#107 – A Day in the Life of a Legal and Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – Erin Derr
For Episode 107 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Legal & Law Enforcement Transcriptionist from our guest Erin Derr.Guest Introduction – Erin DerrErin Derr works as a Legal and Law Enforcement transcriptionist.After growing to despise her customer service job, she found a site full of work from home jobs that she tried and eventually found transcribing, which allowed her to be home with her family, and work doing something she truly enjoyed.Episode Summary 1. Erin describes what being a transcriptionist looks like on a day to day basis, and how the flexible hours are a perk she appreciates.2. Erin shares how some transcriptionist work within offices, but a lot of them work remotely from home.3. Erin explains some of the challenges that come with the job, including long interviews and bad audio quality, as well as a few examples of the more stressful projects she’s taken on.4. Erin also clarifies that not all projects are like these specific ones, but that they definitely stand out among the more challenging things she’s done as a transcriptionist.5. Erin gives us an inside look at how to get start in transcription, and whether or not certification is necessary.6. Erin gives a few resources (listed below) for people who are looking to get started, and talks about what a potential career path could look like.Quotes“I just started resenting always having to be away from my family to go to a job I hated”“The flexible hours and everything are obviously a great big plus!”“That’s really the biggest thing is make sure you don’t fall for a scam”“As long as you’re good at the job you don’t need to have any special degrees”“The only way to become a good transcriptionist is to just go ahead and start”LinksTo learn more about Erin Derr, you can also connect with her on LinkedIn . Recommended ResourcesAmazon Mechanical TurkReal Ways to Earn Money OnlineIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10 Sep 2018
#106 – A Day In The Life Of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Joe Christopher
For Episode 106 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Chief Technology Officer from our guest Joe ChristopherGuest Introduction – Joe ChristopherJoe Christopher is a Chief Technology Officer for Relode.Relode is a referral community that connects the best healthcare professionals to the best healthcare jobs.Episode Summary 1. Joe begins by sharing his early life on a farm, fixing things and figuring out how to be the most efficient with the least amount of people. In school he started following a technology path before falling in love with software and web-based applications.2. After working remotely, Joe joined a healthcare education company and helped them grow for approximately 10 years and gaining tons of skills and insights in the process.3. Joe takes us through a day in his life complete with meetings and planning in the morning, helping his team with what they’re developing and even planning for the future.4. Joe takes us through the parts of the job that he truly loves, he sees technology as a tool to help people be more effective, and he loves being able to help talented people become even better at what they do.5. Joe also describes some of the challenges that impact him on a day to day basis, including communication breakdowns and finding cost effective ways to solve problems6. Joe gives insights on how to beat go about assuming leadership roles, and what people may want to do whether they aspire to be a leader or not.7. Joe also talks about certifications and degrees, and where they come into play when it comes to being a Chief Technology Officer for an organization.8. Joe ends things off by recommending 3 books to help listeners reach new levels of success within themselves and their career.Quotes“There’s some satisfaction in achieving something before hitting the bed for the night”“How do we make the process of hiring in healthcare easier for everyone?”“I’ve always seen technology as this tool to augment or scale people”“At Reload, we’re a startup and so agility is one of our strengths”“What’s the simplest thing we can do to make this idea better”“It’s always easier to lead people when you understand 100% of what they’re doing”“You need to learn to lead yourself first”LinksTo learn more about Joe Christopher , you can visit his company website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.Recommended ReadingExtreme Ownership by Jocko WillinkDecisive by Chip Heath & Dan HeathMindset by Carol S. DweckChecklist Manifesto by Atul GawandeIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 Sep 2018
#103 – Industry Expert Series – Ben Walker on the Transcription Services Industry
For Episode 103 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Ben Walker , CEO of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC.This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Ben WalkerBen Walker is the Founder and CEO of Transcription Outsourcing.Ben started off in the mortgage industry and didn’t enjoy it. After doing some research he realized that the medical industry was about to grow exponentially because of the aging baby boomer population.Unable to get a job within medical devices and services, he entered into medical transcription.After another shift in the market, Ben broke free from the company he was part owner of in outer to start Transcription Outsourcing and offer services to more industries.Episode Summary1. Ben kicks off the interview by telling us a little bit about himself and how he got involved with transcription services. He started off in the mortgage industry and didn’t enjoy it.2. Transcription services are crucial, and a lot of people overlook the importance of them because it happens behind the scenes.3. Ben describes how detectives, doctors and so many others use transcription to draw up your charts, or record statements and interviews. He explains why accuracy is the most important element of what his business does.4. Ben expands on what a transcriptionist does in their day to day in order to support the industry experts they serve. He uses an example of a surgeon who needs to stop operating and transfer their patient to a specialist, and what happens when he picks up the phone and delivers his account of what happens. From there a transcriptionist types it up in an official document that can be used by those who need to access it.5. Attention to detail, and understanding context are massively important skills to have in order to be a transcriptionist. What’s being said in the financial industry differs greatly from what’s being said within the legal or medical industries.6. Ben also explains where perfectionism gets into the equation for success in transcription.7. Ben describes how someone would get their start in transcribing, and how the industry has changed from having physical locations to a primarily online service.8. Ben shares how to obtain certification and where anyone can go to start their transcription career. He also notes that a lot transcriptionists work remotely from home.9. Ben also brings us up to speed on how Transcription Outsourcing goes about selecting their personnel.10. Ben talks about the industry in general, and how the demands of clientele are changing and growing rapidly, as well as which sectors are shrinking and shifting.11. He also shares his take on AI (Artificial Intelligence), voice recognition and how technological advancement will impact his business and transcription in general.Quotes“Being flexible and a willingness to learn and adapt is really helpful”.