Entry Level Podcast
INTERVIEWING 101 for that first (or 5th) job

INTERVIEWING 101 for that first (or 5th) job

October 6, 2019

Prepping for a job interview can be daunting and there are so many variations. Is it an internal interview or a new company? Is it an entry level position or more advanced? Is it early in the process or in the final stages? Is it 1x1 or a panel? In this episode, we talk about how to prepare for these different types of interviews and our experiences (both good and bad!) in the last 10 years of our careers.

We wrap up with our LEASET favorite interview questions of all time. 

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How Passive Income Allowed Rachel Richards to Retire before 30

How Passive Income Allowed Rachel Richards to Retire before 30

August 20, 2019

Rachel is in her late 20's and just put her 2-week notice in at work to officially RETIRE. Crazy, right??We're very excited to have Rachel back for another episode! You may remember her from earlier this year when she came on to talk about budgeting, debt reduction, and investing 101. These are all key topics for anyone in the first 10 years of their career as you learn how to manage your money.

Once you get the basics down, the next step is to think about how you can start generating passive income. The money you make in your 9-5 is your "active" income because it requires you to physically be there to make money, but there is a significant opportunity for you to start generating passive income as well. Think making money from a blog, course, book, rental properties or investments.

Rachel dives into what passive income is, how to start generating it, and how it allowed her to retire before 30. Check it out!

Also check out Rachel's previous episodes: 

Getting your Financial Sh$t Together (Part 1)

Getting your Financial Sh$t Together (Part 2)

 

HANDLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

HANDLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

July 8, 2019

Sexual harassment in the workplace - and beyond - is widespread, with studies estimating that anywhere from almost a quarter to more than eight in ten women experience it in their lifetimes.

In this episode, we tackle:

-What sexual harassment looks (and feels) like 

-Why it's important to go with your gut in most situations

-What forms of sexual harassment we've experienced in our early careers

-How we've dealt with these experiences 

-How we put boundaries in place to limit exposure

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LADY BACKPACKS: Yay or Nay? (Fast Five)

LADY BACKPACKS: Yay or Nay? (Fast Five)

June 26, 2019

The latest trend for professional women has been around the lady backpack. In this Fast Five, we discuss pros/cons to using backpacks for work and whether we've adopted the trend ourselves (or plan to). What are your thoughts on the lady backpack? Or, if you're a guy, do you use a backpack, bag or briefcase for work??

 

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WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS AN INDICATOR OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS AN INDICATOR OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

June 16, 2019

Do you know what energizes you? Frustrates you? Calms you? Do you think about how your actions impact those around you? Are you someone who instantly reacts to a situation? Or do you take the time to process before responding? The answer to all of these questions helps determine the level of self-awareness that you have. Understanding your emotions, drivers, needs, and triggers enables you to put your best foot forward as a leader. It also helps you become more empathetic in your relationships as you learn to think outside your own personal situation.  In this episode, we dive into exactly what self-awareness is, how to cultivate it, why it matters, and the signs that someone is not self-aware.

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FAST 5: JEOPARDY, love it or leave it?

FAST 5: JEOPARDY, love it or leave it?

May 23, 2019

In this week's Fast 5 episode, we do a quick debrief on Jeopardy. As a millennial, do you love it or leave it? And if you do love it, how did your interest in it come about?

We spend 5 minutes discussing:

  • How James Holzhauer is crushing it
  • Why Sarah has a soft spot for Jeopardy & her favorite final Jeopardy question
  • Why Lindsay thinks there is a time and place for Jeopardy viewing

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MISERABLE AT YOUR JOB? How to make that next big move

MISERABLE AT YOUR JOB? How to make that next big move

May 19, 2019

On this week's episode we talk about making a job change. As you progress in your career, it is very common to make a job shift every few years. Whether this is an internal move or you take a role at another company, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Both of us recently made a job move (one internally and one externally) so we talk in detail about what prompted the decision and why we made the moves we did. 

We dig into:

  • Why the "new every 2" rule has worked for us in our early careers
  • The #1 reason employees choose to leave their companies - and our experience with it
  • The difference between making a move internally vs. externally
  • How to know when you're ready for the next step
  • Our biggest work-related pet peeves

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HOW TO STAY FIT, SANE AND PRESERVE YOUR DIGNITY IF YOU TRAVEL FREQUENTLY

HOW TO STAY FIT, SANE AND PRESERVE YOUR DIGNITY IF YOU TRAVEL FREQUENTLY

May 7, 2019

Whether you're a road warrior or just travel a handful of times per year, you've probably been faced with the feeling of coming home feeling lethargic, hungover, and in rough shape after a week away. Whether it's for work or play, we've been there but have devised some tricks over the years to bring more balance to travel life. If you're trying to stay on top of your fitness goals or just maintain your sanity (and dignity) while traveling, this episode is for you.

We cover: 

- What to pack to stay on track - from snacks to entertainment

- What to request in your hotel room

- How to keep drinking at work events under control - because ya know, you should 

- Fitting in activity each day

- How to manage the long-haul trips (10+ days) without getting burnt out

We also have a VERY special guest who briefly joins us for an impromptu hello!

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NAVIGATING SALARY NEGOTIATION so you can stop leaving thousands on the table

NAVIGATING SALARY NEGOTIATION so you can stop leaving thousands on the table

April 8, 2019

Did you know that only 39% of people negotiated their salary in their last job offer? And unfortunately us ladies are dragging down the average as 46% of men asked, but only 34% of women did.  This varies a bit by city but the takeaway is that we are all leaving A LOT of money on the table. In fact, failing to negotiate your salary early in your career can result in losing tens or hundreds of thousands over the course of your career.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What you need to look at besides just the salary number
  • How to do research to understand what you're worth
  • Why companies expect you to negotiate
  • How to handle the question: "What salary are you looking for?"
  • Why you should be persistent even if you hear no the first time

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BUILDING A CREATIVE THINK TANK with Lindsey Tague & Justin Bordeaux of The 904 Collaborative

BUILDING A CREATIVE THINK TANK with Lindsey Tague & Justin Bordeaux of The 904 Collaborative

March 21, 2019

Collaboration is critical to the success of any entrepreneur. Ideas can flourish and be driven by action. Networking opportunities can build new business and opportunities. Skills can be developed and shared amongst participants. This collaborative spirit is what Lindsey Tague and Justin Bordeaux, co-founders of The 904 Collaborative, aim to achieve.

In this episode, we discuss where Lindsey and Justin met (mostly because it's a fun story), what made them decide to work together, why it's so important for creatives to have a place to brainstorm and share ideas, how they are building this collaborative space, and what keeps them inspired to follow this passion. 

This episode is for anyone who needs a boost of entrepreneurial spirit and wants to understand what goes on behind the scenes of mastermind groups.

You can learn more about The 904 Collaborative at:

New website (coming soon!): http://the904collaborative.com/

Instagram: @the904collaborative