Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

EP105: 60 Job Application, 20 Interviews, 4 Job Offers!

EP105: 60 Job Applications, 20 Interviews, 4 Job Offers

**STORY ALERT** 60 Job Applications, 20 Interviews, 4 Job Offers!

The job search journey is never easy, but it doesn't have to be hard!

2021 was definitely the year for recalculating (that was an intentional pun Lindsey Pollak) and I have been very lucky to have a huge support system of people by my side to get through it.

I was very strategic about how I spent my time researching companies and positions, while also recognizing my value, non-negotiables, and worth. I became more self-aware in what I wanted from my employer and the type of work I wanted to do.

I have worked in Higher Education for 12 years! 8 of them for The State University of New York and 4 years at Syracuse University. Pivoting out of higher ed and career development was something I never thought I would do or even say out loud. BUT the more time I spent searching and applying to different schools and companies, I realized it was time to make a change.

I knew that I didn't want to leave the education industry completely and my career has always been dedicated to career development, DEI and leadership. Three things that were part of my values and very important to me.

In my job search, I fell in love with one company in particular. I already had a working relationship as a customer with this company, but it wasn't until talking with my Relationship Manager at the time Scott Millslagle that it became clearer I was meant to work with Handshake.

I am very excited to share that I have accepted a position at Handshake as a Relationship Manager on the Education Success team! I am beyond thrilled to be joining the amazing people at Handshake and look forward to starting a bright new chapter in my career.

As a current Handshake partner school, I have a very close understanding to the mission and core values that the company represents:

  • Students First 
  • Focus on Impact 
  • Empowered By Diversity 
  • Move Quickly, But Don't Rush 
  • Learn. Grow. Repeat. 


Students First, being the first core value and the one that has always resonated with me, but also the one that personally and professionally remains consistent to my work in #careerdevelopment and as a professional. I am excited about the amazing things I will have the opportunity to do at Handshake and to jump into my new role.  

Although my time at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is coming to an end, it is NOT the end of my time in higher ed. I will be serving as one of the instructors for the SUNY Center of Professional Development in the Career Readiness Champion Program. I will also be continuing to lead and facilitate StrengthsQuest training as a Gallup Strengths Coach. In addition, I have a coaching practice and podcast "Coaching For Millennials" that is continuing to grow every day.  

I am excited for all things that will come in 2022! Cheers to all of you and for a brighter new year!


The Launch Your Career Bundle. I've created this package to help young adults and career professionals to explore and gain clarity on their gifts and talents while supporting them in their journey to find a career (not just a job) that fuels them with joy and purpose. 

This package is a 6 week intensive career coaching journey that combines life+career coaching into one with the added value of the Job Search Tool-Kit to get you seen and hired. 

For more information on this package, click on the hyperlink below or the name of the package in blue.


This package is valued at $2500! 

That's $2000 for 6 Master Career Coaching Session

That's $500 for the Job Search Tool Kit

You can purchase this package today and Launch Your Career for $797!!!

That's over 30% Off the regular price. For a LIMITED TIME ONLY... You can get the $797 price for this package until December 31st, 2021 and it will increase to $2500 on January 1st. 

I have also made it affordable to purchase, because it is the holiday season. You can purchase this program on a flexible payment plan of 4-6 months, whichever works for your budget. 

The Job Search Pivot

The Job Search Pivot is one of my most popular packages. It's not a new package, I've re-vamped it after careful review and listening to what my clients need and want. I designed it exclusively for career changers and folks who are seeking to transition from one career industry to another, people who are seeking to retire from one career and start another and for entrepreneurs who want to leave the workforce and start their own business.

It is an all-inclusive package built to help the mid to late career person find clarity in their purpose in life as the transition into a new season in their career journey. 

This package is 3 months of coaching- 2 sessions per month for 1 hour each session. The details of this package can be found in the link below or hyperlinked to the name of the package above.

Here Is Your Promo!

This package is $3000 for 3 months of intensive Master Career + Life Coaching. We dig deep to uncover parts of you may have not explored. We get vulnerable in sharing stories and beliefs that have prevented you in truly getting clarity in "the thing" you're meant to do. We design and map out your future career journey and then take action to get you there! 

For a very LIMITED TIME ONLY... This package is $1000OFF of the $3000 price. That means you can invest in yourself to kick-start your 2022 with a bang and dig deep to develop your passion while designing the career you want! 

PLUS...This package has a flexible payment plan for up to 1 year! You can make 12 payments of $166.66 for 12 months! 

To take advantage of the $1000OFF, use promo code: HOLIDAYPROMO1000OFF at checkout. This exclusive offer is only available until December 31, 2021.

The links on this page are live and ready for use. If you have questions or experience any issues at the checkout cart, please contact us at

If this session brought you value today and if it impacted your life, please share it with someone who needs it. And it would mean the world to me if you would leave me a review! I read every single one of them and give shouts on the show too! XO!

Sending you all positive thoughts today and tomorrow! Until the next episode.

Love and Light,

José Miguel

#jobsearch #recalculating #jobsearchtips #careerchange #highered

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