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BONUS: You Can’t Do Your Job Search Alone, with Dawn Rasmussen

Dawn Rasmussen, President of Pathfinder Careers shares her contribution to Land Your Dream Job Anywhere. How effective is networking? If you apply for a job online you have a 2% chance of getting an interview. If you apply through someone you know you have a 50% chance of getting an interview. Direct networking is that impactful. Are you thinking, “but I’m not a type ‘A’ networker. How do I practice?" You should be proactive and put yourself out there by: Opening and closing music for...

Duration: 00:04:31

Ep. 105: How to Switch Careers, with Danna Redmond

If you're considering a career change, play to your strengths. Highlight what you’re already good at - those skills that will help you contribute right away - and show people that you’re willing to learn the rest! Guest expert Danna Redmond encourages career changers to create a plan, but also be open to opportunities that come up naturally over time. It’s important to be ready to go into something new without every step clearly outlined. Start with a couple best practices: Network!Let...

Duration: 00:46:52

Ep. 104: How to Talk About a Career Break, with Carol Fishman Cohen

Many people take breaks during their career. People take breaks for childcare, elder care, travel, health, and more. When you’re ready to return after a multi-year break from work, it can be hard to make a plan to relaunch your career. The first step is to figure out what you want, according to career expert Carol Fishman Cohen. “From there,” she says, “everything else flows.” In this episode, Carol shares her personal experience with relaunching her career, and gives advice for job...

Duration: 00:43:46

BONUS: Insider Tips for Landing a Government Job, with Kirsten Wyatt

A career in the public sector can be incredibly rewarding. But government hiring processes from the local level to the federal level are often complicated and outright byzantine. This podcast listener exclusive bonus episode features Kirsten Wyatt, co-founder of Engaging Local Government Leaders, reading her contribution to Land Your Dream Job Anywhere. Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,

Duration: 00:04:28

Ep. 103: How to Get Noticed at Work in Your 20s, with Kayla Buell

There’s a lot to learn when you’re a young professional just getting started in your career. Blogger Kayla Buell wrote the book on climbing the corporate ladder during your early career, and she joined the podcast this week to share her advice for young workers. The key for professionals in their 20s is to show their boss that they’re ready to learn, willing to work hard, and answerable for the work at hand. Don’t be over-confident: Ask questions and offer help to your older colleagues....

Duration: 00:45:28

Ep. 102: Why You Didn’t Get a Job Interview, with Jenn Swanson

When you submit a job application, you could be up against hundreds or even thousands of others. It’s hard to stand out in the crowd, but there are things you can do to improve your chances of getting an interview. This week’s guest expert is Jenn Swanson. Jenn reminded us of simple mistakes that can sink your job application: if you missed key details, didn’t follow instructions, or submitted your attachments in the wrong format. There are many reasons you didn’t get an interview. The...

Duration: 00:41:31

Ep. 101: Top 5 Blunders to Avoid When Changing Careers, with Kathy Caprino

Do you fantasize about reinventing your career? On this episode of Find Your Dream Job, we find out what it takes to completely change your career path, and why so many people want to give up on corporate life and open a bed and breakfast. Guest expert Kathy Caprino shares a roadmap for finding the right direction for your career. Kathy takes a holistic approach to career change, encouraging people to understand themselves and their motivations, and to be patient. She shared 5 steps to a...

Duration: 00:49:49

BONUS: The 3 Topics You Should Research Before a Job Interview, With Don Raskin

On this bonus episode, Don Raskin, author of The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Your Dream Job reads his contribution to Mac's book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere. Knowledge is power and the key to interview preparation is research. You must do these three things before your next job interview. Research the company. Know the job description Find out about your interviewers LinkedIn Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,...

Duration: 00:04:12

Ep. 100: LIVE in Portland

We recorded our 100th episode live in our hometown of Portland, in front of about 100 of our closest friends, and it was a wonderful night. If you were there, reminisce with the full audio. If you missed it, you're in luck - we captured all the audio in this podcast! Take a listen. About Our Guest: Jared Mees Jared Mees is cofounder of Tender Loving Empire, a local-focused record label and collection of stores featuring handmade goods. Jared is a musician and art lover who turned his...

