Episode 68: How I Broke Into Project Management with a Liberal Arts Degree, with Ariana Rodriguez

Episode 68: How I Broke Into Project Management with a Liberal Arts Degree, with Ariana Rodriguez

Are you a liberal arts major / grad who has a hard time articulating WHAT you bring to the table in your interviews? Tune into today’s episode for the special sauce.

It’s true: liberal arts grads have to work harder and get really good at talking about their strengths, skills, and value proposition.

 
Look, I get the “liberal arts struggle” when it comes to job searching, particularly when you’re early in your career. I went to a liberal arts college and graduated with a degree in Political Science and Italian Studies. When I was a college junior and senior, I wasn’t exactly sure how my major / studies would transfer into the workplace. What skills did I have? Were they even marketable? 
At first blush, it seems like you’re at a serious disadvantage when you graduate with a degree in History, versus someone else who might be graduating with a degree in Accounting and Marketing. 
But here’s the thing. That advantage? It doesn’t last for long. Because of this thing called “real life world experiences.”
Eventually, you WILL be given opportunities, jobs, internships, whatever. And you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and use them. What you THEN need to be able to do, is communicate WHAT those new skills and experiences ARE, their value, and how they apply to your target role.
Building up your career portfolio and communicating powerfully about your so-called “Soft Skills” and how they drive results, is really important. And that’s what we discuss on today’s episode.
On today’s episode, we have a special guest – Ariana Rodriguez – who graduated from NYU in 2010 with a liberal arts degree. At first she thought she wanted to make a difference in the world in education and nonprofit. Within a few years, and with student loans still unpaid, she realized she would need to pivot into a new career that would pay her better. But, how do you market yourself and make yourself competitive for jobs when you have a liberal arts degree and have only worked in the education sector?
Ariana tells us how she made this pivot, drawing upon her own skills, strengths and personal experiences. She knew that she needed to DEMONSTRATE to the interviewers how her skills of problem solving, attention to detail, and collaboration would be beneficial to the administrative assistant job that was posted. 
After she got the admin assistant job (which by the way, she was definitely overqualified for!), she rocked that job all the way through several promotions into the project manager career, which she enjoyed for many years. 
On this episode, we discuss:
  • Why she decided to pivot out of the education/nonprofit and social work space, and move into a project manager career in healthcare
  • How a personal health problem turned into a soap business that she talked about in her interviews 
  • How her philosophy college courses actually helped her fine-tune a skillset that she still uses today
  • Why she left her job to go full-time on her business in 2021 
Follow Ariana Rodriguez on LinkedIn. Ariana owns a business where she helps emerging agencies get to the next level of success by streamlining backend operations and systems.

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68. How I Broke Into Project Management with a Liberal Arts Degree, with Ariana Rodriguez

Are you a liberal arts college grad who struggles to articulate your value proposition to employers? Did you graduate during a recession? Are you thinking about pivoiting into the project manager career path? Then you need to tune into today’s episode, with special guest, NYU grad, and Dominican-American Ariana Rodriguez.

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Episode 67: Why Children of Immigrants Are Afraid To Ask For More, with Neyda Urias

Episode 67: Why Children of Immigrants Are Afraid To Ask For More, with Neyda Urias

If you have ever struggled with negotiating your salary OR worried that leaving your employer might make you seem “disloyal” – you are probably leaving thousands of dollars on the table.

You better check your [money mindset] before you wreck your [paycheck and wealth-building opportunities]!

 
Are you a first-gen Latina or child of immigrants?
If yes, chances are that you have a hard time negotiating your salary at work and advocating for more pay.
You’re probably also afraid of “job hopping” and looking “disloyal” to your organization if you leave “too early.”
We’ve all been there…let’s say it’s time for a job offer to finally roll in.
Maybe you’re pleased with it, or maybe not. The scarcity thoughts still show up, though. They sound like this:
  • Maybe I should just accept this, because I know this is what they offered my other friend who has this same job at this same company
  • Maybe I should just accept this, because it’s already X amount higher than my last job’s salary
  • Maybe I should just accept this, because if I negotiate, I’ll look like a money-hungry evil person
  • Maybe I should just accept this, because it’s not in their budget and the recession is coming
  • Maybe I should just accept this, because it’s already an amazing offer. Am I really that greedy?
Whatever your version of “Maybe I should just accept this” is….it’s really just fear talking.
And many of us, especially children of immigrants, have a hard time with asking for more.
Sometimes it’s because we fear failure so much. We fear being told no. We fear the conflict. We fear the rejection. What is it for you?
Here’s the thing: when you DON’T negotiate, when you DON’T ask for more, you close the door on yourself. And you never find out what could have been possible for you.
Why not let someone else do that? Why close the door on yourself?
If you want to dive deeper into this topic, you got to tune into today’s episode with guest Neyda Urias. We dive into why this happens and why it’s bonkers.
Neyda (an experienced talent acquisition leader and child of immigrants from El Salvador) shares her own “wake up call” experience when she realized she needed to step it up and start advocating for her own career.
If you struggle with advocating for yourself at work, you won’t want to miss this episode!!
On this episode, we discuss:
  • The “employer loyalty” idea that many immigrant / Boomer parents subscribe to…..and how it hurts us
  • Why you’re likely leaving money on the table if you’ve been at the same organization for 2+ years
  • Common red flags in the interview process from a recruiter viewpoint (ex: speaking too negatively or positively about your ex-employer)
Follow Neyda Urias on IG and LinkedIn. Neyda also has a podcast called Livin’ La Vida de Luxury.

