I have very little idea who I should be meeting with or what to ask them. Can you help me get started? (TPOY051)

Meeting with people is key to most job campaigns.  This microcast covers how to make the most of our contacts and how to manage our network. 

How do I handle it when I am asked illegal or inappropriate questions? (TPOY050)

While many interviewers may ask difficult questions as part of the interview game, some interviewers will ask illegal or inappropriate questions which we may not wish to answer.  This microcast outlines strategies and gives examples of ways to handle these questions.

Now that I have gotten someone to agree to meet with me, what do I say in the meeting? (TPOY049)

Meeting with people is key to most career campaigns.  This microcast covers the basic components of the meeting so that we can get the most out of the conversation.

Being new in the job market, I don’t know enough to land a job on my own. Who can help me? (TPOY048)

Classes may have us to working in teams or we may have friends we study with, yet in the end, the grade we receive is ours.  In the same way, just because the job we get is ours alone, getting to it is best done with the support of others and not on our own. This microcast reviews the components of a job campaign and how to get the support we need to take the rough edges off the process.

Can you give me some ideas how I can keep up my morale while I am working towards my next job? (TPOY047)

A job campaign commits us to change and often exposes us to all kinds of negative feedback, not least from ourselves!  These things can undermine our efforts.

This microcast suggests some ways we can support ourselves so we can achieve our desired result more quickly and with less pain.

I am doing everything I can to study and enjoy my last year in college – How do I manage a job campaign while I am doing all that? (TPOY046)

To make the best use of our scarce career time it is worth taking a closer look at the process of getting a job.  Breaking what we need to do into its basic components allows us to have a better perspective on what we are doing so we can be most productive in the time allocated.  This microcast focuses on knowing the components of our job campaign so we can do a better job executing it.

If telling stories is so important for my job campaign, how can I tell a good story? (TPOY045)

As much as stories are part of our daily life, we can lack the understanding or confidence of how to tell a good story in a work context.  The microcast illustrates techniques and flourishes to bring our stories alive and further draw in our listener.

Being a student, I have run out of people to reach out to – How am I supposed to get a job or find out what I need to know? (TPOY044)

It is common to identify a few people who we can bring ourselves to talk to, to talk to them and when that does not lead to a job, to feel stuck, feeling like we have nowhere to turn and are left looking at ads and throwing ourselves on the mercy of anyone who might have a job, any job.  This microcast shows how to turn our contacts into repeat sources so we do not kill off that resource.

How do I handle interview questions about problems with my boss? (TPOY043)

It is a good idea to remain positive about bosses, colleagues, clients, and most any aspect of work.  Yet many of the examples of our abilities and character that we would want to share involve dealing with bosses and others who were not so positive.  We rightly want to show these off, as the strengths that they are.  This microcast illustrates how to present the negative in an interview.

How do I find the information I need to successfully interview and at the same time appear ready to do the job? (TPOY042)

In our role as candidates we are focused on providing answers to the interviewer’s questions.  Without experience we need to learn those answers.  After a certain point that leads to having to ask someone.  And yet, in asking we are showing our ignorance.  This microcast clarifies how we manage the roles of being the person answering the questions in one case and asking the questions in the other.