Duration: 00:39:49

Ep. 099: How to Tell Your Life Story in a Job Interview, with Rob Biesenbach

Studies confirm that storytelling is the most powerful form of communication there is. By transforming your career history from a chronological list into a story with personality, you’ll leave a strong impression on the interviewer. Rob shared tips to tell your career story with a strong narrative arc in 5 steps: The ThreadDisruptionTurning pointConflictResolution Our Guest for This Episode: Rob Biesenbach Rob Biesenbach helps organizations and individuals capitalize on the power of...

Duration: 00:47:38

BONUS: The Top Career Podcasts of 2017

What makes podcasts such a great medium for sharing career advice? I share my love of audio storytelling, conversation, and helping people find great jobs with dozens of other podcasters. On this bonus episode, I talk about how great podcasts are for career development, and introduce you to my new guide, Top Career Podcasts of 2017.

Duration: 00:03:31

Ep. 098: How to Bounce Back After a Layoff, with Sherri Thomas

Losing a job is tough; getting laid off unexpectedly is even harder. It's emotionally devastating when all of the sudden you lose your job, your paycheck, and the vision you had of yourself, all in one fell swoop. Career coach and guest expert, Sherri Thomas, shares her tips on how to bounce back from such professional setbacks. She recommends: Take some time to heal. Identify areas for improvement. Emphasize the positives. This Week's Guest: Sherri Thomas Sherri Thomas is Founder and...

Duration: 00:45:32

Ep. 097: What’s Hot, What’s Not in Resumes with Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

Your resume is probably the most important document you use when looking for a job. It offers a great opportunity to tell your story and demonstrate what you can offer an employer. Guest expert Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter shares her top 6 list of what’s hot and what’s not in creating a great resume for today’s job market. What’s Hot in Resumes What’s Not - And How to Fix It Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Bio Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter owns and operates She is one of just 50...

Duration: 00:47:57

BONUS: Dress Code Enforcement, with Karla Miller

Dressing for work is especially fraught for women. This came to the fore nationally in July when a female journalist in Congress was turned away from the House lobby because her dress didn’t have sleeves. The story reignited our recent discussion about what “professional business attire” really means. For this bonus episode, we bring back Karla Miller, the Work Advice columnist for The Washington Post Magazine to talk about what Washington dress codes mean for the rest of us. How...

Duration: 00:12:35

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

Informational interviews are a fairly recent 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. Consider your existing network and divide it into two categories: Your strong ties — People you immediately think of as business connections.Your weak ties — People who are separated from you by a few degrees.Friends of...

Duration: 00:45:44

Ep. 095: Do’s and Don’ts for Dress in the Workplace, with Karla Miller

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 this episode of Find Your Dream Job, we tackle office fashion. Karla Miller writes about dress in the workplace for the Washington Post Magazine. In the episode, Karla shares tips for preparing your outfit for an interview or first day of work. Ask yourself these two questions, then build your outfit: What does the ideal...

Duration: 00:45:25

BONUS: 4 Key Traits for Happiness in Your Job

Do you know what is going to make you happy and fulfilled in your next role? On today’s bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Scott Barlow, Founder of Happen to Your Career and host of the Happen to Your Career Podcast, identifies the four key traits that lead to career happiness. Scott also illustrates how clarity in these areas builds a framework for a successful job search. The 4 Key Traits you must have to find happiness and fulfillment in your job are: Helping people — Most people...

Duration: 00:11:11

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

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 perform targeted searches and take a direct approach, by making the most of LinkedIn and corporate websites. She says most companies love being approached directly by people who tell...

Duration: 00:42:03

Ep. 093: Job Search Strategies for Older Workers with Jacob Share

If you are an older job seeker, you have probably wondered if your age has been a factor in not getting an interview or a job offer for a position you wanted. Ageism is a very real thing, but not every rejection is due to age discrimination. Guest Jacob Share says being the right cultural fit for a position is the most important factor in your being invited into an organization. People want to hire people they will enjoy being around on a day-to-day basis. If you are finding it difficult...

Duration: 00:37:20

Find Your Dream Job, Ep. 092: How to Discover the Right Career For You, with Kylie Butler

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 helpful to look into your limiting beliefs and what may be holding you back. Practical Steps to Understanding Yourself Take the time to ask yourself these personal profiling...

Duration: 00:38:38

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