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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!

Find out more at https://www.macslist.org/podcast

Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job Mac Prichard

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    • 4.8 • 494 Ratings

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!

Find out more at https://www.macslist.org/podcast

    How to Market Yourself into the Job You Want, with Liesl Forve

    How to Market Yourself into the Job You Want, with Liesl Forve

    Today’s job market requires more than filling out applications. It requires knowing how to market yourself. If you don’t know where to start, Find Your Dream Job guest Liesl Forve says to start by thinking about each job you’ve had and which parts you were most successful at. Then, make a list of your skills and another list of the things you don’t want to do. That should help you narrow down what you love. Liesl then suggests creating a concise “I want” statement that you can use on LinkedIn, your resume, and in conversation with others. 
    About Our Guest: Liesl Forve (http://linkedin.com/in/lieslhydeforve) leads market expansion and corporate partnerships for Navigate Forward (https://www.navigateforward.com/). Her company supports executives as they explore a shift in career, pivot into retirement, or consider board service.
    Resources in This Episode: Connect with Liesl on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lieslhydeforve (http://www.linkedin.com/in/lieslhydeforve). From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)
     

    • 25 min
    How to Find Employers that Offer Good Work-Life Balance, with Marcett Banks

    How to Find Employers that Offer Good Work-Life Balance, with Marcett Banks

    If you don’t have a good work-life balance, you will deal with higher stress levels and less satisfaction at work. How do you find a job with a focus on that balance? Find Your Dream Job guest Marcett Banks says you begin by knowing what’s important to you outside of work. What are the things you need time for? Marcett urges honesty when speaking to hiring managers about the time you need for these things. She also recommends not settling for less than what you truly need. You can have a good work-life balance if you know what you’re looking for and how to communicate that to a potential employer. 
    About Our Guest: Marcett Banks (http://linkedin.com/in/marcett-banks-818b9a132) is a human resource manager at Elephants Delicatessen (https://www.elephantsdeli.com/). It’s Portland's premier catering company and specialty foods retailer.
    Resources in This Episode: Connect with Marcett by sending her a note on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/marcett-banks-818b9a132/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcett-banks-818b9a132/). From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)

    • 25 min
    How to Unleash the Power of LinkedIn to Get Your Dream Job, with Omar Garriott

    How to Unleash the Power of LinkedIn to Get Your Dream Job, with Omar Garriott

    We hear about the importance of using LinkedIn as a networking tool and for finding a great job. But why is it so crucial, and how do you use it exactly? Find Your Dream Job guest Omar Garriott says you begin by making LinkedIn a daily habit. You can’t go there once a week only to see what new jobs are available. Omar also suggests building a proactive network on the platform and optimizing your profile for the job you want. The trick is to lean in, learn the platform, and take the reigns in your life and career. 
    About Our Guest: Omar Garriott (http://linkedin.com/in/ogarriott) is the global head of education for Qualtrics (https://www.qualtrics.com/) and the co-author of the new book, Linked: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future. (https://www.amazon.com/Linked-Conquer-LinkedIn-Dream-Future/dp/1523514167)
    Resources in This Episode: To use LinkedIn to its fullest get your copy of Omar’s new book, Linked: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future. (https://www.amazon.com/Linked-Conquer-LinkedIn-Dream-Future/dp/1523514167) From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)

    • 29 min
    Tapping Into Community: Rae Rawls Dunnaville’s Job Search Success Story

    Tapping Into Community: Rae Rawls Dunnaville’s Job Search Success Story

    When your life changes, whether through becoming a parent or something else, you need an employer who cares about your needs. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Rae Rawls Dunnaville (http://linkedin.com/in/raedunnaville) shares how she used her connections to find the perfect job for her changing needs, and why she applied for a job that she may not have sought out. Rae also talks about the importance of keeping your resume updated and why it’s crucial to not only be interviewed but to interview the company as well. Learn more about Rae’’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories (https://www.macslist.org/articles/success-stories)series.

    • 18 min
    How to Create Structure for Your Job Search, with Emily Wong

    How to Create Structure for Your Job Search, with Emily Wong

    It can seem like the most natural thing to do; you want a job, so you dive into the deep end and spend 40+ hours a week on your search. Why is that a bad idea? Find Your Dream Job guest Emily Wong says you don’t need to pile additional stress on top of a full-time job. Treat your search like a project; devote a certain number of hours a week to it, and assign specific tasks to those hours. Emily also suggests batching similar tasks to get through them quicker. And above all, allow yourself to experiment with what works best. There is no failure; only tweaking your approach until you find the perfect method for you.
    About Our Guest: Emily Wong(https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyfithianwong/) is a resume writer, a career coach, and the founder of Words of Distinction (https://www.wordsofdistinction.net/). Emily’s company helps you land an interview through powerful career storytelling. She also hosts the Career Cohort podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/career-cohort/id1535822301).
    Resources in This Episode: To get your FREE download of Five Pillars to Help You with Your Job Search, go to wordsofdistinction.net/launchnow (http://www.wordsofdistinction.net/launchnow/). From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)

    • 27 min
    How To Get Your Foot in The Door at Your Dream Company, with Mike Stroud

    How To Get Your Foot in The Door at Your Dream Company, with Mike Stroud

    You have clarity on your next job; you know the company and the position that will be your dream come true. How do you get your foot in the door? Find Your Dream Job guest Mike Stroud is here to share his tips, beginning with tailoring your resume. Show the alignment between your past experience and the job requirements. Mike also says you need to stand out from the crowd. Show the employer why this is your dream company and how you can serve them. And finally, networking is always the best way to find your dream job. 
    About Our Guest: Mike Stroud (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-stroud-503aa57a/) is a talent acquisition manager and is here to talk about how to get your foot in the door at your dream company.
    Resources in This Episode: If Tillamook sounds like your dream company, find out more about job openings there by visiting www.tillamook.com/careers (http://www.tillamook.com/careers). From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
494 Ratings

494 Ratings

Sammienichole ,

Informative and Encouraging!

A fantastic resource for job seekers, “Find Your Dream Job” lights the way for those struggling to find their own best self in the working world. I highly recommend this podcast - I’d argue as the most relevant, informative, and encouraging career advice on the market!

gandom2013 ,

Best job podcast

As a foreigner I’m learning about jobs and English language at the same time. The topics are up-to-date and practical and also I always surprised by the questions that are asked to the guests at the right time.

fallmana ,

Great podcast

Mac presents an anxiety-inducing topic in a calming light. The podcast is easy to listen to in large part because Mac himself is easy to listen to. His guests always have unique takes on their subjects.
I’m glad I found this podcast! I’ll be listening to old episodes when I start looking for a new job. This podcast makes finding a new job the adventure it should be.

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