214 episodes

A weekly career advice podcast focused on women, work, and all the answers to your questions so you can be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work.

Each Tuesday, we’re here to help you make progress in your career. We uncover hush-hush topics like how to talk about salary at work and we demystify common career advice that simply doesn’t serve you.

Expect “aha” moments and step-by-step career advice in each episode you can implement today. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, follow @careercontessa on Instagram for daily career tips, and subscribe to our newsletter at www.careercontessa.com/newsletter

The Career Contessa Podcast Dear Media

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    • 4.8 • 340 Ratings

A weekly career advice podcast focused on women, work, and all the answers to your questions so you can be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work.

Each Tuesday, we’re here to help you make progress in your career. We uncover hush-hush topics like how to talk about salary at work and we demystify common career advice that simply doesn’t serve you.

Expect “aha” moments and step-by-step career advice in each episode you can implement today. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, follow @careercontessa on Instagram for daily career tips, and subscribe to our newsletter at www.careercontessa.com/newsletter

    Where to Focus Your Career In 2023: Career Advice for Long-Term Success

    Where to Focus Your Career In 2023: Career Advice for Long-Term Success

    Today we’re sharing the best pieces of career advice we’d give someone as we head into 2023. Believe it or not, the next year is almost upon us and 2022 is leaving us in a very different market from just a year ago. We’ve got 4 key pieces of advice to help you confidently navigate what’s next. 


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    Essentialism Book: http://bit.ly/3gt1MLn
    Atomic Habits: http://bit.ly/3UZ2wH9
     
    Episode Perks:
    Are you considering a career in tech? Check out Sabio, a female owned and operated coding boot camp and developer community that will set you up for success in tech. URL: sabio.la/contessa
     
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    • 26 min
    From Quiet Winning to Quiet Quitting: 3 Types of Quiet Work

    From Quiet Winning to Quiet Quitting: 3 Types of Quiet Work

    Today’s episode is all about quiet work. No, not the quiet work you were forced to do in elementary school. We’re talking about the new trendy phrases you’re hearing everywhere like quiet quitting, quiet firing, and now, quiet winning. We’re talking about why quiet work is making headlines, what we like and dislike about each term, and the impacts quiet work has on your career, emotions, and even your brain.


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    Quiet Quitting Article: http://bit.ly/3EaURhF
    Radical Candor Book: https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/
    Motivation Course: http://bit.ly/3lghBFk
    Dopamine Goal Setting Study: http://bit.ly/3Exgfzc
     
     
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    • 28 min
    I Got Laid Off. Here's How to Navigate a Layoff at Work + Prepare For Job Uncertainty

    I Got Laid Off. Here's How to Navigate a Layoff at Work + Prepare For Job Uncertainty

    Talk of layoffs are taking over news headlines and it can feel scary and even embarrassing to lose your job suddenly. Kea Meyers Duggan is back on the podcast to share her layoff story (she lived through 2 of them), the 3 things you can do after to navigate the uncertainty, and what we think is the secret to having real job security.


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    Kea’s Latest Episode: http://bit.ly/3WRQOze
    Kea Website: https://keameyersduggan.com
    Kea Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keameyersduggan/
    Kea YouTube: http://bit.ly/3WPPMUI
    Layoff Spreadsheet: https://layoffs.fyi/
     
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    Are you considering a career in tech? Check out @WeSabio, a female-owned and operated coding boot camp and developer community that will set you up for success in tech. See if you qualify for their $5,500 Women in Tech scholarship. (sabio.la/contessa)
     
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    • 37 min
    How to Become a Chief of Staff: Salary, Skills, & More

    How to Become a Chief of Staff: Salary, Skills, & More

    Today we are tackling the Chief of Staff role. Turns out a Chief of Staff role can be so many things and span across many different industries and companies. We interviewed two experts, Clara Ma and Ellana Walker, about how to become a CoS. We talked about the necessary skills, the pros and cons of the job, salary, and so much more. So if you’re interested in becoming a chief of staff or are just curious to figure out what exactly they do listen to this episode.


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    Ask a Chief of Staff: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ask-a-chief-of-staff/
    Clara’s CoS Substack: https://askachiefofstaff.substack.com
    AngelList: https://angel.co
    Coho: https://www.joincoho.com
    Chief of Staff Network: https://www.chiefofstaff.network
    Chief of Staff Round table: https://chiefofstaffroundtable.com
    People Geeks: https://www.cultureamp.com/slack-channel-for-people-geeks
    Greenhouse: https://learn.greenhouse.io
    Atomic Habits: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits
     
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    • 39 min
    Want a Promotion at Work? Here's the Roadmap to Follow

    Want a Promotion at Work? Here's the Roadmap to Follow

    A promotion is an exciting thing. You assume more responsibilities, step up to the next rung in your career, feel a heightened sense of achievement, and make more $$$. But actually getting promoted takes more than a job well done. Even if you are a high performer who takes initiative and surpasses your goals, you often still have to convince your manager that you deserve to level up.  Over the course of her career in academia, today’s guest, Dr. Ruchi Sinha, has taught many students how to effectively navigate their promotion—and she’s here to share her strategies to help you do the same.

    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
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    The New Manager Manual: https://bit.ly/3Ds3jdf
    Dr. Ruchi Sinha LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3FgJFlQ
     
    Episode Perks:
    Are you considering a career in tech? Check out Sabio, a female owned and operated coding boot camp and developer community that will set you up for success in tech. See if you qualify for their $5,500 Women in Tech scholarship. (URL: sabio.la/contessa)
     
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    • 29 min
    Self-Care Is Not The Solution For Burnout. Try This Instead

    Self-Care Is Not The Solution For Burnout. Try This Instead

    If you’ve ever felt burned out and then tried to “fix” it by upping your self-care routine, this episode is for you. You probably noticed that in between all your self-care efforts, the burnout from work wasn’t exactly going away. Today we’re joined by Dr. Justin Henderson a psychologist and educator who shares exactly why self-care isn’t the solution for a burned out workforce.  In fact, three decades of research have demonstrated that work environments, not individual workers, have the greatest impact on the possibility of burnout and worker turnover.  So what’s the solution to burnout? Dr. Justin is sharing actionable steps and tips to help us all feel better.


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    Dr. Justin Medium Article: https://bit.ly/3geWJOj
    Workplace Toxicity Quiz: https://bit.ly/3IFuMbr
     
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    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

Jmukmh ,

Great listen on a variety of career topics

Love the variety of topics and guests. I have noticed that several times Lauren has mentioned links being in the show notes but oftentimes they are not there..not sure what that’s about. Keep ‘em coming!

ASobering ,

A New Favorite In My Feed! 👑

Whether you’re well established in your career, or just getting started, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Lauren does an incredible job of leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a career you love with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. I learn something new every time I tune in!

Katrina195 ,

So helpful!!!

This podcast is jam-packed with valuable advice, inspiration and tips to feel empowered by our jobs. I loved the LinkedIn episode and some of the great hacks Lauren and her guest shared. This is such a useful podcast for those needing a career transition. I can't wait to share it with more people that I know need to hear this!

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