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On the Job Podcast S3:E5 – A Brush with Fame

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A Brush with Fame
Avery Thompson is a funny, heartfelt, and eccentric filmmaker and radio producer who has done almost every job under the sun. Like many 20-year-olds, he had big plans of what he was going to do with his life—he was determined to be the next Orson Welles. Unable to find someone to fund his creative endeavors and a portfolio of nothing more than a few zany student films, Avery took a summer job with a landscaping company in the Hamptons, determined he would meet the right people to eventually help him land his dream job in film. Surely Jerry Seinfeld would need a new walkway! Or Robert DeNiro would need his roses cut! As the weeks went on, toiling away under the hot sun, Avery received the worst project he could think of—painting a fence in between overgrown holly bushes. But then, a hilarious and chance run-in with Steven Spielberg helped set Avery on the path to what he was destined to do.

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Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed During an Interview?

Interviewers tell us about disruptive behaviors all the time. People that don’t make eye contact, never stop talking, or show up late. But today we want to turn the tables and see what interviewers have done that you found less-than-stellar.

Whether they came in the door 20 minutes late, spent the entire time texting, or showed up completely unprepared, we want to hear about it. Let us know in our poll!

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On the Job Podcast S3:E4 – Five Loaves & Two Fishes: Filling the Hunger Gap

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Five Loaves & Two Fishes: Filling the Hunger Gap

Linda McKinney is an Italian woman in McDowell, WV, who runs the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank with her husband. In a down-and-out coal town, she is single-handedly responsible for feeding 150 families each week. An interesting and eccentric character, Linda McKinney is a wonderful example of the goodness of humanity against all odds. Linda does her job with humility and without a need for thanks—because she does it for the people she knows and cares about. Where you come from and what’s happening around you drives you to do the job you need to do.

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Self-Imposed Barriers Job Seekers Need to Overcome

Many jobseekers spend hours a day filling out job applications online. In today’s world, would-be-employees need to treat the job search itself like a part-time job to get the position of their dreams.

 

Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In a study by Workopolis, 75% of applicants for a given role aren’t actually qualified to do it. “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the interview,” says Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts.

However, being able to do a job isn’t just about the listed requirements.

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On the Job Podcast S3:E3 – Master of a Dying Art

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Master of a Dying Art
Jim Ellis is a master of a dying art. Meet this 80-year-old blacksmith from Cape Cod who is committed to making sure one trade isn’t lost to time. What happens to an occupation like blacksmithing if the next generation doesn’t learn the skills needed to see it survive? What happens to these occupations when the ones who do them move on?

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On the Job Podcast S3:E2 – Maple Syrup Brothers

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Maple Syrup Brothers
What does it take to be a young farmer in a digital age? This is the story of two young brothers rising in the maple syrup industry in Vermont. Hear how important the Stewart brothers’ highly loyal and supportive community is to running their small agrarian business in 2019.

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Don’t miss an episode!
Jobs give us a connection to our communities and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families. Your work may be your passion or it could just be the way you make ends meet. Each week, On the Job will share stories about the pursuit of work by delving into the employment situations people from all walks of life face each day.

Download the On the Job podcast on iTunes or anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts. And, be sure to check back next week for the next episode!

Season 3 of the On the Job Podcast Launches with a New Episode!

We’re excited to announce the season three launch of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast with a brand-new episode!

Season 3, Episode 1

Healthy Roots
Meet Yelitsa, a next-level, twenty-something entrepreneur who started her own company, Healthy Roots, to teach young black girls about natural hair. Listen to the emotional ride of starting your own company when you decide to put yourself out there, kick open doors, make connections, and plant seeds.

Listen to the new episode!

Don’t miss an episode!
Jobs give us a connection to our communities and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families. Your work may be your passion or it could just be the way you make ends meet. Each week, On the Job will share stories about the pursuit of work by delving into the employment situations people from all walks of life face each day.

Download the On the Job podcast on iTunes or anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts. And, be sure to check back next week for the next episode!