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Dress Code based on gender…is that cool?

Join me in this thought-provoking conversation with podcaster, author, entrepreneur and founder of the globally recognized “Date Safe Project,”  Mike Domitrz.

In this podcast episode, we look at what is expected in the workplace as far as dress code goes, and why sometimes it isn’t exactly fair.

Employer Expectations and Corporate Culture.

We talk about the differing expectations in some workplaces are as to what men and women are to wear.

We talk about WHO exactly it is who is doing the sexualizing in the first place.

We take a look at what options people have if in such a situation and also talk about how each one of us can go about shifting corporate culture so that we worry less about what people put on their backs and more about who they are and what brilliant and unique skills they bring to the job as human beings.

About Mike:www.communicationdiva.com

ABOUT: “Can I Kiss You?”
Mike Domitrz is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect. For over two decades, educators, military, families, colleges and individuals of all have sought out Mike and his impact-filled programs and speaking engagements.

Everyone – people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds – need to hear the challenging and life-changing message in his just released book, Can I Kiss You?

Can I Kiss You?

is a fun, helpful journey revealing the faults of body language, the joys of talking, the serious impact of wrongful behaviors, how to EXPECT RESPECT from your partners throughout all facets of a relationship, how to help your family and friends, and much more! Best of all, you are going to gain realistic skills you will have fun using in your life and sharing with those you love (both children and adults).

This insightful book full of candid advice, real-life scenarios, and interactive exercises is revolutionizing each person’s approach to dating & building respect – all while helping address the reality of sexual assault in today’s culture, including how to intervene to help others.

While most people simply “make their move” on a date, Mike Domitrz reveals why asking first makes all the difference.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Mike Domitrz is known for the impact his programs, training, and publications have made across the world for parents, teenagers, families, educational institutions, the US military, and the media. You may have seen him as the featured expert on Dateline NBC’s “My Kid Would Never Do That.”

Today, Mike is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect – discussing sexual decision-making, asking first, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors of sexual assault. As the brother of a rape survivor, Mike’s mission is personal.

His ability to share powerful emotional moments (both serious and hilariously funny) while giving readers and audiences realistic “How To” SKILLS to implement in their lives is what separates Mike’s message from other experts and authors. Mike is an author with an unique combination of Provocateur and Advocate who captivates readers throughout his books.

Connect with Mike here:

Website:  www.datesafeproject.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DateSafe/

Snapchat: mdomitrz

What’s your experience with dress code and the workplace?

Drop us a line or leave us a voice mail via Speak Pipe.

Until next time, thank you for being here!

Jenn

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How Important is Listening?

Listening is not the same as hearing. We hear things all the time and studies have shown that we only retain anywhere between 17 and 25% of what we hear.

Most of us like to think we are good, or even great communicators…but one of the skills we have the least amount of actual training in is listening.

(This is an update of an episode I published in 2011…episode number two!)

So why is it important to learn to listen effectively, and what advantages can you gain by getting better at it?

What’s in it for you to learn more about this topic and to practice it? And how can you go about getting better at this skill ?

Have you ever been accused of saying something in a particular way that has caused someone to ask, “why did you say it like that?”

We could all use practice improving our communication skills, and this is a biggie. If you want a sure way to gain, that you can start working with immediately, then set aside about 27 minutes and all of the answers above and more will be answered.

Topics include:

  • how effective listening can make you more successful in your workplace
  • what barriers there can be to actively listening, or listening well
  • how to improve this skill, beginning TODAY at no cost to you but some time and effort.

Until next time, thank YOU so much for listening!

 

Jenn

 

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Changing Careers…

it’s a pretty common thing now. People have multiple careers over a lifetime and it is becoming more common to make a change in mid-life. (I should know…I did it myself.)

It’s understandable that you might want to do something new…to work at something you want to work at, to follow your passion…to do something you’ve always wanted to do, or even just to have a change of scenery. There are SO many reasons why you might find yourself making a move…but how best to approach what might seem like a daunting proposition?

How to Go About It?

Join me in this podcast episode where I share several points to consider when you are contemplating starting or changing careers in your 40’s and 50’s. Where to begin, where to find information, and how to proceed, and what advantages there are for employers to consider when hiring someone in this age category.

What Might Get in Your Way?

Sometimes we dream up great things we want to do…but that old ghost called fear shows up and stops us. Yeah…that familiar negative, doubt-spewing voice that tells you not to because ____ (fill in the blank.)

Fear of failure is huge. Fear of even getting started is too, and can thwart you before you ever begin….if you let it.

Changing careers at this time in life requires a few things: hard work, dedication, focus, tenacity, and courage. These are probably things you’ve had a little experience in already somewhere in your life…right?

You can do it.

And people are doing it all the time with successful results.

