microsoft/

    • 31 min
    Conquer LinkedIn with Jeremy Shifeling

    Conquer LinkedIn with Jeremy Shifeling

    On this episode, I speak with Jeremy Schifeling. Jeremy is co-author of the book Linked: Conquer LinkedIn, Get Your dream job. Own your future with Omar Garriot.


    Before getting his MBA from Michigan's Ross school of Business, Jeremy worked in education, including as a kindergarten teacher. After business school, he worked at LinkedIn, and is now director of consumer and product marketing at Khan Academy. he founded Break into Tech, a resource for anyone without a tech background to break into careers in tech, as he did, and regularly presents trainings on LinkedIn, including  to MBAs at the Foster School of Business.


    The book is like the missing manual for the modern job seeker on how to leverage linkedIn to build your network, score referrals, do company research and get a job offer. Jeremy and Omar also provide the reader with insights into the experience and mindset of recruiters using LinkedIn's powerful recruiter tool.





    We only scratch the surface of the advice in the book, but I think you'll come away from this conversation with some useful tips and actionable steps for using LinkedIn to level up your job search.


    We talk about what Jeremy thinks the most overlooked tool on LinkedIn is The importance of using keywords Why referrals are so important, and how to use LinkedIn to get them "Open to work" and how to think about when to use this picture frame on LinkedIn Why you should follow companies you are interested in How to find a direct email address for a recruiter or hiring manager and so much more!

    You can find Jeremy and Omar's work, the book and additional resources at TheJobInsiders.com. Other resources mentioned during the episode include:


    https://www.breakinto.tech/ Jeremy's guide to breaking into tech industry jobs without prior tech experience https://courses.breakinto.tech/courses/linkedin Jeremy and Omar's online course on mastering LinkedIn

    2-Hour Job Search, and my interview with the book's author Steve Dalton Two more of my episodes about informational interviewing with my colleagues, and with Foster Alum Asal Mirsalimi Lindsey Pollak  and her book Recalculating  Podcasts: Pivot with Kara Swisher & Scott Galloway, Sway with Kara Swisher, Prof G. Show with Scott Galloway Smart Passive Income podcast with Pat Flynn The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and their business plan competitions LinkedIn Career Explorer tool which you can find through the link on this page: https://www.thejobinsiders.com/explorer

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

thatengineeringguy14 ,

Great conversations for career builders!

Whether or not you have a connection to the UW Foster School, this podcast is worth listening to. Covering a wide range of topics to help give perspective on how you can make the most of your career!

Joel Graves ,

Great Podcast for MBA Students

Gregory does an excellent job presenting helpful tips and resources for all MBA students to use. Must-listen for UW MBA students.