This is #AskCarmen, a podcast where I verbally spill (#nofilter) all I know about career advice. Intentionally for Millennials (or anyone that wants to listen really).


  • S3:E5: MAY MADNESS: Day 3 - What Career do I pick? ( with Marcelo Rondon)

    17/05/2020 Duration: 19min

    As we continue our Day 3 of our May Madness Career talks this month, today many young adults have NOT yet decided on their career of choice, and for that we say: DO NOT WORRY! Marcelo Rondon walks-thru his steps and how he made his career of choice by getting his "feet wet".  We discuss his success as an young entrepreneur as well as how multiple job opportunities obtained during his self exploration phase landed him more understanding of the best career for him. Finally, setting your career priority list and applying your knowledge/strengths to true career experiences is a critical step to making decisions on the best Career (or Careers) suits you! Marcelo Rondon's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/celorondon/ #AskCarmen, #CareerPrep #CareerGoals #MayMadness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S3:E4: MAY MADNESS: Day 2 - Career planning during Covid-19 with Marcelo Rondon

    16/05/2020 Duration: 19min

    Together again with Marcelo Rondon we continue our Day 2 of our May Madness Career Talks! We explore the way phone and video interviews have specific advantages vs traditional face2face, effective networking should be considered when reaching out and applying your remote skills or taking the time to bridge the GAP of skills is key. Marcelo Rondon also reminds us all that if you do not have a productive daily routine yet, TODAY is a perfect day to start!  Marcelo Rondon's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/celorondon/ #AskCarmen, #CareerPrep #CareerGoals #MayMadness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S3:E3: MAY MADNESS: Day 1 - Back to Basics with Marcelo Rondon

    13/05/2020 Duration: 23min

    Together with Marcelo Rondon we kick off Day 1 of our May Madness. Talking about the important and key challenges and what we both think about moving forward with your career plans. As a recent University of Florida graduate, Marcelo Rondon mentions the importance of putting together a plan, even if it includes your "slack" time! Finally, lets get back to Basics: 1) Resume 2) Identify your Coach, Mentors and Sponsors and Finally, 3) Set a plan! Thank you Marcelo for your advice! Marcelo Rondon's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/celorondon/ #AskCarmen, #CareerPrep #CareerGoals #MayMadness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S3:E2: Career Prep 101 Facebook Live Session

    23/03/2020 Duration: 28min

    S3:E2: Career Prep 101 Facebook Live Session.  Listen in to what we had to share on your Career Prep 101.  https://youtu.be/gosvFe2jdVE - Presentation  https://youtu.be/gosvFe2jdVE - Facebook Live Event  Send your questions, messages or any recommendations that could help our audience here: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/message For more information please check out www.askcarmentoday.com #AskCarmen #CareerPrep #CareerCoach --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S3:E1: I Graduated, now WHAT?

    12/01/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    Marcelo Rondon is a returning guest, a recent graduate from University of Florida, is aphotographer, graphic designer, film-maker, brand identity consultant, and writer. His passion is telling stories through any medium that represents them best under his personal brand C10ud. We sit down to talk about his journey in starting multi-projects from ground work efforts to starting his own company. We break it down to understand realistic milestones required in order to achieve true career goals. Check below for more information about Marcelo and his favorite tools:  Website: http://marcelorondon.com Blog: https://medium.com/@c10ud.dime10 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClDmaQW8dYtv9FXkAffIz6A Favorite Productivity Tools:  Todoist (To do list App Marcelo uses): https://todoist.com/ Notion (Similar to Evernote but with more options for storing data): https://www.notion.so/ Others information shared:  Nathaniel Drew (The channel I mentioned) on YouTube

  • S2:E12: Visual Journalist Marcelo Rondon talks about the importance of building your personal brand.

    18/07/2019 Duration: 28min

    Marcelo Rondon talks about the importance of building your personal brand. Creating your portfolio and opportunities by simply putting yourself out there. Get yourself noticed, he mentions. Use Wordpress or Vix and start publishing your work - and its FREE! Marcelo mentions his job opportunities came from social media and word of mouth. Show people who you are, what is your creative process and what you can develop for them.  As a future university graduate, Marcelo Rondon also mentions how he modified his student resume to a professional resume and even though he hates to admit, Linkedin is a good source of recruitment! Meanwhile, do not forget to leverage on your network, get feedback from those experts around: friends, students, peers and professors! Give more than TAKE is the KEY here - build relationships that will ultimately allow you to build your credibility and expertise. Finally, stop talking and start doing - your personal brand, your professional portfolio. Thank you Marcelo for your advice!&

  • S2:E10: Doreina explores multiple ways your curiosity and Data Science are your key tools to YOUR career

    13/06/2019 Duration: 43min

    Doreina Pena (https://www.linkedin.com/in/doreinapena) explores multiple ways of successfully Investing time in not only finding tools to continue to expand and work on the topics that most interest your curiosity, but the importance of data science in your search for a new position or even putting together your career path which is vital. Don't be fooled when all you need is access to internet and a simple paper to start your research. Keep in mind that most tools are 100% free and here are just some that we explore in today's episode.  Explore more with the use of the 5 Why's, SIPOC Analysis and use of some Data Analysis Tools such as Hadoop and Watson. Additionally, take full advantage of just a few organizations that offer free courses:  -Data University: https://www.datauniversity.com/ -Google Learning: https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage -Coursera: (offers plenty of free courses as well as others paid): https://www.coursera.org/  or go direct to free courese only at: https:/

