101 episodes

In this bi-monthly episodic series, host Brad W. Minton serves as the GPS to Gen Z students and young adults ready to find their fit and make their mark on the world through their careers. He helps aspiring professionals develop a stronger career identity and navigate the sometimes complicated journey of career development. Throughout this series, Brad and other hosts bring together experts in the field of career exploration, growth and development, personal branding, networking, job searching, resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation.

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Your Career GPS Brad W. Minton

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In this bi-monthly episodic series, host Brad W. Minton serves as the GPS to Gen Z students and young adults ready to find their fit and make their mark on the world through their careers. He helps aspiring professionals develop a stronger career identity and navigate the sometimes complicated journey of career development. Throughout this series, Brad and other hosts bring together experts in the field of career exploration, growth and development, personal branding, networking, job searching, resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation.

Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/yourcareergps/support

    Ep 101 Power Up: Leveraging AI For Resume Success (with Victoria Morneau)

    Ep 101 Power Up: Leveraging AI For Resume Success (with Victoria Morneau)

    In this episode, Brad Minton interviews Victoria Morneau, a certified career and resume strategist, about the importance of resumes in the job search process. They discuss the common frustrations job seekers face, such as getting ghosted after interviews, and the need for professionally written resumes and optimized LinkedIn profiles. Victoria emphasizes the importance of including a target title, a strong professional summary, and a core strength section in a resume. She also provides insights on using AI tools to tailor resumes to job ads and offers advice on navigating applicant tracking systems. The key takeaway is to embrace being a beginner and to focus on your potential when crafting your resume.

    Key Takeaways
    -A professionally written resume and an optimized LinkedIn profile are essential in today's competitive job market.
    -Include a target title, a strong professional summary, and a core strength section in your resume.
    -Use AI tools to tailor your resume to job ads and to refine your content, but be cautious and add your own personal touch.
    -Applicant tracking systems are not the sole decision-makers in the hiring process; a well-crafted resume and cover letter can still make a difference.
    -Embrace being a beginner and focus on your potential when crafting your resume.

    Guest Info:
    Victoria Morneau is a Certified Career & Resume Strategist through Career Professionals of Canada with over a decade of experience in career development. She spent most of her career working with students in post-secondary, until recently launching her own business. She believes in the power of a well-crafted resume as a personal marketing document and excels at uncovering her clients' unique value propositions to position them as invaluable assets to hiring managers. Trained by top talent mobility organizations, Victoria stays updated on the latest trends in resume writing and employment strategies, ensuring her clients receive the most effective services available.
    Website: https://www.careerdevelopment101.ca/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-morneau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/careerdevelopment101/

    This podcast is brought to you by Mint To Be Career LLC.
    www.minttobecareer.com




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    • 39 min
    Ep. 100 Victory Lap: Acknowledgement Of The Journey (Special Surprise Guest)

    Ep. 100 Victory Lap: Acknowledgement Of The Journey (Special Surprise Guest)

    After 3 years, countless important career development topics, and numerous incredible guests, Your Career GPS finally hits 100 episodes! In Episode 100 we take a look back at where it started, key lessons learned along with way and invite a surprise guest! The episode concludes with a look towards the future.


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    • 34 min
    Ep. 99 Upshift: The Mindset To Land The Salary You Deserve (Special Guest Jasmine Escalera)

    Ep. 99 Upshift: The Mindset To Land The Salary You Deserve (Special Guest Jasmine Escalera)

    In the final step before episode 100, Brad invites back one of his favorite guests Jasmine Escalera to talk about how crucial mindset plays in getting the salary you deserve! Key highlights from this episode include:


    It has been a while since Jasmine was last featured on the podcast. What has been happening in her world recently and what new projects she's working on.


