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HIGHER! Career Podcast

Welcome to the HIGHER! Career Podcast everyone. A show full of wicked stories from the job market and brilliant guest experts showing us how to succeed in it. Because we've all been there haven't we? It's time to get unstuck and make our dream careers happen. Let's go get it! -- With Nikki Symmons and Tom Zamzow

This show is all about exploring ways to navigate one's career with ease and how the seemingly secret language of the job market is not one we have to each learn by ourselves through painstaking experience. Whether you are concerned about recruitment and finding a job, interviewing like a champion or getting that promotion in your current job, we are sure that we have an episode or two in our collection that can help you out.

Every episode is driven by industry experts and business leaders from a wide range of fields. Entrepreneurship, corporate and the private sector, marketing and creative agencies, the World Wide Fund For Nature, media, you name it.

Not only do you get to know these industries better in case you want to start your career in them, or do a career transition/change towards them. You also get to learn from these experts how they have navigated their own careers and became successful. Our show is less about philosophy than it is about real-world, practical ways in which you can have that dream career for yourself. There are no one-size fits all solutions, we don't believe in the kind of platitudes you will find on social media. Start your own unique engine, find your power and values and enable them to bring them to work with you and forge the dream career for yourself. 

This means overcoming the 'my manager hates me' trap. This means being brave, vocal and present, even if you don't feel like or your energy profile is rather introverted than extroverted. This means learning how to say no in your job. This means leading teams and realising that you will only ever be as good as the people you manage and develop. This means gaining the presentation skills you need. This means learning when to leave a job, and how to leave a job. And then: how to either get a new job or start your own business. This means mastering social media and setting up your LinkedIn profile in a way that serves your entire career.

Nikki Symmons and Tom Zamzow created this show with two goals in mind. On the surface level, they have come to realise that all of us go through the same tough school of language learning. The language they speak of is the language of the job market and career development. It's a tough school, and it takes years to figure out how to be fluent in it. They endeavour to shorten this time period for you out there, make it easier for you to have a job, career or calling that you like and love. Which leads us to the second goal: 

Nikki and Tom want you to step up as leaders, and they want you to do it now. You see, they believe in careers as part of life, not just a 9-5 that you have to do. They believe in careers that can have a positive impact on the world. They believe in everyone finding their values, what they believe in, feel passionate about, and are willing to fight for. More than ever before, ordinary folk like us have the power to make real change happen. And not just in our personal lives. Showing up at work as a vocal advocate for one's values bears the potential to change companies from within. And in turn have companies invest their substantial resources to become better corporate citizens and make the world a better place. Nikki and Tom frequently talk about diversity, equity and inclusion, bring as many diverse guests as possible, and show their audience how careers in environmental sustainability can be incredibly exciting.

Why listen to Nikki and Tom? Because they have changed their own careers more frequently than you can count to do just what they are advocating for on this show: do not feel trapped in your job. Our values, motivations and reasons to get up in the morning change over time. And retaining the flexibility of mind, heart, CV (how to write a CV), motivation letter and skillset to brave these exciting changes effortlessly. 

So have a listen, have a laugh, learn a little and let's go get it!

