Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips For Finding Work, Advancing Your Career, And Loving Your Job



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


  • How Introverts Can Take The Work Out of Networking, with Brad Minton

    21/07/2021 Duração: 27min

    If you’re an introvert, the idea of networking can make you feel exhausted before you even head out the door to an event. But networking is a proven way to get a better job, faster. So how do you, as an introvert, make networking easier? Find Your Dream Job guest Brad Minton suggests starting where you’re comfortable. Try to focus on individual conversations rather than huge crowds, and know what you want to gain from those conversations. Brad also reminds us of the importance of always being true to who you are, and demonstrating to an employer how your personality will benefit the company and its needs. About Our Guest: Brad Minton ( is a career coach, certified resume writer, and licensed professional counselor.  Resources in This Episode: For more career advice, listen to Brad’s podcast, Your Career GPS. ( Connect with Brad on LinkedIn at ( From our Sponsor

  • How to Find an Inclusive Workplace, with Victor Cato

    14/07/2021 Duração: 23min

    If you’d love a job where you feel seen and understood, where the culture is positive and you feel fulfilled, you want an inclusive workplace. And one that isn’t inclusive in name only. How do you find that type of company? You begin with self-reflection, says Find Your Dream Job guest Victor Cato. Know why you desire to work at a company that prioritizes diversity and inclusion. Next, research the company’s mission statement and any policies related to DEI work. And Victor suggests always using your interview time to ask specific questions about what’s important to you.  About Our Guest: Victor Cato is the talent acquisition and retention manager for the Northwest Regional Education Service District. Resources in This Episode: Northwest Regional Education Service District is hiring. For more information on a career in an inclusive environment in the Oregon area, visit their website at ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you

  • Setting Clear Priorities and Knowing Your Purpose, with Jennifer Eskridge

    12/07/2021 Duração: 15min

    Too many people think that job boards are the magic ticket to their dream position. Yes, job boards serve a purpose, but only when they are used strategically. Instead of applying to every job you qualify for, it’s worth it to first take some time to figure out your end goal. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Jennifer Eskridge ( shares how she defined the exact type of position she wanted. Jennifer also explains how she used networking to verify her career purpose.  Learn more about Jennifer’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series. (  

  • How to Sell Yourself During a Career Pivot, with Roshaunda Green

    07/07/2021 Duração: 25min

    You can expect to switch jobs several times during your working life. But if you’re ready to try an entirely new field, it may be harder than you think to get hired. You have to present yourself as already able to do the work, says Find Your Dream Job guest Roshaunda Green. Do your research to know what skills the new sector requires and highlight your abilities in those areas. Always remember that a job is about the employer’s needs, and approach your career and your desire to pivot with courage and confidence. About Our Guest: Roshaunda Green ( is an account manager for diversity and inclusion at SourceAbled and Rangam Consultants. Roshaunda helps employers find and hire qualified people with autism, neurodiversity, and disabilities. Resources in This Episode: Connect with Roshaunda on her LinkedIn page at (   From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://

  • Follow Up Mistakes to Avoid, with Mike Bird

    30/06/2021 Duração: 26min

    Asking for help during a job search is a no-brainer; we need others to help us make connections, identify our strengths, etc. But what should you do if you ask for help and get no response? Start by looking at your request, says Find Your Dream Job guest Mike Bird. Was it specific enough? Keep your requests short and to the point so that you aren’t wasting others’ time. Mike also suggests finding things you may have in common before sending a cold email. Focus on building relationships that will serve you long-term instead of depending on one-off conversations to get you that job. About Our Guest: Mike Bird ( is a Montréal-based career coach for new graduates and young professionals looking to confidently establish themselves in the working world. Resources in This Episode: If you’re a new grad or young professional looking for your first real job, learn more about how Mike can help you by visiting his website at ( Be sur

  • How to Write Your Personal Mission Statement, with Greg Flores

    23/06/2021 Duração: 23min

    One of the challenges of a job search is finding a position that represents your values and concerns. How can you be proactive about finding a job where you can make a difference? You begin with a personal mission statement, says Find Your Dream Job guest Greg Flores. Start by determining which issues you feel led to do something about. Then, list the skills you have to make a difference in that area. Once you know the issue and how you can contribute, focus on applying to positions that allow you to use those skills to address the issues that are important to you. About Our Guest: Greg Flores ( is associate director of career services at Portland State University. He has worked in career development for almost 20 years. Resources in This Episode: Greg would love to connect with you on LinkedIn; find him at From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.( Top Resume has helped mo

