34 episodes

Helping you overcome workplace nonsense and bad bosses

The Corporate Shado‪w‬ Dr. Ryan Giffen

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Helping you overcome workplace nonsense and bad bosses

    35. Improve Your Interview Skills and Land Your Dream Job (Part 2)

    35. Improve Your Interview Skills and Land Your Dream Job (Part 2)

    Interviewing for your dream job can be one of the most nerve-racking times in anyone’s life. You can try so hard to nail the interview, but it’s also important to know that there is such a thing as over-preparing. This situation is all too common: you spend countless hours polishing your resume to make it look perfect, only to bomb the interview. You might stumble over your words or become so nervous that you can’t make eye contact with the other person. No matter how smart or qualified you are for a particular job, you have to develop specific skills for interview success to be considered for the position. Dr. Giffen walks you through a behind-the-scenes view from the boardroom in this second series of a three-part episode.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    · How you’re already being interviewed before meeting with the interviewer.
    · The importance to listening to the interviewer and how to fine tune your listening skills.
    · How to relate to your interviewer on a personal level.
    · Leveraging your resume to your advantage during the interview.
    · Why using foul language is never a good idea.
    About Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.
    Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.
    Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping everyday employees navigate the nonsense of workplace obstacles as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.

    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen!
    Website: https://www.inospire.com
    Podcast: https://inospire.com/podcasts
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.

    • 15 min
    34. Improve Your Interview Skills and Land Your Dream Job (Part 1)

    34. Improve Your Interview Skills and Land Your Dream Job (Part 1)

    Interviewing for your dream job can be one of the most nerve-racking times in anyone’s life. You can try so hard to nail the interview, but it’s also important to know that there is such a thing as over-preparing. This situation is all too common: you spend countless hours polishing your resume to make it look perfect, only to bomb the interview. You might stumble over your words or become so nervous that you can’t make eye contact with the other person. No matter how smart or qualified you are for a particular job, you have to develop specific skills for interview success to be considered for the position. Dr. Giffen walks you through a behind-the-scenes view from the boardroom in this first series of a three-part episode.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    · The most valuable interviewing skills you need to land your dream job.
    · Why researching the company and job description is critical.
    · The top 5 questions interviewers are likely to ask.
    · Why attire is important and what you should wear to the interview.
    · How non-verbal communication and body posture impact your chances of getting the job.

    About Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.
    Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.
    Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping everyday employees navigate the nonsense of workplace obstacles as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.

    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen!
    Website: https://www.inospire.com
    Podcast: https://inospire.com/podcasts
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen
    Facebook:

    • 21 min
    33. I’m Being Bullied and Harassed at Work-What Can I Do?

    33. I’m Being Bullied and Harassed at Work-What Can I Do?

    Nowadays, with all the training that supervisors and managers have to go through, you would think that harassment would no longer be a problem. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Given the recent news of harassment cases in government offices, Dr. Ryan Giffen once again talks about how harassment still happens in the workplace and what you, the employee, can do about it!
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    • What harassment is, along with its variations, such as power harassment and psychological harassment;
    • Ways to stand up for yourself or your co-worker when experiencing harassment in the workplace;
    • What to do when you neither trust your human resources department nor have one to report cases of harassment to;
    • The importance of reporting cases of harassment in a workplace setting, and much more!
     
    About Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.
    Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.
    Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping everyday employees navigate the nonsense of workplace obstacles, as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.
     
    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen!
    Website: https://www.inospire.com
    Podcast: https://wavve.link/thecorporateshadow
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen

    • 19 min
    32. Working for a Great Boss - What Does it Look Like?

    32. Working for a Great Boss - What Does it Look Like?

    Working for a great boss, what does it look like?  We sit down with Julian Torres to discuss his experience working for a great (and not so great boss) throughout his career.  We also discuss management confrontation and the importance of accountability and self-improvement through continuous self-driven professional development.

    • 25 min
    31. What Makes a Leader a GREAT Leader?

    31. What Makes a Leader a GREAT Leader?

    Guest Ashley Vlcan and Dr. Ryan Giffen discuss what leadership looks like both in non-profit and for-profit organizations.  They also discuss what terrible leaders look like and what can be done to become better at managing others.
     
    Listen at VURBL https://vurbl.com/station/5sjLScCcjOo/

    • 23 min
    30. How to Build and Improve Employee Loyalty

    30. How to Build and Improve Employee Loyalty

     
    Are you loyal to your organization? Are you ready to quit once the job market becomes employee friendly again? How do you build employee loyalty and how do you improve employee retention through loyalty?  These questions and more are answered in this episode.
     

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Paymon001 ,

Outstanding!

Ryan gives the behind the scenes to what happens behind close doors at company’s. Definitely worth a listen as you will walk away with the armor needed to protect yourself and overcome obstacles in the workplace. Thanks Ryan!

_MJa ,

Informative and fun

Dr. Giffen excels at balancing extensive knowledge and experiences that helps inspire and build quality leaders. The integration of professionalism and levity is exactly what other podcasts lack. Episodes 26 & 31 are favorites!

Invisable Jaguar ,

Insightful!

The Corporate Shadow is captivating and helpful for anyone and everyone functioning in the ever-changing modern work environment. Dr. Giffen offers thoughtful insight on a variety of topics that have helped me become a better supervisor.

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