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

Mar 21, 2018

Most professionals avoid rookie blunders in a job interview. We do the research, practice answering questions, and shake hands and make eye contact in the meeting. But hiring managers say even the savviest of professionals make some errors again and again. And many of these errors are based in a lack of communication and self-knowledge. Our guest this week, Thea Kelley, says you need to know what makes you stand out, and sell yourself to the employer in the interview.

About Our Guest: Thea Kelley

Thea Kelley is a job search and interview coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area who serves job seekers nationwide. She’s also the author of the Amazon best-seller Get That Job!: The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview.

Resources in this Episode:

  • New tool: Try The Big Five personality test. It’s scientifically-based! Learn more in Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t. from FiveThirtyEight:
  • Listener question: Jay Townsend of Portland, OR asks whether it’s a good idea to ask for an internal recommendation from a hiring manager who turned you down for a previous job.