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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories about how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.   Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 
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May 30, 2022

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This podcast episode is releasing during the US Memorial Day holiday weekend and therefore, I am going to give you a quick update on Career Pivot and the Repurpose Your Career Podcast and then I am going to rebroadcast the most impactful episode for me from 2021 which was How to Switch Industries from Executive Search Consultants Perspective with Glenn Zwieg.

I have reached an interesting point with Career Pivot and this podcast. Traffic to the Career Pivot website declined significantly during 2020 and 2021. However, the downloads for this podcast stayed pretty flat during that same period. In 2022, the monthly downloads for the podcast now are roughly equal to the number of visitors to the website, a little less than 10,000 per month. At one time the website received around 30,000 visitors per month. That changed dramatically during the pandemic.

The podcast is now steadily growing at a significant rate while website traffic is staying pretty flat.

Therefore, this podcast is getting most of my attention. Besides I like recording and producing this podcast as it is the greatest networking tool, I have ever had. I meet so many interesting people.

When I launched Career Pivot way back in 2012, it was a money-making operation. That is no longer true. Since we moved to Mexico in 2018, it has shifted to being a passion project for me. As long as it does not lose money, I am good with that. I like when it makes money because I can do some fun projects and invest in the podcast with the funds the business generates.

Earlier this year, I started publishing this podcast on YouTube not knowing whether it was worth my time. I now have 15 YouTube subscribers and will have to see what it does the rest of the year. Maybe I can be a YouTube influencer … NOT!

Some of that money I am making right now is paying my co-author, Susan Lahey, to help me with some advanced white papers.

Therefore, I ask you to share this podcast in whatever method you prefer. The more people who listen to the podcast, the more people we can help!

Given this is the US Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would rebroadcast the episode from 2021 that had the greatest impact on me. This was my discussion with Glenn Zweig. Glenn provides executive search and leadership advisory services in Egon Zehnder’s Digital, Tech-Enabled Services, and Healthcare practices. He is also the host of the podcast called The Art of Excellence where he interviews high-achieving people across all walks of life to find common threads of success.

I wanted Glenn on the show for 2 reasons. He has a deep understanding of the executive search process and I wanted his perspective on what is he looking for when candidates are switching industries. The second reason is he has a great podcast, The Art of Excellence, that is completely separate from what he does as an executive recruiter. Glenn suggests that you need to put yourself out there when pivoting industries and I want you to hear a bit of Glenn’s podcasting story.

A lot of the ideas I have around how to handle disruption came from this episode.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

May 23, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I interview Angie Morgan one of the co-authors of the book Bet on You: How to Win with Risk. This is one of the best books on risk that I have read and given the uncertain world we live in I thought it was an appropriate topic for this podcast.

Let me read Angie’s about section from her LinkedIn profile:

I learned how to lead during my time as a United States Marine. When I transitioned to the private sector, what surprised me was how the term "leadership" was being used. Whereas in the Marines, leadership was a verb - everyone aspired to lead. In my new world, "leadership" was a noun and only an expectation for managers. This inspired me to write my first book on leadership - "Leading from the Front" - as well as start my business, Lead Star. I've since written two more books - SPARK and Bet on You.

Through Lead Star, I do the work I love. My team and I design programs for professionals around the world that help them understand how they can express leadership in their work environments and in their lives.

If you feel you are risk-averse, which you will hear from Angie that a lot of successful people feel they are, then this is a conversation you need to hear.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

May 16, 2022

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This week's episode is a bit different. I recently returned from a 3 week trip from our home in Ajijic Mexico to Austin where I was a keynote speaker at a financial conference. I spoke to an audience that might have been as many as 700 people. There were 900 people registered for the conference.

My wife and I then flew to Maryland so we could visit our son and daughter-in-law who we had not seen in 2 and a half years due to the pandemic. They had purchased their first home in Annapolis Maryland last year.

We flew Southwest Airlines to BWI on a direct flight both ways right after the mask mandates for airports had been lifted. Both flights were full. If I do not need to get on an airplane ever again, I would be fine with that.

We then returned to Austin to complete our mission. I had a periodontist visit to have my teeth cleaned. I have been going to the same periodontist for 25 years and I still come back a couple times of a year for a checkup and cleaning. I had a fascinating discussion with the hygienist that I want to share.

We then drove to east Texas so my wife could visit with her mother. Her father passed away a couple of months ago and as you can imagine her mother is still grieving.

We then headed back to the Texas/Mexico border on our drive home.

I had so many interesting conversations along the way that I wanted to share my observations in this podcast episode.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

 

May 9, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Teresa Ghilarducci and Sia Radpour about how the great retirement surge was not associated with the great resignation but by mass job loss by older workers during the pandemic.

Teresa and Sia are both economists with the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy analysis and they recently published a report called No "Great Resignation" for Older Workers—Mass Job Loss Drove the Retirement Surge.

This report confirmed many of our suspicions that the great retirement surge was driven by involuntary job loss and was not by choice.

Teresa’s bio is as follows:

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security.

She holds the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis in the Economics Department at the New School for Social Research and directs the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis that focuses on economic policy research and outreach.

Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. Her most recent book, Rescuing Retirement: A Plan to Guarantee Retirement Security for All Americans, offers solutions to the growing retirement crisis in the U.S.

Sia’s bio is as follows:

Siavash Radpour earned his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research in 2020. His research focuses on the effects of the retirement system and aging on wealth and income inequality, wellbeing, and economic growth and redistribution. Previously, he worked as a Research Associate for the Retirement Equity Lab. He received his MA in economics and business from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Corvinus University of Budapest.

My discussion with Teresa and Sia clearly states some of the ugly truths on how older workers have been hurt during the pandemic. They acknowledge the elephant in the room that ageism in the job market is alive and well. This is an employer issue that only employers can fix.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

May 2, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Kerry Hannon and she has written a new book called In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work.

Here is a snippet from the Amazon page:

Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career. When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight. Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges.

If this scenario is all too familiar, In Control at 50+ shows how to make the new normal work for you. Kerry Hannon, a workplace futurist and renowned expert on business, careers, and personal finance combines all her insights and skills to help you actively shape your work future into what you want it to be.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

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