How I Got Hired

Sonal Bahl

Hey there! Welcome to ‘How I Got Hired’: a show about ordinary people like you and me, and how they created extraordinary success in their career. Three times a month, we uncover how they got hired in those career defining roles, whether it's by companies, whether it's by their very first paid clients and we are all about fully practical strategies and tactics; who’s got time for fluff? Not us! So if that is what you are about, you are in the right place. My name is Sonal Bahl, International Career Strategist and Founder of SuperCharge and here I am, every single week to help you to supercharge your believability, networkability, marketability and hireability, so you have a career and life that you are proud of. Now go in and listen with an open heart and an open mind and believe really believe if they could do it, you can do it too. Now let’s get you supercharged! Reach out to us: www.SuperChargeYourself.com. (Podcast music credit: Teamwork by Scott Holmes, under Creative Commons license.) read less
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126. Suneel Gupta: He will help you find that spark again, yes, really, just like he did for himself
Feb 15 2024
126. Suneel Gupta: He will help you find that spark again, yes, really, just like he did for himself
My guest today was once seen as the “face of failure” in the New York Times, so if there’s one thing he understands really well, it’s that the road to success is not always smooth. Suneel Gupta learned from his mistakes and went on to found RISE, a breakthrough wellness company recently bought by Amazon. Suneel is now a successful author and host of a docu series called ‘Business Class’. I loved his first book Backable which is about how to get buy-in from others to move your ideas forward, and his new book called Everyday Dharma has a very relevant premise: our job is the #1 predictor of our mental health. And yet, most of us seem miserable with what we do. Dharma is a timeless answer to the emptiness we feel — and a process for bringing joy back into our life and work.Brace yourself for an inspiring and insightful episode as speak with this trailblazing entrepreneur and author. Picture this - the ups and downs of working at huge tech companies, an unexpected summer camp transformation, applying basketball recruitment strategies to a business, and the birth of a wellness company that caught Amazon's eye. The conversation journeys into what it means to turn passion and ambition into your life's work. It involves a 'Game of Now' approach and discovering what truly sets your soul on fire. Oh, and did I mention, he'll also spill secrets on how to go from messy notes to a beautifully written book? Intrigued much? Unmissable episode!Follow Suneel on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suneelgupta/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suneelkgupta/Get Suneel's books here: https://www.suneelgupta.com/writing/--------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
125. Karin Hurt: From leaving golden handcuffs at Verizon to writing a blog that became a leadership training firm with clients like Adobe, Microsoft, Nestle!
Jan 30 2024
125. Karin Hurt: From leaving golden handcuffs at Verizon to writing a blog that became a leadership training firm with clients like Adobe, Microsoft, Nestle!
We’ve had lots of guests on the show who quit their job, were called to a higher purpose, set their eyes on entrepreneurship and never looked back.One thing we don’t often see is the mess that goes on behind the scenes. Karin Hurt’s story is one that deserves to be told, because Karin is no ordinary former 9 to 5’er who started her own training firm. Karin left a very well-paying job at Verizon after 20 years, and left a tonne of money on the table, so much so everyone around her told her she was crazy. Karin then started a training firm called ‘Let’s Grow Leaders’ with her husband David, and have together helped 10,000 leaders in 14 countries with their human centric approach to increase innovation and productivity without burning out. Karin shares the trajectory of her career in great detail — from her unique academic journey to her unexpected leap into corporate roles, and finally her decision to pursue her own venture. Karin also sheds light on the concept of human-centered leadership, her encounters with workplace conflict, and her commitment to a communicative approach in dealing with these conflicts.The episode tells a story of how an individual's passion for their work can lead to extraordinary success and the transformation of one's career path. It emphasizes the pivotal role that mentors play in recognizing this passion and the essential need for confidence and humility in leadership. We end with Karin giving advice on how to deal with organizational conflict, using her research as a reference.This is a must listen episode!Pre-order Karin's book here. (https://letsgrowleaders.com/conflict-phrases-book/)Follow Karin on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karin-hurt/)Learn more about her company about Let's Grow Leaders (https://letsgrowleaders.com/)-------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
