I have an MBA but no JOB

I have an MBA but no JOB

  1. I have multiple degrees, but little actual experience.
  2. I’m currently at a job that has no challenges, nowhere to go grow, and where I’m not treated well due to the hierarchy.
  3. I still know there's lots more for me as far as work and making a difference in this world – how do I know what that is?
  4. I make about 80k a yr but I feel lost. I’ve lost my passion and on top of that I'm ADD.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs [Tweet This]

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Episode – 01-13-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan Miller tackles a very common issue in the US – people who are highly educated and have trouble finding a job. He also talks to people on the flip side who have that well-paying job, but find themselves wanting. This week’s theme is how to start the new year with hope for your career regardless of your starting point. Listen as Dan walks us through a number of success stories and questions from people needing help in their journey to finding the work they love.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:14 – Preview of Today’s Show on I have an MBA but no JOB
    • I have multiple degrees, but little actual experience
    • I’m currently at a job that has no challenges, nowhere to go grow, and where I’m not treated well due to the hierarchy
    • I still know there's lots more for me as far as work and making a difference in this world – how do I know what that is?
    • I make about $80K a year but I feel lost. I’ve lost my passion and on top of that I'm ADD
    • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  • 02:22 – Go to com/48Days and get a free audio of 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
  • 03:00 – A success story from Keith
    • 03:01 – A simple thanks to 48 Days
  • 03:52 – Lucas also shares his success story
    • 03:56 – Lucas is an HVAC Subcontractor
    • 04:02 – He gets to keep old equipment for free or sometimes at $15-25
    • 04:16 – He sells them for $250 each, sells for parts, or take what’s left to recycling and still gets paid
    • 04:58 – Dan shares about their HVAC unit in the sanctuary
  • 06:06 – A message from Tom who has a seasonal job that has just ended
    • 06:33 – Tom found a part in the 48 Days book about losing a job
    • 06:52 – His immediate goal now is to fill his life with positivity
    • 07:07 – Tom says “thanks” for adding value to his life
  • 07:51 – Dan tells about the dinner they had last night for Coaching with Excellence
    • 08:10 – Dan met Graham who came to Coaching with Excellence in 2014
    • 08:28 – Graham Honeycutt said he wrote a blog a couple of months ago that became his most viewed blog
    • 08:36 – The title was “My Failure in Building an Email List”
    • 08:56 – “In my failure in building my email list, I succeeded in building a relationship list”
    • 09:08 – “I’ve stopped focusing on building an email list”
    • 09:30 – Graham changed his strategy
    • 09:42 – He sent notes or called the people he had relationship with to get in touch
    • 10:38 – The response was very positive: acquired 8 speaking engagements, coaching, and picked up other clients
    • 11:12 – Checkout his website at grahamhoneycutt.com
  • 13:25 – FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 14:34 – A question from Adam, “How would you look for a job in a different state or country from the one you live in?”
    • 14:47 – Adam works in South Korea but wants to find a job and move back to the US with his wife
    • 15:07 – Dan, in 48 Days, doesn’t look for in-person interviews
    • 15:28 – Make multiple contacts
    • 15:36 – Most interviews can be done via online video calls
  • 16:07 – Jean says, I have multiple degrees, but little actual experience
    • 16:27 – She hasn’t had a job since 2013, but is helping her fiance with his business
    • 16:40 – Her fiance wants Jean to get a job to contribute to the bills
    • 16:51 – “I just don’t know what to do”
    • 17:03 – Jean has a MBA and a MHA
    • 17:30 – Dan advises Jean to read the 48 Days book thoroughly
    • 17:58 – Dan does NOT encourage Jean to start with the Coaching with Excellence event on Mother’s Day weekend
    • 18:52 – Dan doesn’t want Jean to borrow money to attend an event that might not be a fit her
    • 19:31 – Look for a traditional job
  • 19:52 – Elizabeth says, I’m currently at a job that has no challenges, nowhere to go grow, and where I’m not treated well due to the hierarchy
    • 20:13 – Elizabeth graduated with two degrees – International Politics and Foreign Language (German and Russian)
