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Fashionably Late

Jul 28, 2020

On today’s episode, Amy is joined by Mike Mittleman, a career coach specializing in helping his clients get jobs making $150,000 or more per year with his “Customized Strategic Plan.” Mike began his career out of college working for a money management firm and transitioned to Wall Street shortly after where he spent the majority of his career. Eventually, he left Wall Street and worked in the solar industry for about 6 years before making the change to his current role as a career coach.

Mike uses the depth of his knowledge and skills to help coach people who are looking to up-level their careers or to re-enter the job market after being away for some time. In our conversation, he details the importance of networking over job boards and how to make the most of your connections. He also shares a script and step-by-step process for reaching out to people for their assistance in finding a position. There is a ton of helpful advice in this episode, so you won’t want to miss this one.

Topics in this episode:

  • The change from a position in finance to a corporate position
  • Turning a hobby into a career
  • The effects on one’s life of being without a job
  • Answering the question: “What is it that satisfies me as a person?”
  • People are happier when the work they do aligns more with their values
  • Why networking is much more important than simply applying to jobs on job boards
  • The layers of connections within a network and how to make the most of those connections
  • Layers of Networking Connections:
    • People that know you and the quality of your work and skills very well
    • People you connect with on LinkedIn
    • People with commonalities
    • Second connections (referrals)
  • How to respectfully ask for a referral
  • Making the most of networking events
  • Relationship first. Job later.





This episode was produced by Ciara Kaiser.