“It provides variety every day, it’s not a routine thing for us”.“It has to be 99% accurate so that things don’t go wrong”.“It’s good to have another set of ears on it to make sure it’s accurate”.“They’re almost all perfectionists, they don’t want things to slip by”.“If they’re not going to follow directions from the beginning, they’re probably not going to follow them once they do start to work for us.”.“You can’t predict what comes out of a person’s mouth”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Ben Walker, you can visit his company website.You can also connected with Ben via LinkedIn and Twitter .Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 Aug 2018
#109 – Industry Expert Series – Jerri Williams – Retired Special Agent FBI
For Episode 109 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Jerri Williams, Retired Special Agent at the FBI.This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Jerri WilliamsJerri Williams served 26 years as a special agent with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).During her career, Jerri specialized in cases targeting major economic crime and corruption.Post retirement, she has served as the spokesperson and director of media relations for SEPTA, which is Philadelphia’s public transportation provider. She also produces a popular podcast called FBI Retired Case File Review. Beyond all this, Jerri’s also a published author!Episode Summary1. Jerri Williams got her start as a juvenile probation officer before an ad she saw had her moving into a much different role in the FBI. She describes the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a small glimpse at a few of the 200 violations of Federal Law that they investigate2. Jerri gives some insight into what someone who wishes to join the FBI needs to know, including their age requirements, drug policy, experience needed and things you need to consider before considering a career with the bureau. The application process is competitive and health and experience are essential to being chosen.3. Jerri lets us in on the day to day demands on an FBI agent, and how every case can require different elements to be in place. Manpower, resources, time, warrant and various other things all come into play, and can vastly impact an agent’s day.4. The level of commitment required by the FBI is far above most other careers, and as a result it’s more of a calling or mission than a job. It’s a lot less about what you do, and more about who you are.5. Jerri tells us about her books and her podcast, as well as her views on the negative hearsay that exists about the FBI. She also gives some insight into what other agents tend to do post retirement.Quotes“The FBI is a law enforcement agency and since 9/11 has also become intelligence driven”“We keep this nation safe and we make sure that Federal laws are followed”“What the FBI is looking for is people who can do the job”“What’s more important is the experience that you bring with you”“Each agent almost runs their own business”“It’s a new situation, it’s a new experience, but I have the confidence in myself that I’m going to be able to figure this out”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Jerri Williams, you can visit her website.You can also connected with Jerri Williams via LinkedIn , Facebook and Twitter .Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 Oct 2018
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#105 – A Day In The Life Of An Interior Designer – Darci Hether
For Episode 105 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer from our guest Darci Hether.Guest Introduction – Darci HetherAs an esteemed interior designer located in New York City – with projects that span coast to coast and internationally – Darci Hether specializes in luxury, full service, turn-key residential interiorsEpisode Summary 1. Since her childhood, Darci Hether has had a strong affinity toward interior designing. It was not uncommon for her to rearrange her parents living room or her bedroom furniture. Not knowing it was a viable career, she was prepared to take courses until she found what she enjoyed.2. After helping a friend with a design project, Darci found her passion and pursued it without regrets.3. Darci goes into detail about what an interior designers do, and how it differs from what we see on HGTV. Her firm takes the project from conception to completion, and that takes a lot more attention to detail and communication than most people are aware of.4. Darcy outlines her day to day, complete with meetings, outlines, marketing, client relations and communication. She also has to stay on top of the marketplace to see what’s new and available for her next client.5. The selection process and curating the items for presentation tends to be Darcy’s favourite part of the process. When she was a solo entrepreneur, she had to run it all, and there were parts of her job she didn’t enjoy as much, but now that she has a team she gets to focus on business development. Bringing in the finishing touches and injecting the client’s personality into the space makes her truly happy.6. Darci shares her thoughts on how someone who is interested in becoming an interior designer could get started. She feels that both design and business courses could make a huge difference in the success of a new designer.7. Darci also talks about the value that can be gained from working alongside another designer in order to learn in a more immersive way.8. Darci also talks about certification, and the best ways to learn more within the interior design industry without paying a ton of money for courses.Quotes“I feel like a lot of times there’s a misconception that we pet pretty fabrics and we pick pretty sofas and it’s all very fabulous”.“There’s kind of a saying in the industry where it’s 10 to 20 percent design and 80 to 90 percent business”.“There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes, and we’re very detailed.”“I do recommend at least taking the intro class”.“You need to know your numbers, you don’t want to just blindly hand it off to someone”.“There’s definitely space within the industry”.“Find a mentor, somebody who can help you along the way”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Darci Hether , you can visit her website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 Aug 2018
