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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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Sep 26, 2023

If you’ve ever been fired or laid off or let go from your job for any reason, it’s dreadful to explain when interviewing for a new job.

Don’t fret.

Your career happiness expert is here today with answers.

Oh, I have more than just answers!

I have techniques for any time you’re in “explanation mode” in an interview.

I call it “defense mode” because you’re trying to clarify something you don’t want to be clarifying.

What’s worse, you’re not on offense—as in selling yourself!

When you’re in defense mode, the best you can hope for is to not lose interviewing “points.”

That means, you need to get this over with as quickly as possible so you can start scoring points.

Join me for the best way to explain your layoff in a job interview to learn these masterful techniques!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Sep 19, 2023

I’m an open-minded person.

BUT, if you want to convince me there is any faster route to getting a job interview, and ultimately an offer, other than boss hunting, you better come armed.

It makes no difference whether you’re a recent college graduate like Venkata (the hero in today’s lesson) or a seasoned pro.

Top to bottom and every which way in between, targeting bosses is your best route to surfacing interviews.

If you’re wondering why, just think about it.

Who is more in pain that you’re not on their team?

The recruiter? I think not.

The Applicant Trashing System? I’ll wait for the deafening silence. Oh. There it is.

Bosses are ALWAYS looking for great talent, whether they have budgeted openings or whether they’d trade out someone on their team for you.

Today, I’m covering my favorite job searching approach equipped with templates and real-life samples from successful job seekers.

Listen to Get Your New Job Fast by Boss Hunting (Plus Recent College Graduate Examples) so you start surfacing those interviews!

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

Sep 12, 2023

Do you realize whenever you’re interviewing with a company, you’ll have FAR BETTER results when you treat every interaction as if you’re already a team?

What do teams do?

They work together to achieve a common goal.

From the first screening interview all the way to your salary counteroffer, you’ll be amazed at what manifests when you approach it this way.

Now, sometimes, you’re interviewing and you’re not quite clear what the goal is. They might not be clear either.

But, you know you like each other enough to start dancing even though you don’t know all the steps.

Maybe, they say, “Hey, we like your background. Don’t have an open role. But, let’s get together and see where it goes.”

Perhaps, they say, “Come on down and interview for this role. We don’t have a description, but it’s general engineer-y stuff.”

It could even be, “We’re thinking about hiring someone to build out this area. We don’t have a job description yet because it’s a new position. Wanna talk?”

Whatever the scenario, I have the formula for exactly what you can do to win the day.

My formula has a bunch of stuff I want you to do and at least three things I do not want you to do…

DO NOT tell them what you’ve done.

DO NOT tell them what you can do.

And for the love of all that is holy, DO NOT tell them what you want.

There is a better way to get what YOU want and help the company get max value from you.

Give today’s podcast a try…

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

Sep 5, 2023

Ever have trouble remembering your job interview answers?

Actually, my real question to you is, “Why are you trying to remember your job interview answers?”

My mind is like a steel trap and I’d never consider trying to remember all the words it takes to give you a (live-show) lesson.

That’s just too much stuff.

Not to mention, if I memorized it, I’d sound robotic instead of my cheery self!

There is a better way to answer questions in an interview.

It doesn’t require much other than remembering a few points.

Give today’s podcast a try…

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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