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7 steps to Success: How to Plan the Perfect Job Search

7 steps to Success: How to Plan the Perfect Job Search

Would you ever walk into a busy airport, amble up to the counter and say, “I want to go on vacation. Could I have a ticket, please?” Of course not. You’d get nothing but a baffled look from the ticket agent (not to mention a body search from Homeland Security). Finding your ideal job is more »

Heads Up! The Telephone Interview is Usually a 'Trap'!

Heads Up! The Telephone Interview is Usually a ‘Trap’!

You’ve landed a telephone interview with a prospective employer! That’s GREAT news! But, as “headhunter” and author Skip Freeman cautions, it’s also quite likely a “trap” designed to quickly and finally eliminate you from the potential “hiring pool.” He then shows you ways to avoid falling into this “trap.”

Are YOU Casting 'Shadows on the Wall' During Job Interviews?

Are YOU Casting ‘Shadows on the Wall’ During Job Interviews?

“Headhunter” and author Skip Freeman warns job seekers about the risk of casting “shadows on the wall” for a hiring manager or other “screener” during both telephone and face-to-face interviews, by giving responses that are ill-advised, ill-thought-out, or both.

Never Rebut an Objection—'Roll' With It!

Never Rebut an Objection—’Roll’ With It!

If you are like most of us, your first reaction when encountering an objection to something you say is to counter that objection. “Headhunter” and author Skip Freeman tells you why that isn’t such a good idea when interviewing for a job. Instead he shows you how to “roll” with objections and avoid putting a hiring manager (or other company representative) on the defensive.

Learn to 'Lead the Witness' During Job Interviews

Learn to ‘Lead the Witness’ During Job Interviews

“Headhunter” and author Skip Freeman shows you how “leading the witness” (AKA, the hiring manager), by properly shaping answers to his or her interview questions, can pay you BIG dividends, as well as answer the FOUR most important questions virtually all hiring managers want answered–whether they know it or not!

Commando Job Search Tactic #1: Be Hunted

It’s a million times easier for yoiu to answer the phone than to try and get an employer to talk to yoiu if you’re looking for one – right!

Day 3 – The 12 Days of Christmas Job Hunting

In grade school we learned the 3 Rs of Reading, wRriting and aRithmetic. Those were our most important lessons [ok so I’m dating myself]. For job-hunters it’s Research, Relevancy, and Resiliency which will deliver an A+ interview.

Sex sells.

Does your resume excite and motivated people like lingerie from Victoria’s Secrets or keep them guessing like flannel? Make it easy for an employer to see what they’re after. And what exactly is sexy to an employer? Quantifiable results and accomplishments! Prepare a 1 page resume and dress it up with the names and logos of the major clients you’ve sold. Employers want to know about your wins first not your responsibilities. Boring black and white resumes are like flannel nighties – they’re comfortable but may not get you the attention you’re looking for.

Guest blog: Selling Vacuums and Job Interviews

I have seen it a million times. People that are the perfect match for a job fold under the pressure of a job interview. The job market has changed, and no longer can you tell an employer about the tasks you did at your previous companies. With so many skilled, educated and creative candidates to pick from, hiring managers are looking for the best of the best. They want to know if you fit into the company culture, what your Emotional Quotient is, who you are, and what you can do for them. The only way to win the interview is to handle like a sales meeting where you present yourself in the best possible light about what you can do for them. Let’s be honest. You are selling your services to them in exchange for pay and benefits. If you want the job, you better be able to make a living selling vacuums. I recently had the privilege to read a preview of David Perry’s new book, Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today. What a book. There…

Preview of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0

Every year, 50-million jobs are filled in the United States — almost all without a job posting. Employers are relying on a brand new digital suite of tools and tactics to find the handful of “most qualified” recruits that they want to interview.” Because of this, we put a booster rocket on our earlier book, going beyond ‘where to look’, to include "how to be found". The secret to finding a suitable job today lies in mastering the digital search environment used by employers which includes, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter Branchout, HubSpot, ZoomInfo and more. It’s confusing mess so we’ve simplified it for you and focused on those tools that bring you results fast. If you’re interested, you may fill in your name and email address below to preview chapters of the book. Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today

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