#111 – A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer – Joe Casabona
For Episode 111 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer from our guest Joe Casabona.Guest Introduction – Joe CasabonaJoe Casabona is a Front End Developer, Instructor, & Course Creator.When Joe is not writing code, he is teaching people how to build things with and for WordPress. Episode Summary 1. Joe explains the difference between a front end and back end web developer, and how he got his start in creating websites for clients2. From his first cup of coffee to mapping out his work day by project, Joe takes us through a day in his life which although has a structure in place, differs from day to day.3. He drops excellent tips about planning out a day based on length of projects, and staying motivated to get the tasks done.4. Joe counts podcasting as the best part of his day, and highlights why he enjoys it so much. Narrowing his focus in on coding specifically, he describes how much he loves solving problems with code.5. Joe also breaks down his struggles with getting projects started, and how that can be a challenge.6. Joe shares the best advice he never took – how it impacted his career and how working for another company helped him to set himself up for business on his own.7. Joe goes into great detail about what a career path can look like for a web developer, and outlines his own experience as an example.8. Joe also talks about education, certification, and the role is now plays in today’s culture.Quotes“My first website was a paid gig”.“It allowed me to flex my kind of creative brain but also my logical brain”.“I knew I wanted to do something with computers”.“It always takes a lot of mental inertia to take that first step”.“Interviewers are less concerned with grades… they want to see what you’ve built”.“If you can get paid to learn, that’s absolutely fantastic”.“Know that you don’t know and always continue to learn”LinksTo learn more about Joe Casabona, you can visit his website. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn , Twitter, Facebook, and GitHub.Recommended ResourcesGitHub.comCodePen.ioLynda.comSkillShareUdemyHTML and CSS : Design and Build Websites (John Duckett)How I Built It Podcast by Joe CasabonaIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 Oct 2018
#99 – Career Expert Series – Austin Belcak
For Episode 99 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Austin Belcak.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Austin BelcakAustin Belcak is the founder of CultivatedCulture.com. Through his website he teaches people how to use unconventional strategies to land jobs they’ll love in today’s market without connections, without traditional experience and without applying online.Episode Summary1. Austin explains where the name for his brand, Cultivated Culture originated, and where he’s hoping to take it.2. Austin takes us back to college and describes the path that ultimately led him to his full-time career. From the medical field and hating his job to using his side hustle to create a large opportunity for himself.3. Austin shares his thoughts on what people can do if they aren’t happy with their jobs. He gives step one to getting where you’d rather be, and how it can potentially lead to a referral.4. Austin discusses competition, and gives an in depth look at the hiring process, and how people go about applying for jobs. He then talks in depth about a different approach that can massively help in the process.5. Finally, Austin shares examples of a few creative approaches to the job search, and how they paid off for the applicant.Quotes“I’ve had a side hustle basically since I entered the professional world”“Nothing I did was correct, I realized I had to get out of there”“You can learn pretty much anything online for free these days and then go out and apply it”“If you’re doing the same thing everybody else is doing, you’re going to have really really hard time landing a job you truly love”“Only 20% of available opportunities or roles are posted online”“Only take advice from people who have what you want”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Austin Belcak, you can visit his company website. He can also be reached via LinkedIn or Twitter .Austin has created a special offer specifically for The CareerMetis Podcast listeners. You can find that information here.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 Jun 2018
#98 – A Day In The Life Of An Enterprise Sales Leader – Mark Birch
For Episode 98 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of an Enterprise Sales Leader from our guest Mark Birch.Guest Introduction – Mark BirchMark Birch is an Enterprise Sales Leader at Stack OverFlow. He is also the Founder of the Enterprise Sales Forum.Episode Summary 1. Mark describes what an Enterprise Sales Leader does, and what goes into managing a sales team. He shares some of the responsibilities, and the types of jobs that come with the role.2. Mark shares about how he went from the trading room floor into software, and then how a situation within the company left him as the only available salesman in his office. He followed the sales trail and went from large scale sales to helping start ups in New York City. The result has been working with Stack Overflow, and how he is enjoying the experience.3. Mark goes through his day to day, and what he handles in terms of tasks and responsibilities. He enjoys the team building and the coaching opportunities within the role. He also really likes sales. Being able to develop a team, and solve problems for customers and clients makes his career pretty satisfying4. Administrative tasks tend to be something Mark doesn't enjoy. He'd rather find more effective and efficient ways to deal with those kinds of jobs, so that he and his team can spend more time honing their sales skills.5. Mark talks about the credentials needed for sales, and how people can become much better sales people. He narrows in on a few specific skill sets that a sales person can truly benefit from learning and mastering.6. Mark also talks about the value of tenure, and why someone may want to build tenure within a few companies.7. Mark gives some perspective surrounding an environment's impact on sales performance. Often times, when a person is struggling with sales, it isn't necessarily the fault of the individual, and can be linked back to a few factors within their environment.8. Finally, he leaves us with a thought surrounding the objectives and goals certain employees may have, and how that can impact a person's career trajectory.Quotes“I never had an objective or a goal to be in sales”“I really enjoy being able to spend the time to coach others”“You've got to be able to build up your confidence and your skill set”“You're not going to be successful if you think the product you're selling is terrible”“Often times, the reason you're discouraged in sales is because you're in the wrong environment to be successful”“Have the conversations, that's where you're going to learn the most”“Not everyone wants to climb the ladder”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Mark Birch, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.During our interview – Mark recommended Radical Candor by Kim Scott.