Build a career that matters to you with job search strategies and career advice from Find Your Dream Job. Every week, we share insider secrets and job search tips on how to get a great job and develop a purposeful career.
Looking for your first job, searching for direction in your career, or just need tools to find a job? Join Mac Prichard, the Mac's List team, and our expert guests every week for job search inspiration, empathy, and actionable advice to help you find work that matters!
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Resume Hacks That Impress HR Directors with Derek Murphy-Johnson
If you send in the same generic resume to every position you apply for, you’re likely to be passed over more often than not. What can you do to make your resume unforgettable? Find Your Dream Job guest Derek Murphy-Johnson has several suggestions, beginning with using the keywords and specific language of the job description.
Words to Use and Lose in Your Next Job Interview, with Tracy Hooper
Do you pay close attention to the actual words you use in an interview? We all say, “um” sometimes, but does it really matter? If you feel nervous when meeting with a hiring manager, you might use fillers, disclaimers, or hedge words. According to Find Your Dream Job guest Tracy Hooper, those extra words are making you appear less than confident.
Should I Go Back to School to Get My Dream Job? with Ken Coleman
Are you considering going back to school before pursuing your dream job? What if you could get that position without paying thousands of dollars for more education? Find Your Dream Job guest Ken Coleman says it’s entirely possible, and he offers two questions to ask yourself before signing up for student loans.
How Employers Choose Finalists for Interviews, with Agnes Zach
If the statistics are true, recruiters and hiring managers spend less than 5 minutes looking at each resume they receive; even less if it doesn’t grab their attention immediately. In order to get past the first round of screening, Find Your Dream Job guest Agnes Zach says you need to use the language of the job description in your cover letter and resume.
Why Informational Interviews Are The Silver Bullet Every Job Search Needs, with Jason Alba
There are many elements involved in landing your dream job; networking, a professional resume, and solid skills are just a few of the things required. But even with all that, it can be incredibly difficult. What if there was a silver bullet to fast-track your job search? Find Your Dream Job guest Jason Alba says informational interviews are the answer.
Don’t Follow Your Passion When You Pick a Career, with Grace Lee
Have you ever heard that to find the job of your dreams, you should follow your passions? But not all passions lend themselves to a career, and not everyone has passions to follow. Instead of trying to figure out your passion so that you can be happy at work, Find Your Dream Job guest Grace Lee says it’s a better idea to pursue meaningful purpose. Stop hoping to find your perfect career; take charge of your future by digging deep into what drives you and creating your own opportunities.
For all things Career
This podcast is a must-listen for anyone searching, transitioning, or looking to make the most out of their career. Host Mac Prichard expertly interviews HR managers, recruiters, educators, psychologists, career coaches, and people who have changed careers and found great jobs. Covering topics ranging from how to reach out to a recruiter, to how to overcome imposter syndrome (ep.243 with Lisa Orbe-Austin!), there is something here for everyone.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a month now and it is very helpful and informative. I have recommended it to many of my peers who are looking to find their dream jobs and manage their career. Great resource to learn and keep yourself up to date with the best practices.
Excellent resource for job seekers!
I’ve been listening to this podcast for the last few months now, and it has been so helpful for me in my near year-long job search. I’ve learned so many practical techniques from the advice provided by the guest speakers. I’ve also drastically improved my interview skills (which I struggled with previously), and have been able to tackle feelings of frustration and failure. I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen whether you’re just starting your job search or have been looking for a while! Thank you Mac for creating this excellent resource!