Episode 17: “The Fast 5 Series”: Surviving the Holidays

November 27, 2018

Do you just survive or do you thrive through the holidays? In this Fast 5 episode, we cover our top tips for managing holiday stress - everything from how to manage "broken home holidays" to dealing with "grandma guilt". Spend 5 minutes with us! 

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Episode 16: Dealing with difficult people at work

November 19, 2018

If you've been in the workforce for any significant amount of time - you've likely come across people that are difficult for you to work with. This may be a manager, peer, or someone you manage. Issues can arise based on communication, workload, attitude, personal issues, etc. 

On this week's episode, we explore:

- Why conflict tends to arise

- How to manage different types of conflict

- Which type of conflict is the most dangerous to your career

- Why self-awareness is such a vital skill to learn

- The most common ways to cope with a difficult coworker

- Our experiences with difficult situations and how we've handled them

- Why conflict can be a GOOD thing

Check it out, follow us on instagram and give us a rating on itunes!

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Episode 15: Why bashing millennials won’t stop them from changing how we work

November 8, 2018

It's a tale as old as time. Or at least as long as Millennials have been in the workforce. We're entitled, lazy, and have zero, zilp, zilch loyalty. This week we explore why Millennials get so much haterade and dispel some of the myths.

The crazy truth is that all Millennials are now in the workforce! So listen to this episode to hear our thoughts on:

- What we learned from our parents on what work/life balance looks like

- Why questioning the status quo is a strength - not a weakness

- Why the generations can only work together if we all decide to accept and embrace new ways of thinking

- How technology has enabled flexibility and remote working - and why this is difficult for some to understand

- Other things Millennials have killed - including Kraft cheese slices and top sheets

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram at @entrylevelpodcast and give us a rating on Itunes!

 

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Episode 14: “The Fast 5″: Why your vote matters

November 5, 2018

In addition to our weekly episodes, we're kicking off a new series called "The Fast 5". These will be 5-minute episodes where we touch on a hot topic of the week - whether it's a relevant article, important event, or a controversial topic. 

On the inaugural "Fast 5" episode, we talk VOTING. Have you voted already? We quickly cover why this election matters, why the turnout is already breaking records, and why your vote matters. Spend a Fast 5 with us!

Follow us on instagram at @entrylevelpodcast

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Episode 13: Empowering women to unleash their inner entrepreneur

October 31, 2018

This week's episode is one that resonated strongly - as we discussed the journey to becoming a female entrepreneur with The She Shift founder, Melissa Clark.

Melissa founded The She Shift to promote and empower women and businesswomen. She is an author, podcast host, consultant, owns an apparel line, and is also a certified Reiki level one and two practitioner. 

We talk to Melissa about:

- What made her take the leap into this business

- What her journey as an entrepreneur has been like over the last four years

- How she balances all of her pursuits

- Her experience with writing The She Shift and what inspired her to do so

- Top tips for anyone looking to start their own business

- Melissa's biggest inspirations!

You can learn more about Melissa and The She Shift at:

http://thesheshift.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thesheshift/

https://twitter.com/thesheshift

https://www.instagram.com/thesheshift/?hl=en

Order her book at: https://www.amazon.com/She-Shift-HiStory-HerStory/dp/0996558721

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Episode 12: Understanding how to use persuasive communication

October 9, 2018

Communication is the cornerstone of all of our relationships - whether professional or personal. It is one of the most important life skills. So why is it that so many of us struggle to do it effectively? 

On this week's episode, we talk to Jeff Tippett - author, speaker, and entrepreneur - about the value of persuasive communication.

We cover:

*The difference between persuasion and manipulation

*How to utilize persuasive communication to create a personal brand

*How Jeff used persuasion during the adoption process

*Why vulnerability is important in persuasion

*The two words Jeff looks for to know if has effectivaly persuaded his audience

*What you can do to be a better communicator

 

You can connect with Jeff on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefftippett/

Check out his book "Pixels is the New Ink": https://amzn.to/2Ohb9i0 

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Episode 11: Entry Level - Getting outside of your comfort zone by traveling abroad

September 28, 2018

Have you ever thrown caution to the wind and picked up and moved across the world for 5 months? With no prior international travel? If you've ever wanted to push yourself completely out of your comfort zone, or if you have done so, you'll relate to this episode. 

This week we talk specifically about the pros and cons of choosing to study abroad in college. Not only do we talk through the process of deciding to go, but also wading through the fear, anxiety, barriers, and self-doubt that come with any major life shift. It's also been shown that students who study abroad fare better in the job market, are more likely to embrace new experiences that come up in their professional lives, and tend to show increased adaptability. 

Give it a listen and let us know about your experience studying or working abroad! Follow us on instagram @entrylevelpodcast

 

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Episode 10: Entry Level: Should you relocate for a job?

September 17, 2018

Have you ever been asked to relocate for a job? If you haven't yet, there's a good chance that you might face the decision at some point in your career. In fact, about 1/5 of employees have been asked to move at least once.

Lindsay and I have both been asked to move multiple times in our early careers. In some situations, we said yes. I moved to Austin and she moved to San Francisco (from Boston). However, we both ended up back in Boston and then were asked to move AGAIN. 

Check out this episode to hear about:

-The most common reasons people are asked to move

-Why we said yes AND why we said no 

-What it was like to really make the move

-Differences between the challenges men face vs. women when moving

-How to handle the negotiation and paperwork aspect of a move

-Questions to think about when considering a move

Let us know if you've had to make this decision!

Follow us on instagram @entrylevelpodcast

 

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Episode 9: Entry Level - The consultant life and how to avoid burnout

September 4, 2018

This week we have Kelly Ziner on the podcast talking about her career path from journalism to consulting. Like many of us coming out of college, she was ready to jump head-first into the field she had majored in. But things took a bit of a different turn and she is now a successful consultant in the medical field. Many of us go through this transition in the first few years outside of school and she talks about what propelled her into this new field.

The consultant life also has many pros and cons and we talk to Kelly about the impact of excessive travel on her relationships, health, and overall mindset. We also discuss whether consulting is a lifelong career path or only manageable at certain points in life.

Today's special segment: "Travel Diaries" - top advice if you travel frequently. Hint: NEVER MAKE EYE CONTACT

You can connect with Kelly on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyziner/

Find Entry Level Podcast on Instagram at: @entrylevelpodcast

 

 

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Episode 8: Entry Level - Starting a Successful Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

August 21, 2018

On this week's episode we talk fashion and lifestyle blogging with Katie Devlin, founder of Klassically Kaytee. Katie is a local Boston blogger and has built a following sharing tips and tricks on fashion, home decor, travel, skincare, and more. 

Since launching her blog in 2017, she has built a highly engaged following on Instagram and has regular collaborations with other bloggers and boutiques. Katie sits down to talk to us about what inspired her to get started, how she balances the blog with her full-time job, and her best advice on building a social following in this space. She also gives her top tips for anyone looking to get started in this space based on lessons learned.

Finally, we talk about our biggest fashion faux-pas. Even fashion bloggers have them!

You can find more about Klassically Kaytee at:

Instagram: @klassicallykaytee

Blog: https://www.itsklassicallykaytee.com/

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