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Fresh update on "job" discussed on The Big Outdoors
"It's an hour, but Democrats, including California Congresswoman Maxine Waters are celebrating. I am a happy camper tonight. This is what America needs Republicans. You ought to be a part of this, but if you're not, we're going without you. But Congressman Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans are opposed to the bill's price tag and a provision raising that middle wage to $15 an hour does it happen to do with covert? Does that put anybody back to work after the vote? The bill moves to the Senate, where similar fight over the minimum wage is expected. Recent polling shows the American public is overwhelmingly in favor of covert relief. I'm directing this ABC news, new vaccines and new variants in the fight against the coronavirus when it comes to the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine, Brown University School of Public Health Dean Doctor, she's Josh says bottom lines, hospitalizations and deaths, and that's where it's excellent despite some lower numbers when compared to other shots. Infectious disease expert, Dr Todd Ellen says the fact that it's just one dose is a huge help. Getting that second dose within three or four weeks is really hard on the company's having to manufacturer. The other point is remember. It doesn't require that freezer and he says, Don't be picky. Best vaccine right now is the one that you can roll up your sleeves and get that's the most important thing. All of them look like they helped prevent against severe disease. That's the major metric we want to follow, and yet another variant showing up in and around New York City again. Dr Job. I'm not super concerned yet. We're learning about it. I remain very optimistic that are vaccines will work against it. So I don't think we're at a point where we need to be excessively concerned. Jerry Preston ABC NEWS Rain This morning, however sunshine hopefully before it's all said and done today..
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Yesterday we told you That the parliamentarian head ruled that the dollar minimum wage does not pass muster for reconciliation and must be taken out of a covid relief. Bill now We clarified unlike most of the media. That the parliamentary and actually has no power whatsoever It is just give an advisory opinion is not an actual ruling. The person who does the ruling is actually the presiding chair of the senate was normally is the vice president so comma. Harris is going to have a huge part in this conversation now wants the parliamentarian gave her so called ruling. All the democrats immediately gave up on fifteen dollars minimum wage as things stand now they are going to be taking that provision is going to be taken out of the bill and we will not get fifteen dollar minimum wage for at least four years now. There is a way to prevent it. There are four steps here. I'm going to walk through all four steps and you will see that if we do this. It's actually very doable. To keep it in the bill and to actually win on this issue but it requires courage from progressives and then Requires us to put public pressure on some of our allies and then eventually to the biden administration and sure so step one is unfortunately right now the most important step and where we're going to have to call out bernie sanders bernie sanders. Is the chair of the budget committee. The chair of the budget committee the signs. What is in the kobe. Relief bill bernie sanders. Current plan is to take fifteen dollars minimum wage out of the covid relief. Bill that is a terrible idea. He should not do that. If corporate democrats are going to vote against let them vote against it but doing it on their behalf. i cannot overstate. What a bad idea that is in that scenario that right now is what is going to happen unless we change it together bernie would kill the fifteen dollar minimum wage on behalf of joe manchin and joe by. He should not do that. So that's this is step one. I'm going to get to the other steps in a second guys. I need you to immediately participate. We've got a campaign we've got a partition and and we've got hashtags. We must do all of the above and the campaign is called. Don't kill it bernie because yes step one indisputably. It is a matter of fact. Is that the budget chair decides if it goes in the bill that is bernie sanders. That was the whole point of him being budget share. If he's going to take out. Fifteen dollar minimum wage will take out every provision the joe manchin and joe biden are opposed to that means we will get no progressive priorities past none. The fifteen dollars. Minimum wage was literally the bare minimum. It was the first ask of progressives so bernie. You've got to keep it in the bill because if he does not keep it in the bill. It's over that hashtag fight for fifteen. There is no more fight. That means progressive surrender. I'm being honest with you. Guys our job is to do the news. Those are the facts of how this process works so go to the petition. All right and here. Let's put it up for you guys and it's simply called. Don't kill it bernie. And what is saying is we don. T have a clear message. Don't take it out of the bill. It's one hundred percent your call on whether you keep it in the bill or take it out of the bill. Do not do that because if you take it out of the bill and you kill it then we will not be able to get back to it for four long years and there's no reason for it so and and if you're tweeting about this at all please use hashtag. Don't kill it bernie. Because we must get senator sanders to turn around. There are no other steps if he takes it out of the bill now if he keeps it in the bill now let me walk you through how we could actually win on this step two would be since it's in the bill. The presiding officer of the senate would have to rule to take it out of the bill. So kamala harris who in her role as the vp would normally be the presiding officer. The senate would have to actively vote with republicans or side with republicans the and the parliamentarian for what it's worth again. The parliamentarian has no vote. No power just gave a rando opinion on what they think they should do it. The republicans would never care about it. It it has no force of law at all. in fact it's being used as an excuse by kamla harris show schumer and the others to kill a provision. They were never in favor of so. Then we have to put pressure on comma harris to not side with mitch mcconnell. Can we do that. Yes yes we can definitely do that. If chuck schumer wants to protect com la- harris and he puts another senator in as the presiding officer. Will they will put pressure on chuck schumer. Would you like to continue to be the senator from new york. There are a lot of progressives in new york very very strong. Progressives in new york that could easily take that seat not easily but that could certainly have a shot at taking that seat. So now here's the most part steps three if she decides to take it out of the bill. There's nothing we can do about it comma harrison show schumer will then actively be saying okay. We killed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because we never wanted in the first place but if we get past that step and go. You win you win. We're keeping it in the bill. Then mitch. Mcconnell would object. Mitch mcconnell would then say. I want to appeal the ruling of the chair. Now here's a great news. Since joe manchin a cinema cap the filibuster and so two joe biden. They would need sixty votes to overrule the chair. So that means they need to break our filibuster to overrule the ruling of the chair. They're not gonna get sixty votes. We win okay. There is a separate more but understand before we go to step four step. Four is awesome but right now you understand how simple it is with. Depression brought to keep it in the bill. We have to pressure mention not mansion comma harris and chuck schumer to not side with republicans. Why god is a progressive movement. If we can't do that what can we do. Do we have any power or don't we have any power. Were about to find out. And then step for is if the republicans cannot break the filibuster. The mcconnell has one last option and this is wonderfully ironic. He would have to ask for fifty vote margin and straight up and down. Vote to kill the filibuster in regards to the votes of the presiding chair of the senate now mansion cinema have said that and biden said that the filibuster is the most precious thing in the world to them. So what are they going to. Now turn around just to make sure you don't get higher wages and they're gonna vote to kill the filibuster in this regard. I mean you would be the most spectacularly hypocritical thing they have ever done and they've done some pretty hypocritical fix so you put them in an near impossible situation and it is incredibly doable but step one is do not surrender. Guys one last thing before we go to john and jordan. There's ninety two billion dollars online. This would be a pay raise for about thirty million americans and to the tune of ninety two billion dollars every single year the reason why biden mansion and the republicans don't want to do it is because the chamber of commerce is dead set against it they are those business interests are giant donors to both the republican party and the democratic party. And those donors are saying. I wanna keep the ninety two billion dollars. I want to give it to my workers. I want to keep their wages incredibly low now go do my bidding. And they do now. Bernie is not in that camp. But he's getting pressure from the other democrats to take it out of the bill. We in a sense have to back them up by saying bernie. We do not agree. We do not agree. Don't kill it bernie. Don't kill it
House nears relief bill passage; Dems mull wage hike rescue
"The house has approved the president's one point nine trillion dollar pandemic relief package along the straight party line vote sending it to the Senate it was a thin margin yes Sir two hundred nineteen that they start to ten on a bill that speaker Nancy Pelosi says will throttle forward the nation's effort to combat covert nineteen action nations in the arms of the American people money into the pockets children into the schools workers back into their jobs but Republicans like Pennsylvania's guy Russian Balder say only a fraction of the spending is devoted to the pandemic so what are the Democrats spending the rest of the money on crop pet projects of course and also pay Oster per progressive liberal special interest groups the house bill kept in a minimum wage hike proposal even though Senate rules say it has to be removed party leaders insist they will find a way to revive the fifteen dollar an hour proposal Jackie Quinn Washington
Text messages promising $1,400 daily stimulus checks are actually scams, IRS warns
"For people who have lost their jobs in their security to Corona virus. The text message is a god sent there now eligible for $1400 daily, through covered relief program. You have been Smith, the text contains a link to instructions on how to get your money. But kneeled US wanting of Stanford University's Advanced Security certification program says that merely clicking on the link could expose the recipients. Personal financial data relief will arrive in the form of a check in the mail. Or a direct deposit to the bank account that you've used in the past with the I R s far from receiving a stimulus payment. The victim stands to lose everything from his or her bank account. Federal Trade Commission has received over 350,000 reports of such scams resulting in total fraud losses north of 336 million has realized that as him as might appear, take a screenshot of it, Send it to the I. R s and then delete the message with Tech trends. Jim Ryan ABC News At the Kamo news time Now for 14. Other update on
Netflix will spend $100 million to improve diversity on film following equity study
"Followed the lead of founder Reed Hastings and made a real commitment to diversity as the company just released an end up self study examining the diversity of Netflix is on screen talent and behind the camera employees. The report shows. The company has made progress but found the Latin characters or underrepresented as well as members of the LGBT Q and disabled communities. Netflix has announced the creation of the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, which will invest $100 million in companies that help underrepresented communities, train and find jobs in TV and film.
New York Gov. Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Adviser In His Administration
"His efforts early in a pandemic. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo now facing mounting allegations on multiple fronts, his administration accused of a cover up for its handling of covert deaths connected to nursing homes. Yes, there were deaths too many. Cuomo's health commissioner defending the controversial decision last spring to return covert patients to nursing homes after treatment, saying it was staff members who brought the virus in Is in the community. It's in the nursing home sent tie together. New York's attorney general reporting Those deaths were undercounted by up to 50%, with some patients counted as hospital deaths despite contracting the virus in nursing homes. We should have done a better job in providing information. I accept responsibility for that. State lawmakers now considering a vote to strip the governor of his emergency powers after a top aide admitted to withholding the data worried it would be politicized by the Trump administration. This as more details surface about sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo, his former aide, Lindsay Boylan, claiming in an online blogger post he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock, but I kept walking. Oil in first accused the governor in December, posting on Twitter. Yes, Governor Cuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it and watched Cuomo pushing back denying the accusations last year. Look, I I fought for, and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and expressed her opinion. On But it's it's just not true. And this week, a spokesperson for governor Cuomo reiterated that claims of inappropriate behavior are quote simply false. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is among those calling for an independent investigation. That's ABC switch. Johnson after
Independent Sports Consultant Leon Mann Discusses Racism in Soccer
"So how you take it knowing that this has been something. You've been working on campaigning for ages. Now i mean vegetables. Thank you for me on can share some thoughts and views. It's great to be with both of you You know. I'm big fans of both your work. It's a real honor to be on here but It does what happened last summer. You know it was the realization of the problems that we've been talking about for many many years decades you know in. Shuckers dykes wallet. Back in terms of is what. Show racism. The red card myself. I've been working with campaign. Kick racism out football now known as kick out and guns but this football blacklist together and the black to a major spill around journalism and these conversations have been ongoing around right out week kind of diversify our industry. How do we ensure we see black leaders in our industry and how do we change. Dynamic swiftly and those conversations were incredibly frustrating because that would be a win in the room but it would be a lack of action to follow them So as a result of that we kept on having lots of conversations with barre barre slow progress but what happens in the summer it the game to store to reflect an actually as a community. We'll stood together and said no this is this is not going to continue anymore We cannot sell people treated this way. And we're not going to have this going to stand for. I think the fact that we're ruled on lockdown at the time meant that people were very very focused on this issue and as a result of that It feels like with with moving forward in a in a much more positive direction. in terms of the actions. And i'm you know privy to With the chief executives of lee seung susceptible associations etc and it lonely be judged on the actions. Of course bofill am. I do say this with some kind of kool shen because of twenty years of working on this. But i feel like we're in a place where we can get some real progress made leon as as transformative as twenty twenty has been i. I wanna talk a little bit about the start of couponing of the blacklist. What was you spock. And why kind of given the social challenges of the The last two years you felt the need to do that email as as as you already mentioned it was in and i'm sure you recognize would have been in such a frustrating atmosphere to not. Yeah i mean th th the black this was was born out of you know wanting to do something when type response. I had control over so looking for the kick out. Racism out full. It was a campaign was fantastic. Transitioning into a journalist with the bbc where it was working as a presents when report was great for me as an individual also had freedom to kind of put some actions in place. So i could control and drive myself alongside with my community. So i was as a campaigner meetings with various black people but black people that my friends and family from the black community would never know so when they're talking to me about How did you get get a job in football. And leon how why. Why do we never see any black representation. I said well the dead as many but they are there. So i thought well how do we shine a light on these people to celebrate contribution but also show the next generation of young black men and women. Listen you wanna be a lawyer in football. You can do it because this person has done it. And they're working at this. You want to be working in a major department. You wanna be a doctor. You wanna do all these kinds of jobs. You can't do it because these people have come before you. They all the pioneers that we should be celebrating in a similar way to how we celebrate a pioneering back players in every single position. We should celebrate these people as a way of opening the due to the next generation. Now of course that only works if that comes together with opportunity. Because i can go into community show about look you gamble Look here baltimat- live people arrive adult. It doesn't open Then they'll just turn around and disappearance of industries and just kind of have a relationship with football They will you on the tv or go to gags. So that's the bit. I think we need to work on you. Know in terms of where are the opportunities you know how much what the game is doing to attract retain and develop people bring a different diversity to the game and also not to see as as a charitable act.
