Jess Get Hired

Jess Get Hired

Jessica is a Talent Acquisition Executive and Recruiting Mastermind that has been working to transform the recruitment functions for mid-size corporations and start-ups for the past 20 years. This podcast gives jobseekers, the underemployed, & the unappreciated employee an honest perspective on the job marketplace. Many of these tips can be used by business professionals who want insight & perspective on business, personal branding, and what it takes to stand out of the crowd. Learn more at www.jessgethired.com and find on LinkedIn – Jessica Fiesta George / IG or CH: @jessgethired Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jessgethired/support

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June 28, 2022 27 min
Episode 27 of the Jess Get Hired Podcast features Damien Filiatrault, Founder and CEO of Scalable Path, a software staffing agency that matches leading companies and startups with vetted remote software developers.  We are going to discuss his journey to a career within Tech, how he started Scalable Path, and the common misconceptions employers have about hiring remote developers.  Learn more at https://www.scalablepath.com and thi...
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I'm celebrating my birthday this month, and I'd love for you to join me as I reflect on how much the hiring world has changed.  Throughout my career, I've witnessed how human resources has changed, evolved, and created new opportunities to focus on various aspects of the employee and candidate experience.

In this episode, I explore how much has changed in my career from the "personnel department," "staffing ...

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Episode 25 of the Jess Get Hired Podcast is entitled,  Eggrolls and Eyerolls.  In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month #AAPI, I made it in time to share my lighthearted take on what it's like to be an Asian in Corporate America. To be more specific, Filipino. I briefly discuss why Asian women are precluded from leadership positions at America's Top Companies, as well as the boardroom's lack of diversi...
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Jess Get Hired Podcast - Episode 24 - Opportunity Overhaul with Career Coach, Matthew Warzel Opportunity is out there.  What are you doing to go after it?   Join me in a conversation with Matt Warzel, a certified resume writing expert and career coach.  We talk about bouncing back after being laid off and the different struggles many job seekers are facing today.  He shares a few tips to stand out from the crowd so you can take adv...
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What is the Interview Game and are you playing it correctly?  The rules aren’t always about having the best-looking resume or perfectly answering the questions during the job interview.  The rules of the game have changed over the years.  Today's job market requires that you stand out from the crowd and how you market yourself.  Personal branding is the hidden secret to winning the Interview Game.   How are you showing up to t...
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Recruiters, what if technology could cut down your candidate screening time?   Jobseekers, what if you could do an interview when it was convenient for you? This episode will focus on leveling up your recruiting game so you can hire great candidates faster than ever before, and give job seekers a glimpse into the screening process and how to be better prepared.  Meet Darrian Mikell, Co-Founder, and CEO of Qualifi.hr, a SaaS platfor...
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Do you manage a business?  Do you manage people?  Are you hiring?  If you are posting jobs and not getting traction with filling your jobs, the answer could be right in front of you!  Your existing employees are looking for mobility and if you don't have a retention strategy, your employees will be looking for other jobs.  

If you have a team that has been running for weeks without a manager because you are trying to hire one, ...

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Jess Get Hired Podcast, episode 20, shares a conversation with Bill Small, Founder of Artist Mind, Inc.  We will discuss how he helps businesses that give a crap about success.  Although the message is targeted towards business owners and entrepreneurs, business professionals/jobseekers can learn how they can level up their opportunities and get ahead of the game! Bill is a business and mindfulness coach, musician, podcast host, an...
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Episode 19 of the Jess Get Hired Podcast features Elena Joy Thurston, Founder of  Pride and Joy Foundation, a non-profit that is dedicated to reducing the rate of suicide and homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community. Elena Joy is an inspirational LGBTQ+ speaker and trainer. She is also a  Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian.  Elena’s viral TEDx talk on surviving...

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Have you all ever worked in an organization where the leaders didn’t match the culture? A place where you loved your job, but your manager totally sucked at doing the one job they were supposed to do, which was lead and manage a team?  

Special Guest for this episode is Eric Harkins, a motivational speaker, a consultant, and author of the book, Great Leaders make sure Monday Morning Doesn’t Suck.  We are going to have a blunt discu...

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CHEA Seed (Career Helping Expert App) w/ Founder and Creator, Giselle Galper It’s a new year and a time when we all set our resolutions. Is it your goal to find a fulfilling career this year or level up in your current role? How are you holding yourself accountable? What are your current career goals? Do you have a way to track your career performance? Think about it, Athletes constantly track their performance and have to develop ...
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January 11, 2022 30 min
Side hustles - Everyone likes to make extra money!  In this episode, you will get to meet two people that have been driving their passion while making extra change and having fun while doing it! Meet:  Will Fuller.  A Senior Recruiter for a Fin-Tech company during the day, and resume writer at night!  Will is the founder/owner of Will's Wordsmithing.  Will has helped over 500 of his clients rework their resumes, jazz up their ...
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Cue in the party balloons, pop the champagne, and throw some confetti! It’s a Fiesta!  It's my 1 year anniversary as a podcaster!  Jess Get Hired started as a passion project and I am excited for all of the accomplishments I have had this year!  17 episodes, which include 2 bonus episodes, several guests, and achieving Top Talent Acquisition / Recruiting podcast on a few lists!    In this episode, I opened up my social media ch...

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November 16, 2021 27 min

Since the pandemic last year, employers have been focused on employee health and well-being. Millions of people were laid off, leaving them with financial and professional insecurity. Working from home has added to challenges, as parents have had to learn how to work and teach their kids at the same time. Several people are finding it hard to separate work and personal life, which is creating tension and, ultimately, workplace burn...

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The phone screen is the very first step of the interview process.  Are you the type that gets intimidated or unsure about what to expect?  In this episode of Jess Get Hired, we will talk about the steps to help you prepare if you get a call from a recruiter or hiring manager.  A phone screen gives the company a chance to get to know you quickly and for you to learn more about them.  It is a casual conversation that lasts about 15-3...
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LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network.  Last year, I published Episode 3 titled "Your LinkedIn Profile Sucks," in which I discussed what makes a bad profile and offered advice on how to improve your online presence. Episode 12 expands on some of the previous tips by reminding listeners of some of the key components of your LinkedIn profile as well as new tips to help you build your brand. 

Employers, recr...

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Matthew Kosec, a Servant Leader, Consultant, and all-around nice guy, joins me in this episode. We met before the pandemic when he was a guest speaker at a company conference. Matt transitioned from a long career in law enforcement to a career in learning and development, eventually becoming a consultant for top organizations in the United States. His evolution and transition into a new career shows his resilience and determination...

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Welcome to recruiting after COVID. You have a job opening. You post through the normal channels. You’re using job boards, advertising using flyers, stapling business cards to bags, even giving out sign-on bonuses and cool perks yet NOTHING seems to be working. Every company is struggling right now and no matter what you try, applicants aren’t even showing up for their scheduled interviews much less coming in for their first day of ...
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June 16, 2021 17 min
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have not had access to a TV, phone, or contact with people, you may have not heard this but, there are a lot of jobs out there and it seems like nobody wants to apply for them! I’m in the business of helping to hire people and with so many millions of unemployed people and a ton of jobs available, I have to press on the question…… What’s the deal and why are so many employers struggling to ...
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"There is nothing more empowering than saying, 'This no longer serves me, and walking away in peace."  Listening is so important in any relationship. What happens when your manager doesn’t listen? Do you feel unappreciated & unmotivated? Maybe misunderstood? I share tips on how to be a better listener to help with better communication in the workplace. How do you spot out when your boss is being a complete asshole? ...
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