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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Aug 23, 2017

Do you fantasize about reinventing your career? On this episode of Find Your Dream Job, we find out what it takes to completely change your career path, and why so many people want to give up on corporate life and open a bed and breakfast. Guest expert Kathy Caprino shares a roadmap for finding the right direction for your career.

Kathy takes a holistic approach to career change, encouraging people to understand themselves and their motivations, and to be patient. She shared 5 steps to a successful career change:

  1. Step back. Refocus on yourself, look at who you’ve been over the course of your life.
  2. Let go of thinking patterns and behaviors that keep you stuck. These cause you to self-sabotage.
  3. Say yes to your compelling vision. If there’s something you’ve always dreamed of doing, decide to take it seriously.
  4. Try it on. Try out your dream, talk to people who have done it, and get past the fantasy.
  5. Create it smart. This process takes time. Don’t rush. Have a plan, then hold yourself accountable.

Our Guest for This Episode: Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino is a career and personal success coach, writer, speaker and leadership developer dedicated to the advancement of women worldwide.

She is the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the founder of Ellia Communications, Inc. and the Amazing Career Project.  Kathy is also a contributor to Forbes, Huffington Post and LinkedIn.

Ben’s Job Search Resource: Career Interest Survey

Everyone has a different way to describe themselves and what they like to do. The  Career Cluster Interest Survey, created by Minnesota State University, lets you rate activities you enjoy, your personal qualities, and school subjects you like. Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests.

You’ll answer 152 different yes/no questions about specific interests, activities, personal qualities, and education. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete because all you’re doing is checking off boxes for traits that relate to you. This process can help you get clear on the right career - or type of job - that works best for you.

Find Your Dream Job Listener Question: Job Hunting in a New City

This week’s listener question is a relatable one for folks looking to relocate. Becky and the team address this question from Seth Richardson, of New York City:

“Hi, this is Seth from New York City. I am in the process of relocating to Portland. Can you give me some advice on how to get my resume noticed from across the country when I can’t always be there in person to make the face-to-face connection?”

These segments are sponsored by Mac’s new book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere. The book offers practical, actionable, and proven tools to help you get clear about your career goals, find hidden jobs, and ace your next interview. Get the first chapter of this useful resource free.

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Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,