80 episodes

Join Andrew Beach and Scott Pickard-Jones as they help you navigate today's job search. Sharing great ideas around building a networking philosophy, tactical execution of ideas, and methods to deal with the emotional roller-coaster of career transition. From years of personal experience and career counseling, Scott and Andrew help you realize that if your past job search hasn’t yielded the results you anticipated; it's not because you weren’t qualified, but because you participated in a process with rules you don’t control. The Job Seekers Radio show is about new training and coaching tips to support your success, whether you are working or not! We both know there’s always something to learn about yourself, getting to the right people and getting offers for great career opportunities.



Subscribe and tune-in to episodes on...

Discovering your purpose

Moving your networking beyond a dummies-level understanding

Real-life career counseling situations

How to move past the online applications on Indeed, Linkedin or Careerbuilder

The top ways to maximize your chances of getting great jobs fast

Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable group events

Career and job search advice

Interview preparation and questions

Informational interview strategies



Don’t let the unemployment and lack of work get you down, our show is dedicated to the most challenged job seekers facing things like ageism, application “hell”, corporate compliance, recruiter avoidance, ATS rejection, or isolation.

Job Seekers Radio Andrew Beach and Scott Pickard-Jones

    • Careers
    • 4.3, 8 Ratings

Join Andrew Beach and Scott Pickard-Jones as they help you navigate today's job search. Sharing great ideas around building a networking philosophy, tactical execution of ideas, and methods to deal with the emotional roller-coaster of career transition. From years of personal experience and career counseling, Scott and Andrew help you realize that if your past job search hasn’t yielded the results you anticipated; it's not because you weren’t qualified, but because you participated in a process with rules you don’t control. The Job Seekers Radio show is about new training and coaching tips to support your success, whether you are working or not! We both know there’s always something to learn about yourself, getting to the right people and getting offers for great career opportunities.



Subscribe and tune-in to episodes on...

Discovering your purpose

Moving your networking beyond a dummies-level understanding

Real-life career counseling situations

How to move past the online applications on Indeed, Linkedin or Careerbuilder

The top ways to maximize your chances of getting great jobs fast

Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable group events

Career and job search advice

Interview preparation and questions

Informational interview strategies



Don’t let the unemployment and lack of work get you down, our show is dedicated to the most challenged job seekers facing things like ageism, application “hell”, corporate compliance, recruiter avoidance, ATS rejection, or isolation.

    079 The Art of Being You in a Job Search

    079 The Art of Being You in a Job Search

    Show Notes

    Authenticity is a characteristic that can often go out the window when looking for work. In the harried and eager interest to meet the employer's needs and expectations, the job seeker can lose themselves. Andrew and Scott share strategies and tactics on how to be genuine and stand up for the strengths that job seekers bring to a role.Don't miss these Topics:* Being "you" in a job search focused on your strengths.* Mindset of truth to yourself over pretending to be something you aren't.* Balancing financial needs and job satisfaction.* Holding desperation at arms length.* Complete assessments to get more clarity and access a professional to help you identify your strengths.* Increasing the satisfaction in your job.* Nothing Lasts Forever.* Stand up for your strengths in the interview.* Reinvent yourself to something you want.* Consider a vanity project that makes you feel good.Resources (including affiliate links)StrengthsFinder 2.0What Color is Your ParachuteToastmasters for Better Communication iTunes: Rate and ReviewRaw and Unedited TranscriptView Transcript00:00:02 - 00:05:01welcome to job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott. This production is meant to provide you the listener meaningful support to find great careers. Faster whether you're working or not. Today's episode is brought to you by the anatomy of a networking conversation. It's an e book and a free resource that you can download at Jobseeker's radio DOT COM in today's show. We're talking about the art of being you in job. Search one of my favorite phrases that A colleague of mine says to me all the time. Is You be you? I'm sure most of us have heard that phrase did that come with the snap. No he he means it really very sincerely you can snap yes. Of course. He's he really means it. He wants people to be as authentic as possible. Because it's in learning. Who People really are that. We can then leverage their strengths. And that's one of his themes in his career is to to work with your strengths. When you're looking for something better at in a job search of any kind often feel like you have to change who you are to meet somebody else's expectation you have to Discount your strength. Sometimes because you feel like they may not be valid. And that's often what happens in people that I work with have been laid off from somewhere. They felt like they've been rejected. They're going into a situation. Where Jeez the stuff that I did must not be valuable so I need to reinvent myself and that might be true. You may want to reinvent yourself but if that's your choice great it may be but it isn't necessarily the truth and there's that element of well if this didn't work anymore then now. I have to fake it and and we hear this all the time. Fake it till you make it well that works but is it really sending the messages. You want to send if the message doesn't matter and you're faking it because you are learning how to do it better. That's definitely add approach can take. I don't discount that at all to your point if I suddenly feel like I have to change who I am in order to now be acceptable. That kind of faking. It is probably going to either backfire on you or it's not going to work at all people that are looking at indeed dot com or the job postings at a company They look at that job posting. Oh I can do that. I can do that. I can do this too and look at all these things that they can do without. I saying Is that really what I want to do? I really want to do that. Because if we look at everything based on just a ...

