Pushing Past the Stigma: What It’s Like To Be A Male Nurse with Jon White,RN

Pushing Past the Stigma: What It’s Like To Be A Male Nurse with Jon White,RN

Career Conversations

Jon White is a certified critical care RN who before that spent 16 years designing and building computer systems in the public and private sectors. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Nursing and a Master of Science degree in computer information systems.

A Career In Nursing

Have you ever considered a career in nursing? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook for jobs within the nursing industry is expected to grow approximately 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. 

Did You Know? As of 2017, male nurses make up about 9.1% of the nurses in the United States. 

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Jon’s previous career and why he made the transition into the field he’s passionate about nursing
  • Potential advantages of being a male nurse 
  • Why would he recommend this profession to other men thinking about the healthcare industry
  • Educational requirement and certifications
  • Let’s talk about the Good, the bad, and the ugly of being a male nurse. 
    • Share and discuss at least one reason he loves the nursing profession
    • One thing Jon wishes he knew before he entered into it
    • Insight into something that makes him question how much longer he could be a nurse 
  • Helpful advice for men or women thinking about becoming a nurse in general

Guest Resources Mentioned:

To find out more about becoming a nurse visit: Nursing World Organization

 

Connect With Jon White: 

On Twitter: @TechNurseJon feel free to reach out to him and ask him any questions you might have on his career in nursing. 

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“Championing For The Manufacturing Community” with Terry Iverson

“Championing For The Manufacturing Community” with Terry Iverson

Career Conversations

 

Terry Iverson is the owner of Iverson & Company, starting his 40th year with an 89-year-old third-generation Des Plaines machine tool distributorship & re-builder. 

Manufacturers seeking new employees with good-paying careers is what he wants readers to understand in his new book: Finding America’s Greatest Champion: Building Prosperity through Manufacturing, Mentoring, and the Awesome Responsibility of Parenting.

Manufacturing as well as other skill trades should never be thought of as second-rate careers. He believes our culture in this country somehow decided that going to college is the only ticket to success for our youth. 

Terry Iverson realizes most of the public has an under-informed and misguided perception of manufacturing’s role in the American economy and the vast good-paying career opportunities it has to offer our young people entering into the workforce.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • In unprecedented times, so many recent graduates are looking for a reliable career path in a thriving community. Why would he still recommend the manufacturing industry?
  • Is the manufacturing field a good industry to get into if one is not good in math and science. 
  • Discussion on why there are so few minorities and women in this particular industry and what can be done about it. 
  • What the next 1-10 years could look like for the manufacturing industry.
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 
    1. What is the best part of the manufacturing industry that many people never consider? 
    2. What is one aspect of the community, that should be considered before making the jump? 
    3. What is the one thing that tends to be the deal breaker and could potentially make someone leave the industry if they didn’t know about it??

Guest Resources:

International Manufacturing Technology Show September 14 – 19, 2020 • McCormick Place • Chicago (Currently Canceled but visit for upcoming information)

 

Connect With Terry Iverson:

 

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How I got asked to be a TedX Speaker via LinkedIn and how you can too with Deepak Shukla

How I got asked to be a TedX Speaker via LinkedIn and how you can too with Deepak Shukla

 

Deepak Shukla by day runs an SEO Agency, by night runs ultra marathons, plods around Ironman events and hangs out with his cat Jenny. You’ll find him at http://deepakshukla.com/ or perhaps at a local tattoo parlor getting inked.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Why choose LinkedIn over other platforms when doing the initial research on the journey to becoming a TEDx speaker.
  • What you should consider doing if you are NOT a professional speaker and the steps you can take.
  • How do you begin with connecting with the professionals directly or indirectly with the TEDx organization?
  • What does the reach out process look like for Deepak and the timeline?
  • What is the one thing that people tend to skip when they are reaching out to people of influence?
  • Top 3 advice for professionals seeking to be a professional speaker.
  • Why “social proof” is important and what it can do for your business.

Resources:

Deepak Shukla Tedx Talk

Quotables:

Your intuition is a form of analysis”

“Add value first, then approach the ask”

“Remember there is a person behind the tweet”

“Social proof = $$”

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About the SEO Agency

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New Twitter Feature: Twitter Just Added Audio-Only Live-streaming Using Their Periscope App

New Twitter Feature: Twitter Just Added Audio-Only Live-streaming Using Their Periscope App

Do you avoid live streaming like it’s the plague because like me every day is a bad hair, face, or clothes day? Twitter has finally heard us and added an audio-only live streaming feature to their Periscope app.

Sorry Android users, currently the feature is being rolled out on IOS devices. This feature allows followers and attendees to listen to your live-stream without seeing you.

Here’s how to access the audio-only feature using the Twitter app and from Periscope app:

audio only

Go to the compose a tweet button as you would typically do on your Twitter app. Then click the “Live” Tweet button as if you were about to do a live-stream.

Then go to the “Live” button, and you will see the microphone which is sitting front and center.

audio only

Then, hit the “Go Live” with just audio, people who join will see your image along with the audio waveforms of you talking.

audio only

You have to wonder with podcasting becoming so popular, why hasn’t Twitter added this feature a long time ago. But it’s better late than never!

If you’ve stayed away from the platform because of the trolls and their comments, now would be an excellent time to come back and grow your community and your brand with this audio-only feature.

Not quite sure what to say for your first audio-only live-stream? It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in; you can talk about almost anything. Here are some suggestions for topics to discuss with your audience:

  • Trending news
  • Daily motivational tips
  • Business and Career hacks
  • Comedy Skit
  • Sing and Share

Let me know what you think of the new feature, and do you think it’s enough to further jump-start the engagement on the platform.

 

How to Ask for a Raise: A Celebration of Labor Day with Tonya N. Sloans, Esq.

How to Ask for a Raise: A Celebration of Labor Day with Tonya N. Sloans, Esq.

Tonya sloan,esq

How do you know when it’s time to ask for a raise? How will you know when it’s time to walk away from your current employer? In this episode of Blueprint Your Career podcast Tonya Sloans shared some of her best career advice when it comes to asking for more money and a few things to consider before you approach your employer.

Tonya N. Sloans, Esq. is an advocate for women in the marketplace who teaches women how to maximize career potential through her company, PowerWoman Enterprise, LLC. With more than 15 years of career success in Washington, DC’s halls of power, Tonya has lived out the very formula she shares with women nationwide.

Whether performing corporate trainings for employers, speaking to groups of women, or crafting an individualized coaching program for a single person, Tonya’s bold and dynamic way of connecting with her audience leads to measurable results for her clients.

In addition to leading PowerWoman Enterprise, Tonya is a senior federal ethics attorney and author of the ebook, “Signs of the Time: Is It Time for a Career Move?”.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Off topic: What is a federal ethics attorney?
  • Money is the hardest topic to discuss, it causes breakups in marriage and so much anxiety and resentment at work. When is it the best time to ask for a raise?
  • When is the worst time to ask for a raise?
  • What is your best advice for bringing up the topic of money with your employer?
  • What happens if you get denied for a raise initially and how long should you wait to ask again?
  • When should you consider looking for another company especially when things don’t go as expected?
  • What are a couple mistakes people should avoid when asking for more money and what do you recommend they do instead?

Resources:

Website: Power Women Enterprise

Upcoming Event Information: Power Your Career Forward (Power Breakfast & Workshop Date: October 27th

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