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Welcome to The Career Catalyst with Heather Austin! This is a dynamic podcast for ambitious professionals who are ready to unpack the layers of the job market and land a life-changing job offer.  You'll gain the insights, strategies, and inspiration you need to navigate the job market confidently and secure the career of your dreams. Each episode contains a blend of expert advice, insider tips, and actionable strategies to not only survive but thrive in your professional journey.
Whether you're looking to make a big career change, climb the corporate ladder, or simply find more fulfillment in your current role, this podcast will equip you with the tools and confidence to take control of your career path.
From crafting standout resumes and acing job interviews to mastering LinkedIn networking and negotiating the salary you deserve, The Career Catalyst is your go-to resource for all things career development. Let's embark on this journey together to build the careers we want and deserve, one empowering episode at a time.

The Career Catalyst With Heather Austin Heather Austin

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to The Career Catalyst with Heather Austin! This is a dynamic podcast for ambitious professionals who are ready to unpack the layers of the job market and land a life-changing job offer.  You'll gain the insights, strategies, and inspiration you need to navigate the job market confidently and secure the career of your dreams. Each episode contains a blend of expert advice, insider tips, and actionable strategies to not only survive but thrive in your professional journey.
Whether you're looking to make a big career change, climb the corporate ladder, or simply find more fulfillment in your current role, this podcast will equip you with the tools and confidence to take control of your career path.
From crafting standout resumes and acing job interviews to mastering LinkedIn networking and negotiating the salary you deserve, The Career Catalyst is your go-to resource for all things career development. Let's embark on this journey together to build the careers we want and deserve, one empowering episode at a time.

    Why You're Not Landing Job Offers! Critical Job Search MISTAKES To Avoid | EP 006

    Why You're Not Landing Job Offers! Critical Job Search MISTAKES To Avoid | EP 006

    Are you feeling like you're throwing your resume into a big black hole, applying left and right to jobs, regardless of whether they seem too ambitious or frankly, a bit below your skill level? Maybe you’ve tweaked your resume more times than you can count, and sent out cover letter after cover letter, only to be met with silence? 
    In this episode, we’re diving into why snagging that job offer feels like an uphill battle, and pinpointing the critical errors that are holding you back from standing out among the crowd. 
    Join us as we explore the six major challenges job seekers face today:
    Economic Factors & Job Market Trends: How economic climates shape job availability.Technology & AI Advancements: The double-edged sword of innovation in job searching.Mastering the ATS: Tips to ensure your resume gets seen by human eyes.Global Competition: Navigating increased competition in a connected world.Skill Mismatch: Aligning your skills with current employer demands.The Power of Networking: Leveraging connections for better job prospects.Plus, don’t miss out on a special bonus for our listeners—a free 12-page job search planner and workbook to help you organize and enhance your job hunting strategy. Tune in to transform your job search from daunting to doable!

    CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:
    The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/How To Write An ATS-Friendly Resume Using ChatGPT: https://youtu.be/sRO63sscowYLet's keep the conversation going — If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?  Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.

    Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!

    • 7 min
    Why You Still Need A Cover Letter & How ChatGPT Can Help You Write One In Minutes | EP 005

    Why You Still Need A Cover Letter & How ChatGPT Can Help You Write One In Minutes | EP 005

    Does the thought of making a cover letter make you want to curl up in a ball or hide in a hole? You might even be wondering if a cover letter is needed in today's job market. In this episode, I'm sharing all the goods including:
    Why you still need a cover letter with every job application.The blueprint of a compelling cover letter to give your resume an extra boost.4 easy ChatGPT prompts to help you write your cover letter in minutes.The three types of cover letters every job seeker must have.CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:
    The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/How To Write An ATS-Friendly Resume Using ChatGPT: https://youtu.be/sRO63sscowYLet's keep the conversation going — What do you struggle with the most when it comes to writing your cover letter? Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.

    Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!

    • 15 min
    How To Get Started On LinkedIn in 2024 - 9 Beginner Steps Revealed | EP 004

    How To Get Started On LinkedIn in 2024 - 9 Beginner Steps Revealed | EP 004

    Wondering how to properly build out your LinkedIn profile or how to capture and convey your skills professionally on the platform? What about developing stronger relationships with others in your field? Or better yet, becoming a thought leader, sharing your knowledge and expertise with the world.