Grading for Equity with Joe Feldman
"Can you talk a little bit about why an understanding this sort of historical context is so crucial to our work around around the bigger issues of equity and just are better understandings of of how students work now. Yeah i mean. I think one of the challenges is that we we believe that Or many of us believe that this grading system has been just fine. And it's almost like this Just like the oxygen in the room. You don't really think about it in and everybody's breathing it and you know if it ain't broke don't fix it and let's focus on the curriculum design and the assessment design and how we can be culturally responsive multi-lingual and all those kinds of things and those are hugely important. But i think grading is often thought of as this justice sort of ancillary part of teaching and learning and it's not addressed in our training teachers. It's never talked about really even when you get a new curriculum in readers writers workshop. Nobody saying this is how you enter the grades for it or which grades to enter things like that so a lot of us are just doing the best. We can and replicating what we experienced in or trying to You know right. The wrongs of how might have been graded and i think knowing the historical context for where these ideas came from can act as a as a motivating engine for us particularly when we're trying to be truly not just in our individual behaviors in classrooms relationships. Boom we're thinking about how to create structures and systems in our schools That align with equity actions in values. Yeah so your work You're totally right like teacher school. I never took a single class on how to grade. It was all a k. Hearsay teach but we know that the feedback. We give students a huge part of learning your work. Kind of like takes the wolof of our eyes. And you're like whoa yeah. My grading system really was based on factory work And you want to change it but then you think well my jobs also to prepare students for the next level So how do you advise teachers to think about you. Know like elementary school teachers. Well i'm doing this to prepare them for middle school in a middle school teacher. I'm preparing for high school and then the high school teacher. I have to do this. 'cause this is what they're going to have in college. So how do we begin to tackle this problem with that reality in mind. That comes up all the time those questions. So i'm gonna talk on a couple of ways. The first is the idea that if a student needs to reduce something well that might be. Okay actually that if we want them to keep learning than we should let them keep learning and if we want to think about the world there's a place where second chances can be given to people in forgiveness and redemption can begin than we should have students experience so that's sort of the more theoretical philosophical. Aspirational there's also a realistic one with you. Know in the professional world. The idea of reducing retakes happen all the time so you know especially when people are in the early learning process which all of our students are all in the learning process. Not so much in the performing stage. So you don't talk. Don't say well you know the doctor who's doing heart surgery can't make a mistake. Well that has very little to do with what we want are thirteen and fourteen and fifteen year olds to think about what they're doing in school. This is time to learn and so and reduce happen all the time right so i you know i order something. Image chef makes it wrong from the restaurant. And i say this wasn't right and they say i'm sorry i will redo this and we'll you know we're sorry about that and we might get a little off your bill so we can say to students. You wanna redo it great. I'm so glad you wanna redo it. Now you're gonna have to study. You're going to have to invest additional time. Now that's what happens when you didn't get it right the first time. But that's okay. It's not going to punish you in your grade And i think there are just so many ways as you begin to get deeper into what Grading is that it actually. Better reflects the professional world than our traditional
Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan
"At a rally yesterday the prime minister of armenia nicole passion. Yon warned of an attempted military coup. He told crowds. It was the army's job to defend the country. It was up to the people to decide whether or not he should step down. Y'all guy even hats manhattan borough. She mr young has faced protests since a peace deal struck in november. In which is our by. John gained territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave. Mr john has protests since a peace deal was struck in november in which is by john games territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave clashes over the region had erupted repeatedly since nineteen ninety-four drawing in russia which stood behind armenia and turkey which back oscar by john but in the end it was russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart rany tight air to one who put it all to rest. Brokering a peace deal. That's just one sign of remarkable political alliance. It's picking away at the post cold war geopolitical order so i think it helps to go back to the really low point of relationship which was in two thousand fifteen. Daniel franklin is our diplomatic editor. Turkey shot down a russian warplane which had been flying over syria. Entered it's ass base and this happened. After repeated warnings to the russian pilot in the warnings became increasing urgent they were ignored and turkish f sixteen fighters that were patrolling shot. The plane down remember turkey is a nato member and had engaged with russia militarily. That's not something that happens. Often and russia responded quite vigorously by imposing sanctions on turkish products and a bombed ethnic tuchman fighters in northern syria that allies of the turks so that was Towards the end of two thousand fifteen and into the beginning of two thousand sixteen but it was a dramatic shift. If you remember in the summer of two thousand sixteen there was an attempted coup jet sopa head. The world watched in shock as a military coup and in turkey eight. Us ally a major strategic partner in the fight against isis putin was quick to call president of and commiserate show solidarity is some suspicion in turkey. Anyway that gave some advance warning to add one that his life was in danger helped move him out of the area where he might have been bombed and from that point onwards things have changed dramatically in the two men developed this kind of own tone this brotherhood of hard power. And what is it. That had changed between the downing of the bomber and this evan beginning of a friendship they first of all recognize in one another leaders who know how to use power in a full full way but there are other similarities between them in terms of that authoritarian style of leadership at home. And there's a common set of grievances against the west in turkey's case decades of not being properly accepted wanting at one stage to join the european union but being put on hold. And i think one of the reasons why the attempted coup was such a turning point for adwan is that he came under attack from his own planes and he felt that nato had improperly come to support nato countries were slow to express solidarity so he started to think that maybe putin was someone could depend upon for his own survival where he couldn't necessarily depend on nato partners and how the relationship between these two men evolved since then it's developed in some very concrete ways add one has bought from russia s four hundred air defense system. So it's a nato country. Remember that is buying russian. Ed defense system that does not delighted his nato partners. It's meant that it's been kicked out of the f thirty five fighter jet program that Nato has its face sanctions from america and despite all that it's gone ahead and on the ground in particularly serious led to kind of accommodation even though they're on opposite sides they've managed to accommodate each other's objectives in particular turkey vis-a-vis the kurds and most recently they've accommodate each other in the south caucasus. Where again they support opposite sides. The russia has played its role as a mediator. Turkey supported azerbaijan. And they've managed to end up with a result that suits them both well. Russia has peacekeeping troops on the ground. Turkey has an economic opportunity and the air that causes missed out has got nothing out of this is the west. You mentioned the word accommodating in the sense that that perhaps they're just essentially keeping out from under each other's feet or is there more to it than that. There is more to it than that because a particularly developed closer ties economically. The two economies have been struggling so they can do all the support they can get and although russia has a big surplus with turkey. Turkish contractors get a lot of business from russia. So there's the economic aspects of the relationship is particularly important and putin to have turkey as awkward member of nato driving a wedge within nato. That's a huge attraction for him and for to and sometimes to be able to play off the west and russia that's also helpful so that they play the power game very effectively by using each other and given all of that. Would you call this alliance proper and if so what should the west make of it well. It's a remarkable development given the long history between the two countries going back centuries. It's remarkable when you think of the more recent history of of the to literally coming to blows as recently as two thousand fifteen but it's far from being an alliance turkey is still a nato member that's valuable to it and it's also bristled it's fragile. Remember they are on opposite sides even where they're accommodating each other in places like syria in libya they have differences over ukraine over georgia as well so there are many places where this could deteriorate rapidly. It's rather brittle its recent depends too much on personalities with big egos so does mean that. There's absolutely no guarantee that this is going to last or even develop further so in that sense. You think the west doesn't need to worry because the alliance will eventually fall apart from. It's the concern for the west. It's certainly a challenge. One of the things that will be on the radar screen of the biden administration. It's a worry that there is this increasingly close relationship between her big important nato member and russia and although it's bristol although it could blow up in various ways it's a serious concern and worry that a nato member like turkey could drift further away from its moorings
COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides
"It appears unlikely a minimum wage increase would remain in president Biden's Kopet relief plan now that the Senate parliamentarian ruled against it as the house prepares to vote as early as today and president Biden's one point nine trillion dollar code relief package the Senate parliamentarian has ruled the provision to raise the federal minimum wage has to come out that's because Democrats are using a special budget bill process that filibuster proof but has complicated rules earlier this month White House press secretary Jen Psaki said president Biden is committed to a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage any American who is working a full time job trying to make ends meet should not be at the poverty level but not all Senate Democrats were on board and most Republicans were opposed the White House released a statement that president Biden is disappointed and will work to determine another way to try to raise the minimum wage Jackie Quinn Washington
Wilson scores winner on power play, Capitals beat Penguins
"Tom Wilson's power play goal was seven twenty left to go in the third period snapped a two all tie in the capital's went on to beat the penguins five to two the caps led one nothing after one on a goal by Nicklas Backstrom T. J. Oshie made it to nothing early in the third with this fifth of the year but the pens fought back as Brandon Thomas scored a shorthanded goal and that was followed up by Jake consul seven to tie the game Wilson's goal came as a result of Kris letang losing his stick we were able to execute and it was in the back of the net so that's a that's a fortunate break for us but the on there is like I put it in in the power did a good job to the to do that VTech vanished sack made twenty six saves in the win Craig heist Washington
Tiger Woods has no recollection of car crash
"We're learning more this evening about that. Terrible car crash involving golf legend tiger woods and the effort by rescuers to say then. Here's miguel almaguer. Learned that the driver of this vehicle identified as tiger woods when rescue teams arrived at the wreckage. Tiger woods was pinned bleeding. This legs entangled in the mangled metal. The forty five year old golfing legend in searing pain. I know he was in pain. We all knew he was in pain. He voiced it. We had multiple people in there talking to him. Saying hey tiger it's going to be okay. We're gonna get you out of here. Just relaxed l. A. county fire captain. Jean barrett knows every minute matters her team of ten executing her extraction plant. We call these the irons using this accident crowbar. The team smashed. Open the windshield in pride woods out from the crumbled carriage still mostly intact. The steering wheel wasn't where it used to be had been pushed way up into the seat and onto his lap so he was essentially paint. He was essentially pinched. He was able to wiggle himself by the time we were able to get in there and talk to him. He was able to have wiggled his legs out from under the steering wheel but he was still entangled. He could not get himself out on his own. It took twelve minutes to rescue woods who shattered right leg now. Held together by a rod screws and pins could have been amputated had helped come later. He wanted out. He was going to do anything he could to help us get him out of the car so he was actually moving his arms and he was helping us get him out even with those broken leg. Success woods has no recollection of the accident according to investigators and there is no sign at the scene he tried to break the suv's blackbox like this one could contain critical data. Points like speed breaking lane drifting driver attentiveness. And even i movement tonight the crash clues and the heroine rescue. We did everything the way we were supposed to do it. Everybody's stayed in their lane. Did their job and it just happened to be a celebrity tonight. Tiger woods has been moved to cedars sinai hospital. He will continue his recovery. That fire captain says it's a miracle he's still alive considering all the damage to his
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm confirmed as energy secretary
"Today, confirming another member of President Biden's Cabinet. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm was confirmed the energy secretary on a 64 35 vote Grant home. His pointed to her experience leading a major auto industrial state is experienced needed to carry out President Biden's green economy agenda to respond to climate change. Republicans have been critical of those policies and have opposed nominees morning of job losses, especially in energy producing states.
Unemployment Claims Fell Sharply Last Week
"Meanwhile, Ohio is still trying to tackle unemployment fraud, the Department of Job and Family Services flagging another 29,000 initial unemployment claims for potential fraud. It came after 101,000 people filed first time claims that's a significant increase over the nearly 48,000 from just the week prior. I'm Alison Wiant. In white Americans ever pay their debt to black Americans. I'm Whitney down and I'm
India introduces new rules to regulate online content
"To regulate content on social media. This comes after a serious of tussles between the government and online platforms over disputed content. You should meet a Pataki has more. The new rules require social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to swiftly remove posts the government says are illegal. Earlier this month in response to violent farmer protests. In January, the Indian government ordered Twitter to block hundreds of accounts. Little complied at first, but soon unblocked some of the accounts, including that of a news magazine after an outcry will press freedom. The new guidelines also covered digital news outlets. Cabinet minister broke our job, Riker told reporters. Press Freedom is crucial for democracy. But let me also tell you that every freedom has to be responsible Freedom. Javadi could also announced similar rules for streaming platforms, including Netflix and Amazon. For NPR news. I'm such Mita partook in Mumbai.