    • 20:19 – She’s actively applying for other jobs
    • 20:36 – “It seems that no one wants to hire me”
    • 21:06 – Your resume is 2/10
    • 21:43 – In your name, if you have an M.D. – it’s confusing
    • 22:13 – Start with an objective
    • 23:00 – Remove “General Studies” from your educational background
    • 23:58 – HIghlight your special skills
    • 24:31 – The problem is that your skills may apply to 99% of people in the planet – put something that stands out from the rest
    • 25:05 – Get rid of the generic stuff and be specific
    • 25:19 – CPR and Yoga certifications do not relate unless you apply to these companies
    • 25:57 – Frame yourself as a viable candidate
  • 26:43 – Archie says, I still know there's lots more for me as far as work and making a difference in this world – how do I know what that is?
    • 27:18 – “Your job should not be the only source of meaning and purpose in your life”
    • 28:02 – Issues like this are dealt in depth at The new 48 Days Eagles membership site – which is now live
    • 28:35 – 4 Areas in the 48 Days Eagles site: beginning career seeker, career advancement candidate, the hopeful entrepreneur, and growing business owner
    • 30:27 – Dan shares a similar story
    • 30:58 – Establish boundaries for what you can do
  • 32:14 – Eric says, I make about $80K a year but I feel lost. I’ve lost my passion and on top of that I'm ADD
    • 33:46 – You are not the same person as you were 20 years ago
    • 34:01 – What would you do if you weren’t in this?
    • 34:13 – Dan mentions Steven Mason who brainstormed with his wife
    • 34:44 – He’s a musician who decided to be a barber
    • 35:04 – Steven got a license and opened up his barber shop
    • 35:47 – “None of us are trapped in what we’re doing”
    • 36:19 – Start with what you love and follow your curiosity
  • 36:57 – Kelly recommends a book, A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life
  • 37:29 – You can get the book at audible
  • 38:02 – Elliot asks if he can get in contact with a person with books in the public domain
  • 39:37 – Hannah is a writer who writes books for children
    • 39:58 – She is asking for help in marketing
    • 40:00 – Hannah found Dan on Michael Hyatt’s site
    • 40:30 – Good and bad news
    • 40:51 – Children's books don’t make money
  • 42:01 – Dan is tired of talking to people who had been sold something not appropriate for them
  • 43:29 – Dan launches Innovate again, in May
  • 44:10 – Dan stopped doing the event because people who are attracted to it are at level 0
  • 44:27 – “We want to encourage people but we want to be a realistic fit”
  • 46:03 – Dan does NOT want to be a source of false hope for people
  • 47:01 – The new 48 Days Eagles membership site – now live!
  • 47:31 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Build your relationships list and recognize its value – you will be surprised by what it can bring you.
  2. How you present yourself and your unique abilities in your resume can make all the difference when it comes to landing that job.
  3. Your job should NOT be the only source of meaning and purpose in your life.

 

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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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  • Archie

    Man, Dan, your closing statement to me made me feel so good about my job, and everything about my life in general. Trusting your counsel 100%, apparently I’m doing some things the way I should (while of course continuing to fine tune things as I go), I’ll just keep concentrating on what I’m doing, smiling a lot, encouraging, seeking, and helping others as best as I can. 🙂 Thank you Dan.

  • Vicki_L_Hale

    Elizabeth’s Yoga certification and language skills are fairly unique. She needs to focus on applying for jobs where she can use both, because that specific combination reduces her competition extremely. There won’t be very many companies that need an exact combination of Yoga and German or Russian, but maybe she should consider working for a resort company? There are lots of yoga destination vacation packages out there. I see them advertised in Yoga Journal all the time. Maybe she needs to research companies that market/deliver yoga vacation packages to Germans, and apply to work for one of those companies. If Elizabeth is American, it might be advantageous for her to research opportunities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as resort areas in North America. She needs to start by making a very targeted list of companies, as you outline in your book. 🙂