You’re searching for jobs, but you’re not stressed.
You know exactly what you want from a career. You’ve built strong, solid connections.
You’ve spent long stretches of time thinking about your values and traits. You know which companies you’re excited to work for, and which ones make you say “ughh, never.”
You’re confident in your skills and your ability to communicate those skills in an interview. You know whom to network with and what questions to ask.
Thanks to your laser-focus and self-assuredness, your job hunt takes only a few weeks. You land an awesome offer and you’re excited about the possibilities of where your career might lead.
Sound like a pipe dream?
If your brain is saying, “In what world does this actually happen?!”, today’s episode is for you.
The story outlined above is the reality that our guest, Ashley Stahl, created for herself. She graduated with a master’s degree and the intent to launch a counterterrorism career, but her job search landed her an administrative position where she ordered cupcakes for office parties instead.
Determined to break into counterterrorism, she moved to Washington, D.C. After six weeks of intense networking, she accepted an offer to work at the Pentagon.
But it turns out that wasn’t her calling.
Ashley’s friends kept asking her for career and job search advice, and she realized that’s where she excelled. She traded her successful corporate career for life as a career advisor and hasn’t turned back since.
Her book, You Turn, is a collection of career expertise that she’s cultivated over many years, after working with hundreds of thousands of clients.
In this episode, we discuss 10 core skill sets that can help you chart a career path that aligns with your traits, sabotaging job-hunting myths that many of us fall for (and why we shouldn’t), how to grow a high-quality network, and ways to gain clarity on your values.
If you enjoyed our interview with Gorick Ng a few weeks ago, you’ll want to tune into this one.
You’ll enjoy this episode if…
- You’re stuck in an unfulfilling job and want to figure out how to find a meaningful career that connects with your skills and personality.
- You’re thinking of making a big mid-life career change and aren’t sure how to move forward.
- You aren’t sure what your natural skills are, or how to use the skills you have to propel you into a new career.
- You want to get clarity on your values in order to find a company that shares them.
- You Turn | Podcast
- You Turn, by Ashley Stahl | Book
- @ashleystahl | Instagram
- Live Event with Paula & Jonathan
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