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Dream JobCommencement speeches are going viral as usual. This is a very good one we wanted to share with you. It’s from one of the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Two things we wanted to point out:

1) Take a risk in the right direction: He talks about taking risks to pursue a dream, which we all know is required. We’ve heard it before. But he adds to this by talking about taking risk in the right direction. He was offered a job in Boston that he felt unqualified for (a risk). His other choice was to move to NY to pursue acting (another risk, but one that would move him further along towards his dream of being an actor in some ways.) Ask yourself-which risk is the right one? Which one will move me further towards my dream but not hang me out to dry and be too big of a risk? At the time he could figure out a way to live in NYC for a bit, he was young and single.

2) A simple thing to remember – don’t do what makes you happy, do what makes you great: I think along the way to pursuing a dream, including our dream job, there are things we’ll have to do to make it happen that don’t make us happy. But we have to do them in order to move forward. It’s the blood, sweat and tears part of achieving your goal that is almost always required – but worth it in the end.

Hallie Crawford
Job Search Coach

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Check out my latest YouTube video where I give career advice about a tough situation. What to do when you thought you’d landed your dream job and it turns out not to be the dream you thought it was? Here is how to manage the situation effectively and get back into an unexpected career transition.

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Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest YouTube video as I share part 2 of my career coaching series, how you know if you’re in your dream job. In this video I show 3 ways you can know if you are in the right job fit.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

P.S. Be sure to check out our LinkedIn Consulting Program where you can learn how to effectively leverage your LinkedIn account for your job search and ongoing professional development.

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Check out my latest video as I share three final ways you will know if you are in your dream job. This is part of my series on how to know if you’re in the right fit.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest video as I share why starting with fulfillment in your search for your dream job is a critical first step.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest YouTube video as I explain why Pivot Planet can be helpful in your effort to learn more about possible career paths when you are working towards defining your dream job. Informational interviews can be conducted for free using your network as well, but many people do not have the contacts necessary for the industries they are looking into. Pivot Planet can provide those contacts…

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

www.halliecrawford.com – Hallie Crawford, Certified Career Coach, shares how to use the career website, MyPlan.com to your advantage. Whether you are a recent high school grad or a mid-career professional, regardless of your age or experience, this website can help you brainstorm career ideas and learn more about possible industries for you. It could help you find your dream job…

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Career AdviceI was very honored to be featured in the most recent issue (Feb 2014) of Atlanta Magazine in the cool jobs section. Here is some quick advice for some of the common questions people are asking these days excerpted from this article:

Do I need to use social media for my search? And if so – how much? At my age the last thing I want to be doing is posting selfie’s on Instagram and photos of my lunch. Social media can help your search enormously these days so yes – you need to use it. But it doesn’t have to be the way your teenage daughter uses it for example. Start with LinkedIn, which keeps it completely professional. Update and finish your profile, make sure it is 100% complete including a professional looking photo! And start with that. You don’t have to venture into any other mediums until or if you decide to. It’s better to have a complete and engaging profile in one arena, than halfway done profiles in several. That’s ineffective. Remember that employers and recruiters are actively searching for candidates on LinkedIn every day. You can also look at profiles of people in your industry to see what you might need to be competitive – and you can review profiles of those in the jobs you want to have, to determine where you may need to beef up your skills or experience base. Also remember, employers are going to Google you whether you like it or not, so know what comes up in a Google search using your name.

When do I bring up salary? It’s simple, hold the question or discussion until the end when the employer is about to make an offer, or already has or to quote Barrett Brooks (author of career blog Living for Monday) from this article which I think is a perfect way to put it, until you “sense some sort of commitment from the employer.”

Do I really need to take a coding class in order to land the job I want in the high tech world? Before you make the leap into any class or invest in education, make sure first – that’s the job you really want. Is it your dream job, is it the right fit, is it the next best step towards your long term career goal? Make sure the answer is yes. If there’s hesitation, vet that out before you make the investment. Second, ensure that the class will tangibly impact your search or career progression. Ask recruiters whether it’s worth your time. Talk to friends in the industry to find out if it’s a must have or not. Vet it out before diving in.

Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Career Coach

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