45 episodes

It's a shocking (and unsustainable) statistic - 70% of professionals are disengaged on the job.

Engaged Pursuit was founded to fix that.

How are we doing that? By (finally) focusing on the employee and their experience.

The Engaged Pursuit podcast will deliver quick, insightful, fun, employee-centered career content weekly. Subscribe now!

Engaged Pursuit (Podcast): Your Story. Your Career‪.‬ Tom Perry

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

It's a shocking (and unsustainable) statistic - 70% of professionals are disengaged on the job.

Engaged Pursuit was founded to fix that.

How are we doing that? By (finally) focusing on the employee and their experience.

The Engaged Pursuit podcast will deliver quick, insightful, fun, employee-centered career content weekly. Subscribe now!

    S2 E19: Getting (& Staying!) Organized

    S2 E19: Getting (& Staying!) Organized

    You've heard of Spring Cleaning ... what about Fall Organization?? Could we make that a new thing for tech professionals?

    It's funny - tech folks are either HIGHLY organized (filed every email from 2004) or INCREDIBLY unorganized (can't find any emails from 2021).  The solution is probably somewhere in between ... 

    But how do you stay mentally organized to ensure professional success and engagement? There's lots of ways to optimize your inbox or create a folder system, but how do you ensure you're showing-up and staying organized as a HUMAN each day?  Glad you asked...

    In this latest episode of the Engaged Pursuit podcast, Founder Tom Perry highlights his Top 6 ways of getting (& staying!) organized mentally each day.  You'll hear some stuff he loves (get up early!!) as well as some new stuff - all with the intention to get you feeling better about the work you're doing each-and-every-day.

    Have a best practice that you'd like to share around how YOU stay organized? Send Tom an email (tom@engagedpursuit.com) or text (206.369.3124).

    Engaged Pursuit: Your Story. Your Career.

    #career #employeeengagement #leadership #organization #engagedpursuit

    • 9 min
    S2 E18: Your Fall Mindset: Getting Back in the Game

    S2 E18: Your Fall Mindset: Getting Back in the Game

    September ... Ugh!

    It's the month EVERYONE is back in the (virtual) office.  Summer breaks are over. Kids are headed back to school. Third quarter results are close. The Fourth Quarter is right around the corner.  The theme for the month:  T - U - R - B - O.

    Staying engaged professionally is tough during this time of year.  Especially in 2021.  Having a check-list of the realities of this month, what to do to prepare for the ups-and-downs, and how to think about the future is crucial to success this month (and the rest of the year).

    In this latest episode, Engaged Pursuit founder Tom Perry shares his Top 6 Tips-and-Tricks for getting through these challenging weeks (especially the week after Labor Day!) and feeling strong about your professional experience.

    We're continuing these best practices each week for the next couple months. In a shorter, easier to consume format, we'll be talking about the stuff that's important this time of year: staying organized, getting ready for your performance review, getting better balance approaching the holidays, and making sure your professional relationships are on-point.

    Working through something sticky professionally and want to talk to Tom? Send him an email: tom@engagedpursuit.com or sign-up for a complimentary 30min chat: calendly.com/engagedpursuit.

    Engaged Pursuit: Your Story. Your Career.

    Twitter + Linked-In: @engagedpursuit

    #engagedpursuit #employeeengagement #career #changemanagement #leadership

    • 11 min
    S2 E 17: Back to the Office??

    S2 E 17: Back to the Office??

    It seems like everyone is asking the same question - when are tech employees headed back to the office?? 

    Some companies have already started the process (10% here, 15% there...), and most are giving employees a "Fall 2021" return date (fingers crossed).

    Most professionals are both nervous and excited about a potential return to a formal office environment. Excited to see everyone, but nervous about falling into the same routine and/or showing-up in the same way...

    Engaged Pursuit founder Tom Perry highlights his take on this huge opportunity. Being away for the past 16+ months has been tough and coming back presents a big opportunity to re-invent (or double-down on) your Career Path.