Nikki and Tom


Ep 43 - "How to Recognise and Deal with Fear, Burnout & Toxic Culture" with Barb Garrison
Show Details42min 59s
Ep 42 - June Special "PRIDE"
Show Details41min 41s
Ep 41 - "How to Self-Promote and Get Promoted" with Sinead Sharkey-Steenson
Show Details51min 50s
Ep 40 - "How to Beat the Algorithm with Your Job Application" with Michael Yinger
Show Details50min 4s
Ep 39 - April SPECIAL for World Earth Day with Alexis Eyre
Show Details40min 22s
Ep 38 - "How Your Online Profile Can Get You that New Job and New Business" with Clair Marr
Show Details36min 30s
Ep 37 - "How to Build Your Online Profile & Use It Well" with James Moffat
Show Details44min 33s
Ep 36 - "How to Turn Failure into Success" with Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm
Show Details49min 39s
Ep 35 - "How to Rethink Failure in Your Career" with Coca Cola HBC's Duarte Garrido
Show Details36min 36s
Ep 34 - January Special "Welcome to 2022!"
Show Details27min 49s
Ep 33 - "How to Think about Your Career, Your Passion & Money" with Dan Mangena
Show Details36min 49s
Ep 32 - December Special
Show Details31min 59s
Ep 31 - "How to Find the Work You Love" with America's Career Coach Ken Coleman
Show Details48min 14s
Ep 30 - November Special
Show Details26min 32s
Ep 29 - "How to Leave Your Job" with MJW Careers' Matt Warzel
Show Details44min 23s
Ep 28 - "How to Make Your Job into Your DREAM Job" with Working Simply's Carson Tate
Show Details35min 56s
Ep 27 - "How to Persevere and Get Your Dream Career" with Jacqui Hurley
Show Details40min 38s
Ep 26 - "How to Rock It Like an Introvert" with Melitta Campbell
Show Details52min 28s
Ep 25 - Month of Skill: "How to Say Bye Bye to Stuckness" with Wiser Humans' Hiba Samawi
Show Details45min 40s
Ep 24 - Month of Skill: "How to Be an Admired Leader" with Thunderbird School of Global Management's Suzanne Peterson
Show Details1hr 1min
Ep 23 - Month of Skill: "How to Start Over" with Fiona Moss
Show Details41min 50s
Ep 22 - Month of Skill: "How to Break the Rules" with The Boss Queen Academy's Francesca Littler
Show Details27min 31s
Ep 21 - June Special with the incomparable Susan McPherson
Show Details20min 57s
Ep 20 - "How to: A Career In Advertising" - Agencies 101 with Proximity's Jules Howell, Creative Director
Show Details48min 19s
Ep 19 - "How to: Be Your Client's Hero and Unstuck Your Career" - Agencies 101 with FMI's Nicola de Beer, Managing Director
Show Details45min 36s
Ep 18 - "How to: Hustle in Advertising" - Agencies 101 with Savvy's Juan José Rodríguez Álvarez, Senior Account Director
Show Details42min 15s
Ep 17 - May Special!
Show Details20min 2s
Ep 16 - "How to: Nature Conservation" - Careers with Impact 101 with Crista Cullen MBE, Founder of The Tofauti Foundation
Show Details53min 29s
Ep 15 - "How to Change Your Career and Make an Impact" - Careers with Impact 101 with Impact 17's Andrew Andrea, Co-Founder and Director
Show Details45min 15s
Ep 14 - "How to Slay Giants" - Careers with Impact 101 with Infarm's Sudhanshu Sarronwala, Chief Impact Officer
Show Details48min 57s
Ep 13 - April Special!
Show Details34min 30s
Ep 12 - "How to: Lego" - Corporate 101 with Lego's Matt Guenigault, Associate Creative Director
Show Details43min 16s
Ep 11 - "How to: Human Resources" - Corporate 101 with PILOT Inc's Ben Brooks, Founder and CEO
Show Details52min 16s
Ep 10 - "How to: Sales" - Corporate 101 with Nike's Wanda Rozwadowska, Senior Director Sales at Nike
Show Details40min 21s
Ep 9 - March Special!!
Show Details34min 54s
Ep 8 - "How to Freelance like a Pro" with Laïla von Alvensleben, Head of Culture and Collaboration at MURAL
Show Details46min 24s
Ep 7 - "How a Lighthouse Idea Can Spawn an Empire" with Rob Fajardo, CEO of Leave Normal Behind
Show Details53min 33s
Ep 6 - "How to Side-Hustle like a Pro" with Cecelia Townes-Tyree, Founder of GladiatHers
Show Details45min 9s
Ep 5 - "How to Build an Entrepreneurial Multiverse" with Johan Franzén, Founder and CEO of Entnest
Show Details45min 14s
Ep 4 - February Special
Show Details39min 2s
Ep 3 - "How to Make Authenticity Your Brand" with Anja Skvortsova, Partnership Director at Audeliss
Show Details49min 49s
Ep 2 - "How to Interview Like a Complete Champion" with Shona Macdonald
Show Details46min 32s
Ep 1 - "How to Be Visible on the Job Market" with Manuel Heichlinger, Director Recruiting and People EMEA at Samsara
Show Details47min 4s
Ep 0 - "Welcome to Higher! everyone"
Show Details4min 25s