TaJ? 007. Adam Viet's Adventure: NCAA Basketball, Personal Training, Insurance Call Center, IT Recruiter

career adventure podcast Apr 05, 2022
In this episode, we learn the pathway of a former NCAA College Basketball player to a world he never thought he would cross after sports. 

My friend Adam Viet and I met in the early 2000s while I was working at the University of Northern Iowa in Athletic Marketing, and Adam was coming off the bench to shoot 3-pointers for the Panthers.  
We connected back a few years ago when he found the world of employment recruitment after discovering that personal training (exercise science major) and a call center job in the insurance industry were not for him.
Adam will tell you that communication and being a proactive "go-getter" are what employers are looking for in today's job market.  He will give you tips in this episode on how to show that in an interview.
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3-2-1, Career Blast Off! Or Not...

When you start out in life as a young person, there are many people that ask you “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Many will say teacher, doctor, firefighter, pro athlete, farmer, engineer, nurse, etc.  Me I was going to outer space.

As a young child, I always wanted to be an astronaut.  When Space Shuttle Columbia made its maiden voyage in 1981 I was obsessed with space.  How cool would that be to go into space on a rocket ship and land back safely on earth like an airplane?

I had an LP record (yes a vinyl record) that I listened to over and over again with the narration of the launch of STS-1 on April 12, 1981.  I could listen to Astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen talking to Mission Control. I thought it was so cool they could talk from space to Houston, Texas.

I made up my mind at age seven I was going to be an astronaut. Anytime I had a writing assignment for a class or an art project to make - it was going to be about space.

As my...

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