Crafting a Conversion Series So You Can Sell with Email
"Lot of the time in digital marketer. The things that we do aren't because we're incredibly intentional. They're out of necessity or we have a strategy that we can't fulfill on because of technology because of some other barriers. So we have to do something else and we do something else. And everyone gives us the benefit of the doubt and the credit that we had this brilliant epiphany from go and we're so put together but it's always fun at least for me to look back at how we have an asset or a process. Now that was created out of oops ryan and perry forgot to write and send emails one day probably about eight years ago. So that's why we're we're looking these templates now and that's why we were able to temple ties them and use them for all of our businesses and and what. I hope you'll to do is walk. You guys through some of the core templates and the conversion series That you can use to deploy in your business and truly built an automated follow up campaign for your business so back to the agenda. We're gonna move onto crafting your conversion series so a couple of wrap up points here. Remember the conversion series for new subscribers is going to be triggered simultaneously with the indoctrination series brand new people when they've opted in. They're going to get their your indoctrination series. But they're also going to go into conversion campaign right because going back to the question that ryan asked in the very beginning of this workshop or or at least the question that he posed in the very beginning of this workshop. You have a subscriber now. What what are you gonna do with the subscriber once you have them going back to the five phases of the follow up machine living here in the conversion phase and green is good red is bad and yellow. Is hoping that we're back on track. So we're right here. New subscriber or old subscriber news going to get the indoctrination campaign and the conversion campaign. Old is not going to get this. They are going to go into a conversion campaign because looking at this and thinking of this As it pertains to the customer value journey once someone subscribed the next most important thing for us to do is to get them convert to convert right. Something magical happens when you when you take someone from being just a subscriber just a prospect to a customer pain customer win when money or time exchanges hands when they give you money or they'll give you their time. They they change in the way that they look at you. They listen to you differently. And when you have a successful transaction they're willing to ascend so going back and thinking in here. After conversion we're focused on ascension that first conversion isn't necessary because we need to move them along from a us a low dollar or a entry point offer to a higher priced. it allows them to trust us with a successful transaction so making sure that our email campaigns and email series are are moving people efficiently through those processes. It's kind of what we're gonna be talking about here again to answer the question that ryan posed in the very beginning of this workshop. The the answers to move them quickly through the convert face as seamlessly as possible by deploying a conversion series. So let's talk just a little bit about conversion series so a conversion series is an interest based triggered campaign sent following a specific action or requests. Remember ryan talked about two types of email sends there's triggered and broadcast definitely the conversion campaign. At least an automated sense because we're building automated follow up campaign is triggered so in someone's requested a specific resource whether it's a lead magnet or whether they've subscribed for awebber opt in for a webinar. That's an interest based triggered campaign that sent immediately. Alright the job of the conversion series is to turn subscribers in the converts twice called the conversion series emails and a conversion series should referenced the previous positive reaction. This is big right. Think about if you just met someone and that personnel ryan talked about a lot about the from like your from information right the first email you send. You should not expect them to recognize you. Even if an amazing job at personal branding or branding your company they are not gonna see that email and remember who the heck you are. You haven't earned that yet. You haven't become important to them especially if they're new subscriber so if you're not tying back to that positive that previous positive action that they took they have no idea why you're emailing them and what the heck you're talking about and we are all really really busy. I bet you. I opted in for five things yesterday that i have. I don't even remember doing right. And i bet you that three of them tomorrow will email me. And i'll unsubscribe from them. Because i won't know what the heck they're talking about. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt that i opt into a lot of things. I don't believe they're spamming me. But i do believe really terrible job at reminding me why in the world they have the right to email me and why should care the way that you overcome that is referenced. The previous positive action and then prescribe the next logical. Step i if we know thinking back to the previous slide if it's interest based we know what they're interested in at least right now that may not be the only thing they're interested in but it is the thing that they were interested enough in to give you their contact information. So that's what they're interested in and you've said something on a page that talk them into giving you their contact information so you now know what they're interested in now remind them the last thing that they did your last interaction and then tell them what they need to do. Next so successful. Conversion emails will overcome or inoculate against known objections and common
What Would Happen If Chabot Dam in the East Bay Hills Broke Open?
"What would happen if chicago damn cracked open an empty the lake behind it onto neighborhoods in san leandro and east oakland. It's an alarming thought. We asked cake. Ud's dan bricky. Who's reported on safety issues at california's oroville dam to find the answer. Holly and vickers kings question is a really good one because it reminds us that all dams pose risks of some kind given the nature of the job they perform holding back huge volumes of water they can turn from placid lake into deadly torrent. If unleashed all at once. They deserve very close attention. When that attention lapses catastrophes can do happen in late may eighteen eighty nine flood. Water overflowed badly maintained private dam in western pennsylvania. Triggering its collapse. A wall of water race down the valley below a century later. Historian david mccullough said. The johnstown flood was so vividly alive in the local consciousness. I grew up in western pennsylvania. I'd heard about the johnstown flood my whole life as children. We used to shout run for the hills. The damas busted little knowing what real terror is in those words. The flood wiped entire towns off the map and killed twenty. Two hundred people in california owns its own special chapter in the history of dam disasters with a tragedy that unfolded more than ninety years ago in a remote canyon fifty miles north of downtown los angeles from the day. The saint francis dam opened in one thousand nine hundred twenty six. It leaked the folks in the farm. Towns downstream used to joke. They'd see you later if the damn don't break on march twelfth nine hundred twenty eight. The saint francis damn disintegrated just hours after it was pronounced sound by los angeles water. Chief william mulholland who had designed and built the two year old structure when the massive concrete dam broke apart water raised more than fifty miles to the pacific ocean killing about four hundred fifty people along the way but those events one hundred thirty years ago in johnstown ninety some years ago in los angeles county sound like ancient history much more recently california. Got a lesson in how dangerous and costly failure of even part of a major dam can be failure ambiance spillway structure results in an uncontrolled. Lisa flood waters from link oroville and eating evacuation from the low twenty. Seventeen collapse the spillway at oroville dam in the northern sierra foothills one hundred thirty miles northeast of san francisco touched off a series of events that lead local officials to order one hundred eighty eight thousand people to flee their homes. This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill. Spill ways are crucial to preventing overtopping. That's what happens. When a reservoir rises over the top of the dam and simply spills over a spillway is like an emergency valve. Damn managers can open to safely release water from a reservoir bills over the top but back in february twenty seventeen oroville dam spillway began to disintegrate just as a series of winter storms dumped huge amounts of rain across northern california without a fully functioning. Spillway lake oroville rose rapidly water poured over a hillside that was supposed to serve as an emergency spillway. That emergency spillway began to fail to leading to the mass evacuation. In the aftermath investigators found the emergency spillway was ill conceived and the main spillway was badly designed poorly built and inadequately maintained. So how is should bowe damn different from all those bad dams and what does east bay mud have to say about. Chaba cracking open and unleashing catastrophe on the east bay. Simple answer to that question is that the dam would never crack open. That's jimmy yolly east bay mud director of engineering and chief damn safety officer he oversees the district twenty six times including chabad. Damn the reality is that the dams are designed such that. They don't just crack open. You will see signs of a failure if one is to occur and The dan's designs with monitoring equipment to make sure that you can see that happening if it was a east bay mud confidence that a dam built within a quarter mile of a dangerous fault will stand up to violent shaking. Let's take a look at how the dam was first built. Nearly one hundred fifty years ago and how it's been maintained since
CompTIA Security+ SY0601 update. Everything you need to know
"We are excited to have patrick lane today. Patrick is the director of products at compton. And we've done a few webinars with him in the past he always does a great job providing us updates on come tears certifications so excited to have you back patrick A little bit about his background. He directs the it workforce skills certifications come to you including security plus pen test plus c y plus and casper plus he assisted the us national cyber security alliance also known as the ncsa to create the lockdown. You're logging campaign to promote multi factor. Authentication nationwide us also implemented a wide variety of it projects including an internet and help desk for eleven thousand end users. Patrick is an armed forces. Communications electronics association lifetime member born and raised on us military bases and has authored and co authored multiple books including hack proofing lennox a guide to open source security so a fantastic guests with us today. I'm excited to pass it off to patrick here in just a moment after we review the agenda so today we will touch on what is security plus Patrick talk about the baseline cybersecurity skills. The job roles and growth indicators. We'll talk about the differences between s wise zero six zero one versus the five. Oh one and kind of some of the updates. There will talk about the exam details and then as mentioned i will pass it off to patrick for questions. So feel free to submit those questions using the qna panel At anytime so with that I'm going to go ahead and give give the control over to patrick here to get us started. Thank you everyone. My name is patrick lane. And as thank you for introducing me. I'm the product manager for competition cybersecurity certifications as a director. I work a lot with the industry and within comp tia in to ensure that our exams are meeting the needs of the industry security plus as one of our largest certifications of all comp. Tia in fact. It's our number one certification and so one of the reasons why people are coming to security plus is because of the skills that it offers and the fact that employers are hiring people who have security plus social security plus will help you get a job in it and cybersecurity so when we look at the certification we have to remember that security plus as an entry level certification exam it was released in two thousand two and it's updated every three years it assesses the baseline or core technical skills required to secure networks software hardware devices essentially it teaches you the basics to securing anything that's attached to a network or the internet. It's a broad range of cybersecurity skills as you can imagine. A any skills are used for high performance on the job so people are coming to take security plus because it proves that they can do the job and employers will know that they could get the job done so the it certification in general is very valuable also security plus appears nearly ten percent of all job ads in the united states and right now sixteen percent of the entire workforce has security plus and we have millions of people who have taken our commttiee exams around the globe. In the last three years. There have been a lot of changes in cybersecurity. Probably all aware of the industry continues to grow their continued to be more jobs available. There continued to be not enough people to fill those jobs and in fact in some cases employers are looking to icy certifications employers are looking to it certifications in lieu of a college degree. Four jobs. That are hard to hire for. They would rather hire someone with the bachelor degree and assert if they could but in this day and age or enough phenomenal time of human history.
How The AADA Empowers The Dealer Network With James Voortman
"James. Thanks very much for agreeing to join us on the show. Great to have you With a person of your knowledge and expertise so just to start us off. Can you tell us about about two giant ford pandas and a bit of your your story and what you do look at the. Thank you for this opportunity to talk to you to that. But about james boardman well as you could probably tell from my accent. I'm south african. Night of dr hulda jason other day or until about two thousand nine when i decided to move to And coming from a background of public policy. I decided that cambra would be the best location from korea expected. Not everyone's face choice but was mon. And when i go out sort of got into the business of working for industry associations lobbying for industry and my first job in the automotive sector was with the australian automobile association which represents the staten territory modern club so cicely moderates and sort of vets event mice the my initial knowledge and also able to then use that to bosnia for a federal minister said laws on numerous issues and opting for few years. I was lucky enough to be employed by the wpa and three and a half years later on. I'm still here and united loving really enjoying working for a really interesting industry and wanna be anywhere else. Key question for me is what is the double idea. Seem to what are they a organizations so double. Ada what's the fda and come from. That's a great question. You know the people here in canberra and my predecessors ever blackwill used to talk about the alphabet soup of zone automotive associations got the mt aa the aa. Ada the sei all of these organizations and they're all all sort of unique in iran. Why but the double. I is the industry association. Which exclusively represents franchise. New deals are members of board is exclusively made up of franchise new car dealers and we advocated on behalf of that industry primarily to the federal government on range of issues as identified by this apple in its powerful. It's a fairly new organization. It's a little over seven years old and it just previously you would see dealers will Ston territory based martyred tried as associations and most of them still all members of Actions about about seven years ago. Number of senior figures within the industry decided that the needed no-go session which exclusively represented the needs of dealers at national level. And that's all the. I was think it's fair to say it's come a long way in the
"job" Discussed on Joining the Job Queue
"You talked earlier in the interview about your work nights as a family because his family and on are in the jets that we've had i know it's a real passion for you to get out there and help other people from the flying family. Get jobs and be recognized for all the great skills that the have to have had in order to be able to get a job flying with one of the world's leading airlines. What would you say to employers are. Just got off the phone. Before i spoke to you with a pilot who i've started a a very small forum where I'm trying to connect employers to pilots. employs open to the idea of giving pilots jobs and the open to the idea of doing work. That's offered so of credit a little. I guess it's a job sharing platform and what we're trying to do is get employees to contact us at at our jobs and tell us about the jobs that got and then we can digest. The skill sets required and then find the right people to give them those jobs for on the job. Say seixas do you have any advice for them. I mean you'll going out and having a go at starting your business. Did you ever see yourself as being an entrepreneur. What would you say to other people who aren't in the flying industry. I think it's hard to give advice for. I don't feel like i'm really in their opposition to give it a boss. However i think it's really if if if you want to do something you've just got to do it you can't you've got to feel the fear and do anyway. You've got to push through the barriers. You've got to move forward and stopping. The outcome of stopping is going nowhere. Well evy pushing forward while. You're trying that next thing. There's an opportunity. There's an opportunity that the dole may open. But if you stop there's no opportunity and i think that's probably one of those sort of things that were rattling around in the back of my head tomato to reflect on and think about which is giving up is not an option and yeah it's just you've got to keep kelly as as tough as it is..
