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

Jun 29, 2016

We talked in an earlier show about what you can do to prepare for and nail a job interview. But what happens next after you’ve impressed your interviewers?  The steps you take next can make the difference between getting a job offer or a terse rejection letter.

This week we’re talking about what you need to do after you leave the interview room.

Our guest this week is Deena Pierott, founder and CEO of Mosaic Blueprint. Deena provides recruitment and on-boarding services for employers, and she knows what companies are looking for in candidates. She discusses what you can do after your in-person interview to improve your chances of landing the job.

In this 33-minute episode you will learn:

  • Unusual ways that organizations determine whether you are a good fit for the office culture
  • Why you absolutely must send a handwritten thank you note after your interview
  • How many times you should follow-up after an interview
  • Why you need a champion and advocate within the organization
  • The fine line between being persistent and being a pest
  • How to get feedback when you didn’t get the job

This week’s guest:

Deena Pierott (@deenapierott | LinkedIn)
Recruiting, Onboarding, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant
Owner, Mosaic Blueprint
Portland, Ore.

Deena Pierott is the CEO of Mosaic Blueprint, a boutique firm that specializes in recruiting and on-boarding, multicultural communications, outplacement services and career counseling. She is also the founder of iUrban Teen and has been named a champion of change by the White House and included in Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list.

Listener question of the week: 

  • A prospective employer has asked for references from my last three jobs. The problem is, I haven’t told my current boss that I’m looking for other work. Should I tell my boss now--even though the new job isn’t 100% in the bag--or ask the prospective employer to not contact my current place of work?

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