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#116 – Announcement – Rebranding and Relaunching – The Career Insider Podcast

ForEpisode 116 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we have some exciting news. Excited to announce the Rebranding and Relaunch of the Podcast. 3 years ago – May 2016 , we launched our first ever podcast episode. It has been hell of a ride. Over this time, we have chatted with over 100 Professionals for The CareerMetis Podcast. We have had interviews with Career Coaches, productivity experts, professionals, branding gurus,etc. As the host, I have personally learnt a lot from each of my guest, and it was an amazing learning experience. We realized that the show lacked focus i.e. each episode was distinct even though we had a few series (Career Expert Series, Leadership Expert Series, A Day in the Life of,etc.). In order for a show to thrive, it is imperative to have a focus so we can provide a consistent experience for the audience /listeners. So, we have decided to focus only on one particular series – “A Day in the Life of”. We are re-branding the podcast to “The Career Insider Podcast...

3 min2019 MAY 16
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#116 – Announcement – Rebranding and Relaunching – The Career Insider Podcast

#115 – Career Expert Series – Michelle M. Gomez

ForEpisode 115 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Michelle M. Gomez. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – MICHELLE M. GOMEZ Michelle M. Gomez is an accomplished business executive and her specialty is being a slayer of imposter syndrome. As well as being a published author, she helps other high achievers find inner peace, overcome their demons, and rid themselves of the debilitating effects of impostor syndrome. EPISODE SUMMARY 1) As a young Latin woman, Michelle started her career at 19 in the male dominated Logistics and Transportation industry. She fell into it and had a rough time, but with coaching, training and sheer determination, she managed to do more than survive, she’s thrived within the industry and after 2 decades is still active within it! 2) Michelle describes imposter syndrome, and how it showed up in the early stages of her career, regardless of how her peers thought of her. She explains that it’s difficult...

25 min2019 APR 21
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#115 – Career Expert Series – Michelle M. Gomez

#114 – Freelance Career Expert Series – State of Freelancing with Robert McGuire

EForEpisode 114of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from a returning guest Robert McGuire. This interview is part of the “Freelance Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – ROBERT MCGUIRE Robert McGuireis a business owner from New Haven, Connecticut. He operates theMcGuire Editorial Content Marketing Agencyin which he helps B2B and SaaS companies create and implement effective content marketing strategies. He also takes on the role of editor for the Online Gig Economy ForumNation 1099, which helps solopreneurs find answers to questions about their businesses. Coming from a background in journalism, as well as marketing work for non-profit organizations which helped him see the evolution into the content marketing era. It was this type of work that eventually opened up a path to create his current content marketing agency and become involved in the“Gig Economy” EPISODE SUMMARY 1. Robert and his team at Nation1099 have recently been gathering and analyzing any and all...

25 min2019 JAN 7
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#114 – Freelance Career Expert Series – State of Freelancing with Robert McGuire

#113 – Career Expert Series – Gorett Reis

EForEpisode 113of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Gorett Reis. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – GORETT REIS Gorett Reis is a Certified life and career coach and speaker. She guides success driven professionals who desire to advance their careers. She helps people advance within their career, gain greater autonomy, get better pay, and experience more confidence and joy. EPISODE SUMMARY 1.After being in education for many years and being dissatisfied with her career, Gorett knew a change had to be made. She took a day off for reflection, and found her answer and began life and career coaching after researching different schools and programs. 2.Gorett draws a few parallels between coaching and teaching, but explains that coaching is more client focused than teaching. She also describes the 2 challenges that people who find her are typically experiencing including career advancement and finding direction in their professional ...

22 min2018 NOV 19
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#113 – Career Expert Series – Gorett Reis

#112 – Career Expert Series – Kwame Christian

EForEpisode 112of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Kwame Christian. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – KWAME CHRISTIAN Kwame Christian is the director of the American Negotiation Institute, he teaches us about an alternative way to resolve conflict. He’s a business lawyer, and serves as a negotiation consultant for attorneys and companies closing large business deals. On top of that, he also hosts the podcast Negotiate Anything. EPISODE SUMMARY 1.Kwame’s initial academic love was psychology, and he achieved a bachelor of psychology before turning his focus to Law. As a result of his interest in psychology, his approach to negotiation differs from that of most lawyers and attorneys. He uses his knowledge and skills to teach others how to negotiate more effectively in order to resolve conflict in a much more impactful way. 2.Kwame tells the story of a day at the playground when no one would play with him, and how that day sha...