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"That's helpful. I think it's also valuable to determine at least call out what may not be helpful for for you to do so they can avoid. Yes. So that you can avoid doing these things and potentially pointing this person in a position that's worse than when they came came to you excellent in the first one, I can think of is is asking somebody for a resume that you intend to do nothing with. Now. You're not. You're doing it intentionally are doing it to end the conversation because you don't want to have it or it's uncomfortable or you think this I just don't know what to do here. I agree. and. That goes beyond the interviewing and networking and all and one thing I learned years ago as I got started in the HR and learning and development space never ask a question that you're not prepared to do something with the answer. So by the same token, if you're going to ask for a resume and you're not going to do something with it, that is a big no, don't do that. Ask for it do something with it or don't ask for it. Yeah. I if they're looking for a job and they come to you and you ask for a resume, what they're thinking in their mind is you have a job for them or at least you're going to pass it to the person who does and that you're gonNA put your thumb on the scale or perhaps offer of recommendation or endorsement So just what they're thinking, that's what their mindset is. So when you're taking that resume without that, then you need to be clear why you're doing it and with that said, if you just say, well, send me your resume is there harm in in? Forwarding that to your hr department, this is something that I've run into with a number of people what what do I do with it since the jar it doesn't need to be soliciting a specific job or soliciting an interview for a specific job..
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"Instead. If you're going with the idea of just, you're working on something and you're looking for information advice. It takes the pressure off the person that you're talking to. We're in a position to get promoted than hiring freeze comes in then maybe some of these external forces with the pandemic. Come in, and you stop all of your activity that position you for that promotion thinking it's never going to happen right I. Doubt This will ever happen for me because of all these different things, so you're not insulated whether you're working or not. Just because you have job doesn't mean you're not going to be considered for a promotion in fact I. I can encourage I can encourage even more that just about every organization is not going to be the same once. This thing has processed good. They're going to have to reorganize. They're going to have to have new people hired. Why because they haven't been hiring people that worked in go away. It might still be there and it might just be delivered or donning the white done in a different way to think there aren't opportunities in your company means that you're oblivious to reality one of the points I absolutely agree with you if you're considering working for a company that is currently badly impacted by the pandemic or any of these. These other reasons and that they've had to furlough people when they come back their new self, they're going to need people probably with new skills as well so if you are that person with a different skill set than the people that they had to let go. That may put you at the head of the line. Don't ignore that possibility as well the more time you spend on the inside, talking to people about what's going on in their organizations, the better your going to be prepared for presenting yourself as that person that they need. The process is set up properly with the relationship I and I will give you the same advice, folks..
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"The reason for me to get up at that morning. It was your turns. Able Yeah. Oxygen, so that somebody to take away from this, even though you may have anxiety in doubt and fear, and an uncertain t that doing something for someone else will yield positive results for you I know we were going to mention. Sit Not being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Doing something for other people can be the light in the tunnel. You're not looking at the end of the tunnel yet. You haven't turned that corner, but it turns out the light. It can make a huge difference by just getting involved in something that is not. Job Related. It's just getting up and doing something for other people. Yeah, the category, the never ending job search sometimes that that things just won't get better I think some of us that have suffered a reduction in force. Understand that right, we understand the doubt that comes with that. I also know that you can retrain your mind to say that every time I've had that situation I've gotten something better and for me. That's true now better means different things in each one of those situations sure and it may, it may be something you want it. That's better. It may be something you haven't considered. That is better, but it's better than you expected. I think that's a perfect and one of the ways you overcome. Doubt is looking for that. You look for what was better out of that situation while I'm no longer at this company. I don't have to deal with that a hole in in. In Finance or or whatever you know. Or the toxic right whatever that is, it's like if you start looking seeking out these positive things in a bad situation. That's when you Kinda. Doubt and you're able to do things that you didn't think were possible now. We also made out that anyone is hiring today. I hear this a lot that you know. We have the pandemic and all the unrest, and all these people laying off and is done employment in forever right when you start hearing the headlines you start thinking. Wow, is anyone hiring of the answer is yes. Everybody's I always assume right. My mindset mindset is everybody's hiring, so if I think that that I know there's opportunity especially at companies I'd. I'd love to work for so much of what we talk about. Really is nothing more than a mind game. It's dealing with what's going on between your own ears. So if that's what gets, you started the idea of everybody's hiring. Do it tell yourself everybody's hiring. The point is most of the time. It's true even if they don't have an open position that they've posted on indeed, there are many companies out there that can hire you if you get in front of them. The challenge is getting in front of them. But. It doesn't mean that they're not hiring and that's always been. The challenge has got is getting in front of the right people the right company at the right time. Is always been the challenge. And if you are getting in front of the right people at the right company, and it's the wrong time, the.
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"Pay More attention to the person who's speaking and I let people know. Hey I'm going to be taking notes while we're talking doubt doubt. I doubt I'm going to get an interview now. This often comes from people that we interact with it. Breakfast club that have been looking for a long time, right? They feel like they're doing all the right things and many times they are and many times they are, but they're just not getting an interview, and so they get to a point in their search where they feel like. I'm never gonNA find anything. From that point of absolute anytime used never or always or any of these admirably right, it's all absolute, and there is no absolute. Well I guess there are some. Like death and taxes and stuff like that, but no taxes are still in choice. You can go to jail. Lose your. Life. But. It's still there. It's still there, but I'm thinking about okay I doubt I'm ever going to get an interview, because my my never ending job search, and so I feel that there's a point at which there some insecurity that enters the equation because of their doubt I've been there I know people who have been unemployed longer than I was. But I was unemployed for three years at one point during the recession, and that was a tough tough time. It messes with your head. Talk about self doubt and wondering if I'm even higher, -able absolutely goes through went through my mind, constantly two things that I did I talked to the people cared about me. Who are actually supporting the at the time because I was one of those where I had no money laughed, my family was helping me. There was also the idea of never give up. You just don't give up. Keep moving forward and Dick warn guy here. In Portland, that I met at the time who was giving me a lives. We were having a networking coffee together, and he was the one that gave me the definition of progress of movement towards a worthy goal..
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"We're talking about overcoming self doubt in your job search what I've found in recent times, is it? There's a lot of doubt in the marketplace. You have value. That's what I'm going to start with. You have value. It's just finding the place where you can use your that can use your value. Yes, and who will appreciate your value absolutely, so we're going to talk today about some top doubts and some solutions some things that you can do to resolve some of those doubts or mitigate them or worthy. Get your right, and that's that's where I wanted to start. Love the idea you have value find the place that acknowledges that appreciates at the same time. Understand that everyone has self downed everyone. Again if you have no fear, no doubt then the you may be disordered. The idea of self doubt is so universal that overcoming. Self doubt really is the key. It is not eliminating you won't. Recognizing learning to manage, it is a far greater more important skill, then trying to eliminate it because it's not going to happen. It may be evidence of empathy and compassion. Actually that you're downing doing something because it might impact somebody else that's great could be. Necessarily if we're talking your language right now and your job seeker listening to this session, or perhaps your energy job in your just unsure your next move, you might be dealing with things like you know. Do I meet these requirements of this role. Will the interviewers like me right will ever find a good job as good or bad as the last one I've had in, and can there be anything better. Maybe it's I'm current with 'em. Current with the job market are my sills valued right? You're questioning things then you're in the right place I would agree. You're in the right place. So the first one that we really think about here's job requirements and many of the people that I coach will look online postings right. They'll look at. Do An inventory as great analytical do. Because I work with a lot of analytical engineers that sorta chicken they they liked to deconstruct the job description and say do I fit? Do I not fit? AM? I? Interested? Am I not. Doubt right this. Look at that and say well. You Know I. Don't mean one hundred percent of the requirements so I'm not gonNA apply for that I'll tell you from an HR perspective job. Descriptions are wish in most cases now it's true that some companies will create the job description based on the person doing the job, so it's just listing out the things that this person is currently doing, and there's a reason for that and I'm not knocking that when they are then looking for the replacement, they will look at all of the things that that person. And then they want the next step up. However wonderful that person may have been, they still want the next one to be even greater, and so they're looking at this and and making everything sound Rosie remember that a job description is the wishlist with their posting it online. You were the one that came up with the study Do you remember where that there was a study done? Interestingly enough by a company that would make applications on behalf of candidates right so the?.
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"But make sure you have something. That's very focused until you pull on that thread long enough and hard enough and if there's something at the end of it great Poland another thread you bring up a good point because I remember when I was in school. I wanted to go in a specific direction and I know this is true. A lot of people the deeper you get into it the more you realize that it's not really a good fit if I forced myself to keep going. I'm not sure I would have been happy and I. My own daughter did the same sort of thing when she was going through school. She was working on her master's degree thinking. She wanted to go into occupational therapy. She interned with an not and decided. This isn't really the workout wanted to do. And then she got into the kind of work that she is absolutely passionate about and his wildly successful ad. She had a focused objective of what she wanted to but she was willing to change that focus to better suit her own style and strengths and she knocked it out of the partners. She learned. Yeah what she did is she tried on that pair of shoes. Whatever you WANNA call as your There's don't feel so good. Yeah right or they're too tight or there's a there's not enough arch support whatever that looks like rates. Trying another pair of shoes. Yeah it's okay you don't have to have it all figured out. It's just really helps. If you have a a focused objective c know what direction to go to pull on that thread until there's nothing there Learn more about yourself and not uncommon that you go through this process and you identify all these strengths. But you really don't know how to effectively communicate that to the outside right if you haven't decided what you WanNa do in the first place. It's going to be very difficult to communicate to other people what you can do for them. Even if the job you're applying for isn't exactly the way you have described what you want to do if it still hanging all the right things ringing all your bells okay. How do you communicate that effectively and concisely to let people know what your focused objective is and how you perceive your ability to do these things again to have the confidence in that conversation? Because you're not just reiterating your resume right. You're not regurgitating something else and you're not trying to be somebody you're not you're really coming back to all of the research and trying on that you have done. You are now being authentic. There is a an element of integrity. That people are really reading in You. This is I think the best way to approach your job search from the beginning and that can influence all of your marketing tools like Lincoln and resume even your branding statement introduction to people We encourage everybody to kind of steer away from a title at company which yes might be your objective. But it's not something I would share in a brand new statement per se other than as a closing out item to get introductions other and we talk about that in the anatomy of a networking conversation e book which is a free download. By the way for everyone listening you can just go to job. Seekers. Radio DOT COM. You put in your email will email you a free. E Book couldn't get any better than free of but the idea is if it's not uncommon that even if you know your strengths is really hard to communicate them effectively and consistently right That's where you might lean into a coach a job search buddy a mentor the local career center at Your Community College. Whatever is available to you I would lean into that so that you can get a better feel for how to communicate. Even toastmasters would place. Yeah to test your messages so that you can take what's inside and get outside. There are all sorts of resources available. That either don't have any cost at all or have minimal costs that are still worth the investment. You make a point though that I wanNa make sure we touch on. And that is you've got to stand up for yourself and you have to stand up for something. People have to want to follow what you're talking about on some level now. That doesn't mean that you have to get political or you have to stand up against anything. It's really about knowing what you bring to the table. Understanding what those strengths are and what you want to do with them and assert of a sense that this is what. I'm going for because now people will be more likely to listen to what you think you're going to do when you get there. And does that align with what they're looking for and are you flexible in that to maybe bring that attitude or approach into the work that they have that they're looking to hire and may be more that with you? Your your your strength is Is Your calling card. It's it's your competitive advantage. Yeah you WANNA be something to somebody rather than all things to all people when you stand up for yourself that might be based on whatever philosophies you have. If you're a leader you should probably have a set of philosophies that you bring to the table. What are those philosophies? Khazei vary is many as there are stars in the sky. There's leaders have different philosophies and you need to practice communicating bat. You may know what your philosophies are. But if you can't communicate that concisely it's not going to come across as effectively so I would recommend practice those statements. And what is the difference between a leader and a manager? I mean we go into all these different things but the idea is. If you're not standing for something then you might as well stand for nothing. And that's you kind of putting your own spin on what you bring to the table to that role at the interview so five in an interview. I'm not I'm not telling somebody here's all the things I do to meet all the requirements that you have to identify where your strengths play in that role and say hey. This is what I bring to the table and you stick that up front and center in the interview and you stand on that now. That doesn't mean that you're telling them how they should be doing their work. And I've seen that happen tour. Where oh well you need to do this. And that and what they're meaning is this is how I would approach it. But they actually say the words I. This just happened to me this just in the past week where someone was thinking. She was giving advice to she was talking to but instead yeah she was telling them. These are the things that you need to do. And these are the things that you need to avoid without taking into consideration that she was talking to people who had more experience doing these things than she had. Be careful on on how you present that when you're saying these are the things that I have to offer. And this is how I've offered in the past. These are some things I'd like to do a little differently. That's a completely different conversation. I WanNa know more what we're suggesting is if you go to an interview. Don't prepare on how you can fit every single requirement. It's that's not a strategy. Well it is a strategy. But guess what is the strategy everybody's using and if you don't stand four yourself and your strengths right not what they wanna hear but what you have to offer in if it aligns with what they want. Then you're at an advantage and if you have the sense to ask the questions early enough. What their pain points are and you can board that any way you like. But really one of their top priorities and filling this position. One of the first things that this position is going to be working on. You can actually tailor that conversation that because you know what you're good at what where your strengths are and what you WANNA do. You can tailor your response to meet their needs as well as perhaps in the conversation uncover some needs. Maybe they don't even know they have yet. What can I really can. I really talk about myself in that way. Wouldn't that be you know kind of arrogant and self aggrandizing and won't they think of kind of all about me? No that's the purpose of the interview. Oh okay now how you come across it. It's possible died tone of voice the way your messaging that it's possible. That may come across that way so I would say practice with people who will give you candidate advice candid feedback on the way. You're presenting Nancy. But with that said the interview. Is there for you to Your Own Horn? And if you're the type that's has oh. I don't want to come across as being conceited and so I'm not GonNa talk about myself. That is the purpose of the interview. Be You when you go to the interview. Sometimes you try to mold yourself into what they want right so I need to change who I am at present myself in a way that attractive to all the things that they want to be like them rather than myself. What happens if you're who you are and where your strengths are and how you can be passionate about this work? And suddenly they want to change what that job looks like because they like what they see. Wow were they really do that yes they do? Does that actually happen? Yes it does. It has actually happened for me. Well okay I'm in okay. Good so the idea here folks is. There's only one you to just be you. You be you you be you. Thanks everybody we appreciate your time and attention here today. Everything that we've talked about you can read in the show notes are available at Jobseeker's radio DOT COM forward slash zero seven nine. When you're there we have a free resource and I like free. It's called the anatomy of a networking conversation. It's an e book that comes with companion audio really helps you is your networking conversations in a pragmatic way. That gets results. Also in the show notes as a link to itunes. You could just click there. If you're on your little iphone right now and leave us a Rayton review. We'd really appreciate that it helps us. Spread the message about the podcast. While I'm Andrew and I'm Scott and in the words of Zig Ziglar Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. Thanks everybody always tell the truth about you..
