Bob used the 5 days before his official interview to dig deep into the organization’s issues and map them against his skills and determine how he could best add value.
Become recognized and branded as an "industry expert" by writing and producing a newsletter. All you really need to do is summarize best practices – add your experience or comments – print and mail it. When you send a newsletter with topical information that’s actually useful, employers may recognize your name when you telephone, making them more likely to take your call. When they in turn are looking to hire someone with your expertise you’re likely to be one of their first calls. Newsletters should be 1-4 pages but no longer. Summarize lengthy pieces and refer the reader to your web site for the full text version. You can dress up the newsletter without breaking the bank by using pre-printed paper from companies like Paper Direct, http://paperdirect.com/ Make an electronic version and put it on your website. Skeptical? Don’t be. Everyone takes the "experts" phone call. Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
We’ve been told to look for a proven team player but this confuses us as we don’t even have a bowling team. We don’t know what they even look like so you better be able to tell us! Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
First, find a company for whom you would like to work. Write a compelling covering letter describing why you are good for them, pointing the receiver to the enclosed CV for further information. Don’t seal the A4 envelope and don’t enclose a CV. They’ll think the CV fell out in the mail. Wait for the phone to ring, speak to the hiring manager personally, engage them in a conversation, and sell yourself shamelessly. Compliments of Matt Foster, Managing Director, CVO Group use high quality stationary Make sure the letter fits very snugly in the envelope so it doesn’t really fall out. Make sure your phone number is on the covering letter. Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
Send a letter stating you are over qualified. Send your resume and a cover letter which states “It’ll appear obvious from my resume that I’m over-qualified for the job you advertised, so let me tell you why you should interview me and consider
Colleges across the nation are reaching out to current and prospective students through social media, helping them learn more about campus events, programs, and what the school can offer. More and more schools are realizing, however, that social interaction with students shouldn’t end once they graduate. Many alumni groups have started taking advantage of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to keep in touch with students long after they’ve left campus. These tools not only make it easier for alumni groups to do a little fundraising, but can also be a great way for former students to stay in touch and make valuable connections that could help them find work in their post-graduation years. via www.bestcollegesonline.com One of the best and least recognized OR appreciated source of leads for new and older grads like me when looking for jobs is your Alumni. Here’s a great round up of the nation’s best AND if your’sis not mentioned perhaps you should find out why and even volunteer to help! It’s a great networking venue.
I just came back from the gym and I’m all pumped up [pun intended]. I had a breakthrough day on the bench press and it’s directly relevant to job hunting. I practice what I preach in all areas of my life yet sometimes I erect barriers to success subconsciously. A few months ago I finally stopped talking to myself [I’m lonely what can I tell you] about how I should join a gym and just did it. In high school [late 70’s] I was somewhat of a body builder, primarily because I’d survived 4 heart operations and my doctors and father told me I couldn’t participate in sports [or have sex] — ever! And I wanted to know for myself if that was true so I started working out to increase my stamina. Anyway, I’ve been going to the gym religiously for two months now every M-W-F. I’ve stuck with a regime designed to build stamina and not muscle mass so I’ve increased my sets of 15 reps @ 120 lbs from 2 -3 -4 sets. Well this morning just for fun I decided to see if I could actually bench-press 150 lbs. As a 18 year old kid of…
What are your greatest strengths? ISSUE: This question seems like a softball lob. Don’t kid yourself – be prepared. Don’t come across as egotistical or arrogant. Humble is out too. In America you’re expected to “pitch” yourself. Prior to any interview, you should have a list mentally prepared of your greatest strengths. You should also have, a specific example or two, which illustrate each strength, an example chosen from your most recent and most impressive achievements are ideal. These should be so well committed to memory that you can recite them cold after being shaken awake at 2:30AM. You won’t get a 2nd chance. Nobody cares about you until after you’re hired. Then, once you uncover your interviewer’s greatest wants and needs, you can choose those achievements from your list that best match up. As a general guideline, the 10 most desirable traits that all employers love to see in their employees are: 1. A proven track record as an achiever…especially if your achievements match up with the employer’s greatest wants and needs. 2. Intelligence…management "savvy". 3. Honesty…integrity…a decent human being. 4. Good fit with corporate culture…someone to feel comfortable with…a team player who meshes well with interviewer’s team. 5….
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 here]. For job-hunters it is Research, Relevancy, and Resiliency that will deliver an A+ interview. Relevancy Your offer [skills] have to fit their needs. It has to solve the employer’s issues, not yours. It’s not about you. At the core employers only want to know three things about you: ♦ Can you make me money? ♦ Can you save me money? and/or ♦ Can you increase our efficiencies? As global competitiveness increases, employers will be looking for all three. In the book we will show you how to express your relevancy – Value – to an employer. Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
The intangible value of being — that’s what the new knowledge economy is all about – Knowledge Value + Personal Branding. Veteran information age guru Stan Davis confirms some insights into the increasing value of people in today’s economy. A person’s "value" is just a measure of how much someone is willing to pay to obtain something from them. In Blur, Davis and Meyer make the point that the boundaries between your work life and your home life are disappearing. In fact, today the rate of change and the depth of connectivity are so fast that every person, product, service and company are blurring together. Computerization and communications have made us all a linked community. There are, for example, nine times more computer processors in our products than in our computers — nine billion CPUs in items like phones, hotel keys, consumer electronics, day planners and cars. (ford motor company’s latest cd’s showcase technology built into their new cars , including As products are more driven by software, they become easier to link together. Intelligence and information become the key value being offered in a consumable product (some 90 percent of the value of a new car is estimated to…