124. Donna Serdula: From Sales to Writing the 'LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies' Guide
Dec 17 2023
124. Donna Serdula: From Sales to Writing the 'LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies' Guide
I’ve talked so much about LinkedIn on the show, and have brought quite a few personal branding and LinkedIn experts on here as well. My next guest however, is different. Donna Serdula is a LinkedIn Expert, speaker and author who wrote the Dummies guide… LinkedIn Profile Optimisation for Dummies. In this episode, we are going to learn directly from Donna on her own career and Powerful Positioning tips to Elevate & Accelerate Your Career. Follow Donna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/todonna/Donna's websites:https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/ https://visionboardmedia.com/Donna's Book here.--------------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
123. Can the ATS help you land your Dream Job? Learn from Talent Acquisition Expert & Job Seeker Ally Ed Han
Nov 27 2023
123. Can the ATS help you land your Dream Job? Learn from Talent Acquisition Expert & Job Seeker Ally Ed Han
Join me from a LinkedInLive conversation on a perennially hot topic: the Applicant Tracking System. Let's learn with Ed Han, Wordsmith, Job Seeker Ally and Recruiter at Cenlar FSB. In this conversation from 2022, Ed and I talk about: - What are some myths surrounding ATS's that we need to separate from facts?- What does a job seeker need to know about ATS when sending a job application?- What is it most recruiters wish people knew, before reaching out to them?Follow Ed on  LinkedIn here.----------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
122. Where are they now? Mita Mallick on being another brown woman writing a book about Inclusion, and how YOU can make your childhood dream come true
Oct 4 2023
122. Where are they now? Mita Mallick on being another brown woman writing a book about Inclusion, and how YOU can make your childhood dream come true
If I had a magic wand, I'd make this conversation compulsary listening in every single company in the world. It's THAT good. Mita Mallick is a LinkedIn Top Voice and a champion of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. Mita was a guest in May 2022 and since then has written a book called 'Reimagine Inclusion', and we talk about the state of DEI today. And why we need yet another brown woman talking about inclusion, and why it matters.Listen, take notes. Mita drops a lot of gems, and there's a tonne of career and life lessons in this episode. Follow Mita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mita-mallick-2b165822/Get her book Reimagine Inclusion: https://a.co/d/4VrKFeP--------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
121. Ryan Patel: How he became a World Renowned Go-To Authority on all things Business & Economy
Sep 26 2023
121. Ryan Patel: How he became a World Renowned Go-To Authority on all things Business & Economy
My guest today is Ryan Patel. Ryan is a world-renowned go-to authority on global business, political economy & corporate governance. Ryan is a top on-air contributor on CNN and has been featured on Fox Business, New York Times, BBC, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Inc, Forbes, Nasdaq, etc and is an international keynote speaker whose clients include Adobe, Mastercard, World Economic Forum, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Reuters, HP, American Cancer Society, LEGO, London School of Economics, Wharton Business School, etc. Let’s talk about Ryan’s career and how he got here. In this episode we talk about:-  What 10 year old Ryan wanted to be when he grew up, and what would he say if he could see grown up  on TV as a on-air contributor on CNN International, with his distinct style: colourful socks and comfortable shoes-Ryan also shares snippets from his early career, which position was the most formative, how he got hired there, and lessons he still remembers today Ryan explains what he does today, because to the outside world, it looks like he has such a glamourous job, traveling around the world and speaking on world’s most impressive stages. What does a typical day look like?   - How Ryan stays up to date on the state of the global economy, tech, politics, entrepreneurship, leadership etc.  - How Ryan deals with haters online...And so much more!Follow Ryan on social media;LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patelryan/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanpatelglobal/-------------------------------------------- Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
120: Shweta Aggarwal: How a Computer Science Engineer moved from India to Japan & UK & became an Anti-Colourism activist
Sep 12 2023
120: Shweta Aggarwal: How a Computer Science Engineer moved from India to Japan & UK & became an Anti-Colourism activist
