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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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Ep. 075: How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out, with Marc Miller

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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.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Three Secrets to Success with Human Resources, with Melissa Anzman

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“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 […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 074: How to Answer the “Desired Salary” Question, with Jim Hopkinson

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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.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 073: What People with Interesting Careers Have in Common, with Srinivas Rao

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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.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Use Analysis To Turn Paralysis Into Action, with Hallie Crawford

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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 […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 072: How To Get The Most Out Of Your First Job, with David Mariano

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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 […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 071: Questions to Ask Before You Apply for a Job, with Amanda Augustine

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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 […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Social Media: Friend or Foe?

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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.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 070: How Women Can Get Great Tech Jobs, with Allison Esposito

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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 […]

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Ep. 069: How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch, with Jeff Kleid

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When you are looking for your dream job everyone always says, “You need to go to a networking event!”

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Bonus Episode: Mac’s Interview on Finance Career Launch

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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.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 068: The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Your Dream Career, with Anna Runyan

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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…

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Ep. 067: Why Your Resume is Being Ignored, with Pete Mockaitis

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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, […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Bonus Episode: Get Fired Up About Finding Your Passion, with Jenna Forstrom

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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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Ep. 066: Fatal Flaws in Job Interviews, with Dan Miller

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Did you just spill your coffee all down the front of your shirt? Or, did you forget to turn the ringer off your phone before the interview started? Today’s guest expert, Dan Miller says the good thing about interview fails is that they are easily remedied. The number one thing Dan sees in interviewees, which […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Ep. 065: How to Manage Money When You’ve Lost Your Job, with Eric Rosenberg

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When you lose a job, not only does your income stop, but it can also be a hit to your ego. You first need to clear your head and start looking to the future, says guest expert, Eric Rosenberg. Don’t let unemployment drag you down and define who you are. Find a way to thrive.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Bonus Episode: Taking the Big Leap into Self-Employment, with Mac Prichard

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Ep. 064: 8 Questions You Must Ask In An Interview, with J.T. O’Donnell

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Most people leave a job interview and are no closer to knowing if they will be offered the position than when they sent in their resume. Even if they feel the interview went well they realize they forgot to ask about the company or the next steps in the job process. Waiting for the company […]

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Ep. 063: Credibility Busters That Can Ruin Your Career, with Julie Broad

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Are you a person who is thinking about the question you are going to ask more than you are thinking about the person who will be answering the question? Have you considered how your question or problem sounds to the other person? Guest expert Julie Broad says “People often think about themselves when they are […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Bonus Episode: Engagement Rings and Interviews

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With engagement season fast approaching, the Mac’s List team (Publisher, Mac Prichard; Managing Director, Ben Forstag; and Community Manager, Jenna Forstrom) sat down to talk about Bruce Hurwitz’s LinkedIn post, “When interviewing for a job, lose the ring!”  

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