    • 23 min
    078 When The Job Advice Runs Out

    078 When The Job Advice Runs Out

    Show Notes

    Job search can be a challenging and rewarding experience. When you learn new techniques and try them out, some may work others might not.What happens when you get to the point when you have tried everything. Nothing seems to be working! Don't miss this episode where Scott and Andrew discuss strategies to invigorate your search.Don't miss these Topics:* Taking in and evaluating the advice you are receiving.* What to do when everything you have tried doesn't work.* Mindset and activities that can support or defeat your efforts.Resources (including affiliate links)StrengthsFinder 2.0StrengthsQuestWhat Color is Your Parachute iTunes: Rate and ReviewRaw and Unedited TranscriptView Transcript00:00:01 - 00:05:04welcome to job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott. This production is meant to provide you the listener meaningful support defined great careers faster. And that's whether you're working or not. Today's episode is brought to you by the anatomy of a networking conversation. It's an e book a Free Resource. We have for you at job. Seekers radio DOT COM in today's show. We're talking about what happens when the advice runs out in your job search and it just doesn't seem to be working you're still out there looking haven't found a job yet I think there was a recent situation that you had Scott. Yes other eager. Probably fill us in with one of your clients right. I was just having the conversation recently with somebody who is not complaining but expressing his frustration with the fact that he has been around the job seeking block for awhile now. He's relatively new to the area but not new to his field and that industry is represented here in the Portland area. He's talked to a lot of people. He is very well connected in the right places. He's received a lot of advice from both of us from others and nothing has worked yet. He's been working with Everything with from startups to established companies all sizes and shapes and nothing quite has worked out to give him a foothold. Right gainful employment right or at least the final set of interviews or a process. That looks exactly normal. He's gotten close in a couple of situations but it's it's not anything that really has delivered anything even even a temporary contract position and I've been there a lot of what he was describing was stuff that I lived through during my years of unemployment. And so I. I had a great deal of compassion for him under these circumstances because he's truly frustrated. He's tried everything he is. At least his last job was at a higher level so we talked about the fact that there. Aren't that many jobs in this metropolitan area on that level in the field and we talked about his efforts to branch out. He's looking at at companies of different sizes. He has applied for jobs of at Lower Levels. And when he he is then asked why he's applying for a lower position because he's now over qualified and you can't get a job when you're overqualified which doesn't really make any sense. Other than the fact that the a lot of companies are too afraid to hire someone that they're then they feel they then have to replace. Because they're gonNA move onto something else when I talked to. Hr PEOPLE WHO Express that fear. I also tell them well. What are the chances that they may be able to help your company move up within your company that would be a really great higher? Then there's there's fear in Balkh he's been at this for a number of months.

