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In this weekly episodic series, Career Coaches Brad W. Minton and Cassie Spencer serve as the GPS to teens, high school and college students, and young adults ready to find their fit and make their mark on the world through their careers. They help aspiring professionals develop a stronger career identity and navigate the sometimes complicated journey of career development. Throughout this series, the 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 & Cassie Spencer

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In this weekly episodic series, Career Coaches Brad W. Minton and Cassie Spencer serve as the GPS to teens, high school and college students, and young adults ready to find their fit and make their mark on the world through their careers. They help aspiring professionals develop a stronger career identity and navigate the sometimes complicated journey of career development. Throughout this series, the 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://anchor.fm/yourcareergps/support

    Ep. 33 Roadblock: Avoiding Common Resume Mistakes

    Ep. 33 Roadblock: Avoiding Common Resume Mistakes

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie sit down with Daniel Lorenzo, the Marketing Director behind Let's Eat, Grandma where he helps ambitious professionals of all ages land their dream jobs by equipping them with better resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles. In this episode Daniel helps to bust so many misconceptions and mistakes that many students, new grads, and early career professionals make when developing their resume and cover letters in their job search. Some of the topics discussed in the episode include: 


    Daniel speaks about his education and career background and how he found his current role with Let's Eat, Grandma
    Why writing resumes seems to be so problematic for people regardless of where they are in their careers. 
    The biggest mistakes people make when writing their resumes 
    How can people ensure that their resume stands out to both the ATS as well as the human eye?
    Are there any templates out there that people can trust?
    How are cover letters different and what are the common mistakes with those
    Daniel highlights a valuable piece of career advice he wish he had when he started his career

    Guest Info: 

    Daniel Lorenzo

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellorenzo11/ 

    Website: www.letseatgrandma.com/gps

    Instagram: @letseatcommagrandma


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    Ep. 32 The Winding Road: The Benefit Of Career Adaptability (Special Guest Andrea Koppel)

    Ep. 32 The Winding Road: The Benefit Of Career Adaptability (Special Guest Andrea Koppel)

    In this incredible episode Brad and Cassie sit down with Andrea Koppel the Founder and CEO of Time4Coffee Podcast and College2Career Academy. Andrea, who has been extremely successful in not one or two, but multiple careers helps our listeners understand the importance of career adaptability and having a growth mindset early on. Several of the important topics discussed in this episode include: 


    What inspired her to do the amazing work you’re doing now for college students and recent grads
    Andrea's words of encouragement for students feeling frustrated by not having their career picked out yet
    Why it's beneficial to think about multiple career options rather than trying to seek the “dream job"
    What steps can students and recent graduates take to stay adaptable through their careers
    What skills and traits have allowed Andrea to navigate several careers successfully
    How can young people still find balance and remain flexible while increasing their odds of getting hired through a targeted approach
    What is a valuable piece of career advice she wish she had when she started her career

    Guest info: 

    Andrea Koppel

    https://time4coffee.org/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-koppel-caffeinated-career-coaching/ 

    Instagram: @andrea_koppel 




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    Ep. 31 Toll Money: How To Enhance Your Networking Value (Special Guest Blair Bloomston)

    Ep. 31 Toll Money: How To Enhance Your Networking Value (Special Guest Blair Bloomston)

    In this fantastic episode Blair Bloomston joins us to share perspective on how the power of game-based learning can help accelerate career success for students in transition. Put more simply, she’s got communication and networking tactics you can use to level up your job search. Game On has free resources and training available for podcast listeners, and you should definitely check them out.

    Key highlights that Blair discusses in this episode: 


    Her education and career history and the incredible work she's doing now at Game On Nation 
    The power of networking and how students can be more intentional and effective early in their career journey
    How to get into the right emotional space for networking even if you're struggling or lack confidence
    The various ways that young people can develop self awareness that helps them communicate their value
    The concept of coins and how students and new grads can use game-based learning 
    How it's more important to be interested than interesting and what that actually looks like
    Most valuable piece of career advice she can pass along to the next generation    

    Guest Info:

    Blair Bloomston

    Blair is a Partner and Vice President of Business Development for the nationally acclaimed communication training firm, Game On Nation. She is considered a leading expert on the use of Game Dynamics and Game Theory to improve communication, leadership, team building, and culture. A few of Blair’s and Game On’s past clients include Deloitte, Hilton, NASCA, Honda and Acura, all branches of the US Military, and the U.S. House of Representatives. When she’s not coaching and consulting Blair is an avid lobster diver and permaculture practitioner, residing in Bradenton, FL with her husband and two young sons.

