Millennial Minded

Double Forte

Navigating a new career can be intimating - especially if you're armed with nothing more than some college classes and advice from friends. So, why not listen to the person we're all working to impress - the CEO. We reserve 15 minutes each week to pick the boss lady's brain. What can we really be doing to become the best that we can be?

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Today, Millennial Minded has a bittersweet update to share. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're leaving your job...  

Dec 2018

43 min 58 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

17 min 57 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

8 min 26 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

18 min 30 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

24 min 30 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

14 min 4 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

15 min 51 sec

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

15 min

To celebrate the new year, we decided to relaunch our How to Land a Job series. We've broken the job hunt down into eight easy-to-follow steps to ensure the maximum success: 1) The Connection 2) The Resume 3) The Informational Interview 4) How to Land the Interview 5) The Interview 6) The Follow Up 7) Closing the Deal & 8) The First 90 Days. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this series, we learn how to land a job...

Dec 2018

16 min 59 sec

Internships don't always go as planned. Maybe you got a little too tipsy at the after-work happy hour, or you keep missing meetings. Despite what you might think, it may be possible to turn it all around and get a full-time offer. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if your internship goes south...

Dec 2018

16 min 27 sec

Holiday parties are a great opportunity for coworkers to celebrate, bond, and be together as people. Despite what some people think it is NOT an opportunity to let loose and get wasted. A holiday party is a social event, but the code of conduct that’s present in the office extends to your work offsite. What should you wear? Should you go to the party with a drink limit in mind? When should you leave? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if you’re going to a holiday party...

Dec 2018

30 min 45 sec

Disagreement at work can be good. If everyone nodded their head yes at every crossroads, then a business wouldn’t progress. Critical discussion is a positive force for businesses (for the most part). But how do you disagree with your boss? Keep in mind this is the person who controls your compensation. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we learn what to do if you disagree with your boss...

Nov 2018

23 min 18 sec

Whether you like it or not, you have a personal brand. The clothes you wear, the company you keep, and the ideas you present all culminate into a unified identity of what it means to be you. At least that's the way it used to be. Now your personal brand is also influenced by your online presence - your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace profile (this is a joke, but no judgment...). We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode we learn what to do if you want to develop your personal brand...

Nov 2018

26 min 32 sec

Vacation is bliss isn’t it? No emails. No coworkers asking for ‘one more thing.’ But before you sign off, you should make sure you prep your team with everything they need. You'd hate for productivity to come to a grinding halt during your absence, right? Or even worse, imagine your beach day being interrupted by a request to access a Google doc. Lucky for you, we sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if you’re going on vacation…

Nov 2018

22 min 58 sec

You’re in a meeting and a colleague says something offensive. The other people in the room ignore it or laugh it off, but you’re offended. Deeply offended. You’re taken out of the moment and can no longer focus on the task at hand. What’s your next move? And what are the implications of that next move? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if you’re offended by a coworkers comment...

Nov 2018

29 min 30 sec

A flexible work schedule and the option of working from home can do wonders for your productivity and personal happiness. That being said, your home is fraught with potential distractions (Vanderpump Rules, the urge to do laundry, your adorable puppy, etc.). So how can you prove to your company that you will be an effective remote employee? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn how to work from home...

Nov 2018

21 min 38 sec

Making sure you’re following through on the work you’ve committed to, is not a sign of an asshole boss. That’s just a boss doing their job. But someone who is disrespectful, makes their sloppiness your problem, or doesn’t appreciate the work at hand, is an asshole boss. What can you do if you find yourself working for someone who fits that description? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if your boss is an asshole...

Oct 2018

25 min 41 sec

Early in your career, it’s difficult to know what industry is right for you. Should you stay in PR? Switch to Marketing? Pursue a law degree?! The options are dizzying and often people end up doing nothing – afraid to make the wrong choice. But we’re here to tell you there is no wrong choice. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week, every week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if you’re confused about what to do with your career…

Oct 2018

23 min 36 sec

In some somber teenage moment, we’ve all probably been told by someone, “You can do anything you want in life!” Confidence like that can make entry level work difficult to put up with. All of the sudden it feels like you’re watching dreams drift away as you run to pick up yet another coffee order. But what if that’s all a part of the story? How can you know if you’re just wasting your time or investing in something bigger? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you wanna quit your internship...

