Let me ask you, are you unsure about your career? Perhaps you’re undecided. You may have an idea of what you want or you might have no idea at all. How do you decide your career path? How do you set career goals?
Today’s guest, Claudia Miller, is going to help answer those questions. Claudia is a career coach for women in tech. She helps her clients land jobs in 90 days (or less!) realize around a 50% salary increase. Claudia has an eclectic employment background. She has had jobs in architecture, management, health, technology, finance, education and marketing. She now uses that experience to help her clients.
Claudia learned what she knows now out of necessity. Being the first one in her family to even finish eighth grade, she knew she couldn’t rely on her family to teach her what she needed to know to advance in her career. She got great grades, was on honor roll, and earned scholarships. Even in high school, she had internships, networked, looked for mentors, and did everything she thought she had to do. She believed that if she did all these right things, the interviews, and job offers would come after college. But unfortunately, she had one interview and one job offer.
That experience led Claudia to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about the professional marketplace, and she started asking questions. How can I hack this career advancement? How can I increase my salary? How can I get multiple job interviews and offers?
What followed was years of learning, multiple career shifts, salary increases at every job offer, and her helping professionals land their next job and put them higher on their career ladder.
“When we bring two intersections of industries that are not correlated, that’s when you become the expert.” – Claudia Miller
Today, Claudia shares many practical tips for leveraging and presenting yourself, networking, learning about the industry, conducting interviews, and even how to secure yourself in this time of evolving AI.
“Make sure you take care of your mind and your mindset because if you’re not feeling confident, it will leak out to the entire job search process.” – Claudia Miller
In the middle of a recession, layoffs, and job uncertainty, Claudia’s advice is to keep a clear mind and not let any of the worries affect your job search.
If you’re at the place where you need to decide about your career, remember that you can do whatever you put your mind to do as long as you’re willing to put in the work and be persistent.
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- [04:00 to 04:35] I started using business strategies and converting them towards my career. And that’s when I was able to pivot from finance to education to the hospital setting to tech-health. And then every single time I’m getting at least a 30,000-dollar salary increase. And these are jobs that I probably only qualified about 30%. And yet I got the job. I got the salary increase. And I was very successful in those roles once I started them because I know how to be successful and I don’t need to be the expert, but I know how to tap into experts and be able to convey similar results to them.
- When we bring two intersections of industries that are not correlated, that’s when you become the expert.
- Make sure you take care of your mind and your mindset because if you’re not feeling confident, it will leak out to the entire job search process.