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 #18: setting and keeping goals

Do you struggle with hitting goals? In this podcast we offer a few tips to help you achieve your goals and perhaps shoot higher then you thought you could. Get your checklist ready!

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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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Episode #20: benefits and perks

Not all candidates are driven by salary. Sure they will always take more pay, but what if you could offer them something else that they value? This episode talks about how you can attract great talent to your company even if you don't offer the highest salary.

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Episode #19: personal brand audit

Do you know how people see you? The way that you interact with people, the way you dress, and what you value are all your "brand." In this episode, we will talk about your "personal branding" and how it affects your relationships. And yes, you can change it!

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Episode #22: networking for introverts

Is the idea of networking a painful thought? If you struggle with networking, this podcast will help you get over some of the awkwardness and maybe turn it into something you can enjoy.

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Episode #21: inviting job descriptions

How can your job posting compete with all of the others? Your job description can be basic or it can really get someone interested in your company. This podcast will tell you exactly how to get more engagement when doing a job search.

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Episode #24: hiring an intern

Do you want to help the youth of America? Hire an intern! In this podcast, we are sharing with you how we have found interns and well as how to make it a great experience. Plus, you will hear from our intern as she shares some tips from her perspective.

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Episode #23: workplace culture

Let's talk about workplace culture. It can make you love your job or hate it. If it's your company, it reflects what you believe. And sometimes it goes off the rails, so this podcast talks about where you are or what you created might not be what you want.

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Episode #26: continuing education

When we were children, back-to-school time was a very big deal but just because you are older it doesn't mean you have to stop learning. In this podcast, we talk about how continued learning keeps us challenged and current both in our careers and in life.

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Episode #25: marketing on A BUDGET

If you are a start-up or an established company, marketing is one of the best ways to grow your business but sometimes you don't have a huge budget for it. In this podcast, we will talk about how we did some effective marketing whether we had the budget to do it or not. (Spoiler: we've never had a big budget for marketing)

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Episode #28: mentorship

One of the best things you can do is get a mentor or two. But once you have one, how does the relationship work? If you are looking for a mentor or looking to be one, this podcast will provide you with some great tips in order to make the most the time you spend together.

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Episode #27: 5 Stages of Grief of a job loss

Losing a job, no matter the circumstances can be difficult and we grieve for our loss. In this podcast, we will talk about the very real feelings we have about job loss and how to get past the hurt and get back in action!

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Episode #30: eos

Running your business can be as easy as E, O, S. Every company has growing pains, this podcast talks about the Entrepreneurial Operating System and how it can cure what ails you.

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Episode #29: do you love your vendor?

Vendors can be the very worst or they can save your life. Do you struggle with your vendor only because you have always used them? In this podcast we talk about how a vendor relationship should be and what the expectations are for both parties.

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