Murray Resources Podcast

Listen as we answer the most challenging job search and career-related topics

The Murray Resources Podcast dives into common job search and career-related topics and questions, shedding light on some of the most difficult changes facing today’s job seeker. In the podcast, we lean the knowledge we’ve gained from our 30+ years of recruiting, combined with the knowledge and experience of talented guests. Listeners will enjoy a peek behind the curtain into the recruiting industry, as well as tips and techniques that can help them land the perfect job.

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An Interview with Brad Freyer – How to Hire, Train, and Retain Top Salespeople

Murray Resources has partnered with our sister company, ResumeSpice, to bring you this free webinar.

In this webinar, we will be interviewing Brad Freyer, of Sandler Training about all things sales. Brad has trained, coached, and consulted with hundreds of business owners, presidents, managers, and salespeople to help them achieve their individual and company sales goals.

In this interview, we will cover:

For Employers…

  • How to attract and hire top salespeople.
  • How to set salespeople up for success.
  • Common mistakes when hiring salespeople.
  • Traits to look for when hiring salespeople.
  • How to hold salespeople accountable.
  • How to get into a career in sales.
  • And much more!

For Job Seekers…

  • Thinking about a career in sales? What a career in sales is really like.
  • How to break into sales.
  • Which areas of sales are hot / growing.
  • How to set yourself up for success in sales.
  • Which sales activities have the highest return.
  • Common salesperson mistakes.
  • And much more!

About Brad Freyer:

With a diverse background in leadership, business development, sales, and marketing, Brad brings a great deal of experience and success to the Sandler Training team. He offers a wealth of insight to the non-traditional approaches, processes, and environments of sales and leadership.

Since joining Sandler Training in 2003, Brad has trained, coached, and consulted hundreds of business owners, presidents, managers, and salespeople to improve sales effectiveness to achieve both individual and company goals. He has a reputation and track record for driving results in sales and elevating success to those organizations he works with which range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. His performance and company growth has earned numerous prestigious awards within the Sandler Training network.

In 2015 Brad was part of an acquisition of a specialty manufacturing company in Houston and spent 5 years as President. In 2020, after selling a majority stake in his business, Brad decided to return to his passion and bring new experience and perspective to his consulting, coaching and training.

Brad received his BA in Sociology from The University of Texas in 1997. He has been a featured columnist in the Houston Business Journal and a leader of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

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‘How I Got Here’ – An Interview with Mia Mends of Sodexo

Murray Resources has partnered with our sister company, ResumeSpice, to bring you this free webinar.

Mia Mends has built an incredible career at a relatively young age. In this webinar, we’re going to dive into her background, “how she got to where she is”, and tips she would give to those who are looking to build their own careers.

About Mia Mends:

Mia Mends is the Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, and CEO, Impact Ventures, for Sodexo. She is responsible for leveraging Diversity & Inclusion as a key business differentiator worldwide for Sodexo. She also oversees Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Stop Hunger for Sodexo North America, and leads SodexoMAGIC, a joint venture between Sodexo and Magic Johnson Enterprises.

Ms. Mends is a member of the Sodexo Global Human Resources Leadership Team and the North America Regional Leadership Committee. Sodexo is the global leader in Quality of Life services. Operating in 64 countries, Sodexo’s 420,000 employees serve 100 million consumers each day through On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services, and Personal and Home Services.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Mends held the role of Chief Administrative Officer, Sodexo North America. In this position, she was accountable for driving critical strategic initiatives in support of the NorAm business Transformation. Prior to this position, she was CEO of Benefits & Rewards Services, and was instrumental in the acquisition of Inspirus in 2016, which brought Sodexo new employee engagement services and technology assets.

She has founded her own non-profit, Seven Sisters to Sisters, and serves on the boards of Girls Inc., the EMERGE Fellows program, Catalyst and the Greater Houston Partnership. She also sits on the Business Leadership Council at Wellesley College and the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Board. She is a corporate director for H&R Block and Limeade. Ms. Mends was recognized in BLACK ENTERPRISE’S 2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America feature. She holds a BA in economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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An Interview with Jordan Harbinger – Lessons from a Master Networker

Murray Resources has partnered with our sister company, ResumeSpice, to bring you this free webinar.

Jordan Harbinger is a former lawyer turned master networker and one of the country’s top podcasters, with 5+ million downloads per month.


In this interview, we cover:

• How Jordan reinvented himself to become one of the country’s most successful podcasters.

• His unique methodology for building his network and what we can learn from it.

• How he consistently books top guests from the world of business, sports, arts, and politics.

• What top performers and world-class achievers do differently.

• How Jordan deals with failure, including being fired from his own show “Art of Charm”.

• Tips for working with a spouse (Jordan’s wife is his manager!).

• How he juggles running his own business with being a husband and dad.

• Some of his favorite guests and anecdotes.

• What he looks for in new hires and how he builds his teams.

• And more!


About Jordan Harbinger: For 11 years, Jordan hosted The Art of Charm Podcast — regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now, through the Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan interviews the world’s top performers — from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. A former Wall Street attorney, Jordan speaks five languages and spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped — twice. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation.

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An Interview with Michael Wenderoth – Proven Strategies for Getting Ahead at Work

This episode includes a special interview with Michael Wenderoth. Michael Wenderoth works with leaders, top business schools, and companies around the world to help executives become more effective at work.

In this interview, we cover:

  • What those who rise to the top of organizations do differently.
  • Why and how great leaders embrace politics.
  • How to network with powerful people.
  • Strategies that enable introverts to compete in an environment that rewards extroverts.
  • How to effectively display “executive presence”.
  • Why channeling anger can be a leadership strength.
  • How top performers approach performance reviews.
  • And more!

About Michael Wenderoth: Prior to becoming a professional trainer and educator, Michael served 20 years in senior roles with multinationals in China, the US and Europe. In addition to being an executive coach, Michael serves as a professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a coach in Stanford Business School‘s LEAD executive program. Michael holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA in History with Distinction from Carleton College.

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An Interview With Marsha Murray, Founder of Murray Resources

Today, we have a special treat. We’ve had a lot of wonderful guests on this show, but it’s not every day you have the opportunity to interview the president of your company. Today, I have the pleasure of doing just that as Marsha Murray, president and founder of Murray Resources, joins me on the podcast. In our conversation, I’ll be digging into the habits that have helped Marsha build her career. What it was like to start the business, what she reads, watches, and listens to, to stay on top of her game - as well as a bunch of other stuff that I really enjoyed learning about. I know you will too–so enjoy!

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The Power of a Great Resume

Have you ever wanted to know what a resume writing service is and how it works? Or who should hire a resume writer? And what you should or shouldn’t include on your resume? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to help you with on this week’s show, where you’ll learn about the added value of a resume writing service and the future of the industry. (Click here for information on resume writing services)

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Tips for Working with a Recruiter

Have you ever wanted to know how to make a career transition? Or how recruiters help in your job search? And what the time-frame is for the recruiting process? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to help you with on this week’s show, where you’ll learn more about the recruiting process and how working with a recruiter works. 

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Tools You Need for Job Hunting Success

Have you ever wanted to know how long your resume should be? Or whether you should include a cover letter when submitting a job application? And what other resources are out there that can help you find a job? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to help you with on this week’s show, where you’ll learn more about the tools you need to be successful in your job search.

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Starting Your Job Search the Right Way

Have you ever struggled with knowing when or how to start your job search? And how exactly recruiting and staffing agencies work to help you land that dream job? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to help you with on this week’s show, where you’ll learn what steps you need to take to succeed in your job hunt and the part that recruiting agencies play in the process.