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
9 Jun 2018
#93 – A Day in the Life of Linux Systems Engineer – Orrett Morgan II
For Episode 93 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a LINUX SYSTEMS ENGINEER from our guest Orrett Morgan II.Guest Introduction – Orrett Morgan IIOrett Morgan II is a Linux Systems Engineer. His role revolves around designing, building, configuring and troubleshooting Linux systems.As an engineer, his job goes beyond building or designing a single box or server and can consist of designing hundreds or even thousands of servers that are expected to operate as a single unit to achieve various functions.Episode Summary 1. Out of school, Orrett Mogan II wanted to be a doctor. He enjoyed medicine, but didn't enjoy it as a profession. After a friend suggested IT, he decided to take it up and switched his major to pursue a career in IT.2. Watching his debt climb, he decided to drop out and take a different route. Half way through paying off his accumulated debt, he was introduced to a program from Winter Park Tech, and within half a year he had found his first job, and built it into a fulfilling and enjoyable career.3. Orrett describes the various roles available in IT, and what each level and role are responsible for within the technical realm.4. He also shares where people can get their feet wet to see if this is the kind of job they'd enjoy, and whether or not they should pursue a certification.5. He breaks down the process and the cost of getting certified, and what doors open up after you've completed certification. He also talks about the benefits of contract work.6. He shares where his career path could go from here, and the pros and cons of moving into management within IT.7. He also describes the time demand of some companies and roles, and why it's important to lay your cards on the table and be up front during the interview process in order to find the best fit for you and the employer.8. Orrett discusses some of the challenges that come with his job. Technology changes quickly and an IT professional has to be able to stay on top of it and adapt.9. He also talks about how important it is to know when to handle things on your own, and know when to escalate things to the next level, or ask for help.10. Some of the perks of his job are a pretty good salary, the ability to work remotely, and the diversity of fields he can be involved in.Quotes“When I originally started in IT, It wasn't a passion of mine”“There is the possibility to do whatever you want in IT”“For a person who is starting out, I would say the best thing to do is to do contract work”“Be very careful about moving into management very early”“In the interview process, as much as possible, try to find out what the work life balance is”“You'll have to know when you need to escalate an issue and when you can solve it yourself”“I hate going into a job and just doing the same thing every day”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Orrett Morgan II, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or through this website.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 Apr 2018
#92 – A Day in the Life of Senior Technical Recruiter – Sydnee Henning
For Episode 92 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a SENIOR TECHNICAL RECRUITER from our guest Sydnee Henning.Guest Introduction – Sydnee HenningSydnee Henning began her career as an IT professional.Before recruiting, she got her start in technical training, business analysis and project management. She moved into sales roles as well, but always within the field of technology.As a senior technical recruiter, she's involved with finding the appropriate talent and skill to fulfill roles within the company. She currently works as a Senior Technical Recruiter at Amazon.Episode Summary 1. Sydnee describes her day to day, which consists of a lot of phones calls, emails, resume reading and seeking out very targeted expertise to bring on board in order to enrich the team.2. Sydnee enjoys being able to play match maker and link a great person to a perfect position.3. Some of the challenges can be how much tenacity and patience is required. Things don't always go the way you want them to, or it takes a lot longer than expected. Being flexible and open can help, but becoming attached to an outcome can be tricky since things don't always work out as anticipated.4. Sydnee fills us in on what kind of patterns she's noticed from people who do well within technical recruiting, as well as some of the entry level positions that lead in that direction.5. Sydnee also shares what certifications are required, and some high level tips to get your foot in the door with organizations that you may want to work for. (Please refer to the Links & Resources section below for the list of suggested certifications).6. Sydnee also shares the potential career path one can take as a Technical Recruiter.7. Sydnee gives insights on how technology has helped her within her role. She describes how she uses technology to determine everything from her market research to what roles you would fit into best as a candidate.8. Sydnee feels technology has helped immensely in improving the process both for the recruiter, and the candidates.Quotes“They're searching for appropriate candidates through different mediums”“I've always had a curiosity about technology.”“I've always gravitated, I think naturally, toward talent and career development”“You're going to invest in these relationships with candidates”“Think of yourself as life-learner and always be open”.“I highly encourage you to network”Links & ResourcesDuring our interview Sydnee suggested a few certifications specifically for this role.HRCI – Human Resources Certification InstituteSHRM – Society for Human Resources ManagementECRE – Elite Certified Recruitment ExpertLinkedIn CertificationTo learn more about Sydnee Henning, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 Apr 2018