22 min2018 OCT 29
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#112 – Career Expert Series – Kwame Christian

#111 – A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer – Joe Casabona

EForEpisode 111of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developerfrom our guest Joe Casabona. Guest Introduction – Joe Casabona Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer, Instructor, & Course Creator. When Joe is not writing code, he isteaching people how to build things with and for WordPress. Episode Summary 1.Joe explains the difference between a front end and back end web developer, and how he got his start in creating websites for clients 2.From his first cup of coffee to mapping out his work day by project, Joe takes us through a day in his life which although has a structure in place, differs from day to day. 3.He drops excellent tips about planning out a day based on length of projects, and staying motivated to get the tasks done. 4.Joe counts podcasting as the best part of his day, and highlights why he enjoys it so much. Narrowing his focus in on coding specifically, he describes how much he loves solving problems with code. 5.Joe also ...

25 min2018 OCT 22
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#111 – A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer – Joe Casabona

#110 – Career Expert Series – Clark Finnical

EForEpisode 110of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Clark Finnical This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – CLARK FINNICAL Clark Finnical is the author of Job Hunting Secrets From Someone Who’s Been There. EPISODE SUMMARY 1.Clark Finnical worked for the same company for 24 years, and although his job was eliminated 4 times, he continuously landed jobs in other divisions. He saw a regular rotation of employees in where he worked, and decided to learn as much as possible about finding work. 2.Clark talks about how applicant tracking software works, the issues with them, and how companies use them. He also shares his insights on crafting a concise message to the hiring manager after being rejected immediately by the ATS. 3.Clark weighs in on the qualification conversation and gives examples of things he’s seen within the job seeking space. He gives perspective as to why HR tells you to do certain things in order to pre-qualify you an...

28 min2018 OCT 8
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#110 – Career Expert Series – Clark Finnical

#109 – Industry Expert Series – Jerri Williams – Retired Special Agent FBI

EForEpisode 109of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Jerri Williams, Retired Special Agent at the FBI. This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“. Guest Introduction – Jerri Williams Jerri Williams served 26 years as a special agent with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). During her career, Jerri specialized in cases targeting major economic crime and corruption. Post retirement, she has served as the spokesperson and director of media relations for SEPTA, which is Philadelphia’s public transportation provider. She also produces a popular podcast called FBI Retired Case File Review. Beyond all this, Jerri’s also a published author! Episode Summary 1.Jerri Williams got her start as a juvenile probation officer before an ad she saw had her moving into a much different role in the FBI. She describes the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a small glimpse at a few of the 200 violations of Federal Law that they investigate 2.Jerri gives ...

30 min2018 OCT 1
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#109 – Industry Expert Series – Jerri Williams – Retired Special Agent FBI

#108 – Career Expert Series – Nick J.Murphy

EForEpisode 108of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Nick J. Murphy. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. Guest Introduction – Nick J.Murphy Nick J. Muprhy is the host of the Job Lab Podcast and the founder of Mid America Careers. He is a former professional athlete, experienced HR Tech entrepreneur, father of 5, speaker and frequent media contributor on topics related to jobs and careers. Episode Summary 1.After leaving the NFL and looking for a job as a transitioning athlete, Nick realized that the job seeking experience had some gaps that needed filling, and some issues that could use improvement. 2.Nick shares the inspiration behind starting the Job Lab Podcast, and how a thought provoking question from his coach led him to create a platform for people to learn about the things he knew well. 3.Technological differences in the job advertising market, as well as job seekers finally being heard are two things that Nick references when asked about ch...

22 min2018 SEP 17
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#108 – Career Expert Series – Nick J.Murphy

#107 – A Day in the Life of a Legal and Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – Erin Derr

EForEpisode 107of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Legal & Law Enforcement Transcriptionistfrom our guest Erin Derr. Guest Introduction – Erin Derr Erin Derr works as a Legal and Law Enforcement transcriptionist. After growing to despise her customer service job, she found a site full of work from home jobs that she tried and eventually found transcribing, which allowed her to be home with her family, and work doing something she truly enjoyed. Episode Summary 1.Erin describes what being a transcriptionist looks like on a day to day basis, and how the flexible hours are a perk she appreciates. 2.Erin shares how some transcriptionist work within offices, but a lot of them work remotely from home. 3.Erin explains some of the challenges that come with the job, including long interviews and bad audio quality, as well as a few examples of the more stressful projects she’s taken on. 4.Erin also clarifies that not all projects are like these specific on...