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"We're talking about the art of being you in job. Search one of my favorite phrases that A colleague of mine says to me all the time. Is You be you? I'm sure most of us have heard that phrase did that come with the snap. No he he means it really very sincerely you can snap yes. Of course. He's he really means it. He wants people to be as authentic as possible. Because it's in learning. Who People really are that. We can then leverage their strengths. And that's one of his themes in his career is to to work with your strengths. When you're looking for something better at in a job search of any kind often feel like you have to change who you are to meet somebody else's expectation you have to Discount your strength. Sometimes because you feel like they may not be valid. And that's often what happens in people that I work with have been laid off from somewhere. They felt like they've been rejected. They're going into a situation. Where Jeez the stuff that I did must not be valuable so I need to reinvent myself and that might be true. You may want to reinvent yourself but if that's your choice great it may be but it isn't necessarily the truth and there's that element of well if this didn't work anymore then now. I have to fake it and and we hear this all the time. Fake it till you make it well that works but is it really sending the messages. You want to send if the message doesn't matter and you're faking it because you are learning how to do it better. That's definitely add approach can take. I don't discount that at all to your point if I suddenly feel like I have to change who I am in order to now be acceptable. That kind of faking. It is probably going to either backfire on you or it's not going to work at all people that are looking at indeed dot com or the job postings at a company They look at that job posting. Oh I can do that. I can do that. I can do this too and look at all these things that they can do without. I saying Is that really what I want to do? I really want to do that. Because if we look at everything based on just a capability model where we're checking all the boxes. We may end up. Disatisfied I don't know that that's a natural approach you know not to mention there's opportunities where you know what? I can't do that and I should probably take that job because I don't have a choice. If you don't have the ability or capacity financially or otherwise to say no yeah that that may be something to consider and don't discount the validity of that situation for those who are in it because if you're really feeling desperate because you're out of money or you're going to lose your home or whatever that that is those are very real concerns and I don't want people to feel like we're discounting that in in any fashion. There is still the sense of doing the things that bring you something that brings some enjoyment that keep you going and often those who are associated with our strengths. As we're looking at that we we think about ourselves. What is it that I'm good at going through that list? Oh Yeah I could do all these things. Would I enjoy doing them? In this scenario if there are things from my past what I enjoy doing them again bringing those skills back to the four answer is yes then by all means you know. Apply talk to them about that if you can get the interview. That's great if the answer is I would go back to do those things because I'm starting to feel desperate okay. There's a different approach that I would recommend than simply applying and trying to be somebody that you no longer are because that will be detrimental to you in the long run. Not Everybody is one hundred percent clear on their strengths or even what they look like or even how to communicate that to other people. We always recommend you look at some assessments but you can do a self reflective exercise just to remember the things that you enjoy you bring up a really good point is something that I want to suggest to our listeners. If you're going to do one of these assessments and I'm thinking for example strengths finder. It's one that I've used like it. It uncovers where an individual's strengths may be. It's providing suggestions and I really liked to set up a that. This book offers however getting the Book and getting it the report and just applying what it says about US specifically from the assessment in the book probably not enough I would recommend seeking out someone who is either certified as a trainer in that assessment or at least somebody with a lot of experience in using it in the workplace to get a bigger perspective other than what you've just glean from reading a book because it is going to be a little bit different for you than it was for the author so exactly what is written in the report or in the book is going to need to be more a little bit for it to be truly effective for you so I would recommend talking to those of us who are trained in. This can help you find the way to adapt it looking at things that whether it's one of those assessments or other activities that bring you energy that that really give you a morale boost. It is vital. You're doing these things so that you don't wear yourself into the ground and then wonder why you don't have any energy the morale come from remembering that you did something you did it. Well guess what you probably got paid too and so it's having those three components thinking. Yeah I did the thing. I enjoyed it and they paid me to do that. It was crazy and it may not have been one hundred percent of your job. But how do you increase the percentage of that in your in your work well and we just had the conversation about things? Not Being Permanent. You know. Your unemployment situation isn't going to last forever. Your poor employment situation is going to last forever. You're really good. Employment Situation isn't going to last forever. The idea then is if you're continuing to do things that bring you energy. You're going to keep those strengths sharp. Hopefully you're always working on projects to keep your skill set at the cutting edge however you wanted to define it up to date if you are in a situation where you have done these things and you did them really well and it felt really good. If your unemployment situation isn't going to last forever please keep doing the things you love doing because people will see that and hopefully hire you to do it again. It also would directly relate to your capacity to be resilient search. If you're seeking all the things that you enjoy and are good. At and often we see people fall down the networking or even doing the applications or or even. Their interview is so jaded because they're looking at all these things that they can do. And that's what the job requires but they're not inspired by it Enthused to go into that situation Going to impact your your capability or you're at least your ability to present yourself positively in the marketplace. The reason we encourage you to take a look at these things you've done that you enjoy is because that becomes part of who you are and that's what you'd present to people and when you do the interesting thing is people can feel it. It feels different when you present that to some sure. So look at those strengths. Lean into those strengths and communicate those strengths because often. That's what people want. There's also we've talked about this to the idea that when you're talking about something that brings you passionate results right that you're really excited about the do. Well you speak differently. You come alive you light up. Whatever phrase the person may use they are now seeing you in your best light that gives you the impression of confidence and that is what attracts people to you. I I think about the conversations. People have whether it's a political presentation you're at some conference or whatever and somebody gets up to speak whatever that may be a rally it's true on the corporate side as well when someone gets up to speak and they have that sense of being alive and passionate about what they're talking about and they are confident people are drawn to that. So if you're working on things that bring you that kind of energy and people are seeing you talking about it and they need something along those lines. You're far more likely to get the next conversation if you want to reinvent yourself. That's great I think that that can be very healthy. It can be very rewarding. Don't feel you have to in order to be somebody that you're not because that disconnect is actually going to be visible as well. You're not going to have the same sense of confidence or the same sense of of getting lit up by. You're going to come across differently and it's really easy to forget that you did those things and it was fun. It was positive. Sometimes you feel like you don't have permission to feel that way and if you've been in job search long enough and taken enough you know knocks to the Chin you know You know you start thinking okay. Well jeeze maybe I should do is just put in applications. There's no sense to this. Whole thing anyways. Why should I care? Well you don't care. Why should anybody else? That's so you should really not lean that Reggia in remembering and re presenting and taking a look at those successes over and over again and then when you go to interview. Stand up for yourself advocate for this thing that you enjoy doing and often if they need that thing. They're going to hire you to do it absolutely for those of our listeners. Who are really feeling down that they just are to beat up to make that kind of progress her to to stand up for themselves. I implore you to talk to people who will then help build you back up because you do bring value to the table. Your perspective is unique and someone needs now that sounds like a platitude but there is truth to that and if you need to go to the show notes to find out how to contact. Us contact us. We will help you with that. Because we know the value that unique perspectives bring to the workplace? And you just haven't found it yet that that's not uncommon. Many people are there but it also brings a bit of accountability back to you. Decide what you want what you want to do. Andrew you and I were talking about the the idea of a vanity project and some things that I'm currently working on. Are these really just vanity projects that make me feel good? What if they are they make me feel good? It's worth doing even though I haven't had necessarily the outcome of landing the next client in whom that ability or that activity may be part of what they do. I'm I'm really charged up because as I work on this it's starting conversations with other people who are of a like mind who are looking for the same kinds of results and now this feels good so it keeps me going. This is what happens in job. Search the longer it takes to find the right job the more you need these things that bring you that sense of joy and that's why we talk about always have a project in mind right something. It gives you something to talk about other than I'm looking for a job and really. The focused objective should have a number of components in is not all inclusive. But I would definitely be saying. This is the kind of work I want to do. This is the kind of organization I WANNA be in and then put name on that so for example I just need a Job. Is any focused objective. No it's a generality at best sure and so be more specific. I'd love to be a director of learning and development for sportswear manufacturer in Portland Oregon. Well I wonder how. Many of those could bio as a matter of fact a handful. There's a of those Barlett. Where at the idea is okay now? Now that doesn't mean that the objective can't change. Of course it probably will.
