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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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why You Need to Use LinkedIn Publishing and Blogging Platforms, with Joshua Waldman: Find Your Dream Job Bonus Podcast
LinkedIn is more than just a collection of professional profiles; it is increasingly a publishing platform where people share articles and ideas. With an audience of over 450 million users, LinkedIn has become one of the best tools for building your professional profile with insightful content.
As a job seeker, you need both a resume and a LinkedIn profile. Sync LinkedIn with your resume, but don’t duplicate content word for word. Each piece has its own particular purpose and, together, they function as a complementary review of your work history. Your LinkedIn profile is a broad overview of what your professional value proposition […]
It’s often the first interview question you’ll get: “Tell me about yourself.” While it seems like a simple prompt, it can make or break the rest of your interview. Mess it up and you’ve ruined your first impression with the employer. Ace the question and you’ll set the tone for the rest of the meeting. […]
At some point in your career you’ll need to negotiate. Maybe it’ll be for the salary you deserve. Or for better benefits. Or for some extra time off for a special vacation. Whatever your ask, you’ll probably need to negotiate with your boss to get what you want. When people think about negotiation, they tend […]
A job search can be an emotional rollercoaster. The process of sending out resumes, getting excited about opportunities, prepping for interviews, and waiting for feedback can be stressful. And, if you don’t get the job you want, it can be a painful blow to your ego. This week’s guest expert, Alison Cardy, argues that job […]
The job interview is your first, and sometimes only, opportunity to make a positive personal impression with an employer. You don’t want to wing it or walk into the meeting unprepared. You need to have a solid game plan and good talking points to make the most of this opportunity. However, it’s important to note […]
Your cover letter is one of the most important elements of your application — perhaps as important as your resume. This is where you outline your passion for the position and make the case for why you are the best candidate for the job. Unfortunately, too many job seekers undervalue and underthink their cover letter. […]
A number of studies show that many women don’t negotiate for salary as often as men during the hiring process. Guest expert Ashley Milne-Tyte says women leave money on the table all the time. Salary gaps between men and women often start at the beginning of their careers, because young men are more inclined to […]
Losing your job—under any circumstances—is a painful, embarrassing experience, and it’s natural to be upset. You may feel like you’ve lost control of your life, or that you’ll never find another job. Plus there’s the stress of managing your financial responsibilities on a diminished income. While it’s natural to be anxious after a layoff, you […]
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