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We all want to earn and save more money, but studies indicate only 57 percent of U.S. adults are financially literate. In this episode, get on the pathway to financial enlightenment with hosts Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola, who are joined by special guests Hassan Thomas and Remy Green, the creators of the financial literacy brand and podcast FYI FLI, (For Your Information: Financial Literacy and Investing). This information-packed episode provides listeners with actionable financial advice, defines key financial terminology and addresses tough questions faced by emerging professionals, such as whether to rent or buy homes and how to start saving for retirement.Listen to FYI FLI on your preferred podcast platform.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen to all of our episodes and also hear more podcasts from SHRM.  And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM online and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Success in any organization depends on successfully managing relationships in all directions, not just with supervisors. In this episode of SHRM's Career Compass podcast, hosts Vernon Williams and Kevin Abbed are joined by special guest Kaithlyn Kayer, SHRM-CP, a senior consultant at Evans Consulting, to discuss effective communication with managers, peers and stakeholders at every level. During this episode, listeners will learn about the differing communication needs based on position, navigating competing priorities and gaining support from fellow colleagues.Subscribe to Career Compass  on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen to all of our episodes and also hear more podcasts from SHRM.  And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM online and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
The idea of being your own boss is very attractive and with 62% of U.S. billionaires being self-made, why not give it a shot? In this episode of SHRM's Career Compass podcast, hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed are joined by special guests Emily Arnold, Associate Consultant at Franklin Advisory and Kendra Ward, Co-Founder and COO of unboXt, Inc. as they discuss the rewards and challenges of starting your own company.  Listeners will be captivated by Emily and Kendra’s personal accounts and receive tips on how to launch a business.Subscribe to Career Compass  on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen to all of our episodes and also hear more podcasts from SHRM.  And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
In Part 2 of this two episode series on the power of personal branding at work, co-hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed continue their conversation with SHRM Director of Brand Communication, Chris Kenny on how developing your personal brand can help you advance in your career.EARN SHRM RECERTIFICATION PDCs FOR LISTENING TO THIS EPISODEThis episode is Part 2 of a two-part series on the power of personal branding at work, and listening to both episodes qualifies for 1 PDC toward SHRM recertification. All you have to do is listen to both episodes to claim your credit: All relevant details, including the Activity ID, are provided during this pair of episodes.Subscribe to Career Compass  on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen to all of our episodes and also hear more podcasts from SHRM. And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
In today’s fast-paced, technological society, your personal brand could be the difference between getting the job and earning a promotion or missing an important opportunity. In this two episode series on the power of personal branding at work, co-hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed are joined by SHRM Director of Brand Communication, Chris Kenny. They explore how personal branding impacts success in the workplace and you'll hear Chris provide guidance on how to effectively differentiate yourself professionally and standout in the workforce. EARN SHRM RECERTIFICATION PDCs FOR LISTENING TO THIS EPISODEThis episode is Part 1 of a two-part series on the power of personal branding at work, and listening to both episodes qualifies for 1 PDC toward SHRM recertification. All you have to do is listen to both episodes to claim your credit: All relevant details, including the Activity ID, are provided during this pair of episodes.Subscribe to Career Compass  on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen to all of our episodes and also hear more podcasts from SHRM. And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Season 3 SHRM's Career Compass podcast opens with a dynamic episode discussing the impact of race in the workplace and how HR leaders can develop inclusive workspaces. Cohosts Dr. Vernon Williams and Kristy Parola are joined by HR Director for the City of Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Marquis Barnett. During this episode, Dr. Barnett provides personal experiences and tips for successfully navigating difficult conversations about race and much more.Subscribe to All Things Work on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen to all of our episodes and also hear more podcasts from SHRM. And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Our Season 2 Finale brings the hosts, Kevin Abbed, Kristy Parola, Vernon Williams and Erica Young, back together to recap their favorite moments from Season 2 and discuss what lessons they've come away with for their career. Moderated by special guest and SHRM Manager of Emerging Professional Engagement, Christopher Lopez, listen in as dynamic hosts open up about themselves and share words of encouragement and lessons learned from their life and professional experiences.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. This special episode may always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficialKeep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
