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"Why Won't You Hire Me?" explores job hunting and workplace stories from real people looking for work. It explores the career search with honesty, heart, and and humor. Hosted by your underemployed employment specialist, Martin R. Schneider

Why Won't You Hire Me? Martin R. Schneider

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    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

"Why Won't You Hire Me?" explores job hunting and workplace stories from real people looking for work. It explores the career search with honesty, heart, and and humor. Hosted by your underemployed employment specialist, Martin R. Schneider

    07: Announcing Yourself (w/ Rachel Levine)

    07: Announcing Yourself (w/ Rachel Levine)

    We'll get ready to rumble as Marty meets with Rachel Levine, a clerical-assistant-turned-wrestling-announcer, to talk about keeping yourself honest during the job search. Plus, Marty talks about the elements of a good elevator pitch.

    Connect with Martin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrschneider/
    Connect With Rachel by email (rachelerlevine@gmail.com) or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachel_guts
    Follow WWYHM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWYHMPodcast
    Want to be a guest on Why Won't You Hire Me? Fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmf098qct3ys3MC1zsZxAlxcEzQ_2NTbYfvSOUXhzvephw6g/viewform?usp=sf_link

    • 37 min
    06: They See You, But They Don't See You (w/Sherri Meeks-Graham)

    06: They See You, But They Don't See You (w/Sherri Meeks-Graham)

    After a year, we're back with a reboot. Marty makes some apologies and takes us through how he answers the "What's your greatest weakness?" interview question. Then, we chat with Sherri Meeks-Graham, a professional making a transition out of a bad situation into a better one. She talks about employer insecurity and the stresses of dealing with an office where your ideas aren't appreciated... unless the boss can claim credit for them.

    Connect with Martin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrschneider/
    Connect With Sherri on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherrimeeksgraham/
    Follow WWYHM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWYHMPodcast
    Want to be a guest on Why Won't You Hire Me? Fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmf098qct3ys3MC1zsZxAlxcEzQ_2NTbYfvSOUXhzvephw6g/viewform?usp=sf_link

    • 30 min
    05: Check Your Employment Privilege (with Rachel Drane)

    05: Check Your Employment Privilege (with Rachel Drane)

    Things get a little sentimental as Martin revels in the post-Thanksgiving bliss to tell the world what he's thankful for. (Hint: It's you)

    Then we sit down with Rachel Drane, host of the podcast Putting Out With Rachel, to talk about her article in Technic.Ly Philly begging for employers to have some empathy when dealing with applicants. We talk about the hazards of networking, the little-stated positive aspects of unemployment, and what happens when the person in charge of hiring you goes on vacation.

    Need someone iny QA or Tech Writing in Philly? Check out Rachel's LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/racheldrane/
    Connect with Martin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrschneider/
    Listen to Putting Out With Rachel: https://www.puttingoutpodcast.com/
    Follow WWYHM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWYHMPodcast
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    • 43 min
    04: I Can't Get The Experience Until I Have The Experience (with Maggie Douglas)

    04: I Can't Get The Experience Until I Have The Experience (with Maggie Douglas)

    On this episode of Why Won't You Hire Me, we're talking about leaving jobs - whether that's a 10-month process of finding a new position, or retiring from football in the middle of a game. Martin explains why he thinks Vontae Davis' halftime retirement was a good move, and then talks to Maggie Douglas about her longstanding search to leave her job. Maggie's a writer and editor in the Austin, TX area currently working Admissions at UT Austin. She comes by to talk with us about the struggle with gaining experience, looking for jobs while working, seeing university from the inside, and a little bit about the new Spider-Man PS4 game.

    Connect with Maggie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiedouglasUT/
    Connect with Martin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrschneider/
    E-mail us: hiremepodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWYHMPodcast


    Music:
    "Tech Live" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Lobo Loco, "Searching for my Kaleidoskope", licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

    ttp://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/Over_Midnight/Searching_for_my_Kaleidoskope_ID_992

    • 41 min
    03: Pre-Post-Grad (with Elizabeth de Marigny)

    03: Pre-Post-Grad (with Elizabeth de Marigny)

    It's a special back-to-school episode of Why Won't You Hire Me, as Martin is joined by PhD candidate Elizabeth de Marigny to talk about the complex world of academia. Elizabeth explains the complicated process of getting hired at a university, all the unknown hidden catches of applying, and the painstaking effort of 3-D printing replicas of ancient artifacts. All this, plus Martin explains the evils of unpaid internships.

    Connect with Martin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrschneider/
    E-mail us: hiremepodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWYHMPodcast


    Music:
    "Tech Live" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, "Blues I Love To Sing", 1927: http://www.jazz-on-line.com/artists/Duke_Ellington.htm

    • 47 min
    02: Can I Get A Break For One Week? (with Chris Cunningham)

    02: Can I Get A Break For One Week? (with Chris Cunningham)

    This episode, Martin shares a job interview story from an obvious scam, and is joined in studio by his oldest friend, Chris Cunningham. Chris is a composer-turned-event-planner in the Bay Area who recently left a position with NASA and is currently pursuing work in the Event Management/Event Sales field. Chris and Martin talk about the decision to leave a "cool" job, the obsession with jobs as value status, turning your hobby into a job, and the reasons to skip your high school reunion.

    (And yes, that picture is us as small children. I'm the blonde one.)

    Need an event planner or event manager in California? Check out Chris' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-cunningham-22412018/

    Music:
    "Tech Live" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    For Paradise by Mid-Air Machine: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ask%20Again/Strange_Jazz_Abstract_Jazz/Furious_Paradise

    • 48 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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