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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 • 492 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 Talk About Bad Work Experiences in a Job Interview, with Stephanie Heath

    How to Talk About Bad Work Experiences in a Job Interview, with Stephanie Heath

    There are many reasons you may have had a negative work experience; the question is, how do you communicate it to a hiring manager without sounding vindictive or like you’re hiding something? Find Your Dream Job guest Stephanie Heath says it’s crucial to be honest because the truth will out. Stephanie suggests owning your part, not over-sharing, and venting with a friend before an interview. Spend more time focusing on what you want from your next position than you spend on what was wrong with the negative experience you had. 
    About Our Guest: Stephanie Heath (http://linkedin.com/in/stephanieheath) is a job search advisor, a salary negotiation expert, and the founder of SoulWork and Six Figures (https://www.soulworkandselfies.com/).
    Resources in This Episode: Get your free guide to help you communicate your market value during interviews by visiting soulworkandselfies.com/YourMarketValue (https://www.soulworkandselfies.com/YourMarketValue). Are you ready to accelerate your job search process and achieve your career aspirations? Find out more about how Stephanie can help you at soulworkandselfies.com/catalyst (https://www.soulworkandselfies.com/catalyst). 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 Show An Employer You’re the Best Person for the Job, with John Neral

    How to Show An Employer You’re the Best Person for the Job, with John Neral

    Do you get nervous before and during an interview? That’s natural, says Find Your Dream Job guest John Neral. After all, you want the job, right? But John says there’s a better way to approach an interview; simply having coffee and conversing with a colleague. The most important thing you can do is show the hiring manager exactly how you can help them solve the problems they need to be solved and why you are the best person for the job. Your goal is to build a relationship in the time you have that leads to a job offer. 
    About Our Guest: John Neral (http://linkedin.com/in/johnneral) is a career coach who helps mid-career professionals find a job they love or love the job they have.  John also hosts The Mid-Career GPS Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mid-career-gps-podcast/id1548327541).
    Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready to make a mid-career change, tune in to John’s podcast, The Mid-Career GPS Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mid-career-gps-podcast/id1548327541), to hear stories of others who have found a job they love or learned to love the job they have. 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
    A Job Market in Flux: Jenny Affan’s Job Search Success Story

    A Job Market in Flux: Jenny Affan’s Job Search Success Story

    A job search can be grueling. Hours and hours spent on perfecting your resume, sending in applications, networking, and interviewing can take their toll. What if you paced yourself and went a bit slower but you were more focused on what you wanted? On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Jenny Affan (http://linkedin.com/in/jennyaffan) shares how she decided what was important to her in her next job, and how she made the entire process more fun and less stressful. Learn more about Jenny’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories (https://www.macslist.org/success-stories/a-job-market-in-flux-jenny-affans-job-search-success-story)series.

    • 15 min
    How to Get Ready for Any Behavioral Interview Question, with Porschia Parker-Griffin

    How to Get Ready for Any Behavioral Interview Question, with Porschia Parker-Griffin

    Are you ready to answer the question, “How have you handled failure in past positions?” If not, you’re not ready for behavioral interview questions. These questions aren’t about memorizing answers, says Find Your Dream Job guest Porschia Parker-Griffin. These questions are a chance to share your accomplishments. Hiring managers want results; sharing your results shows them what they can expect from you on the job. It’s also crucial to practice so that you’re comfortable sharing these stories and therefore avoiding long pauses in the interview. 
    About Our Guest: Porschia Parker-Griffin (http://linkedin.com/in/porschiaparker) is the founder and CEO of Fly High Coaching (https://www.fly-highcoaching.com/). Her company helps you find your ideal career, generate an awesome income, and create a life you love.
    Resources in This Episode: Porschia loves helping job seekers nail down their interviewing skills. Find out how she can help you by visiting her website at Fly High Coaching (https://www.fly-highcoaching.com/). 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
    What Matters Most When A Recruiter Looks at Your Resume, with Keirsten Greggs

    What Matters Most When A Recruiter Looks at Your Resume, with Keirsten Greggs

    Seven seconds. That’s how much time a recruiter spends on an initial resume scan. What can you do to make those seven seconds count? Find Your Dream Job guest Keirsten Greggs says you start by having all the important facts in the right place. Share your experience and the specific, positive ways you impacted your previous employer. Keirsten also recommends focusing on how your past experience would make this the perfect job for you, and “speaking in your own voice.” Don’t use vocabulary that you think a hiring manager wants to hear; use the language of the industry. 
    About Our Guest: Keirsten Greggs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/traprecruiter/) is the founder and CEO of TRAP Recruiter (https://traprecruiter.com/). It’s a recruiting and career coaching firm that bridges the gap between job seekers and employers.
    Resources in This Episode: If you need someone to help you bridge the gap between yourself as a job seeker and employers, Keirsten would love to help. Find out how she can help you by visiting traprecruiter.com/ (https://traprecruiter.com/). 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
    Why Candidates Are in the Driver’s Seat and (How to Make the Most of It), with Sha Lee Hornsby

    Why Candidates Are in the Driver’s Seat and (How to Make the Most of It), with Sha Lee Hornsby

    For the first time in decades, there are more jobs open than people who want them. What does this mean for you? It means that you now have the freedom to pursue what you truly want instead of settling for what you can get. Find Your Dream Job guest Sha Lee Hornsby says now is the perfect time to make the career change you’ve been putting off. Flexibility is more available than ever, and employers are willing to hire you even if you have gaps in your resume. Sha recommends finding your community and using it to help you get where you want to go.
    About Our Guest: Sha Lee Hornsby (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sha-hornsby-37326312/) is a staffing and HR expert with more than 20 years of experience. Sha also hosts the award-winning Cool Careers Podcast (https://shaleehornsby.com/).
    Resources in This Episode: Not sure what your dream job would look like? Check out Sha’s podcast, Cool Careers Podcast (https://shaleehornsby.com/), where she talks to people about their jobs and why they love them. 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)

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
492 Ratings

492 Ratings

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.

Kathy B. 013 ,

Helpful and Inspirational

I found Mac’s podcast when looking for some quick interview advice and I was hooked from the get go! I enjoy the theme music and content so much, it’s interesting, helpful and inspirational. It’s like therapy for job hunters and dream seekers!

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