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Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita

Career coach and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a rewarding career and fulfilled life.
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Jul 25, 2023

Coming at you today with a more-powerful-than-usual talk about success.

Hard work might get you there. Might.

But, after working with and observing about a bajillion people, I’ve learned why some just seem to have it all and others live in a state of wonderment.

Perspective.

That one thing actually changes the way you approach, well, everything.

Perspective when it comes to gratitude has a way of providing you an overarching head start on life.

There are perspectives, however, that go along with different aspects of your career and life that can trip you up.

Hence, why I needed to cover 7 of them in today’s lesson.

By simply changing your perspective in the way you look at something you can ignite a fire in yourself that wasn’t there a minute ago.

Inside today’s podcast, I hit reasons why you don’t start new challenges or improve your skills.

I covered resources you should never forget whenever you make any decision and just how dang close you are to a person that’ll change your life (even when you think you have no network).

I didn’t stop there!

I went through time wasters that drag you down (they’re not social media) and safety nets and more.

I hope you enjoy it. It’s a doozy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

 

Jul 20, 2023

Are you getting job interviews? Any?

Let me give you a hand.

In today's podcast, I teach the concepts and tactics that get recruiters and hiring officials and whomever else is reviewing your resume to WANT to speak with you.

It’s not just a do-this and do-that lesson.

I go into, as I usually do, the WHYS and WHEREFORES and other important factors that most people don’t think about.

Writing your resume requires sales skills, marketing skills, an advanced understanding of human psychology, and a basic understanding of biochemistry.

Okay. I might have gotten carried away there on the biochemistry thing.

But, you get the idea.

These sales and marketing skills are ones you likely don’t earn a salary for, but make or break you when you’re trying to get a new job and salary!

A little catch-22-ish, eh?

That’s alright because you have me.

And this podcast.

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Jul 10, 2023

This week’s podcast is a blitz of tough job interview questions and answers.

There are a lot, so here’s a breakdown if you need to skip around or comeback to some to prepare for that big interview!

00:00 Welcome

00:22 If you could change anything about the job description what would it be?

02:28 What are you most proud of in your non-work life

05:44 Tell me about a time when you were criticized for poor job performance.

07:45 What did you dislike most about your most recent boss?

09:01 What does leadership mean to you? How do I answer that in a way that shows my leadership style as well as the impact

12:48 Tell me about a time why you disliked your job?

14:37 Why do want this job?

15:43 How to deal with an interviewer who insists on going through the CV chronologically and keeps asking about things less relevant to the role? (ie why did you do Y after X?

17:57 How do you motivate your team?

21:26 What changes do you think you will need to make? What will you miss? (re: moving from a leadership role to an independent contributor role)

23:50 How many people have you managed ??? Interviewer looking for 100+ direct reports

26:55 Tell us of a time you were asked to do something unethical.

28:55 Briefly describe your educational & professional experience? Should I follow same format as "Tell me about yourself" .This is the first opening question for a school district management position.

33:18 Have you ever been terminated from a position?

34:53 Have you been given a choice of termination or voluntarily quit? Why?

35:57 How would you deal with criticism/ negative feedback? (NEGATIVE)

37:33 Planning to move closer to home in another state at the end of the year. How do I answer questions about wanting to have a longer transition than two weeks?

39:06 What brands do you think are succeeding in the industry and why? (Question from interviewer. I’ve gotten this question twice and it seems like people want to know competitor knowledge OR my thinking on the brands that I think are making an impact). How do you best prepare for these types of questions that would help me stand out.

41:56 I was asked the number of copiers in the US if a new product. Actual numbers, and he kept interrupting me while trying to answer. Pretty sure he was stress testing me. Any advice on those situations?

43:27 How to answer a technical question during the interview if you don’t know the answer

45:11 I just had someone on a phone interview tell me why other applicants haven't been interested in the position!

45:42 On that work life balance point: can you tell them that in an interview as answer to why us? heard work life balance?

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

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