"Conversations with Blossom Career" is all about developing the skills you need to decide what your dream job actually looks like, find the job that matches your criteria, and ace the interview process. Learn how to make choices that will satisfy your soul AND pay your bills. Tune in on the second Tuesday of every month for more tips, ideas, and strategies, plus interviews with the kind of people you may be facing down across the interview table. For more information, check out my website, BlossomCareer.com and subscribe to "Conversations with Blossom Career" wherever you listen to podcasts.
Let's talk about fear
October is the month of scary stuff — ghosts, vampires, zombies, oh my!
So which of these is scarier: quitting a job that makes you miserable? Or NOT quitting?
In this episode, Career Coach Katherine Bouglai talks with Scott MacDonald, former math instructor now software engineer, who made the move, despite his deeply ingrained fear of change.
What makes us afraid to jump? Katherine and Scott break it down.
Find Katherine and schedule an appointment to face your own fears at Blossom Career.
Knowing your DISC style can improve your career
The DISC assessment is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. Many employers use them to build a well-functioning team.
DISC can help you understand your patterns at work and in life, help you improve your relationships and communication, make you more productive, and even help you choose the right career path.
In this episode, Katherine talks with Jane Roqueplot, founder of JaneCo's Sensible Solutions, about how the DISC can empower career changers to find work that suits them best.
What recruiters are really looking for
In this episode, Senior Recruiter Elizabeth Shaddy has the inside scoop on what recruiters are looking for — do you have the skills and requirements listed in the job description? Have you kept yourself relevant with your skills and technology? Did your work positively impact the business you were working at previously?
There's so much valuable information in this episode, so listen closely, then visit BlossomCareer.com to schedule your free consultation with Katherine Bouglai.
What Hiring Managers are really looking for
Let’s talk about job interviews. Do you typically get nervous before an interview? Would you like to hear some helpful tips on how to prepare for your next hot job interview?
In this episode, host Katherine Bouglai has a discussion with hiring manager Jonathan Hyatt.
Stop rehearsing your scripts and discover what’s really important to focus on during your next hot interview. Also, learn how you can ease your anxiety before the interview and position yourself as the best candidate for the role.
Secrets behind offer negotiations
Does the idea of offer negotiations make you uncomfortable? You're not alone. We all want better salaries, more vacation time, sign-in bonuses, etc. But to get what we want, we have to ask.
In this podcast, host Katherine Bouglai of Blossom Career interviews salary negotiation expert Ezra Singer on best negotiation practices.
Hear common myths about negotiations, best approaches, and tons of other great advice. Not only could you make more money, you'll be confident asking for what you deserve.
Resume disasters and how to avoid them
If you're looking for a new job or seeking a career change, chances are your resume needs transforming.
Things that used to be common practice aren't, and with the growing use of applicant tracking systems, it's easy to create a resume that gets binned before it ever sees the sun.
Graphic resumes? Graduation dates? Buzzwords, yes or no? In this podcast, host Katherine Bouglai of Blossom Career talks with resume expert Cathy Lanzalaco of Inspire Careers about the dos and don'ts of modern resumes.