    So in thinking about young adults, recent grads there is rarely a class taken early on about how to negotiate salary. Jasmine talks about the pre-reqs for that course that are the mindset foundations


    What were some of the hard lessons she learned that helped her shift her mindset about money and salary negotiation


    What does mindset shift towards money actually look like and what steps can young people take to develop it


    She has said that accepting an offer is about “forging a relationship with someone that respects your value and the importance of listening during the interview process. What should people listen for to know if it’s a relationship worth forging


    So many young adults have trouble advocating for higher salaries. She discusses what can they do to embrace their value 


    Jasmine talked about her amazing free guide to walk people through salary negotiation from this angle.

    Guest info:




    Dr. Jasmine Escalera is a certified career and life coach with proven programs that help her clients focus on gaining clarity around their careers, beating self-doubt, and building confidence. As a coach, Jasmine integrates empowerment, success-focused mindset work, and strategy into a program that ensures her clients have both the belief systems and plan to take charge of their careers. Jasmine is a 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice and has been named one of the Top Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn in 2021 by Jobscan and a Career Expert to Follow in 2021 by Brainz Magazine. Jasmine is also a TEDx speaker with the talk "Conquering Workplace Conformity as a Woman of Color," detailing her journey as a Latina in STEM. Jasmine was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Pace University and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale. She has held high-level non-profit management positions, designing research programs that increase the quality of life and healthcare options for underserved populations.














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    • 33 min
    Ep. 98 Sticker Price: Building A Personal Brand That Commands A Higher Salary (Special Guest Rosie McCarthy)

    Ep. 98 Sticker Price: Building A Personal Brand That Commands A Higher Salary (Special Guest Rosie McCarthy)

    Counting down to 100 episodes Brad invites the incredible Rosie McCarthy on the podcast to talk not just about personal branding but how positioning your brand from a point of strength can access more money in your pocket! Highlights from this episode include:



    Rosie has mentioned that people working with you get 20, 30, 40, 100+% pay raises in one move by learning one career skill in particular - personal branding, so how is this possible?


    She has said in the previous episode that branding involves bringing the best version of yourself, so what are some of the practical steps to achieve this.


    Your brand is really what differentiates you and in terms of negotiation its all the more important so where can people start to examine what makes them different?
    Rosie provides examples of the art of differentiation in branding.


    Rosie talks about selling the soft skills that Recruiters and hiring managers deem "priceless." She highlights what are these and how can individuals highlight them when applying.


    What suggestions does she have for individuals who feel like they’re behind or don’t have much to offer. How can they start shifting mentally.


    How individuals can raise their stock price simply through the process of applying and what can they do to elevate their initial value


    How to lean in on your brand when negotiating the salary that comes with the offer.

    Guest Info:


    Rosie McCarthy is an ex-Corporate Recruiter and Human Resources professional turned online Career Coach for ambitious millennials and GenZ. She is specialized in helping corporate professionals to find their purpose, figure out what they truly want out of their careers, brand themselves, and then go out and get it. Originally from New Zealand, Rosie has her Masters degree in International Human Resources from the Sorbonne University in Paris and 10 years of experience working for multinationals, tech startups, and Fortune 500 companies (like L'Oreal!) and the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group. She has had a modern career with many twists and turns, geographical moves, and side hustles, so loves dishing out modern advice that resonates on her Youtube channel, Instagram and LinkedIn.

    Youtube www.youtube.com/badasscareers

    Instagram www.instagram.com/badasscareers

    LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/rosiecareercoach








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    • 39 min
    Ep. 96 Power Steering: Leveraging The Challenge Mindset For Career Adaptability (Special Guest JP Michel)

    Ep. 96 Power Steering: Leveraging The Challenge Mindset For Career Adaptability (Special Guest JP Michel)

    On our way to 100 episodes we’re inviting back familiar voices to the podcast! For the first time ever, Brad invites JP Michel, Founder of Sparkpath back to the podcast to talk more in depth about how the challenge mindset is transforming career exploration for young people. Highlights from this episode include: 


    For those who may not be familiar with Sparkpath and the challenge mindset, JP provides a background into this methodology


    The importance of individuals who help young adults and have transformational conversations to redefine the world of education and career development


    How this approach to career exploration can help young adults make decisions about their careers when careers evolve and change so much while driving more equity in the workplace


    How the challenge mindset builds career adaptability, a necessary skills in times of rapid change. 