14 min2018 SEP 10
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#107 – A Day in the Life of a Legal and Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – Erin Derr

Latest Episodes

#116 – Announcement – Rebranding and Relaunching – The Career Insider Podcast

ForEpisode 116 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we have some exciting news. Excited to announce the Rebranding and Relaunch of the Podcast. 3 years ago – May 2016 , we launched our first ever podcast episode. It has been hell of a ride. Over this time, we have chatted with over 100 Professionals for The CareerMetis Podcast. We have had interviews with Career Coaches, productivity experts, professionals, branding gurus,etc. As the host, I have personally learnt a lot from each of my guest, and it was an amazing learning experience. We realized that the show lacked focus i.e. each episode was distinct even though we had a few series (Career Expert Series, Leadership Expert Series, A Day in the Life of,etc.). In order for a show to thrive, it is imperative to have a focus so we can provide a consistent experience for the audience /listeners. So, we have decided to focus only on one particular series – “A Day in the Life of”. We are re-branding the podcast to “The Career Insider Podcast...

3 min2019 MAY 16
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#116 – Announcement – Rebranding and Relaunching – The Career Insider Podcast

#115 – Career Expert Series – Michelle M. Gomez

ForEpisode 115 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Michelle M. Gomez. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – MICHELLE M. GOMEZ Michelle M. Gomez is an accomplished business executive and her specialty is being a slayer of imposter syndrome. As well as being a published author, she helps other high achievers find inner peace, overcome their demons, and rid themselves of the debilitating effects of impostor syndrome. EPISODE SUMMARY 1) As a young Latin woman, Michelle started her career at 19 in the male dominated Logistics and Transportation industry. She fell into it and had a rough time, but with coaching, training and sheer determination, she managed to do more than survive, she’s thrived within the industry and after 2 decades is still active within it! 2) Michelle describes imposter syndrome, and how it showed up in the early stages of her career, regardless of how her peers thought of her. She explains that it’s difficult...

25 min2019 APR 21
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#115 – Career Expert Series – Michelle M. Gomez

#114 – Freelance Career Expert Series – State of Freelancing with Robert McGuire

EForEpisode 114of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from a returning guest Robert McGuire. This interview is part of the “Freelance Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – ROBERT MCGUIRE Robert McGuireis a business owner from New Haven, Connecticut. He operates theMcGuire Editorial Content Marketing Agencyin which he helps B2B and SaaS companies create and implement effective content marketing strategies. He also takes on the role of editor for the Online Gig Economy ForumNation 1099, which helps solopreneurs find answers to questions about their businesses. Coming from a background in journalism, as well as marketing work for non-profit organizations which helped him see the evolution into the content marketing era. It was this type of work that eventually opened up a path to create his current content marketing agency and become involved in the“Gig Economy” EPISODE SUMMARY 1. Robert and his team at Nation1099 have recently been gathering and analyzing any and all...

25 min2019 JAN 7
Comments
#114 – Freelance Career Expert Series – State of Freelancing with Robert McGuire

#113 – Career Expert Series – Gorett Reis

EForEpisode 113of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Gorett Reis. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – GORETT REIS Gorett Reis is a Certified life and career coach and speaker. She guides success driven professionals who desire to advance their careers. She helps people advance within their career, gain greater autonomy, get better pay, and experience more confidence and joy. EPISODE SUMMARY 1.After being in education for many years and being dissatisfied with her career, Gorett knew a change had to be made. She took a day off for reflection, and found her answer and began life and career coaching after researching different schools and programs. 2.Gorett draws a few parallels between coaching and teaching, but explains that coaching is more client focused than teaching. She also describes the 2 challenges that people who find her are typically experiencing including career advancement and finding direction in their professional ...

22 min2018 NOV 19
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#113 – Career Expert Series – Gorett Reis

#112 – Career Expert Series – Kwame Christian

EForEpisode 112of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Kwame Christian. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – KWAME CHRISTIAN Kwame Christian is the director of the American Negotiation Institute, he teaches us about an alternative way to resolve conflict. He’s a business lawyer, and serves as a negotiation consultant for attorneys and companies closing large business deals. On top of that, he also hosts the podcast Negotiate Anything. EPISODE SUMMARY 1.Kwame’s initial academic love was psychology, and he achieved a bachelor of psychology before turning his focus to Law. As a result of his interest in psychology, his approach to negotiation differs from that of most lawyers and attorneys. He uses his knowledge and skills to teach others how to negotiate more effectively in order to resolve conflict in a much more impactful way. 2.Kwame tells the story of a day at the playground when no one would play with him, and how that day sha...