    In this episode, I’m guiding you step-by-step through the 9 things you need to do on LinkedIn right now to skyrocket from beginning thought leader in a matter of minutes.  I’m also sharing a simple formula for writing one of the hardest sections on LinkedIn, the About Section, and I’ll be giving my favorite all-time LinkedIn networking tip. 
    CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:
    The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Essential Networking Templates For Job Seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/networking/Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Full LinkedIn Tutorial on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zwsOzdqmvqoLet's keep the conversation going — What part of your LinkedIn profile needs the most work? Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.

    Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!

    • 7 min
    How to Land Unlisted Jobs in 3 EASY Steps | EP 003

    How to Land Unlisted Jobs in 3 EASY Steps | EP 003

    Tired of endlessly scrolling through job boards with no luck?  Feel like your applications vanish into a black hole, never to be seen again?  Believe it or not, traditional job search methods just aren't cutting it anymore and the competition seems fiercer than ever.  It's time to switch tactics and gain an edge in today's challenging job market.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
    Why casting a wide net during your job search is the old game and kills your confidence.How to identify and create a list of dream employers that align with your goals and values.Effective techniques to approach and engage with industry leaders on platforms like LinkedIn.CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:
    The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Essential Networking Templates For Job Seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/networking/Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear what's working and not working in your job search right now. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.

    Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!

    • 6 min
    3 Big Career Mistakes To Avoid In 2024 - Foolish Regrets No One Is Talking About | EP 002

    3 Big Career Mistakes To Avoid In 2024 - Foolish Regrets No One Is Talking About | EP 002

    Are you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in your current job but don’t know why? Or maybe you’ve been on the lookout for that promotion or pay bump, but it doesn’t seem to be coming. It could be that along the way you’ve made some massive missteps in your career.

    In this podcast episode, I’m sharing 3 massive career mistakes to avoid in 2024 and what you can do to set yourself up to avoid any more foolish pitfalls along the way. Plus I’ll be sharing some simple warning signs to look out for if you're in a toxic job.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
    Why the fear of negotiating job offers, salary raises, and promotions is holding you back from thriving in your career.The impact self-doubt is having on you securing your next big career opportunity. How believing you are stuck in one career forever significantly hinders your career progression.CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:
    The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear your thoughts on lessons you've learned the hard way in your career. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.

    Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!

    • 5 min
    How To Write An ATS-Friendly Resume Using ChatGPT in 2024 | EP 001

    How To Write An ATS-Friendly Resume Using ChatGPT in 2024 | EP 001

    Are you hitting a wall with your resume, wondering why it's not getting the traction you expected in your job hunt? Could it be getting lost in the maze of the Applicant Tracking Systems, also known as ATS? Well, it might be time to switch up your strategy. 

    In this video, you’ll learn how to create a resume that's not just ATS-friendly, but compelling, personalized, and absolutely eye-catching. But we’re taking it one step further. I'm going to show you how to leverage ChatGPT to streamline the entire resume-writing process.

    In this episode, you'll learn
    What an ATS is and why it's crucial for your job search.How ChatGPT fits into your resume strategy.A step-by-step guide on using ChatGPT to optimize every section of your resume.Formatting tips to make your resume ATS-friendly and visually compelling.How to tailor your resume for specific job applications using AI.FREE RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE:
    Free ChatGPT account: https://openai.com/Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear your thoughts on using ChatGPT and creating your own ATS-friendly resume. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.

    Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Here's to your success in the transformative world of work!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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JC Smitty ,

Great info!

I have been following Heather for several years and was happy to see that she has a podcast! How are YouTube channel is just packed with information and always provide practical steps of people can use immediately! She’s a fantastic teacher, and get results for her clients. Highly recommend you continue to listen and subscribe to her YouTube channel!

lifeofadventure ,

Current, useful and relevant job search info

Great new podcast from Professor Austin ! The podcast is only one episode in but provided so much information on how to up level every aspect of the job search. All of the information shared was up to the minute in the latest job trends. I took away a bunch of things to take action on right away. This podcast is for everyone. Even if you are currently employed or own a company, anyone can learn from this.

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