Dream Job Blog
Our insights, advice and best practices on job search strategies, professional development and growth mindset.
It’s taken us a while to get used to working from home this year, but we’ve acclimated and are doing really well. I continue to see headlines about high productivity and tech companies that are open to more remote workers in a post-COVID world. Of course a fully remote workforce has many challenges including how to set new hires up for success in their new jobs.
Lisa spent over 15 years leading business development and operations for a global images and rights representation business. She led large-scale initiatives and teams that helped grow topline revenue and brand awareness. Lisa decided to pursue a new opportunity when the company moved headquarters to another state.
Congratulations — you got the offer, which is an accomplishment in itself! Now it’s time to lay the foundation for phenomenal success in your new job.
Ted built an impressive career at a Fortune 100 tech company. He started in professional services, moved to a new ventures group and then landed in product — where he concepted and led the design and development of an innovative AI product. While Ted loved his work, he was ready for a new challenge.
I rarely hear someone say, “I love to negotiate” or “I excel at negotiating.” Even with experienced leaders including ones who negotiate deals at work, admit they could do better when it comes to their job offer. Whether it’s just a relief to receive the offer or concern that they may offend their future employer, many people leave a good chunk of money on the table.
Lynsay built a successful career as a marketing leader — creating innovative strategies and programs that helped companies grow. While she excelled in her work, Lynsay reached a point where she no longer felt fulfilled. Over time, she found herself on the operations side and not where she truly thrived — on the strategy side.
Last month I wrote about how to excel at interview screens in Acing your interview part 1. Hopefully, you applied some of the best practices, passed your screens with flying colors and have been invited to do an interview loop. Since most interviews are now via video calls, I recommend that you read our blog on Acing your video interview. In this article, I’ll share how to set yourself up for success with the interview loop.
You made it to the interview — congratulations! If you’re like most, it took some effort to get here, so it truly is an achievement. So now what?
Close your eyes and picture your favorite car. Focus on that car and whatever you do, do not think about a pink elephant. Don’t think of a pink elephant painted on the car or standing on top of it or walking by it. What did you see? I’m guessing you saw a pink elephant (and maybe a car too ; )
Ben built an extensive career in sales, account management and customer service at a SaaS tech company. He led high performing teams that consistently exceeded goals. He loved his experience there, but was ready for a new challenge.
Finding a new job is pretty challenging. Making a career change is twice as hard. But sticking to one type of role for an entire career is impossible for most of us. In order to continuously learn and grow, we must stretch ourselves by trying new positions, levels, companies, regions and industries.
“Musicians don’t retire. They stop when there’s no more music left inside of them.”
— Robert De Niro in The Intern
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