Job Market

David L Van Rooy on Career Strategies to Take You Where You Want to Be

Changing careers and reaching your goals.

July 11, 2014 / Podcast # 14-14

David L. Van Rooy

It’s never too late to change career paths, and David L. Van Rooy, author of Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, published by AMACOM, shares with us the steps needed to reach your goals. Having an idea of the kind of job you want is only the first step. You also need to plan ahead and slow down. Like a couch potato aiming to finish a marathon, you must start out small—by training to finish a 5K first. Listen as Van Rooy describes turning a failure into a positive, including how to shift gears when something unexpected happens and how to ask for the right kind of feedback.

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Sander Flaum on Finding Success in Today’s Job Market

Tools to help you get back to work in a crippled economy

December 28, 2012 / Podcast # 12-26

Sander Flaum

Sander Flaum joins us on Edgewise to discuss his new book The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You: How A Career Reversal Can Reinvigorate Your Life. Sander covers today’s biggest myths about the job market and how to cope with the emotional devastation of losing a job. He also points out the single most important thing you have to do to distinguish yourself from the other competitors, as well as how to begin that daunting process of finding a new job including why most cover letters today are “just awful” and tips on getting the best interview possible.

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Kevin Kelly on the Future of Jobs; Man or Machine

Why Technology is Doing More Good Than Harm

July 13, 2012 / Podcast # 12-14

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly shares his views on technology driven innovations and the impact that these rapidly advancing technologies are having on job growth and employment numbers. Kevin acknowledges that computers will continue to automate many jobs, though he states that technology is also facilitating new jobs at an even faster rate. He predicts that jobs will continue to evolve rapidly in five to ten years, and that the most lucrative positions have not even been invented yet. You will also learn what he means by the “hacker mentality” and how this negative connotation can be seen as a type of exploration of design solving.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor from its inception until 1999. He has just finished a book for Viking/Penguin called What Technology Wants, published October 18, 2010. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Making Sense of Web 2.0: Leveraging Social Media in Your Organization
*Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth
*Communicating with a Multigenerational Workforce

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Transforming Performance Measurement, by Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D.
*Future Savvy, by Adam Gordon
*Going Lean, by Stephen A. Ruffa

 

Alexandra Levit on Finding the Job and Employment Success

Avoiding Missteps to Step Ahead

April 6, 2012 / Podcast # 12-07

Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit, author of the book Blind Spots: Ten Business Myths You Can’t Afford To Believe On Your New Path To Success discusses her book which points out the biggest myths of business success; the things people believe that don’t work for most of the truly successful. In this edition of Edgewise, Alexandra touches on how the recession has transformed our ideas about how business works and why these myths are more dangerous than ever in a compromised economy. She also stresses the importance of self-promotion in the workplace and the pitfalls to climbing the ladder too quickly, as well as the greatest obstacles facing employees and entrepreneurs in the coming years. You will learn her take on personal censorship and online transparency, and why it’s important to be aware of what you disclose publically.

Alexandra Levitis a nationally recognized business and workplace author and speaker. A syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a blogger for HuffingtonPost.com, Alexandra has authored several books, including the popular They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, How’d You Score That Gig? and Success for Hire. Alexandra is also a member of the Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which is advising the Obama administration on current workplace issues.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Decoding the Unwritten Rules of Executive Career Advancement
*Coaching and Counseling for Outstanding Job Performance
*What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, by Lily Whiteman
*The Career Clinic, by Maureen Anderson
*Reinvention, by Brian Tracy

 

Bill Holland on Cracking the New Job Market

August 19, 2011 / Podcast # 11-33

Bill Holland

What do Food network star Paula Dean and waste management mogul Sidney Torres have in common? They bred their super successful brands out of hardship, career expert, Bill Holland explains in this episode of Edgewise. Bill shares strategies from his new book, Cracking the New Job Market: The Seven Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy (AMACOM), and lays out how to represent yourself as a professional brand that clearly defines your value as congruent with what employers are recruiting for.
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Johnny Taylor on Getting Good Hires Now

Beat the talent rush early.

January 29, 2010 / Podcast # 10-05

Johnny Taylor

Even with the economy in a downturn, companies still need to invest in new talent. Johnny Taylor says that the race to find good talent is coming soon and smart employers are starting early. Read more…

 

Beverly Kaye on Keeping Ideal People in the Workplace

The retention of top employees is every manager's concern.

August 8, 2008 / Podcast # 08-32

Beverly Kaye

With every employee who walks out the door costing the company up to 200 percent of their annual salary to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. Because finding the ideal person for every workplace position has become an increasingly difficult task, the retention of top employees has become every manager’s concern. Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, by organizational-development specialists Beverly L. Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans, proposes that this “race for talent” can be effectively run only by those who adopt programs and policies that truly support their personnel. Read more…

 

Rachael Brown on Paying Employees to Quit

An unusual story in customer service training - with remarkable results.

July 11, 2008 / Podcast # 08-28

Rachael Brown

Founded in 1999, the online shoe retailer Zappos.com has been an astonishing success story, growing to nearly $1 billion in sales. Even more impressive than its sales numbers, however, are the numbers of customers who rave about Zappos’ customer service excellence. The company’s success at customer service starts with its training program. In this interview, Zappos training manager Rachael Brown tells Edgewise how the company develops its stellar customer service—and why Zappos offers new employees $1,000 to quit.
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Michael Gates Gill on How Starbucks Saved His Life

How one man's career went from advertising executive to jobless to the best job of his life... serving coffee at Starbucks.

June 27, 2008 / Podcast # 08-26

Michael Gates Gill

Michael Gates Gill had it all. But by the time he turned 60, he had lost everything except his Ivy League education and his sense of entitlement. First he was downsized at work; next, an affair ended his 20 year marriage. Then he was diagnosed with a slow growing brain tumor.

Gill had no money, no health insurance, and no prospects. One day as Gill sat in a Manhattan Starbucks, a 28 year old Starbucks manager named Crystal Thompson approached him, half joking, to offer him a job. With nothing to lose he took it and went from drinking coffee in a Brooks Brothers suit to serving it in a green apron. Read more…

 

Lindsey Pollak on Getting from College to Career

They say you can’t get a job without experience – but how do you get experience without having a job?

June 20, 2008 / Podcast # 08-25

Lindsey Pollak

In Getting from College to Career, Lindsey Pollak offers a definitive guide for building the experience, skills, and confidence needed for college graduates starting a major job search. Her 90 action-oriented tips include strategies ranging from the simple to the expert.
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