Ben Forstag is a Managing Director of Mac’s List. Leading the organization’s business operations, he has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. He also co-hosts the Find Your Dream Job Podcast.
Recent episodes featuring Ben Forstag
How Parents Can Help (or Hurt) a New Grad’s Job Search, with Margaret Roberts
If you are the parent of a college student, you want to do everything in your power to help your son or daughter find a great job after graduation. However, the things we think are helpful could actually have a negative impact. Encouraging your child to visit their career services center and attend events such as career fairs are specific ways to help, says Find Your Dream Job guest Margaret Roberts. Margaret also says that parents need to take a step back and allow their child to follow their own interests, rather than burdening them with the expectation that they will follow a certain path. About Our Guest: Margaret Roberts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretroberts/) supports individuals in achieving success throughout their career life cycle. She leads the Career Management Center at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific (https://www.pacific.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/eberhardt-school-of-business/centers-and-institutes/career-management-center.html). She is also a freelance executive resume writer and is pursuing her EdD in Educational Leadership. Resources in This Episode: You can avoid the resume pitfalls we consistently see job seekers make with my resource: Don't Make These 8 Killer Resume Mistakes (https://resumemistakes.macslist.org/). In this guide, I’ll show you how to avoid the most common errors and get employers to take a second look at your resume.
Deciding to Leave Your Dream Job Behind, with Ben Oh
You pursued your dream job, got hired, and you’ve been there a few years. But, what if you feel the pull to pursue a new career direction? On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Ben Oh and I talk about deciding to leave a dream job behind. Ben shares how trusting his instincts and fighting unrealistic expectations led him to a job he loves. Ben also breaks down how he stayed confident that making a career change was the right decision.
Why You Need to Fail in Your Career, with Dan Cumberland
Are you afraid of failure in your career or workplace? Failure certainly gets a bad rap in today’s job market. The truth is taking risks and facing failure head on allows you to be your best self at work. Find Your Dream Job guest Dan Cumberland says that fear of failure can cause you to hold back and not share your best ideas with your employer, but taking risks can help you to advance in your career and reach your goals. Dan also shares how to talk to hiring managers about your past failures and why you must fail in order to succeed. About Our Guest: Dan Cumberland (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancumberland/) is the host of The Meaning Movement podcast (http://themeaningmovement.com/), where he curates advice on finding your passion, calling, and life's work. Dan is on a mission to support people in finding and doing their best work in any way that he can. Resources in This Episode: If you need help figuring out the next steps in your life and career, get Dan’s free mini-course, “Five Clues to Your Calling,” by visiting https://thecallingcourse.com/  To hear more from Dan and his fascinating guests, be sure to listen to his podcast, http://themeaningmovement.com. Would you like to listen to more podcasts like this one? If so, I have good news for you: there are dozens of great career podcasts out there. But, they can be hard to find if you don’t already know about them. That’s why I created a guide to the “Top Career Podcasts.” Download your free copy today by visiting http://www.topcareerpodcasts.com
How to Explain Why You’re Looking for Another Job, with Susan Peppercorn
What do you say when a hiring manager asks you why you’re looking for a new job? If this question makes you feel defensive, Find Your Dream Job guest Susan Peppercorn says you need to find a way to put a positive spin on your answer, even if the truth is that you were fired or laid off. Hiring managers understand difficult situations, so don’t be afraid to be honest, while not spewing negativity toward a former employer. Susan advises focusing on what you bring to the table and why you’re interested in working with that company. About Our Guest: Susan Peppercorn(https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanpeppercorn/) is a coach, writer, and speaker. She’s passionate about helping people move from surviving to thriving in their careers. Susan is the author of the bestselling “Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career.“ (https://amzn.to/2Z49VJ7). Resources in This Episode: Wondering if you’re in the right job? Get your free Career Fit Self-Assessment at https://positiveworkplacepartners.com/ If you’re struggling with how to craft a compelling cover letter, we’ve got a free guide that can help. Download Simple Rules for a Winning Cover Letter here: https://coverletter.macslist.org/
Hiring Myths We Need to Stop Believing, with Dawn Graham
How do you know if your perception of the hiring process matches reality? There are many prevalent misconceptions and common hiring myths out there about the modern hiring process that are completely false. Find Your Dream Job guest expert Dawn Graham says that once you understand how the hiring process really works, your job search will become easier and more rewarding. Dawn also shares strategies for overcoming these myths and finding ways to be more competitive in today’s job market. About Our Guest: Dr. Dawn Graham (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdawngraham/) is a career switch coach, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn instructor, and host of the popular call-in show Career Talk on SiriusXM Radio. Her latest book, "Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success" (https://amzn.to/35sos3x), combines her experience as a career coach, licensed psychologist, and former corporate recruiter to give career switchers the strategies to break through obstacles and land the job they want. Resources in This Episode: For more information on Dawn’s services or to grab her book, visit her website at https://www.drdawnoncareers.com/. Your presence online is critical in order for employers to find you. Learn how to use your social media to make a favorable impression by enrolling in our free online course, How to Wow and Woo Employers Online (https://macslist.teachable.com/p/impress-employers-online/?src=podcast).
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