In this podcast, we help take away the fear of graduating without a job, and instead, we teach you how to land a full-time job that will sponsor your H1B! We explore topics such as networking, interviewing, resume writing and immigration. Not only do I speak on these topics, but I also interview other experts, including hiring managers, recruiters, and immigration experts. If you're an international STEM student looking to get a company to sponsor you, then look no further this podcast is just for you!
Ep.250 "How to gain leverage in your application!"
When you apply to a job you are usually one of hundreds applicants! Statistically speaking it feels like a losing battle. But here are 2 things you can do to dramatically improve your chances of getting noticed. Stop using the stay and pray approach. Focus on networking to gain visibility The reality is that companies might get hundreds of applications but most people are not qualified since they are applying to everything. If you want to learn more about this topic I had Mac Prichard on the podcast. He found Mac’s list over 20 years ago and host the top podcast in job search “Find Your Dream Job” with over 2 million downloads. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.
Ep.249 "Major cultural difference between USA and Asia "
Getting a job in America is very different from getting a job in another country. Yet most international students don’t change their approach. The fact is that many things that made you successful in your country can be the things holding you back. To explore this topic more we had Rob Adams a cross cultural expert and founder of Chai & Coaching to the podcast. In this episode we spoke about the biggest culture difference between America and Asia and what international students need to do differently to stand out. Check out this episode to learn more!!
Ep.248 "How to own your career!"
We assume that graduating and getting a job is the finish line, but it is the start of a marathon. The problem is that this marathon is very different than the one we just finished. During our school years, we had structure. We were told what to do to get to the next grade and even graduate. But in the career marathon, we don't have the level of support. It is up to us to own our careers and be strategic so that we can continue to level up. That is why in today’s episode of the How to Land a Job podcast I brought Maya Grossman to the show. She is a Peak Performance coach with over 15 Years of experience, a best-selling author, and ex-Google and marketing. So if you want to own your career make sure you check out the show.
Ep.247 "How important is GPA when it comes to getting hired? "
How important is GPA when it comes to getting hired? I graduated college with a 2.9 GPA. This is something that I am not proud of, and in fact, if I could give myself some advice about GPA this is what I would tell myself knowing what I know today. You should look at your GPA like you look at your Credit Score! This is because companies look at it like this. 3.5-4.0 GPA = Perfect credit 3.0-3.4 GPA = Good credit 2.0- 2.9 GPA = Poor Credit The key here is to get to a good credit score. This will be enough to get your application approved. However, if you reach the threshold the incremental benefits of raising your GPA decimals are very minimum. At this point, I would suggest focusing your efforts on networking, internships, and student organizations. Your GPA has little to no effect on your future employment opportunities after your first job or your first 2 years after graduation. The only other thing that GPA becomes relevant again is if you are applying for grad school. So I would tell young Daniel to focus just a little bit more and make sure that I graduate with a 3.0 GPA, not a 2.9. If you want to learn more about this check out the last episode of the podcast as I cover this topic and give you details on how to handle your GPA in College!
Ep.246 "How to Avoid Getting Ghosted"
Have you ever been ghosted? Well, you are not alone. Getting ghosted is by far one of the most frustrating things about the job search process. But did you know there are things you can do to minimize or eliminate ghosting all together? In this week’s episode of the podcast, I have a conversation with my mentee Ashley Ortiz Ashley has worked in recruiting for companies like Disney, Sea World, and Marriot. We have a conversation about the job of a recruiter. Why does ghosting happen And what can job seekers do to avoid it and increase their chances of getting hired So if you are tired of getting ghosted, then this is the episode for you!
Ep 245 "How to turn your summer internship into a full time job"
You got a summer internship congratulations! But how do you turn it into a full time job? Here is thing that if you do will practically guarantee you get the offer!! #1. Understand how you are being measured. Have a clear understanding of what your Key Performance indicators (KPIs) are. #2 Have bi-weekly check up calls with your manager Make sure you and your manager are on the same page. Review your KPIs and make sure you are doing a great job #3 Network with as many people as possible Make it a goal to grab lunch or a zoom call with at least 2 new people a week. Keep a record of each call and make sure you keep the conversation going. #4 Be a leader among your peers You don’t need a title to be a leader. Volunteer to help organize event for the interns and show your leadership skills # 5 Ask for the full time job Don’t be afraid to communicate with your manger and HR that you are looking to build a career with the organization. Ask them what do you need to do in order to get the full time offer. At the end of the day it is in the companies best interest to give it to you! If you want to learn more about these steps check out the latest episode of the How to get a job podcast where I dive into each step in more detail.
Daniel is an amazing person. The value provided in this podcast is immense. It was a game changer for my life and career. I would recommend this resource to anyone who wants to be more strategic with their career.
Daniel is FANTASTIC! His insight into successfully transitioning from college to career are needed for any student looking to make that transition!
Dan’s podcast is something I recommend to all my friends.
With almost 200 episodes you can learn so much by listening to his podcast. With majority of them having a guest speakers it gives you real value not only from him but from top professionals.