Shawna Thomas on Making Yourself Stand Out


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Shawna Thomas has always stood out — from winning a prestigious college scholarship when she was 13 years old, to working her way up the ranks at NBC News from intern to senior producer. Over the course of her career, she’s won multiple Emmys and a Peabody, among other awards. Today, she’s in control of one of the nation’s top morning news shows, CBS Mornings. Listen to this week’s episode, where Shawna talks about how to shine in front of your boss and potential employers.

In this episode, Shawna talks about:

  • Making an impression during a job interview
  • Why all work experience is relevant — even if you’ve changed careers
  • How to make your resume stand out
  • Why going to therapy can make you better at your job
  • How she learned to manage people

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