Oct 2018

12 min 40 sec

There are so many perks to a new job; sometimes the best benefits require a little work to unearth. There may be money on the table for that Adobe course you’ve been dying to take. Who knows, you could be getting some of your master’s work paid for. Why wait to save yourself some money? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you’re interested in getting the most out of your job...

Oct 2018

18 min 4 sec

The professional world can be difficult to navigate - on all ends of the spectrum. For our older colleagues, there is pressure to stay relevant. For younger employees, navigating social norms can be overwhelming especially when some of those expectations aren’t verbalized, they’re just “common knowledge.”   We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you’re a 21st century intern...

Sep 2018

13 min 33 sec

Picking a major in college is stressful. How can anybody possibly know what they want to do with the rest of their life in college?! It feels like a gamble. Do you spend all that time and money on something super specific or shoot your shot on a more generalized major that may make finding work difficult down the road? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you’re debating a liberal arts degree...

Sep 2018

17 min 57 sec

Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door at a new company. But what do you do when your time there is quickly coming to an end? Can you ask your manager about a full-time job? I know – cry. Crying always works. Whatever the situation, you’ve got limited time to figure out a game plan and the stress is real. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if your internship is about to end...

Sep 2018

17 min 12 sec

Today, Millennial Minded has a bittersweet update to share. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're leaving your job...

Sep 2018

43 min 28 sec

Internships don't always go as planned. Maybe you got a little too tipsy at the after-work happy hour, or you keep missing meetings. Despite what you might think, it may be possible to turn it all around and get a full-time offer. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if your internship goes south...

Aug 2018

16 min 13 sec

Would Luke Skywalker be anything without Obi-Wan Kenobi? All of us, no matter how high or low need a midichlorian count, need a mentor. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're searching for a mentor...

Aug 2018

18 min 57 sec

#Millennials love avocado toast and their yoga. Amirite? In all seriousness, Millennials value integrating their work with their personal lives. To do that, it takes planning and focus. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're working an event...

Aug 2018

19 min 14 sec

People love The Office for Michael's antics and the cringe-worthy humor, but one of the biggest draws is Jim and Pam. Ask around and you'll find that this isn't just a Hollywood love story. People do actually meet significant others at work. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're curious about dating a coworker...

Aug 2018

18 min 48 sec

If you're tuned into the news, you know that trolling someone on social media will make headlines. Recently, Elon Musk called a British caving expert a pedophile, sparking outrage across the internet. How should you react when someone trolls you? When should you engage with a troll and when should you stay silent? Is it true that there's no such thing as bad PR? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're called out by a troll on social media...

Aug 2018

26 min 17 sec

With unlimited resources, your work project would be easy. Have an issue? Just throw some money at it! But unless you're Jeff Bezos (hey Jeff!), you're probably working within the constraints of a budget. So, what are best practices to ensure you don't blow through all the money? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're working with a budget...

Jul 2018

20 min 42 sec

When you're introduced to someone, what's one of the first questions people ask? "So... what do you do?" Your answer matters. Either you bore your new friend to death and they move on to talk with someone else or you frame your work in a way that's intriguing. Hey, if it helps just pretend you're on an episode of Shark Tank staring up at Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're about to give your elevator pitch...

Jul 2018

20 min 50 sec

Lee hosts another podcast (SHEQUALITY) in which she interviews senior women leaders as they share their personal stories, challenges, achievements, advice and best practices. Based off some incredible conversations, Lee chats with us about why it's so important to have a diverse workforce, and what you can do to promote diversity at your company. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you want to be part of a diverse workforce...

Jul 2018

29 min 46 sec

Technology is progressing rapidly. On the streets of San Francisco it's already possible to see self-driving cars making left turns, and mechanical arms serving up coffee. How will AI affect the workplace? What skill sets should people develop as automation becomes more prevalent? Are we doomed?!

