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How to Use Your Network to Get Informational Interviews, with Kate Gremillion: Find Your Dream Job Podcast Ep. 096
Informational interviews are a fairly new strategy in the search for a new career. The application process and job searches of the past were more formal endeavors. As a job seeker, this new adaptation gives you more networking opportunities than were available before.
So you’ve decided to look for a new job. Maybe your current role is unfulfilling, there’s no room for growth, or you’re blazing a new career path. Whatever the reason, your eyes are fixed on the next step. Now, the challenge is finding a great new job without your current company finding out. Most people […]
You know exactly where you want to live – you’ve identified the city or state that will be a perfect cultural fit for you. The problem is that you don’t yet live there, and you don’t yet have a job there. You know that your current distance adds to the challenge of job hunting, and […]
Business casual means dressing for business, but in a casual way. Wait, is that a trick question? Clothing choices in the workplace can be frighteningly complex. In Episode 95 of Find Your Dream Job, we tackle office fashion.
Hi Mac’s List readers! I have some exciting news to share with you. Earlier this month, Mac’s List launched a new partnership with Boly:Welch, a premier recruitment and personnel consulting firm here in Portland. As part of this partnership, Mac List now includes all new employment opportunities available through Boly:Welch.
Before you spend countless hours applying to the wrong positions, companies, or even industries, have you taken time to figure out what your Signature Strengths are or what exactly career happiness looks like for you? On today’s bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Scott Barlow, Founder of Happen to Your Career and host of […]
It’s easy to be intimidated by the process of cultivating a unique personal brand. That’s understandable, as there’s a lot to consider. What will your professional portfolio look like? How will you leverage the power of social media? What sorts of personal style will you add to your online presence to stand out to potential […]
Do you search online and wait for your dream job to appear? It can be a tedious and unfulfilling task, since up to 80% of available jobs go unadvertised. Most positions today are filled by way of referral. So, get proactive and take control of your job search. Guest expert Katrina Collier encourages people to […]
If you’re an older job seeker, you’ve probably wondered if your age has been a factor in not getting an interview or a job offer for a position you wanted. Ageist hiring practices are very real, but not every rejection is due to age discrimination. Guest Jacob Share says being the right cultural fit for […]
I have to confess, I dreamed of hosting a radio show when I was a kid. I was always so impressed by the voices on the radio, by their ability to speak to the masses so clearly, and by the authority they lent to the story they told. I like to think about the old […]
Understanding who you are, the way you work, and your beliefs are all key to finding the right career for you. Core competencies and skills are important, but truly understanding what lights you up, and what you love doing, can propel you into your next career. Career coach Kylie Butler says it can also be […]
School is out, the weather is heating up, and the sun is finally shining here in rainy Portland, Oregon. For many, it’s time to find a summer job. Whether you’re a student recently liberated from your high school or college schedule or you work a school year schedule and you want to pick up a […]
Since its starting date in October 2015 the Find Your Dream Job podcast has been downloaded 350,000 times, and it consistently ranks within the Top 40 Career Podcasts on the U.S. iTunes chart. Plus, our team just really enjoys talking about careers, job searching, and professional growth. All of this is something to celebrate. Please join us for […]
If you’re ready to find a new job but want to stay in your current company while you look for a better opportunity, you need to engage in a thoughtful and sensitive “stealth” job search. You don’t want your boss finding out that you’ve already got one foot out the door! Recruiter Bernie Reifkind reminds […]
Everyone has distinct interests, skills, and passions. But when it comes to work, most people are looking for the same general thing: engaging, well-paying, and meaningful work. Most of us want a balanced life full of work that brings happiness and prosperity. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Chris Guillebeau, author of […]
Some people make success in the workplace look easy. Others struggle and fail despite great talent and ability. This week’s podcast guest, Lolly Daskal, believes that the key to success is knowing your strengths and mindfully acknowledging your weaknesses. Successful people lead from their strengths and avoid getting stuck in the “gaps.” Your unique capabilities […]
Informational interviews are a great way to build your network and improve your chances of landing a great job. If you’ve spent any time here at Mac’s List, you know the importance of this tactic. But it can be tough to know who to ask for an informational interview. Often it pays to go beyond […]
Since it was first published in 1970, “What Color is Your Parachute?” has been a go-to resource for any person seeking to unearth their true calling. The self-help book stresses that a career search doesn’t have to be disorganized or daunting, that with form and purpose, anyone can find the right match. Books like this […]
There are many reasons why you might resign from your job. Maybe you’ve outgrown the role and have found a new position that better fits your interests. Perhaps another organization is willing to pay you more for the same work. Or maybe you’ve just had enough with your current employer. Whatever your reason for resigning, departing […]
Being a baby boomer in the workplace is not easy. Whether you’re trying to age-proof your resume, compete with millennials for an interview, or get up to speed with new technologies on the job, older people face age discrimination in the hiring process. Yet more seniors than ever are working longer, seeking new jobs after retirement, and […]
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