    Headed back to the office and feeling scared? Have back-to-the-office stories of your own? Give Tom a shout at tom@engagedpursuit.com

    Engaged Pursuit: Your Story. Your Career.

    • 15 min
    S2 E16: Graduation's Here! Nailing the First 90 Days in Your New Job

    S2 E16: Graduation's Here! Nailing the First 90 Days in Your New Job

    The first few months in a new job are crucial - whether you're a recent grad and starting in your first gig, or a long-time professional who's transitioning into a new organization. Folks often don't think (enough) about how to nail these first 60 and/or 90 days. My learnings: The relationships you build in those first few months are crucial to long-term success.

    Engaged Pursuit founder Tom Perry highlights his thinking on the most important things to do and the most important communities to consider during your first couple months on the job. Remember - you own this experience!

    About to start a new job or struggling in your first few months? Reach out to Tom directly at tom@engagedpursuit.com or sign-up for a complimentary 30m 1:1 at calendly.com/engagedpursuit.

    Engaged Pursuit: Your Story. Your Career.

    • 14 min
    S2 E15: Graduation's Here! Setting Yourself Apart Throughout The Interview Process

    S2 E15: Graduation's Here! Setting Yourself Apart Throughout The Interview Process

    Of course, you're preparing for al the tough interview questions that might come your way as you get ready for your Zoom or Teams experience. All your results, all your impact ... but what about the HUMAN on the other side of that question?  How should you think about preparing for the potential focus areas and (more importantly) the connection that you have to make in order for the person (or persons) to say "yes" to a hiring decision??

    In this third episode on our series of important Communities, Engaged Pursuit founder Tom Perry will discuss his tips/tricks for preparing for the human side of the interviewer community - those individuals who you're going to be talking with throughout your interview (from recruiters to hiring managers to partner teams).  

    Know a recent grad or someone who could use a little help thinking about (or preparing for) an important interview? Tom is still offering complimentary 30 min discussions ... sign-up at calendly.com/engagedpursuit

    Engaged Pursuit: Your Story. Your Career.

    #career #graduates #classof2021 #employeeengagement #engagedpursuit

    • 18 min
    S2 E14: Graduation's Here! Setting Your Family (& Network) Up For Success (+ May Job Numbers!)

    S2 E14: Graduation's Here! Setting Your Family (& Network) Up For Success (+ May Job Numbers!)

    Big episode this week!

    Starting out by highlighting the May 2021 job numbers just released this morning. Main take-away: The overall unemployment number decreased to 5.8% (yay!), but the recovery continues to take longer than expected and we have millions of jobs to go (not so yay!). Subscribe to the Engaged Pursuit newsletter to get Tom's latest (and deeper) analysis of these numbers (and what he's seeing in the market) next week!

    The second part of the podcast is all about the graduating senior getting ready to hit the "real world" - specifically how to think about your family (& other folks in your network) who are looking to help. How do you manage this important (& sometimes annoying!) community? Tom will highlight his foundational take-away as well as his tips-and-tricks to ensure you're feeling good as those close to you ask a bunch of questions.

    Next up - How to think about (and manage) the Employer community - those who you will be talking to and interviewing with as your job search intensifies over the summer.  

    Engaged Pursuit is everywhere - check us out on Linked In and Twitter (@engagedpursuit).

    Want to talk to Tom? Check out calendly.com/engagedpursuit.com to sign-up for a complimentary 30m discussion.

    Engaged Pursuit: Your Story. Your Career.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

SeattleTechGuy ,

Tons of insightful perspective

Finding a lot of useful & applicable information in the first few podcasts. I love Tom's personable approach and focus on the employee experience. Can't wait for more!

Lucky-charm ,

Helps you navigate your career in this new world

Tom is authentic and his advice is so tremendously helpful especially when navigating this new Covid world. So much change whether you are in a job or not. Love his perspective, the citing of real facts and love that he brings his true personality and passions here too. Fun podcast, Tom!

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