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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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How to Use Your Network to Get Informational Interviews, with Kate Gremillion: Find Your Dream Job Podcast Ep. 096

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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.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Dress in the Workplace, with 
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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.

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The 4 Key Traits for Career Happiness, with Scott Barlow: Find Your Dream Job Bonus Podcast

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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 […]

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How to Take Control of Your Job Search, with Katrina Collier: Find Your Dream Job Podcast Ep. 094

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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 […]

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Job Search Strategies for Older Workers, with Jacob Share: Find Your Dream Job Podcast Ep. 093

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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 […]

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How to Discover the Right Career for You, with Kylie Butler: Find Your Dream Job Podcast

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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 […]

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Live Podcast Recording of Our 100th Episode: Find Your Dream Job Sneak Peek

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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 […]

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How to Do a Stealth Job Search, with Bernie Reifkind: Find Your Dream Job Ep. 091

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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 […]

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The Simple Formula for Meaningful Work, with Chris Guillebeau: Find Your Dream Job Bonus Podcast

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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 […]

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How to Understand (and Fill) Your Leadership Gaps, with Lolly Daskal: Find Your Dream Job Ep. 090

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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 […]

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The Right Way to Resign from Your Job, with Joseph Liu: Find Your Dream Job Ep. 089

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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 […]

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Why You Need to Use LinkedIn Publishing and Blogging Platforms, with Joshua Waldman: Find Your Dream Job Bonus Podcast

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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.

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Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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How to Sync LinkedIn and Your Resume, with Ed Han: Find Your Dream Job Ep. 088

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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 […]

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Ep. 087: How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question, with Katherine Burik

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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. […]

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Four Tips to Negotiate Like a Pro, with Jeff Weiss

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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 […]

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Ep. 086: How to Manage Job Search Stress, with Alison Cardy

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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 […]

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Ep. 085: How to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview, with Jessica Smith

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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 […]

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Your Generic Cover Letter as Experienced by a Hiring Manager, with Jenny Foss

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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. […]

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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. 084: Why Women Don’t Ask for More Money, with Ashley Milne-Tyte

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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 […]

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Ep. 083: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After a Layoff, with Jane Jackson

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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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