The Truth About Work with Liz Ryan
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 23 - “Should I stop asking candidates what they’ve been up to since their last job?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 23 - “Should I stop asking candidates what they’ve been up to since their last job?”

August 9, 2020
In Episode 23, Liz explains why you shouldn't give a prospective employer your current manager's contact info and answers the questions, "Should I stop asking candidates what they've been up to since their last job?" and "How do I explain why I left my last job?"
 
 
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 23 - “How do I answer the interview question ‘What’s your greatest strength?’”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 23 - “How do I answer the interview question ‘What’s your greatest strength?’”"

August 5, 2020
In Episode 23 Liz advises a job seeker who's just been asked to interview again for a job they didn't get five months ago; talks about going back to work during COVID-19; advises a manager who wants to hold an outdoor, mandatory team-building event with masks and social distancing; and tells listeners how to answer the interview question "What's your greatest strength?"
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 22 - “What’s your greatest weakness?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 22 - “What’s your greatest weakness?”

July 30, 2020

In Episode 22, Liz talks about your relationship with your boss, how Employment at Will is bad for business and the interview question, "What's your greatest weakness?"

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 21 - “Should I tell my boss not to hire my toxic ex-coworker?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 21 - “Should I tell my boss not to hire my toxic ex-coworker?”

July 22, 2020
In Episode 21, Liz answers the question "Should I tell my boss not to hire my toxic ex-coworker?" and explains how to answer the question "What do you do?" when you're in reinvention - and teaches listeners how to stand out in a job interview!
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 20 - “Employment vs Entrepreneurship”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 20 - “Employment vs Entrepreneurship”

July 18, 2020

In Episode Twenty, Liz explains why an interviewer might invite you to an interview but then accuse you of embellishing your resume; explains the difference between trust-based leadership and fear-based supervision; and talks about the mythology around employment vs. entrepreneurship.

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 19 - “How can HR people support employees working from home?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 19 - “How can HR people support employees working from home?”

July 16, 2020

In Episode Nineteen, Liz talks about unemployment comp & what's wrong with cover letters & answers listener questions:

- How much do bonus plan details matter in a job offer?

- How can HR people support employees working from home?

- How can HR people adapt to the workplace during & after COVID-19?
 
 
 
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 18 - “When is the right time to bring up the salary topic in a job interview?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 18 - “When is the right time to bring up the salary topic in a job interview?”

July 10, 2020
In Episode 18, Liz tells the truth about "authenticity" at work and makes the case against performance review; she also answers listeners' questions:
 
1) Should I 'overpraise' myself in my performance self-appraisal?
2) When is the right time to bring up the salary topic in a job interview?
3) How do I show off my physical work samples in a Zoom interview? 
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 17 - “What’s the best kind of story to tell in my resume?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 17 - “What’s the best kind of story to tell in my resume?”

July 7, 2020

In Episode 17, Liz talks about pre-employment personality tests and why she's not a fan, and answers the question "What's the best kind of story to tell in my resume?" and the question, "If most people under-state their accomplishments, how do I avoid understating mine?"

 
 
 
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 16 - “How do I keep an employee happy if I can’t promote them?”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 16 - “How do I keep an employee happy if I can’t promote them?”

July 3, 2020
In Episode Sixteen, Liz explains how to fix what's broken in the recruiting process and how to shift your mindset about recruiting or being recruited. She answers the question, "How do I keep an employee happy if they want to grow and I can't promote them?" 
Truth About Work Podcast Episode 15 “Why Your Job Doesn’t Define You”

Truth About Work Podcast Episode 15 “Why Your Job Doesn’t Define You”

June 30, 2020

In Episode Fifteen, Liz talks about why your job doesn't define you (even if you love it), what to do when your passion is outside your work and more - and reads her story "Five Signs You're Successful - Whether You Know it or Not."

 
 

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