Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips For Finding Work, Advancing Your Career, And Loving Your Job

Synopsis

Build a career that matters to you with job search strategies and career advice from Find Your Dream Job. Every week, we share insider secrets and job search tips on how to get a great job and develop a purposeful career. Looking for your first job, searching for direction in your career, or just need tools to find a job? Join Mac Prichard, the Mac's List team, and our expert guests every week for job search inspiration, empathy, and actionable advice to help you find work that matters! Find out more at https://www.macslist.org/podcast

Episodes

  • Narrowing Your Career Choices, with Meg Gerry

    Narrowing Your Career Choices, with Meg Gerry

    20/05/2020 Duration: 28min

    Choosing the industry you want to pursue in your career is one of the most important decisions you will make, but it can also be one of the toughest. How do you narrow your choices if you aren’t sure what you want to do? One of the most helpful ways, says Find Your Dream Job guest Meg Gerry, is trial and error. You have to try things to know if they’re a good fit. Meg also suggests having conversations with people currently working in the field you are considering. And finally, personality and career assessments can help you get clear on the skills you offer and what you need in a work environment.  About Our Guest: Meg Gerry (https://www.linkedin.com/in/meg-gerry-academic-career-advising/) is a Certified Career Services Provider (NCDA), a Global Career Development Facilitator (CCE), a Certified College Counselor, and an academic advisor with a master's degree in academic advising. Resources in This Episode: Meg’s podcast, All Things College and Career, (https://atcandc.com/) provides interviews with experie

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Your Job Search, with Lisa Orbe-Austin

    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Your Job Search, with Lisa Orbe-Austin

    13/05/2020 Duration: 27min

    Does imposter syndrome hold you back from pursuing your dream job? It’s a common issue that affects approximately 75% of us at least once in our careers. If you feel like a fraud when discussing your job skills, there are concrete ways to overcome it, says Find Your Dream Job guest Lisa Orbe-Austin. Applying to jobs that you aren’t 100% qualified for and having others who can speak to your strengths are great ways to boost your confidence. Lisa also shares the importance of having a structure for your job search, and how to use your network, even if you’re hesitant to ask others for help.  About Our Guest: Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaorbeaustin/) is a licensed psychologist and executive coach, with a focus on career advancement, leadership development, and job transitions. Resources in This Episode: If you need step-by-step help managing imposter syndrome, get a copy of Lisa’s book, “Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life.”(https://www.a

  • The Power of Relationships, with Elizabeth Lattanner.

    The Power of Relationships, with Elizabeth Lattanner.

    11/05/2020 Duration: 18min

    Long-distance job searching can present unique challenges, from figuring out what your new city has to offer to meeting the people who can potentially help you in your search. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Elizabeth Lattanner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-shappell/) and I discuss her move from Washington DC to Portland, and how she leveraged her network in DC to begin building a network 2,000  miles away. Elizabeth also shares how she used the power of informational interviews to find the companies she wanted to work for. Learn more about Elizabeth’’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series.(https://www.macslist.org/articles/success-stories)

  • Looking for Work Has Changed Forever - Here’s Why, with John Sullivan

    Looking for Work Has Changed Forever - Here’s Why, with John Sullivan

    06/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we look for work. But how long will those changes last, and what do they mean for the future of job search? According to Find Your Dream Job guest John Sullivan, the changes are permanent and you need to be prepared to adjust your strategy. John shares how to show potential employers that you are capable of handling crises, as well as proving to hiring managers that you have the up-to-date skills needed to work from home and even lead a team remotely.  About Our Guest: John Sullivan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-john-sullivan/) is a human resources expert, author, and speaker. He also teaches at San Francisco State University. Resources in This Episode: If you need help finding a job in the current climate, visit John’s website at www.drjohnsullivan.com. (http://www.drjohnsullivan.com) From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume. (http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and g

  • How to Look for Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Biron Clark

    How to Look for Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Biron Clark

    29/04/2020 Duration: 29min

    If you’ve stopped looking for work because of the current pandemic, you might be surprised to learn that many employers are still hiring. There is, however, a lot of uncertainty in the economy, says Find Your Dream Job guest Biron Clark, so you need to go into a job search focusing on the here and now rather than the long-term. Biron suggests completing 1 or 2 high-impact activities every day instead of spending all day on the computer filling out applications. It’s also a great time to pursue fully-remote positions if that’s something you’re interested in.  About Our Guest: Biron Clark (https://www.linkedin.com/in/biron/) is a former executive recruiter and the founder of CareerSidekick.com.(https://careersidekick.com/) His advice is read by more than one million people per month. Resources in This Episode: For more articles on finding your dream job, head over to Biron’s website at  CareerSidekick.com. (https://careersidekick.com/) From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume. (http