    Social Media Handles

    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Game On Nation: @gameonnation

    Blair Bloomston: @blairbloomston

    Free Tools

    For students and alumni in career transition:
    https://levelup.gameonnation.com/advance

    For Career Counselors and Workforce leaders:
    https://levelup.gameonnation.com/workforce




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    Ep. 30 The Road Less Traveled: Finding A New Path To Land The Job (Special Guest Austin Belcak)

    Ep. 30 The Road Less Traveled: Finding A New Path To Land The Job (Special Guest Austin Belcak)

    In this incredible episode hosts Brad & Cassie have the incredible Austin Belcak on the show. Austin is the Founder of Cultivated Culture a leading platform to help job seekers get out of the stacks of resumes and implement innovative but effective strategies. Some of the main topics covered in this episode include: 

     - Austin's background and how he came to found Cultivated Culture from his own frustrations in the job search. 

     - The many mistakes that students and young job seekers make when starting their job search. 

     - How to get away from egocentric networking and consider how you can add value to the one's you're trying to meet. 

     - Easy steps that young professionals can take to network and find opportunities. 

     - How to overcome lack of experience when applying to first jobs or one's that are higher level. 

     - The best pieces of career advice he can pass along to the next generation.   

    Guest Info:  

    Austin Belcak

    www.cultivatedculture.com  

    https://linkedin.com/in/abelcak  

    https://cultivatedculture.com/podcast   

    https://www.instagram.com/cultivated.culture  



     #jobsearch #jobseekers #cultivatedculture #landajob #cultivatedculture 


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    Ep. 29 Flowing with the Traffic: Using LinkedIn To Find Your Lane

    Ep. 29 Flowing with the Traffic: Using LinkedIn To Find Your Lane

    In this episode Brad and Cassie go solo without guests to discuss one of the most important tools that students, new grads, and young job seekers can utilize: LinkedIn! They talk about what LinkedIn is and isn't and the misconceptions that so many young people have about the platform before they even start utilizing it. The guests highlight some of their favorite and most effective features of the platform along with how to use them. They discuss the multitude of ways that people can use the platform specifically for networking purposes along with an active and passive job search. They talk about some of the most important aspects of an optimal profile and how to attract opportunities. Finally they outline ways to use the platform to give back to their network and grow it at the same time. 


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    Ep. 28 Rest Area Ahead: Prioritizing Career Self Care (Special Guest Chelle Shapiro)

    Ep. 28 Rest Area Ahead: Prioritizing Career Self Care (Special Guest Chelle Shapiro)

    In this fantastic episode hosts Brad Minton and Cassie Spencer take a minute to slow down and reflect on an important topic for so many young people looking to make their first impression on the work world: Self care! They sit down with Chelle Shapiro, Author, Speaker, Career Development Coach and the Founder of Chelle Station. Chelle talks about her personal journey early in her career and how she dealt with many significant challenges in her work and the psychological and physical toll it took on her wellbeing. She discussed the importance for listeners to not "fake it until you make it" just to get along, and warns about the longer term ramifications of doing so. She talks about how it's easy to fall into a trap of negative self talk and how it's important to break the cycle. She provides many fantastic suggestions of how to improve emotional health and well being as a job seeker as well as after you start your career. Finally, she helps listeners by providing several important pieces of advice to be your own advocate and to live and authentic life and have an authentic career. 

    Guest Info:

    Chelle Shapiro

    www.chellestation.com 

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

    Book: Loving Yourself Isn’t Selfish: How to Stop Internalizing Emotions & Persevere Against All Odds

    Instagram: @chellestation 


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As college career coaches Brad and Casey understand the biggest pain points of college students when it comes to launching their post grad careers. With awesome guests and great Qs from the hosts — this fun and insightful show will get your professional journey moving on a super highway!

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Great podcast!

As a Career Coach for recent grads and young professionals, I recommend this podcast! It’s a great way to get practical and tangible insight for what to expect on your career journey. Great work, Brad!

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Excellent show with great hosts and guests!

If you are a career professional, or hope to be, this is a great podcast to add to your mix!

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