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Apply to Jobs Before They Open! This is How

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…

New Year Job Search Preparation

New Year Job Search Preparation

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…

Overqualified? NOoooo!!!

Overqualified? NOoooo!!!

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…

Find More Jobs

Find More Jobs

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…

Handling Skeletons

Handling Skeletons

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. This blog…

Be Found Online

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…

No Bad Days in Job Search

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…

More Keys to Networking

More Keys to Networking

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;…

THE Key to Networking

THE Key to Networking

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…

Get Strategic Referrals

Get Strategic Referrals

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…

Making Talented Choices

Making Talented Choices

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.”

Conquer Job Search Stress

Conquer Job Search Stress

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…

Eliminate Job Search Exhaustion

Eliminate Job Search Exhaustion

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…

Who is Evaluating Whom?

Who is Evaluating Whom?

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…

Success Is A Choice

Success Is A Choice

This book has nothing to do with Job Search, and EVERYTHING to do with Job Search! This is truly one of my all-time favorite books, so even though I don’t have an interview with Rick to share with you, I had to include it on my list. Rick is a very successful basketball coach, and I’m not even a basketball fan, but this book still resonates with me.

The Platinum Rule, by Tony Alessandra

The Platinum Rule, by Tony Alessandra

Disclosure: The button below is an Amazon Associates link. By using it to purchase this book on Amazon, you get the exact same price you would if you went to Amazon directly, however, SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com will be paid a small referral…

Should I thank them for rejecting me?

Should I thank them for rejecting me?

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…

The Most Common Job Interview Pothole

The Most Common Job Interview Pothole

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…

Job Seekers: It is Do, or Do, so Try!

Job Seekers: It is Do, or Do, so Try!

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…

A New Form of Job Search Tracking

A New Form of Job Search Tracking

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,…

Interview Nerves? Good! How to deal.

Interview Nerves? Good! How to deal.

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…

Executive Job Search Strategies That Work!

Executive Job Search Strategies That Work!

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…

Handling Distracted Negative Interviewers

Handling Distracted Negative Interviewers

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…

Is Interview Preparation Cheating?

Is Interview Preparation Cheating?

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?”…

Resumes and Word Clouds – Get Creative!

Resumes and Word Clouds – Get Creative!

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…