Dream Job Blog
Our insights, advice and best practices on job search strategies, professional development and growth mindset.
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
Christina ran her own video and film production company for nearly two decades. She had a lot of great projects under her belt including documentaries and campaigns for prestigious universities and Fortune 500 companies. But she was missing something — a team. She wanted to join a group of creatives to collaborate on ideas and projects.
Working from home has afforded many of us more time. We’re spending less time beautifying, commuting and meeting. This makes it a great time to reflect on — and perhaps reset — your career.
Rodolpho had built an extensive career in marketing at a leading global energy management company where he helped lead a digital transformation initiative. After nine years, he felt like it was time for a new challenge. Rodolpho wanted to join a high growth tech company where he could leverage his experience and expertise to make a big impact.
While some of you have probably wished to work remotely at one point or another, I’m sure this is not exactly how you imagined it. As we’re adjusting to the new normal, one thing has become abundantly clear — connection is paramount.
Stephanie joined our program after losing her job. She had a challenging experience from the start. Only a month into the job, her role changed and didn’t leverage her expertise. Stephanie was underutilized and unfulfilled. To make matters worse, the corporate culture was not collaborative. It didn’t take long to realize she had made a mistake.
This is truly an extraordinary time — and one I never thought would happen. Yet here we are. While I’m often the voice of positivity, it’s been a challenge to not be affected by the wave of fear and panic. Of course some fear is good — we’re wired to fear in order to survive. But there is a pretty thick line between fear that helps and fear that hurts. The way I think about it, is if I start to worry about things I can’t control — I know it’s affecting well-being and it’s time to pivot.
This is a truly unique time and an adjustment for all of us. It certainly makes me grateful for a lot of things I take for granted. When it comes to work, I’m especially grateful for the tech that keeps me connected to our clients. My phone, email, video conferencing apps and wifi — all make it possible to communicate, collaborate and prep.
Malcolm’s fast track to a dream job Senior Program Manager JULIE CHASE | MARCH 9, 2020 Over a year ago, Malcolm joined our program to find a job where he could grow his career. He built a robust career in and around Microsoft — leading the development of products and...
Did you make resolutions or set goals for 2020? Was one of them to get a new job? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, more than 30% of employees plan to change jobs this year.
Do you remember when you first started your job? You were probably excited and a bit nervous — wondering if you could even do the job. It probably feels like a lifetime ago. And you’ve not only learned how to do the job, but also mastered it.
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