To introduce my guest, I’m going to steal some rather uncomfortable, inconvenient facts from her new book. For hundreds of years, Asians, especially Indians, have believed that if you are fair, light skinned, it means that you are superior. That’s right – white supremacy doesn’t just exist among white people. Sadly, this is still the case even in modern, ‘liberated’ India. Global sales of skin lightening products are expected to cross $8.9 billion by 2024, according to the World Economic Forum. Ever since the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 following the brutal murder of George Floyd, my guest found herself sharing innumerable stories with her husband and kids about her painful past. Ever wondered what persistent bullying will do to a 6 year old in the long term? Ask a 45 year old. Ask Shweta Aggarwal. Shweta is an anti-colourism activist with a colourful life. A computer science engineer by trade, her passion is dance and writing. Shweta grew up in India and Japan, and has lived in the UK for almost 25 years. We have a lot to unpack with Shweta, and talk about things like how skin-tone bias affects racial equality at work and also, all things career pivots. Learn more about Shweta Aggarwal: https://shwetaaggarwal.com/Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblackroseway/https://www.instagram.com/theblackroseway/Get The Black Rose and Shweta's other books:https://shwetaaggarwal.com/product/the-black-rose/The semi-final at Britain’s Got Talent 2010:https://youtu.be/5CnWXjr68p4?si=dlSl1w-0rpR3A29J------ Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
119. Robert Baker: What it was like to be at Mercer for 42 years, and how that evolved to Male Allyship & DEI Consulting
Aug 31 2023
119. Robert Baker: What it was like to be at Mercer for 42 years, and how that evolved to Male Allyship & DEI Consulting
My guest today is Robert Baker. Robert spent 42 years at Mercer Consulting, where he held senior roles leading Investment Consulting and Client Relationships across geographies and businesses, and also leading DEI for the international regions, before DEI was really as mainstream as it is today. So, what does Robert do after a rich 42 year career? He starts his ‘next stage’ portfolio career, using his power and privilege for good, and set up his own consulting firm, helping businesses, ecome more diverse and inclusive, especially training and coaching male leaders on how they can show up better for women and all genders at the workplace. In this episode, we talk about how Robert started at Mercer, how he navigated change, internal networks and politics during this long tenure and his advise to someone who in today’s world is told that they need to keep moving externally to continue to grow We also talk about Robert's company Potentia Talent Consulting and the mission behind it, what made him start, how he got signed on by his first few clients, and whether he misses being in corporate. We cover a fair amout on how to shattering stereotypes and biases, and how doing this helps all genders, men included. Let’s say there’s a woman listening today and thinking, I’m in a company where they talk a pretty talk, but walking the talk is a far cry. What would Robert recommend this woman do, and how can men show up better at work? The answer pleasantly surprised me!Follow and learn more about Robert here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-baker-potentia-talent-consulting/The PWN webinar we referred to during the conversation is here. Even thought it has already passed, follow them and Robert to learn more about biases, stereotypes, equity and change.-------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
118. Selena Rezvani: Quick Confidence and How to be Authentic, Boost Connections, and Make Bold Bets on Yourself
Aug 8 2023
118. Selena Rezvani: Quick Confidence and How to be Authentic, Boost Connections, and Make Bold Bets on Yourself
We are in for such a treat! My guest today is Selena Rezwani, Leadership Speaker and 3x author. Her advice has been featured in Forbes, LA Times, Washington Post, Oprah.com, Thinkers 50 and has recently written her book Quick Confidence: Be Authentic, Boost Connections, and Make Bold Bets on Yourself, and is all about hands-on, bite sized strategies for improving your confidence. We will learn about Selena and her career path and walk away with her favourite tips on quick confidence when we need it the most. In this epsiode we talk about Selena's early career where she wore two hats at various phases: consultant with companies like Deloitte & Great Place to Work, and journalist at NPR and Washington Post. Selena also shares what it was like going out there on her own 6 years ago. Making that bold move and leaving behind the comfort and cushion of big names, what was that like?And what about Selena's OWN quick confidence?  Has she always had it, or did she have to work for/at it, and what helped her to get more confident, especially when the stages got bigger and shinier? Selena dishes it all, including her favourite frameworks she uses right before an important meeting. We also talk about her book, why she thinks it's needed and the journey to getting it published.Follow Selena on social media:https://www.linkedin.com/in/selenarezvani/https://www.instagram.com/supercharge_yourself/Selena's website where you can order the book: https://www.selenarezvani.com/Amazon link for the book here.-----------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
