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

Feb 20, 2017

"To apply, contact Human Resources."  These words are enough to induce a groan from many job seekers.

For many people "HR" is an impermeable, mysterious gatekeeper, standing between them and the job of their dreams.  But sometimes you simply can't avoid working through a human resources department--especially in larger, most formal companies. And, if you play your cards right and get HR on your side, you have a strong advocate within the organization.

In this bonus episode, Melissa Anzman, CEO of Launch Your Job, shares her contribution to Land Your Dream Job Anywhere. She takes a scientific approach to working with HR and her advice will help you move along in the hiring process.

Here are Melissa's three keys to success:

  1. A personal value proposition - Know what value you bring to the table and put your best marketing and showcasing efforts forward.
  2. Networking and outreach - The HR person needs to be interested enough in you to want to meet you in person.
  3. Understanding your audience - Your conversations with HR should be high-level in nature and save the nitty, gritty details for later. 

You can find more useful job search insight in our new book Land Your Dream Job Anywhere, now available on Amazon. To preview the first chapter for free, visit

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