How to Target Hiring Managers and Crack the Hidden Job Market
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
Fact: The advertised job market is literally the tip of the iceberg. Fully 70-80% of jobs go unadvertised by employers, who fear being deluged by hundreds of resumes from applicants, most of whom won’t be qualified. With that in mind, it makes sense to spend about 80% of your time cracking this “hidden” market of unadvertised jobs. And a good way to do it is to contact hiring managers at companies you want to work for. ...
Ten Ways To Ask For The Job at The Interview
by Karen Burns - Apr, 2010
A lot of job hunting advice tells you to always end the interview by asking for the job. Which leads many job hunters to ask, "How exactly do you ask for a job?" Great question. You'll find 10 sample approaches below. But first, here are two major points to keep in mind: 1. When you’re job hunting, you’re not begging for a handout. You are legitimately offering your skills, experience, time, and energy in exchange for...
Rusty Interview Help
by Judi Perkins - Apr, 2010
If you haven’t looked for a job in a while, skydiving might be preferable to interviewing. But there are a few simple steps that will remove the fear and give you the confidence you’d otherwise wish you had. Common sense says you need to research the company via their website, brochures or the library, although you’d be surprised at how many skip the obvious. Basics also include bringing a few extra copies of your resume ...
by Judi Perkins - Apr, 2010
Aside from "Why did you leave?” the question "What are your salary requirements?" is probably the one that causes job seekers the most discomfort. The company holds all the cards, and they're not letting you peek. You know that if they don’t like your answer, you might easily kill any further discussion. As if the question isn't awkward enough at any time, it's usually asked at the beginning of the process during a phon...
Turn Your Job Layoff into a Brighter Future
by Robin Ryan - Apr, 2010
Losing your job is one of the most stressful things you'll ever live through. No matter how many others have survived it and even prospered, being fired is still an awful experience. Today, too many people are interpreting a layoff by thinking "my world is ending". That idea will lead you down a dark road of depression and desperation. I've worked with so many career counseling clients that have used their layoff as a sp...
Convey Personal Excellence and Professionalism at All Times
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
Quality and Personal Excellence are two key elements of your Personal Brand. The degree to which you fully embrace the importance of these elements is communicated to others on a continuous basis and is incorporated into others' vision of who you are -- i.e., the Personal Brand that you broadcast . Those who are fully aware of this fact can definitely undertake action to broadcast a Personal Brand that elevates their professio...
Five Daily Goals That Will Dramatically Improve Your Job Search!
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
As a job search drags on, it’s often difficult to keep feeling like you’re being productive from day to day. Daily planning and daily objectives will make your job search move forward at a better pace. You never know where your best leads will come from so you need to pursue all you can. Here are five daily goals that will make sure your job search continues to keep gaining ground in that daily uphill battle... 1 – S...
Getting What You Want to Come to You
by Marshall Brown - Apr, 2010
KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT AND COMMITTING YOURSELF TO OBTAINING IT ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN YOUR CAREER AND PERSONAL LIFE. Paul is one of those people at work you just love to hate—but can’t, really, because he’s so darned nice. Things seem to go so easily for him. He lands contracts, the head of the company pops in with interesting projects, and customers call him with huge orders. It’s as if he’s just kicking ba...
Job Search ROTI
by Claudine Vainrub - Apr, 2010
Maximizing ROTI – Return on Time Investment when Looking for a Job As we prepare for the economy to get back in shape, jobs are becoming every day more available for professionals seeking for new opportunities. The question is: What strategies can we use ensure landing a job soon? How do we achieve the best return on our job search time investment? In the following series, we will discuss the impact of several strategies, b...
Start Smart. Finish Strong. Job-to-Career Strategies.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
Singin’ the “I Need a Job” blues? It starts like this: “Don’t know what I wanna do with my life...Got so many bills to pay.” It’s a sorrowful tune about the rock and the hard place. You want a job that launches your career but can’t find one—the rock. You settle for a make-do job to cover debts and expenses—the hard place. Luckily, there is a cure for the blues! Jobs don’t make a career, but they can add up to one. A...
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