The Career Confidante

The Career Confidante

In the past decade, theories about how we would all need to be “free agents,” in charge of our own career trajectory, have become reality. While there is a good deal of talk about this new reality, little tangible direction exists about how to thrive, not just survive, in this new workforce.brbr Join career and leadership development expert Marie Zimenoff as she invites you to learn what you need to know today for tomorrow’s career success. She will share the inside scoop on hiring trends, explain how to earn a promotion, and explore what hiring managers are saying across a variety of industries.brbr Mondays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Business, Marie will provide a featured topic, interview national leaders and review the latest career management tools. You will benefit from a weekly Get Career Smart(tm) tip and featured job of the week, in addition to practical strategies in branding, career transition, advancement, job search, resumes, interviewing, and social media.

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May 3, 2021 55 min
Listen in as host Marie Zimenoff and guest Nikki Ryberg discuss practical steps you can take to avoid ageism, make networking more comfortable, and land that dream job faster!
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Did you know that on any given day there are more than 10,000 jobs posted on USAJOBS? And that more than 75 percent of those are outside the DC metro area? Many professionals and job seekers miss out on these opportunities to serve their country and access the benefits of federal employment. They misunderstand what jobs exist, do not know how to find them, or are overwhelmed by the process to apply. In this episode of The Career Co...
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How many times have you asked yourself, “What do I really want to do with my life?” “How can I break through the noise in my industry?” or “Why am I not enjoying what I do?” The answer to those questions can be found through discovering your soul purpose and finding the right balance where 'business meets spirituality.' In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith. Toget...
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You’ve likely heard about the gig economy but might be wondering exactly what it entails. It’s easy to assume that driving for Uber or renting your house through Airbnb are the extent of your options, but the gig economy actually offers a much wider slate of opportunities. Whether you have a 9-to-5 job and are looking to pick up some extra income, or you’re a recent graduate who’s eager to earn as much as you want on your own time,...
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March 15, 2021 54 min
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Today, job search success doesn’t rely only on what you know or who you know, but on who knows, likes, and remembers you. Employers want to avoid hiring the wrong person and believe that a referral – an introduction from someone they already trust – will yield the best results. Becoming the candidate who is referred in is the job seeker’s goal. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Debra Feldman. ...
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As you conduct your job search, have you noticed that there are times when you stumble over your words or can't come up with a good answer? Do you ever find yourself avoiding certain job search activities because they feel too big, too scary, or too nerve-wracking? Is overwhelm creeping in and affecting the success of your search? If so, welcome to the human race. You're normal. In this episode of The Career Confidante, hos...
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Early diagnoses and services beginning in grade school have made post-secondary education possible for many more individuals on the autism spectrum. Yet even those who earn degrees struggle to find employment. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Barbara Bissonnette. Since 2006 Barbara has specialized in career development coaching for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spect...
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Career advancement was challenging before we went virtual! If you are struggling to accelerate your career in the new remote workplace, you are not alone. But there are skills you can learn to position yourself for promotion, win the job interview, or be more effective as a leader despite the challenges of working from home. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Jawad Ahsan, author of “What They D...
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Most people find job interviews to be stressful. This is because interviewing is like any other skill...you need practice to build competence and confidence! But most people don't go to job interviews regularly, so they often feel nervous or out of their element when a job interview opportunity arises. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes career coach Lynée Alves. They share 6 keys for interv...
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Millions of professionals have no idea their careers are about to sputter out. Once it becomes obvious – whether they fail to get that promotion … again … or get laid off – they don’t know how to make a comeback. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes best-selling author and Pulitzer nominee Fawn Germer. Fawn shares how you can stop blaming everything from millennials to the pace of change to age d...
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January 11, 2021 54 min
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If you are focused on making 2021 a better year, you are in good company! More than ever before, people around the globe are hoping to find happiness and achieve career and personal goals this year. How can we do this despite the uncertainty this year brings and the reality we face? In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Kayvan Kian – entrepreneur, teacher, and management consultant at McKinsey &am...
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If you are a job seeker, you have likely heard you need a target list of companies. You might even have put in the effort to create one, and you are watching for job postings for those companies and applying online. The problem is that this strategy focuses on openings, not opportunities. But the good news is there is so much more you can do with your target list to speed your job search! In this episode of Career Confidante radio,...
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With the “silver tsunami” describing dramatic demographic changes, reimagining choices about careers, retirement, and aging requires a HEROIC Mindset. Adopting a spirit of “ageless aging” retires tired norms of how we’re supposed to be. By adopting six actions we can reframe our “what’s next,” and live more fully with a greater sense of control. On this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes careers-industry...
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November 30, 2020 54 min
If the industry you’ve known for 10, 20, or 30 years is suddenly downsizing, the idea of looking for options in a different field can be downright scary. Even if you still have a job, the career change process can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are tools people across the globe have used to look for options, overcome practical concerns, and find a fulfilling career in a new field. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, hos...
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November 23, 2020 55 min
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It seems like it should not be hard to make 2021 a better year for most people. While looking at the positives and opportunities is where we like to start, these projections also tell us that there are potential potholes. In this episode of Career Confidante Radio, host Marie Zimenoff explores proactive strategies to help us avoid these potholes or spend less time stuck in the mud. She goes through the causes of long-term unemploym...
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With more than 700 million profiles on LinkedIn, standing out and attracting the right audience to advance your career or grow your business feels out of reach. In this episode of The Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Jennifer Vancil, career coach and Certified Strengths Coach. Jennifer shares tips to communicate your strengths as part of your unique brand and create a differentiated profile that captures your accompl...
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More than 200,000 military service members separate from the military every year. Like many other job seekers, many have never had to write a resume. In this episode of The Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Cassie Hatcher, Executive Certified Professional Resume Writer and military transition expert. Cassie shares expertise she’s gained helping service members and veterans translate their unique military experiences. ...
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