Episode 42: What Not To Do While Job Searching as a First-Gen College Grad, with Edgar Galindo

Episode 42: What Not To Do While Job Searching as a First-Gen College Grad, with Edgar Galindo

On Episode 42, Edgar Galindo reflects on the mistakes he made when he went through his first job search post-college as a Math major grad

When you’re the first person in your family to graduate from college and you’re a liberal arts degree major, the job search challenge can take you by surprise – on this episode, Edgar Galindo shares his lessons learned.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why Edgar struggled to figure out what to do post-college as a Math major

  • How a “short term” job became a 5-year stint in Construction & Operations

  • How an orientation towards problem solving got Edgar opportunities for promotion

  • Why Edgar decided to pursue management consulting

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Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, ecmpodcast.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 41: How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

Episode 41: How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

On Episode 41, Joan talks about how she became an aerospace engineer at NASA after getting rejected 12 times!

41. How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

Can you imagine getting rejected from your dream job at NASA 12 different times, but still trying again one more time? Well, that’s exactly what Joan Melendez Misner did before landing her job as aerospace engineer at NASA. On this episode, Joan tells us how to break into the Space industry and thrive as a woman of color in STEM.

 

Can you imagine getting rejected from your dream job 12 times, but still trying again one more time? That’s what today’s guest, Joan Melendez Misner, did before landing her dream job as an aerospace engineer as a woman of color.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it takes to break into the space industry¬†

  • How to overcome being the only woman of color or Latina in the room in a male-dominated industry

  • What Joan did to finally land her dream job (sometimes it takes a lateral move!)

  • The highlights of working at NASA!

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Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, ecmpodcast.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 40: Six Signs You’re In a Toxic Workplace and What To Do About It, with Jasmine Escalera

Episode 40: Six Signs You’re In a Toxic Workplace and What To Do About It, with Jasmine Escalera

On Episode 40, Career Coach Jasmine Escalera gives us the scoop on toxic workplace traits that should be RED FLAGS!

Six Signs of a Toxic Workplace and What To Do About It, with Jasmine Escalera

Ending up in a toxic workplace scenario can happen to anyone – and it often leads to a miserable day to day experience that can impact your physical, mental and emotional well-being. On this special episode, Career & Confidence Coach Jasmine Escalera shares her top signs of a toxic workplace and what to do about it.

It can happen to the best of us – our new job, or new boss, ends up becoming our source of biggest misery. On this episode, Career Coach Jasmine Escalera walks us through some top red flags for work culture.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What catch-phrases to watch out for when companies describe their work cultures

  • Aggressive workloads and what to do about them

  • The role of employee voice and the importance of feeling like you will be heard at work

  • How Jasmine has overcome micro-agressions as a Latina at work, and her own story becoming a Career Coach

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, ecmpodcast.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.