Are you happy at work? If so, you are a member of a very small club. Most of us, like it or not, spend the majority of our waking hours in a job that just doesn’t make us “skip to the shower” on Monday morning. Want to make a change? Join Julie Bauke for Get Career Happy and get great insight, on-target advice, and a few career Aha!’s that will inspire you, make you laugh, and yes, kick you in the seat of your “career pants. This is not just another “pursue your passion” program. Julie and her guests will help you detach from the Velcro on your office chair, and get you up and moving confidently toward the career happiness you deserve.
If you have ever lost a job, you know the panic, fear and loss of control that accompanies the news. In technical terms, it’s icky. If you have, or if you haven’t, this show is for you. Getting your exit plan in order- from your resume to your finances, to your health insurance options- is […]
Get Career Happy with Julie Bauke
Julie Bauke is a Career Strategist and President of Congruity Career Consulting. Her business focuses on educating and motivating individuals in building the career of their dreams. She is a dynamic and highly interactive speaker with a passion for educating and inspiring individuals to take charge of their careers. Her career includes human resources leadership roles with companies in a variety of industries and ten years with the global leader in career management services where she worked closely with diverse individuals, from CEO’s to professional athletes, coaching them in pursuit of their best “career life”. She left to start Congruity Career Consulting in 1997 to provide services that give people what they need to be career happy. She has been widely quoted in national publications, been featured on numerous radio shows and is currently the Career Contributor on Chicago’s WCIU TV and on Cincinnati’s Fox19 TV. She is the author of “Stop Peeing On Your Shoes: Avoiding the 7 Mistakes that Screw Up your Job Search”
She is a graduate of Purdue University and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Julie is on the Board of Directors of Bad Girl Ventures, and lives in a house of males- a husband, two teenagers and three dogs. She often wonders if she could trade in the teenagers for two more dogs.
- Get Career Happy – Be Ready to Stay, Be Ready to Go
If you have ever lost a job, you know the panic, fear and loss of control that accompanies the news. In technical terms, it’s icky. If you have, or if you haven’t, this show is for you. Getting your exit plan in order- from your resume to your finances, to your health insurance options- is one of the smartest things you can do. In the career market we are living in, or in any career market for that matter, being prepared is a must. Join Julie, Lee Laney of Laney Financial and Jennifer Homer of Strategic Employee Benefit Services and get your “career act” together.
- Get Career Happy – Get Your Career Dreamin’ On! OR Career Dreams to Career Reality?!
Do you remember how you first answered the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Chances are, your answer was something like fireman, ballerina, or cowboy. Silly, right? Very often, our earliest career thoughts are our best- till they get squashed by well-meaning others in our lives. Most of us have career goals or dreams that have been tucked away. What if you could get them out and look at them again, and maybe even find a way to live them? Whether you are in a traditional job, a job search, looking for a career change or just not as happy at work as you could be, check in with Julie to find out how your career dreams might just become your career reality- in ways you never imagined!
- Get Career Happy – Be the Boss of You!
Entrepreneurship. Self-Employment. No “steady” paycheck. Oh My! This is not breaking news, but the job and career market has changed. Forever. Lifetime employment, job security, and employer/ employee loyalty are things if the past, but with change comes opportunity! Entrepreneurship has also changed- and it’s all good. The options go well beyond bricks and mortar, and are most much broader than you imagined. If you have ever thought about it, dreamed about it, or even considered and dismissed it, you won’t want to miss this show. Join Julie and founder of Legacy Connection, Peggy Stookey for a new way to look at your career options. Be bold, and join us!
- Get Career Happy – Tattoos & iPhones or Grey Hair & 8 Track Cassettes? Generational Differences and your Job Search
All human beings have biases, and your interviewer is a human being. Are you Boomer, seen as technologically incompetent? Are you a Gen X’er, aka a slacker, or a Gen Y’er, who just wants to have fun? It may not be fair, but who told you hiring was fair? Join Julie and Robin Throckmorton, author of “Bridging the Generation Gap: How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Gen Y’ers to Work Together and Achieve More”. to find out what all this fuss is about- and how you can rock your interview- regardless of your generation’s tag.
