Guys—Stop complaining about your female coworkers

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SHOW DATE: May 9, 2012

Whether it’s a colleague or a driver—Get over it. Women are set to rule the world.
Women are surpassing men in saying that their number one goal is to pursue a high
paying job. This means more and more men might be opting out of the rat race to
pursue their passions or become stay at home dads—which is great too. So stop
complaining and embrace the change. Be like Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal—
maybe don’t marry your boss (Sandra Bullock) but you can certainly respect her.
Remember, girls are just better. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan discuss this
below:

On a job interview, asking for an opinion is always better than asking for facts

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SHOW DATE: July 25, 2012

Think about it. Facts and data are names, places, numbers. For example, “How
long have you been working here?” “Six years.” An opinion-question requires a
judgment call. “What surprised you most when you started working here?” Don’t
ask your interviewer for data—it’s won’t lead to an interesting conversation or help
the employer remember you. Ask a question that demands an opinion like, “What
surprised you the most about this company?” “What’s your favorite thing about this
company?” The interviewer will become alive, and engaged, and friendly with you.
Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan deliberate this below:

Stop resenting the boss who pushes you hard

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SHOW DATE: July 25, 2012

You will do better in your career for it. The more rigorous the coursework is,
the less we like it while it’s happening. Yet, in retrospect, the more we love the
experience. Because like when you’re at the gym—hard work brings results. Once
you realize that it’s totally normal to hate the guy that pushes you hard—you will
do better in your career, and get promoted faster. Give yourself a challenge and for
your New Year’s resolution—allow yourself to be coached. Listen to Uncle David
and Auntie Evan discuss this below:

Twenty-somethings need to be more like Grandpa

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SHOW DATE: July 18, 2012

Surprisingly, nowadays 55-year-olds are more attractive for employment than 25
year-olds. Why? Because 55-year-olds have already figured out how to come in early
and stay late. You 20-somethings wanna come in late (walk of shame) and leave
early (walk to shame). Ditch the entitlement. Learn something from Grandpa. Work
your way up by putting in your time. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan talk
more about this below:

Don’t let your pregnancy hijack your career

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SHOW DATE: July 18, 2012

Do not let your pregnancy take over your job. You know those women—suddenly
they’re incapable of talking anything but “baby talk.” Strollers. Diaper genies.
Feeding their babies mouth to mouth like a bird (and Alicia Silverstone—
apparently). No need to announce daily that you are carrying a baby in your belly—
it’s OBVIOUS. Be healthy, go to your doctor appointments—just don’t announce
them—and continue to focus on your work. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan
debate this below:

If you want the job—lose weight and stop thinking that looks don’t matter

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SHOW DATE: June 27, 2012

C’mon. Healthcare costs are rising for business, and—guess what—businesses pay
HALF of their employees healthcare. So you do the math. Would an employer rather
hire someone that appears in shape? Or out-of-shape? Look—no one is actually
gonna tell you this—because it’s not legal to discriminate. However, the appearance
of your overall general health WILL play a factor in terms of whether or not you get
hired. So save the cab fare and start walking to appointments. Strengthen that core
and eat your veggies. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan examine this further
below:

Stop talking about bogus weaknesses in your job interview.

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SHOW DATE: June 27, 2012

It just makes you look insecure. “Paying too much attention to details” is NOT a
weakness. “Being too passionate” is NOT a weakness. (Unless you mean you made
out with everyone at your last Christmas party—and in that case, congratulations!)
Confident people own up to their weaknesses, because they are actively working on
bettering themselves. In an interview, you want to show the employer your ability to
think critically. You want to show them your desire to grow, and take feedback. So,
when you’re asked about your weaknesses describe a specific piece of feedback you
got from your last boss. Then describe your reaction to the feedback. Finally, give
an example, of how you changed your behavior going forward. Like we always say:
Stop, drop and LISTEN. Uncle David and Auntie Evan dive into more on this topic
below:

Get over your bias about tweeting during office hours

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SHOW DATE: June 20, 2012 It’s so last century! Also, you’re going to lose the best talent otherwise. Twenty-
somethings are now asking about social media policies during interviews. If you
don’t allow workers to tweet on the job, they might turn down that job. If you
prohibit social media—let’s be honest—your employees will just be “going to the
bathroom” a lot. And that’s just gross. Why not have them update their Facebook
profiles at their desk, at least then they can answer the phone when it rings. Listen
to Uncle David and Auntie Evan have it out below:

Give your hobbies and extracurriculars a place on your resume

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SHOW DATE: June 20, 2012
Let employers see what you initiate, what you create, what you’re up to. Don’t be
afraid to include that garage band you started, or your cribbage club. You don’t want
employers to think that in your spare time you’re eating Ben & Jerry’s and watching
Brandi and Arienne spar on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Listen to Uncle David
and Auntie Evan discuss this below:

Stop complaining about your minimum wage job—get promoted instead!

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SHOW DATE: June 13, 2012
Minimum wage jobs can be a great start—just don’t get stuck there. Just because
you’re being paid minimum wage doesn’t mean you have to perform minimum wage.
Sure, if you’re applying for an office job and your resume is stacked with mostly
minimum wage jobs—employers will probably move on. UNLESS your resume
shows some type of promotion—to assistant manager, or manager—an upward
mobility. This shows initiative and drive. So stop crying and get promoted. Shift your
attitude and become the shift manager. (And then the branch manager, and then an
owner!) Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan debate this below: