HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE JOB SEARCH | E.68 Career Therapy Podcast, with Lex Stewart

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On this week's Career Therapy Podcast (e.68), we welcome Lex Stewart.

Lex is a Career Coach, Training Developer, and Gaming Enthusiast who helps job seekers level up in their hunt for a new role. Ultimately, she helps people figure out what they want to be and do when they "grow up.” By guiding clients in exploring their values and dreaming big, she supports their transition into internships, apprenticeships, and full-time work.

Today, we discuss neurodivergent job search experiences, including ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression, what we would change about the hiring process if given a “do-over” card, and how self help can both help and hinder your pursuit of a new role.

Thank you so much for your support and for listening to our show. If you enjoy this episode, please consider leaving us a review on iTunes to please the algorithm and share these conversations with more seekers like you.

#jobsearch #anxiety #adhd


During this Episode, We Discuss:

0:00 introducing Lex Stewart
1:45 Intro to ADHD and depression
6:05 what does “neurotypical” mean?
9:05 the world of self-help
14:30 the “tell everyone” thought process
17:30 job security (does it exist?) (star)
19:20 what’s HELPFUL for job seekers?
22:35 getting to “neutral” with the job search
24:14 “anxious honesty” / oversharing of insecurities
29:30 what the job search used to be like
30:30 Resumés on TikTok?
36:15 the skill of the job vs. the skill of the job search
38:05 “why do I have to do this?”
41:35 applicant tracking systems
45:10 the GOOD parts of the job search
48:28 insights from gaming


Resources, links, and/or books mentioned in this episode:

Lex Stewart’s LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexmicahstewart/

Kangaroo Jack - Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuyLeUjuT_k

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles and Katharine Brooks EdD
https://www.amazon.com/What-Color-Your-Parachute-2021/dp/198485786X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2USXR9IZY3YD&dchild=1&keywords=what+color+is+your+parachute&qid=1632922222&sprefix=what+color+is+your%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-1

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, by Kim Scott
https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kim-Scott/dp/B01KTIEFEE

Kingmakers | Incomparable Team Bondings
https://kingmakersfun.com/

Healthy Gamer GG YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClHVl2N3jPEbkNJVx-ItQIQ

Lex’s Twitch Channel: LexSurvive
https://www.twitch.tv/lexsurvive


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