We have the pleasure of sitting down with career coach and resume writer Tristan Layfield to discuss what goes into landing the job of your dreams and how to achieve that goal.
Find out more about Tristan here: https://layfieldresume.com/about/
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Ade: Hey, y'all. It's Ade.
Zach: And it's Zach.
Ade: And you're listening to Living Corporate. So Zach...
Zach: What's up?
Ade: So we have another B-Side, but this is the last full episode before our Wrap Up episode this month.
Zach: Sheesh, already?
Ade: Yeah, man. It's been such a wild ride. Can you believe it's only been seven months since we got started? In that very, very short time, we've had some dope conversations, some amazing guests, and more than a few funny moments.
Zach: [laughing] For sure, but you know what? We'll talk all about that in our Season Wrap Up episode in a couple weeks.
Ade: We sure are.
Zach: That's right, but today, we're gonna talk about landing the job of your dreams.
Ade: The job of your dreams? That reminds me of that lottery that got over a billion dollars.
Zach: A billion dollars. Oh, yeah. What would you do if you had all that money?
Ade: Who are you kidding? I wouldn't do just one thing. I would open a restaurant, travel the world, open free clinics and schools all around the world. Pretty much whatever my heart could possibly desire. I think that's the definition of a dream job, something that you would do if money wasn't a concern. What's your dream job?
Zach: So I have to start with my passion, right? So my passion is people and creating platforms that amplify the voices and experiences of underrepresented people, so a lot of really what Living Corporate is doing. So my dream job would have to heavily involve Living Corporate for sure.
Ade: Ayyyy. You know, it would be great if we could talk to someone like a career coach, but not just any career coach. Maybe a public speaker, someone with professional resume writing experience, an educator. Someone who's been featured in a variety of publications. Let's throw maybe black enterprise in there, and maybe he focuses his work on underrepresented people, especially millennials worldwide but also around his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
Zach: Hm. Oh, wait. You mean like our guest Tristan Layfield?
Ade and Zach: Whaaaaat?
Zach: *imitating air horns* Look--Sound Man, look. We are so many episodes in. Go ahead and give me those air horns right HERE.
[Sound Man complies]
Ade: Yeah, shout out to J.J.
Zach: [laughing] Shout out to J.J., hey, A.K.A. Sound Man. We'll talk about that more too. [laughing] Anyway, so next what we're gonna do is get into our interview with our guest, Tristan Layfield. Hope you all enjoy. And we're back. And as we said before the break, we have Tristan Layfield on the show. Tristan, welcome to the show, man. How you doin'?
Tristan: Thank you, thank you for having me. I'm doing well. It's a little rainy here today, but I'm feeling good.
Zach: Hey, man, I hear you. For those of us who don't know you though, tell us a little bit about yourself.
Tristan: Yeah. So like you said, my name is Tristan Layfield. I'm based in the Metro Detroit area, and I'm a career coach and resume writer that approaches career development with my clients by combining their personal branding with their career field through strategic coaching, the development of resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles that really help my clients stand out.
Zach: So today we're talking about landing the job of your dreams. That kind of assumes though that you know what your dreams are. What advice do you have for professionals who really don't know what they want, and how do they find that out?
Tristan: Yeah, that's a really good question, and I think t