OBAL 025: Time to Shine! The First Three Months at a New Job will Make or Break You

One Badass Life Podcast - New JobIf you are starting a new job, odds are you have been really working hard to get to this point. Our series of freedom episodes have been focusing on getting you to this point. First we worked hard to get those search strategies in place that really work (OBAL 012). Then we worked on creating awesome interviewing skills (OBAL 017). Regardless if you are starting a new job or still hustling to get your next job, it is important to discuss how you need to approach the first three months in order to keep that job. It is imperative to realize that you understand that all the hard work is not over. Listen in as we give you four points to focus on that can make this opportunity last.

Five Points to Shine at Your New Job

  • The first point is to Understand the Business. Of course you know something about the company and their business or they wouldn’t have hired you. We are talking about going deeper here.
  • The second point is to Understand Your Role. This is even more important than understanding the business. How does your role make an impact to what the company does?
  • The third point is to Understand Your Boss. It would seem to reason that you made an impression with your new boss or you wouldn’t have been hired. Now is the time to make him or her look great.
  • The fourth point is to Make the Right Impression. You have three months, so make them count. Quickly assess the project(s) you are given and make them shine. Regardless of the project, this needs to be your target.
  • The fifth and final point is to Ask For Feedback. How will you know that you did well or utterly failed? Asking for feedback is not fun but it will make an impression with your boss.

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OBAL 021: Insights Into the Life of a Military Wife

As we approach Memorial Day, we want to take a pause and pay our due respect to our soldiers. These soldiers continually put their lifes on the line to protect our freedom. Just as important, we must recognize their families that remain behind, trying to keep their life’s going while they are missing an integral part of their family. As a tribute toOne-Badass-Life-Podcast-Insights-into-a-military-wife our soldiers, we were able sit down and discuss the insights into the life of a military wife with Tracie’s sister Sherry Lewis.  What is amazing about this discussion is that it is very applicable to families that are planning on an extended separation from one of the parents, regardless if they are in the military or not.

Insight of a Military Wife

  • Strategies in preparing for a deployment or a long time away from the family. She will talk about:
    • Finances
    • Insurance
    • Account responsibilities
  • Managing and Planning the family’s day-to-day activities during a deployment.
  • Communication. One advantage to our technologies advancement is the ability to communicate better with our soldiers at-large. Sherry discusses how she uses:
    • Face Time
    • Texting
    • Social Media
    • Phone calls
  • Getting Help. This is always a struggle to ask for help. However, consider the following advice
    • Know when its too much and you are stressing out
    • Save your time for important things
    • Managing your balance
  • Implementing Open Dialogue. Sherry has amazing insight to how she keeps plugged in with her kids during a deployment.
  • When they Come Back. The process to bring a recently deployed soldier back into normal life is not easy. Sherry will discuss some of the challenges and her approach.
  • Tips on how to provide support to families going through separation.

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OBAL 017: Making Your Interviewing Skills Awesome!

One Badass Life Podcast - interviewing skillsLast month, we discussed job search strategies that really work. Hopefully, with perseverance you have gotten your first set of interviews lined up. Nervous? That’s natural. Up until now, you have been working hard rocking your resume, and networking like a mad person. You have hit pay dirt. You got a bite. Now is not the time to have doubts. You can do this! We are here to Make your Interviewing Skills Awesome! It is easier than you think. In this episode, we are going to break it down into four skills to making you an interviewing rock star.

Four Interviewing Skills to Make You Awesome 

  • The first skill is to Know Yourself. Seems simple right? Try talking about yourself to a mirror? Weird? You must be an expert on you. Nobody else is going to know more in your interview. In order to be the expert on yourself and be able to share it in an interview you need to practice.
  • The second skill is to Know the Position. As much as you may be just wanting a job, hopefully you are applying for a specific position. You need to come across in your interview as if you could start tomorrow without training.
  • The third skill is to Know the Company. You can look really bad if you go into an interview and you don’t know what type of business the company is in.
  • The fourth and final skill is Your Game Plan. With everything else you have worked on to this point is about knowing your shit. This last step is more focused on how you are going to dress, interact, and carry yourself in your interview.

As you get ready for all those interviews you have lined up, take the time to listen in as we discuss these four steps in greater detail. Best of luck!

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