0:40 – 15:36 – The show begins by the host, Eric Sarver, introducing the special guest Maureen Weisner who has been featured on a previous episode. She is a certified professional coach, a co-founder and managing partner of a consulting firm titled Kick Start Your Transition, speaker, author and more. The first topic being discussed is professional appearance and presentation. The host explains the factor of anxiety and trying to look presentable online while also trying to impress verbally. Maureen then speaks about her background. She somewhat struggled to find jobs due to saturation but soon found a position teaching. Eventually, she began working independently which transitioned to working with Delta Airlines. She takes pride in helping others succeed even when the circumstances are difficult.She exclaimed that it is important to stay inspired and motivated. In regard to the pandemic, many business owners were unsure about what to do because they were unable to reach people the way they were used to. The two stress that no matter what is being done, being productive is what is key. It is difficult to adapt to change but all business owners are going through similar problems.
18:33 – 29:05 – Thanks to the pandemic, people have begun to blend their business and personal appearances. In addition, when speaking it is just as important to care about the tone of voice compared to what is being said. Maureen stresses that slouching is a problem. Also, one should be aware of grooming and their environment while on Zoom calls and working remotely. Maureen states that people should practice before interviewing and presenting to help prevent errors. Speeding up, slowing down, or stuttering while speaking is distracting and may be a sign of being unprepared. Speaking at a good pace and taking breaths is ideal. It is important to have the camera leveled properly which will capture the face well. She stresses that yoga poses and using the bathroom before a remote call greatly helps. Carrying a mini toothbrush and using it before an important interview can also help. Make sure to greet people in person and have a hard copy of your resume handy.
31:50 – 44:48 – Mock interviews can also be something that can assist an individual while preparing. It is important to do research beforehand which will ensure preparation. Have bullet points available to speak on when needed. The interviewer mainly wants to know what your greatest accomplishment was at your last place of employment. How did you help production? How did you help cut costs? When a broad question is being asked to you during an interview, it is important to narrow it down to something more direct. Marine implies not to ask about benefits along with other pieces of information that can be researched or learned later. It is important to know an abundance of information about the organization before entering the room. When mock interviewing, one should practice in the mirror. It will give the subject an answer about whether or not they are reflective or just responsive. If something is on your resume that is not exactly flattering, it is important to own it and state what you learned from that situation. Employers do not see anything wrong with that. Without that happening, you would not be where you are today. Furthermore, it is important to make good eye contact and smile. Those factors show that you are happy to be there and willing to contribute even when you just stuttered over a word or made a mistake.
47:04 – 57:04 – Even though there are disadvantages of working remotely, it is important to remember that there are also advantages. Some examples are having post-it notes that ensure thoughts never go astray. Next, power poses are discussed that help contain one’s power. Marine suggests keeping your feet flat on the floor and putting your arms straight up which most likely increases blood flow. In person, it is important to get to the place of employment early. This will help with networking. The individual will also get a feel for the temperature in the room. In addition, practicing is stressed again. It is important for people to know what their resting face looks like. If it is not pleasant it can be managed. Also, when smiling one should smile broadly. Many don’t realize how important these certain cues are. Smiling is contagious and only spreads positivity. To end the show, Marine explains the importance of writing down three things that are important on a post-it note. Stick that note somewhere and refer to it. This will result in a change in brain chemistry. She also says that she will be a panelist on Thursday for a women’s conference. They will be discussing how to manage interruptions and bullying in the workplace. This will feature real life situations from both men and women.
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.