The world of work has seen a lot of change in recent years, and it can be tough to keep up. What do these changes mean for your career and leadership? Alex Cavoulacos breaks it down and shares her career expertise in today’s episode. Named one of INC’s 15 women to watch in tech and Forbes 30 under 30, Alex is co-founder and COO of TheMuse.com, a career platform and community helping millions of Millennials find inspiring careers.
Alex talks about making the leap from her job as a consultant to starting this groundbreaking company, and dives into their book The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating your Career. Alex also shares her productivity hacks, her genius approach to to-do listing, and how to create your personal brand authentically.
-On her strong, self-driven personality growing up, and the grit and rigor she learned from her schooling outside the U.S. [2:43]
-Some of the lessons she learned in school, like dealing with pressure and separating efforts from results. [8:47]
-Alex’s college years: throwing previous training out the window, exploring new fields, and getting a clearer sense for how she wanted to go about impacting the world. [15:00]
-How Alex met Kathryn and what drove them to get started with The Muse. [20:25]
-The pain points that came up in deciding between staying at her job and taking a chance with The Muse, and how she ultimately made the leap. [28:32]
-Diving into their new book, The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career. [21:06]
-The main difference Alex has noticed between men and women when it comes to career work, and how The Muse helps less-traditional workers be successful. [35:41]
-On the importance of personal branding and how to create your brand authentically. [38:15]
-Alex’s productivity hacks and insights, plus her genius approach to to-do listing. [43:48]
-On saying no, the difference between an employee mindset and a leader mindset, and what Alex has reclaimed on her journey. [47:52]
TheMuse.com – https://www.themuse.com/
Get their book, The New Rules of Work, available now – https://www.themuse.com/thenewrulesofwork
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Music by Lucia Lilikoi – https://lucia.bandcamp.com/