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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Randy Lumia

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Randy Lumia

Our topic today is all about human resources and I’ve a very special guest who has more than 30 years as a human resource specialist and executive. He has worked with companies on a global basis. He is currently the SVP of People, Culture and Organizational Effectiveness, Avatar Airlines, a startup airline coming out of Jupiter, Florida. Welcome to the show, Randy.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Mike Bird

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Mike Bird

With more than 4 million college graduates arriving on the job market scene. Since may, we definitely have a lot of challenges ahead for them. And my concern is that they don’t know what to do, but my guest today is a very special guest coming out of Montreal. Canada is Mike Bird. He is a generation Z career coach, and he in fact, coaches, the millennials or the generation wise, Mike, welcome to the show.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Lossie Freeman

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Lossie Freeman

Software runs the world from our iPhones to our coffee makers, to our cars. Software is everywhere and behind the software. We have to have people that write the code with that said there is an untapped market out there, and I am really privileged today to introduce you to my next guest Lossie Freeman, the Director of Corporate Partnerships of Zip Code Wilmington, a nonprofit boot camp that trains individuals in just 12 weeks to land positions in technology. Lossie, welcome to Career Chat.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Laura Kasper

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Laura Kasper

If anybody has their pulse on the local job market, my next guest really does everything from hiring trends to employer staffing, to recruiting, to job seeker advice. My next guest is a powerhouse. Her name is Laura Kasper. She’s the CEO of Monarch Staffing. Laura, welcome to the show.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Sarah Johnston

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Sarah Johnston

What the surveys have shown is that career changers are finding jobs through acquaintances, friends of friends, simply just about everyone they know. But what we didn’t know was down the line, the eighth and ninth people outside the circle, they are also very valuable in helping you to find a job today. I feel very privileged to introduce you to my next guest, who is this subject matter expert. Her name is Sarah Johnston. She is known as the briefcase coach. She is a former corporate recruiter who turned into an executive resume writer and career coach, catapulting herself to success right away. She’s been featured on ABC, CBS LinkedIn and Business Insider. Sarah, welcome to the show.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Curt Woolford

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Curt Woolford

As the job search continues for millions of Americans, we have had to take care of ourselves physically, and we have to look at our mental health today. Our topic is mindfulness meditation and the job seeker. And before I introduce you to my next guest, I want to give you some statistics that are pretty staggering. There’s between 200 and 500 million people that are meditating right now, we found that post traumatic stress syndrome has been reduced. The symptoms that is been reduced by 73% school suspensions in the last two years are down by 50%. Insomnia is reduced by 50%. And the most surprising statistic is that 52% of American employers are integrating mindfulness and meditation into their corporate institution. My guest today is Curt Woolford. He is a mindfulness coach and consultant. He has worked with large health organizations in the Philadelphia area, such as Crozier, Keystone independence, blue cross, and blue shield, and the university market as well. He’s a mindfulness coach. He’s a meditation coach, a yoga instructor, and a consultant to these large organizations. Kurt, welcome to career chat.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Brenda Bernstein

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Brenda Bernstein

There are 575 million people on LinkedIn of that number 260 million are using it on a monthly basis. My next guest is a nationally acclaimed author and speaker, and she has helped thousands of job hunters get their stuff together for resume writing and LinkedIn. She’s a master resume writer.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Beth Kennedy

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Beth Kennedy

No one is immune from stress. In fact, there was a recent Gallup poll that surveyed nearly 8,000 people, 23% said they were burned out or over the top. Another 43% said they experienced high levels of stress. So it’s, it’s now with the Covid 19 on top of regular workforce drama and suffering, if you will. We have a ton of stress put on our backs and bringing you an expert today, Beth Kennedy coming in from Boston, Massachusetts. She’s the CEO, of Benatti Training and Development. Beth, Welcome to Career Chat.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Dena Leftkowtiz

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Dena Leftkowtiz

Today my guest is Dena Leftkowitz .a Lefkowitz, the owner of achievement by design. She is the founding principal and the go to career coach, mostly for attorneys, but she works with executives on a nationwide basis. Welcome to the show, Dina. I’m so glad that you’re able to make time for us cause I know it’s a very busy time for you.

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Mindy Thomas Interviews Meg McGinn, President/Founder of Osprey Health

Mindy Thomas Interviews Meg McGinn, President/Founder of Osprey Health

The numbers of unemployed Americans are staggering and sadly people are losing their jobs, their income, and some are losing their health insurance. So if you’re one of those folks sitting on the sidelines today, please stay tune because my next guest is an expert in healthcare consulting. In fact, I hired her and I used her for my own health care needs. Her name is Meg McGinn of Osprey Health.

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Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Ruth Campbell

Career Chat – Mindy Thomas Interviews Ruth Campbell

If you’re thinking about career issues, you want to stay tuned to our show today because we have a very special guest in the studio. Ruth Campbell from Delaware County community college who is the Coordinator of Career Services is here with us today. I’m so happy that you made it out and that you’re visiting with us today. Welcome to the show, Ruth.

