July 21, 2021

Career Hacks to Land a Job You'll Love

#12: Career expert Kathryn Minshew joins Chris to discuss all things jobs: finding and landing one you'll love, making networking suck less, and how to build your personal brand online without needing to be a "social media influencer". 

Kathryn Minshew (@kmin) is the founder and CEO of The Muse and the co-author of the best selling book The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career.


Selected Links From The Episode

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Connect with Kathryn Minshew: LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | The Muse

Kathryn’s book: The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career

Find people’s emails when you are on their profile: Lusha

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Articles about interviewing from The Muse: Interview questions and answers | Interview Skills | Phone Interviews


Full Show Notes

Who is Kathryn Minshew? [00:15]

The biggest misconception with job searches. [01:35]

What should you do if you are unhappy with your job? [02:41]

Should your career revolve around your passion? [05:06]

How Kathryn found a career that is perfect for her. [08:18]

How can you know if you would be a good fit for a particular career? [12:34]

3 key tips to level up your networking skills. [13:46]

What is an informational interview and tips on how to do better at them. [16:42]

How to find email addresses of people you want to get connected with. [19:29]

How to leave networking conversations (and a power move hack). [25:27]

Here’s why to ask for things in PERSON. [28:30]

Building a personal brand (even without being a content creator). [30:30]

Should you censor your social media when applying for a job? (industry specific advice)  [35:42]

3 different ways to find job opportunities (and how to get introduced to people you are interested in). [39:40]

If you feel you are asking for too many favors on your job search, do this. [44:45]

What if you want to work somewhere that is NOT hiring. [46:50]

Companies are as eager for the right person as you are for the right job. (real life example) [52:04]

How to answer “what is your biggest weakness” and “why do you want to work here” in an interview. [53:59]

Should you negotiate a job offer? [56:23]

Things to negotiate beyond your compensation. [59:25]

A hack to help you plan for future promotions. [1:02:19]


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