Dream Job Blog

Our insights, advice and best practices on job search strategies, professional development and growth mindset.

Happy New Year!  While I logically understood that nothing would fundamentally change on January 1, I felt a collective sigh of relief once we entered the new year. And even though this year has started with great turmoil, I’m optimistic that the tide is changing—and will bring some much needed peace and health to our […]

There are so many strong opinions and perspectives on resumes. It’s impossible to sort through all the information and reconcile contradictory advice. The good news is that I’ve written hundreds of resumes that have helped job seekers tell their story, make a great impression and get the interviews they want.

After taking a personal sabbatical, Brinton started his job search. He networked and applied online, but wasn’t getting much traction. Just like with his work, Brinton believed the harder he worked, the better results he’d net. But that wasn’t the case. So he joined our program.

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.

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.

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.