    • 23 min
    077 How To Get On The Radar of the Hiring Manager

    077 How To Get On The Radar of the Hiring Manager

    Show Notes

    Getting noticed by a hiring manager can take some effort. You have interest in a company or even a specific position, but are unsure about how to get on the radar.Scott and Andrew discuss some strategies for finding hiring managers and getting their attention.Don't miss these Topics:* Getting around the applicant tracking system (ATS) and recruitment processes.* Reverse engineering the roles and industry trends based on research to craft attention grabbing mindsets.* Leveraging industry associations and relationships to get introductions.* Position your expertise to align with current events and trends.* Tracking and keeping tabs on hiring managers of interest through authentic engagement.* Identifying problems you solve or can help them avoid proactively.* Incubating and updating hiring managers with valued content.* Be an extension of the hiring manager's work by becoming a subject-matter expert (SME) and bringing information back to the team.* Share the truth about your capabilities and accomplishments.* Volunteering alongside hiring managers with similar interests.Resources (including affiliate links)What Color is Your Parachute iTunes: Rate and ReviewRaw and Unedited TranscriptView Transcript00:00:02 - 00:05:01welcome to Job Seekers Radio Andrew and I'm Scott. This production is meant to provide you meaningful support to find great careers faster. And that's why they're you're working or not today. We're talking about getting on the hiring managers radar this can be challenging and it's going to be different in every situation but we want to talk about this in just general terms because often there are ways to get on the radar that either we forget about. We don't know about or that. We sure whether or not it's going to be effective and so we don't try and I think the first step is you gotta try what you know. Hopefully we can build on that today. Today's episode is actually brought to you by the anatomy of a networking conversation. It's an e book that Scott Ni- put together to free sort resource for you on job. Seekers RADIO DOT COM. You can download that at your leisure. The challenge with getting on the hiring managers radar is feedback. That I've gotten from a lot of job seekers that I coached those ones that are working in ones. That are not that are just trying to get. I don't WanNa say around recruitment or talent acquisition. But really they WANNA talk to a human being and often. They're not able to because of all the layers of process that stand between them and the company so many companies now are using automated systems to go through a recruiting process and so it is difficult to get in touch with a human being and we recognize that. Turn the tables just long enough to to think about why they would wanna do that. I can't really blame them. Having been on both sides of the coin both as a hiring manager as well as a job seeker. The hiring manager needs help anymore. I don't know. Many companies that have a lot of recruiters are a lot of people that have the bandwidth to be doing a lot of the sourcing. Most the recruiters I know have an enormous number of tickets open for positions that they need to hire people into and it can be daunting so the automated systems that they use help them to find people with the right qualifications at least with the right keywords. So all of the PODCAST THAT. We've we've already done where we're talking about how to get into that. All of that still applies. Hopefully we can maintain a sense of empathy for those who are going through all of that processing the ones that are reaching out using these automated systems.

