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 to Brand Yourself for a Nonprofit Job Search, with Dr. Jasmine Escalera

    20/10/2021 Duración: 23min

    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 also tells us how to use the job description to create “win stories” and why it’s critical to share your authentic self with the hiring manager and on the job every day. About Our Guest: Dr. Jasmine Escalera ( a certified career coach who received her Ph.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. She helps her clients get career clarity, beat self-doubt, and build confidence. Resources in This Episode: To learn more about Jasmine’s group coaching program for women of color, connect with her on LinkedIn at ( From our Sponsor: Find You

  • How Job Search Is Different for Women, with Jennifer Kass

    13/10/2021 Duración: 25min

    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, starting with creating a list of skills and achievements. Jennifer also suggests applying for jobs even if you don’t have 100% of the qualifications and negotiating the salary you’re worth.  About Our Guest: Jennifer Kass ( is the founder of Feminista Careers.( Jennifer helps women land great jobs faster. Resources in This Episode: Do you need help creating your list of achievement stories? Get a free download to help by visiting Jennifer’s website at From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is

  • How to Negotiate Your Salary with Confidence, with Kate Dixon

    06/10/2021 Duración: 25min

    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. Kate recommends establishing a collaboration with the hiring manager and exploring the company’s flexibility for salary and other benefits.  About Our Guest: Kate Dixon is the founder of Dixon Consulting ( and the author of Pay UP! Unlocking Insider Secrets of Salary Negotiation. ( Resources in This Episode: Are you ready to negotiate for a better salary? Get Kate’s course, “The Pay Up Workshop” by visiting her website at (https://courses.katedixo

  • Networking During COVID-19: Alex’s Dolan’s Job Search Success Story

    04/10/2021 Duración: 18min

    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 ( and I talk about how talking to others helped him during his job search, even if it was just a friendly conversation. Alex also shares why he hired a career coach, how to do research on your dream job, and why putting yourself out there is the most important thing you can do. Learn more about Alex’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series. (

  • How to Get Unstuck When Making a Career Change, with Julie Sliga

    29/09/2021 Duración: 24min

    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 taking advantage of informational interviews and maintaining your current network. And if you still feel stuck, maybe it’s time to hire a career coach to help you through the process.  About Our Guest: Julie Sliga ( is a certified career counselor and the owner of Panoramic Counseling. She has helped hundreds of workers make big decisions and workplace transitions. Resources in This Episode: Is it time for you to get some help with a career transition? Find out more about how Julie can help you at ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(

  • Why You Need A Video Resume, with Rhona Pierce

    22/09/2021 Duración: 24min

    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 suggestions on how to develop your talking points, how long your video should be, what to focus on, and how to prepare. And the best part? You don’t need any special equipment to get started.  About Our Guest: Rhona Pierce ( is a personal branding coach and a former recruiter. Rhona helps overlooked professionals capture the attention of employers and secure interviews with ease.  Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready to start getting callbacks for interviews, learn more about how Rhona can help you at From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http:

  • How to Use LinkedIn To Attract Employers, with Jonathan Javier

    15/09/2021 Duración: 24min

    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 work for. Search for people who work for those companies and reach out to them. Jonathan offers an important reminder as well; rejection isn’t final. It’s an opportunity to move on to another potential partnership.  About Our Guest: Jonathan Javier ( is the CEO/Founder of Wonsulting, whose mission is to turn underdogs into winners. Resources in This Episode: If you need guidance on the journey to your dream job, find out how Jonathan can help you by visiting his website at (   From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(

  • Bringing Your Authentic Self To Work, with Meghan Prichard

    13/09/2021 Duración: 16min

    We often hear about the importance of authenticity in the workplace. But how can you show your authentic self at work if you haven’t shown it during the application and interview process? Do you want a job that forces you to be one person at work and another in your personal life? On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Meghan Prichard shares how she added her unique personality to her resume and the positive feedback she got from doing so. Meghan also explains how she used her personal interests and common bonds with others to develop her professional network. Learn more about Meghan’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories series. (

  • How to Write a Value-Based Resume, with Pamela Leone

    08/09/2021 Duración: 26min

    If your resume simply lists your skills and qualifications, it won’t grab the attention of a hiring manager. Your resume is your personal marketing document, says Find Your Dream Job guest Pamela Leone, and you need it to showcase exactly what you have to offer. Pamela says you need to highlight the skills you have related to the job opening. But you can’t stop there. Provide concrete examples of how you’ve had success in past positions using those skills. Figure out their greatest need, and share how you can solve that problem for them, using your own success stories.  About our Guest: Pamela Leone ( is the business engagement executive for South Coast Business. She also is a talent development specialist for her own consulting firm, Impact Coaching LLC. ( Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready to take your team to the next level of trust, energy, and success, find out how Pam can help by visiting her website at

