Bob Baird and Fix My Career Now.Com - 204

July 13, 2018



Bob Baird is the founder of He helps job seekers get that better paying job by developing their complete toolkit. He believes that finding a better, higher paying job requires more than just a great resume and LinkedIn profile. According to Bob, "the complete toolkit" includes developing skills in networking, interviewing, negotiation skills, and more.

From professional musician to CEO of a 60 year old nonprofit, Robert - Bob - Baird climbed the career ladder through a series of career pivots.

Before becoming a CEO, he was a Navy supply corps commander, a technology consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Services, a risk management consultant and the Chief Information Officer for a major insurance company.

He has successfully pivoted 12 times to obtain career success and now is a career transition practioner and expert. As a former "C" level executive, hiring manager, and on occasion job applicant, he knows what management's looking for.

Bob's helpful advice will be welcomed by all job seekers. He provides that guiding hand to get you not just through the process of job seeking but to develop your skills at landing that dream position.

Lots to learn today.

Thanks for listening.

Make sure that you look at the links below and check out the many free resources that Bob has shared with us.




Additional Resources:

Get Noticed: 8 Great LinkedIn Hacks

Free Video: “How to Write a Resume that Lands the Interview” + Bonus Training: Resume Keyword Optimization


Blogs Discussed on the Podcast

Resume Keywords: Beating the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Get a Better Paying Job Now and Love Your Life

What is your LinkedIn “Poachability” Index?

Networking Strategies that Work: Part I

Networking Strategies that Work: Part II

Is Your Elevator Pitch Going Up? If Not, Fix It.

What is the Toughest Interview Question You Will Ever Be Asked?


Cover Letter Training Course

Cover Letter Secrets: Land the Interview


Connect with Bob and learn more:

Fix My Career Now - YouTube Channel

How to write a resume that beats the ATS and gets you the interview


Length - 42:15


Jesse Cole and Find Your Yellow Tux - 203

July 6, 2018

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Jesse Cole is the author of Find Your Yellow Tux: How to Be Successful by Standing Out and the host of the amazing podcast Business Done Differently. He is also the owner of Fans' First Entertainment and the Savannah Bananas - a college summer baseball league team that has sold out all of its games in its first two years. By the way, this is evidence of his philosophy of doing things differently.

Jesse believes that you have to know what your mission is. He says you have to keep it clear, simple, and make it repeatable.

The name of his company - Fan's First - makes it clear that the focus of everyone in his organization is "to take care of people."

Jesse notes that it is important to get the attention of your customers or constituents and then tell them what you are about...tell them your story...and keep telling them.

Jesse Cole thinks in terms of how things could be. As he says, "I challenge you to think beyond yourself."

Also, listen for us to talk about his heroes Walt Disney, Bill Veeck, and PT Barnum, his focus on the Yellow Tux, and so much more.

It was a blast to talk with Jesse! I enjoyed thinking about how I could follow his philosophy of doing things differently in my world and I am sure you will do the same.

Thanks for listening!


Connect with Jesse and Learn More:

Jesse Cole - The Yellow Tux Guy (YouTube channel)

Find Your Yellow Tux: How to be Successful by Standing Out


Length - 41:25


Classroom Technology and Podcasting with Chris Nesi - 202

June 27, 2018

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Christopher J. Nesi is the host of the House of #EdTech podcast and the creator and founder of the Education Podcasting Network. Chris is also a co-host of the PodcastPD podcast. He is a certified social studies teacher in New Jersey. Technology and its role in education are his professional passion.

Chris and I talk about why some people have tech phobias or believe that they can't do tech in the classroom. We also discuss how tech can best serve the classroom teacher as well as the obstacles that many teachers face in using technology for learning. 

Chris is definitely a podcaster. We spent some time reflecting on the House of #EdTech and the education podcasting network.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Chris. There is so much to learn and think about.

Thanks for listening and I hope that you will share this episode with your friends, colleagues, and family.



Connect with Chris, check out the House of EdTech, and visit the Education Podcast Network

the House of #EdTech

Length - 47:23


Lady Lucy’s Laugh Giraffe Journey with Karen Gross - 201

June 20, 2018

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It's World Giraffe Day and Lady Lucy is back to help Giraffe with her Lady Lucy's Laugh Giraffe Journey written by Karen Gross and Marc Wine. Every June 21st is World Giraffe Day and this interview was released on June 21st, 2018 to celebrate the launch of Lady Lucy's latest adventure.

This journey is quite different from her last two in that this book is a joke book with many of the jokes written by kids. The story was published as a collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. The foundation also helped to review the book to make sure that its facts were correct.

The book is filled with jokes that kids will have fun sharing, especially with their family. It also has several pages of giraffe fun facts and there is a parent-teacher guide to help with using the book as a learning tool.

Additionally, Karen is encouraging kids to submit names for the giraffe that are featured throughout the book and there will be an auction of this giraffe collection. The proceeds of the auction will benefit children who cannot afford the books as well as the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Part of the profits of book sales will also be contributed to GCF.

The book is colorful and fun! Kids are sure to get a kick out of the many wonderful jokes. I'm sure adults will chuckle right along with the kids.

I had fun talking with Karen about Lady Lucy's Laugh Giraffe Journey and I think you will enjoy listening and reading the book.

Happy World Giraffe Day - June 21st.


Connect with Karen and find out more:


Length - 28:03


Dave Weber Discusses Leadership Re-Defined and Productivity - 200

June 14, 2018


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Dave Weber is an author, motivational speaker, productivity expert, leadership trainer, keynote presenter, husband and father.

Dave has spoken to, trained, and assisted many organizations and groups from major international corporations to middle school students over the past 25 years.

He is most known for his energetic delivery and captivating storytelling.

Today, we are discussing his latest book, Leadership Re-Defined: The 12 X's of Success for Today's Leader, productivity and helping others.

Dave is awesome to learn from and talk with.

Much to learn.


Connect with Dave:

Length - 1:03:54