Career Track Coaching Minute: Joseph Ziegelman


My name is Jim Frisch and I’m with career track coaching and welcome to career track coaching minute.

And what we do is we help young adults find meaningful careers through a coaching process.

And what we do once a month is we bring in past clients and we ask them a few questions to seek their advice and help others.

And we’re lucky enough today to have Joey Sigelman.

Welcome Joey.

Thank you so much for having me.

Yeah, no problem.

And Joey is actually a, a past client that before working with us, he had a number of well, I had a, a few different positions in software sales and technology.

And what’s exciting is recently he landed a new job in a hospitality fintech organization as an account executive role.

So, congratulations.

And, and how’s how’s the onboarding going so far?

So good.

Thank you so much.

I’ve been there about a month now and I’m looking forward to continuing learning and ex and absorbing everything like a sponge.

Yeah, I’m sure like anything else learning a, a new sector vertical, et cetera is exciting.

There’s also a lot to learn so great job and and Joey, did a great job through the, you know, the whole process in terms of you know, finding, finding this particular role and so forth persevering, et cetera.

So, one of the things that we wanted to do was to ask his advice and, you know, with somebody looking for a job right now, is there a, you know, a piece or two that you might want to pass on?

Yeah, absolutely.

I think the most important thing is probably to stay calm and motivated.

You have to have a ton of patience and grit, because something will come eventually, you really can’t be afraid to apply and consider all opportunities even if you’re uncomfortable or it’s outside your wheelhouse.

Eventually you’ll start to recognize a pattern of jobs that you’re drawn to and get more efficient at applying to those positions and finding new opportunities for yourself that you might find interesting.

And it’s really easy to get disappointed when you get a lot of notes sent your way.

But trust the process, keep an open mind, and know that something is there for you.

The benefit of doing so is keeping a positive attitude and understanding that people want to help you and use your network.

I think that’s probably one of the most important things to drive success because being connected to people could introduce you to others that you might not have had the opportunity to speak to beforehand.

So they will be willing to speak to you.

And because of that and they’re, they’re interested in speaking to you.

They know that you’re worth the ability to work for them or point you in the right direction.

So I find it very valuable.

Yeah, you did, you did an awesome job networking.

And the best part too is I know in, in having conversations with you is that, you know, these are people that, you know, not only now you got to, to talk with them, speak with them, but then, you know, years from now, it, it’s gonna be very valuable having those connections, you know, looking for maybe your next role at the appropriate time.

So, you did a great job there.

So thanks for that insight and then maybe, you know, with the search, was there one or two habits that, you know, helped you successfully find a job?

Yeah, habits are incredibly important in developing good habits is probably lead to success.

So the best habit I think is creating a routine that helps motivate you and let you track your process.

getting into a working environment away from any dis distractions going outside.

And taking a break is also very important because it’s really easy to get chugging away in your office.

but you have to remember that taking walks and possibly taking some breaks allows your juices to flow a little bit more and you might think of something that you might have not thought of while you’re chugging away in your little corner.

another tip or habit that I developed, through working with Jim is,, staying organized.

I keep a window open on my computer at all times of my networking spreadsheet so that there’s one less barrier of entry while I’m accessing job hunting and being able to connect with people.

So I always, like to keep my eye open on that spreadsheet to see who I might know at certain companies as well as keep track of the jobs I applied to so that I know not to reapply to certain jobs and stay organized because some things might get buried in my inbox, that I might not know about.

So being organized and understanding what you’ve applied to when you applied and who you might have spoken to will help break a, a negative pattern so you can keep on chugging forward.

And I think that helped me stay on track and help me be able to get the position I’m in today.


Yeah, I was, I was going to say in the networking database and you know, everyone uses it a different way.

But again, there’s a tab for all your connections, you know, when you, when you spoke to them, you know, next steps, et cetera.

There’s a tab for, jobs that you applied to and then there’s a, you know, there’s tabs for lessons learned and other things to help you stay organized, but you did a great job.

You persevered and I know that’s why you landed that job.

So I wish you all the best and appreciate you taking the time with us today.

So until next time, Thanks a bunch.

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