Category Archives: Find Your Dream Job Podcast
Find Your Dream Job is a podcast for professionals who are looking for new work, meaningful employment, and an opportunity to make a difference in life. Our show provides proven tips and industry-insider advice on how to get a great job. Each week, we feature an interview with a national job search and career management expert, provide practical tips to improve your marketability, share career development resources, and answer listener questions.
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Many people believe retirement means working until a certain age and then enjoying a life of leisure. The problem with this thinking, says this week’s guest expert, Nancy Collamer, is that most of us are facing the 40/30 dilemma. After working (only) 40 years in a full-time career, 30 years of retirement can be too many hours […]
It is against the law for employers to discriminate based on age. Yet, ageism is an undeniable truth in the modern workforce. In this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Kerry Hannon, author of Love Your Job: The New Rules of Career Happiness, shares her tips on how you can overcome age bias when […]
“What do you do for a living?” It’s a question you probably get often, especially when meeting new people. What you say matters a lot, says this week’s guest expert, Christina Canters. Your answer may lead to your next job or it can help you move up in your career.
Build it and forget is not a good strategy for your LinkedIn page, especially if you are job hunting. Job seekers need a strong, robust presence to demonstrate their capabilities, and communicate what makes them stand out above other candidates. If your profile is not updated, it may appear you are out of touch with […]
The most important—and most difficult—part of any job search is finding focus. You need to have some idea of what you actually want to do in your career. Without a focused job search goal, it’s almost impossible to sell yourself to potential employers.
Job interviews can be dry and intimidating. They normally have a set format in which the interviewer and interviewee go back and forth, over and over. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our guest this week, Jeff Altman, suggests that job seekers have the power to turn any interview into a dynamic conversation […]
LinkedIn is the dominant social media platform for professional networking, and employers have taken notice. Nearly 80% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates. They are searching for specific skills and when they find the right fit, they won’t hesitate to reach out–even if you’re not actively looking for work.
“To apply, contact Human Resources.” These words are enough to induce a groan from many job seekers. For many people “HR” is an impermeable, mysterious gatekeeper, standing between them and the job of their dreams. But sometimes you simply can’t avoid working through a human resources department–especially in larger, most formal companies. And, if you […]
Have you ever had a prospective employer ask about your desired salary? Or inquire about your salary history? This week’s guest, Jim Hopkinson, argues that your response to salary questions can be the difference in whether or not you get an offer and how much leverage you have in future pay discussions.
What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s OK if you are still unable to answer this question, argues guest expert, Srinivas Rao. There’s always time to change paths and find a more personally rewarding career that resonates with your passions.
In this bonus episode, certified career coach Hallie Crawford reads her contribution to our new book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere, the complete Mac’s List guide to finding work you love. Hallie urges all job seekers to start their search with some deep personal analysis. This begins by building a “Career Contrast List” to figure out […]
This week’s episode is about explicitly about first jobs, but the lessons we share can apply to just about any job, no matter how established you are as professional. The average worker will have 8-11 jobs over the course of their lifetime. Each position can (and should) be a stepping-stone to a bigger, better opportunity […]
Successful job searches require time and effort. Spending time customizing job applications, targeting a job search, and a goal-oriented personal brand, will help job seekers find success more quickly, says career advice expert, Amanda Augustine. She advises job seekers to pick one goal for their job search, and then make sure all materials they create […]
In this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, the Mac’s List team reacts to a recent New York Times opinion piece, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It, written by Cal Newport.
Contrary to popular belief, women don’t need to be coders or programmers, to get a great job in the tech industry, says guest expert, Allison Esposito. The tech industry is full of sales, marketing, and engineering positions that need to be filled. Even if a woman has never worked in the tech industry, she has […]
When you are looking for your dream job everyone always says, “You need to go to a networking event!”
On September 5, 2016, Mac Prichard was the featured guest on the Finance Career Launch podcast, a show for people aspiring to careers in the finance sector. Mac spoke with host, David Mariano, about How to Use Informational Interviews and Networking to Find the Best Jobs.
Do you have a clear vision of where you want to go with your career? If not, you may be wasting precious time, as tasks related to job searches can become overwhelming. Today’s guest expert, Anna Runyan, says there are three main obstacles for job seekers searching for their dream job. They are…
Have you sent out 50 resumes, only to get 50 emails from automated system replies? If so, your resume might not have what it takes to get hiring managers’ attention. Pete Mockaitis says the main reason resumes are ignored is because job seekers don’t put in the proper time, effort, or consideration into these vital documents. Often, […]
Plugging into your passions is the best way to find meaningful and engaging work. But sometimes it’s hard to focus on the things that most excite us—especially when you’re unsure how to get paid for pursuing theses passions.
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