Category: Job Search

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Forum Examples - Answers to Job Search Questions

Here are 3 Member Questions and our Responses from our Forum. I’ve removed the names of the people and companies involved to protect confidentiality of the members in our Forum. Full Members of our site get Access to our Forum.

Example 1 – Senior Director

Hi Paul and thank you for your continued assistance.

Two opportunities opened up overnight and I want to ensure I make the most out of that one shot at getting it correct.

First, I had a recruiter screening call for a Director of Professional Services gig with [a company on the East coast], last night the CIO started following me on Twitter. I want to leverage that to both connect with him on LinkedIn and send a direct message back on Twitter, to gain advantage and have a direct conversation with a decision maker. What should be the approach in contacting him?

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Apply to Jobs Before They Open! This is How

I've been getting requests from our subscribers about topics to cover, so today I want to cover two of them. One person said they keep hearing about people who are landing jobs that were created for them, how does that happen? Another person said that many of the advice columns and articles they see out there say they should go after the jobs before they get posted, but nobody ever says specifically how to do that.

So today I will show you. Kevin and Jim, thank you for the questions.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to the video if you want to watch me run these searches: https://youtu.be/Wy3AmrBEM8E

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New Year Job Search Preparation

New year, a new startWe have a new year coming up, which means the holidays will very soon be behind us, so today I want to show you a few things for your job search that you can set up now, to hit the ground running in January.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/iwrJOYK7i7E

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Overqualified? NOoooo!!!

The agony of being told you're overqualifiedHave you ever been told you’re overqualified? Don’t you hate that? Why wouldn’t they want someone who they don’t have to train, right? Well today I’ll explain WHY the employers are so hesitant, and then specifically HOW you can address this objection.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/myomL4rAkdc

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Find More Jobs

Job DetectiveIn a previous article called “Be Found Online” I showed you what you can do to your resume to more easily be found online by recruiters. Today I want to show you how you can reverse the process to find more jobs online, but I recommend you read the other article first because this article will be easier to follow after reading that one. Click here to see it. Today I will not only show you how to find more jobs, but you'll also learn how to find more sources to find more jobs as well.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/a8ImWl2nFf4

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Handling Skeletons

skull and crossbonesI happen to be posting this article on Halloween, so I thought this would be a great day to talk about how to handle skeletons that might be in your closet, especially when it comes to job search.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it (and we have some fun graphics on this one, so check it out if you can): https://youtu.be/iEJjjiU6i-c

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Be Found Online

So often we focus on how we can find and chase opportunities, but wouldn’t it be great if opportunities found and chased us? We need to balance both equally and learn how to be found online, and today I will show you one way you can make that happen.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/umhw8-Tygr4

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No Bad Days in Job Search

This week the focus is on how to handle the bad days, the days when you'd rather just stay in bed than to face another day of job search. Believe it or not you can still be productive on those days, without having to face the public.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/XphrSj0rXCg

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More Keys to Networking

DriveStaff Candy BarThis article is a continuation from our blog post with some networking essentials for you. Depending on the source you check, you'll find that somewhere between 75% and 90% of jobs that are filled each month are NOT advertised anywhere; they're filled through networking.

This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/ufYoUHNMOgU If you want to see the new videos as they come out, hit the Subscribe button on our YouTube Channel.

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