  • How to Deal with Long-Term Unemployment, with Sonal Bahl

    16/06/2021 Duração: 26min

    Life is unpredictable, and sometimes that includes long-term absences from the workforce but a long-term absence doesn’t have to hold you back. How do you explain an absence to a hiring manager? You start by addressing the issue upfront, according to Find Your Dream Job guest Sonal Bahl. Don’t leave the question open for the hiring manager to try to figure out. Sonal also shares how to present your experiences during your absence as building your skillset, and how to confidently lead the interview conversation. About Our Guest: Sonal Bahl ( is a career strategist and founder of Supercharge ( It’s a career advisory firm with clients across the globe. She’s also the host of the How I Got Hired podcast. ( Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready for personalized help in your job search, learn more about working with Sonal on her website at

  • Job Search Advice You Need to Ignore, with Kamara Toffolo

    09/06/2021 Duração: 25min

    As a job seeker, you have hundreds of podcasts, career coaches, and websites where you can find advice on how to find your next position. Lack of advice isn’t an issue. But what if the advice you get isn’t good? How can you tell which advice you should follow and which you should ignore? Find Your Dream Job guest Kamara Toffolo says you need to look for people who have experience in hiring. She also advises tossing out anything that suggests ways to “beat the system.” Focus on your resume and networking, and you will find the job that’s right for you. About Our Guest: Kamara Toffolo ( is a resume writer, LinkedIn consultant, and job search strategist. Resources in This Episode: Kamara has offered a free cover letter guide to our listeners. To download your copy, visit her website at Be sure to check out Kamara’s YouTube channel at From our Spons

  • Jumping Out of Your Comfort Zone, with Kelly Anderson

    07/06/2021 Duração: 19min

    We often talk about the difficulties of finding your next job, but what if you get an offer fairly quickly that just isn’t a good fit? There is no rule that says you have to accept the first offer you receive. It’s crucial that you do your research into whether the company aligns with your personal values and desired outcomes. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Kelly Anderson ( shares why she turned down job offers and how the job market has changed in the 15 years since her last job search. Learn more about Kelly’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series. (

  • Why you Need to Stop Applying for Every Job, with Serena Chan

    02/06/2021 Duração: 25min

    If you’ve been laid off or need to find a job quickly, you might feel tempted to send your resume or application materials to every open position you discover. But Find Your Dream Job guest Serena Chan says that’s not a good plan. Hiring managers and recruiters need to know you have the specific skills necessary for the position you’re applying for. Serena also says it’s important to do your own research to be sure that the company you’re applying to is a place you truly want to work, based on their vision and company culture. About Our Guest: Serena Chan ( is a recruiter with Cambia Health Solutions. It’s a nonprofit health care company. Resources in This Episode: To learn more about the job opportunities at Cambia, visit their website at (   From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.( Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land mo

  • How to Identify Your Unique Skills and Talents, with Kay Kirkman

    26/05/2021 Duração: 27min

    As a job seeker, it’s your responsibility to know what skills and abilities you have that set you apart from other applicants. Figuring out what makes you unique isn’t difficult, according to Find Your Dream Job guest Kay Kirkman. It begins with making a list of what you’re great at, whether through job or life experience. What is something only you can do? Once you know what you have to offer, Kay suggests using job boards to get an idea of the possibilities, and to decide what jobs you might enjoy and which companies to pursue.  About Our Guest: Kay Kirkman ( is a career coach, speaker, and host of The GenX Career Show ( She helps professionals at midlife find their career passion, even if they think they’re too old or it’s too late. Resources in This Episode: To learn more about Kay’s 6-week coaching program, visit her website at ( From our Spon

  • How to Reinvent Your Personal Brand for a Career Pivot, with Erica Mattison

    19/05/2021 Duração: 22min

    A personal brand is more important than ever in today’s job market, and if you hope to switch careers, your personal brand will be a crucial piece of the puzzle. Executing a career pivot is not as scary as it might seem, and something you may actually do more than once. The good news, according to Find Your Dream Job guest Erica Mattison, is that you don’t need to be a professional marketer to market yourself. Erica gives advice on how to build a work sample portfolio that tells your story and how to become a thought leader in your chosen field. About Our Guest: Erica Mattison ( is a certified career coach who specializes in helping mission-driven individuals craft fulfilling careers and lives. Resources in This Episode: If you need help clarifying your goals and building your confidence, visit Erica’s website at ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(

  • How to Get a Social Impact Job, with Erin Ewart

    12/05/2021 Duração: 24min

    It’s not unusual to want to make a positive impact in the world, even in your career, but most people think that working in a nonprofit is the only way to do so. Find Your Dream Job guest Erin Ewart says that’s not true. You can find a social impact job in government, philanthropy, and even in the corporate world. To get started, Erin suggests first deciding what type of impact you want to make and why. Once you’re clear on your values and direction, map out the companies and roles you’re interested in, and use your network to get your name in front of the right people.  About Our Guest: Erin Ewart ( is a career coach and the founder of Careers for Social Impact. It’s an organization that helps mission-driven professionals grow in their careers and land jobs they love. Resources in This Episode: If it’s time for you to invest in personal job search help, visit Erin’s website at From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job i