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67. Why Children of Immigrants are Afraid to Ask for More, with Neyda Urias

Are you a first-gen Latina or child of immigrants? If yes, chances are that you have a hard time negotiating your salary at work and advocating for more pay. You’re probably also afraid of “job hopping” and looking “disloyal” to your organization if you leave “too early.”

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Episode 62: Caroline’s Client Success Story

Episode 62: Caroline’s Client Success Story

Does the thought of networking make you want to barf? Do you want to pivot into tech and get a pay increase? Has it been a long time since you’ve interviewed for jobs? Check out Caroline’s story.

Caroline was ready to pivot into tech but didn’t know how to get started.

 

In January 2022, Caroline came to me with a desire to move into tech, get paid more money, and find a role that was better suited to her strengths and interests.
She signed up for my 6 month career coaching program, and we went on a journey to a) figure out her next career move and b) make it happen.
Together we did the following:
  • We got clear on what she was looking for her in her next career move (her top 3 career non-negotiables, one-year vision, values, and so much more)
  • We re-branded her professional experiences into a shiny resume, cover letter, elevator pitch, and LinkedIn profile
  • We explored a variety of different companies and roles through informational chats, intentional networking, and LinkedIn
  • We did many mock interviews to make sure Caroline was READY for when the right opportunity came along.
I might have crafted the roadmap for Caroline, but Caroline DID THE WORK. She overcame her disdain for networking, finding a way to make it FUN for her in NYC and going to in-person events. She created a job search process that worked for HER life and centered her well-being. And, she held belief for herself that, no matter how long this process took, it would be worth it in the end.
Fast forward to August 2022: Caroline accepts an offer from a leading tech company with a 30% increase in pay. Not only that, but she successfully negotiated and broke into her desired new industry.
On this episode, Caroline discusses the ups and downs of a career change journey, how she managed the redirections and long waits, and how she made the job search process manageable for her. You can make this happen, too!

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62. Client Win: Caroline’s Career Change Journey

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Episode 53: How Therapy Helped Me Become a Stronger Salary Negotiator, with Evie Prete

Episode 53: How Therapy Helped Me Become a Stronger Salary Negotiator, with Evie Prete

On Episode 53, find out how your mindset is the key to unlocking salary negotiation success

53. How Therapy Helped Me Become a Stronger Salary Negotiator, with Evie Prete

Believe it or not, unraveling your belief system about money is the key to becoming a strong salary negotiator – not necessarily a “script” or tactic. On this episode, we dive into why getting your mindset right is critical to getting what you deserve in terms of salary.

On this solo episode, learn from salary negotiation expert, Evie Prete from La Mala Mujer Blog.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What Evie did when she realized she was under-earning and what she learned from not negotiating a job offer

  • How Evie had to unwind limiting beliefs around money before learning how to negotiate like a boss

  • The relationship between processing your emotions and releasing limiting beliefs

    Check out La Mala Mujer Blog at her Instagram – @lamalamujerblog 

    Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 51: Why I Left My Stockbroker Career to Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, with Charly Stoever

Episode 51: Why I Left My Stockbroker Career to Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, with Charly Stoever

On Episode 51, learn about the digital nomad lifestyle and what it’s like to run an online biz from Cancun, MX!

51. Why I Left My Stockbroker Career to Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, with Charlie Stoever

Ever wonder what it would be like to run your own business from Playa del Carmen, Cancun? Well, meet today’s guest, Charly Steover, who is doing exactly that!  Charly is a nonbinary Latinx money coach and former licensed stockbroker who helps LGBTQ & BIPOC folks points hack, invest, & build wealth so that they can start taking control of their money.  They served various communities of color through City Year San Antonio and Peace Corps Nicaragua.

On this special episode, we hear from Charly Stoever, Latinx Money Coach and Digital Nomad entrepreneur

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Charly’s willingness to be a beginner opened up their world to a myriad of career options throughout their 20’s 

  • Why Charly decided to pursue entrepreneurship despite getting a Social Impact MBA 

  • How investing in coaching has made a huge difference in Charly’s beliefs about money and career 

    Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 46: How To Figure Out Your Next Career Move, Pt. 1 (Solo Episode)

Episode 46: How To Figure Out Your Next Career Move, Pt. 1 (Solo Episode)

On Episode 46, Priscilla shares how a Design Thinker mindset can help you figure out your next career path!

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If you’re someone that has trouble deciding what to do NEXT in your career path, then check out today’s episode on how Design Thinking can help you decide and move forward.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What design thinking means, and why you should use it for the ambiguous career exploration process

  • The importance of figuring out where you are today and how you’e doing in all areas of life (love, health, play and work)

  • Building your compass for your move by understanding your life and work views 

  • How you can start this career exploration process today 

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.