Marci Alboher is an author, speaker, journalist, and coach who focuses on careers and workplace issues. She is the author of the book One Person/Multiple Careers: A new Model for Work/Life Success. She’s currently a vice president at Encore.org, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging divides, connecting across generations, and creating a better future together.
Marci has been on my show before to talk about “slasher careers.” I am an example of a slasher career: a podcast host/life coach/swim coach/director of a youth sports team. Even when I was a college professor my title was full of slashes on the formal job description.
In this Wisdom Wednesday episode, which originally aired in 2009, we talk some more about slasher careers as well as working and job hunting in an economic downturn. We also discuss career transitions, networking, and what makes a good business partnership.
Listen in to hear many nuggets of career-related wisdom. You’ll hear Marci share advice for how to decline a networking request when you aren’t comfortable connecting the two parties, talk about the importance of thinking of yourself as an entrepreneur even if you’re working for a big company, and more.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- How to make a career transition
- How flexibility and career change can benefit you
- Why you should think of yourself as an entrepreneur no matter what your job is
- Slash careers
- Job hunting during an economic downturn
- Networking tips
- How to navigate difficult networking requests
- How to build an authentic business partnership