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The Career Whisperer: Make it WORK!

Special Guest: Andrea Kay
Career Consultant, Executive Coach, Syndicated Columnist, Speaker and Author

Whether you're changing careers, want to get along with people better at work, move up in your field or work less and enjoy life more, Andrea Kay can help! Andrea shares practical advice on the issues you face in your career and on the job.

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00:23 Lucky You Contest
01:22 Make it WORK!
03:02 What Makes us Feel Bad at Work?
06:13 Looking Back at Monday Exercise
11:02 The Fraidy Cat Exercise
16:17 Listener: Lighten My Load
22:35 About Andrea Kay
24:50 Listener: Nothing Excites Me
33:51 Barriers to Joy in Your Life
49:28 Listener: Community Service & Narrowing Choices
56:57 Closing Comments
59:30 Closing Track: Just a Ride by Jem

Also listen to:

How to Get Your Next Job

Work Family Balance

The Career Whisperer
(Part 1)

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About Andrea Kay

Andrea Kay is a career consultant and executive coach who has helped thousands of job hunters and employees cut to the heart of their frustration and dissatisfaction to take control of their careers. She has published five books (see below).

As a weekly newspaper columnist since 1988, Andrea has written over 900 articles on careers and workplace issues. Today her syndicated column appears in Gannett newspapers from California to New York to Canada as well as Gannett newspapers on the Web.

As an executive coach, Andrea works closely with key executives of corporations to help them reach their potential as managers, leaders and people.
Andrea has presented workshops and counseled employees at such companies as Procter & Gamble, Apple Computers, Westinghouse, Frito-Lay, General Electric, NCR, Humana, Union Carbide, Whirlpool Appliances, Cincinnati Bell Telephone
and Marion Merrill Dow.

Andrea has appeared on CBS This Morning several times and has been widely quoted and interviewed in national publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Associated Press and Smart Money, Kiplinger Financial Magazine, Redbook, Mademoiselle, National Business Employment Weekly, First For Women Magazine, Essence, Woman and Financial Woman Today and on radio programs across the U.S. and Canada.

Andrea has spoken as a keynote and workshop presenter to Fortune 50 companies and a variety of professional associations and presents to universities, schools, job search groups and career conferences. Andrea was a weekly contributor on career and workplace issues on a National Public Radio affiliate and has presented weekly career features on an ABC television affiliate morning news program.

Today she is the career expert for WKRC television, where she offers career advice. She hosted the live, call-in radio career talk show, "Ask Andrea" and hosted "Job Talk," a live, call-in radio career talk show on public radio. Her video tape, "Common Mistakes in Interviews and How to Overcome Them", is published by Cambridge Educational.

Andrea has been awarded the Women In Communications Gem Award for adherence to the highest standards of practice in professional communications and support of women in the work force. She was named Best Career Counselor in Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine in its 2002 "Best of the City" issue. Andrea's books have been recognized by the Ohioana Library Association for Literary and Artistic Achievement. Andrea has been named Outstanding Speaker by the Society for Advancement of Management and her talks have been named Best Program of the Year by the National Association of Women in Construction.

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Andrea Kay's Books

Work's a Bitch and then You Make It Work: 6 Steps to Go from Pissed Off to Powerful
Join the club if you feel stuck, unsatisfied, betrayed and angry. Nearly 85% of the workforce is fed up with giving more and getting less, working their butts off, enduring injustices and careers that suck the life out of you. Whether you work for a company, are job-hunting or on your own, there’s something here for you. Learn:

• How to be prepared and ready to cope with the unpredictable
• To sniff out clues that reveal whether or not a company is where you want to work
• To define and get up the nerve to ask for the kind or work arrangement you want
• To have more time with family and friends
• To be appreciated at work

Life's a Bitch and then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get Out of Your Funk & On to Your Future
Designed for career changers of every age, this life-changing book works like a one-on-one counseling session, showing you how to discover and create a career that fits your life and who you are-not what others think you should be. You'll discover how to have more meaning, more control and less stress in your life and work. Learn:

• The first thing you must do
• What to do if you're over 40
• The top 7 interview questions to be prepared for
• How to get an offer in a new career when you have no experience
• How to stay focused and motivated
• How others made successful career changes
• If you have what it takes to make a change
• What hardly anyone considers when making a career change
• The secret to getting an offer

Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want
Ten authoritative step-by-step strategies with tested techniques for recent grads to seasoned professionals. Learn:

• Mistakes you make in interviews and how to avoid them
• Three things to do before negotiating an offer
• What to never discuss
• How to prepare for any interview question
• How to define what you really want
• Why you don't need to sell yourself in interviews

Resumes That Will Get You the Job You Want

Shows you how to create a resume that positions you for the job you want, not just the job you can get. Includes sample resumes described by Fortune 500 human resource directors as "the best resumes I've ever seen." Learn:

• Eight things you waste time worrying about
• Dumb things people include on their resume
• How to make complicated things sound simple and boring things interesting
• About electronic resumes
• Four things everyone reading your resume wants to know

Greener Pastures: How to Find a Job in Another Place
Essential step-by-step guide to help you get a new job in a different city. Learn:

• How to decide where to move
• What kind of research and preparation to do from home
• How to enlist others' help to find job openings
• When and how to plan a visit to your target market
• How to cut your job search time in half

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Andrea's Career Whisperer Video Podcast:

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Write to Andrea for a free copy of:

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Work and Your Life More
Click here for contact information.