    • 20 min
    076 The Absolutely Best Ways to Cope with Impotent Leaders

    076 The Absolutely Best Ways to Cope with Impotent Leaders

    Show Notes

    Dealing with a boss, a manager, or a leader that is toxic can be an emotional powder keg. Coping with this very common situation can be challenging.Scott and Andrew share ideas around coping with impotent leaders in sometimes toxic work environments.Don't miss these Topics:* Strategies for coping in a healthy way.* Perception and reality - understanding the current state and the truth.* Qualifying job opportunities to confirm toxicity.* Concurrently performing and coping.* Seeking 3rd Party Support through coaching, counseling, therapy, and mentoring.* Be the leader you wish you had.* Evaluation of options and making decisions about what to do.Resources (including affiliate links)The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleCrucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are HighSimon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace iTunes: Rate and ReviewRaw and Unedited TranscriptView Transcript00:00:01 - 00:05:01welcome to job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott. This production is meant to provide you the listener meaningful support to find great careers faster. Whether you're you're working or not in today's episode. We're talking about healthily coping with impotent leadership and internal politics and what do you do in. Your leader is really a red head. Hot Mess Yeah. It's a topic that comes up often you. There are many articles out there. A quick Google search will get you there. We did want to talk about it. Not because others have it but because I think we have a voice to speak we both have experience with toxic leaders. I think everyone WHO's been around this block more than once has and it's surprising to me that it continues to be such a common instance? I guess what what makes some specific boss or a certain environmental is going to depend a lot on how that person or organization has grown into the position. They're in so there's going to be a unique set of reasons. I don't think we need to really analyze the reasons why they're there. It's really just. How do we cope with this situation? And especially for those who have had a lot of experience in their work and then suddenly find themselves back in a situation that feels toxic or dealing with a leader. Who doesn't seem to lead? Well it can be really frustrating. So we I WANNA talk about this from a sort of a step back in how we can help ourselves to cope with these situations and find ways to improve awesome. Tell me if this sounds like you. Have you ever had a new boss or a new leader. Yeah I think we all have. Have you been promised things that didn't happen Many times okay. Tell me this sounds like you is the leader. Favoring somebody else over you never never happens right now or maybe you feel isolated you know working remotely as do. I sometimes feel isolated. I'm not getting face time or I'm not getting recognition or I'm not. There's certain things I'm not getting really it comes to our own perceptions are we actually perceiving this accurately and so. That's a really good caveat to start the conversation sometimes times. We don't see things as clearly as they appear. What we WANNA talk about isn't so much dealing with the times when we misunderstand ended when we want to encourage everyone to to look at that objectively tried to get as much input about it from co workers or other leaders or people who used to work work with with these people because you can always find that out on linked and do your due diligence to dete...

    • 22 min
    075 Top 4 Things You Can Do To Find Meaningful Work in a New City

    075 Top 4 Things You Can Do To Find Meaningful Work in a New City

    Show Notes

    Moving to a new city can be a shock in itself. Even more so when you are talking about a new country. Scott and Andrew discuss high-value methods to finding meaningful work in a new city.Top 4:* Networking that includes a perfect excuse.* Flock together with affinity groups.* Leverage your spouses relationships.* Join things.Resources (including affiliate links)ToastmastersEventbriteMeetupYelp iTunes: Rate and ReviewRaw and Unedited TranscriptView Transcript00:00:01 - 00:05:11welcome to job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott this production. This podcast is meant to provide you meaningful support to find great careers ears faster whether you're working or not. Today's episode is the top four things you can do to find meaningful work in a new city. This is a really common circumstance that people find themselves all the time. It could be that you've relocated to a new city because your spouse or significant other has. You're you're going along with them. It could be that you had an opportunity to try something different because you were out of work and you wanted to move moved to a city that you really wanted to try out. There are so many reasons but it is. None of them are uncommon. The one I run into most often Scott is. I'll have somebody come. I'm here on maybe an H1B Visa. And they bring a spouse along and the spouses some of them I've seen are like MD's PhD's I mean they're highly educated. They have decades of experience. And they're in a new country and they don't know what to do and it's a new environment and new experience and really we want to give those people an opportunity entity to really know that there's four things that you can do today to change that circumstance or that situation. One person that I've been talking to recently has has come to the Portland area from New York City actually I've spoken to a couple of people from upstate New York and they want to be here. They both came here with great expectations. One because he wanted he and his family wanted to try out Portland though. They weren't familiar with it. They'd heard a lot about the other. One actually got a job out here. In both cases they weren't familiar with the people here they didn't have a lot of friends. They had some acquaintances but thought they didn't really know where to start and they're probably in some shock. Yeah new surroundings getting used to new culinary norms shore. That idea of shock I I think is something that people are expecting when they go to a city especially when they th- chosen this city. Oh they heard so many good things about it it and how welcoming the city may be and how newcomers are really treated very well and they get there and they still find themselves sort of isolated. They don't the people they don't know how to take the next step or even what the next step out look like and so that shock is probably what everybody has in common. What most of the folks that I know are there in this situation? They do have financial capacity. They have a runway Brian on the they're not really being stretched a capacity but they really really want to get back to work sure because they were highly valued in the country or the place they came from and now they're in a place. Where wow this is the first? This is weird. I'm in a new country new city. I don't really know anybody. I have all these skills and I just don't know where to take him so the other thing is yes.