  • Why Limiting Career Beliefs Matter and How to Beat Them, with Dr. Tega Edwin

    05/05/2021 Duração: 25min

    Do you struggle to make tough career decisions or ask for the salary you deserve in a job interview? Maybe you’re telling yourself stories that aren’t true. If you’re stuck in negative thought patterns, Find Your Dream Job guest Dr. Tega Edwin is here to share how to turn those limiting beliefs into liberating beliefs by figuring out where they come from and reframing them into positive stories about yourself.  About Our Guest: Tega Edwin ( is a career counselor and coach who helps women who are unhappy at work get clarity so they can find a fulfilling career.  Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready for more help finding the career that’s right for you, check out Tega’s coaching options on her website at (   From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.( Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free

  • Moving Forward After a Layoff, with Blair Denniberg

    03/05/2021 Duração: 20min

    Layoffs are discouraging in the best of times, but when you lose your job during a global pandemic, finding a new one can be nearly overwhelming. How do you find the perfect position when many companies aren’t hiring? On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Blair Denniberg ( shares how she chose which jobs to apply for and why she applied at places that weren’t currently hiring. We also discuss customizing your resume for each application and how to work with less-than-stellar technology when doing virtual interviews. Learn more about Blair’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series.(

  • How to Identify What Makes You Fabulous, with Kyle Elliott

    28/04/2021 Duração: 24min

    One of the most important things you can do as a job seeker is to stand out from the crowd, and Find Your Dream Job guest Kyle Elliott has a specific way to do just that. Do you know what makes you fabulous? Kyle shares how to use your childhood interests and positive feedback from friends and family to figure out what makes you unique. He also tells us why showing up as your authentic self is crucial in an interview, and how to assess the level of risk you’re willing to take in order to experience more great and rewarding moments in life.  About Our Guest: Kyle Elliott ( the career coach behind ( Kyle’s clients have landed jobs at Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and nearly every other Fortune 500 company you can think of. Resources in This Episode: Find out more about Kyle and his career services by visiting ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream

  • How to Move Up in Your Company, with Tristan Layfield

    23/04/2021 Duração: 26min

    If you feel bored or discontent at work, maybe it’s time to seek a new position- in your current company. Find Your Dream Job guest Tristan Layfield says internal job-seeking can be a great way to get that promotion or gain the skills you need to further your career. Tristan suggests you begin with setting goals for performance and tracking your success, then sharing those successes with your managers during performance reviews. It’s also crucial to build relationships with others in your company that you can learn from and who will support you. About Our Guest: Tristan Layfield ( is a career coach and resume writer. His articles have appeared in Business Insider, Black Enterprise, and The Muse. Resources in This Episode: Tristan shares more tips on career development on his podcast, Tap in With Tristan. ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.( Top Resume ha

  • Resume Hacks That Impress HR Directors with Derek Murphy-Johnson

    14/04/2021 Duração: 25min

    If you send in the same generic resume to every position you apply for, you’re likely to be passed over more often than not. What can you do to make your resume unforgettable? Find Your Dream Job guest Derek Murphy-Johnson has several suggestions, beginning with using the keywords and specific language of the job description. Derek also explains how to match your experience with the job you want, the best tricks to avoid typos, and why keeping your resume simple is the best way to stand out from the crowd.  About our Guest: Derek Murphy Johnson ( is in charge of talent attraction at KinderCare Education ( It’s the largest childcare provider in the United States. Resources in This Episode: Connect with Derek on LinkedIn ( for more information on the work he does. From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.( Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 prof

  • Words to Use and Lose in Your Next Job Interview, with Tracy Hooper

    07/04/2021 Duração: 29min

    Do you pay close attention to the actual words you use in an interview? We all say, “um” sometimes, but does it really matter? If you feel nervous when meeting with a hiring manager, you might use fillers, disclaimers, or hedge words. According to Find Your Dream Job guest Tracy Hooper, those extra words are making you appear less than confident. If you’re ready to lose the words that sabotage your confidence, Tracy suggests recording yourself, working on losing one hedge word per month, and practicing using positive language.  About Our Guest: Tracy Hooper ( is a former TV news anchor, a professional speaker, and the founder of The Confidence Project. ( Resources in This Episode: If you want to learn the skills necessary to be successful in today’s job economy, get Tracy’s new book, "The New Hello: What to Say What to Do in the New World of Work.”  ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is bro

  • Overcoming Uncertainty, with Miranda Whitters

    05/04/2021 Duração: 16min

    A job search can be grueling and the discouragement of not finding a job quickly is a common factor for many job seekers. One way to find a job you might love is to take a chance on a field you hadn’t considered before. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Miranda Whitters ( shares how she used her psychology degree to pursue a career in recruiting and how her network helped to get her foot in the door. We also discuss why one-click applications are a waste of time, and how field-specific certifications can provide you with more exposure to the jobs you want. Learn more about Miranda’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series. (

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