  • S2:E11: Confessions of an Intern by Gian Marco

    13/06/2019 Duration: 34min

    Candid conversion with Gian Marco (linkedin.com/in/gian-marco-annese-ba9a4280), a young graduate with potential to conquer the world. Passionate and motivated he takes head-on the challenges to transition quickly from undergraduate student to working professional. From resume styles to mastering basic behavioral interview questions you should master & much more. Listen in!  For more information please check out www.askcarmentoday.com #AskCarmen #CareerPrep #CareerCoach Music by: Marcelo Rondon @ http://marcelorondon.com/  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E9: Can you be more productive without your iPhone at arms reach?

    02/06/2019 Duration: 12min

    Can you work without having your phone stuck on you like a bandaid? Here are some hacks for a better and more productive Sunday! Original Article can be read here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/305438?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email#5 Let me know what hacks you have implemented in your life - askcarmentoday@gmail.com For more information please check out www.askcarmentoday.com  #AskCarmen #CareerPrep #CareerCoach  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E8: Happy Anniversary #AskCarmen Podcast!

    15/04/2019 Duration: 07min

    A BIG Thanks to: Florencia, Rafaela, Andrea, Michelle, Thais, Raul who joined me on Season 1 & 2 2018-2019 series! Thank you for your time and wisdom! Thank you to my hubby and my entire family for their support and to all my friends, peers and clients whom I learn from daily. Thank you so much for this great 1st year!  For more information please check out www.askcarmentoday.com #AskCarmen #CareerPrep #CareerCoach #1st --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E7: SOS: Cover Letters are important!

    27/03/2019 Duration: 07min

    Time has changed. Applying online to 100+ Jobs is just not good enough. Only 3% of you will get a call back. What are you waiting for? Get your cover letters done and ensure they follow these simple guidelines. Great Resource to share today: "Work It Daily" : https://youtu.be/kdUafTx82OM Check out www.askcarmentoday.com for more information and further resources. #AskCarmen #CareerPrep #CareerMentor --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E6: My mentor was an @#$%(@$, but I loved it! Friendly chat with Raul Rivera

    21/03/2019 Duration: 34min

    What can I tell you today? When you get together with a dear friend like Raul Rivera.. conversation flows. Picking out a non-conventional mentor was his first choice and paid off! From finding guidance from faith groups to you better be off listening is what I will do more of in 2019! Join us in our conversation together....  Check out www.askcarmentoday.com for more information and tips and reach out to @RaulRivera (https://www.linkedin.com/in/raul-rivera-a2538612/) #AskCarmen #CareerPrep #CareerMentor --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E5: Don't just Click Click - Focus on your Career Drivers

    09/03/2019 Duration: 07min

    #AskCarmen comes back with a quick reminder on how to focus on your key drivers for career planning and Job Searching. Check out www.askcarmentoday.com for more information and tips on Job hunting! #AskCarmen #CareerPrep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E4: I'm Back! Quick chat and recap of 2018.

    08/12/2018 Duration: 14min

    Quick reminders of best practices and things to think about in 2019! #happybirthday to my sister, Mariana. This podcast is dedicated to her. #AskCarmen #BestJobEver #CareerPrep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E3: My BFF, Michelle advises me never to cry during an interview. Point Taken!

    07/09/2018 Duration: 37min

    Candid conversation with my BFF, Michelle Monte. Chatting about finding opportunities abroad and in US; but most importantly how to keep your cool during a hard interviews! Check out her linked profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-monte-200b4b96 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E2: Rafaella reminds us of opportunities within our own network

    29/08/2018 Duration: 26min

    Rafaella shares her experience as a full-time student in UCF (University of Central Florida) and working at the same time. She reminds us all that you don't have to look too far to find great amazing opportunities. Check her out on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafaella-del-solar #AskCarmen #CareerPrep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S2:E1: Quick Chat: It's all about Consistency as Simon would say

    21/08/2018 Duration: 08min

    Daily practice / Consistency is what will matter the most. Quick chat inspired by Simon Sinek (https://youtu.be/5KyI9zhYA100). #AskCarmen #BestJobEver #CareerPrep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S1-E12: Quick Chat with myself on Interview questions

    28/07/2018 Duration: 24min

    Quick chat on #AskCarmen: top questions you should be thinking about. For 1:1 practice contact us at www.askcarmentoday.com Source for today's chat: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/top-interview-questions-infographic/ #AskCarmen #BestJobEver #CareerPrep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S1-E11: Feed your career with a healthy lifestyle, a passionate conversation with Andrea Monroy.

    25/06/2018 Duration: 29min

    Industrial Engineer and Certified Project Manager, Andrea Monroy (Instagram @andremm2010) shares us the importance of patience, hard work and most importantly healthy living. #AskCarmen #BestJobEver #CareerPrep #Healthyliving #Healthylifestyle @andremm2010 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

  • S1-E10: Monthly Tip: Frequent update to IDP is a must!

    23/06/2018 Duration: 09min

    Quick tip on how important updating and keeping your Independent development plan is vital. #AskCarmen #BestJobEver #CareerPrep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askcarmen/support

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