Episode Summary

Making the right career decisions - which company, what salary, how many hours, remote or office based, climb the ladder or do a job that isn't too demanding - and ensuring that it fits with everything else that matters to you in life is COMPLICATED! And it requires SKILLS! Skills you didn't learn at school.

Episode Notes

Making the right career decisions - which company, what salary, how many hours, remote or office based, climb the ladder or do a job that isn't too demanding - and ensuring that it fits with everything else that matters to you in life is COMPLICATED! And it requires SKILLS! Skills you didn't learn at school.

You'll learn:

  • How do you negotiate a pay rise?
  • How do you ask about maternity leave at a job interview?
  • How can you express both that the work is important to you AND so is taking care of your parents/kids/dogs/golf handicap?

Lauren McGoodwin is CEO and Founder of Career Contessa, a US-based recruitment site and a lot, lot more! She is the new face of recruitment - Lauren recognised that a woman's career search is hugely different than a man's. So, she built a service that reflects and embraces those differences.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • The gender pay gap between women and WOMEN;
  • how women job search differently; and
  • the importance of we, as women, having each other's backs.

There are some surprising stats about that towards the end of the interview. Be sure to check out Career Contessa and have a look at their courses and articles for some great tips for getting the career you want. Stay in touch with us on social media (@brilliantgamble) and on our website where you'll find articles, more podcast episodes and details of where we are in the world!

About the Show

Do you struggle with work life balance? Are you excited to get out of bed and work on something you truly love, that feeds your creativity and passions and that allows you to make an impact? Or do you feel success in one area of your life requires sacrifice in another? Well, work doesn’t have to be this way.

What if you didn’t have to sell your soul, compromise your values or forgo professional success to achieve work life balance?

Join former BBC journalist, best-selling author and digital nomad Blaire Palmer and her guests as they share inspirational, honest and real conversations. A Brilliant Gamble is a great resource for those seeking real-life advice and insight based on the actual experiences of people just like you who are re-thinking how to balance work, life and self.

Learn practical strategies that will help you design a blended life - integrating work, family and self - to create a work life you love. You’ll hear inspiring interviews with entrepreneurs, creatives, leaders and others embracing new ways of working to design a life they love.

A must-listen for fans of Jess Lively, Michael Hyatt, Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Seth Godin and Tim Ferriss.