341: Why you should treat your job search like buying a house - with Shannon Taylor
March 26, 2024

Have you ever stepped back and thought about how similar the process is, of finding a job to buying a house? Like in nearly every single way - the parallels are eerie! So let’s talk about it…

My special guest today is global talent acquisition leader, Shannon Taylor and he’s simplifying why you should treat your job search like buying a house. Because if this simple (yet profound!) reframe helps you feel more empowered and better equipped, then I’m calling that a WIN.

Here’s how.

My special guest today is Shannon Taylor and he’s simplifying why you should treat your job search like buying a house.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

Q: Are you ready to learn why you should treat your job search like buying a house? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and experiment with treating your job search just the same as buying a house this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and send me a DM over on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesimplifiers) for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: Find Shannon Taylor on LinkedIn - click here

Resource: See what past employees say about a particular employer and what questions this company typically asks in interviews - Glassdoor

Book: Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval - Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Podcast: Top 5 AI tools to help your get a job - The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs - The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Shannon Taylor:

Shannon Taylor - He is a Global Talent Acquisition leader with over 16 years of experience in Human Resources. Shannon's current role as the Director of Talent Acquisition at JCPenney puts him at the helm of the company's talent acquisition strategy, operations, and processes, making him a crucial contributor to the company's success.

Shannon’s extensive talent acquisition experience includes working for industry leaders such as Hard Rock International, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and Republic Services. Shannon has a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and has a SHRM-CP Certification.

Where Shannon hangs out online:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sstaylor/

Website: https://jobs.jcp.com

Shannon’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Neil Costa - He is the Founder & CEO of HireClix, a global recruitment marketing agency that helps HR executives apply the power of digital marketing and strategic advisory services to optimize their recruiting process.

HireClix saves talent acquisition professionals time and money by optimizing recruitment advertising investments, developing their employment brand and reducing overall cost-per-hire. HireClix leverages amazing creative to improve the candidate experience and build better career sites.