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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 ...
 
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Graduate Job Podcast: Weekly podcast with inspiring authors, coaches, recru

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The goal of the Graduate Job Podcast is to help you achieve the graduate job of your dreams. Each week we speak to inspiring authors, coaches, graduate recruiters and entrepreneurs in the field of graduate recruitment, as they share their expert knowledge and advice. We cover all aspects of getting a graduate job, from internships and placements, to CV’s, online applications, interviews and assessment centres. Whether you are looking for a career in finance and banking, or wanting to work wi ...
 
"Conversations with Blossom Career" is all about developing the skills you need to decide what your dream job actually looks like, find the job that matches your criteria, and ace the interview process. Learn how to make choices that will satisfy your soul AND pay your bills. Tune in on the second Tuesday of every month for more tips, ideas, and strategies, plus interviews with the kind of people you may be facing down across the interview table. For more information, check out my website, B ...
 
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We’ve all been there - it’s 10:00 at night and we’re hitting “apply” on every possible opportunity we see on the job boards. It’s called panic applying and it’s harming your job search. What should you do instead? Find Your Dream Job guest Cassie Spencer says you have to start with a list of your non-negotiables. Next, make a solid plan for your jo…
 
Welcome to the second show of the year, and episode 125 of the UK’s number 1 career podcast, and I’ve got a special episode for you today. Joining me on the show is a company that you are going to want to check out if you are looking for a graduate job, as I speak with Ben Rosen, CEO of Inspiring Interns. Inspiring Interns are a company who can hel…
 
What does your resume look like? Is it a list of your experience by year, followed by a summary of your past responsibilities? If that sounds familiar, it’s time to adopt a new strategy. Find Your Dream Job guest Claire Davis is here to share why your resume needs to sell you to the hiring manager. Claire explains that selling yourself is simply sh…
 
Are you approaching your job search like a loser? Those are harsh words, but if you’re spending hours searching job boards and applying to any job you think you can get, you can’t expect to find a job you will love. Find Your Dream Job guest Rupert French says you have to take control of your job search campaign. Rupert shares how to create an advi…
 
You’re ready to switch careers, maybe even career fields. You’ve got an idea of what you want to do but you aren’t sure where to start. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Em Bookstein (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilybookstein/) and I talk about how they overcame imposter syndrome in order to move into a new industry. Em also shares how…
 
For the 124th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, I speak with author and former investment analyst Dermot Dorgan on how to get a graduate job in the City. In this fun episode, Dermot shares his 10 commandments for exactly what you need to do to secure your dream graduate role in banking, finance, and accounting in the ultra-competitive City of Lo…
 
Job seeking in an ongoing pandemic has brought many changes to how we look for work. In-person meetings are nearly a thing of the past and online etiquette matters more than ever. Find Your Dream Job guest Renata Bernarde says your LinkedIn profile is the most important thing you have in the current job culture. She also shares the best way to conn…
 
If you have a tendency to feel anxious during interviews, maybe it’s time to incorporate some well-timed humor. Humor can alleviate stress and help build rapport with others, even hiring managers. Find Your Dream Job guest Loren Greiff says you need to strike a balance between using humor and trying to be a comedian. You want to be yourself, not ma…
 
One of the challenges of changing career fields is convincing a hiring manager that your previous jobs prepared you for this new industry. What’s even more challenging is accomplishing that on your resume. Find Your Dream Job guest Melanie Denny says to start with clarity; clarity on what you want and how your most recent couple of jobs prepared yo…
 
For the 123rd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, I speak with a listener of the show Daniel, as he shares he secured his dream graduate job in finance with an international IT services company. Daniel signed up for the How to Get a Graduate Job course back in September last year, and we discuss how following the steps in the course led him to gra…
 
You don’t have to search far to see companies hiring these days; it seems there are openings everywhere. But that isn’t true for everyone who wants a new job. Some people are struggling to find a job even in this job market. Find Your Dream Job guest Cathy Lanzalaco says that part of the reason is due to passive job seekers, those people who didn’t…
 
What happens when you find the job you feel you were made for but your background and experience don’t seem to fit? You may have all the right skills but in an entirely different field. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Steph Routh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephrouth/) and I talk about how to present yourself in such a way that hiri…
 
The skills listed in a job posting aren’t the only things you need to focus on in a job search. You bring a lot more to the table than merely a list of hard skills, says Find Your Dream Job guest, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh. Carol suggests making a list of every skill you have, figuring out what you care about the most, and then deciding which of those…
 
