Making A Living Podcast

I had 4 clients land news job recently!!  All are doing work they love, that’s purposeful and meaningful to them and one even doubled her salary.  It’s exciting to see people investing in themselves and creating new career paths.  My guest in this episode is a great example of this too!

Nicolette Mariano, is CEO of Treasure Coast Shellfish.  She is a sustainable seafood farmer who is constantly learning and growing not just her delicious oysters but also herself as an entrepreneur.  You’ll hear the excitement and happiness in her voice as she shares what a day in the life is like!

One of my favorite career tools is this kind of informational interview.  You can learn so much by talking with someone in a job or career.  Nicolette shares what she loves about her job, what's challenging about it and what she recommends to those who want to follow in her footsteps. 

If you'd like to have more meaning in your career, check out this month’s career tip on how to find your purpose. It offers 3 exercises you can do to uncover the work that speaks to your soul.  All that and more right here on Making a Living with Maggie!

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Utilize technology to enhance your professional life.  In this episode we reflect on the various ways technology impacts our careers and daily lives.  AI is a hot topic and to help us understand  uses, value and pitfalls, my special guest, an advocate of AI tools, introduces some fascinating options.  Suzanne Kantra from offers advice and techniques to optimize technology for:

  • work life balance
  • exploring your interests and connecting with others who share your passions, 
  • matching your resume to new and different jobs and expanding job possibilities
  • improving your resume using AI as a proofreader and to help customize resume content to jobs you're applying for.  Keep in mind that these tools should complement, not replace, your individuality. 

And listen in for this month's career tip on determining your salary requirements - one of the 9 key elements of your ideal career.  Check out Pay It Down by Jean Chatzky and the chapter on how to find money in your current spending as well as perenial favorite "Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow" by Marcia Sinetar.

Additional resources in this month's episode: 

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