  • The 10 Truths of Job Transition, with Peter Paskill

    01/09/2021 Duración: 25min

    Are you trying to transition to a new position or field? If so, you need to go into the process with a definite strategy in place in order to get a new, better, fantastic job, says Find Your Dream Job guest Peter Paskill. Peter says that starts with knowing your skills, desires, and talents, and using them to do a targeted job search. Having the right qualifications isn’t enough; you need to show a hiring manager how you can specifically solve their problem. Finally, Peter strongly recommends holding out for a job that puts a smile on your face. About Our Guest: Peter Paskill ( is an author, radio show host, and the founder of CareerMakers (  Resources in This Episode: If it’s time for you to make a career transition, find out how Peter can help you by going to ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume. ( TopResume (h

  • Why You Need Your Own Career Advisory Board, with Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill

    25/08/2021 Duración: 27min

    Networking is a great way to get input as you progress in your career, but networking alone can’t help you make specific decisions. The best way to get personalized advice, says Find Your Dream Job guest Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill, is by surrounding yourself with people who are invested in your life. These relationships can be formal or informal, and you can form them in your company and outside it. Nii Ato suggests being direct when asking someone to serve on your advisory board. And remember, no one goes it alone so ask for the help you need.  About Our Guest: Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill ( is a holistic career coach for professionals of color and allies.  Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, find out how Nii Ato can help you by visiting his website at ( From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume( TopResume (

  • Why Employee Experience Matters During Your Job Search, with Joni Roylance

    18/08/2021 Duración: 25min

    As job seekers, it’s natural to focus on the skillset and benefits of a position. But those aren’t typically the things that cause a person to stay at a company. Your day-to-day experience is what makes it a dream job, or one you can’t wait to escape. How do you find a job that offers a great employee experience? Find Your Dream Job guest Joni Roylance says you need to think about what hasn’t worked for you in past jobs. And since you spend the majority of your time at work, figure out what it will take for you to thrive before applying for a position.  About Our Guest: Joni Roylance ( is an advisor, speaker, and writer in adaptive leadership and the future of work. Resources in This Episode:  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 review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers

  • How to Leverage Your Unique Value to Get Your Next Job, with Kevin D. Turner

    11/08/2021 Duración: 26min

    Are you hopeful that having a large skill set will help you land your next job faster? That’s not necessarily the case. You’re better off focusing on the things that make you unique, says Find Your Dream Job guest Kevin D. Turner. With the sheer number of applicants for every job posted growing rapidly, you need to stand out if you want to be noticed. Kevin suggests doing a self-audit to figure out what makes you unique and building out your LinkedIn profile to highlight what you bring to the table.  About Our Guest: Kevin D. Turner (  is managing partner of TNT Brand Strategist ( Its services include resume and LinkedIn optimization, interview coaching, and career transition assistance.  Resources in This Episode: 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

  • 3 Things You Must Do to Work Well with Recruiters, with AJ Eckstein

    04/08/2021 Duración: 27min

    Working with a recruiter can be a great way to find your next position, but finding a recruiter or getting noticed by one isn’t easy. The trick, says Find Your Dream Job guest AJ Eckstein, is to network before you need a job. AJ says you need to focus on building organic relationships, especially with those in the field and geographical area you want to work. And don’t focus on work alone; get involved in your community through organizations and volunteer work. Build a portfolio of life experiences so that you have a story to share when you reach out to a recruiter. About Our Guest: AJ Eckstein ( is the founder of the Career Coaching Company ( which helps recent college graduates land dream jobs at leading companies. He also hosts The Final Round (, an interview podcast with company recruiters.  Resources in This Episode: Learn how to make it past the final round of interviews and act

  • Equity Through Education, with Joseph Hernandez

    02/08/2021 Duración: 17min

    We all know that networking is a crucial piece of the job seeker’s puzzle. However, networking alone won’t get you a great job. You have to be strategic in who you’re talking to and where you spend your time. On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Joseph Hernandez ( shares how strategic networking got him noticed by a recruiter and ultimately led to a job he loves. Joseph also explains how to share your personal values in a way that builds relationships with others, and how to find mentors to help you along the way. Learn more about Joseph’s career history below in this installment of our Success Stories ( series.

  • How to Make Networking Part of Your Daily Routine, with Lav Chintapalli

    28/07/2021 Duración: 23min

    Networking: a word that can strike fear even in the most outgoing of job seekers. But what if you fear it because you only do it when you’re under the stress of finding a job? Is there a better way to network? Find Your Dream Job guest Lav Chintapalli says yes. Daily networking, which Lav recommends, turns the dreaded “meet and greet” into real relationships with people you care about. Rather than looking at networking as something you do, Lav wants job seekers to see their network as a support system for themselves and others. She also offers the reminder that networking includes helping others and not just asking them to help us.  About Our Guest: Lav Chintapalli ( is the CEO of Pathway Power ( It’s a leadership coaching and consulting firm. Resources in This Episode: If you want to make a bigger impact as a leader, get more information on how Lav can help you by visiting her website at Pathway Power.( From our

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

    21/07/2021 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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://

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