From 2019 to 2020, reports of symptoms of anxiety have tripled from 8.1% to 25.5%, and as of June 2020, 75% of individuals between the ages 18 to 24 year have reported at least one adverse mental health symptom. During these times when people are concerned with personal health, employment stability and connection to others, it's imperative that we address and manage the stress in our lives. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Erica Young interview Marjorie Morrison, President and CEO of Psych Hub, the premier online platform for impactful and engaging videos on mental health, substance use and suicide prevention.  During this conversation, you will also learn more about common stressors affecting both the workplace and personal life, as well as tips for managing your mental health and well being.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. This special episode may always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficialKeep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
1 in 3 adults have a criminal record and HR professionals play an essential role to ensure the formerly incarcerated have access to quality employment opportunities. One of the keys to reducing recidivism and improving public safety is finding employment for those who were formerly incarcerated. In this episode, co-host Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola interview SHRM Business Operations Specialist, Robert Bennett, who describes his compelling story of overcoming his criminal past, reintegrating back into society, and thriving in the workplace. You will also learn more about SHRM’s Getting Talent Back to Work initiative and the benefits of second chances.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. This special episode may always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficialKeep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Building your personal brand by earning certifications and credentials demonstrates to employers that you’re investing in your career development and personal growth. Certifications and credentials not only set employees apart in the workforce, but often yield higher incomes compared to those who have not achieved such milestones. In this episode, Career Compass co-hosts Erica Young and Kristy Parola speak with Nancy Woolever, SHRM Vice President of Certification Operations, about the importance and benefits of obtaining certifications and credentials.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. This special episode may always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficialKeep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Mentors play a pivotal role in developing the next generation of leaders. Mentors help identify job opportunities, help make career connections and offer professional advice. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Kevin Abbed are joined by Daniel Horgan, CEO of CoLabL to discuss the important role mentors play in career success. This episode covers the critical components of mentorship, including advice on finding a mentor, sustaining mentor relationship, as well as discussion of how even newer employees can begin mentoring others.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice. This special episode may always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficial.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
As an HR professional, the importance of your professional network can't be overstated, and during a pandemic, you may need those connections more than ever to land your next internship or job. In this episode, join co-hosts, Erica Young and Kevin Abbed for a conversation with career coach and HR professional Eric Knott for a deep dive on career positioning strategies that produce results, even during a plague year. Learn about everything from effectively discussing your work experiences to harnessing the power of LinkedIn to help secure your next opportunity. “There are jobs out there," says Eric, "You just have to be ready.”Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to stream alongside other SHRM podcasts. Finally, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. This special episode can always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficial.Keep up with SHRM by visiting shrm.org and all the SHRM social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Voting is a great privilege and if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Elections matter and affect HR professionals and Americans across the country. It is important for each one of us to share our voice. In this episode, join Career Compass co-hosts Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola, as well as two members of SHRM’s Government Affairs team, Sean McIntosh and Andrew Aragon. Both Sean and Andrew have substantial experience working on Capitol Hill, which they harness to discuss the importance of voting, how local elections impact your life and how your active participation in the democratic process impacts the future of workplaces.