#91 – A Day in the Life of Hospice Liaison – Mia Albert
For Episode 91 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Hospice Liaison from our guest Mia Albert. Episode Summary – Mia Albert1. Mia does us a huge favor and explains what exactly a Hospice Liaison does. She shares insights on how it differs from marketing, and a surface view of what her job entails.2. Mia began her career as a nurse and was shifted into the direction of hospice care after personal events led her to a calling. From patients bedsides, to building relationships within the community, she shares her career path with us3. She highlights some of the key components of her job, and what a day to day can look like.4. She also gives a few of her favorite parts of doing what she does. Relationships are a big part of it, and it's often times a very fulfilling role.5. Conversely, not a lot of people know about hospice care, and only 2% of physicians have experience with it, so there are a lot of challenges involved with the job as well, and Mia tells us her thoughts on them.6. She tells us about the required certifications and degrees, as well as the various roles that can be achieved within hospice, from nursing, to leadership, to more executive roles.7. She also leaves off with encouraging words about hospice care and the opportunities it proves both to employees, but to patients as well.Quotes“I'm not technically selling anything, which is why we don't use marketer”“A big part of my job is educating”“it's a lot of talking, and relationship building and traveling throughout my day”“We get to build some really strong bonds”“there's just not a lot of knowledge or understanding of what we do”“You do not have to be a nurse to do this job”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Mia Albert, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14 Apr 2018
#85 – A Day in the Life of a Talent Manager & Strategist – Ashwin Jacob
For Episode 85 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Talent Manager & Strategist from our guest Ashwin JacobGuest Introduction – Ashwin JacobAshwin Jacob is the Head of Talent & Brand at Iconic Media Group, based in Los Angeles, California.Ashwin Jacob is a first generation American who learned English through entertainment mediums like television and music. He saw a lot of people he related to within the entertainment industry that ultimately caused him to want to be involved.He was told it was a pipe dream, but he went for it anyway and has had a very robust and interesting career in various roles within the entertainment industry that has him rubbing shoulders with some of the most talented people on the planet.Episode Summary 1. Ashwin kicks things off by clarifying the difference between a talent manager and an agent. He explains that an agent is more in the realm of lining up work and deals in the short term for clients, whereas a talent manager has to keep the long term vision in mind and figure out the balance between what is good for the client now, and how it will benefit them or hurt their career in the future.2. He has to be able to communicate with all kinds of people in order to make things run as smoothly as possible.3. He talks about the visibility within the entertainment industry, and how his job directly impacts not only himself and his client, but everyone who is touched by the work that they do.4. He also pulls a few of his favorite things out of the job , including the negotiations involved with every step of the journey, and building the relationships required to get things accomplished.5. He lists the demand as one of the challenges of the entertainment industry and his job specifically. He shares that unlike a regular 9 to 5, he doesn't get to shut his work off at the end of a long day, it's more of a lifestyle and he has to be fully committed to what goes into making it succeed.6. He also describes the sensitivity required when dealing with artists and creatives, because their entire life and energy goes into their art, and it takes an equally artistic approach to create a rewarding and fulfilling career.7. To get started on the path to talent management, Ashwin recommends you start meeting people. Apply to be an intern at a talent agency, there is so much you can learn and so many people you can meet while working as an intern or assistant. It can truly open doors to people you couldn't meet on your own.8. He also shares what kinds of backgrounds people typically come from, and how you can progress regardless of your scholastic achievements.Quotes“I get to work with people that range from Athletes to digital influencers”“Every client is unique in their own way, and every day has its hurdles”“Entertainment isn't necessarily the highest paid industry in the world, but it's definitely the most visible”“The challenge in entertainment is you really have to be on. All the time.”“An assistant really becomes an extension of the executive they work for”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Ahswin Jacob, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or Facebook. or his company website.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 Mar 2018
#84 – A Day in the Life of a Product Marketing Manager – Joydeep Gangopadhyay
For Episode 84 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Product Marketing Manager from our guest Joydeep Gangopadhyay.Guest Introduction – Joydeep GangopadhyayJoydeep Gangopadhyay is a Product Marketing Manager at Facebook.Joydeep has worked for Facebook for 4 years so far with a single mission in mind: Make meaningful connections between businesses and people.Episode Summary 1. Joydeep goes in depth about what a Product Marketing Manager is, and the roles they play in the success of not only a company, but in building relationships with the people who need the product.2. He explains that his job is a lot about understanding the market, and how to best achieve a client's goals within that market.3. He also shares his journey going from studying computer science and software engineering in college to what he does today, and the various stages along the way.4. He gives some insight on something called the Regret Minimization Framework: the idea is to fast forward 100 years and ask yourself “will I regret not doing this?” in order to minimize the amount of regret you'll have at the end of your life.5. Joydeep goes into his day to day , and the job he does surrounding the Facebook Pixel. He explains what the Facebook Pixel is, and how it benefits business owners who use online advertising to make sales.6. Joydeep's day begins by gathering insights on