Finding a job can take a lot of work. But what if you could get in front of a recruiter--someone who is paid to find great employees? Like a fairy godmother, couldn't a recruiter make your wish for a dream job come true? And by doing so, save you a lot of time and effort?
The truth is, recruiters can make a big difference in your job search, but they can't do it all.
In this 32-minute episode you will learn:
What recruiters do, who they work for, and how they get paid
How to find the right recruiter for you and your industry
How to start a relationship with a recruiter or recruiting firm
What you should (and shouldn’t) expect from a recruiter
This week’s guest:
Steve Potestio (@Potestio)Partner and CEO, Mathys+PotestioPortland, OR
Listener question of the week:
How can I keep up with new media jobs?
Do you have a question you’d like us to answer on a future episode? Please send your questions to Cecilia Bianco, Mac’s List Community Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources referenced on this week’s show:
Mashable.com - 20 Tools to Show Off Your Portfolio
The Deeply Graphic Design Podcast
Social Media Examiner
Canva Free Online Photo Editor
Hootsuite Social Media Management
Edgar Social Media Management
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Find Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond): The Complete Mac’s List Guide
If you have a job-hunting or career development resource resource you’d like to share, please contact Ben Forstag, Mac’s List Managing Director, at email@example.com.
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Opening and closing music for “Find Your Dream Job” provided by Freddy Trujillo, www.freddytrujillo.com.
FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW:
Welcome to Find Your Dream Job. We're the podcast that helps you get hired and have the career you want, and make a difference in life. I'm Mac Prichard, your host. I'm the publisher of Mac's List. On today's show, we're discussing how to work with an executive recruiter.
Looking for a job is hard work. You know that. We've all been there. Before you set on to your first application or you go to an interview, you need to confirm your career goals, and you have to update your online profiles. You need to network. You need to do lots and lots of networking.
Again, that's a lot of hard work. Not surprisingly, many of us, including me, have wondered, "Isn't there another way--an easier way--that lets you cut to the front of the application line?" What if you could get in front of a recruiter, somebody who is paid to find great employees? Like a fairy godmother, couldn't a recruiter make your wish for a dream job come true, and by doing so save you a lot of time and effort?
Recruiters can make a big difference in your job search, but they can't do it all. This week, we're talking to a recruiter, Steve Potestio. He's one of the best in the business. He works with digital firms and writers, graphic designers, and other creative workers all across the country. Steve is going to share with us what recruiters can do and what they can't do, and how you can make the most of that experience.
First, let's check in with the Mac's List team. Joining me as always in our downtown studio here in Portland, Oregon are Ben Forstag, our management director, and Cecilia Bianco, our community manager. Hello Ben and Cecilia.
Hi Mac, how are you?
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