117. Kristina Mand-Lakhiani: How to Become Flawesome & Live an Imperfectly Authentic Life
Jul 24 2023
117. Kristina Mand-Lakhiani: How to Become Flawesome & Live an Imperfectly Authentic Life
My guest today is Kristina Mand-Lakhiani. Kristina is the co-founder of Mindvalley , the world’s most powerful platform with 20 million followers, who learn a wide range of categories from mind, body, soul, entrepreneurship, career. Kristina has been in the personal transformation industry for over 20 years and is an international speaker, entrepreneur, artist, philanthropist. But how did Kristina get here? And what’s next? We have a lot to learn from Kristina’s journey.In this episode, Kristina shares what it was like to grow up in erstwhile USSR and how it impacted not only her childhood but also her early career and education choices.We also talk about how to own our flawesome. And Kristina talks about how she did it,  especially when the stages (literal and metaphorical) got bigger and shinier? She also shares her favourite frameworks for some of us who are ashamed of what they think are their flaws: a strong accent, lack of confidence, fear of public speaking, job hopping etcAnd finally, we talk about what it was like to write and publish her first book. We covered a lot in this conversation, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Order the Flawesome book here! Kristina's website: https://kristinamand.com/Follow Kristina on Social Media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristinamand/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-mand-lakhiani-73168414/---Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every few weeks, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
116. Niraj Kapur: Sales, Marriage, Divorce, Depression, Finding Happiness again & Everything in Between
Jun 26 2023
116. Niraj Kapur: Sales, Marriage, Divorce, Depression, Finding Happiness again & Everything in Between
My guest today is Niraj Kapur. Niraj is many things. An award-winning executive, Niraj has worked in corporate London for 23 years. From small businesses to a national newspaper to FTSE 100 companies, he's experienced it all and shares his insight, knowledge, big wins and horrible failures. A sales trainer, TedX Speaker, LinkedIn Top Voice, book author of 3 books including ‘Everybody works in Sales’.These are reasons enough to invite Niraj to the show, but I personally find Niraj to be one of the most transparent people who posts consistently on LinkedIn: the good, bad, ugly, all of it. It feels like we’re going along the roller coaster together and this is rare, especially on LinkedIn with all of the fronts people put on to get business. We have a lot to learn from Niraj’s journey .In this episode, Niraj shares how his family emigrated from India in the early 1950's to London and eventually reached Northern Ireland.We also talk about Niraj's stellar 25 year career in Sales, which started after his original plan to be a rock star didn't exactly pan out. This is a deeply intimate conversation, and I'm grateful to Niraj for sharing so openly with us. There's lots of storytelling, laughs, romance, sadness and ...well... real life stuff. Niraj leaves nothing out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Follow Niraj on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/nkapur/Niraj's website and books: https://everybodyworksinsales.com/--------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
115. Alan Stein: How he got hired at Google, Facebook & Salesforce while navigating rejections, job losses and toxic internal politics
Jun 2 2023
115. Alan Stein: How he got hired at Google, Facebook & Salesforce while navigating rejections, job losses and toxic internal politics
In this podcast episode, I interview Alan Stein, founder of Kadima Careers and former employee of top companies like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and American Express. We talk about navigating internal politics, job loss, and transparency in the workplace. Alan shares his experiences getting hired at Google and emphasizes the importance of having someone open the door for you. He also talks about the importance of understanding power centers within an organization and building relationships with people who have decision-making ability. And of course, we talk all things layoffs and how they have been handled by big tech companies. Finally, Alan gives advice on how to navigate the job search process and negotiate job offers.If you're deep in job search, you simply cannot afford to miss this episode!Follow Alan Stein on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanjstein/Alan's podcast: https://kadimacareers.com/podcastAlan's company Kadima Careers: https://kadimacareers.com/------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