- Get Career Happy – Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of Job Search
If you’ve ever been in a job search, you know that it is filled with ups and downs, but the downs can seem longer, and more frequent. The temptation to give up, to embrace the negative can be overwhelming, and although it is a challenge to keep your mind and your emotions in the right place, you must. Jobs are not going to come looking for you hiding under the covers; employers want to hire people who are upbeat and confident. Join Julie and her guest, therapist Julie Lingler for information and ideas you can use to navigate the emotional landscape of your job search.
- Get Career Happy – Recruiters? Headhunters? Oh My!
Whether you are in a job search or contemplating one, a good recruiter or two is good to have in your professional network. But if you are like most, you really don’t know how to work with them effectively. Join us as we talk about the role a recruiter can and cannot, will and will not, play in your career. Jan Seymour of Baldwin Gilman, whose career as a recruiter spans 25 years, is my guest. You don’t want to miss her three tips for working effectively with recruiters- and three ways to annoy them!
- Get Career Happy – Pssst…What’s Your Reputation?
Do you ever give your reputation any thought? Well, ya should! I’ll go so far as to say that you can’t reach your job & career goals without some serious attention to the matter of your reputation. We get things done through other people, so what those people think about us, say about us, and how willing they are – or are not- to recommend us matters, big time! And yes, it is in your control. Join Julie and Sarah Brown, founder of ProjectConnect for a thought provoking show on why your reputation matters.
- Get Career Happy – Give Me a (Career) Break!
Wanna take a Career Break? Whether it is a break from your job, your career or just a time to explore other interests, give back or see the world, a Career Break may be just what you need! Think it’s not possible? Think again. With some dreaming AND some planning, anything is possible! Join Julie and Career Break Secrets Founder (and Career Breaker) Jeff Jung and learn the hows, whens, wheres and whys of YOUR Career Break!
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- Get Career Happy – Three Whopper Job Search Mistakes (and How Not to Make Them)
In a job search? Having fun? You’re not? Did you know there is actually a right way to conduct a job search? No wonder you are spending so much time feeling like you are spinning your wheels! Lucky for you, you have discovered Get Career Happy with Julie, so you don’t have to be among the many who “pee on their job search shoes”. You won’t want to miss this show, as Julie and her guest, regular guy- but really skilled job seeker- Brad Austin discuss the three most common mistakes job seekers make and how to avoid them. You will undoubtedly recognize yourself or your fellow job seekers, but never fear, because once you listen to this show, you will be on the path to the job of your dreams!
- Get Career Happy – Is your Image Sabotaging Your Career?
Momma always told us to mind our manners, but she may not have realized how important our professional image- i.e. our appearance, behavior and communication-can derail us from reaching our career goals. You won’t want to miss Julie’s guest, Certified Image Consultant and Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Jill Haney and her fun, upbeat take on everything from appropriate dress, technology etiquette and why it is not okay to take a 48 ounce soda into your interview. You will undoubtedly recognize some of your colleagues’ behaviors, and maybe even cringe as you recognize yourself!
- Get Career Happy – Know Your Strengths, Rock Your Career!
Strengths. We all have them, but we don’t always use them. In fact, many of us don’t even know what they are! Knowing our strengths is vital to finding the right job and the right career- one that will make us happy and productive at work. In a business culture focused on pointing out and eliminating our weaknesses, Erin Schreyer says the over-emphasis on weaknesses and the under-emphasis on strengths can undermine productivity, effectiveness, and yes, career and workplace happiness. Join Julie and Erin Schreyer, President of Sagestone Partners and certified Strengths Coach as they talk about finding- and capitalizing- on your strengths at work. Now that’s “Getting Career Happy!”