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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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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

    Why You Need to Think About Your Career Backwards, with Susan Towers

    Why You Need to Think About Your Career Backwards, with Susan Towers

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    Do you have career goals? More importantly, do you have a plan on exactly how you’ll achieve those goals? Find Your Dream Job guest Susan Towers says you need to start planning early in your career, as time slips by quickly, and you don’t want to waste opportunities to further yourself. Susan suggests journaling and self-awareness to help gain clarity on where you want to be in 10, 15, or 20 years. What can you do now to get there? What skills can you gain, and more importantly, what sacrifices are you willing to make in order to make those goals a reality?
    About Our Guest:
    Susan Towers is the founder of Sandymount Search. 
    Resources in This Episode:

    Is it time for you to work with a professional recruiter? Learn more about how Susan can help you by visiting www.sandymountsearch.com.


    Connect with Susan on LinkedIn.


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    • 24 min
    How to Make Your Network Work for You, with Lisa Virtue

    How to Make Your Network Work for You, with Lisa Virtue

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    Does the word “network” strike fear in you? Do you wonder if you even have a network of people who would support you? Find Your Dream Job guest Lisa Virtue is here to take the fear out of networking. Lisa suggests using the term “building relationships” instead, as that is something we do naturally. She also reminds us that people love to help, so don’t feel guilty for asking others to have coffee or make an introduction or even a referral for you. But you do have to ask for specific help because if they don’t know what to do, they won’t do anything. 
    About Our Guest:
    Lisa Virtue is an executive coach who helps you take actionable steps to make your career goals reality. 
    Resources in This Episode:

    Discover all the ways Lisa can help you thrive in your career by visiting her website at www.hercareerstudio.com/services.

    Check out Lisa’s podcast, Her Career Studio. 


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    • 26 min
    How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Hired, with Portia Obeng

    How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Hired, with Portia Obeng

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    We all know we need to be active on LinkedIn and that our profile is the key piece of a LinkedIn strategy. How do you begin to build a profile that gets you noticed? You begin by understanding the platform, says Find Your Dream Job guest Portia Obeng. Portia stresses the importance of keywords. LinkedIn is a keyword-driven platform, so using the keywords that match your industry is your first step. Your LinkedIn profile should tell the reader what you do, how you’ve done it in the past, and the transformation you offer to those you work with and for. 
    About Our Guest:
    Portia Obeng is a social media strategist and a career coach. Portia helps women level up on LinkedIn so they can attract the money-making opportunities they deserve.
    Resources in This Episode:

    To learn more about Portia’s courses and services, visit her website at www.portiaobeng.com/courses.


    Connect with Portia on LinkedIn.


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    • 26 min
    How to Answer Job Interview Questions about Racial Equity, with Jasmine Tolbert

    How to Answer Job Interview Questions about Racial Equity, with Jasmine Tolbert

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    Hiring managers are asking questions about a candidate’s experience in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion, so you need to be prepared to answer. Find Your Dream Job guest Jasmine Tolbert shares the biggest factor in answering these questions—authenticity. Don’t try to fake a concern about these topics. Share from your experience how you have pursued racial equity in former jobs and how you would do so in any specific scenarios the hiring manager presents you with. 
    About Our Guest:
    Jasmine Tolbert is the vice president of people and culture for YWCA Clark County. Her organization is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
    Resources in This Episode:

    To learn more about the services and programming that the YWCA Clark County provides for women and girls, visit their website at YWCA Clark County.


    Connect with Jasmine on LinkedIn.


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    • 26 min
    Why It’s Important to Believe in Yourself: Gregory Day’s Job Search Success Story

    Why It’s Important to Believe in Yourself: Gregory Day’s Job Search Success Story

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    Is it possible to break into a field that you have zero experience in? It might not be easy, but it can be done. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Gregory Day shares how he went from a career in IT to the field of Human Resources without HR experience. Gregory says passion for the field and enthusiasm for the job are what carried him through when hiring managers scoffed. Learn more about Gregory’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series. 
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    • 14 min
    How to Identify and Talk About Your Transferable Skills, with Zach Moore

    How to Identify and Talk About Your Transferable Skills, with Zach Moore

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    You want to switch careers or fields, but you aren’t sure if you have the skills necessary to be successful. What do you do? According to Find Your Dream Job guest Zach Moore, you take the time to figure out which skills you can transfer to that new field. What skills do you possess in terms of working with others, managing projects, or recording data and analytics? Zach also suggests thinking of a job description as a “cry for help,” and figuring out how your skills can answer that cry and solve that problem for the company. 
    About Our Guest:
    Zach Moore is the career pathways manager at College Possible. It’s a nonprofit that coaches students from low-income communities to and through college.
    Resources in This Episode:

    To learn more about College Possible and its vision of ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to attend college, visit collegepossible.org/.

    Zach looks forward to connecting with you on LinkedIn; find him at www.linkedin.com/in/zach-moore-85558239/.


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
585 Ratings

585 Ratings

WillOBrienSP ,

From an experienced career coach

I’ve worked as a career coach for over 10 years, and I like to listen to this podcast to hear what my peers are recommending to job seekers. Most of the guests are great and most of their advice is sound. So this podcast is a great resource for every job search topic!

As for Mac, the host, he’s a gem!! He finds great & diverse guests, asks excellent questions, and manages an excellent production.

A-Podcast-Listener ,

A Must-Listen for Job Seekers and Career Enthusiasts!

Whether you're actively job hunting or just looking to manage your career more effectively, this podcast has something for you. The episodes are well-structured, engaging, and packed with tips that can make a real difference in your professional journey.

If you want to find work that truly matters and take control of your career path, "Find Your Dream Job" is the perfect companion. Highly recommended!

HelloToSunshine ,

Great show for job seeking and career growth

This podcast has nice weekly shows for job seeking and general career growth advices. Very helpful. Thanks Mac!

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