    • 23 min
    074 The Top 10 Worst Assumptions You Can Make In Your Career

    074 The Top 10 Worst Assumptions You Can Make In Your Career

    Show Notes

    You know what assumptions do? Make an a$$ out of you and me. You've probably heard that one before.Scott and Andrew discuss the top career assumptions that can impact your career negatively.Top 10 Worst Assumptions:* Leaders will see your performance and promote you for doing a good job.* Your coworkers have the same values that you do.* Everyone works just as hard as you do.* Don't need to learn anything new to be successful.* No one knows more than you do.* Everyone communicates the same way you do.* The norms of work-life will remain constant under new leadership.* The reason that your career isn't where you want it to be has nothing to do with you.* A company won't layoff or terminate your employment because you are "too valuable."* That people trust you. iTunes: Rate and ReviewRaw and Unedited TranscriptView Transcript00:00:01 - 00:05:01locum job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott this production this podcast is meant to provide you the listener meaningful support support to find great careers faster. And that's whether you're working or not. Today's episode is brought to you by the anatomy of a networking conversation. This is an e book doc. A free resource that we've created and you can download it at job. Seekers radio DOT COM do it today. Don't miss out. Don't Miss Today's episode. We're talking talking about a very common situation. That comes up the ten worst assumptions you can make in your career and this is coming from combined. Work Experience no no say accounting. Yeah I have. We have a lot of experience and making these worst assumptions. We leave and and I wish I could say that I don't anymore Is Part of the human. I'm an experience. We do make assumptions and sometimes they don't lead us where we think they should. We want to go over a list of things that we think are the most those common and probably the worst assumptions that we can make when we get into conversations whether that's in an interview in a networking conversation in a work conversation. You're on the job and maybe you're having an important conversation with someone else. Then again. It may be what you think is an unimportant conversation that might lead somewhere. These are assumptions that we have made. Generally we would agree that these were trip. Everybody up and it's not like we're not still making some of these assumptions. We're we're just articulating these to actually speak to ourselves as well as we go through our careers to make sure that we're taking consideration of all of them and not assuming assuming that we aren't going to have an assumption we do we will always. How do we minimize the impact? That some of these assumptions have and and if we can avoid these that we're gonNA be talking about. I think it's going to help get us to where we WANNA be. The first assumption is assuming others will see your performance and you'll be offered a promotion because of it. We all hope for that. We are working in a culture where hard work pays off. That's that's the myth and for a lot of people that actually works. There's more to it than just hard work. We want to make sure that people have their eyes wide open to all of the things that happen. We talk about politics at work. Nobody really likes. I can't say nobody. Few people really enjoy the politics at work. Many people have figured out how to navigate it. I'm reminded of when I first came out of college. I got my first job out of college at a Columbia Sportswear and it was a company any. I really wanted to have a long career with and I made an assumption that if I worked hard kept my nose to the grindstone right. Did good work and that people would see. See it and put me into a slot and say hey you know. If you're going to consider somebody for that position you should look at A...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Clarkster F ,

A Must Listen for All Job Seekers

I just had the pleasure of listening to Andrew and Scott's "028 Networking when you just don't know anyone at all."

Job Seekers Radio help job seekers find great jobs fast, because they help job seekers think differently. They help us to see, Networking, for example, as a game. If we can have fun doing it, gamification, I believe they call it, we'll enjoy it, attract others and be more successful networkers.

Great ideas!

Thank you for sharing!

Pod Review Pro ,

Actionable advice and strategies

I really enjoy listening to Scott and Andrew ! They provide “rubber meets the road” advice in a no nonsense, down to earth way. Practical ideas that you can use on a daily basis to network and advance your career path at any stage. Thanks guys

Brian Taylor ,

Fantastic Focus

I like these guys quite a bit. They use great analogies to help shape concepts. The job search can be endless sometimes, so it is inspiring to be able to pick up a few new approaches. As a manager, I wish more candidates approached positions from the perspective of the hiring manager. This shows people how to walk in with a game plan, package up answers well, and create differentiators. That is huge!

Top Podcasts In Careers

Listeners Also Subscribed To