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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

The Career Contessa Podcast Dear Media

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    • 4.9 • 277 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

    5 Warning Signs You Lack Confidence (And What You Can Do Instead)

    5 Warning Signs You Lack Confidence (And What You Can Do Instead)

    Research shows that 79% of women regularly lack confidence at work. And that age 40 is when we can expect our confidence levels to match up with men’s. If that’s not depressing already, confidence is also one of the biggest factors in a person’s overall career satisfaction. So what the heck is going on here and what can you do about it? On this episode, we’re going to discuss the importance of confidence and 5 warning signs you might be less self-assured than you hoped.
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    The Confidence Crunch: https://bit.ly/398IFzv
    Sponsor:
    HelloFresh: https://bit.ly/3nKiab0
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 27 min
    How to Create a Sustainable Side Hustle

    How to Create a Sustainable Side Hustle

    Side hustles and entrepreneurship are often glamorized under a rose-colored “girl boss” lens.  People are drawn in by the allure of working on your own schedule, following your passion, or being your own boss.  However, it takes a lot of hard work and oftentimes the problem is knowing how to create a side hustle or business that won’t leave you feeling burnt out. Jess Joswick is the founder of Backbone Business. She is a business coach for online entrepreneurs and helps her clients earn the money they need with plenty of time to spare for happy hour, hobbies, and happiness. Jess will be joining us on the podcast today to give us her best tips for creating a successful (and most importantly sustainable) side hustle. 
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    Side Hustle Quiz: https://bit.ly/3CkaGQi
    Jess Joswick
    Website: https://bit.ly/3cbhmFM
    Instagram: @backbonebusiness
    Sponsor:
    BetterHelp: https://bit.ly/3aCVgep
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 43 min
    How to Request Medical Leave + What You're Entitled To According To An Employment Lawyer

    How to Request Medical Leave + What You're Entitled To According To An Employment Lawyer

    Today we’re discussing a topic that might be really intimidating—how to request medical leave. Many of us think of physical health as being the only reason why you can take medical leave but serious mental and emotional health conditions are absolutely included and something we need to talk about more. Julia Stephanides, a labor and employment lawyer, is joining us to share more about what your rights are as a worker, how to request medical leave, and what resources you’ll need. Julia is also sharing her incredible health journey.
    Quick disclaimer: This is general information provided as a courtesy to empower you at work. It is not legal advice and Julia is not (and cannot be) your lawyer. Julia is licensed in CA and her knowledge of other states’ laws is limited. Please consult a lawyer in your state or country for personalized legal advice. 
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    Julia Stephanides:
    Website: https://bit.ly/3qlAjxA
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3okowxc
    Workers’ rights fact sheets for CA employees from Legal Aid at Work: 
    https://bit.ly/3C0PPkI
    https://bit.ly/3C1Pdew
    FMLA Certification Form from Department of Labor (DOL):
    https://bit.ly/3bVxWsS
    FMLA Notice Requirements from DOL: 
    https://bit.ly/3bVxWsS
    Employment Lawyer Referrals:
    Menaka Fernando (practices in CA and can connect you with attorneys in DC and NY): 
    https://bit.ly/3F461U7
    Zoe DeGeer (practices in CA):
    https://bit.ly/3D0u0TS
     
    Coaching Call With Julia Giveaway:
    Rate our podcast and leave a review on Apple Podcasts with one thing you’ve learned from this episode. Leave your Instagram handle or email so we can reach out to you. Giveaway ends on Tuesday Nov 30th at 5pm PST.
    Sponsor:
    BetterHelp: https://bit.ly/3aCVgep
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 45 min
    Are You Being Manipulated at Work? Here's How to Deal With Toxic Colleagues

    Are You Being Manipulated at Work? Here's How to Deal With Toxic Colleagues

    Dealing with office manipulators is tricky. That’s why we invited Liz Kislik to the show. With almost 30 years of consulting, Liz has encountered countless examples of manipulation, bullying, and inappropriate use of power. Throughout her work, Liz has discovered proven-ways to respond that are consistently effective for confronting most manipulators, even if you have less rank, power, or status. At a minimum, they’ll help you assert yourself and regain a sense of control rather than suffering in silence while you figure out your long-term plan.
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 37 min
    The One Minute Practice to Tame Your Wandering Mind with Dr. Amishi Jha

    The One Minute Practice to Tame Your Wandering Mind with Dr. Amishi Jha

    Research shows we are missing 50% of our lives. Why? Because we aren’t paying attention. The answer is cognitive training—also known as teaching your brain how to tame your wandering mind so you can pay attention and focus on the things that are important to you. On today’s show, we’ll learn a one minute practice from neuroscientist Dr. Amishi Jha. She’ll teach us the three types of attention and why U-shaped stress is great for attention.
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    Learn More About Dr. Amishi:
    Website: https://bit.ly/3mfT2s4
    Peak Mind: https://bit.ly/3GpddMg
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 35 min
    Unfulfilled Ambitions: How to Realize Your Career Intentions + Find Your Cru

    Unfulfilled Ambitions: How to Realize Your Career Intentions + Find Your Cru

    Have you ever wondered what ambitious really means outside of Instagram memes and quotes? Have you ever felt like have unfulfilled ambitious even though you’re “successful”? Or maybe you’re wondering why setting (and hitting) your career goals each year doesn’t leave you more fulfilled. These tough questions are why we have Tiffany Dufu, founder of The Cru, on the show today. Get ready for some answers and to learn 4 ways you can realize your own career intentions.
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    The Confidence Crunch: https://bit.ly/3efA8MU
    Power Moves: https://bit.ly/3mosST1
    Learn More About Tiffany:
    Website: https://bit.ly/3BXXcdx
    Email: tiffany@thecru.com
    The Cru: https://bit.ly/3AQkNLP
    Sponsors:
    BetterHelp: https://bit.ly/3aCVgep
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

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Love it!

I learned so much on the most recent episode about taking leave. I loved learning about disability insurance that you can draw upon when taking fmla.- insta- eatplaylove1

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Love the new format

I am loving some of the more recent episodes and new new format! Keep it up

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This is just what I need

I love the Career Contessa IG and website! And when I learned of the podcast I binged listened to all the episodes. I loved the PM episode because I have been trying to learn how to break into the role and what to expect. LOVE. LOVE.

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