Illumination Bureau Podcast
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
Episode #32: Why do people leave? Ask!
Why do people leave your company? Ask! The exit interview can be a painful process but it can also help you figure out where your problems are. This podcast contains some ideas to get the answers you want...or sometimes don't want
Episode #31: ageism
Don't be intimidated by younger candidates and don't disqualify candidates because of age. In this podcast, we talk about how to compete when you are over 40 (yikes) and how an older candidate can be the perfect fit for your team.