How To Script Yourself as a Job Seeker - with Judith Humphrey
In this episode, Bart interviews Judith Humphrey, Founder of The Humphrey Group, about her new book, The Job Seeker’s Script. In the interview, Judith discusses how candidates can successfully advocate for themselves, whether they want to move up in their present company or move to a new firm. Her book shows job seekers how to tell their story, by first setting their goals, and then using her book’s template to script themselves throughout their journey – from the initial elevator pitch to their final interview. Using this model, job candidates will impress others and win their coveted job.
01:06 Welcoming Judith
02:14 The new book
02:48 Why write this book?
05:42 Fluid labour market
06:49 Deciding on your storyline
07:20 Am I prepared to invest in myself?
08:07 What are my skills and interests?
09:22 Do I want a new direction?
10:14 What culture do you want to work in?
10:41 Stats on the importance of culture
11:36 Return to office?
12:10 Size of organization
13:45 Will I be able to succeed there?
15:26 Pitching inside your own company
16:23 Companies WANT to retain talent
16:47 Concerns of leaders
18:13 Build your network
18:48 Selling yourself internally
19:00 Networking with your boss
20:37 Talk to potential sponsors
21:26 How to ask someone to go to bat for you
22:13 Be intentional
22:32 Sometimes people are reluctant to network
24:40 How to script yourself
30:13 Avg. # of interviews to land a job
30:29 Research the interviewers
31:04 Common questions to be ready for
34:02 Bart summarizes
36:04 Where can you buy the book?
36:49 Thank yous
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