where people spend time, and the trends they tend to follow. He then spends time looking at data surrounding growth, and determining why something is growing, in order to build products surrounding that marketing opportunity.7. He breaks the job down into 2 parts: Inbound Marketing which helps them answers the questions: What do we build, who do we build for, what do they need and why?8. The second part is Outbound Marketing: the product is built at this point, so how do we package it? How do we talk about it? How do we get it out to market? Joydeep also talks about various challenges he faces day to day, and what he's learned from them.9. He also describes the best ways for a person to develop the necessary skills to become a product marketing manager, as well as how to apply for a job like this, since it's often very difficult to obtain from a job posting site.10. He leaves us with some excellent advice surrounding life, careers, and taking risksQuotes“The role of product marketing manager didn't exist 20 years ago”.“In hindsight, all those dots connect very well, but at the time there was a lot of uncertainty”.“We were on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution that was information led”.“These publishers that were publishing videos online needed a way to monetize”.“Most of the things that we regret in life are the things we didn't try”.“Challenges, if you can get through them, end up making you stronger”.“There is great leadership opportunity in challenges”.“The biggest career risk is not taking any risks”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Joydeep Gangopadhyay, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 Feb 2018
#80 – Career Expert Series – Eric B. Horn
For Episode 80 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Eric B. Horn.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Eric B. HornEric B Horn is the cohost of a video blog C.A.R.E Vlog and the co-founder and co-moderator of the Facebook group The C.A.R.E. Club. He has written 4 books and has been at thing for a long time. He's helped multiple job seekers to land their dream jobs and start compelling and fulfilling careers.He's an IT geek, and at his first job after college, after 4 years and 4 promotions, there was a downsizing in the company and he was let go. He wasn't prepared for it, and was caught without a resume or savings to fall back on. It was the wake up call that he needed to better prepare himself for the career management world.After this run in, and the journey that followed, he decided to share his experience, and expertise to help others find the career they would truly thrive in.Episode Summary1. Eric and Nissar discuss trends, and how the evolution of technology is always a game changer in the world of career management. He explains that as technology advance, people are forced out of jobs that no longer require as much of the human element, and they simply aren't prepared for it.2. He also shares that people lack initiative when it comes to training and educating themselves, and rely too heavily on corporate America to give them what they need.3. He talks about people making the excuse “I can't afford to go back to school” and gives action steps a person can take even if that is a true statement in order to make a shift toward a better future.4. He also describes a very real misconception people have about applying for jobs in the modern day, and that it's just no longer the case. Things have changed drastically from previous years, and it takes a much more involved approach to get where you want to go in today's job market.5. He takes a moment to break down the number one asset you have in your arsenal when it comes to the job search: your relationships. Eric shares that for every position posted online, there are hundreds of applicants, and as a result of that, people are more likely to hire someone they know, like and trust over a complete stranger.6. He says that people in your network that you forge real connections with, are more likely to open doors for you that you'd be unable to open for yourself.7. Nissar asks Eric to share some ideas, insights or tips on how to build a better network, and Eric is more than happy to oblige! Eric explains that helping a fellow professional and providing them with help is a great way to create a strong relationship right away.8. He also describes the fear that you have to get over in order to put yourself out there, do the thing you may not want to do, and build strong bonds with the people around you.9. He talks about massive job websites and how they are here to stay, but that they benefit a company more than a job seeker, because a company needs to fill a position quickly and understands that a large volume of applicants will be available to them.10. For the job seeker, it's important to find a way to stand out beyond the job banks, and establish a way to share their expertise in order to attract the right connections and people who need their knowledge and skills.Quotes“I'm never going to put my career in someone else's hands”“You're going to be tested in your career in some way, shape or form”“Always ask yourself: ‘What are you becoming?' not ‘What's happening to you?'”“Every time technology evolves, it puts people in positions to lose their jobs”“We both know that the only constant is change”“You will find a job a lot faster based on the relationship you have with people”“Help your fellow professional”“It's a giver's gain world”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Eric B. Horn visit his website.You can also connect with him on LinkedIn , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube. Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 Jan 2018
#73 – A Day in the Life of a Virtual Reality Company Founder – Roni Cerga
