Search Results for: applicant tracking system

Fatal Flaws in Job Interviews, with Dan Miller

Podcast Summary: Did you just spill your coffee all down the front of your shirt? Or, did you forget to turn your phone off before the interview? Or maybe you didn’t bring a printed copy of your resume? There are an infinite number of interview mistakes you can make. Fortunately,...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my two co-hosts Ben Forstag, our Managing Director, and...

Eight Questions You Must Ask In An Interview, with J.T. O’Donnell

Podcast Summary: In every interview there comes a time when the interviewer asks: “Do you have any questions for me?” Too many candidates make the rookie mistake of saying no, and leaving the interview without asking any questions. This week’s guest, J.T. O’Donnell, shares eight questions to ask in an...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-hosts Ben Forstag, our managing director, and Jenna...

Engagement Rings and Interviews

Podcast Summary: With engagement season fast approaching, the Mac’s List team talks about the controversial advice offered by Bruce Hurwitz in his LinkedIn post, “When interviewing for a job, lose the ring!” This article was published on August 12, 2016, and caused a  frenzy, with over 1,403 comments and 1,020...

Podcast Transcript: Jenna Forstrom: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have a career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Jenna Forstrom, taking over the hosting position. I’m joined with Mac Prichard, our Publisher, and Ben Forstag, our Managing Director.  ...

Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting You Interviews, with Andrea Gerson

Podcast Summary: Does your resume engage a human resource manager and make them want to read more? Or, does it just blend in with all other task-oriented resumes and generate no response? This week’s guest, Andrea Gerson, has seen thousands of resumes and shares resume best practices that help you get...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-host Ben Forstag, our Managing Director, and Jenna...

How to Manage the New World of Reference Checking, with Ray Bixler

Podcast Summary: Surviving a reference check used to be easy. In the past, hiring managers would simply call your formal references. Without email (or even voicemail) it was usual to get feedback from less than 50% of all references. Today, online reference tools and surveys boast a reference return rate...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-host, Ben Forstag, our managing director, and Jenna...

How to Nail Your Next Phone Interview, with Hannah Morgan

Podcast Summary: Phone interviews can be one of the most difficult aspects of the job search process. It’s all the pressure and stress of an in-person interview, without the benefits of seeing the interviewer’s body language, facial expressions, and nonverbal feedback. Employers use phone interviews to save time, get a...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-host, Ben Forstag, our managing director, and Jenna...

Why You Need to Toot Your Own Horn at Work, with Dan Rust

Podcast Summary: Keeping a record of your career accomplishments is your responsibility. Your manager may not remember all the amazing things you do, so it’s your job to remind them–especially when a juicy promotion becomes available. Promoting yourself is part of good career management. So says this week’s guest, Dan...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is “Find Your Dream Job”, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-hosts, Ben Forstag, our managing director, and Jenna...

Ace a Job Interview with Body Language, with Vanessa Van Edwards

Podcast Summary: Did you know that your body language is responsible for 60% of your communications and that first impressions are nonverbal? This week’s guest, Vanessa Van Edwards, shares some body language best practices for acing a job interview, based on her team’s scientific research. Body language research shows us...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host, and publishers of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-host, Ben Forstag, our managing director, and Jenna...

An Unusual Interview Tactic

Podcast Summary: On February 4, 2016, The New York Times published an article, “Walt Bettinger of Charles Schwab: You’ve Got to Open Up to Move Up,” in which the CEO revealed a very interesting interview tactic. Before hiring an executive-level candidate Bettinger takes them out to breakfast. The trick? He...

Podcast Transcript: Ben Forstag: Hi, everyone. This is Ben Forstag, managing director of Mac’s List, and I’m sitting here with Mac Prichard, the founder and editor of Mac’s List, and Jenna Forstrom, our community manager. This week, as a bonus episode, we’re going to talk about an article that we...

What to Do After a Job Interview, with Deena Pierott

Podcast Summary: We talked in an earlier show about what you can do to prepare for a job interview. But what happens next after you’ve met with your interviewers? Following up after an interview can make the difference between getting a job offer or a terse rejection letter. This week we’re talking...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job. The podcast that helps you get hired at the career you want and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-host Ben Forstag, managing director of Mac’s List...