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"We're talking about what happens when the advice runs out in your job search and it just doesn't seem to be working you're still out there looking haven't found a job yet I think there was a recent situation that you had Scott. Yes other eager. Probably fill us in with one of your clients right. I was just having the conversation recently with somebody who is not complaining but expressing his frustration with the fact that he has been around the job seeking block for awhile now. He's relatively new to the area but not new to his field and that industry is represented here in the Portland area. He's talked to a lot of people. He is very well connected in the right places. He's received a lot of advice from both of us from others and nothing has worked yet. He's been working with Everything with from startups to established companies all sizes and shapes and nothing quite has worked out to give him a foothold. Right gainful employment right or at least the final set of interviews or a process. That looks exactly normal. He's gotten close in a couple of situations but it's it's not anything that really has delivered anything even even a temporary contract position and I've been there a lot of what he was describing was stuff that I lived through during my years of unemployment. And so I. I had a great deal of compassion for him under these circumstances because he's truly frustrated. He's tried everything he is. At least his last job was at a higher level so we talked about the fact that there. Aren't that many jobs in this metropolitan area on that level in the field and we talked about his efforts to branch out. He's looking at at companies of different sizes. He has applied for jobs of at Lower Levels. And when he he is then asked why he's applying for a lower position because he's now over qualified and you can't get a job when you're overqualified which doesn't really make any sense. Other than the fact that the a lot of companies are too afraid to hire someone that they're then they feel they then have to replace. Because they're gonNA move onto something else when I talked to. Hr PEOPLE WHO Express that fear. I also tell them well. What are the chances that they may be able to help your company move up within your company that would be a really great higher? Then there's there's fear in Balkh he's been at this for a number of months. He's in a situation where he has a family to support. And what do you do that? The one thing that I keep coming back to is keep going. And that's really the the answer to the question keep going. Yeah and it's nothing that we can't work with and the challenge that a lot of people have is they come into a situation and they put a date out there. I don't know if you've ever done this but I should have a new job by this date doing what I did where I came from. And now I'm putting all these undo Stresses on myself that are forced and and one of the things. We're talking about. Today is the advice. Where is the advice coming from? It comes in different forms. How I process the advice and take an internalized. What's good for me versus what's actually worked for somebody else right well. You're you're mentioning the the stress. That comes with those deadlines at times. Those deadlines are real. I think of the guy that both of us know who was looking for an hr a learning and development position. Who has money was running out my give a date. At least where he had drawn the line in terms of his comfort zone and I have a friend down malet who was in exactly the same situation where he was going into his long-term savings because his unemployment had lasted a lot longer. The expected there are times when that deadline is real. But it doesn't mean that it's always as hard as you think it might be one of the things during my unemployment. That resonated with me was the idea that nothing is permanent. And when you're thinking when you're at the bottom of the well so to speak that you feel like you fallen into when you got laid off or otherwise became unemployed. How how can you see the end when it feels so dark and deep and the fact is and it's a fact nothing lasts forever? There is a day that you will be employed again and as difficult as it feels when you start telling yourself that. Wow I must be unemployable if I can't get that job that's not. The truth is just the story. We start to tell ourselves because we don't have a better answer because everybody else's so lucky where I they've found the job and I didn't so there must be something wrong with me. Something wrong with the process or the activities. I'm participating in and all the advice that you give Should be considered a suggestion rather than. Hey this is something you ought to go. Do you know the only people I know do this. And are successful right. And that's another thing that drives me crazy sometimes about these books that that people are selling. Oh this is the way to success. This is the only way right to success and even a dollar sign attached to it. Yes that's the only way for reminds me of the story. We've heard years ago about send in one dollar for the advice on how to get rich and you put that advertising out to the whole world and if everybody sends you a dollar you become rich. That's the point it sort of the same thing with these self. Help books that you read. You've got to take all of this stuff with a grain of salt because what they're telling you is what worked for them and that's great. If the advice you receive works for you. That's great so now it works for two people. Maybe it works for ten people or maybe even a hundred people but it is never going work for everyone by the same token the advice. That doesn't work for anybody. Hell I work. It will work for at least one person to your point. Used these suggestions if it's something you have tried. And this was part of my conversation with another friend of mine who is currently employed but looking to get out of a toxic situation and not feeling like he's getting any traction the idea is okay so something that maybe had a little bit of success for your showed some hope. What can you do that? It's just slightly different following the same basic principles of the things that don't work for you. Is there anything you can learn from that process that you're going to take with you as you do something different so that you can then tell the story of what worked for you when it lands the point is you have to keep going in order to try something different right and that comes down to mindset we talk a lot about mindset here and what I'm hearing is hey these people haven't mindset that I doing all those things? And here's the result expected in. I'm not getting that result. Was that valid result to expect and maybe adjusting the mindset to say hey I expect that everything I do should lead to an interview. Let's just use that as an example if I if I do. Networking is that leading to an interview. In how many networking do I need to do right? So this is my political pragmatic. Mind thinking that if I have a mindset that says I need to talk to ten people a day in order to get this and I don't get this and I need to see what I'm doing here that's wrong or needs adjustment or is that you know an effective measure to get that expected outcome exactly. And you're really touching on something that we also talked about on the past but I want to bring up again. It's the idea of expectations. Can we approach our activities whether it's networking the conference other conversations that we're having can we approach these things and do these things without a specific expectation and simply being open to what it might bring and this actually ties back to the example of the first guy that we were talking about? He's trying not to have specific expectations. But simply being open to whatever comes from the conversations. He's having and I think in his situation. You just had an expectation. Though well it it's it's more of it open to something. Openness is more of the mindset or talking about then an actual expectation of a specific result. Because he's not saying I'm going to have X. result what he needs is a job. He's approaching these different conversations. I think from a pretty healthy perspective of saying okay. Let's just see what Couso he's made that adjustment? Yes you're saying is that his expectation may be. Hey this conversation is gonNA lead directly to a job and when that didn't happen adjust expectations. Sure Right. I think that's a reasonable until his expectations are now tailored to the conversation. He's having or the situation he's in and then he saying okay. I'm open now that this conversation may just lead to another conversation or it may lead to nothing or but he's been doing this for awhile now that he's starting to feel frustrated because it's not landing anything or at least not something that's actually bringing in the money to support his family which. I totally understand that. That was not a static situation dynamic in so if I see my my my savings by resources might assets going like this better. Be doing more stuff on this side or to get something to backfill that that Burn rate. How do you answer that right? It was he had going. I can't answer that he right. And that's why we we seek advice from other people is to get different perspectives to say okay. I think this is something I should give a shot. And that's really what we encourage all of our listeners to do. Just give it a shot. And I also think about those that we've heard at the breakfast club and some of the other Networking opportunities where someone will bring up an idea and they say oh well. We've tried that. Well how about this l? No I tried that too and had six years ago even has earned. No but the idea is okay. How could you do the same thing but differently? You know the same idea. Change it up somehow too often our frustration and disappointment. Keep us from trying something just a little bit differently because I totally understand. We don't WanNA waste our time. I don't want to waste my time either. Trust me I get that. Is it a waste of time? If you're doing it differently when you think about the evolution of species it's not suddenly they grow a whole new set of limbs that takes a long time and it's one little mutation after another if you approach a job search similarly to say if I if I do the same basic things but I'm going to tweak it just a little bit on this chromosome what's going to be different. The exploration then can bring its own value. Its own energy where you're not focusing on. Oh I have to have this end result now if you keep doing that. It's really not getting you anywhere. Why can you do? That's bigger? That may change things up automatically. You're still coming back to the same idea that you have to keep going. You can't just stop because then you're guaranteed not to get right. Well it's much like I don't like to use football. Analogy is very often if you look at the Kansas City chiefs this season they. They're starting quarterback went out for a part of the season and so they had to put a new guy in. We can't keep running the same plays with the new quarterback that maybe doesn't have the same skills as the other quarterback you have to make an adjustment and so they they ran different plays while he was filling in for the injured quarterback happening that he. I think he won. Four out of five games or something. Because the coach had enough sense to counsel his people to let's run. These plays a different way..
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"That was hard feedback back to get but what that meant for me in my business is I wasn't going to invest time marketing selling interacting with them as a potential client in order to get business. They actually did me a favor because now you can spend the time and energy to make them into better friends or I can go spend my business time with clients. It'll actually do the business with right so I would have said and spend the time because the thing is that's a really important distinction to make my social time is going to be different from my professional time. If I'm investing my social time into building those friendships I never know what kind of professional leads may come from that later. But I'm going to put the effort in where it belongs if instead I keep keep pushing these potential friends to bring business. I'm actually not doing anybody any favors. They've already given me the feedback. I needed to address them in away. That's actually meaningful to them. Free me up to do the other efforts with people who are actually going to bring the business so when we think about the networking conversations. It's the same anwr. We're always adding people taking people away. You know maybe not taking away but involving them allowing them to go. That's fine. It's all about timing sometimes times. The timing isn't right or there's life change. There's a lot of variables when you're talking about human beings. Yes just normal just the other day I was talking about well. Actually I think it was this morning. I was talking to some people about the idea of seeing on social media comments by friends that I really spend a lot of time and energy trying to build. Those is relationships had never got anything. We're talking over a period of years because I tend to be persistent and I just never get the effort back and what what changed in the moment was moving from being disappointed to realizing that I am surrounded albeit by a small circle but surrounded by family and friends who actually really do care who do reciprocate who do make the effort why to your point. I continue to make efforts where they don't pay off. It's easier to let those go. Oh and to be in the place where they belong in terms of my relationships and instead as I think about my networking what am I doing. That actually brings me Good feelings what is it. What groups do I go to? What meetings do I attend? What conversations do I have that? Bring me more of those. That's where where I want to focus my time and energy so instead of worrying about the things that don't work to your point letting them subtract themselves. I'm going to build up those conversations that actually work and now I feel good about networking. My expectations have been reset. I've got a more realistic idea. Yeah of how I can move forward. I feel better about doing so. Suddenly I'm in that virtuous circle that helps me move forward many times. It's conversations nations leading to more conversations or conversations leading to application resume higher or assess or conversations lead nowhere. There's there's always an outcome to every conversation and it just may not be what you think it is. The key is keep having the conversations right keep interacting with people. It will happen now we get to an idea of well. I'm an introvert or I prefer to connect very slowly with people. That's just is my style totally appreciate that. You're going to be working at a different pace at no point. Am I going to suggest that you need to do this. At the pace that I do because I can act very quickly with people and I may not be totally extroverted but I am certainly more extroverted than a lot of people. I know in spite of the fact that I still need that downtime time. I'm more comfortable doing that. Don't judge your pace against mine. Take the pace that makes sense for you and create realistic expectations associated with head. That way. You're not disappointed either. And if you need to move or feel the need to move at a pace that is faster than you would prefer or to have these conversations conversations. When you're really not a conversationalist by nature? Maybe you employ the help of somebody else to help facilitate the conversation. You go as a pair to a networking group meeting. Hang or whatever this looks like so that you have support so you don't have to be the only one having the conversation find ways to make it work for you set. Those outcomes those expectations based on realistic efforts. Thank you for joining us for this episode of Job Seekers Radio Your investment of time and attention is greatly appreciated head on over did I tuned subscribed to get future episodes. 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Well I'm Andrew and I'm Scott and in the words of Michael Jordan if you accept the expectations of others especially Salihi negative ones then you will never change the outcome also. Thanks everybody bye bye..
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"Hey Hey I saw on your linked profile that these are the things that you're discussing or interested in or these are your skills and I'd like to have more conversation around that I think that's a great great way to meet people to expand your network and to be talking about things that you're actually passionate about. This allows you also to identify those jobs because now now I'm reaching out to a person who might be working at a company and I can see what title do they have scenario kind of put all these somewhat disparate. And maybe we sometimes esoteric words that describe me but lo and behold this person shows up and now I can look at their profile. Look at what they're doing and ask some questions about how. How did you get into that business? What skills are required to be good at what you do and it doesn't have to be someone local no? This isn't trying to get the job from that person. This is just about talking to people who have similar skills or interests. And what have they done with that. Because that's going to help you answer the question. What job you apply for? And then you've got all all the information you need to be successful. You know a person on the inside. You know the company you've had a good conversation. They recognized that you might be a fit for a role they might even ask view to apply. So here's the thing you go to the seven million on linked in close your eyes and You know pick one lor. You could do something a little more proactive. And in your self interest to a certain degree I wouldn't use the self interest to approach somebody else but I think it has to start inward I find the the most pushback from people that I talked to about especially those who were saying. I don't know what I WANNA do when I grow up. I don't know what job to apply for based on my background background. Whatever that is that they don't put the time into doing the research and I understand that point of view? Research is not something that I would say I enjoy he doing. It's certainly not fun to slow down the pace of getting out there and meeting people or putting out resumes or whatever that is because I it just I prefer keeping a fast pace research slows that down but I know that about myself and so if I can dedicate a certain amount of time to just doing the research I I benefit from that. If I'm not making time I never have time. I think that's a could be filled philosophically. Said you can't make time sure. I you have to invest the time. Yeah I have been is for those who are too busy. Nobody's too busy to do what they need to do. It's just that whatever is their priority. The in the moment is keeping them from doing something else. Fine that might be higher value right and recognizing them right okay so I would much rather send out ten resumes and then take take the rest of the day to sit at the beach. Great you know that about yourself own it. If you actually want that job or you want to figure out what job you WANNA do. You're GONNA and a half to make that the priority. You're going to spend your time doing that. It's not a matter that people don't have time it's that they don't make the time in the sense that they're not making it a priority to spend their time. Accordingly highest and best activity. I is a challenge that everybody has if you can see the end before. Were you seeing the beginning. That's where I think. A lot of people trip up is they're trying to go to the end without seeing the beginning. I and that's what the applications do right they. Oh there's the end and and that is the enticing part right because now it's easy right it's just a straight line we'll have you ever then set out the the application and three three or four weeks later they come back to you and say okay. We'd like to interview you and all of a sudden you're thinking I've just sent out three hundred applications over the last month. Which one is this and suddenly I have have to go back to it? Well if I'm applying things that have used my strengths that Have keywords about my skills I can start talking about this regardless because has I'm staying on message and your brand really doesn't change who you are who you are. The things you do might be different the places in which you do that might change range but who you are and how you do. Things doesn't change right. Like I know you will always be an expressive type. Yes right I will always be analytical. That's just my thing you know. And so that part doesn't change about me with that line of thought if you go into a highly expressive role. Are you going to be happy Hannah. Are you going to do as well as an analytical role. Now I'm not saying you shouldn't it may be that that's exactly the way your growth will benefit you in the long run and you probably you have skills. Doing the reverse is true of me. Do I really want an analytical job. Well that isn't the first thing. Choose because analysis is not my thing. Strategy is is my top strength. That analyst position could help me build the strategy so that the next position that I man would actually be the strategic position within the company their sway wait stay out of my analytical space. Yeah okay okay. I promise I won't compete with you for that role. I have space. Oh Yeah on the other side of this Scott and you kind of touched on it in what you said is there's things here that you're just not good at or don't appreciate her or do do well and maybe that's the research part of things and sometimes you can hire somebody to help walk you through that. And that's where the value of a coach is really important where you can get. Some value is hire somebody to help you with these things. If you don't know right I can't think of the name of the website but but I know there's one. There's probably several where you can actually find tutors. That can help you with these things if you're not going to connect with a professional coach because you're afraid they will charge too much or whatever I totally get that. There are other avenues to find people who can coach you through the things that you need to up your game on or whatever that is I would also your point on research. I have learned how to do good research. I've never learned to enjoy it. I love the outcome Of It so I'm willing to make the effort but there are going to be things that just aren't my strength so I have to remember that it's GonNa take me longer to build my skills in my the weaknesses that it would be to build my skills and my strengths which is part of the message from strengths quest and strength finders and Martin respective and yet that tired of going into grow more when dealing with your strengths. That doesn't mean that's the only thing you should be doing. We're suggesting use that to find the kinds of jobs that will resonate with you. That will align with your values that are going to keep you motivated. Don't pigeonhole yourself in. That either. Talked to coaches talk to people in your network work go to the networking events to have conversations about new ideas. Because if you say to someone I've had ten years of experience in this and I'm really looking for something something that's going to take me out of my coverage zone and okay that's great. What are your skills? Be ready for that part of the conversation. Then pay attention to what you hear. Yes and and take the advice and then ask another question when I find is people take the advice but they only hear what they want to hear and what they don't hear or or at least seek is that a person's perspective on why they see that and often. When I find even with people that I know really well is? They'll say something and I'll take it as their opinion when in reality I should take it as what they observed me doing and often their perception is their reality and it may not be mine. That's that's absolutely true your perceptions going to indicate a different reality from what they're doing so that that conversation here we go back to the the book that never been conversation has to be a series of questions so that you're digging a little deeper again to understand the other person's perspective not just asking the question to reply that does it for for this episode of Job Seekers Radio. There's all the show notes in resources available for you at job. Seekers radio DOT COM forward slash zero. Six four go to to our website. Download the Anatomy of networking conversation e book and then as you go into the depths of the content give feedback icon this. 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"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"It's free and it's an e book that we put together a little while ago that we've found to be very helpful to people who who really want to look at networking and expanding their network. The big question we're talking about today is how do I know what job to apply for when I look at the multitude of positions that are out there. It's really hard hard to figure to pick and choose which ones to apply for because there are so many in fact when at the time were recording. This they're seven million postings on just on linked it alone. I've loved this question and I get asked this from time to time simply because people don't know how to do the job search. It's not that they don't know what job they want they do. They just haven't figured out how to get there but I always come back with the question. What kind of job do you WANNA do? What Work Inspires you? What motivates you? What makes you feel like? Wow I get to go to do this job today. Certainly there is a finite number of jobs that does that that for you so start there and then you can start doing searches either on Lincoln or elsewhere to find out what jobs do that kind of work and start exploring. It's often that I hear this question. Scott when someone is focused just on title and the title doesn't always translate relate to the type of work they WANNA DO Company to company. It's called something different exactly so that may that does make it more difficult. However if you're looking at the skills kills you want to use in different jobs it opens up more doors that way within your search first step that we both recommend we talked about this? A lot is is identifying your strengths. Right so finding the strengths I will allow you to find titles. And that's how I look I. I would encourage everybody on the podcast broadcasting listening determine what is it that you love to do more than anything professionally speaking. Of course. I like to play golf right. Take a walk. There are ways to even make that. What professional work? How would you do for example? Okay so you WanNa play you love playing golf and you like being around golfers you like the environment on on the golf course. You're probably not going to get into the ranks of professional golfers that are making a living especially those making millions just playing playing golf right but there are so many jobs at the at the golf courses or if you like retail those who sell golf equipment and supplies apparel and all these things there are so many auxiliary jobs or ancillary jobs that actually ty to your passion and I'd say that's a really good place to start if it's not retail that you WanNa do you know that's not your realm okay. What's the manufacturing side looking like How can you get involved with people who are making the products tour or designing the services that go around there walking the dog? I actually you have a friend. He had corporate job. He wasn't happy in it and then he had some health issues that took him out of the workforce for awhile when it was time to get back on his feet. He had healed field from the physical issues. He didn't want to go back to the career he had had before. He's now a professional dog walker. Is that a high paying job. No as you work through that and you're working up your network you can actually start targeting the kinds of clients that will pay you more and he is making a decent living doing it. There are ways that you can take what you're passionate about and make it into a job really quite directly. I heard something there that is really helpful full to me in probably a lot of people on the podcast. And that is determining what you love to do is one part of it determining how you like to do it or how you love executing on. That is something I think. A lot of people miss and so yes. I like to walk my dog but I like to do that in solitude while all. I'm listening to an audio book. Right and so part of that is okay now. I know how I like to deliver the the dog walk. That's just an example. Now you just opened up another other ideas so I love listening to audio books. Assuming that every audio book is narrated by the author. Do you have A voice that lends itself to recording audiobooks. And how could you make that a job so that you're you're actually helping other other people enjoy the same thing you enjoy. Is that a direct correlation. Maybe not you're still involved so there are all sorts of things that you can start to explore. Is that going to. It'd be a fulltime job. Who knows and who are who are the companies that do that kind of work right? There's actually I think a company in Ashland Oregon where they have the Shakespearean Festival estival. And what they do is when it's the offseason all of these actors these Shakespearean actors which have these really interesting voices. They actually narrate the dramatic matic version of a lot of different audiobooks. And then they sell those online. That's fantastic and I think you know. So thinking creatively sometimes is hard for people when they see the the carrot right there on Lincoln when they want to apply and they feel like they have to apply or they get into. I don't know what it is about social media I am. I'm sure they have people working. There used to work at casinos. I've seen this before. So the casinos actually have people that Do Psychological analysis on. How do you get people to spend more money in the consume and so then they create video poker in these different things to increase increase? Somebody's attention span for a long time on that thing and we know that social media does that those who provide it whether it's facebook or any of the others they're all trying to keep your attention longer and longer longer so he spent more time there presumably so that you buy more things through their advertising which sure okay yeah. We'll we'll set that part of the conversation aside. I think part of it has to be that instant gratification idea of. It's much more complicated rated than that sounds the idea is we need to get that job now. I need to be applying for those jobs. I need to be looking for the things that are actually going to get me somewhere and I don't have time time to think about the things that I love doing and why I love doing them and how I would do it. Well the way I look at that is this is your personal investment in your own career. If you're not taking the time to figure out why you love doing what you do why you would want to continue doing that as a career or a part of that within the job. If you're you're not figuring that out you're actually not setting yourself up to have a good interview when I can tell someone. This is why I want to work for you. Because you're going to be able to trigger all these things that I love doing. I as an employer will think I'd like to hire that person because they are already going to be satisfied just by taking this job. I don't have to convince them them of any of that. When we're talking about finding out your strengths? We're looking at those things that you do. Well that you enjoy doing one of the points I wanNa make on finding ending your strengths. There are actually books out there that will help you do that. One that I can't come up first with is strengths finder which some of our listeners know about about. Maybe there are others. Who Don't but every book that you buy in? It's not an expensive book. But everyone gives you a unique link to taking an assessment. I'm a big believer lever in personal assessments. That are validated and reliable valid in the sense that they are going to accomplish what they say they're going going to. They're going to measure whatever it. Is there a lot of them out there. Anything that is free. You have to remember you get which pay for but if you're paying for this book the chances are pretty good. That you're you're GONNA get a reliable assessment and I happen to feel very strongly positively towards the strengths finder. So you take the assessment. It tells you what your strengths are. Based on the way you took the assessment and then it actually talks about how you can utilize these strengths in your life. Presumably in your work if I I go into an interview and I've chosen something that I think is going to hang my triggers right based on my strength. I can talk to that hiring manager of the recruiter about the reasons why I want to work for that company in particular. Because as we've said in other podcasts you wanted to research you gotta figure out why this would would be a good fit. Because if you don't do do your homework then they're not going to take seriously if you know what your strengths are and you can speak intelligently about them. You're actually giving yourself a leg up as you're researching your strengths. Then you're also going to be able to correlate that with the jobs that you're looking for based on the the skills that those jobs say they're going to be using the you're looking at things from different perspectives. The Nice thing about strengths finder and the other one I recommended ended is a standout both have been influenced by Marcus Buckingham. And we'll put those in the show notes links to those. The thing I like about both of those does is it gives you a set of language you can use when you're talking to co workers or you're going to an interview or you're crafting your linked in profile or your put together a resume resume. Guess what you have a list of key words that describe who you are and I know that tailoring that language to a certain degree to the audience audience is a good idea. It gives you a starting point and the Nice thing about that is we often talk on this podcast about brand and the Nice thing about these different assessments commits. Is You get to overlay your skill with a little bit of this branding language like for me. My top strength is learner and analytical right right no figure learner analytical now can take the language that you you know you open the book and it has a whole bunch of things there. Does this describe you. And there's a whole page or more of things that describe you and it's like that's me that's me and there's a whole list of words you can grab and say. Yep that's the one that describes me. I now put that on my folder. My my certainly onto your catalog it somewhat sure and when you start putting these things in the resume that you have a Lincoln Lincoln and can actually do some of the research for are you because it's going to try to as long as you set up a job search function within the the site it now will match your resume based on those keywords to the jobs that come up. That's another way to bring into your news feed so to speak the different positions. That may be a good match for you. Then once we have the language these words so to speak we can make some choices sir. We can start prioritizing that list we can do keyword searches on that list. We can identify companies companies titles. We can identify people that are using the same language that describe me and we can reach out to them and have a good conversation. Why because it's likely we feel the same way or see the same perspective and add the same values so that would be a good conversation and if you're going to link with someone on unlinked that you don't know it's always a good way to start out by telling them why his if you use your desktop to to get into Lincoln you will be able to to find a way to send them a message you don't have to pay for it is just you can send a message that personalizes your connection request and you tell them?.