Switching careers is a challenge at best and can become overwhelming. What if there was a way to shorten the process and make it less painful? There is, and the answer is to find mentors to help you, says Find Your Dream Job guest Kwan Segal. Kwan suggests you start by identifying the industry and specific companies you’d like to work in. Be flexib…
 
Do you know it’s time to look for a new job but you keep putting it off? Maybe it seems overwhelming or you don’t know where to begin. The way to beat job search procrastination is to figure out exactly what you’re avoiding. Find Your Dream Job guest Dr. Ursina Teuscher suggests deciding what your next step should be and taking only that step. Dr. …
 
Are you spreading the net too wide when it comes to looking for your next job? You need to remain flexible as a job seeker but without focus, says Find Your Dream Job guest Markell Morris, you are likely to become overwhelmed with options. Markell suggests beginning by defining exactly what it is you want to do and the skills you can bring to that …
 
Preparing for behavioral interview questions is a crucial part of any job search. But what if you don’t have a specific answer to one of the questions you’re asked? Find Your Dream Job guest Ryan Yip says you can address it with a philosophical statement that addresses the root of the question. Another suggestion Ryan gives is to prepare these stat…
 
Whether you’re afraid of backlash or of being let go, it can feel scary to tell your boss or coworkers that you’re looking for a new position. But what if they are the very people who could give you a lead on that job you’d love? On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Daniel Thornton (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-thornton-37959b18/) sh…
 
Every job seeker knows the importance of networking. However, just talking to a lot of random people isn’t the way to find your dream job. What you need is a strategy for intentional networking. Find Your Dream Job guest Justin Chin says that begins with reaching out to past colleagues and their personal connections. Justin recommends building a te…
 
If you’ve decided to pursue a career in nonprofit work, it’s likely because you have a passion for the mission of the organization you’re applying to. How do you use that passion to create your personal brand? According to Find Your Dream Job guest Dr. Jasmine Escalera, it all starts with sharing why the company’s mission is important to you. She a…
 
The wage gap between men and women is well-known, but did you know that women also approach their job search very differently than their male counterparts? Women are more cautious, more hesitant to share their strengths, and generally ask for less money. Find Your Dream Job guest Jennifer Kass offers several ways women can change this approach, sta…
 
October is the month of scary stuff — ghosts, vampires, zombies, oh my! So which of these is scarier: quitting a job that makes you miserable? Or NOT quitting? In this episode, Career Coach Katherine Bouglai talks with Scott MacDonald, former math instructor now software engineer, who made the move, despite his deeply ingrained fear of change. What…
 
You’ve received an offer for your dream job, but the salary isn’t quite what you had hoped it would be. How do you negotiate the salary with confidence? Find Your Dream Job guest Kate Dixon says you need to be prepared to ask for what you need. Share your expertise and what your research shows the market will bear for someone with your experience. …
 
Networking is a valuable skill to take into a job search, but only if you go into it with the understanding that not everyone you spend time with will have a job to offer you. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Alex Dolan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexdolan/) and I talk about how talking to others helped him during his job search, eve…
 
For episode 122 of the Graduate Job Podcast I have a brilliant episode for you that is going to open your eyes to the graduate opportunities that are available to you with start-ups, as I am joined on the show by Kabir Bali co-founder of Jumpstart. Jumpstart has set up an innovative graduate scheme where you can apply to start-up firms with venture…
 
Maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for a while now but you don’t know where to begin. Taking action toward a new career doesn’t have to be overwhelming, says Find Your Dream Job guest Julie Sliga. Julie recommends starting with research, both of your fears and the potential of the field you’re considering. She also advises taki…
 
For episode 121 of the Graduate Job Podcast I have a cracker for you that is going to completely change the way you send emails, as I am joined by business communications expert and best-selling author Kim Arnold who takes us through what you should, and more importantly what you should not be doing when you send job-related emails. In today’s epis…
 
If you want to get the attention of a hiring manager, the most important thing you can do is to stand out. And one of the best ways to do that is by using video. If you’ve never considered creating a video resume, there’s no better time, says Find Your Dream Job guest Rhona Pierce. And it’s not as difficult as you might think. Rhona gives suggestio…
 
If you set up your LinkedIn profile and haven’t been to the site again, you’re missing out on a great job strategy. Recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find candidates for open positions. How can you use LinkedIn to find your dream job? Find Your Dream Job guest Jonathan Javier suggests beginning with a list of companies you’d love to wo…
 
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