114. Jason Feifer: Learn how to Build for Tomorrow, with Editor-in-Chief at Entrepreneur Magazine
May 8 2023
114. Jason Feifer: Learn how to Build for Tomorrow, with Editor-in-Chief at Entrepreneur Magazine
My guest today is Jason Feifer. Jason is the opposite of a one trick pony. He’s a multi-hyphenate: Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur magazine, podcast host, book author, keynote speaker, startup advisor, and my personal favourite: non-stop optimism machine. In this episode, we are going to learn about Jason’s journey to, I know this is going to sound cliché and click-bait-y… embracing change. Because as much as we all know it’s important to understand and accept change, not a lot of us like it, let alone thrive in change. Fret not, Jason is here to show us how. We cover a LOT during this conversation, such as:- Jason's career pre-Entrepreneur Media. In fact, we talk about his study choices during college and whether it was obvious to him from an early age that he was meant to be a journalist.  - How Jason pitched dozens of magazines and how one landed at Washington Post- Jason's time at small and large media houses: Men’s Health, Fast Company, Maxim Magazine etc. and whether there's one position that massively influenced how he shows up in the world today - Of course, we talk about about Entrepreneur magazine. What was the company like back in 2015? How did Jason get hired there and what helped him get from Executive Editor to Editor in Chief in a very short time (one year)?- I geek out with Jason on a couple of chapters of his book to simplify the takeaways for you, whether you want to grow your career or company, or both. - Jason has met with and interviewed so many famous people Jason: Ryan Reynolds, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jimmy Fallon, etc. Which interview went surprisingly different from what he expected and what did he learn from the experience? - Jason's advice for someone who's in a career transition and how to best make the most of the situation, while being practical and aware of the day to day needs.Subscribe to Jason's newsletter: http://onethingbetter.email/Get Jason's book: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/book/ Follow Jason on Social Media:Jason on LinkedInJason on Instagram----------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
113. Jenna Harrison: From Nude Beaches to Business Coaching: Her Uncommon Career Journey
Apr 26 2023
113. Jenna Harrison: From Nude Beaches to Business Coaching: Her Uncommon Career Journey
In this episode of the "How I Got Hired" podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jenna Harrison, a mindset and business coach. Jenna shared her career journey with me, which included working in corporate roles, moving to Spain to work on a nude beach, and eventually becoming a coach. We covered a range of topics during our conversation, including salary negotiation, clarity in decision-making, and the power of mindset. Jenna emphasized the importance of being grounded in one's mission and taking risks to achieve new results. I found her story to be incredibly inspiring and I hope that our listeners will be motivated to pursue their passions and create fulfilling careers.Introduction [00:00:06]Sonal Bahl introduces herself and the purpose of the podcast, which is to share stories of people who have achieved success in their careers.Jenna's Corporate Role [00:05:18]Jenna Harrison talks about her favorite corporate role as an executive assistant for the chairman of a board of an S&P 600 company and how she learned about effective communication.Salary Negotiation [00:09:31]Jenna Harrison talks about negotiating her salary for the first time when she applied for the executive assistant role.Corporate Roles and Salary Negotiation [00:11:13-00:13:52]Jenna talks about her experience negotiating her salary for a fashion job and the importance of advocating for oneself.Working on a Nude Beach [00:14:32-00:20:12]Jenna shares her experience working on a nude beach in Spain and how she ended up managing a restaurant there.Choosing a Career Path [00:15:47-00:20:12]Jenna discusses her decision to pursue a career in Spain after college and how she made the decision to prioritize her personal values over a potentially lucrative career in the US.Corporate Roles and Career Progression [00:20:50]Jenna talks about her experience of being interrupted in her career progression and how she trusted herself to bounce back.Starting The Uncommon Way [00:23:24]Jenna explains how she started her coaching business, The Uncommon Way, and how she helps women entrepreneurs create their own businesses.Importance of Clarity in Business [00:29:03]Jenna discusses the importance of having true clarity in business and how it can help in attracting clients and building a successful business.The Power of Words [00:35:25]Jenna