Author Archives: Scot

Landing your Dream Job Will Not Make You Happy

(http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/pdbratcher/4697075873/) jump! (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/pdbratcher/4697075873/) by ZalUk (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/pdbratcher/) Landing your dream job is the ultimate goal for many job seekers and they jump for joy when they get it. They think, for some reason, that the dream job itself is the end point rather than a part of the journey. As…

Dream Job-What to find out at your first meeting with your manager

(http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/if_winter_ends/4623510796/) 265/365: Ball Pit Conference Room (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/if_winter_ends/4623510796/) by if winter ends (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/if_winter_ends/) Dream jobs start off with meeting your manager. After the obligatory introductions, the first meeting with your new boss on your dream job is a little scary. You don’t know each other that well leading to some…

Dream Jobs and Chaos-How to Cope

One my beta testers for the book loved all of the advice in the book–but then had an incredibly difficult time to implement what was in the book because the dream job turned out to be a chaotic nightmare (http://www NULL.curemyanxiety NULL.com/Job-Anxiety-and-Work-Stress NULL.htm). Still a great job, but nothing you would expect out of a…

I’ve Landed My Dream Job-Now What??? on sale at Amazon

Just a quick note. If you have been following updates here on the site, you know that I’ve been working on a book – I’ve Landed My Dream Job — Now What??? I’m really happy to report that the book is now available for sale on Amazon in both paperback or Kindle version. The link…

Dream Jobs-The missing group you need to succeed

(http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/ethanhein/4188173964/) Middle office (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/ethanhein/4188173964/) by Ethan Hein (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/ethanhein/) Some client work for my Omnigraffle portfolio. An example of stakeholder mapping. Dream jobs have people who are stakeholders: people who have a vested interest in your work, but are not your customer. Because they are not your customer, your manager,…

Overwhelmed and out of control in your dream job

(http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/mvjantzen/3469233785/) Yippie! (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/mvjantzen/3469233785/) by M.V. Jantzen (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/mvjantzen/) Want a little bit of out of control in your life? How about some information overload? You get that in spades when you first start out in your dream job. It makes sense, of course. You are in a new job, often…

Your team: extra dream job challenge for managers

(http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/iliveisl/4448978221/) remote_029 (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/iliveisl/4448978221/) by iliveisl (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/iliveisl/) Managers starting in their new dream job face an extra challenge for their work: they inherit a team (http://www NULL.mindtools NULL.com/pages/article/newTMM_84 NULL.htm) who have already been working together for a period of time. These people accomplish stuff. They are getting things done. You…

Dream Jobs Require Leadership

(http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/uggboy/4405805408/) Wonderful Dublin, fine impression of the capital of Ireland, taken in early 2010, with love and so much more…:) (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/uggboy/4405805408/) by UggBoy ( have fun doing it ) (http://www NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/uggboy/) How long has it been since you started a dream job? If you are a grizzly old veteran of…

I've Landed My Dream Job — Now What???

Welcome to the home of ‘I’ve Landed My Dream Job — Now What???‘, a book and now a web site about helping you succeed in your new dream job in the first 30 days. The first 30 days of a new job is critical. It is in this time frame where you learn whether or…