The best strategies and insider information to help you find your next job.
Just as the employment interview frequently starts with, “Tell me about yourself,” the referral meeting frequently starts with, “So, what can I do for you?” Almost everyone will ask you this, because they really want to know!
It is my experience that people don’t like bad news. People looking for a job really don’t like bad news! Because of this, most people, consciously or not, avoid bad news to the extent possible. So, it’s only the people who can handle bad news who ask for it. Ironically, those happen to be extremely capable people, so, if you’re asking for the bad news, you must be one of those. You get points for asking for the bad news, so ask!
You have just burned a contact, and it’s your fault, because you asked me a question that was way too big for me to answer, and made me lie! Find out why in this article.
These are three enormous mistakes that people typically make when looking for a job, presented in the context of “Bud’s Rules.” Break any one of these rules and you are toast! Read all three parts of this informative thread.
Stop approaching people the way you do now. Find a better way to find leads and get your resume in the right hands.
Don't cause a person to commit to doing something for you to get your job, or you'll be left waiting for a call that will never come.
There is one required item after every job interview that 98% of job seekers do not do, and that is sending a simple Thank You card to the interviewer. Learn why this is so effective and why you MUST do this after every interview, every time, no doubt about it, no questions asked.
Thank you cards are all about building relationships not just to get the job you really want, but to keep the job after you get it! I explain here why a simple card can solidify great relationships right from the beginning to help you build relationships that affect your career.
The only purpose of a resume is to get you that job interview. I show you what every IT professional MUST have at the very top of their resume.
You've landed a job and want to just enjoy and relax for a bit, but let me explain here why that should not be an option. Landing that great job is just a starting point. Parlay that into putting your carreer onto the fast track of success.
One client of mine increased their salary by 40% and got the job she REALLY wanted at her company. What did she do? She tracked her acheivements with quantifiable numbers and stunned her boss at her annual review. I'll show you how to do this.
The resume litmus test: Does it help me get interviews by selling my successes or does it prevent me from getting interviews by listing all of my job duties just like everyone else's resumes? Read more to see why you aren't landing interviews from your current resume.
Many applicants have created something like a Profile thinking it is an actual Resume. It is NOT! And it will not get you hired, because you'll be overlooked from the very beginning. You NEED a Profile AND a Resume, but they are completely different documents. I will show you why and how to use them effectively, and I will show you how your profile will help land you the job you REALLY want AFTER your Resume lands you the initial interview.
The one shift that could change everything when it comes to your interview. You may be surprised at what it is!
Most people see the hiring manager as the adversary! The famous Chinese general, Sun Tzu, said, “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” So, let’s know the enemy to help you with your interview!
This is the second in a two-part series on the mistakes people make relative to jobhunting. Today we’ll discuss the final three. Earlier we talked about the first two: not looking for a job when you are comfortably employed, and not preparing a specific, proactive search plan.
Having spent over 30 years in the employment marketplace, and coached thousands of people through job searches, I’ve seen a lot of mistakes made, and made quite a few of my own. But these mistakes can generally be boiled down to five categories... (Read more below)
Here is the truth. Getting a job is a sales process, but you are not the product! The set of skills, abilities, and strengths that you bring to the work is the product. You are the sales representative! You may not enjoy being a sales representative either, but you’ll get a whole lot farther along as the sales representative than you will as the product! (Read more below)
While most people hate the thought, almost everyone knows they’ll have to network to get hired. Why? Because most jobs are never advertised. Welcome to the “hidden job market!” (Read more below)