Real Job Talk

A podcast about jobs, career, and what isn’t said at the water cooler.

About the show

Seasoned HR and recruiting consultants Liz and Kat help you navigate your career and get through your work day. Go beyond the employee manual for some real job talk!

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  • Episode 21: Active Listening

    October 8th, 2019  |  32 mins 49 secs

    Say what? Liz and Kat discuss Active Listening in the workplace that will help you succeed in your career.

  • Episode 20: Career change perspective with Andrew Miller

    September 24th, 2019  |  43 mins 45 secs

    How do you go about executing a job change? Liz & Kat talk with technologist Andrew Miller about his thoughtful process: when to leave, what to go towards, playing to your strengths, taking sabbaticals, and activating your network.

  • Episode 19: Building a Human-First Culture - Carlos Hidalgo

    September 10th, 2019  |  37 mins 53 secs

    Author Carlos Hidalgo talks about happiness and work-life boundaries and his new book, The UnAmerican Dream, with Liz and Kat.

  • Episode 18: Conferences, Parties, and Events

    August 25th, 2019  |  37 mins 11 secs

    Office party? Off to a conference? Liz & Kat talk about the difference between having fun and having too much fun at work events!

  • Episode 17: Oversharing at Work

    August 13th, 2019  |  32 mins 3 secs

    Liz and Kat share their advice on being authentic, sharing appropriately and avoiding being the person who shares too much at work.

  • Episode 16: Building Effective Teams with J. Mike Smith

    July 30th, 2019  |  45 mins 40 secs

    Liz and Kat talk about building effective teams with J Mike Smith

  • Episode 15: Questions to ask in a job interview

    July 16th, 2019  |  27 mins 1 sec

    Liz & Kat discuss what questions you should put to your interviewer in your job interview. An interview is a two-way street!

  • Episode 14: Mindfulness at Work

    July 2nd, 2019  |  43 mins 38 secs

    Alexis Pokorny talks mindfulness at work with Liz and Kat

  • Episode 13: Tips for New Managers

    June 18th, 2019  |  51 mins 38 secs

    Liz and Kat answer a listener question about becoming a new manager, and what happens when you get promoted and your peers now report to you.

  • Episode 12: Imposter syndrome, risks, and self-reflection with Amy Lewis

    June 4th, 2019  |  45 mins 8 secs

    Imposter syndrome is our topic. Our guest, Amy Lewis, discusses public speaking, taking risks, self-reflection, reminding yourself who you are, and being able to say "I don't know."

  • Episode 11: Negotiating Your Offer

    May 21st, 2019  |  39 mins 55 secs
    career, compensation, money, offer
  • Episode 10: Surviving a layoff

    May 7th, 2019  |  33 mins 41 secs
    career, career change, job loss, job search, layoff, time off, unemployment

    How do you know if you may be laid off, and what do you do if it happens? In this episode, Liz and Kat help you understand what to look for to predict a potential layoff, how to prepare, and how to help yourself deal with and get your next job without too much stress.