In Episode 23, Liz explains why you shouldn't give a prospective employer your current manager's contact info and answers the questions, "Should I stop asking candidates what they've been up to since their last job?" and "How do I explain why I left my last job?"
In Episode 23 Liz advises a job seeker who's just been asked to interview again for a job they didn't get five months ago; talks about going back to work during COVID-19; advises a manager who wants to hold an outdoor, mandatory team-building event with masks and social distancing; and tells listeners how to answer the interview question "What's your greatest strength?"
In Episode 22, Liz talks about your relationship with your boss, how Employment at Will is bad for business and the interview question, "What's your greatest weakness?"
In Episode 21, Liz answers the question "Should I tell my boss not to hire my toxic ex-coworker?" and explains how to answer the question "What do you do?" when you're in reinvention - and teaches listeners how to stand out in a job interview!
In Episode Twenty, Liz explains why an interviewer might invite you to an interview but then accuse you of embellishing your resume; explains the difference between trust-based leadership and fear-based supervision; and talks about the mythology around employment vs. entrepreneurship.
In Episode Nineteen, Liz talks about unemployment comp & what's wrong with cover letters & answers listener questions:
- How much do bonus plan details matter in a job offer?
- How can HR people support employees working from home?
- How can HR people adapt to the workplace during & after COVID-19?
In Episode 18, Liz tells the truth about "authenticity" at work and makes the case against performance review; she also answers listeners' questions:
1) Should I 'overpraise' myself in my performance self-appraisal?
2) When is the right time to bring up the salary topic in a job interview?
3) How do I show off my physical work samples in a Zoom interview?
In Episode 17, Liz talks about pre-employment personality tests and why she's not a fan, and answers the question "What's the best kind of story to tell in my resume?" and the question, "If most people under-state their accomplishments, how do I avoid understating mine?"
In Episode Sixteen, Liz explains how to fix what's broken in the recruiting process and how to shift your mindset about recruiting or being recruited. She answers the question, "How do I keep an employee happy if they want to grow and I can't promote them?"
In Episode Fifteen, Liz talks about why your job doesn't define you (even if you love it), what to do when your passion is outside your work and more - and reads her story "Five Signs You're Successful - Whether You Know it or Not."
In Episode Fourteen, Liz demonstrates how to convey your work experience through storytelling, answers the question "Should I tell the CEO his recruiter is rude and unprofessional?" and shares advice & inspiration for your job and career!
In Episode Thirteen, Liz answers listeners' questions:
1) How do I follow up after a job interview?
2) My boss never trained me and now I'm making mistakes
3) Should I tell my coworkers how much I earn?
4) How do I use the "last bullet" on each section of my career history?
5) When HR is in conflict with another department
6) Can I negotiate tuition reimbursement in my job offer?
In Episode 12, Liz explains how (and why!) to tell stories in your resume and on job interviews, and why many resumes fail.
In Episode Eleven Liz talks about reinvention and career change in the COVID-19 era, teaches you how to get altitude on your path so far (and answer the question "What do I want?"), and explains how to answer the loathsome interview question, "Why should we hire YOU?"
In Episode Ten Liz talks about the impact of the protests and COVID-19 on the workplace, how widespread work from home will change us, ten ways to grow your flame at work (WFH edition) and the question "What questions should I ask my hiring manager (a/k/a possible future boss) at a job interview?"
In Episode Nine, Liz talks about protests in the US, the bursting of the long-term-employment bubble and going forward vs. going back - and answers listener questions:
1) What if the company recruiter won't return my calls?
2) Should I tell my boss I want her job?
3) I need tips for an out-of-town job search!
In Episode Eight, Liz talks about Facebook's Fail and answers listener questions:
Do I have to take a lower salary because I don't have industry experience? How do I cultivate an 'entrepreneurial mindset?'
The Truth About Work Podcast, Episode Seven: In Episode 7 Liz talks about the professional and personal a-Ha!s coming out of the COVID-19 crisis and answers listener questions:
Should I take ‘manager’ off my resume when applying for non-management jobs?
How do I build engagement when people are working from home?
Liz discusses work during COVID-19, and beyond; and answers reader questions about how to help laid-off team members, and the difference between getting laid off and getting furloughed.
In this episode, Liz answers the question "Is it rude to end a job interview early -- and how do I end it?"
In Episode 4, we talk about how the workplace can be made more human - for employees, and employers!
In episode three, we talk about - What job seekers need to know about working with recruiters; Should I tell employers I just started a job but I'm ready to quit?; Why good interviewers never ask the "weakness" question (and how to answer it!)
In Episode Two Liz tackles “Should I take a supervisory job over my current coworkers?” and runs down her list of the WORST 8 HR practices!
Here is Episode One of The Truth about Work Podcast with Liz Ryan. In this episode Liz talks about how to answer a common (and annoying) interview question and how to minimize the effects of “job-hopping” in your resume.
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