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Your job search is a sales process so you will experience frustration, rejection and disappointments. It is so important to view these setbacks as lessons or
opportunities to improve your job search techniques.
If you are not scheduling interviews, it may be time to review and possibly adjust your job targets or career path. This could result in more interviews and a new
If you don’t interview well, practice answering the difficult questions like “Tell me About Yourself” and “Why did you leave your last job?” These questions are commonly asked and being prepared will help you ace your next interview.
If your questions did not reveal the challenges or preferences of the hiring authority, rewrite the questions you will ask. The purpose of your questions is to reveal what is most important to this particular hiring authority so you can position yourself as their solution.
The job market is improving, job offers are being made and if you stay positive and continue to improve your job search efforts, you will begin to enjoy results and obtain a
job offer or offers!
You attitude greatly impacts the level of success you will enjoy throughout your job search. See the cup half full and expect to succeed at identifying and landing your dream job!
Decide today to ace out your competition during job interviews. It is important for you to know why someone should hire you over another job seeker with similar experience. Often I hear Job Seekers say they don’t want to brag. If you don’t let the hiring authority know why they should hire you over your competition, they might not figure it out for themselves. You need to come across confident, interested and emphasize what you can bring to the table that others may not. A Job Interview is NOT the time to be humble or
It is important to read and follow the 16-step Process that is covered
in our Career Portal, www.thrpartnerscareercenter.com, under the three phases of the Job Search Process:
Phase One – Prepare
Phase Two – Search & Connect
Phase Three – Interview
In a job search, focus is often placed on who you know. These individuals are usually included in your professional or personal network. Hopefully, you have contacted them, sent them your resume and informed them of your current job search.
It’s also important to make a list of who knows you. These are individuals who may have been clients, customers, classmates, association leadership, teachers, coaches, mentors, or past competitors. It is often the people who KNOW YOU and your capabilities that can advance your search. Too often, these individuals are not included in your personal or professional network.
Your success in your job search to a great degree is dependent on the people you know and the people who know you. These are the individuals who can open doors, make contacts and often get your resume to the top of the proverbial stack. When you are referred to a hiring authority by someone else you automatically have a great competitive advantage.
Take time today to make a list of people who know you and your capabilities. Research contact information or if your information is dated, reach out to them utilizing social
media sites. This will improve the results you are experiencing in your job search.
It is important for you to realize that many
companies are motivated to spend their hiring budgets before year end. At the
beginning of the year, companies set a budget for hiring and many companies have
not spent their budgeted amount. If they don’t spend their hiring budgets in
2011, their hiring budget for 2012 may be reduced, which of course is not in
their best interest. This is why you will see many companies motivated to
This is the perfect time for you to put momentum behind your
search! Re-contact everyone in your network, re-contact every company where you
have interviewed on your own and not through a recruiter, and double your direct
marketing efforts. This will put new life into your job search. Timing is so
important in a job search and the time to succeed is NOW!
Informational interviews can lead to job interviews and
they also add people to your professional network. Go to our Career Portal Home
Page and click on Search & Connect, then click Step #3 –
Schedule, then click on the Informational Interview
tab and read “The Positive
Impact of an Informational Interview” and “Why Are Informational Interviews so
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