If you are feeling stuck and want to make more of an impact in your career, you are going to love this episode. I am so excited for you all to hear my chat with author and recruiter Shannon Houde today.
Shannon is the author of the new book Good Work: How to Build a Career that Makes a Difference in the World. In this episode you are going to hear the biggest mistake career changers make (and I agree 100% with this mistake made all the time, do not do this) You are going to learn how to stand out from your competition and the #1 social media platform she recommends that you are on and if you aren’t on this platform you need to right now!
You are going to leave this episode so inspired. So let’s dive right in and get motivated to make a difference in the world.
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How To Build a Career That Makes a Difference in the World
The biggest mistake career changers make is starting to use job boards. Instead, Shannon recommends creating a marketing strategy that involves identifying your values, your audience and the issues that you are passionate about.
Author and Career & Executive Coach
BOOK: Good Work: How to Build a Career that Makes a Difference in the World
What do you want to make a difference in?
What companies and brands are you excited to work for? You have to do your market research.
Recruiters are getting 200-300 applications per role right now. You have to stand out by building a personal brand around your niche and targeting. The more narrow and focused the better.
Blogging and thought leadership is a great way to stand out right now. Volunteering as well.
Make sure you have a LinkedIn profile! That’s extremely important right now.
3 out of 4 millennials would take a pay cut to work for a more sustainable company. Should you take a pay cut? We talk about this more in the episode!
Everything is possible if you want it bad enough.
Be focused yet flexible!
Thank you Shannon for sharing your tips with us today!
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