70 episodes

In this bi-monthly 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 bi-monthly 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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    Ep. 70 The Journey Ahead: Looking Back To Move Forward

    Ep. 70 The Journey Ahead: Looking Back To Move Forward

    Capping off an incredible 70 episodes Brad and Cassie reflect on the journey of the podcast and so many of the amazing takeaways they have gained learning from 60+ guests. They each highlight a few of their most memorable episodes and the lasting lessons provided in the message.  Brad and Cassie discuss plans to take a short hiatus from recording Your Career GPS, but cover the important projects they will engage in the interim to help support their clients and other young professionals as they venture in their career journeys. 



    From Episode 1 to 70. It's been quite a ride. Stay tuned, the journey awaits..........






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    • 30 min
    Ep. 69 Enjoy The Ride: Designing Your Success Roadmap (Special Guest Eliana Goldstein)

    Ep. 69 Enjoy The Ride: Designing Your Success Roadmap (Special Guest Eliana Goldstein)

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie sit down with Millennial Career Coach Eliana Goldstein to discuss the path to career fulfillment, what it takes to get there and how easily young people can get off course. Some key highlights from this episode include: 


    Eliana tells our listeners about her background and how she found her way to her current career
    How Eliana defines career fulfillment and what does that look like for her clients
    As college students and young professionals, it can be really hard to figure out what – from a career perspective – would provide that fulfillment. She breaks down where people can start who may be listening and confused on the first steps
    The company or organization that someone is working for can play a big role in someone’s overall happiness with their work. What questions job seekers should be asking or red flags should they be looking out for when interviewing
    Some people feel like their job or their career is “fine” or “comfortable” and there’s a lot of fear if/when they leave their job it will be worse. Eliana talks about this common fear, how to overcome it and what happens when you ignore it
    She talks  about why confidence is so important and how it impacts the work that we all do and our job searches
    What are three things our listeners could do today to help them gain more confidence
    What is the best piece of career advice that she could pass along to this next generation

    Guest Info: 

    Eliana Goldstein

    Website: https://www.elianagoldsteincoaching.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliana-goldstein/

    TikTok, Instagram: @eliana_goldstein  




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    • 32 min
    Ep. 68 Passing Zone: Taking Interview Skills To The Next Level (Special Guest Gene Rice)

    Ep. 68 Passing Zone: Taking Interview Skills To The Next Level (Special Guest Gene Rice)

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie sit down with Gene Rice, the Chairman of Rice Cohen International and the Author of the new book, Grad to Grown-Up: 68 Tips to Excel in Your Personal and Professional Life to discuss how to become an expert interviewer and start landing job offers! Some key highlights from this episode include: 


    Gene tells our listeners about his career journey and his background of examining talent. 
    Gene discusses what has he seen to be as some of the common ingredients that so many successful young professionals share. 
    He breaks down what he considers to be the top 2 or 3 things people get wrong about interviewing and how to shift to start becoming a "grandmaster" of interviewing. 
    For young people just starting their first professional job search, interviewing is intimidating, Gene talks about what steps can they take to manage that fear
    From the perspective of someone who’s been in countless interviews and hired or rejected thousands of candidates, Gene talks about when he is  conducting an interview what is he looking for to let them know they are hirable? 
    Behavioral questions are a pain for many candidates. We’ve all heard about using various methods to answer these. Gene talks about the origins of these interview questions and how young people can tackle them the right way. 
    Gene also highlights the importance of a great follow up after the interview is over. 
    What is the best piece of career advice that he could pass along to this next generation. 

    Guest Info: 

    Gene Rice, Chairman of Rice Cohen International (Recruiting/Search Firm)

    Website: www.ricecohentraining.com

    Book Website: https://www.gradtogrownup.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grice11

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gradtogrownupbook/


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    • 41 min
    Ep. 67 Twists & Turns: Finding Fulfillment Without Waiting For Perfect (Special Guest Melissa Carson)

    Ep. 67 Twists & Turns: Finding Fulfillment Without Waiting For Perfect (Special Guest Melissa Carson)

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie sit down with former HR executive turned leadership coach Melissa Carson to talk about the myths of a perfect job and how young people can still find fulfillment without chasing unicorns. Key highlights from this episode include: 


