I am happy to have Kathleen Brady, author of “Get a Job” back on the show. She was on episode 4 back in October 2013. She is the founder of Brady & Associates Career Planners, LLC and Career Services Director at Georgian Court University. Her advice has been nationally shared on news outlets such as CNN, CBS, NPR, FoxNews. Her book, advice and this conversation will get down to it with you finding the job you were called to do, and not what you “should” do.
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- Kathleen rewrote the first chapter of “Get a Job” (first version published in 2013) while keeping her pragmatic approach to worksheets and questions to answer after reflection
- As career pros, we have an aerial view to guide people in the right way of conducting a job search. The mindset is the common denominator. Job seekers who focus on the obstacles and find it difficult to achieve success. Our role as career pros is to help others focus on a positive mindset and dig deeper with a reflective approach
- The best way to put changes and improvements into your job search is to use “baby steps.” Trying to take large steps for most job seekers is overwhelming
- Although “values” have been talked about, they must be a prime motivator at the core of his or her job search
- “What do I value?” and “How do I want to show up?” is at the core of finding meaningful work more than the mechanics of the job search such as a resume or cover letter
- Kathleen also advises job seekers to be careful of what they post on social media. Even in the comments sections of threads such as Facebook discretion must used
- Job seekers often prioritize”should” goals, or the path of least resistance rather than what they are called to do or natural gifts
- Kathleen states that people are better off thinking about their job search goals holistically as it impacts their life goals
- There are multi-layered career paths now that did not exists years ago. Job seekers need to be realistic and disciplined about his or her choices
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