50. Expert Interview: Job Hunting - Start with a Dream
Kathleen Brady is a certified career/life management coach, author and motivational speaker. With 25 years of experience helping people identify their personal and professional goals she helps clients embrace their dreams. Kathleen is Director and Instructor of Career Development at Georgian Court University and head of Brady & Associates Career Planners, LLC.
Getting a job - Never do what you "Should"
When people start looking for a job, “They ‘should’ all over themselves,” explains Kathleen Brady. They go to what “makes sense. ‘My dad is an accountant so I should be an accountant.’ I always try to get them to put that ‘should’ aside and start by asking, ‘What’s my dream?'”
Why Is This Important?
The emotional side of the brain is key before bringing in the analytical. Don’t worry about whether it’s practical, impractical or even silly. From the silly dream you can brainstorm, where might there be some opportunities. Then you can start doing the research and bringing in the analytic side.
What Is the Key Lesson Learned Here?
Beginning with a clear idea of your earliest or persistent dream, probably from childhood, ask yourself these four key questions: 1) What do you want? 2) Why do you want it? 3) What do you have to do to get it? 4) Are you prepared to do those things?
On Her Bookshelf
Get a Job: 10 Steps for Career Success, by Kathleen Brady
Top Tools on Her Browser
Indeed.com, a free job board
Connecting With Kathleen Brady
Any Affiliate program?
Copy of GET A JOB! 10 Steps to Career Success, by Kathleen Brady. Send a message via Kathleen’s website, mentioning this podcast.
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