Join the conversation and find out more,

Jenn

 

 

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Job Interview Questions…

can be scary! How do you know what the interviewer might ask you? What answers will you give? How do you know how to prepare yourself when you don;t know what they might ask?

Some of the interview questions are common.

Today’s topic idea comes from doing some of the youth employment workshops I’ve been doing with the local libraries and a friend who works for a local government employment agency. We’ve been doing teen workshops called “Rock That Interview” where we invite real employers to come and give mock interviews to the teens after we’ve taught them some solid interview skills. When the interviews are over, the employers come and sit as a panel to answer questions from the teens, and at one of the recent sessions, one teen asked, “how can I know how to answer some of the questions I’m asked?”

So that got me thinking.

What are some of the most common questions, and how best is it to get ready for them and to answer them during an interview? In this episode, I have compiled for you 21 very common interview questions and will give you ideas on why they are being asked and how to answer them. There are likely many more than 21 common questions, but it seemed like a good number for the amount of time we have. so here we go…not in any order of importance…just 21 common questions you could be asked during a job interview.

Here are the interview questions…

to find out why they are being asked and how to answer, tune in!

  1. How did you hear about the position?
  2. Tell me about yourself.
  3. What was your biggest failure?
  4. Tell me about a time you experienced conflict (or a challenge) at work and what you did about it.
  5. How well do you work under pressure/how do you handle stress?
  6. If you were an animal, which animal would you be? (Or other seemingly weird questions).
  7. How well do you work with others?
  8. Do you plan to have a family?
  9. What are your greatest strengths?
  10. What are your weaknesses/growing edges/what do you need to work on?
  11. What do you expect as far as salary goes?
  12. Why are you leaving your current job/why did you leave your last job?
  13. Tell me about the gap in your employment.
  14. What do you know about our company?
  15. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  16. What do you do for fun? What do you do outside work?
  17. Why do you want this job?
  18. What would you do if…(tell me about a time when…) .
  19. What would you do in the first (30/60/90) days?
  20. Why should we hire you?
  21. Do you have any questions?

Spring Sale!

I also mention the spring sale that is on ONLY until April 25,2017 on the Resume Secrets Plus course. With THIS COUPON, the course is 41% off the regular price (which will be going up at the end of April anyway.) Instead of $49 Cdn currently, it will be going up to $79. You can get it with THIS COUPON until April 25th, 2017 for  $29. If you need a resume, or know someone who does, this course comes with a personal resume review by me.

Until Next Time…Happy Spring!

Jenn

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Why is Email Etiquette Important?

Have you ever read an email you’ve been sent and wondered what the sender was thinking??

Have you ever sent an email, only to have it completely misunderstood by the receiver.

Good email etiquette (sometimes used to be called “Netiquette”, which is a little cutesy for me), communicates a lot about you and, in some cases, can make or break you getting invited to be interviewed, or can affect your advancement in your career. Email is communication, and it matters! Email etiquette is important to learn.

In this episode, I share 9 (probably more, but I numbered 9 of them) tips that will put you in your best light, and help you to avoid embarrassing mistakes.

Topics Include:

  • structuring the email: (remember how you learned to first write a business letter in school?)
  • replying…when to do it, how, when to not…basically timing and your mood
  • checking first (for answers to your questions, to their questions, to who is in the email chain)
  • forgiveness (it’s huge)
  • use of humour (not always wise)
  • being mean (bullying and other bad email behaviour)
  • privacy
  • permanency
  • courtesy and kindness

The emails you send are a reflection of you. Taking the time to learn email etiquette is a free and easy way to up your game, and to improve the overall impression you give others.

Anything to Add?

Drop me  line or leave me a voice message via Speak pipe and I’ll be sure to respond.

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Workplace Relationships: Joys and Pitfalls:

Sandra Fischer is an author and consultant the creator of the game Relationship Reveal. She talks with me in this episode about workplace relationships, how to navigate them with integrity. Join us for this insightful conversation where we explore everything from romance, to political differences, to ego.

Topics Discussed:

  • how identity is often tied to work
  • the culture of the work environment makes a difference to how we should communicate
  • how learning as much about yourself as you can can improve your workplace relationships
  • the value of saying “I don’t know”
  • romantic relationships…key things to keep in mind
  • social media and workplace relationships
  • ego
  • mindset of lack rather than abundance
  • politics and division in the workplace
  • doing things with integrity

About Sandra:

SANDRA FISCHER is a professional writer and consultant with a diverse
background specializing in communications, people development and optimizing organizational effectiveness. With 25 years of experience working for companies including Microsoft, Amazon and AT&T, her experiences have been as unique and broad as managing the homepage for Amazon.com to developing an online marketing campaign for a literary novel launch.

How to Connect with Sandra:

Website – http://www.relationshipreveal.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/relationshipreveal/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/skfischersea

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Relationship-Reveal-Discovery-Skill-Building-Growth/…

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