Career Hacks to Land a Job You'll Love With Kathryn Minshew
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#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.

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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

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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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