Episode 48: Question of the Month with Teddy Burriss

In this “Question of the Month” episode, Linked In strategist, trainer, and coach Teddy Burriss stops by to help me answer the question, “I don’t seem to be getting responses when applying to roles on the online job boards. What am I doing wrong?”

Teddy also shares his career journey and lessons learned, how to leverage LinkedIn for networking and job search to make mid-late career transitions, and more. As usual, I conclude the show with the weekly “Reignition Recommendation” career tip.

Show Notes:

[00:26] Welcome to Reigniting You® where we talk all things career transition for those age 40+. Happy to be with you today and our producer, Eric.

[02:41] Welcome back to Reigniting You® the show that focuses on all aspects of making mid-late career transitions.

[03:16] Excited to introduce my guest today, LinkedIn expert Teddy Burriss. Welcome to the show!

[04:11] Lisa asks Teddy to share his career path – spent number of decades in the technology world before getting into social media and career transition work.

[07:00] What have been some particularly valuable lessons that you learned along the way? Teddy – have to practice and experiment to be good at what you’re doing; have to be learning every day; can’t do it alone – need alliances.

[09:23] What else was particularly helpful that got you through times of change and your career transitions? Teddy – have to pay attention to changes that you don’t expect; studied Dale Carnegie’s work; came up with a safety net.

[15:25] Visit https://yournewaspect.com to sign up for career tips and take a free Career Transition Readiness Quiz or to contact Lisa. Go to Services/Group Programs to register Sept. 28 workshop.

[15:57] “Question of the Month” – I don’t seem to be getting responses when applying to roles on the online job boards. What am I doing wrong? Teddy – stop applying for jobs; start with finding connections that can get you a conversation.

[17:57] How can job seekers leverage LinkedIn for networking beyond just connecting with people through invites and having a profile? Teddy – have a list of companies of interest; can find the people who are working within those companies; find someone you know who can do an introduction.

[19:48] How can LinkedIn best be used for job search or to find out more about organizations and roles? Teddy – interview the company – find people who work there and interview them.

[22:30] How can listeners gain clarity about what it is they’re looking for in a next job or organization? Teddy – visualize yourself doing something different and then have conversations with people about what they perceive about you to get ideas.

[25:28] How can people find you? Teddy – Google “TL Burriss” (website), social media channels.

[26:34] Reignition Recommendation – look beyond your inner circle for your next opportunity.

[27:09] A reminder to visit https://yournewaspect.com to sign up for career tips and take a free Career Transition Readiness Quiz or to contact Lisa. Go to Services/Group Programs to register for Sept. 28 workshop.

[27:56] Join us next week when I’ll answer listeners’ career transition questions for our monthly “Ask Lisa” episode. As a reminder, you can email your questions or leave a voicemail at 360-436-6496.

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