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Career coach and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a rewarding career and fulfilled life.

Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita Andrew LaCivita

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    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

Career coach and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a rewarding career and fulfilled life.

    How to Build Your Career Development Plan Step by Step

    How to Build Your Career Development Plan Step by Step

    I spent every single day between December 3rd, 2022 and May 30th, 2023 working on something that really matters me—writing a book that’ll help you achieve a level of career attainment and satisfaction that matches your abilities.
    Of course, you didn’t know I was doing that. And, you won’t be able to hold my little beauty until August 6, 2024. (You can, however, pre-order it here!)
    Even so, that doesn’t mean we can’t do some sneak previewing between now and then.
    See, my two least favorite words in any language are “unrealized potential.”
    It literally hurt me to type them.
    The sad fact is most people (at least most I’ve ever met) spend their entire careers in jobs well below their talent level.
    Might you be?
    Why do you think this is?
    My opinion is “professional growth” is a maze. Honestly.
    Have you ever felt lost, unsure of which skills to prioritize, or how to chart your career path effectively?
    These are common challenges many people face, resulting in unrealized potential (ouch, again) and missed opportunities.
    In our professional, that is, post-academic world, traditional guidance is scarce and we’re left to figure it out on our own.
    It’s helpful to have an experienced professor-like mentor who comes equipped with a structured syllabus of the most-impactful professional skills and sequenced lessons to help you navigate the intricacies of career development.
    One that can help you craft and implement your personalized, effective, strategic career growth plan. (This would be moi if that wasn’t obvi.)
    Pause for a second. Humor me. Can you imagine a future where your career aligns perfectly with your abilities? One where you consistently achieve success and satisfaction?
    Like virtually everything in our world today, it’s only a click away…
    If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:
    1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
    2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
    3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
    4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.
    5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
    --Andy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    5 Best Steps to Prepare for Any Job Interview

    5 Best Steps to Prepare for Any Job Interview

    Do you get exhausted trying to think about every question a job interviewer could ask?
    And preparing your interview responses?
    And trying to remember everything?
    Only to clam up or forget or sound like a robot?
    There is a better way…
    To make your interview stories powerful.
    To reduce your prep time.
    To not forgetting.
    I’ve got THE 5 steps I’d take.
    This 20-minute podcast will save you hours of agony not to mention poor interview performances.
    Once you listen to this, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of doing it this way!
    If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:
    1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
    2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
    3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
    4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.
    5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
    --Andy

    • 20 min
    5 Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2024

    5 Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2024

    It’s still January, which means technically I’m trending if I talk about goal setting.
    Are you achieving yours? Goals that is?
    I’m not really a goal-setter per se, as much as I strive to be an accomplish-er.
    And, I guess now that I’ve written that previous sentence and am too lazy to go back and change it, I’ll just correct it here...
    I have never arrived as much as I am always “on arrival.”
    I don’t really accomplish, as much as I enjoy.
    The joy is in the doing I like to say.
    Sure, I touchdown from time to time. Some might misconstrue my pitstops as accomplishments.
    But I strive to live in a state of progression.
    Nothing is ever the destination.
    Even so, if you’re interested in my tactics to climb the ladder of life, just like most things these days, it’s a click away…
    If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:
    1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
    2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
    3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
    4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.
    5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
    --Andy

    • 34 min
    How to Read Job Descriptions to Win the Interview

    How to Read Job Descriptions to Win the Interview

    Today, I’m decoding job descriptions. If you’re wondering what that entails, that’s me doing some Andy x-ray vision and taking a run at predicting the future (interview, salary negotiation, etc.) simply by seeing a job description.
    I can even go backwards with what your resume should say.
    I’m an all-directions kinda guy that way.
    This is one of those podcasts where it might be helpful to see the visuals. If you’re interested, it’s also here on my YouTube Channel!
    If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:
    1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
    2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
    3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
    4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.
    5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
    --Andy

    • 40 min
    8 Ways to Show Your Value as an Employee

    8 Ways to Show Your Value as an Employee

    Today, we’re talking how to prove your value to employers.
    Easiest way to do that is to show them how you can help them achieve their goals.
    To do that, you need to know what their goals are.
    Good news for you is I’m old and wise and have lots of employer tread on my tires.
    Serving it up today.
    If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:
    1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
    2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
    3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
    4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.
    5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
    --Andy

    • 44 min
    Job Titles Explained and How They Affect Your Application

    Job Titles Explained and How They Affect Your Application

    Lemme ask ya.
    Is there anything more confusing than job titles when it comes to job searching and your career planning?
    I think not.
    Have you ever wondered…
    Do job titles matter? Does anyone care?
    How do I explain my title when no one outside my company knows what system engineer III means? Should I apply for lower-level titles to increase my chances of getting a job?
    Can I apply to higher level jobs when I’m qualified but my title doesn’t indicate that?
    Uh. Wait. Do I need to explain to future job interviewers that I had more responsibility in this manager role than my previous director role?
    Coverage and answers to all this in today’s podcast…
    If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:
    1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
    2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
    3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
    4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.
    5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
    --Andy

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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75 Ratings

75 Ratings

SueB_MileWalker ,

A Coach at His ‘A’ Game

Uncannily insightful, empathetic. A ‘must-listen’ series from the very best-in-the business, for anyone seeking a Career Or Leadership Coaching

Michnjesus ,

Wonderful

Andy’s advice is always spot on and very relevant. I have learned much and have changed my approach to my job search. He is always upbeat and positive.

Matt's Dad in Kansas ,

Andrew is an inspirational communicator

I was recently referred to Andrew's work in career coaching and I must say that I am more than thrilled at what content he shares in all the podcasts he makes available. For a person like me so desperate to change my career life around, Andrew's many topics all related to helping me move forward are enjoyable to listen to and are inspiring me already into action!

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