  • Job Interview Tips in a COVID-19 World, with Toni Patterson

    Job Interview Tips in a COVID-19 World, with Toni Patterson

    22/04/2020 Duration: 31min

    Conducting a job search in a stay-at-home world requires a vastly different skill set than many of us are accustomed to, says Find Your Dream Job guest Toni Patterson. Video interviews have replaced face-to-face meetings, and technology know-how is now a requirement, not just an added benefit. It’s important to prepare a space to conduct your video meetings, and Toni recommends paying close attention to the background and lighting. Body language is still important, even over video, so be sure that you understand how to maintain eye contact through your computer or phone.  About Our Guest: Toni Patterson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/toni-patterson-0a5a74126/)is a career coach who helps smart, driven women get the salaries, promotions, and jobs they want.  Resources in This Episode: Updating your LinkedIn profile is a great way to stand out to employers. Get your copy of Toni’s resource, The Ten Easy Ways to Update Your LinkedIn Profile So That The Jobs Find You, (https://toniapatterson.lpages.co/linkedin-prof

  • Cultivating an Inner Circle for Your Career, with Soumary Vongrassamy

    Cultivating an Inner Circle for Your Career, with Soumary Vongrassamy

    15/04/2020 Duration: 23min

    When you’re looking for that perfect job fit, you need more than just a network. You need a group of people who know you, your needs, and your personal values. Find Your Dream Job guest Soumary Vongrassamy says you need friends who will remind you of what’s really important and who will help you ask tough questions about the job. Once you find your dream job, Soumary says it is of the utmost importance that you “pay it forward,” creating that inner circle for others and helping them through the job search process. About Our Guest: Soumary Vongrassamy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/soumary/) is a specialist in equity and conflict resolution with the Multnomah County government in Portland, Oregon. Resources in This Episode: Connect with Soumary at (https://www.linkedin.com/in/soumary/). Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 100 Behavioral Interview Questions You Need to Know. (http://www.macslist.org/questions)

  • The Importance of Networking, with Jackie Starr

    The Importance of Networking, with Jackie Starr

    13/04/2020 Duration: 17min

    If you’ve moved to a new city, you might expect it to take a while to find a job that you love. But on this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Jackie Starr (http://linkedin.com/in/jackiestarr) shares how she found her dream job in a new city in just two months. Jackie was looking for work in the nonprofit field, and she wanted a position that had a positive impact on her community. Working with a career coach helped Jackie to narrow down her options, and telling others she was job hunting directly led her to the position she has today as the executive director at the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. Learn more about Jackie’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories (https://www.macslist.org/articles/success-stories) series.  

  • Coping With Depression During Your Job Search, with Ashley Watkins

    Coping With Depression During Your Job Search, with Ashley Watkins

    08/04/2020 Duration: 29min

    If you’ve been looking for your next position for quite some time, you may feel discouraged. It’s normal to experience depression during an extended job search. It’s also normal to not want to talk about it, says Find Your Dream Job guest Ashley Watkins. You may feel embarrassed about not having a job and your self-worth might have taken a big hit. But Ashley shares the importance of being honest with yourself and others. She also lays out the exact steps you need to overcome those negative feelings, make adjustments, and land the job of your dreams.  About Our Guest: Ashley Watkins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyjwatkins/) is a certified resume writer, job search coach and former corporate recruiter. Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, visit WriteStepResumes.com(https://www.writestepresumes.com)to learn more about Ashley and the services she offers.  Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download

  • Stop Wasting Your Time on Job Boards, with Susan Joyce

    Stop Wasting Your Time on Job Boards, with Susan Joyce

    01/04/2020 Duration: 29min

    Using a job board may seem like a productive way to spend your time, but is it? According to Find Your Dream Job guest Susan Joyce, the answer is “maybe.” Susan says job boards work best when you identify your target employers and customize your resume for those employers. She also recommends using job boards to do research on the companies you’ve chosen to target. And remember, 40% of jobs are filled by employee referrals, so if you know someone at one of your targeted employers, be sure to ask them to introduce you to the hiring manager.  About Our Guest: Susan Joyce (https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanjoyce/) is the publisher and editor of JobHunt.org. (https://www.job-hunt.org/) With more than one million visitors a month, it’s one of the most popular job-search advice sites in the world. Resources in This Episode: For more advice from Susan and her contributing editors, visit job-hunt.org. (https://www.job-hunt.org/) Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepar

