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.... Show More

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August 31, 2020 55 min
How do you advance your career, find a job, build your business, or make a great first impression when everything is virtual? The new challenges of the virtual workplace mean learning new skills from how to build your personal brand inside your organization to effective webinar presentations, virtual job interviews, and beyond. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Elisabeth Sanders-Park. Elisabeth ...
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Do I really need to send a cover letter? If you have been wondering if anyone is reading your cover letters or what to write to make your letter stand out, you are not alone. The cover letter is often the most challenging 200 words a job seeker – or even professional resume writer – will write. It is important that your letter is targeted and connects to the reader, and there are ways to make it easier! In this episode of the Caree...
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August 17, 2020 51 min
In a competitive job market, you need a strategy to stand out throughout your job search. From the resume to the interview, there are ways you can communicate to the recruiter and hiring manager that you are the obvious choice. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Nickquolette Barrett, Certified Career Development & LinkedIn Strategist. Nickquolette shares tips for making yourself the obvious c...
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Do you cringe when you hear the word “networking”? For many people it can feel like an ingenuine process of making connections based on our needs or desires. And, having been on the receiving end of those interactions at least once, we know we do not want to use that approach. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Berta Medina, a speaker and coach. Berta teaches listeners tools for genuine networkin...
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You know that better sleep is important for your health and work performance. But, even when there is not a pandemic, getting enough sleep is not easy! Our mindset is critical for our career advancement and job search – handling challenging conversations, being innovative in our work, and much more – and sleep is where it starts. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Dr. Patrick Wanis, human behavio...
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There are more than 200 applications for every open position, on average. How can you stand out in that sea of resumes? How can you help employers see you as the most qualified for the position? In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Matthew Warzel, professional resume writer and President of MJW Careers. Matt and Marie explore what you need to do in your resume to capture attention and answer freque...
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How and where do you start looking for a job? Just the thought of commencing a job search is stressful enough – figuring out how to do it in the world we now find ourselves in can have us feeling lost and hopeless. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Marjorie Kavanagh, Founder and CEO of Panoramic Resumes. Marjorie shares how to navigate a comprehensive job search to find a job as quickly as possi...
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June 22, 2020 55 min
It may seem like authenticity at work is a luxury – something you worry about in good economic times. What data has shown, however, is that knowing who you are and understanding how you bring value to your target audience (your personal brand) improves employability and earning power. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Faith James, author of “Ladies Power Up Your Brand” and contributor to “Expert...
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Coaches, resume writers, and personal branding strategists spend most of their time helping others. However, we can only do that if we also know how to sustain and grow our practice. Luckily, what makes a business successful isn’t a mystery … in fact much of it mirrors the advice we give job seekers! In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff goes step by step through growth-hacking your business and marketing yo...
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The world of work has been on the path to disruption for the last few years with artificial intelligence and increased remote work lurking in the distance. The global pandemic has sped innovation in many fields as healthcare workers race to a vaccine or cure and nearly all businesses shift quickly to keep business going with nearly a 100% remote workforce. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Alexa...
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Few negotiations are more important or emotionally charges as those concerning one’s own compensation. We are hesitant to negotiate even in good economic times, let alone during a downturn. There is still room to negotiate – in fract it is expected by most hiring managers. When and how you negotiate will greatly determine your success. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Ezra Singer, former corpor...
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While you are working from home during the pandemic, being visible and valuable in your company has become even more important. How can you make yourself more valuable to your company? How can you make sure your performance is remembered positively – to keep you in your role or help you transition? In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Michael Ryan, author of Make Your Career Go Boom, Not Bust. Mich...
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A recruiter's job is to find the candidate who aligns with the job description. Job seekers need to understand how to position themselves as the best candidate, even when they are changing careers. In this episode of Career Confidante radio, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Steven Davis to share his recruiter and coach perspective on succeeding in today's interviews. He'll give you the inside scoop on what recruiters are lo...
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It can sometimes feel like a stiff headwind is holding you back from advancing your career. This may be related to gender, ethnicity, religion, age, or many other factors that underly unconscious bias. What can you do to take control of your career trajectory? In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff welcomes Laura Khalil. Laura shares her secrets from speaking and coaching others to develop the habit of courag...
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March 9, 2020 55 min
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We might not think about how important trust is in our career until we see it broken by a leader, a colleague, or a company. Then, it quickly becomes obvious that without being able to build trust, we cannot achieve career success or happiness. In this episode of the Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff interviews author and speaker Mark Given about how trust can transform your work and life. Mark shares the formula for trust tha...
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