The Career Catalyst With Heather Austin

Heather Austin

Welcome to The Career Catalyst with Heather Austin! This is a dynamic podcast for ambitious professionals who are ready to unpack the layers of the job market and land a life-changing job offer.  You'll gain the insights, strategies, and inspiration you need to navigate the job market confidently and secure the career of your dreams.

Each episode contains a blend of expert advice, insider tips, and actionable strategies to not only survive but thrive in your professional journey.

Whether you're looking to make a big career change, climb the corporate ladder, or simply find more fulfillment in your current role, this podcast will equip you with the tools and confidence to take control of your career path.

From crafting standout resumes and acing job interviews to mastering LinkedIn networking and negotiating the salary you deserve, The Career Catalyst is your go-to resource for all things career development. Let's embark on this journey together to build the careers we want and deserve, one empowering episode at a time.

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How To Get Started On LinkedIn in 2024 - 9 Beginner Steps Revealed | EP 004
Mar 25 2024
How To Get Started On LinkedIn in 2024 - 9 Beginner Steps Revealed | EP 004
Wondering how to properly build out your LinkedIn profile or how to capture and convey your skills professionally on the platform? What about developing stronger relationships with others in your field? Or better yet, becoming a thought leader, sharing your knowledge and expertise with the world.In this episode, I’m guiding you step-by-step through the 9 things you need to do on LinkedIn right now to skyrocket from beginning thought leader in a matter of minutes.  I’m also sharing a simple formula for writing one of the hardest sections on LinkedIn, the About Section, and I’ll be giving my favorite all-time LinkedIn networking tip. CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Essential Networking Templates For Job Seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/networking/Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Full LinkedIn Tutorial on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zwsOzdqmvqoLet's keep the conversation going — What part of your LinkedIn profile needs the most work? Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!
How to Land Unlisted Jobs in 3 EASY Steps | EP 003
Mar 18 2024
How to Land Unlisted Jobs in 3 EASY Steps | EP 003
Tired of endlessly scrolling through job boards with no luck?  Feel like your applications vanish into a black hole, never to be seen again?  Believe it or not, traditional job search methods just aren't cutting it anymore and the competition seems fiercer than ever.  It's time to switch tactics and gain an edge in today's challenging job market.IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:Why casting a wide net during your job search is the old game and kills your confidence.How to identify and create a list of dream employers that align with your goals and values.Effective techniques to approach and engage with industry leaders on platforms like LinkedIn.CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Essential Networking Templates For Job Seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/networking/Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear what's working and not working in your job search right now. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!
3 Big Career Mistakes To Avoid In 2024 - Foolish Regrets No One Is Talking About | EP 002
Mar 4 2024
3 Big Career Mistakes To Avoid In 2024 - Foolish Regrets No One Is Talking About | EP 002
Are you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in your current job but don’t know why? Or maybe you’ve been on the lookout for that promotion or pay bump, but it doesn’t seem to be coming. It could be that along the way you’ve made some massive missteps in your career. In this podcast episode, I’m sharing 3 massive career mistakes to avoid in 2024 and what you can do to set yourself up to avoid any more foolish pitfalls along the way. Plus I’ll be sharing some simple warning signs to look out for if you're in a toxic job. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:Why the fear of negotiating job offers, salary raises, and promotions is holding you back from thriving in your career.The impact self-doubt is having on you securing your next big career opportunity. How believing you are stuck in one career forever significantly hinders your career progression.CAREER AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAND YOUR NEW JOB:The Career Advancement Toolkit: https://professorheatheraustin.lpages.co/toolkit/ Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear your thoughts on lessons you've learned the hard way in your career. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Until next time, keep striving for excellence and never settle for less than you deserve. I’ll see you in the next episode!
How To Write An ATS-Friendly Resume Using ChatGPT in 2024 | EP 001
Feb 26 2024
How To Write An ATS-Friendly Resume Using ChatGPT in 2024 | EP 001
Are you hitting a wall with your resume, wondering why it's not getting the traction you expected in your job hunt? Could it be getting lost in the maze of the Applicant Tracking Systems, also known as ATS? Well, it might be time to switch up your strategy. In this video, you’ll learn how to create a resume that's not just ATS-friendly, but compelling, personalized, and absolutely eye-catching. But we’re taking it one step further. I'm going to show you how to leverage ChatGPT to streamline the entire resume-writing process.In this episode, you'll learnWhat an ATS is and why it's crucial for your job search.How ChatGPT fits into your resume strategy.A step-by-step guide on using ChatGPT to optimize every section of your resume.Formatting tips to make your resume ATS-friendly and visually compelling.How to tailor your resume for specific job applications using AI.FREE RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE:Free ChatGPT account: https://openai.com/Free resume template and example: https://heatheraustin.online/resume/Free 25 powerful ChatGPT prompts for job seekers: https://heatheraustin.online/prompts/Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear your thoughts on using ChatGPT and creating your own ATS-friendly resume. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Here's to your success in the transformative world of work!
Massive Job Market Trends Impacting Job Seekers in 2024 | EP 000
Feb 12 2024
Massive Job Market Trends Impacting Job Seekers in 2024 | EP 000
In this episode, we dive into the dynamic shifts and emerging trends that are redefining the job market in 2024. With an insightful exploration into the future of work, I'm sharing crucial strategies and mindset shifts required to thrive in an evolving career landscape.This episode is a deep dive into the most significant job market trends, including the rise of skill-based hiring, the undeniable impact of technological advancements, the growing importance of personal branding, the quest for work-life balance, and the enduring power of networking and referrals. I'm providing actionable advice on how to adapt to these changes, from showcasing your skills and embracing continuous learning to building a strong personal brand and leveraging the power of your professional network.In this episode you'll learn how to:Navigate the shift towards skill-based hiring and what it means for job seekers.Stay ahead in a world where technology is reshaping the nature of work.Craft a personal brand that resonates with employers and sets you apart.Advocate for flexibility and work-life balance in the era of remote & hybrid work.Strengthen networking strategies to unlock hidden job opportunities & referrals.To help you organize your job hunt, reflect on your career goals, and build out your career assets, take a look at my new free 12-page job search planner and workbook! Let's keep the conversation going — I'd love to hear your thoughts on these trends and how you plan to tackle the job market in 2024. Connect with me on YouTube and LinkedIn and visit my website for even more detailed career and job search strategies.Thanks for tuning into the Career Catalyst Podcast! If you found these insights helpful, remember to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast. Here's to your success in the transformative world of work!