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

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

 

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

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!

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

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/

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