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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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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.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourcareergps/support

    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
    Ep. 64 Sitting In Traffic: Developing Patience In The Job Search

    Ep. 64 Sitting In Traffic: Developing Patience In The Job Search

    In this great episode Brad and Cassie go solo and discuss a critical topic for so many frustrated job seekers: Coping with the wait of the job search! It's frustrating and difficult to say the least but in this episode they highlight some key points including: 


    Why the job search process often so long and so slow
    What are some of those complicating factors and other reasons that a job search process can slow down
    What are some realistic expectations that you can ground yourself into related to the job search timeline 
    Being patient with anything is hard I think even for the most patient people but what does that even mean or look like as it pertains to a job search
    What are some of the most common misconceptions job seekers may have about “being patient” with a job search
    What are some practical steps that a job seeker can do to help move the process along and/or to keep their job searching momentum going
    The hosts offer their advice as to the mental and physical habits and shifts that can go a long way 

    Interested in working with Brad or Cassie? 

    You can contact the hosts at yourcareergpspodcast@gmail.com 

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    • 30 min
    Ep. 63 The Right Parking Spot: Finding Workplace Fit (Special Guest Jasmine Escalera, Ph.D)

    Ep. 63 The Right Parking Spot: Finding Workplace Fit (Special Guest Jasmine Escalera, Ph.D)

    In this amazing episode Brad and Cassie connect with Jasmine Escalera, Career Coach and Founder of Jasmine Escalera Coaching where she breaks down how to assess fit with an organization and what to do when it's clearly not, or worse, become toxic. Some great highlights from this episode include: 


    Jasmine tells our listeners about her background and how this fueled her work
    There’s a lot of talk about finding the right “fit”, workplace culture, toxic work environments etc. but that can all mean so many different things for different people. Jasmine breaks down how she defines these things and how does a toxic work environment differ from a job that you just don’t like
    There are the more obvious benefits of feeling aligned with a position/company, like finding fulfillment in your work, and she highlights some of the other underlying benefits
    For current students and recent grads there’s often a lot of pressure when job searching which can lead individuals to have an approach where they will take any position they are offered but Jasmine cautions them on this approach and explains why 
    Jasmine breaks down what advice she has for our listeners to help them get a sense of the work environment before accepting a position
    Based on her experience, she highlights what are the biggest red flags regarding toxic work environments and what can we do to prevent ourselves from being in those types of environments
    What advice she has for someone who might currently be in a toxic work environment
    She recently posted on LinkedIn about how we are all in control of our careers and specifically mentioned being in control of the spaces that we work in, but what does she say to those who take issue with that 
    What is the best piece of career advice that she could pass along to this next generation

    Guest Info: 

    Jasmine Escalera, Ph.D

    Website: https://linktr.ee/jasmineescaleracoaching 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmine-escalera/ 

    Instagram: @jasmineescaleracoaching 


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    • 40 min
    Ep. 62 Awake At The Wheel: How To Make Coffee Buzz Up Your Strategic Networking (Special Guest Loren Greiff)

    Ep. 62 Awake At The Wheel: How To Make Coffee Buzz Up Your Strategic Networking (Special Guest Loren Greiff)

    In this amazing episode we break down strategic networking with the incredible Loren Greiff. She helps our listeners understand how small shifts in mentality and approach can create big gains in terms of networking and building social capital. Some key highlights from this episode include:   

    🌟Loren tells our listeners about her background and how this fueled her work today   

    🌟Young people tend to be very apprehensive about starting to network with more experienced professionals. She breaks down how young professionals can work though that.   

    🌟Most people, especially young job seekers search for jobs completely differently than the way recruiters look for talent. She discusses this disconnect.   

    🌟 She talks about making a short “coffee stop” on a consistent basis, and how this can make a world of difference and what it leads to.   

    🌟So many young people feel intimidated that they don’t know what to talk about in these coffee meetings. Loren discusses best ways to prepare for these type of meetings.  

    🌟A common albeit misguided piece of advice that many say is just go “pick their brain”. Loren breaks down why this is not the best approach.   

    🌟 Loren offers the best piece of career advice that she could pass along to this next generation  

    Guest Info:  

     Loren Greiff  

    Website: https://www.portfoliorocket.com/ 

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


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

aaronsc234 ,

Must listen

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

Chief Java Junkie ,

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!

Andrea Macek ,

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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