discusses the importance of shifting language to gain clarity and how our brain responds to different commands.Adversity as a Supercharger [00:38:22]Jenna shares how being rejected from a business mastermind program led her to write an application for the future, which she accomplished in just one month, supercharging her business.Methodology for Clarity [00:31:59]Jenna and Sonal discuss the methodology Jenna uses to help people gain clarity in their lives, careers, and relationships.Jenna's self-concept [00:41:19]Jenna talks about how her self-concept changed after applying to a mastermind and how it affected her behavior and beliefs.Promoting Jenna's podcast [00:42:40]Sonal promotes Jenna's podcast, "The Uncommon Way Business and Life Coaching Podcast," and encourages listeners to check it out.Importance of leaving a review [00:44:12]Sonal emphasizes the importance of leaving a review for her podcast to help it reach more people and fulfill her mission of helping others supercharge their careers.Learn more about Jenna: https://theuncommonway.com/https://theuncommonway.com/podcast/All social media @TheUncommonWay----------
112: Where are they now? Jon Tesser on moving forward after toxic workplaces and internet haters
Apr 3 2023
112: Where are they now? Jon Tesser on moving forward after toxic workplaces and internet haters
Today’s episode is part of my series ‘Where are they now’ to check up on how some of my past guests are getting on and how sometimes the best laid plans can go differently.Jon Tesser was a guest on the show back in Dec 2020 on episode 10 titled ‘Dream Jobs & Dream Bosses’ and we chatted about his career at  NYC & Co, New York Magazine, Viacom. Since then, Jon has been through a layoff and a job change, and we need an update. In this episode, we talk about it all: - When a job turns out differently than what was described - Being at the receiving end of ageism, racism and sexism- How to detext any potential red flags during the final rounds of job interviews- How therapy and meditation are tools in Jon's toolbox to build more resilience.. and so much moreBrace yourself, there’s a lot more honesty than you might be used to!! Hope you enjoy the listen and learn as much as I did.Follow Jon on social media:Jon's LinkedInJon's Instagram Previous HIGH episode with Jon Tesser, episode 10Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
111: Niall O'Carroll: From Detective to Sports Psychologist working with 27 Olympic champions
Mar 21 2023
111: Niall O'Carroll: From Detective to Sports Psychologist working with 27 Olympic champions
Niall O’Caroll used to be in the Irish National Police for 18 years, then worked as a Performance Coach with British Gymnastics and as a Sports Psychologist with 27 individual Olympic champions in Canada, UK etc. Niall is now the global Chief of Partnerships at PepTalk, a team experience platform.In this fascinating conversation, Niall spills all the beans:- We talk about what it was like being in the police force in Ireland for the better part of two decades, - How he got hired by the Canadian Olympic Committee, and what being an Olympic champion is actually like once the pomp and show is over- What Niall has noticed to be the biggest trait most elite athletes have in common, and how us non-elite folks learn from them, especially during tough moments in our careers like layoffs and rejectionsFollow Niall on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/niall-o-carroll-18065732/‘Work’s broken’ podcast: https://www.peptalk.com/podcast----------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
110: Sapna Chadha: From New York to New Delhi to Singapore: Career (& Life) lessons working at Amex & Google
Mar 4 2023
110: Sapna Chadha: From New York to New Delhi to Singapore: Career (& Life) lessons working at Amex & Google
My guest today is one of Asia Pacific’s 50 most influential and purposeful marketers. Sapna Chadha is VP Marketing at Google (at the time of this recording), based in Singapore and runs its consumer and business products in 12 geographies in India, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Prior to Google, Sapna was Chief Marketing Officer at American Express Banking, first in New York, and then in New Delhi. Sapna’s name is Indian and she looks Indian, but had never ever lived in India before moving with Amex. Today we are going to talk all things Google, YouTube, Marketing, being expatriated.We talk about:- How Sapna decided to take the less trodden path at Kellogg during her MBA- Those 10 years at Amex with all the highs and lows- How Sapna got hired at Google and how (a form of divine) timing made a big difference to actually getting into the company- What life was like living in India as someone who looks Indian but never lived in the country- What are some of the top traits Sapna looks for when recruiting for team members at Google- Biases she has experienced repeatedly as a working mom and practical steps she is taking to change that for herself and everyone around her- And so much more.In a world where people only celebrate their successes publicly and leave the less flattering elements out, Sapna and her candid style are a breath of fresh air.Follow Sapna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sapna-chadha-1128671/------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
