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Career Strategy Interviews

The Three Job Interview Questions You Need to Answer


How to Position Yourself For Career Success

Published on February 20 2017
George Bradt Executive Onboarding Expert - TotalPicture Radio interview with Peter ClaytonGeorge Bradt

Are you committed to advancing your career in 2017? And I don't mean a small, incremental 'one rung up the ladder' type of change. I mean a fundamental change: how to take charge, get immediate results and achieve a new level of success.

Here's the playbook you need: The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan. This book has legs. That's why there's a 4th, updated Edition. And that's why it's primary author, George Bradt is back on TotalPicture Radio. Although the focus of The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan is onboarding executives, it really provides a blueprint for positioning yourself for success at every stage of your career. And that's why you'll find it in the Career Strategies Channel of TotalPicture Radio, not the Leadership Channel.

In the first chapter, you will learn how to ace a job interview, and assess if the job is right for you.

There are only three interview questions:
1. Can you do the job?
2. Will you love the job?
3. Can I tolerate working with you.

To put it in another way, that's strength, motivation, and fit.

There are many powerful, career changing insights, tools and tactics in The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan. George and I discuss a few of them in this podcast. However, my recommendation -- go wherever you buy books and buy this one. Put it at the very top of your reading list.

Stay tuned. A complete transcript will be available soon!


How To Boost Your Career By Saying What You Mean


Every day at work, you write. Are you writing to stand out, or writing to fit in?

Published on December 20 2016
Joss Bernoff, author Don't Write Bullshit -TotalPicture interviewJosh Bernoff

Please Note: This episode of TotalPicture Radio is not appropriate for children, and those offended by salty language. Especially the word bullshit.

The average person who writes for work, even a little, spends 46 hours per week on reading and writing. And most of us do the majority of our reading on a screen.

I'm going tell you a little story about the interview I did a number of years ago with Bob Sutton who is a professor at Stanford University. Bob wrote a bestselling book titled, The No Asshole Rule. inspired by an article he wrote for Harvard Business Review, based on hiring practices at Stanford University, that were very successful. The basic premise: "I don't care if you won a MacArthur Genius Grant, if you're an asshole we don't want to work with you!" Bob didn't want to show up everyday to have to deal with an arrogant asshole. Harvard would not publish his book because he refused to take asshole out of the title. At the time, my show was sponsored by Deloitte, and The No Asshole Rule was the title of my podcast and effectively blocked by Deloitte's firewall. However, It remains one of the most popular episodes EVER on TotalPicture Radio.

I'm telling you all of this because my guest today, Josh Bernoff, wrote a wonderful book titled Writing Without Bullshit. I'm fairly certain your corporate firewall would block this podcast if I used it as the tite of the show, so as a public service I'm using the subtitle so it won't get blocked.

Welcome to a Career Strategy Channel podcast, this is Peter Clayton.

Now, you'll notice a whole bunch of words are crossed out in the intro. His mission is to get all of us to write better, write shorter, kill the filler, the weasel words, the corporate-speak bullshit. That's what we're going to discuss today. How to write to stand out and be noticed!


Teresa Ghilarducci: How to Retire with Enough Money


How to Know What Enough Is. No Gimmicks. No Magical Thinking. Just Solid Advice from an Expert on Retirement, Pensions, and Personal Savings.

Published on March 01 2016
Teresa Ghilarducci, is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research. retirement and pensions expert-TotalPicture interviewTeresa Ghilarducci

Did you know a majority of Americans have less than $30,000 in retirement savings? One third has saved nothing at all. Tens of millions of middle-class Americans turning 65 in the next decade are on track to be living in or near poverty after they quit working. My guest today refers to Baby Boomers as "When 60 is the New 17."

Welcome to a Career Strategies podcast on TotalPicture this is Peter Clayton - today we're going to be talking about How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is. Which just happens to be the title of a new book by my special guest, Teresa Ghilarducci, an expert on retirement, pensions, and personal savings. Teresa is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research. She has a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and taught previously at the University of Notre Dame.


Landing Your Dream Job - Hiring Your Dream Candidate


Our Guest today is passionate about vintage Italian motorcycles and Winning. Meet Steve Munro

Published on November 17 2015
Steve Munro, Chief Revenue Officer Koneka -TotalPicture interviewSteve Munro

If you do a search for Career Books on you'll find over 181,000 titles - under job hunting and career guides - over 29,000 titles. As I'm sure you know, there are a lot of books in the career and self-help categories which promise fantastic 'life-changing results' if you follow these 'ten easy steps' or adhere to this 'proven formula'.

Well today, you're going to meet someone who landed his dream job by following the specific step-by-step approach - tools, tactics, and job search campaign strategy detailed in - you guessed it - a career book - titled Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap into the Hidden Job Market Using Social Media and 999 Other Tactics Today, written by friend of the show David Perry, and Jay Conrad Levinson.

Before we get started, I want to mention that David has a new book coming out in January titled Hiring Greatness - How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition - which you can learn about and pre-order on Amazon or by visiting

Something else unusual about this story -- David Perry is not only a bestselling author, but Managing Partner at Perry-Martel International, an executive search firm. David has placed Steve, has recruited for Steve, and Steve has used David's books to land his dream job and hire a rock-star candidate for his company. (More on that later).

And now finally, after that long-winded introduction, I'd like to welcome to the show, from Ottawa, Canada, Steve Munro, Chief Revenue Officer for Koneka, a software startup in Ottawa.


Jobmaster: All the Best Job Boards, One App


Chris Russell, Founder of CareerCloud, Launches a New Way for Job Seekers to Stay Connected

Published on February 19 2015
Chris Russell Chris Russell

If you're in a job search (or simply keeping an eye on the market and demand), there are job aggregators like Indeed and Simply Hired. But to discover specific niche job boards that target those critical job skills you have - have a look at Jobmaster in the iOS App store.

Welcome to a Career Strategy Channel Podcast. I'm your host Peter Clayton. Today, we welcome back to TotalPicture Radio the "mad scientist of online recruiting," Chris Russell, talent acquisition executive, recruitment marketing strategist, sourcing expert, and inventor of many tools, resources and apps in the recruiting world.

CareerCloud, Talent Xray, Jobs with Friends, are all inventions from the fertile mind of Chris Russell. One of my favorite iOS apps is RecruitingNews, which aggregates all of the HR and recruiting blogs, conferences and podcasts. I use it daily.

Chris blogs at Making Money with Job Boards and hosts a popular podcast, CareerCloud Radio. (You'll find links in the sidebar).


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