Mac Prichard’s Interview on the Non Profit Hour

Podcast Summary: Many job seekers are interested in a nonprofit career as a vehicle for rewarding, socially-impactful work. But landing a nonprofit job isn’t easy. Competition is fierce – particularly for the most desirable positions. And the nonprofit sector itself is sometimes quite insular, with the the most plum jobs...

Podcast Transcript: Jenna Forstrom: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Jenna Forstrom, the community manager here at Mac’s List. Several months ago, Mac Prichard, founder and publisher of Mac’s List was...

How to Write a Killer Cover Letter, with Susan Rich

Podcast Summary: Google the words “cover letter” and you will find lots of opinions on the best tactics: which format to use, the right salutations, and to whom you should address your letter. This week’s guest, Susan Rich, says people are missing the most important point of all: an employer has...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This if find your dream job, a podcast that helps you get hired, and the career you want and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard your host and publisher of Mac’s list. I’m joined by my co-host Ben Forstag, managing director of Mac’s list...

Interview Secrets Every New Graduate Needs to Know, with Don Raskin

Podcast Summary: College graduation season is just around the corner and departing seniors will find themselves in a strong job market. According to the Wall Street Journal, the class of 2016 may experience the best job market ever for Millennials. A survey cited by the Journal says that this year employers plan to increase...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard your host and publisher of Mac’s List. I’m joined by my co-host, Ben Forstag, managing director of Mac’s List,...

How to Ace a Job Interview, with Janet Brumbaugh

Podcast Summary: “Wing it” and “job interview” are two phrases that should never go together in the same sentence. If you want to ace a job interview, you need to prepare yourself, do your homework, and practice what you will do and say. But how do you prepare responses when...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard:                      This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. Our show is brought to you by Mac’s List and by our...

How To Get a Nonprofit Job, with Allison Jones

Podcast Summary: How do you find and land nonprofit jobs? This is a big question that we hear from all kinds of job seekers: recent college graduates, corporate employees who want to switch careers, and government workers who want to continue to serve the public. Like the question, the nonprofit sector...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard:    This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard your host, and publisher of Mac’s List. Our show is brought to you by Mac’s List and our book,...

How To Land a Tech Job (Even if You Can’t Code), with Albert Qian

Podcast Summary: When you hear the phrase “technology sector” you probably think of multi-billion dollar companies like Google, Apple, or Facebook. But you don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to work in tech. There are opportunities across the globe, both in offices and working at home. It is one...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host, and publisher of Mac’s List. Our show is brought to you by Mac’s List and by our...

The Rules of Working with a Human Resources Department, with Melissa Anzman

Podcast Summary: You may want a gig with a cool corporation like Nike, Google, or Apple. Perhaps you’ve targeted a big government agency or a nonprofit. Or maybe your goal is to land a job with small employer. Wherever you’re going, one day you will probably have to work with...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard:    This is “Find Your Dream Job”, a podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. Our show is brought to you by Mac’s List and our book...

Government Jobs and Public Service Careers, with Kirsten Wyatt

Podcast Summary: If you want a job that lets you make a difference in the world you’ll likely consider a career in public service. Government jobs–at the local, state or federal level–can offer you the opportunity to address issues that matter, such as education,  the environment, and homelessness.  You can...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is “Find Your Dream Job”, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host, and publisher of Mac’s List. Our show is brought to you by Mac’s List and by our...

How to Write a Ridiculously Awesome Resume, with Jenny Foss

Podcast Summary: Writing an awesome resume can feel like a huge roadblock to overcome in your job search. Often, people experience “resume writer’s block” when they’re forced to think about their skills, experiences and accomplishments. This is especially true when you’re applying through an online application system. This week’s guest,...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard:                      This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host, and publisher of Mac’s List. Our show is brought to you by Mac’s List, your best online...

Remote Work, Telecommuting, and Digital Nomads, with Tamara Murray

Podcast Summary: Being a professional no longer necessitates going to an office every day. People are increasingly able to do remote work, using telecommunications technologies to stay connected with their companies and colleagues. This trend is happening in nearly every industry sector–even fields like healthcare and education. According to one...

Podcast Transcript: Mac Prichard: This is Find Your Dream Job, the podcast that helps you get hired, have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I’m Mac Prichard, your host and publisher of Mac’s List. On today’s show we’re discussing location independent jobs and how you can...