The Occupational Olivia Podcast: Work | Careers | Psychology | Business
By Olivia Gamber: Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Blogger, Talent Development Leader
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The Occupational Olivia Podcast explores workplace psychology and how to solve the tough problems you face in the workplace to advance your career and quality of life. The show will cover topics like career development, workplace productivity and management, employee working styles, and the more complex questions like, what do you want to do with your career? There will be an expert guest to provide their perspective on the topic and share their advice with listeners. If you want to learn more about workplace psychology that will give you an edge in your career and life then take a listen!
||How to Overcome Your Mid-Life Career Crisis and Discover Your Calling||When you’re in a job that stresses you out and makes you miserable, then you can feel trapped. Maybe you’ve been in the industry for years or you feel like a transition would be near impossible because all your skills are in one function.||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Mimi Landed a Job in Silicon Valley With One Tweet||Are you trying to get a shot at doing something new that you don’t have a ton of experience in? You might be assuming your career goals are a long shot. The truth is, you can create some incredible opportunities through relationships.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Critical Skills Needed to Manage Your Career in Today’s Market||Let’s face it, the world has become a lot more competitive. The best jobs are harder to land, promotions are rare, and people are more educated than ever. We have more people with advanced degrees then the market needs!||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Use Relationships to Pivot Your Career||Have you ever daydreamed about a potential career move that had everything you want…flexibility, more pay, doing work that excites you, learning, challenging, and the list goes on. Then reality creeps back in because your doubts and fears take over.||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Creating Your Dream Opportunity…Without A Resume or Job Board||This episode is a lot more personal for me than any other episode I’ve shared up to this point. This week, I will reveal exactly how I created my dream job opportunity to work as the VP of Operations for All Things Career. And no,||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Top Game Changing Secrets to Stand Out From Your Competition and Get Hired||I think we can all agree that the job search process sucks. It’s stressful, there are so many steps, and the best jobs are always highly competitive to land. Even after putting in all the work of applying and getting a phone screen with a recruiter,||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||3-Step Process to Achieving Your Goals in Record Time||How are you doing on those goals or New Year’s Resolutions that you set for yourself in January? If you’re like most people, now is about the time when your focus and efforts to fizzle away. It’s okay, we are all human and we get lazy…but have||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Building Your Empire Quietly on the Side: Learn How to Escape Corporate Without All the Risk||Have you ever fantasized about the idea of starting your own business or starting to make money on the side as a way to supplement your income? Many people have these day dreams about what it would be like to be completely in control of the work you do.||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Truth About Making a Career Pivot That Many Career Experts Won’t Tell You||Have you reached that point in your career where you’re no longer feeling fulfilled, but you feel stuck where you’re at? You may have no idea what you want to do, but you know what you’re doing isn’t quite it.||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Land Your Next Promotion: Mastering the Game Around You||Have you been trying to crack the code of how to land your next promotion or pay increase? You’re not alone, it’s becoming more difficult than ever to advance your career within today’s organizations. With companies getting flatter,||1/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Finding Work That Fits||You can be passionate about a number of different things, but still not have them connected to your work, or you could have things you’re passionate about that are connected to your work, but still not get paid very well.||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Networking Above Your Pay Grade||Do you feel empowered to connect with people several pay grades above you? We tend to put the successful elite executives and business leaders on a pedestal and we are afraid to approach them. This is because we are worried that we would waste their ti||1/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Build Your Personal Brand and Impact Your Career||According to Jeff Bezos “Your Personal Brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Your personal brand is one of the reasons you have been promoted or have not yet been promoted. If this is something you’re not thinkin||1/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Future of Jobs – Why the Unconventional Path is Becoming More Secure||There is no argument that the employment landscape is changing faster than many of us can keep up with. We can no longer rely on universities or organizations to create compelling opportunities for our career,||12/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Have More Influence at Work…Without Being Salesy||Do you feel like you have a voice at work that people listen to? Have you wondered how to connect with important people? Do you know how to promote yourself and your work without being to salesy? All of these skills involve influence.||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Create the Job You Love Without Quitting||You cringe when the alarm goes off each morning as you dread the thought of going into work. You’re tired of the same tasks, responsibilities, and not having a voice. The stress of the day-to-day grind has you feeling burnout and feeling a lack of pur||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Crack the LinkedIn Code: Learn How to Get Noticed and Open Doors For Your Career||You’ve signed up for LinkedIn and you still aren’t exactly sure what the point of it is? You’ve heard you should have a LinkedIn profile, so you set up an account, and pasted your resume into your profile. Then you add a few contacts you know or||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Landing Career Opportunities Using Social Media||Today’s job search is ten times more complicated than it was 10 or 15 years ago. There are so many things that you need to do to maximize your ability to land the best jobs. This can be overwhelming for those of you who haven’t had to look for a||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mastering Your Mindset||We all struggle with beliefs, doubts, and mental barriers that hold us back from achieving our goals. At the end of the day, all of the challenges you are facing are actually in your own head because life is all about how you react and view those||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lessons On Adaptability From A Former Navy SEAL||In today’s rapidly evolving world, change is the only constant. You must learn to be adaptable in order to keep up and stay relevant in the world of work. This is easier said than done. Adaptability is a challenging skill to master because it requi||8/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Power Of Vulnerability||Today’s Occupational Olivia episode we discuss how to get out of the business of pleasing others and define success on your own terms with Crystal Marsh. Crystal Marsh is a lawyer turned millennial career and business coach.||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Art Of Managing Up||A lot of times people think of managing up as this sleazy concept that involves manipulating your boss. Today’s episode will show you that it’s really not about that. Managing up is really about working with your boss in a way to get the best resu||7/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Overcoming The Fear To Quit||Considering a career change, whether big or small, can feel scary. The unknown is intimidating! We all want to feel like we have things figured out because our jobs represent a big part of our identity. What is special about today’s guest, Dr.||7/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Unlock The Power of Mentorship||We all know that it’s not what you know, but who you know that gets you ahead in life. The problem is, no one really tells us how to build relationships with EXPERIENCED business people. We are left feeling behind because we think,||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||How To Manage Your Own Career||We all know that your next job isn’t going to just fall into your lap and there are a lot of barriers in the way between you and your next promotion. In this episode we discuss how to make YOUR career development a pleasure for your boss,||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Future-Proof Your Career||In this episode we discuss the future of work and how to future-proof your career. Jacob Morgan is an Author, speaker and futurist. His latest book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization,||5/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||How To Figure Out What You Want To Do With Your Career||In this episode we discuss how to overcome the major struggle everyone goes through at some point in their lives: How to figure out what you want to do with your career. Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career,||5/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I already found the Occupational Olivia website so helpful with my career questions, but now I'm even more excited there's a podcast. I just subscribed, so now its in rotation with my other podcast favorites such as The Ted Radio Hour and Stuff Your Mom Never Told You. Can't wait to hear more!
Occupational Olivia is brilliant. Her insights into the true inner workings of corporate America are transformational. She is a social scientist with practical (and often entertaining) insights into human nature and the workplace. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for direct, relevant, brutally honest career advice on how to take charge, stand out, and get to that next level in their career.
Makes me want to do better at work, and keep pushing to get better. Thanks Liv!