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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'Lead In Life' - An Interview with Dr. Laura Murillo

Dr. Laura Murillo is the President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the Chamber has set records in membership and revenue, becoming one of the most influential Chambers in the nation.

In this webinar/podcast, we dive into many of the unique life and professional experiences, powerful lessons, and career advice Dr. Murillo shares in her new, bestselling book 'Lead in Life'.

Some of the areas we cover:
- Dr. Murillo's unique career path and rise to CEO.
- How professionals can distinguish themselves and become leaders in their fields.
- What traits Dr. Murillo looks for when hiring.
– Some of Dr. Murillo's favorite interview questions.
– Advice for those at the early stage of their careers.
– Advice for later stage professionals / career changers

Dr. Laura also shares her unique experiences as the daughter of immigrants, a woman, an executive, a media producer and host - and how they've shaped her perspectives and insights as an authority on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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‘What I Learned From Interviewing Over 2000 Founders’ – with Andrew Warner of Mixergy

Andrew Warner is the founder of Mixergy.com, a podcasting juggernaut where he has interviewed over 2,000 proven entrepreneurs. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Andrew started and built Mixergy into one of the world’s top entrepreneurship podcasts. 
  • What separates top founders from those who don’t succeed. 
  • How he meets and lands top guests for his podcast. 
  • Proven systems and processes Andrew uses to manage his time and run his business. 
  • And much more! 

About Andrew Warner: 

In his 20’s, Andrew used credit cards and ingenuity to create a $30+ mil / year (in sales) internet business with his brother. We talk about that start and how he ultimately burned out, spent his time traveling and reading, and then started a business setting up social/business mixers…which ultimately led to Mixergy, a leading business podcast where he interviews many of the world’s top founders.

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An Interview with Cameron Herold – CEO Whisperer, Best-Selling Author, & Keynote Speaker

Cameron Herold is also an entrepreneur, business consultant, top-rated international speaker who has been paid to speak in 26 countries. 

We discuss how Cameron helped build 1-800-JUNK into a $100 Million company in six years, as their CEO, and also cover the following topics:

For Employers… 

  • Cameron’s hiring process and key traits he looks for when hiring. 
  • Are there ideal types of employees at different stages of a company’s growth. 
  • What separates “A” players – and how can you identify them when hiring.
  • How can employers make sure they keep their “A” players.
  • Which companies do the best job of developing their people – and what we can learn from them.
  • Some of Cameron’s favorite interview questions. 

For Job Seekers… 

  • How can job seekers separate themselves from the pack?
  • Advice for those at the early stage of their careers.
  • Advice for later stage professionals.
  • Advice for those looking to change careers.

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"How to Hire, Train, and Retain Top Salespeople" - with Brad Freyer

Brad Freyer 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 discuss:

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!

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

Mia Mends has built an incredible career at a relatively young age. 

In this webinar, we dive into her background to uncover “how she got where she is”, including 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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"Lessons from a Master Networker" - with Jordan Harbinger

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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"Proven Strategies for Getting Ahead at Work" - 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 Peter Shankman – Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Peter Shankman is the top keynote speaker in marketing, brand building, social media, and customer service. The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rock star who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a 5x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate in-person and virtual keynote speaker.

With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, and advertising.

Topics we covered:

  • How Peter chose his professional path (and what you can learn from it)
  • Should everyone be an entrepreneur?
  • His biggest failures and what he learned from them.
  • Peter’s journey with ADHD – when/how he learned he had ADHD, how he uses it to his advantage.
  • Which industries / technologies he’s excited about.
  • Which podcasts he listens to.
  • And much more!

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An Interview with Jamey Rootes – Houston Texans President

In this episode, Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes discusses his new, best-selling book ‘The Winning Game Plan: A Proven Leadership Playbook for Continuous Business Success’ and shares leadership lessons that helped him become one of the top executives in professional sports.

As President of the Houston Texans, Rootes is responsible for all business functions of the club. Under Rootes’ leadership, the Texans have earned many distinctions, including numerous “Crystal Awards” and most recently two American Business Awards for marketing excellence. J.D. Power & Associates recognized the team for providing the best fan experience in the NFL. The Texans were also recognized with Sports Business Journal’s PRISM Award, which is given annually to the top major professional sports team based on business excellence criteria.

In 2019, the Texans extended their sellout streak to 185 consecutive home games – a Houston NFL record and a testament to the quality of service and entertainment provided by the organization on gameday. The Texans have consistently been recognized as one of the most valuable professional sports franchises both in the NFL and globally.

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An Interview With Marsha Murray - Founder of Murray Resources

Our guest today is Marsha Murray, president and founder of Murray Resources - one of the country's top recruiting firms.

In this episode we dig 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 we really enjoyed learning about. We know you will too–so enjoy!

About Marsha Murray:

Marsha is the founder and president of Murray Resources. Established in 1988, Murray Resources is a full-service recruiting and staffing firm based in Houston, Texas.

As founder of a 100% woman-owned business, Marsha has been a devoted advocate of women in business, successfully placing thousands of job candidates in her 30-year career. She is a former board member of the WBEA, and a member of the National Women’s Business Owners Corporation.

Murray Resources is a two-time winner of the HWCOC Economic Development Star Award, recognizing the company’s contributions to the growth and vitality of west Houston. Murray Resources has been named one of Houston’s Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses, as well as one of Houston's Best Places to Work by the HBJ.

Marsha has been named to the ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ list by the HBJ for four consecutive years and received the ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ Bronze Award in both 2012 and 2013 - and the Silver award in 2017 and 2018. Marsha was also named one of the Most Admired CEO's in Houston by the HBJ in 2019.

  • Named #1 Best Staffing Company to Work For by Staffing Industry Analysts
  • 2x Houston Fast 100: Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies
  • 6x Inc. 500 / 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.
  • 5x HBJ Best Places to Work
  • 5x HBJ Largest Direct Hire Recruiting Firms

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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.

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