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Making Your Next Career Move: How Do You Know When the Time Is Right?

I encounter clients every day who absolutely know when the time is right for them to make a career move. They are the folks who call me and sign right up for resume writing services. In today’s economic climate, changing jobs can be a scary proposition, so I admire those folks with the guts to go full speed ahead and plunge into finding a better way of life for themselves. But there are many others who stand still, paralyzed by fear but stuck in a job that does not make them happy.

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MainLine Magazine: 10 Ways to Achieve Your Personal Best in 2017

Wasted Talent. Sadly, I see it every day in the business I’m in.

When I hear about how troubling the workplace has become, and specifically the toxic cultures and environments some people work in, I get knots in my stomach. As a resume writer and career counselor, I often find myself serving as a trusted confidante and advisor. Many times that translates to hearing the dirty secrets about the abhorrent lack of leadership, the narcissistic, egomaniac supervisor, and inept managerial incompetence in the workplace.

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A Job Hunter’s Nightmare: When a Recruiter Crosses the Line

Can you imagine working with a recruiter on your seemingly confidential job search, and you find out your recruiter crossed the line?

When my client told me he was terminated from his job, I wondered why. He was an absolute star performer and had a track record of success that didn’t quit. In fact, he was actively being sought after by multiple companies.

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Wasted Talent: Are You Working for the Right Company?

Wasted Talent. Sadly, I see it every day in the business I’m in.

When I hear about how troubling the workplace has become, and specifically the toxic cultures and environments some people work in, I get knots in my stomach. As a resume writer and career counselor, I often find myself serving as a trusted confidante and advisor. Many times that translates to hearing the dirty secrets about the abhorrent lack of leadership, the narcissistic, egomaniac supervisor, and inept managerial incompetence in the workplace.

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Rising to the Top: Busting Job Search Myths at 64

When my boomer buddy, a global SVP, informed me that he landed a new job in less than 60 days after getting laid off from his company after 20 years, I shouted with joy. With over 3 million baby boomers currently unemployed, we all know how tough it is.

I asked him, “Do you realize that you just shattered your own myth about not being hireable because you are ‘over the hill’, have grey hair and are 64 years old?”

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If You Want a New Job, Cover All Your Bases

According to a recent survey by Jobvite, which conducts the most comprehensive Social Recruiting Survey of its kind, “An astounding 94 percent of recruiters used or planned to use social media in their recruitment efforts last year. That’s an increase of 16 percent since 2008. And 78 percent of recruiters made a hire through social media in 2013.”

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When Your Career Is in a Tailspin, Remember That Nothing Is in Stone

I get knots in my stomach when I hear about how twisted this job market is becoming. Frankly, the stories are never ending. From nurses at Penn who are completely skilled in their profession but have new educational mandates to complete by a certain date (or else!), to recent college graduates who are overwrought with confusion about what to do next, to baby boomers who are pressured to take severance packages before the ax hits, it’s no wonder that we’re all losing it.

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Radical Career Changes – Where Do You Begin?

It seems like everywhere you look, people are thinking and talking about making career changes. They’re unfulfilled in their job or don’t get along with either their boss or their toxic co-workers. Or, even worse, the company leadership is so darn weak or even non-existent that they are going nowhere in their careers. What does it take to make a radical career change today and how do you begin what may seem like a daunting process?

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Career Resiliency: What Does It Take?

No doubt there are many tough career stories in the naked city. I interviewed a close family friend yesterday about what it took for him to stay in the game. I have to tell you that I was completely moved by his brutal honesty in discussing having been fired four times over the course of his career. Mind you, I am not talking about downsizing or the company going offshore. I am speaking about being let go for politically incorrect behavior on the job. At the same time, what is even more remarkable is the fact that today this individual is an out-and-out complete success in his given industry.

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You Want an Edge in This Job Market? Create That LinkedIn Profile NOW!

Why? It’s simply a no brainer. The funny thing is, no matter how many times I read an article or a blog post touting the validity and importance of LinkedIn, I end up befuddled by the resistance of this networking and job search tool. Boomers hide their head in the sand. College students look the other way. And, forget about the people who are trying to transition in this job market. They just fast forward their way to the resume process and don’t want to hear one more word about LinkedIn. Say what?

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Let’s Face It: Your Career Development Is in Your Hands

As we take steps to achieve success in our chosen careers, we sometimes search for mentors as well as role models. We quickly realize that many celebrated individuals who have been catapulted onto the world stage arrived there, not only as a result of hard work, but also after being closely mentored. In the past, men have been dominant in, but not limited to, business, entertainment, sports and politics. They arrived at the top of their game often times, as a result of not only of their hard work, but because they had someone in their life who gave them sorely needed direction.

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