Best History Podcast: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

I just finished listening to the latest episode of the Hardcore History Podcast. One word … fantastic!! This episode was nearly four hours of thoroughly engaging storytelling on the Pacific theater of War World II. This episode was part VI in the series called, “Supernova in the East.”:

Dan Carlin’s last series was a nearly 13-hour, 3-episode storyline on the Achaemenid Persian Empire called “The Kings of Kings.” The podcast covers a wide range of historical topics.

I highly recommend this podcast if you are interested in history. What history podcasts would you recommend?

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I Got a Career Advice Question on LinkedIn. Here’s My Answer.

dreamstime_s_130320892 - Career GoalsI had a first today! Someone connected with me, then asked me for career advice. I’m an open networker on LinkedIn. An open networker means I’m open to receiving connection requests from people you don’t know on the platform.
Connecting with people I don’t know is not unusual. Getting a message asking me for career advice after connecting, that’s a first.
I’m a Data Analyst in my current role. He explained that he wants to become an Analyst and asked if I had any career advice for him. A concise message with a simple question. Few details.
I had to think about this. Why me? I’m not a career counselor. One look at his LinkedIn profile revealed the reason. He’s a Sales Consultant who wants to become an Analyst. My career progression over the last seven years has been from a Sales Consultant to a Project Coordinator to a Data Analyst. Not a common transition.
I did respond to him with a couple suggestions. I’m sharing what I said to him. I had time to think about the question so I’m giving far more details here.
First, make sure you list specific skills under each position. Recruiters search for skills. My profile lists Excel development, Microsoft Access development, Sharepoint administration, Dynamics CRM administration, among other skills. Every call I received from a recruiter was asking about my skills, not my positions.
Second, learn from the experts. I knew to focus on skills because I started listening to career advice podcasts before and during my search. I also listen to podcasts about the field I’m interested in building a career. It’s an excellent way to keep up with treads in any field. You can catch a recruiter’s attendance with the skill listed on your profile. However, you need to be able to have a convincing conversation during the interview. Podcasts can help with that.
Here are some podcasts I listen that help me know how to conduct the search (recruiting trends). Then have convincing conversations about the skills and business trends. [Keep in mind some these podcasts are newer.]:
Search for your skill and see what podcasts come up.
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Want Information on How to Handle the Coronavirus? NPR Life Kit Podcast Has the Answers?

dreamstime_s_117954806The NPR Life Kit has hit the ball out of the park on how to handle the coronavirus. Episode after episode of tips and information on how to manage the crazy changes to our daily lives. Read or listen for yourself:

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now

5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus

A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus

Your gym is closed – When It Comes To Exercise, ‘All Movement Counts’

I hope this helps!