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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

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    • 4.8 • 333 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

    Narcissism In The Workplace: How To Handle a Narcissistic Boss or Coworker

    Narcissism In The Workplace: How To Handle a Narcissistic Boss or Coworker

    If you google, “what is a narcissist?” there are 128,000,000 results. It’s a hot topic, but sometimes the term is bantered about loosely without people really understanding the meaning. Narcissists are self-centered, egotistical, manipulative people who crave control. And at some point in your life, you may have encountered a narcissist at work without even realizing. Knowing the signs to watch out for and how to deal with one can make life a great deal easier. Dr. Sanam Hafeez is an NYC Neuropsychologist and Director of Comprehend the Mind. She’s joining the show today to address the many complex issues related to this personality type and what you can do if/when you encounter one.
     
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    “Remotely Curious” is a new podcast that asks all the questions about hybrid, remote, or as Dropbox calls it, “virtual first” work. Host Tiffani Jones Brown gets right to the heart of some of the biggest challenges we’re facing, with the help of experts, psychologists, scientists, authors, and more. Find/follow and listen to "Remotely Curious" wherever you get your podcasts. Powered by our friends at Dropbox.
     
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    • 30 min
    How To Turn a "No" Into a "Yes" With Negotiation Expert Alex Carter

    How To Turn a "No" Into a "Yes" With Negotiation Expert Alex Carter

    Being told no in your career is no fun. Maybe your initial response is to hide under your desk and never ask for more again, but today’s episode will inspire you to re-strategize. Negotiation professor and author of Ask for More, Alex Carter, is here to share the exact questions to ask in your next negotiation to get what you want including how to turn a no into a yes, 3 best practices to follow, and her advice on whether or not you should share an exact number the next time you’re in the middle of salary negotiation.
     

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    Asking For a Raise 101: https://bit.ly/3q7GYKO
     
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    • 37 min
    How Do We Live (And Work) With Grief?

    How Do We Live (And Work) With Grief?

    Today we’re discussing a topic no one wants to ever experience: grief. Whether you’ve lost a loved one or had your own expectations changed due to extreme circumstances like ending a marriage, caring for a child with special needs, or even losing the career you spent years building, grief unfortunately is a part of life. Author of Grief is Love, Marisa Renee Lee, is here to debunk the 5 stages of grief and share her own story for learning how to live with grief because “getting over it” isn’t an option.
     
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    • 33 min
    Executive Presence: What It Is And How To Get It At Work

    Executive Presence: What It Is And How To Get It At Work

    People are drawn to and influenced by leaders who communicate authentically, connect easily with people, and have an immediate impact. So how do you become one of them? How can you fill the missing gap between your qualifications and real success? The answer is through executive presence. We’re joined by executive coach, author, and host of the Harvard Business Review podcast, “Coaching Real Leaders,” Muriel Wilkins. Not only does she have years of experience working with leaders, but she can also teach us how to develop our own signature voices. 


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    • 34 min
    How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in 30 Days

    How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in 30 Days

    In theory, we understand that channeling your inner superhero will help you get ahead both professionally and personally. However, in practice, confidence can sometimes elude the strongest of us. There’s a lot of advice about “not being afraid to ask for what you want” but how do you actually do that? How does one build the confidence to ask for what you want especially among uncertainty when you really don’t have control of an outcome? That’s why I invited career and life coach, Leigha May, to give us actionable takeaways for not letting impostor syndrome rule our days.
     
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    • 37 min
    How to Become a Data Analyst: Salary, Skills, & More

    How to Become a Data Analyst: Salary, Skills, & More

    Today we’re bringing you another installation in our “How to Become…” series. You’ve probably seen the rise of job titles like “Data Analyst” or “Data Scientist” but do you know what the job actually entails? We interviewed two data industry experts about how to become a data analyst, the most critical skills to thrive in this role, how much a career in data could earn you, and so much more.
     
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    Website: https://www.caitmoran.com/ 
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

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!

Crys from ,

Favorite episode: Job Regret

This episode was exactly what I needed to recognize that my job was not a fit for me, and what to look for in my next search, and feeling validated in my feelings.

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