On this episode I speak with Steve Dalton, Program Director For Career Services at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and author of the 2-Hour Job Search. We talk about the 2-Hour Job Search method and how the Covid pandemic has impacted job searching with it. I’m a big fan of the 2-Hour Job Search because it offers a step-by-step recipe for organizing and advancing through a job search from the brainstorming phase of assembling your 40-company lamp list, to crafting effective outreach emails, tracking your follow up and preparing for informational interviews that convert your contacts into booster/mentors.
Steve shared a fantastic resource from brainstorming target companies, CrunchBase. I shared the Geekwire200 as another resource for identifying startup companies in the greater Seattle area and suggested that lists like 50 Best Places To Work, that are often published in local magazines can also be helpful. Seattle Business Magazine, Seattle Magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal, all publish lists of this sort, and sometimes even more granular.