For Episode 73 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Virtual Reality Company Founder- Roni Cerga.Episode Summary – Roni Cerga1. Roni Cerga went from selling photocopiers to founding a virtual reality company operating out of Toronto, Canada.2. His interest in technology led him on an interesting career path, through a variety of great companies before deciding to branch out and start his own.3. His experience with the start up culture that he received from a mature company helped to define his direction, and explore the possibilities of virtual reality and how it plays into the future of both technology and business.4. Roni explains how he found himself in charge of a virtual reality company, and what fuelled his interest in this particular facet of technology.5. He also explains the relevance to sectors like healthcare, government and education.6. He describes what kinds of careers are available within the field of virtual reality, and explains the credentials that are available as well.7. He explains that fundamental jobs will always have a place within a VR company, but also jobs that have never existed before are beginning to pop up.Quotes“You start thinking of technology more than you normally would expect to”“Even cities and government have embraced virtual reality”“For the first time in months, this patient was moving a part of her body that she hadn't moved”“You have to experience it for yourself to understand what it encompasses”“You're always going to need the fundamental jobs within a company”“It's not just that the technology is different, it's that the way you tell a story or build the product is also very different”“If you do something that you're passionate about, you're going to do very well”.Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Roni Cerga, you can connect with him by Email, Twitter or LinkedIn.You can learn more about his company VRVision, based in Toronto,Canada.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 Nov 2017
#72 – Career Expert Series – Global Careers – Chizzy Igbokwe
For Episode 72 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from a Chizzy Igbokwe who will be talking to use about the different type of global careers.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.Guest Introduction – Chizzy IgbokweChizzy Igbokwe found her calling during one specific college class.She was less motivated and committed during that time, and was all set to attend class without taking it seriously, when all of a sudden her professor began to speak about working abroad in Japan.That specific piece of information caught her attention, and changed her career trajectory, and ultimately her entire life.Episode Summary1. Chizzy talks about working abroad, how it has completely changed her life for the better, and the various experiences and motivations behind continuing to have a global career.2. She also explains the difference between Digital Nomads, Expats, and Jet-setters when it comes to world travel.3. She describes the style of travel that each type of person does, and the risk involved with them.4. She talks about the different points that people come to her with when starting to examine the idea of traveling abroad.5. She offers some insights on those issues, and talks about the various things people tend to look for in destinations, and why some countries are more popular choices than others.6. Chizzy shares the challenges that present themselves once a person has selected the country they wish to live in.7. She describes the types of mental blocks and resistances that people go through, as well as the things that can be put in place to aid with it.8. She also talks about the importance of community, and being open minded when exploring the notion of traveling and working abroad.Quotes“You can work outside of the places you are from”“Your gifts are not for you, and your pain is not for you”“I want to pick up and leave everything I know”“The hardest part of this journey is actually the mental piece”“When you’re aware of the mental challenges, because everyone has them, that's when you set yourself up for success”“Resistance happens, and successful people understand that and prepare for that”“Getting caught up in our “shoulds” gets us into trouble”LinksTo learn more about Chizzy Igbokwe's work visit her website.You can also connect with her on LinkedIn .Join her global Facebook community where she brings in guest experts to do free training for her members.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 Nov 2017
#70 – A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist – Kimmoy Matthews
For Episode 70 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist – Kimmoy Matthews.Guest Introduction – Kimmoy MatthewsKimmoy Matthews is a content strategist.She began her professional career pursuing engineering after a recommendation from one of her teachers, only to find that it wasn't the best fit for her once she got her “dream job”.She began looking up writing courses for a creative outlet, when she stumbled upon technical writing as a career, which then set her on the path to what she does today.She explains what a content strategist does, what their role is, and how she goes about doing her job.She also explains how the job can vary from company to company, and how the content may differ, but the overarching goal is the same: Clearly explain how a product or feature works.She also explains that content strategists and content marketers are not doing the same job, and why.Episode Summary1. Kimmoy describes a day in a content strategist's life, and the various tasks and jobs she would undertake.2. She explains the process of learning a product inside and out in order to deliver the best possible explanation of how to properly use the product, and what benefits come from use.3. She explains some of the challenges, including getting content translated into 44 languages and hoping it would make sense afterward!4. She talks about the parts of the job she enjoys the most: the variety each day holds, the various things she gets to see and learn behind the scenes, she also enjoys being a part of a positive customer experience.5. On the flip side, she explains that the fast paced environment and issues with translations are easily the biggest challenges she faces in different work environments.6. Kimmoy explains the traditional career path to become a content strategist, she also explains how companies differ, and how important practice is in the field.7. She also explains the future of the career, where it may be going, and what's in store for people who are entering into the content strategist role.Quotes“A part of me feels that starting college at the age of 17 was too early”“You want to be able to have a good experience with any product you come in contact with”“The core of it all is knowing how to talk to users”“You have to do the work you want to do, before you get the work”“Do the work that you are interested in doing before you actually get hired, and that will build the portfolio.”“Once you have a portfolio,that will show the recruiters and hiring managers that you have experience and are interested in that career”“Whatever career path you are interested in, share it with the world”Links & ResourcesTo learn more about Kimmoy Matthews, you can visit her website Keeping up with Kimmoy.You can also connect with him or follow her on Kimmoy MatthewsIntro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 Nov 2017
#116 – Announcement – Rebranding and Relaunching – The Career Insider Podcast
