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

Apr 27, 2016

Every time you switch jobs, you have the opportunity to redefine your career—to pursue new challenges and find new meaning in your work life.

Most workers have ample opportunity to change career paths; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the typical American will have 10 different jobs before the age of 40.  Yet many of us struggle to make the big choice of changing professional direction.

Knowing what you want to do in life often means conquering your fears. You may have to shed old ideas. Or find the strength to let go of a safe job. Put simply… it takes courage.

This week on Find Your Dream Job, we’re talking about how you can plan your career instead of letting just happen to you. Mac talks with Katie Kelley, an executive coach, motivational speaker, and author of the new book, Career Courage.  Katie shares her tips on how to discover your passion, step out of your comfort zone and create the career success you want.

In this 33-minute episode you will learn:

  • How the FOG (Feedback – Opportunities – Gut Instinct) model helps you make career decisions
  • What you should stop, start and continue doing in your career
  • How to evaluate other careers that interest you
  • What the “career success circle” looks like and how it can point to your next steps
  • How to reflect on career plateaus and move forward from them
  • Why permission to be different is the key to having career courage

This week’s guest:

Katie Kelley (@katie_c_kelley | LinkedIn)
Professional Mentor
Author of Career Courage
Portland, Ore.

Listener question of the week: 

  • When it comes to creating (or updating) my resume do I really need to include my home address?

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