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I Want Her Job

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Nov 27, 2017
If you'd describe yourself as a foodie who loves restaurants, or if you're curious about what it takes to start a restaurant, then today's interview with Erin Wade is for you. Erin is the founder of Homeroom, a mac-n-cheese restaurant with a mission to serve the most delicious and comforting pasta dish in America. And they're well on their way.
 
Homeroom quickly became a community destination in Oakland, Calif., with lines that stretch beyond the door. But, it wasn't always so in demand -- especially when it came to some family and friends who thought the restaurant was a terrible idea. Homeroom had a place in Erin's heart though, and after she met the "one person who didn't think Homeroom was nuts" that person became her partner. In episode 58 of I Want Her Job: The Podcast, Erin shares with Host Polina Selyutin some of the up's and down's of opening the restaurant -- including running through her entire life's savings and opening the restaurant with just two weeks of operations expenses left in her bank account. Finally, we discuss the reason Erin left her previous career -- as a lawyer -- behind. And, she shares why she felt staying in the legal industry was a bigger personal risk for her than putting her entire life savings on the line to passionately chase her idea. 
Nov 21, 2017
Janet Janjigian has had a career that would be the envy of any journalism student. She covered the White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon and the State Department, along with other general assignments and investigative work, in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 25 years. Through her work she served as one of the top journalists for NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw and as a producer at ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel. Now as executive managing director at Carmen Group, Washington's leading government affairs consulting firm, her work is focused on corporate communications, government relations, crisis management and litigation support.
 
Janet has won numerous awards for her work, including two Emmy Awards. In today's episode of I Want Her Job: The Podcast, Janet shares the continuation of her career path -- taking her to CNN in Los Angeles, then MGM Studios as senior vice president of corporate communications and also to her role as president of DC Media Group LA Inc. She also shares how she got her start in journalism, the moment that was her big career game changer, what it's like to transition from one industry to another, the power of internships and the secret method she uses to land every single job. It's one you'll want to hear, and it's also one we can all apply in our lives to inch closer to our own dream jobs.
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