109. Deepa Purushothaman: From Politics to Partner at Deloitte to Author & Entrepreneur
Feb 19 2023
109. Deepa Purushothaman: From Politics to Partner at Deloitte to Author & Entrepreneur
My guest today is Deepa Purushothaman who worked at Deloitte for over 20 years and was the first Indian American woman and one of the youngest to make partner. While that is impressive in and of itself, that is not the only reason Deepa is on the show. Deepa wrote this on LinkedIn a couple of years ago: I left my 22 year old job and felt like I was jumping off the cliff of uncertainty during COVID, to write and launch a business. It felt scary, uncertain, and even a little frivolous at the time. Less than a year later, Deepa released her best-selling book ‘The First, The Few, The Only, How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America’, and this is a conversation that we can ALL weigh in on, not just women or a certain race, we have a lot to learn from Deepa’s experience and work. We cover a lot in this conversation:-Deepa's journey to making partner, -How there are so many Indian origin CEO's in the US but not near as many Indian women-What 'work on your executive presence' meant as feedback for her... and much more.Learn about Deepa and her work here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepapuru/https://www.n2formation.com/https://www.deepapuru.com/The TED talk---------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
108. Dr Pal: How a Heart Attack changed his Life and Career
Feb 7 2023
108. Dr Pal: How a Heart Attack changed his Life and Career
My guest today is a Dr Pal, one of California’s leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. There are 3 reasons I wanted to bring the good doctor on the show. Number one is it’s pretty cool to have a doctor on the show, second, are some startling facts: 13% of the world is obese, 39% of the world’s adults are overweight, 1 in 5 children are overweight, and we need to learn more about this, and Dr Pal has his own personal journey. Thirdly, Dr Pal, (full name Dr Palaniappan Manickam) is a content creator, with 800k followers across Youtube and Instagram! (I counted 600k during the time of recording and it just keeps growing!). Dr Pal makes useful videos using his charateristic humour and the theme is always ‘making yourself a priority’ so that you don’t need to hire doctors like him,  ever. We talk about the following:- How the Indian steretype of having a doctor or engineer in the family was very much alive in his family and community growing up- The journey to study medicine in India and then eventually in the US, with all of the pitfalls in between- The obesity epidemic, the causes and some timeless pieces of advice for maintaining good health, coming from the doctor's own experience-  The accidental start of Dr Pal's content creation journey: how it started and how it's goingFollow Dr Pal across social media:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@DrPalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.pal.manickam/----Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
107. Frank O'Connell: Learn how to Jump First with the former President at Reebok & HBO
Jan 31 2023
107. Frank O'Connell: Learn how to Jump First with the former President at Reebok & HBO
My guest today is Frank O’Connell, who has had a long and illustrious career being CEO and President at some very well-known companies like Reebok, FOX Video Games, HBO Video, Gibson Greetings so many more. Frank has moved 25 times to new roles, across diverse industries and is now a well-known mentor to young professionals and a big proponent of taking risks to build successful careers and businesses. In fact, Frank has written a whole book on this theme: Jump First, Think Fast. In this conversation, Frank and I talk about the following:- We cover Frank's long and illustrious career since 1966 and highlights the most memorable role of his career, at Indian Motorcycles, and how helped the company that had been out of business for 40+ years- After working across multiple industries — from baked goods to sporting apparel to video games, Frank talks about what helped him to adapt and innovate at each company - Putting on the hat of CEO Frank, Frank shares the top 2-3 traits he repeatedly looked for, when recruiting his inner circleLearn more about Frank O'Connell:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jumpfirstfrank/Order Frank's new book Jump First Think Fast: https://jumpfirstthinkfast.com/------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them every Saturday, they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbahl/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SuperChargeYourself4. Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.