    The importance of anticipating how careers may change and how they may adapt over time. 


    The importance of framing career change from a point of contribution (The World Needs You) to create empowerment and momentum.  


    JP discusses to concept of aspirational identity and how leaning into the challenge mindset can help build self awareness that forward thinking instead of backward. 


    In addition to the challenge cards, what other steps or tools can be useful for young people to dig into to consider their own challenges worth working on. 


    How career work through challenge mindset can be equity work. 


    Since  starting Sparkpath, what are some success stories he’s had. 


    JP discusses the future of Sparkpath and his upcoming book soon to be released. 



    Guest Info: 

    JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge mindset and the Challenge Cards, which have been used by more than 70,000 students around the world. 

    His past consultancy work with leaders led to the creation of SparkPath, an innovative career exploration company spotlighted on the Forbes, TEDx, CBC and BBC. Recognized as the 2022 Outstanding Career Leader by the Career Professionals of Canada, JP's holds a degree in psychology from the University of Ottawa and a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Manchester.  










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    • 42 min
    Ep. 97 Test Driving: Building Confidence Through Strategic Interview Preparation (Special Guest Linda Evans)

    Ep. 97 Test Driving: Building Confidence Through Strategic Interview Preparation (Special Guest Linda Evans)

    On the way to 100 episodes we’re inviting back more familiar voices to the podcast! In this episode Brad invites back his very first guest Linda Evans, Founder of Launched by Linda, to talk all about interview prep and how the time spent before the interview can greatly enhance confidence and ability to showcase value the right way. Highlights from this episode include: 


    What does she feel is the most important first step that anyone can do when they have an upcoming interview


    Linda discusses when conducting research what are the most important factors to look for and what resources can they use


    Creating a language congruent with company mission and purpose to prepare for your conversation. 


    What happens if the information is scarce or you’re coming into a new organization or one that is less well known, what can someone do then


    What questions can be asked when someone is doing research on an company and speaking directly to employees and which employees to target. 


    How does she advise her students/clients on how to cope with the anxiety of interviewing and just working through the mental stress


    Linda discusses her own framework for interview prep that can help tell impactful stories as well as decrease anxiety  


    What tools/technology has she found to be beneficial in interview prep that she suggests



    Guest Info: 

    Linda Evans is a Gallup Certified Strengths-Based Career Coach who uses a unique combination of coaching, counseling, and consulting. Linda has a M.A. in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and coaching certificate from New York University. She started her virtual career coaching business, Launched by Linda, in 2011 and has worked in higher education for 10 years at 5 universities in Utah, Washington D.C., New York City, and San Antonio, TX. She enjoys writing and speaking about personal branding, strengths, interview preparation, networking, and career transitions in webinars, conferences, panels, and podcasts. 

    Website: https://www.launchedbylinda.com/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/launchedbylinda/ 






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Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

kirbypower123 ,

Great podcast - great question

Brad and crew do a great job of asking common questions that plague job seekers.

kateruth07 ,

10/10 Recommend!

Brad is not only a fantastic hosts who asks amazing questions, but he is able to really get at the heart of the top career advice

xuengineer ,

Career Mentorship Session for your Commute

Listen to this if you’re a lost gen z student!! I listened to this great podcast when I was driving to school and it was like a mentorship session. Kept my commute productive. I like that it has actionable advice and minimal fluff. This is a podcast for doers. Through the episodes, I gained strategies on how I wanted to start and grow my career. Sometimes, it was a comfort that I was doing the right things or reassurance that it was okay that I wasn’t.

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