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How can a senior professional, especially those in leadership positions, allow future employers to get an in-depth understanding of how they solve problems, or what types of challenges they've overcome, or the full scale of the projects they've successfully completed? Formal interviews can give a glimpse into their work style
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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
We 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.
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Have 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.
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In 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
I 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.
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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 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.
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This 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.
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We all know that Networking is an essential element of any job search, but many people don't know specifically HOW to network. So in this quick article I’ll share with you the most important element of networking, and then give you my favorite strategy to make it effective.
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Job search can seem like a giant jigsaw puzzle that’s missing about 15 pieces, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s an idea that can bring you some leads from a very unexpected source, but is strategically the most advantageous of any.
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I have great news that I don't think most job seekers really understand fully.
"Landing a job is more about the choices you make than about your skill set or experience."
I’ll quickly share with you just 4 quick things that require absolutely ZERO talent, but will immediately and exponentially improve your
Is your Job Search getting stressful? It's important to know that stress is more of a mindset that’s been given to you, but with some intentional redirection, you can conquer it. This blog originated from a video that’s posted on our YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video https://youtu.be/V6GaMA1ThlU
For the last 4 months, I’ve been posting a new video every week on my YouTube Channel with some Job Search Tactics and Motivation to help job seekers. Since some people would rather read than watch, I thought I should start sharing the content of the videos here in my
The last time I posted the meme you see above, it generated lots of heated discussions across multiple forums. So I thought it deserved a more thorough explanation. The main idea was:
Employers must perceive that you are interested in the job, or they will not be interested in you!
I’ve been teaching
You were a perfect fit for the job, and you had the best interview you have ever had; yet you still got the rejection letter. Do you send a thank you note?
Or let's say it comes down to you and one other person, and you know how unqualified the other
There is a very common interview problem I see over and over for great candidates that just flattens their chances of getting an offer like a tire hitting a deep pothole.
I suspect this happens in virtually every industry, and it’s an issue that can easily be avoided. If you do
Are you frustrated with your job search because it seems like nothing is working and you’re ready to give up? Unfortunately that’s not one of your options. When Yoda from Star Wars said, "Do or do not, there is no try," he wasn’t talking to you. Finding employment isn’t optional,
What if I told you that the way you track your job search can directly control the length of your job search? It can, and I’ll prove it.
Have you ever seen the TV show “American Ninja Warrior”? If not, I’ll explain. It’s an obstacle course built for very seriously in-shape
I’ve been a public speaker for more than 20 years, and a competitive dancer with my wife for at least 10. Whether I’m in front of 3,000 people, or just 3, I still get nervous.
When I was 20 years old I was standing back stage pacing vigorously before giving an
Searching for a job at the executive level is a VERY different game. During a relatively short interview, executive candidates must prove that they…
• Have the skills to do the job
• Can be trusted to lead seasoned employees
• Will be taken seriously as an outsider
• Will make smart decisions with
Have you ever been on an interview and the interviewer was looking at their computer screen more than at you? Or what about negative interviewers who woke up on the wrong side of the bed that morning?
That’s not something you can control. It's just bad luck. Or is it?
Someone asked me why employers would want recruiters to prepare candidates for interviews. "Isn't that like cheating? Wouldn't they get a better vantage point to see how people really are if they don't know what to expect in the interview?"
In fact, I actually had a new client unexpectedly call my
Have you ever heard of Word Clouds? For those of you who haven’t, a Word Cloud is a bunch of text that gets jumbled around and made into a picture. As a Creative Director I’ve made a few of them myself, and they’re pretty cool. They make things much more
Searching for a job can be very stressful, regardless of how long you’ve been looking. The good news however is that job seekers have more control than they think they do, and it IS possible to take control over your stress level.
Control What You Can Control
True, you cannot make someone
Preparing for a Skype interview? Here are 8 essential tips for better Skype interviews:
1) Phone First and Stay Professional. Sometimes Skype requests don’t go through right away and the sender will wonder why the other hasn’t accepted yet. Eliminate this frustration by starting on the phone. And use a Skype
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew someone at your target company? Then they could personally hand your resume to HR and you’d be first in line. That would be best case scenario, right?It would actually be a best case scenario for your contact too, because they would likely get
In my previous blog I talked about how job search didn’t have to involve luck, but I’m hearing from people who firmly believe that a successful job search DOES depend on luck. Okay, so I’ll show you how to turn bad luck into good job search luck, even when it
Finding a good job fast doesn’t have to involve luck or market conditions, it’s about knowledge and tactics. I hear people tell me, “Paul the number of jobs that are available for me to apply to is not up to me, and that means it IS luck!” I just don’t
If you’ve been unemployed for more than 6 months, you’ve likely already seen employers start to shy away, wondering why it’s taking you so long to find a job. They think, “If no one else is hiring this person, why should I? What if they make me look bad?”
Working with recruiters should be an important part of your job search strategy, but how do you know who is good, and who’s not? How can you tell who will really try to match your skills to the job, and who is just trying to hit a monthly “interviews arranged”
All things being equal, if one person applies directly to a company online, and another person has their resume handed to the hiring manager from someone they trust with a personal recommendation about why they fit the position, is briefed before each interview about what to expect and how to
Let's talk email. For the longest time I looked at each email I received as a mini homework assignment. I really hated it. By not responding, I saved lots of time, but unknowingly, I missed opportunities because I was upsetting everyone I didn't respond to. So I needed to find a
Giving good references can be just as important to your career as getting them. Are you ready? In a time when the average tenure at any given company is less than 3 years, strong networks are essential to avoid long periods of unemployment. To maintain a strong network, there are
Looking for a way to speed up your job search? Then you no doubt have seen the websites out there that promise to blast
your resume out to over 300 employers with 1 click. This will effectively SLOW DOWN your search guaranteed. Here’s a great analogy for you.