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How to Get Found by Recruiters on Amazon.com

By posting intelligent reviews on Amazon.com about books in your field, you may be found by smart recruiters. This is a great short cut for being FOUND when you just don’t have time to blog.  Try it… it takes very little time and your review may become a ‘featured review’ on Amazon which will make more »

Zero to 60 ... learn to network like a Recruiter!

Zero to 60 … learn to network like a Recruiter!

Want to know how Headhunters go from from Zero in 60 in under 30 seconds? Headhunters network every day out of pure necessity.  That’s our life.  And More often than not I’ll have an assignment for “X,” — whatever “X” may be today —  and I’ve got to deliver,  even if I’ve never recruited an more »

Turbo-Charge Your LinkedIn Network Using Google's 'X-Ray Search'!

Turbo-Charge Your LinkedIn Network Using Google’s ‘X-Ray Search’!

You can quickly and easily build your professional network through LinkedIn. Using Google’s “X-Ray Search” function in conjunction with LinkedIn, though, you can TURBO-CHARGE your network! Learn how here!

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.

On the 2nd day of Christmas — Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters revealed to me:

Two strategies to crack the hidden job market. Nothing beats a direct approach for speed and accuracy.

Networking is about who knows you

Networking is about who knows you – so be visible and cultivate a powerful/influential public image. Make sure your promotions and major sales wins are noted in the trade press and visible through LinkedIn and ZoomInfo. People judge you by the company you keep … it’s a fact of life, use it to your advantage – that’s especially helpful for you when it’s a high profile account potential employers may covet. NOTE: I wrote this post for sales people specifically BUT it really does apply to everyone. And it’s never to late nor too early to start.

The 7 Rules of Engagment with Head-hunters: Rule 2

The 7 Rules of Engagment is a multi-part article so you may wish to start here. 2nd Rule of Engagement: Find a head-hunter BEFORE you need a new job. Most job hunters are a lot like people who drive their cars until they run out of gas: pathetic souls standing on shoulder of life’s highway waitng for someone to stop and help them out. Not smart. Don’t wait until you know you’re going to be reallocated to make friends with a headhunter because we all know 99% of people wait until their heads are in the guillotine and the blades being dropped before they wisper sweet nothings in our ears. Too late! In business you always try to stay ahead of the curve. Plan ahead! Put another way, you bought life insurance to prepare for the inevitable – treat your career as your biggest asset – goodness knows it’s not your house anymore. You need to have a six-month runway to work a head-hunter strategically. Your initial contact is to let the head-hunter know you exist. Your goal is to get them to keep you in mind for career-building positions opportunities and/or to market you. Want more ideas like these?…

Job hunter, want to be paid like basketball MVP Steve Nash?

Then act like an MVP. The more you appear to be instrumental to a company’s success [with out the mind numbing ego part] the more bargaining power you have. Be forth coming

From MVP to MPA: The 7 Rules of Engagment with Head-hunters

In his article The Odds of Getting A Job With a Recruiter, John Sumser says that , "the overall odds are about 1 in 28,520 (.0035%) that your conversation with a headhunter will land you a job." I disagree. The odds are far worse – mostly because John’s math is more generous than it should be. But you can beat the odds if… you understand the 7 Rules of Engagement. Most job hunters have no idea how to interact or what to expect from a real head-hunter like Skip Freeman or myself for that matter. BUT – headhunters can be a great ally in your job search if you know the Rules or Engagement – which we will start talking about right now. 1st Rule of Engagement: Act like an MPA… Yesterday I asked if you wanted to be paid like basketball MVP Steve Nash? Steve has been chosen multiple times as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The recruiting industry has an equivalent designation – that you either have or don’t have – and it will determine whether you are successful with a recruiter. That designation is MPA or "Most Placeable Applicant" or "Most Placeable Candidate". By acting like the…

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