  • How to Beat the Applicant Tracking System, with Brandon Laws

    How to Beat the Applicant Tracking System, with Brandon Laws

    25/03/2020 Duration: 30min

    The likelihood of an applicant tracking system reviewing your application rather than a human is steadily increasing. How can you ensure that your resume rises to the top and doesn’t end up in the circular file? First, you need to pay attention to the job posting, says Find Your Dream Job guest Brandon Laws. Use the same language the employer uses to showcase your skills and experience. Brandon also highlights the need to build a personal brand online that matches the skills you mention on your resume. And watch those typos; applications with grammatical errors almost always get tossed without a second look.  About Our Guest: Brandon Laws ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawsbrandon) is the director of marketing at Xenium HR,(https://www.xeniumhr.com) where he has spent the last 11 years of his career helping transform workplaces. He also hosts the podcast Transforming Your Workplace. (http://www.xeniumhr.com/hr-resources/podcast) Resources in This Episode: For more ideas on building a great workplace, listen t

  • Why You Should Work for B Corp and How to Do It, with Kathleen Everett

    Why You Should Work for B Corp and How to Do It, with Kathleen Everett

    18/03/2020 Duration: 25min

    Are you ready for a career that allows you to impact your community and the world, outside the nonprofit sector? No matter which field your expertise is in, B Corps offer you an opportunity to make that impact. B Corps are companies that are dedicated to transparency and reshaping the workplace, according to Find Your Dream Job guest Kathleen Everett. If humane hiring practices, sustainability, and loyalty to employees and customers are important to you in your next position, Kathleen offers some helpful advice on how to find a job in a B Corps.  About Our Guest: Kathleen Everett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-everett-253347a/ ) has over 30 years of experience teaching companies how to compete with speed, while reducing costs and improving service. Resources in This Episode: For more information and a list of B Corps, visit B Corporation online. (www.bcorporation.net) Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 100 Behavioral Interview

  • Why You Didn’t Ace the Interview and Get an Offer, with Sarah Johnston

    Why You Didn’t Ace the Interview and Get an Offer, with Sarah Johnston

    11/03/2020 Duration: 29min

    Are you scoring interviews but no job offers? If so, it’s time to figure out what you need to do differently in order to move from candidate to new employee. It all begins with the first 5 minutes of the interview, says Find Your Dream Job guest Sarah Johnston. How you answer the, “Tell me about yourself,” question gives the hiring manager the chance to evaluate many things about you. Sarah also points out the importance of knowing your audience and targeting your answers to address the company’s pain points. About Our Guest: Sarah Johnston,(https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahdjohnston) the founder of The Briefcase Coach(https://www.briefcasecoach.com) is a former corporate recruiter and industry insider. Sarah is an executive resume writer, interview coach and LinkedIn profile writer for all career levels - from C-suite to new graduates. Resources in This Episode: Are you tired of not getting the job you want? Visit jobsearchsecretweapon.com (https://www.jobsearchsecretweapon.com) for help in finding the solu

  • Setting Clear Intentions, with Maddy Abulencia

    Setting Clear Intentions, with Maddy Abulencia

    09/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    Sometimes, the hardest part of finding your next job is getting started. If you’re currently in a stable, well-paying position, it can feel scary and uncomfortable to think about leaving that safety for something new. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Maddy Abulencia (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mabulencia) and I dig deep into what it takes to begin a job search, as well as how to use your network to help you find your next position. Maddy also opens up about how she conquered imposter syndrome and why she was so intentional about how many applications she submitted. 

  • Defining Your Job Search Goals, with Brandy Richardson

    Defining Your Job Search Goals, with Brandy Richardson

    04/03/2020 Duration: 28min

    Looking for a job without clearly job search defined goals typically leads to frustration and unhappiness. A job search is not a research project, says Find Your Dream Job guest Brandy Richardson. Instead of throwing spaghetti at the wall, you need to be aiming at a specific target, and clearly defined goals help you do that. Brandy suggests getting clear on what you enjoyed, and what you didn’t enjoy, about past employment. Learning to say no and focusing on positions that will allow you to thrive are crucial parts of a successful job search.  About Our Guest: Brandy Richardson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdrichardson1?trk=people-guest_people_search-card) is a human resource professional with a decade of experience in the field. She currently works as the HR Administrator for Cascade Aids Project. (https://www.capnw.org) Resources in This Episode: If you need HR assistance, Brandy would love to be your personal cheerleader. Connect with her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdrichardson1?trk=people

