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Behavioral Interviewing with Career Coach Elaine Newtson

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Release Date: 11/10/2019

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In this special live episode recorded as part of #PNWClimateWeek and the Bloomberg Green Festival at the KEXP Gathering Space, Gregory Heller and Jonathan Azoff sit down with Lauren Selig, a  film producer, investor, entrepreneur, and board member of the XPRIZE Foundation. , Lauren shares her journey from journalism to film production and investment, highlighting the importance of intuition, mentorship, and environmental consciousness in her diverse career. Tune in to discover how Lauren’s innovative projects are making a significant impact on climate tech and sustainability. ,

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In the second part of the conversation, Scott Case, co-founder and CEO of shares his career journey and lessons learned. Scott has worked at small companies, big companies, and started two companies himself. He shares some lessons learned at his first startup, EnergySavvy. Scott then offers advice for people looking to enter the clean technology or energy revolution space. He suggests that recent graduates should gain experience by working for a large company in the industry they want to decarbonize, learn about the processes, and then identify high-leverage ways to disrupt the industry...

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Elaine Newtson Thumb Nail ImpageFoster MBA Career Coach Elaine Newtson and I have a quick discussion about strategic approaches to crafting behavior interview answers. Elaine has provided career coaching to Foster MBA Students since 2014. She brings 15+ years of corporate experience in global talent acquisition, university programs and leadership development to her coaching practice. Her pre-Foster career included leadership roles in prominent tech, global health and financial services companies.  In addition to her prior HR experience, Elaine is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Based Coach and holds a Master Coach Certification from the Behavioral Coaching Institute.

In this short conversation, we talk about how students -- or any job candidate -- can up their game for behavioral job interviews.