Become "The Expert; #8 of 47 Ways To Find A Job Today

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.

Reject Rejection

Your response to a letter of rejection may, incredibly, get you the job, according to California-based James Adams, a career expert and former job-search consultant to the U.S. government.

 

"I was consulted by a woman who interviewed very well for a position, but still got a letter of rejection after applying. Most people would have torn up the letter and gone on to other things," says Adams.

 

Instead, Adams told her to write a gracious reply, thanking the company for their time and reaffirming her strong desire to work for them.

 

Did it work?

 

"The top contender for the position had to relocate on short notice. The hiring panel remembered the letter they got from the really eager and pleasant woman who replied to their rejection letter. She got the job," says Adams.

 

 

Action Step: Write a polite reply to every rejection notice you get. Thank the company for their time and restate your strong desire to work for them.

 

One more thing, I would suggest you include a final sentence requesting that the hiring manager(s) pass your name on to other fine companies who may be looking for talented employees.

 

Say something like this: “Because you saw enough value in my background to consider me for this position, would you be so kind as to pass my name and resume on to anyone you know who would benefit from my skills and experience? Thank you very much in advance!”

 

Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin

Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here.

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.

Reject Rejection

Your response to a letter of rejection may, incredibly, get you the job, according to California-based James Adams, a career expert and former job-search consultant to the U.S. government.

 

"I was consulted by a woman who interviewed very well for a position, but still got a letter of rejection after applying. Most people would have torn up the letter and gone on to other things," says Adams.

 

Instead, Adams told her to write a gracious reply, thanking the company for their time and reaffirming her strong desire to work for them.

 

Did it work?

 

"The top contender for the position had to relocate on short notice. The hiring panel remembered the letter they got from the really eager and pleasant woman who replied to their rejection letter. She got the job," says Adams.

 

 

Action Step: Write a polite reply to every rejection notice you get. Thank the company for their time and restate your strong desire to work for them.

 

One more thing, I would suggest you include a final sentence requesting that the hiring manager(s) pass your name on to other fine companies who may be looking for talented employees.

 

Say something like this: “Because you saw enough value in my background to consider me for this position, would you be so kind as to pass my name and resume on to anyone you know who would benefit from my skills and experience? Thank you very much in advance!”

 

Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin

Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here.

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.

Secrets to success

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."Colin Powell, Retired 2-Star General & Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Guerrilla Job Hunters ask themselves each morning, "What action can I take today to make my job search more effective?"  Need some inspiration?  Grab your Free CD of recession-proof Guerrilla Job Search tips right now!

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.

Secrets to success

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."Colin Powell, Retired 2-Star General & Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Guerrilla Job Hunters ask themselves each morning, "What action can I take today to make my job search more effective?"  Need some inspiration?  Grab your Free CD of recession-proof Guerrilla Job Search tips right now!

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.

Network Backwards

One client, Jeff R. from Prior Lake, Minnesota, hit pay dirt in February by networking among contacts most people would never consider calling. He contacted potential employers from his LAST job search – companies he had interviewed with but not accepted job offers from.

 

"I emailed a manager I had interviewed with two years ago, before my latest job. He had moved to a different part of the company, but he referred me to the right decision maker. That new person interviewed me and offered me a job," says Jeff.

 

Action Step: Don't forget to look both ways when you network — forward and back, all the way back to your college career office and internships, no matter how long ago you graduated.

 

And … don’t stop with your last job search. Ask your spouse/significant other, friends, family, neighbors if they have contacts from their last job search you could talk to. You’re sure to find something. But you have to ask!

Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin

Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here.

For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

Network Backwards

One client, Jeff R. from Prior Lake, Minnesota, hit pay dirt in February by networking among contacts most people would never consider calling. He contacted potential employers from his LAST job search – companies he had interviewed with but not accepted job offers from.

 

"I emailed a manager I had interviewed with two years ago, before my latest job. He had moved to a different part of the company, but he referred me to the right decision maker. That new person interviewed me and offered me a job," says Jeff.

 

Action Step: Don't forget to look both ways when you network — forward and back, all the way back to your college career office and internships, no matter how long ago you graduated.

 

And … don’t stop with your last job search. Ask your spouse/significant other, friends, family, neighbors if they have contacts from their last job search you could talk to. You’re sure to find something. But you have to ask!

Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin

Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here.

For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

Search In Niches

Everyone advises you to post your resume on leading sites like Monster.com and HotJobs.com. And there's nothing wrong with that — my clients have been hired using both.

 

But don't forget the growing number of job postings found on niche Web sites that cater to specific industries, associations and other affinity groups.

 

This tactic worked for one of my clients Carla S., from Marshall, Minnesota.

 

"I interviewed for and got offered a great job this week after applying to openings on sites from my industry, like www.jobsinlogistics.com and www.careersinfood.com ," says Carla.

 

Action Step: Follow Carla's lead and focus your search on sites that appeal to a narrow audience. As a result, you'll likely find less competition for jobs that are closely matched to your qualifications.

 

Find niche job boards at sites like www.nicheboards.com and by doing searches for keywords ("YOUR INDUSTRY + jobs") at search engines like www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, www.teoma.com and www.kartoo.com.

 

Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin

Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here.

For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

Search In Niches

Everyone advises you to post your resume on leading sites like Monster.com and HotJobs.com. And there's nothing wrong with that — my clients have been hired using both.

 

But don't forget the growing number of job postings found on niche Web sites that cater to specific industries, associations and other affinity groups.

 

This tactic worked for one of my clients Carla S., from Marshall, Minnesota.

 

"I interviewed for and got offered a great job this week after applying to openings on sites from my industry, like www.jobsinlogistics.com and www.careersinfood.com ," says Carla.

 

Action Step: Follow Carla's lead and focus your search on sites that appeal to a narrow audience. As a result, you'll likely find less competition for jobs that are closely matched to your qualifications.

 

Find niche job boards at sites like www.nicheboards.com and by doing searches for keywords ("YOUR INDUSTRY + jobs") at search engines like www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, www.teoma.com and www.kartoo.com.

 

Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin

Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here.

For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

Creative Work Environment – What do the really mean?

We don’t have a lot of money to give you but we sure have fun together on the weekend!

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.

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