Motor City Hypnotist Podcast with David Wright – Episode 12 Career Counseling Part 1

CAREER COUNSELING PART 1 SHOW NOTES In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast we have a special guest and we are going to be discussing career counseling. With the Covid pandemic affecting millions of individuals and their work/careers, we address many issue regarding jobs and careers and how you can move forward. And I’m also going to be giving listeners a FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE! Stay tuned! INTRODUCTION What is up people? The Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is here in the Podcast Detroit Northville Studios. Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast. With me is my producer Jaime Flanagan. FIND ME: My Website: https://motorcityhypnotist.com/podcast My social media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motorcityhypnotist/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjjLNcNvSYzfeX0uHqe3gA Twitter: https://twitter.com/motorcityhypno Instagram: motorcityhypno If you would like to contribute financially to the show, you can find me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/motorcityhypno?fan_landing=true FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE https://detroithypnotist.convertri.com/podcast-free-hypnosis-guide Please also subscribe to the show and leave a review. Please also join me each week as I co-host the Psyched by MG podcast. (Stay with me as later in the podcast, I’ll be giving away a free gift to all listeners!) This episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is brought to you by Banner Season. Online marketing is saturated and people rarely open their emails. Are you in sales or does your business market to customers? How do you connect with family, friends, and clients? 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In 1965, Lewis led the first of three Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In an incident which became known as Bloody Sunday, state troopers and police then attacked the marchers, including Lewis. A member of the Democratic Party, Lewis was first elected to Congress in 1986 and served for 17 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Due to his length of service, he became the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The district he represented includes the northern three-quarters of Atlanta. He was a leader of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1991 as a Chief Deputy Whip and from 2003 as Senior Chief Deputy Whip. Lewis received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A pioneer for civil rights and served in congress for A close comrade of Martin Luther King, Jr., he was the last surviving person to have spoken during the 1963 March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom. Lewis’ signature achievement was the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He had his skull fractured that same year while marching with King, leading more than 600 peaceful demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama in a rally for those rights. A Georgia statesman reelected to the House of Representatives every two years since 1987, Lewis died on July 17 at age 80. TOPIC INTRODUCTION Career Counseling. My next guest is a Career Coach, Certified Resume Writer and Licensed Professional Counselor. He has spent the last 13 years working as a mental health therapist helping hundreds of individuals and families address emotional, relational, and environmental challenges. For the last 7 years, he has specialized in career development working in higher education. He has worked for 3 different higher education institutions and has taught courses in career development. He is currently a Career Coach at Eastern Michigan University working with undergrads on career exploration and development through individual coaching. He also works as a WHEN Career Advisor for WHEN Enterprises Corp. where he provides distance career advising to a range of early and mid-level professionals. Finally, he recently launched his own company “Mint To Be Career LLC”, which focuses on the career development of young adults as they launch their first careers. He is offering 1 on 1 career coaching, resume review and writing services, LinkedIn reviews, and interview preparation. Welcome, Brad Minton *Brad shares his background as a Licensed Therapist and what led him to specialize in Career Counseling. *Brad notes that many young people do not have the guidance to discover successful career paths. *Brad began teaching classes at a major university and found the desire to continue to help young people find satisfying careers. How do you think the Covid 19 pandemic will affect individuals and their career paths? It’s difficult to see what the long term effects will be due to this pandemic. For those of you who have been laid off or lost their jobs, the best thing is to stay busy and to increase your skill sets. Take courses and improve your marketability. Many online courses are free right now. The important thing is to network! Reach out to individuals working in the field you want to work in and find out what the prospects are. Gaps on your resume will be understood due to the pandemic. Recruiters will not be looking at gaps as a negative. The biggest thing recruiters will ask is “What have you been doing with your time off?” Possibly do volunteer or pro-bono work for a company to show them what you can offer. This can get your foot in the door and begin to build a relationship with a company. *What should a resume look like? Resume templates on line my look fantastic but does not necessarily mean that they will work for you. The resume has to be absolutely tailored to the specific position you are applying for. Using one resume and blasting it out to many different companies is not going to be effective. Most companies have automatic tracking systems that crawl resumes and are looking for specific key words that pertain to their specific position and company. Jobscan.co is a great tool to scan your resume to evaluate how it would perform in an automatic tracking system. Also be sure your resume is proof-read (no errors, misspellings, etc.). Your resume length should follow this formula; 5-7 years work experience should be one page and you should not go further back than 15 years work experience. Don’t include graphics, graphs, photos as the automatic tracking systems will not recognize these sections/items. Thank you to my special guest Brad Minton, MA, LPC, Certified Career Counselor You can find Brad here: Website: https://minttobecareer.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MintToBeCareer CONCLUSION/OUTRO FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE I am giving everyone a free gift. My PDF Guide to Hypnosis. I’ll provide the link in the show notes and on my facebook page! https://detroithypnotist.convertri.com/podcast-free-hypnosis-guide NEXT EPISODE: Career Counseling part 2. We will continue to discuss careers, resumes, and the best way to find a job during this crazy time! Change your thinking, change your life! Laugh hard, run fast, be kind. David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT The Motor City Hypnotist