Now, more than ever, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are playing a pivotal role in today’s society and we all have a responsibility in driving the narrative. To be successful in your career or at school, it's critical that you not only understand, but value diversity, equity and inclusion. In this episode of Career Compass, we dig deeper into the complexities of DEI in the workplace. Our hosts, Vernon Williams and Erica Young are joined by two special guests: Camille Chang Gilmore is Vice President of Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific, as well as a SHRM Foundation Board Member. Emily Dickens is SHRM's Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs. Hear this pair of industry titans provide guidance on getting started in the field of DEI, the cultural competency skills you need to advance your career and strategic ways to discuss DEI in the workplace.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. This special episode may always be viewed at YouTube.com/shrmofficialKeep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Career Compass returns for Season 2 and we’re taking an even deeper dive into all things careers and workplaces! During this season, you’ll learn from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape. In our first episode, our hosts will share about SHRM’s important and critical call to action,Together Forward @ Work, SHRM's new initiative focusing on eliminating racism in the workplace. Hear them discuss what this initiative means to students and emerging professionals entering the workforce and how it's shaping the future of workplaces. In a time when various forms of injustices are omnipresent, there is a need, now more than ever, for us to come together in solidarity to against injustice of any kind, especially in the workplace. There isn’t just a need for diversity and inclusion, but a need for diversity, EQUITY, and inclusion. Join us for the episode as we discuss how these generations will be paramount to moving Together Forward.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Whether you’ve got a job or are looking for a job, there are going to be ways for you to develop professionally. In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, cohosts Kevin Abbed and Misha Adams talk with Schyler Houck about the sorts of action steps you can take to move yourself forward in your career path. Schyler, the Director of HR at the Saratoga Casino Hotel, describes the importance of aligning professional development with your interests and allowing those to guide your journey and goals.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
It’s increasingly common for workplaces to be comprised of employees from varying age brackets, and effectiveness at your workplace is directly tied to how well you work with others. In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, cohosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed speak with Kayla Despres on the topic of successfully working alongside coworkers of different generations. Kayla is the head of HR for Bilfinger Westcon, an industrial construction company based in Bismarck, North Dakota. You’ll hear how focusing on coworkers as individuals rather than their generation helps diffuse age-based stereotypes. Kayla reflects on her experiences and lessons she’s learned managing a team where she is younger than all of the employees under her lead.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, host Kevin Abbed discuss time management, its importance in your professional life and how to do it well. He’s joined by guest Jazzmine Woodard. Jazzmine manages a number of employee resource groups focused on diversity and inclusion for the energy provider Embridge. She’s also got high standards for time management, noting that “You have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce…so I look at time management as trying to be more like Beyonce.” Listen to hear her show you the ins and outs of effective time management by helping you define your priorities and then learn the strategies of time blocking and savvy calendar management. Jazzmine also reflects on how effective time management has allowed her to have a richer personal life.  Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Okay, so let’s say you got the job (or internship). It doesn’t stop there: Once you’re in, it’s important to identify and establish a rep with those who can help you develop into the professional you aspire to become. So what are we talking about? Mentors and mentorship. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Kevin Abbed and Misha Adams speak with the George Washington University’s interim HR director Alexander Pullen, who’s all about mentorship and just who you want to hear speak on the subject. You’ll hear his advice on how to find a mentor and why you probably need more than one.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram. 
Internships are a great source of real-world experience and can help indicate to employers that you’re definitely ready for primetime. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed talk all things internships with guest Crystal Granger. Crystal is a human resource benefit specialist with real-estate company Harsch Investment. She also happens to have LOTS of insight on topics such as how and when to look for internships, being strategic at career fairs to help you land one and how to make the most out of the one you get. And it doesn’t stop there: Really, the breadth of content about internships she covers in this episode is really something. Please subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice. Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram. 
In this first episode of SHRM's Career Compass, co-hosts Kevin Abbed and Misha Adams are starting from scratch and talking about the assets you need working for you in the search for a new job: A resume and LinkedIn presence. They're joined by Andrew Marcotte, a senior HR associate at Blain's Farm and Fleet, a Midwest retailer with 42 stores. Andrew has reviewed thousands upon thousands of resumes since the first HR position, so you can bet he's got something to say about how to make them good. The three also turn their attention to LinkedIn, "the resume that never sleeps" and how to utilize it for meaningful professional interaction. Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Navigating the professional world for the first time can be difficult, but hosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed have got you covered: In each episode, they bring you conversations they've recorded with HR professionals on a number of career-oriented that are applicable to every stage of your career.Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
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Created by
SHRM
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 3rd, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 8th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
22
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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