    Melissa talks about her career journey through HR and how it led to her launching her own business
    She talks about her book and about this idea of a “perfect job” and why there really is no perfect job
    There may be no perfect job but there are things that make a job more perfect than others. She highlights a few things job seekers should focus on when looking for the most perfect job for them
    A section of her book tackles this idea of the "traditional" career path and encourages readers to focus on what’s possible and not the potential limitations. Melissa talks about this with examples. 
    Melissa talks about what success and leadership mean to everyone is unique and not everyone aspires for leadership roles. She discusses what young people can do to still maximize their growth. 
    For many job seekers, there’s fear around leaving a job that is “good enough” for fear of a new position being worse. She breaks down the practical things listeners can do when it comes to making decisions about applying to other roles and making decisions about new opportunities
    She talks about “Future proofing” a career and what this means for young people 
    Melissa talks about the best piece of career advice that she could pass along to this next generation

    Guest Info: 

    Melissa Carson 

    Website: https://crimdellconsulting.com/ 

    Book: There's No Such Thing As A Perfect Job: https://www.amazon.com/-/he/Melissa-Carson-ebook/dp/B09RTPFDBT 

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


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    • 34 min
    Ep. 66 Tune Up: Essential Career Skills You Weren't Taught (Special Guest: Mark Herschberg)

    Ep. 66 Tune Up: Essential Career Skills You Weren't Taught (Special Guest: Mark Herschberg)

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie are back and talking about skills! More importantly the skills that too often colleges, and universities aren't putting enough focus and attention on that employers want and need. To discuss this important issue, they bring in Mark Herschberg, an experienced Chief Technical Officer, an Instructor, Speaker and the Author of the book, The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills For Success No One Taught You. Some highlights in this episode: 


    Mark discusses his career journey and what led to him writing his book. 
    Mark talks about why he saw the need to teach essential skills at MIT. 
    Why he thinks that this information isn’t taught to young people considering its relevance in today’s job market
    What are the essential skills and the biggest areas of disconnect between university and industry, and more importantly what can students today do to prepare themselves
    What employers and leaders across the country are saying are needed to be successful in todays workplace. 
    Networking and building professional relationships is one of the most important skills young people can develop so why is it being taught wrong and what can people do about it 
    Mark talks about his quote that “leadership is not positional” and what that means. 
    What are some steps that young people can take to close the gap in skill development from orientation to graduation
    What is the best piece of career advice that he could pass along to this next generation

    Guest Info: 

    Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. Educated at MIT, Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s, and academia. He’s developed new software languages, online marketplaces, new authentication systems, and tracked criminals and terrorists on the dark web. Mark helped create the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, MIT’s “Career Success Accelerator”, where he’s taught for twenty years. Mark also serves on the boards of non-profits Techie Youth and Plant a Million Corals.

    Website: https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/ 

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

    Instagram: @thecareertoolkit  




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    • 35 min
    Ep. 65 Follow The Signs II: More Lessons From The Leaders

    Ep. 65 Follow The Signs II: More Lessons From The Leaders

    This amazing compilation episode highlights guests from the past 30 episodes and covers their answers to our signature question: "What is the best career advice you can pass along to the next generation?" Here is a full listing of the 25 guests included in this episode in order: 


    Charlene Walters (Ep.36) 0:57
    Liz Guerrera (Ep.37) 2:05
    Rosie McCarthy (Ep.38) 3:25
    James Whittaker (Ep.39) 4:13
    Tamara Raymond (Ep.40) 4:59
    Lindsey Pollak (Ep.41) 5:46
    Dominic Imwalle (Ep.42) 7:13
    Linda Gardner (Ep.43) 7:51
    Emily Steliotes (Ep.44) 9:13
    Traci Bakenhaster(Ep.47) 10:25
    Brittany Ramsey (Ep.48) 10:58
    Sarah Johnston (Ep.49) 12:27
    Carson Tate (Ep.50) 13:06
    Claudia Miller (Ep.51) 13:25
    Anil Ram (Ep.52) 14:35
    Lisa Plain (Ep.54) 15:51
    Teegan Bartos (Ep.55) 16:18
    Harleny Vasquez (Ep.56) 17:49
    Virginia Franco (Ep.57) 18:29
    Madeline Mann (Ep.58) 19:16
    Molly Cate (Ep.59) 20:28
    David Mendoza (Ep.60) 21:03
    Nadia Ibrahim-Taney (Ep.61) 21:54
    Loren Greiff (Ep.62) 23:23
    Jasmine Escalera (Ep.63) 25:13 




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    • 27 min

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Alicia - MCP ,

Stop - are you a student?! Then this is a must listen for your future.

This is an excellent podcast to listen to & apply actionable items for your future career development. Between the guests & hosts knowledge in the career advising space, you can’t go wrong.

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Must listen

Great show for anyone looking to get advice on finding a great career! Brad is also a great host.

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Get Your Career Moving on a Super Highway

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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