Ignite Your Confidence and Land Your Dream Job with Jim O’Hagan, Ep #25

Does your dream job seem out of reach? Well, fear not, as career coach Jim O’Hagan is here to help you stand out from the crowd, make lasting first impressions and ultimately, land the career of your dreams.


You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in… 

  • Who is Jim O’Hagan [00:45]
  • Changes in business: Are we losing mentorship opportunities? [03.22]
  • Management styles and career transitions: Jim’s natural wiring of coaching [05.26]
  • The importance of giving back to the community [07.40]
  • The challenges and rewards of career coaching [09.52]
  • Tips for entering today’s competitive job market [11.06]
  • How to find your natural voice and tell your story [14.07]
  • Common interview mistakes to avoid and how preparation is key [18.13]
  • Inclusive recruitment: hiring neuro-diverse candidates [25.36]
  • An insight into O’Hagan Career Coaching services [27.27]
  • The impact of treating every interaction like an interview [37.22]


“This next layer of people who are doing hiring, they’re going to be a little more rigid around answers. When we were hiring people in the past, it was more a lot of gut feel
Jim O’Hagan


Stand Out, Get Hired: Conquer the Job Interview Battle

In today’s competitive job market, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, particularly for young adults who may lack experience or confidence in their abilities. But with the help of career coaches like Jim O’Hagan, job seekers can learn how to present their best selves to potential employers and land the jobs they want.

Jim shares insights on how to stand out in today’s competitive job market. With over 30 years of coaching experience, Jim offers practical tips on preparing for job interviews, developing your natural voice and story, and approaching interviews confidently.

Essential Job Interview Prep

Jim emphasizes the importance of being prepared for interviews, recommending that job seekers research the company and manager, prepare their resume, and be honest about their skill set. He also stresses the importance of mindset when approaching a job interview, encouraging individuals to think of it as an opportunity to prove themselves and to approach it with confidence.

For neurodiverse individuals, such as those with ADHD or autism, Jim offers coaching to help them develop the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in the job market. Jim’s coaching has helped many individuals land jobs and boost their confidence, including a 19-year-old lacrosse player who wanted to pursue a career in construction. He helped him prepare for interviews, and he ultimately landed a job.

According to Jim, parents should invest in workforce coaching for their children just as they would invest in other activities like sports or dance lessons. He believes that coaching can help young adults succeed in their careers and start paying off their debts.

Would you ever go into a test and not study? Would you ever go into a sports season and not train? This is the same thing, but even more important. Your parents have paid for college, or you’ve paid for college. There’s nowhere more important you need to be than today, here in this interview.”
Jim O’Hagan.


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