Job Tips - Category: Job Success

Get your success on! Once you get that great job, you want to excel. Advice for professionals looking to succeed at work, communication strategies and more.

Careers and Coffee #10: Combining Your Skills and Personality to Find a Job

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In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss how to use your skills, personality tendencies, and passions to find a job that is going to suit you.  We published a worksheet during Career Week back in March which you can find here. Liz shows the Future Ready Iowa Career Assessment which is a great resource for job seekers. The book Dan mentions at the beginning is No More Dreaded Mondays by Dan Miller. Check out this TEDx talk by Adam Leipzig, How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes on YouTube.

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Careers and Coffee #7: Job search tips for recent grads

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In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss communication with hiring managers, and some things to think about when first applying out of high school or college. LinkedIn Tips for recent grads Finding your first job post-college       Full Transcript: Dan Holterhaus 0:00 All right. Good morning, Liz. We're back. Careers and coffee episode number seven. Liz Kennedy 0:04 Good morning, Dan. How's it going? Dan Holterhaus 0:06 Good. I'm on my third cup of coffee, I think this morning. So Liz Kennedy 0:12 you're rearing to go then? Dan Holterhaus 0:13 Yeah. Yeah.

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Careers and Coffee #6: Dealing with overwhelm in your job search

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In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss strategies for dealing with overwhelm while job searching.  What about transitioning between jobs?  Tune in for helpful hints to overcome these stressors and move forward with your life. Listen Full Transcript Dan Holterhaus 0:02 Okay, good morning, Liz. How are you? Happy Friday. Liz Kennedy 0:05 Happy Friday. Dan Holterhaus 0:06 Cheerio. We Liz Kennedy 0:07 both have our coffee here. Dan Holterhaus 0:12 Before we start, yeah. Well, let's hop right into it. We were just discussing this before we started this recording.

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I lack some of the job skills in a listing, should I apply?

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It's all too common to see a job posting that you are interested in, but think twice about applying because you feel that you lack the skills the company is looking for.  A company may have a list of requirements, and for very specific jobs, they may require a certain skill set or education.  As you look through a job posting, requirements, qualifications, nice-to-haves, bonus are all terms you may see in a listing.  So what do you do if you see a job you are interested in, yet lack the qualifications? Let's talk about transferrable job skills.

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