  • Six Tips for Making a Successful Career Change, with Laurie Erdman

    Six Tips for Making a Successful Career Change, with Laurie Erdman

    26/02/2020 Duration: 28min

    Statistics show that people change careers around a half-dozen times over the span of their working lives. No matter how many times you switch jobs, you will face obstacles. Silencing your internal objections and taking concrete action, says Find Your Dream Job guest Laurie Erdman, are the first steps toward finding your next position. Laurie adds that getting rid of self-doubt and reaching out to others for help can make the transition smoother. Taking time off to practice self-care is also a non-negotiable for anyone in a career transition.  About Our Guest: Laurie Erdman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erdmanl?trk=people-guest_people_search-card) is Senior Change Management Consultant at Cambia Health Solutions (https://www.cambiahealth.com/) where she supports teams in creating people-focused health care. Resources in This Episode: To read more from Laurie, visit her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erdmanl?trk=people-guest_people_search-card)  Nail every behavioral interview question in your next

  • How to Customize Your Resume in 10 Minutes or Less, with Raine Lunke

    How to Customize Your Resume in 10 Minutes or Less, with Raine Lunke

    19/02/2020 Duration: 28min

    While creating the perfect resume takes time and effort, you don’t have to spend hours customizing your resume for each position you apply for. There are some small tweaks you can do in just a few minutes that can be the difference between your resume getting looked at or thrown in the circular file. Mirroring your resume to use the language the company uses is the first step toward ending up in front of a hiring manager’s eyes, says Find Your Dream Job guest Raine Lunke. Raine also emphasizes the importance of having confidence in your resume, which she says is more important than anything you add to it.  About Our Guest: Raine Lunke (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lunke/) is an accomplished talent acquisition leader, certified HR professional and first-time entrepreneur. Resources in This Episode: If you’re interested in working with a recruiter, visit www.r2rrecruiting.com to see Raine’s services. Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 10

  • How to Sell Yourself in a Video Interview, with Kanika Tolver

    How to Sell Yourself in a Video Interview, with Kanika Tolver

    12/02/2020 Duration: 30min

    In an ever-changing world of technology, many job seekers are now being asked to do video interviews. But if you only have experience with face-to-face interviews, how do you prepare for an on-camera meeting? Find Your Dream Job guest Kanika Tolver says you need to prepare in two ways: technology and practice. Make sure you install the technology you’ll be using to conduct the interview a day prior and that you understand how it works. Kanika suggests asking family and friends to practice with you. She advises that setting up a distraction-free environment will allow your true personality to shine through.  About Our Guest: Kanika Tolver (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanikatolver/) is a professional coach, author, and speaker. She believes that a satisfying, successful career requires fulfillment, self-awareness, and determination. Resources in This Episode: For more information on Kanika’s new book, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work, visit kanikatolver.com. (www.kanikatol

  • Identifying Your Career Motivations, with Roxanne Myslewski

    Identifying Your Career Motivations, with Roxanne Myslewski

    10/02/2020 Duration: 19min

    When you’re searching for your next job, it’s vitally important that you go into the search with some key pieces of information. You need to understand what motivates you, what values you hold, and why you feel the need to move toward a new position. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Roxanne Myslewski (https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanne-myslewski-72638417) and I discuss how digging deep into her own personal motivations led to her job at the American Red Cross. Roxanne also shares what it was like working with a recruiter and the importance of keeping your online “brand” up to date. Learn more about Roxanne’s career history in this installment of our Success Stories series. (https://www.macslist.org/articles/success-stories)

  • How to Find a Family Friendly Job, with Lauren Bell

    How to Find a Family Friendly Job, with Lauren Bell

    05/02/2020 Duration: 28min

    If you are a working parent seeking a better work-life balance, a family-friendly job can make all the difference. In fact, many companies now offer flexible hours and the option to work remotely. The key to finding a family-friendly job, says Find Your Dream Job guest Lauren Bell, is to figure out what “family-friendly” means to you. Lauren suggests being transparent about your needs and communicating them to both current and future employers.  About Our Guest: Lauren Bell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenamberbell) is a career strategist with Projectline Services (https://www.projectlineservices.com), a staffing and consulting company. She’s passionate about inclusive hiring practices, parents re-entering the workforce, and remote work. Resources in This Episode: Visit projectline.com (https://www.projectlineservices.com) to find out more about how Lauren helps working parents find jobs they love. You can also find her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenamberbell) Nail every behavioral inter

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