Reframe & Reset Your Career Podcast

Episode 49. The Dos And Don’ts Of Finding A Job, Advancing Your Career & Navigating Office Politics – Jenny Foss

Looking to find a new job and get that next big promotion but not sure about the dos and don’ts? Jenny Foss, a long-time recruiter, job search strategist, and the founder and CEO of the career website,, discussed this with me on Episode 49 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

In this episode, we will learn about:

Starting out as a journalist and transitioning into PR and marketing,

Not being happy with the trajectory of her career and moving into recruiting,

The importance of marketing, positioning yourself and building your brand,

Why mindset and not being fearful are crucial when looking for a new job,

The similarities between job search and dating,

Jenny’s top 3 CV tips and the importance of adapting your CV,

It’s worth applying for jobs even if you don’t meet 100% of the job specs,

Building strong relationships with your boss and co workers,

Setting clear milestones and objectives with your boss when starting a new job,

How to ask for a raise or promotion, and

Dealing with a difficult boss or co-worker.

Jenny is a long-time recruiter, job search strategist, and the founder and CEO of the internationally recognized career website, She also partners with LinkedIn in developing career-focused video courses for their LinkedIn Learning platform.

Through all of her work, Jenny aims to provide exceptional, accessible, and easy-to-act-upon advice that enables people to thrive in their careers. A Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), ferocious Scrabble player, and mean margarita maker, Jenny lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, three kids, and rescue dog Daisy.

Her book “Do This, Not That: Career” was recently published and is a great read!

Jenny told me: “We recruiters can sense when somebody’s panicked and it’s just unfortunately not going to be to your advantage … so I would say fundamental to moving forward as a job seeker or if you’re trying to grow or change your career is thinking through, how can I get my head straight, how can I be at my best? … I will say that there’s not a simple answer and I don’t like it when people project that it is “just go do this, everything will be great” … it is challenging for a lot of people but coming from the recruiter’s perspective, I would say it will absolutely benefit you if you get your mindset in a decent place as you go forward”.


People & Resources Mentioned

Dolly Parton

The Plot – Jean Hanff Korelitz

Cal Newport – So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Mac Prichard

Adrian Granzella Larssen


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