Illumination Bureau Podcast

 
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Kristen and Catherine have started a podcast! Click here to learn more about the Illumination Bureau podcast.

Episode #1: Know Yourself

Think your career path is already charted? Think again. Kristen and Catherine talk about getting to know the real you, your strengths, your weaknesses, and how that can lead to a career that you love.

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Episode #2: Personal Inventory

Do you have what it takes to get to the next step in your career or does that candidate have potential? Catherine and Kristen talk about potential and personal inventory. 

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Episode #3: Resumes 101

Your resume will only be looked at for about 6 seconds. Catherine and Kristen talk about what you need to have on your resume to get noticed.

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Episode #4: Even More Resumes

The "devil is in the details" of a resume. Kristen and Catherine give you tips to help to keep your resume from going directly to the trash.

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Episode #5: sending it out

How does your resume get to the correct person? Catherine and Kristen discuss getting your resume in the right hands to get you a real shot at your next job.

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Episode #7: MAKING CONNECTIONS

You are way more connected than you think you are. Listen to some of the strategies you can use to connect to the right person in a job search.

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Episode #6: Presenting your work

There are so may ways to present your portfolio, which one is the best for you? We are talking about the strategy of a great portfolio and how to show yourself in the best light for the job that you want. 

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Episode #8: Getting an edge by doing research

In this podcast, we discuss how knowing more is better when it comes to applying for a job and being interviewed. 

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Episode #9: the interview

You've made it! You have been granted an interview for a job. These are the do's and don'ts about how to win them over and stay in the running.

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Episode #10: the offer

You've got the job and now have been made an offer! Is it what you expected? Here are some tips on negotiating your starting salary in a way that is a win for you and for your new employer. You will learn that there is more to negotiate than the salary and how to get the most out of any offer. 

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Episode #11: MAKING THE LEAP TO FREELANCER

Have you ever thought about freelancing? In this Episode, we give you a snapshot of what it is like to take that leap and how you can set yourself up for success.

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Episode #12: KOndo Your career

The Netflix show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" has become a sensation in helping people clean the clutter and get organized in their home. In this podcast, we are talking about how you can "Kondo" your career and get it back to "sparking joy" in your life.

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Episode #14: Side Hustles

What is a 'side hustle' and how can you have a successful one? We will share what we know about this way to work and how it can benefit you and your career.

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Episode #13: Making The Most Of Your Job

Sometimes we know immediately that we made a mistake taking a certain job. Sometimes we figure it out later. Good news is, it might not be as bad as you think if you can make the most of the situation.

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Episode #16: asking for a raise

Has it been a while since you have received a raise? Do you think you need to be compensated more for more responsibility? This podcast will tell you about the strategy of asking and doing it at the right time to get the results you want.

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Episode #15: contract Employees

More and more companies, big and small, are using contract employees. Listen to how you can tap into this workforce solution and most of all, how to go about it legally.

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Episode #17: getting paid what you are worth

People need to be paid fairly for their talents. If you are negotiating a salary or hourly rate you need to know what you are asking for. While it can be difficult, this podcast will help you to ask for what you are worth.

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