Jul 2018

28 min 25 sec

Double Forte just staffed three major events — a comedy festival, a gaming trade show, and an influencer event for a California wine brand. Now that we've had some time to recover, we're reflecting on the tool that makes all the difference — never underestimate the power of preparation.

Jun 2018

26 min 12 sec

Work conferences are a great opportunity to get out of the office and meet new people. You attend keynotes, chat with folks in the industry, and get exposed to unique perspectives. But not everyone attends with this perspective. Some people are more focused on being the last person in the bar then getting a handful of business cards. How can you make the most of your time out of the office?

Jun 2018

21 min 54 sec

For many millennials, the idea of being your own boss is appealing. So, if you're interested in starting your own company, what's the first thing you should do? Who should you rely on for advice? Who should be your first hire? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you want to start your own business...

Jun 2018

28 min 10 sec

The workplace can be intense. Maybe a meeting didn't go as planned, or someone botches their slide during a key presentation. It's rare, but in this high-stakes moment, some bosses resort to yelling, publicly admonishing an employee. That's not ok, but unfortunately, it still happens. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if someone yells at you at work...

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Jun 2018

27 min 25 sec

Sometimes you'll do a lot for five-minutes of extra sleep on Monday morning. Like hitting the snooze button over and over again. Maybe that explains why twenty-five percent of workers are late at least once a month (according to a survey published by The Harris Poll). We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're running late to work...

Jun 2018

22 min 31 sec

In 2018 it's hard to imagine being in a meeting without a laptop or cell phone, but despite all the benefits of having a supercomputer at your disposal, screens can have some unfortunate consequences. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about things to consider when you bring your phone to a meeting...

May 2018

21 min 16 sec

Many businesses across the country are embracing shared workspaces and co-working spaces. The most well-known, WeWork, has transformed how small to mid-sized businesses operate. Never before have so many companies existed on one floor -- which as you can imagine, has its pros and cons... We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you work in a shared work space...

May 2018

21 min 53 sec

Let’s say you have a client call and a person on your team underperforms. So much so, that you worry it's jeopardizing the relationship with the client. Then, your boss asks for an update… “How’d the call go?” she asks. You like this co-worker. They’re a good person. You don’t want to throw them under the bus or harm their reputation, but you're also aware that this behavior can't become a habit. What do you do? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you're going to snitch on your coworker...

May 2018

19 min 48 sec

Business is run by people. If you don’t know anyone, it’s going to be tough to find new clients. That means you’ve got to get out in the world and meet people. So...what are the keys to making a good first impression? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you want to make a good first impression...

May 2018

19 min 42 sec

Let’s say you’re known as the person who overlooks deadlines. Or you're always five-minutes late to meetings. Maybe you're shaking your head, "not me!" but consider this: you may be blinded by your own bias. Lucky for you we've got some tips so you can start being aware of your professional blindspots. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode we chat about what to do if you want to change your reputation at work... Key Takeaways Don’t make assumptions from one workplace to another At 30, 60, and 90 days get feedback from you manager so you can make improvements Pay attention to the non-verbals of the boss Everyone needs at least two mentors Analyze the work habits of your best coworkers and try to implement them for yourself If you’re in the negative, you have to overcompensate in order to get to the positive If you don’t know how to do it, ask

Apr 2018

25 min 56 sec

Ok, we know why work isn't a democracy. Hierarchy keeps a business moving. But what happens when someone asks you to do something that isn't in your job description? Do you just do it because you're adhering to the existing hierarchy? Or do you push back?  Potential trick question: Is there anyone who doesn't tackle projects outside of their job description? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if it isn't in your job description... Key Takeaways If it’s something illegal, you should feel comfortable saying, “No” Pushing back on something needs to happen via a face-to-face conversation Approach your manager with evidence in hand

