• Summary

  • In this bi-monthly episodic series, Career Coaches Brad W. Minton and Cassie Spencer serve as the GPS to teens, high school and college students, and young adults ready to find their fit and make their mark on the world through their careers. They help aspiring professionals develop a stronger career identity and navigate the sometimes complicated journey of career development. Throughout this series, the hosts bring together experts in the field of career exploration, growth and development, personal branding, networking, job searching, resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourcareergps/support
    Brad W. Minton & Cassie Spencer
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  • May 18 2022

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie sit down with former HR executive turned leadership coach Melissa Carson to talk about the myths of a perfect job and how young people can still find fulfillment without chasing unicorns. Key highlights from this episode include: 

    • Melissa talks about her career journey through HR and how it led to her launching her own business
    • She talks about her book and about this idea of a “perfect job” and why there really is no perfect job
    • There may be no perfect job but there are things that make a job more perfect than others. She highlights a few things job seekers should focus on when looking for the most perfect job for them
    • A section of her book tackles this idea of the "traditional" career path and encourages readers to focus on what’s possible and not the potential limitations. Melissa talks about this with examples. 
    • Melissa talks about what success and leadership mean to everyone is unique and not everyone aspires for leadership roles. She discusses what young people can do to still maximize their growth. 
    • For many job seekers, there’s fear around leaving a job that is “good enough” for fear of a new position being worse. She breaks down the practical things listeners can do when it comes to making decisions about applying to other roles and making decisions about new opportunities
    • She talks about “Future proofing” a career and what this means for young people 
    • Melissa talks about the best piece of career advice that she could pass along to this next generation

    Guest Info: 

    Melissa Carson 

    Website: https://crimdellconsulting.com/ 

    Book: There's No Such Thing As A Perfect Job: https://www.amazon.com/-/he/Melissa-Carson-ebook/dp/B09RTPFDBT 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaridercarson/ 

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    34 mins
  • May 4 2022

    In this fantastic episode Brad and Cassie are back and talking about skills! More importantly the skills that too often colleges, and universities aren't putting enough focus and attention on that employers want and need. To discuss this important issue, they bring in Mark Herschberg, an experienced Chief Technical Officer, an Instructor, Speaker and the Author of the book, The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills For Success No One Taught You. Some highlights in this episode: 

    • Mark discusses his career journey and what led to him writing his book. 
    • Mark talks about why he saw the need to teach essential skills at MIT. 
    • Why he thinks that this information isn’t taught to young people considering its relevance in today’s job market
    • What are the essential skills and the biggest areas of disconnect between university and industry, and more importantly what can students today do to prepare themselves
    • What employers and leaders across the country are saying are needed to be successful in todays workplace. 
    • Networking and building professional relationships is one of the most important skills young people can develop so why is it being taught wrong and what can people do about it 
    • Mark talks about his quote that “leadership is not positional” and what that means. 
    • What are some steps that young people can take to close the gap in skill development from orientation to graduation
    • What is the best piece of career advice that he could pass along to this next generation

    Guest Info: 

    Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. Educated at MIT, Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s, and academia. He’s developed new software languages, online marketplaces, new authentication systems, and tracked criminals and terrorists on the dark web. Mark helped create the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, MIT’s “Career Success Accelerator”, where he’s taught for twenty years. Mark also serves on the boards of non-profits Techie Youth and Plant a Million Corals.

    Website: https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hershey/

    Instagram: @thecareertoolkit  

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    36 mins
  • Apr 20 2022

    This amazing compilation episode highlights guests from the past 30 episodes and covers their answers to our signature question: "What is the best career advice you can pass along to the next generation?" Here is a full listing of the 25 guests included in this episode in order: 

    • Charlene Walters (Ep.36) 0:57
    • Liz Guerrera (Ep.37) 2:05
    • Rosie McCarthy (Ep.38) 3:25
    • James Whittaker (Ep.39) 4:13
    • Tamara Raymond (Ep.40) 4:59
    • Lindsey Pollak (Ep.41) 5:46
    • Dominic Imwalle (Ep.42) 7:13
    • Linda Gardner (Ep.43) 7:51
    • Emily Steliotes (Ep.44) 9:13
    • Traci Bakenhaster(Ep.47) 10:25
    • Brittany Ramsey (Ep.48) 10:58
    • Sarah Johnston (Ep.49) 12:27
    • Carson Tate (Ep.50) 13:06
    • Claudia Miller (Ep.51) 13:25
    • Anil Ram (Ep.52) 14:35
    • Lisa Plain (Ep.54) 15:51
    • Teegan Bartos (Ep.55) 16:18
    • Harleny Vasquez (Ep.56) 17:49
    • Virginia Franco (Ep.57) 18:29
    • Madeline Mann (Ep.58) 19:16
    • Molly Cate (Ep.59) 20:28
    • David Mendoza (Ep.60) 21:03
    • Nadia Ibrahim-Taney (Ep.61) 21:54
    • Loren Greiff (Ep.62) 23:23
    • Jasmine Escalera (Ep.63) 25:13 

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    27 mins

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