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"We want to talk about advocating for satisfaction because so often we send out lots of applications. We we have some interviews and we're always trying to fit into what the company wants or what. The interviewer wants its natural right or want to to put our best foot forward. We WanNA make sure we're we're demonstrating to them or being considerate. There is a difference between changing how I appear and using their language. And so that's what we want to talk about today is how does how do we avoid changing who we are appearing to change who we are just to to succeed in an interview requires a lot of preparation. Sure does okay but if we look at how you're preparing now that requires a lot of preparation preparation of course because as they say it always takes a lot more energy to remember a lie because you have to wait the lie. It's much easier to remember truth because truth is the truth. Well it's on its own and you think about it if you're sending out a lot of applications in your tailoring every single bit of the language language to that are you going to remember when they actually get back to you two weeks later which set up oh my goodness which which version of this language am. I supposed to us now. We want to help you avoid that problem and instead to really advocate for your own satisfaction on the job satisfaction within the interview. You know what you want you know what you like. Hopefully and if not that's where your preparation is going to start. You know the kind of environment you want to be working in what your values are and again if not not find that out you should be looking for someone who meets your needs not just the other way around and you should know what feels like you and what doesn't so if you're using the right keywords to get through an automated system by all means go for it. Don't change who you are. Don't change your language to the extent that you're changing changing everything about your presentation just to meet somebody else's expectations authentic. Who Do you become when each time? You change that message to align with the job It's almost like you're a chameleon I've seen this have very negative repercussions sure. Psychologically we have identity confusion will not not only that but then you start to question when you see someone who is we say. They interviewed well. They were able to adapt to the interview. But then once they're on the job for a while their true colors show and that's true for all of us and so when they see that the person who shows up for work six months later isn't the person who had interviewed. But now we're wondering what's going on and that sets you up for failure on some level instead. What we're talking about here is when when you try to be all things to all people? You probably won't be very good for any of them and instead what we're looking for when when we are interviewing candidates ended its we're looking for the person who is the right fit but for whom we will also be a good fit and if you're really changing what you look like the way a chameleon would to meet all the criteria of your environment. You're not actually helping me as a recruiter to determine whether or not your the right candidate ended and whether or not we're the right company for you and that should come out in a dialogue even worse if you're applying over and over again to the same company each time time you're changing who you are and each time it's going to the same. Recruiter is not doing you any justice you feel worse. Why well because because they're now rejecting the crappy you right? You didn't even put the good you out there. And now they're rejecting the crappy you and how does that make you feel instead. What helps issue is for them to know how interested you are in working for them? That's something else you need to prepare for and to communicate at some point I I know when I have seen means someone apply to my company repeatedly and I get the message okay. This person wants to work here now. I'm going to read the cover letter if I hadn't before I will. Now why do you want to work here. That becomes a critical piece of information for that. Cover letter if there's a way to say it in the application so much the better. Here's an opportunity for me to actually see the same person showing up every time maybe tweaking a word here there to understand showing their understanding of the the needs for this role that actually would intrigue me now again. This is assuming it gets passed the automated system but even so I wanNA know why and so if I see that this person shows up completely differently in the three or four submissions. They've made I don't know which one is real. Well it's like somebody saying okay. I'm going to apply for this accounting counting job in this sales job and this completely different of assistant young like Oh my gosh. Are you qualify for any of them. I don't know I'm now confused and and frustrated with you as a candidate because I don't know where you fit as we go through this if I know what I want from my job I know what my skill set is and how how my skills can transfer to this company how I would make them available to them and use them on the job and I stick to that and I defend myself so to speak not meaning. Yeah I get defensive. But then I'm advocating Danda my value. Now they're getting here consistent message regardless of the positions I'm applying for and they can can have an idea of what to expect when they call in and then when you interview. Guess what it's coming from your heart right right because that's who you are it matters to you. Stick to your guns right B.. Who you are not what others want you to be brings up the question? How do I know if I'm doing it? Well well you feel it feels different and you you. Andrew have made the comment several times over the course of of these podcasts. About your personal brand when you are promoting your personal personal brand the value you bring to your work into your employer has a different feel you feel it. They feel it. And that's when things you start to click and don't think you're wrong if you don't have that yet it just means you haven't got it down yet and that makes perfect you some discovery. Ask yourself some questions. When do I feel most fulfilled the idea? We have a bunch of episodes on this. I'm sure you could go find them on. Branding yes we've done and how to identify gentrify those things the most important part of this concept though is when you feel your brand and you're talking about it with enthusiasm and passion and confidence that shines through now that doesn't guarantee you'll get the job but it does mean that you're having debt sincere moment. You're advocating for what you're looking for for and you are far more likely to land the job that will bring you satisfaction. I being that good at communicating when you get to the interview step into the shoes of the hiring team. Let's say they're going to interview six candidates. How many of those candidates do you think are trying to fit? Every single box walks on that requisition they're an auditor that's a strategy insurance. Of course what happens when you do exactly the same thing. Well I'm GonNa do it better. Okay let's hope but to me I'm thinking you're probably going to sound like all the others we're gonNA sound like parrots. I'm pleased to know that you have read. The job. Description internalized analyzed at. But what do you bring to the table. You're leaving that question. Let me go through my laundry. List of every fifteen minutes. I'm going to tell you how I fit every single piece so this job. Yeah of all of those fifteen things. What really motivates you? What gets you fired? All of it really right. See see how. That's a challenge orange. Yeah that you're you're now vulnerable because now each of those six candidates is selling the same story and you won't stand out you'll look exactly like a fool. Well well maybe not a fool you may be really still. It's the idea of know your brand be able to promote your brand to stick to that and to be enthusiastic about got it because that enthusiasm is contagious. And that can work for you on the job too. So this isn't just a conversation for the job seeker. Line okay. Even though there's this job seekers radio radio once you're on the job and you might be listening this because you're dissatisfied with the job you have sure and this is a way for you to say well wait a minute I do have have value. I do have strengths. I do have these things and you know what I need to have a conversation with my leadership. Whatever that looks like even if they're impotent that this is the stuff i WanNa do you sure and what's really interesting to watch that leader how they respond because if they're truly interested and and do everything they can to help you you? That's where the loyalty really starts right. But if they keep telling you know that's not going to work because and you can't get past that it may be that there's somebody else in your organization or somewhere else that you need to be talking to because it's possible that your leader is not going to be able to help you. That doesn't mean that your leader doesn't like you or doesn't care or doesn't see your value value. It simply means that that is not the person that's going to help you move forward. Don't waste your time with that person start networking within your organization to see where else you might be able to have that satisfaction and talked to those leaders who could bring you into it or look outside your organization to find the company that is going to value you when when we think about advocating for our own satisfaction too often. We are afraid to do that because of what we think. We're going to lose. When in fact by getting something we don't like like we lose a lot more? This is the litmus test actually for good leadership and what that means is if you share something like that with a good leader. They're going to be so happy that that you shared that with them because they can't read your mind they think you're completely satisfied unless they hear otherwise or worse they see your productivity or or quality. Ready go down because now you're entering more dangerous territory by giving them this information about what you're passionate about what you really want to be doing. They can help you figure throughout your roadmap to your satisfaction to your success without that. They can't help you if they refused to help you. For whatever reason. And we're not making a judgment Richmond if they refused to help you then. That's your cue that you need to take that conversation elsewhere. Be Confident in doing that. Let's do a little. What if what if if you advocated for this thing that you love doing and they say wow this is great? We need more of that. Well you might get that job okay. Okay and if you're working there you might get more that work. What if you stick to your guns in the interview? And that's exactly what they need. Don't be afraid to succeed succeed. Because that's what's going to happen is that you're going to demonstrate number one. You have energy you have a you're standing up for something that matters to you and it matters matters to them. Wow Wow that's interesting. It's an overlap. This is why networking is so valuable to by the way as you get to identify those things in advance. Maybe even create a position for yourself. Alf Love that highly valuable. So the secret for advocating for your own satisfaction starts with knowing what satisfies you too often..
"job" Discussed on Job Seekers Radio
"Hey world. It's Andrew in this episode of job seekers radio. We give you some pointers. Some tips on how to start manage and promote your own job seekers support group. Welcome to job seekers radio. I'm Andrew, and I'm Scott, this is a podcast dedicated to providing you meaningful support to find great careers faster. Whether you're working or not we are coming to you from the city of Portland that is a city of roses today on job seekers radio were talking about how to create your own job seekers group. Right. We know that there are going to be some of our audience members who don't have access to a job group or they don't have. They don't know of one they've done their search. They've talked to different people. And there just isn't one in your area. We want to encourage people to start their own. They shouldn't feel as if there is no one out there that can help them there is because there's always going to be others who are also looking for work. It's simply getting in touch with them, creating your own actually gives you a sense of purpose and. A bit of control when you have choices and how to set it up. How often to have it where we're gonna talk about an a minute. This gives you that sense of freedom. Freedom choice implies freedom. John Whitmore who wrote coaching for performance talks about this. As you provide yourself or others choices in what they can do. It gives them a sense of empowerment, and that means they are free to make the choice or not. So in doing this. You're actually creating your own access to the help you need by reaching out to people who are in a similar situation. I think of a lot of the groups that we've participated in over the years and a lot of those really they were organic in their creation and somebody was out of work or looking for work, and they met somebody else who was out of work and looking for work and said, hey, let's get together and make it might have been something very simple as just two people. Meeting for coffee once a week, right? We've talked in the past about the beer's network here in Portland. It was a small group of executives who were all found themselves on employed at the same time who were getting together for a beer once a week or once every other week, just to socialize. And they thought why not make this into a group for those like us? So that's how that group started. It really is that easy. Don't over think. It don't think it's gotta be the some perfect group where everything's gotta be an order. We are going to give you some guidelines some things here from our experience that it actually helped us build a group that is successful. We wanted to start with logistics. You know, how do you set it up? And where do you have it in all rat? What are your thoughts on that? Well, I think it's really important to do a works for you. If there isn't a group out there that that is available or accessible, then as you create one do what works for you select the days times locations that worked for your schedule. If you have a young family, for example, and you can't be too far from home. They're usually places where you can meet coffee shops are all often a great way to start that some of them even have small meeting rooms or you know, side corners, where if you talk to the manager they're often willing to let you set up a little bit of space to to have these regular meetings as long as it's not ten people. But then you can get started. There we have landed in the the local shopping mall. It's indoors they have cafe tables. It's open to the public from early in the morning for mall walkers. This is another thing that you can do as long as you're not breaking any rules. And the the space is public and available find it be creative. But do what works for you? We'll just draw a circle around your house. Maybe you know, one or two miles from your home and say, okay, there's probably a library there. I've. Seen these groups at a library. I've seen them. I we held it at my real estate office when I've selling real estate it could have been at a title company or a mortgage, right knee, or a what's another place that no it could be one of a number of places when they have a meeting room if it's going to be at a time, for example, when it was in your offices. We met before the office actually opened you would be there to open up the door. So we could get in, but they weren't going to be using that conference room. So reach out to your friends or or acquaintances who have access to these kinds of meeting rooms, see if you can work something out one of the things once you've chosen a place that you wanna make sure you do is that you have a regular rhythm that you have the meeting every so often. So if it's like ours, you want we put it together every other week, and we make sure it's every other week. So that people can start to count on that if they haven't been there too. Experience our networking group. They want to know where it is. So that they can come by check it out. See if it works. And if they don't know anybody making it hard to find is going to keep the numbers down. We want to consider how accessible that is to everyone. And if they know wind defined you as well as where it's going to make it easier to grow that group that brings up time, and I know one of the things when I was moderating breakfast club for the at the first it started at eight o'clock, and it went for two hours and didn't get over till ten and it made me a little jittery because I was building a real estate business and that was productive hours. Right. I ended up moving it to seven thirty and saying this is over in an hour and a half. Right. And the reason I did that is it was personal right? I was being selfish. If you wanna call it that. But I was what ended up happening in one of the side effects of that was it actually. Eliminated a bunch of people that were just using it as a diversion or a time-waster. Okay. Sure. Whatever and it helped give them back the day. So that they could go network or. Exactly. And and still they felt like there half their day was not wasted to exactly some of the groups that I've been in the past when they hold them in like mid afternoon. We would have people not show up to those because they had interviews. Well, by all means go to the interview, if if you have to make a choice between the job club and an interview I would air towards the interview one hundred percent because if that's going to lead you to your next dream job. It would be a crime to prioritize a networking group over that. But with that said when you create your own make it at a time when it's less likely to dig into people's schedules when their interviews or going to happen, and that's going to differ on where you are the job. You're looking for in what industry all of those variables play part? But you want to make sure that you're making this amenable to as many people as possible. In both directions. The can also as we do invite people who may be hiring managers. We have a couple of friends one is he he has a real estate business and other one has a financial planning business and other one is an HR manager, and they come periodically to give advice to give the lay of the land from their perspective. And it's always interesting to the job seekers that are attending. Sometimes these things don't really have to be in person. Although there is benefit to that. So some of our listeners may be or in a remote space or they don't have access to other people locally. It's not out of bounds to think. Hey, why don't we just meet on Google hangout or shore, a zoom or whatever they call it nowadays. And for those who don't like to leave home. This is perfect. Actually, if you're the introvert, and you just you want a home base job in you. You just don't want to leave the house, that's understandable. While we are going to incur. Urge you to get out there and meet people in person by creating a job group that is web based that can reach all those other people who prefer that web based environment as well. So you're not necessarily wasting your time. Exactly. So that brings us to in agenda, and this is something that I've seen used differently in different groups. And so this might be a determining factor for how you put together yours is if you're starting a group go visit a bunch of different groups and see what you like about each one. And maybe if there isn't any I guess you'd be creating one, but that's a good way to go and find what works, and what doesn't for you is by visiting these other groups, right? And if you need advice on on putting this together, I would recommend looking for job seekers groups in other communities say for instance, if you're in a rural area outside of of metropolitan area will just say Seattle, you can actually find job seekers groups in Seattle and. To see if you can contact them to get advice on how to set one up in your area again, whether or not there's a an agenda every group does a little bit differently. I will say for an effective meeting in the job, a written agenda is generally preferred it gives you an idea of what you're going to be talking about and how to stay on task. That's not going to be true in a group like this necessarily. However, if the kind of work, you're looking for is one is the type that uses agendas by all means replicate your business environment in this to a certain degree while being open to others to join. It gives them the sense that this is business oriented job group. And that really helps everybody involved it gives each participant. Maybe a job to do. And so by having an agenda, you might have a certain amount of time allotted for each person while you could have timekeeper that gives somebody value who likes to keep time. Great play. You can have somebody taking notes or scribe. And so you give that person something to do and the more refined. You have I think this process. The better results you're going to have for everybody. Sure. And it doesn't all rely on you, you can get other people helping as they start to attend. You have a system put together it can run on its own. And so that's the whole point of maybe standing up one of these groups is get it to a point where it can run it self right without your inter- intervention. Always come back to what works for you. Because the chances are good that that is going to work for other people as well. And every group is different. It's going to have its own brand. It's going to have its own look and feel if you will. So again, if you're starting out with what works for you with the idea that you're not the only one who's going to appreciate that it's going to be able to build organically. But you're also going to need to have some kind of focus so for example with ours. The breakfast club we had into. Mix and accountability piece. And it's not that we are going to hold. Our our attendees accountable. They're holding themselves accountable, and we simply facilitate that that's one of the differentiator for hours find the differentiator for you and focus on that. Whether it's industry related, whether it's community related, whatever that looks like some of these groups actually have an educational component. So they may bring in a guest speaker, or if it's done by career coach, they might have a career coach give a session on interviewing or or networking or doing a resume or any or any of those things look at the agenda and make it easy on yourself. Really? Right. Trying to fill in agenda with the guest speaker every week or every other week is going to be a challenge that that may not work every time. But if you can get it to work once a month once every other month, whatever that might be it makes things interesting and people will want to keep coming. Yeah. So I was mentioning before breakfast club. And how it had? I've kinda gotten off the rails that the meetings were taking two hours. Plus, we were having thirty forty people in the room, and it was just getting unmanageable. And that's when I actually in introduced the idea of accountability the same people keep showing up to the meeting. They're not progressing. They're not changing their right? They're not really doing anything except show up to the meeting which is good, which is good. It's good to a point. It's something. Yeah. It's something. I get. It was frustrating for me, though, is a moderator to see people coming back. And so I I made a New Year's resolution then say I was going to be the last guy sitting at the table, and it backfired on me because as soon
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