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Apr 2018

16 min 56 sec

Influence is often boiled down to expertise. Be the best at what you do and you will have influence. So, if you’re an accountant, be the best at crunching numbers. If you’re in PR, have the best media relationships. That’s certainly true, but there’s another type of influence. Some, like John Oliver on HBO's Last Week Tonight, call it "soft power." We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we chat about what to do if you want to gain influence at work... Key Takeaways You have so many outlets at your company where you can be influential – don’t be so hung up on the title BUT if you want to gain influence do the following things: Participate with other teams at your company to prohibit siloing Start by getting to know more people Be helpful (without expecting public recognition for it) Learn things that fall outside of your job description because it provides future opportunity for you Be generous in offering up credit where it is due

Apr 2018

22 min 9 sec

Disagreement at work can be good. If everyone nodded their head yes at every crossroads, then a business wouldn’t progress. Critical discussion is a positive force for businesses (for the most part). But how do you disagree with your boss? Keep in mind this is the person who controls your compensation. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we learn what to do if you disagree with your boss... Key Takeaways If you have a boss who is unwilling to receive input, don’t put effort into offering it. Focus on learning as much as you can and then go find another gig Set aside some time with your boss to discuss your reservations surrounding the business at hand. Say it quickly and persuasively Deliver your objections free of emotions You can’t throw up a red flag on everything. Choose your battles

Apr 2018

23 min

Let's say your boss asks you to handle something you’ve never done before (e.g. start managing the company Instagram). You have minimal experience creating content or managing a posting schedule but you're aware that this a great opportunity to grow your professional skill-set. You don’t want to say no to your boss, but you're hesitant to reveal that you're no Instagram wizard. What should you do? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. In this episode, we learn what to do if your boss asks you to do something totally new... Key Takeaways Hammer out the logistics of the assignment with your manager If it’s an existing task, maybe shadow the current owner for more info Express enthusiasm for learning something new and at the same time gather info to establish guidelines for yourself You should feel comfortable telling your boss you’ve never done something before so they can at least point you in the right direction If you’re learning something new and you’re lost for where to start...Google it

Mar 2018

19 min 35 sec

Imagine a situation in which your managers disagree about how to handle a request from a client. One manager tells you to respond by telling them your team is on it. The other manager tells you to respond without committing to anything. You're stuck between a rock and a hard place, right? Either way you're going to piss someone off.  We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode we learn what to do if your managers disagree... Key Takeaways You’re responsible for clarity around your work When you join a new team, ask for the standards Provide neutral information and ask for your managers to provide clarity on next steps Protect your butt: make sure you have everything in writing

Mar 2018

21 min 19 sec

Would your parents object if you left a stable career for a more risky business venture? Would they see the value in starting a food blog or becoming an Instagram celebrity? Even if your parents support your every move, it's likely that what they expect from your career differs from what you want in a career. Companies didn't always offer a work from home policy or allow people to bring their dog to work. We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode we chat about how to talk to your parents about what you do to pay the bills, especially if they're unsure about your career... Key Takeaways Living at home to save money makes a lot of sense – but you better be pitching in and helping around the house Have a conversation with your parents about the rules of engagement now that you are officially an adult Engage in open conversation with your parents Explain to them how you’re going to support yourself Bring specifics to your parents. Find ways for them to contribute and help you if that’s what they want to do If you’re living at home and not towing their line, be ready with a plan to leave

Mar 2018

26 min 9 sec

You hear people say, "it's good to be busy," a lot. It's a sign that you're a valuable asset to your company. But what about those moments when you're so busy that it feels like you're underwater? How do you handle the stress? And what can you do to give yourself some breathing room so you don't end up messing up? We sit down with our CEO for 15 minutes each week to get practical business advice so we can advance in our careers. On this episode, we learn what to do if your life is a scrambled mess of to-dos... Key Takeaways If you’re going to sort out your priorities, begin by knowing what all of your to do’s are Alert your team lead ASAP if you’re feeling like you’re not going to be able to finish your work on time If you’re completing a new task, allow yourself 3x as much time to complete it Before you claim you’ve got too much on your plate, figure out why you’re not able to get your work done Before you have a conversation with your boss about being overwhelmed, make sure you’re not wasting time in your day (i.e. getting coffee, taking a long lunch, showing up late, leaving early) If you’re trying to create a to-do list, find the method that works for you  

Mar 2018

25 min 20 sec