22 min2018 OCT 29
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#112 – Career Expert Series – Kwame Christian

#111 – A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer – Joe Casabona

EForEpisode 111of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developerfrom our guest Joe Casabona. Guest Introduction – Joe Casabona Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer, Instructor, & Course Creator. When Joe is not writing code, he isteaching people how to build things with and for WordPress. Episode Summary 1.Joe explains the difference between a front end and back end web developer, and how he got his start in creating websites for clients 2.From his first cup of coffee to mapping out his work day by project, Joe takes us through a day in his life which although has a structure in place, differs from day to day. 3.He drops excellent tips about planning out a day based on length of projects, and staying motivated to get the tasks done. 4.Joe counts podcasting as the best part of his day, and highlights why he enjoys it so much. Narrowing his focus in on coding specifically, he describes how much he loves solving problems with code. 5.Joe also ...

25 min2018 OCT 22
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#111 – A Day in the Life of a Front-end Developer – Joe Casabona

#110 – Career Expert Series – Clark Finnical

EForEpisode 110of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Clark Finnical This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. GUEST INTRODUCTION – CLARK FINNICAL Clark Finnical is the author of Job Hunting Secrets From Someone Who’s Been There. EPISODE SUMMARY 1.Clark Finnical worked for the same company for 24 years, and although his job was eliminated 4 times, he continuously landed jobs in other divisions. He saw a regular rotation of employees in where he worked, and decided to learn as much as possible about finding work. 2.Clark talks about how applicant tracking software works, the issues with them, and how companies use them. He also shares his insights on crafting a concise message to the hiring manager after being rejected immediately by the ATS. 3.Clark weighs in on the qualification conversation and gives examples of things he’s seen within the job seeking space. He gives perspective as to why HR tells you to do certain things in order to pre-qualify you an...

28 min2018 OCT 8
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#110 – Career Expert Series – Clark Finnical

#109 – Industry Expert Series – Jerri Williams – Retired Special Agent FBI

EForEpisode 109of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Jerri Williams, Retired Special Agent at the FBI. This interview is part of the “Industry Expert Series“. Guest Introduction – Jerri Williams Jerri Williams served 26 years as a special agent with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). During her career, Jerri specialized in cases targeting major economic crime and corruption. Post retirement, she has served as the spokesperson and director of media relations for SEPTA, which is Philadelphia’s public transportation provider. She also produces a popular podcast called FBI Retired Case File Review. Beyond all this, Jerri’s also a published author! Episode Summary 1.Jerri Williams got her start as a juvenile probation officer before an ad she saw had her moving into a much different role in the FBI. She describes the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a small glimpse at a few of the 200 violations of Federal Law that they investigate 2.Jerri gives ...

30 min2018 OCT 1
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#109 – Industry Expert Series – Jerri Williams – Retired Special Agent FBI

#108 – Career Expert Series – Nick J.Murphy

EForEpisode 108of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from Nick J. Murphy. This interview is part of the “Career Expert Series“. Guest Introduction – Nick J.Murphy Nick J. Muprhy is the host of the Job Lab Podcast and the founder of Mid America Careers. He is a former professional athlete, experienced HR Tech entrepreneur, father of 5, speaker and frequent media contributor on topics related to jobs and careers. Episode Summary 1.After leaving the NFL and looking for a job as a transitioning athlete, Nick realized that the job seeking experience had some gaps that needed filling, and some issues that could use improvement. 2.Nick shares the inspiration behind starting the Job Lab Podcast, and how a thought provoking question from his coach led him to create a platform for people to learn about the things he knew well. 3.Technological differences in the job advertising market, as well as job seekers finally being heard are two things that Nick references when asked about ch...

22 min2018 SEP 17
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#108 – Career Expert Series – Nick J.Murphy

#107 – A Day in the Life of a Legal and Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – Erin Derr

EForEpisode 107of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Legal & Law Enforcement Transcriptionistfrom our guest Erin Derr. Guest Introduction – Erin Derr Erin Derr works as a Legal and Law Enforcement transcriptionist. After growing to despise her customer service job, she found a site full of work from home jobs that she tried and eventually found transcribing, which allowed her to be home with her family, and work doing something she truly enjoyed. Episode Summary 1.Erin describes what being a transcriptionist looks like on a day to day basis, and how the flexible hours are a perk she appreciates. 2.Erin shares how some transcriptionist work within offices, but a lot of them work remotely from home. 3.Erin explains some of the challenges that come with the job, including long interviews and bad audio quality, as well as a few examples of the more stressful projects she’s taken on. 4.Erin also clarifies that not all projects are like these specific on...

14 min2018 SEP 10
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#107 – A Day in the Life of a Legal and Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – Erin Derr
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