For Episode 116 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we have some exciting news.Excited to announce the Rebranding and Relaunch of the Podcast.3 years ago – May 2016 , we launched our first ever podcast episode.It has been hell of a ride. Over this time, we have chatted with over 100 Professionals for The CareerMetis Podcast.We have had interviews with Career Coaches, productivity experts, professionals, branding gurus,etc.As the host, I have personally learnt a lot from each of my guest, and it was an amazing learning experience.We realized that the show lacked focus i.e. each episode was distinct even though we had a few series (Career Expert Series, Leadership Expert Series, A Day in the Life of,etc.). In order for a show to thrive, it is imperative to have a focus so we can provide a consistent experience for the audience /listeners.So, we have decided to focus only on one particular series – “A Day in the Life of”. We are re-branding the podcast to “The Career Insider Podcast”.Moving forward we will be interviewing individuals from different walks of life, and they will share their job or profession during our chat. This is especially exciting because there are 100s of jobs out there, and this type of information is what job seekers are craving.So we are really excited about this major pivot and the new focus that the show will have moving forward.Stay tuned for our next episode.. and here's to the next 3 years of podcasting 🙂 !!Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 May 2019
#115 – Career Expert Series – Michelle M. Gomez
For Episode 115 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Michelle M. Gomez.This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“.GUEST INTRODUCTION – MICHELLE M. GOMEZMichelle M. Gomez is an accomplished business executive and her specialty is being a slayer of imposter syndrome. As well as being a published author, she helps other high achievers find inner peace, overcome their demons, and rid themselves of the debilitating effects of impostor syndrome.EPISODE SUMMARY1) As a young Latin woman, Michelle started her career at 19 in the male dominated Logistics and Transportation industry. She fell into it and had a rough time, but with coaching, training and sheer determination, she managed to do more than survive, she’s thrived within the industry and after 2 decades is still active within it!2) Michelle describes imposter syndrome, and how it showed up in the early stages of her career, regardless of how her peers thought of her. She explains that it’s difficult to help people improve their inner dialogue about themselves, but having been through it, she has an easier time developing more self worth and confidence.3) Michelle talks about our bodies being able to detect the truth of something, even if we don’t acknowledge it. She describes how impostor syndrome can manifest itself in other ways if you choose to ignore it rather than deal with it.4) Michelle also talks about leadership, and how it can be impacted both positively and negatively depending on your level of self awareness.5) Michelle also speaks about work-life balance, and how to master both in a way that allows you to not only love your life and job, but be productive and positive in both places. Being present has a lot to do with it.6) Michelle also talks about self care and what happened when she neglected her life for her job, and how you can take care of yourself to avoid similar types of setbacks in your own life!QUOTES“I'm able to reframe my thought patterns around success because I have dealt with the imposter syndrome in my own experience”“I had to be something other than who I was in order to be successful”“Everyone around me seemed to believe I belonged, it was me that struggled with it”“Look at all you’ve accomplished, you should be proud of yourself”“Our bodies are innate truth tellers”“You can’t heal what you can’t speak”“80% of my identity was at work, and 20% was everywhere else”“Sometimes what’s ordinary to you is extraordinary to others”RESOURCESTo learn more about Michelle M. Gomez, visit her website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.During our interview, Michelle mentioned her new book – Own Your Brilliance: Overcome Impostor Syndrome for Career Success.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 Apr 2019
#114 – Freelance Career Expert Series – State of Freelancing with Robert McGuire
For Episode 114 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from a returning guest Robert McGuire.This interview is part of the “Freelance Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – ROBERT MCGUIRERobert McGuire is a business owner from New Haven, Connecticut. He operates the McGuire Editorial Content Marketing Agency in which he helps B2B and SaaS companies create and implement effective content marketing strategies.He also takes on the role of editor for the Online Gig Economy Forum Nation 1099, which helps solopreneurs find answers to questions about their businesses.Coming from a background in journalism, as well as marketing work for non-profit organizations which helped him see the evolution into the content marketing era. It was this type of work that eventually opened up a path to create his current content marketing agency and become involved in the “Gig Economy” EPISODE SUMMARY1. Robert and his team at Nation1099 have recently been gathering and analyzing any and all data they can find relating to the freelance workforce.2. The landscape of freelancing has changed quite a bit since the old euphemism of being between jobs. With more people choosing to freelance and remain freelancing as a career option, there have been some interesting facts coming to the surface about the people who do so.3. After addressing the growth of the freelancing sector, and his thoughts on where the trend is going, Robert explains why employers are missing out on a huge percentage of talented workers. He also shares that freelancers aren’t happy with gig-matching services.4. Robert also shares his suggestions on how a freelancer can be more successful.5. Robert also discusses why freelancers tend to plateau in their earnings, and provides some examples of what gets over that obstacle.QUOTES“The full time freelance workforce in the US is growing 3x faster than the workforce over all”“Out of all freelancers, the share of them who actively chose it is on the increase”“Self employed, as a group, is bigger than any other employer in the US”“Putting up job ads and job descriptions is like blowing a whistle that this population cannot hear”RESOURCESTo learn more about Robert McGuire you can visit his blog . You can also connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.To learn more about the Gig Economy, Freelancers should check out the amazing resources at Nation1099.Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren KickbackEnding Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
6 Jan 2019