THR Partners

THR Partners, Executive Search Firm specializing in the HVAC, Appliance, and Commercial Restaurant Equipment Industries

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  • You don’t want to waste your time or the time of the hiring authorities, if their company is not going to pay you what you’re worth. You need to understand how employers set their salary levels and then adjust your job search.

    If a higher salary is not within a company’s budget, they are not in a position to offer you more money. Companies normally don’t bring in a new employee who had a higher level than the person leaving the job, unless they are enhancing the level of responsibilities.

    It is wise to understand:

    • Average compensation being paid by similar companies in their industry
    • Average pay for someone with your experience
    • How strong your credentials and experience match the criteria of the position

    Conducting this research will stop you from wasting time pursuing companies that can’t provide the compensation you require.

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  • More mature job seekers think it’s harder to find a job after 50, recent grads think it’s harder to find a job with no experience, people returning to the workforce think it’s hardest for them to find a job and individuals changing careers often feel it’s impossible to make the change.

    The truth of the matter is there are jobs for all four groups just described. Many employers prefer to hire more mature candidates because of the wealth of expertise, maturity and dependability. There are companies who prefer to mold and train their own and look to hire recent grads. Individuals returning to the workforce often have lower salary requirements and there are transferrable skills when someone is changing their job target.

    If you believe it is harder for you to find a job for these or any other reasons, you could be sabotaging your own Job Search. If you think you CAN find a job or if you think you CAN’T find a job – YOU’RE RIGHT!Your expectations have a great impact on how you conduct your search.

    To gain momentum in your search, you need to CHANGE the way you conduct your search. You can’t keep doing things the same way and expect different results. Remember, currently over 50% of job seekers are finding their job through networking. The next best way to find a job is to market yourself directly to hiring authorities. Spend the majority of your time doing these two things and you will begin to enjoy results.

    If you are not sure how to network or directly market yourself to hiring authorities, complete the steps in our Career Portal under PREPARE, SEARCH & CONNECT and INTERVIEW. Our Career Portal shares inside secrets only utilized by recruiters throughout the sixteen step process for finding a job. Follow the advice offered throughout the steps and you will be celebrating your new job sooner rather than later!

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  • It is easy to blame your circumstances or outside sources as the reason for not finding a job. However, it’s the choices you make that have the greatest impact on your search.

    • Do you choose to only utilize job boards?
    • Do you choose to wait until the perfect opportunity becomes available?
    • Do you choose to only communicate by email?
    • Do you choose to use the same methods that are not working?
    • Do you choose to justify you lack of results?

    There are many situations throughout your job search that are uncomfortable and somewhat defeating. It is important for you to realize that you have 100% control over the choices you make each day.

    • Choose to add people to your network daily.
    • Choose to use many different techniques to find a job.
    • Choose to only spend 10% of your time on job boards.
    • Choose to market yourself directly to hiring authorities.
    • Choose to spend 35-40 hours on your job search weekly.
    • Choose to schedule informational interviews.
    • Choose to set minimum result standards daily.

    The choices you make not only impact your job search, they define the person you become! Starting today, only make choices that move your job search forward.

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  • Unfortunately, the answer is “it depends.” Your job search is probably going to take longer than you anticipated and yet there are job seekers fortunate enough to find a job within a few days.

    There are many factors that impact the length of your job search:

    • The economy
    • The Job Market
    • Economic conditions in the location you have targeted
    • The number of jobs available in your field in your geographic area
    • Flexibility in your job preferences
    • Your credentials – skills, stability and experience
    • The longer you are unemployed – the longer it will generally take to find a job
    • The amount of time and energy dedicated to your search
    • The quality of your resume, cover letters and references
    • Your communication and follow-up skills

    Some of these factors, like economic conditions, are not in your control. However, other factors like the willingness to consider relocation or other job targets are things you can change. If you are not obtaining results, you must do something different. Those things may include:

    • Opening your search to a larger geographic area
    • Investigating new targets
    • Revising your paperwork <x{(}>(resume, cover letter, references)
    • Spending more time on your search efforts
    • Building your professional network
    • Marketing yourself directly to hiring authorities vs. spending your entire day on Job Boards

    You will find a job, the questions is when your efforts and timing will align with the needs of a prospective employer.

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  • Wake up each morning to the planner you filled out the night before outlining 100% of the calls you will make that day. It’s not enough to expect your job search to turn around; you have to make it happen. Most individuals who are finding employment have constantly changed up the way they conduct their search.

    Realities in Today’s Competitive Job Market:

    1. Over 50% of job seekers found their job by networking
    2. Over 30% of job seekers found their job by directly marketing themselves

    That leaves only 20% of job seekers who found their job by all other resources including job boards and website postings (highest competition – lowest return on time invested).

    Conduct an honest review of your job search by doing the following:

    1. Determine what you really want?  (Job title, location, industry, salary range, additional targets)
    2. Believe that your goal is achievable
    3. Write down your goal where you can read it as you conduct your search
    4. Determine daily minimum standards
    5. Identify how to overcome obstacles you’ve encountered to date
    6. Determine if you need additional knowledge or skills
    7. Determine how to build your network daily
    8. Make a daily plan – know 100% of the calls you will make each day
    9. Visualize yourself accepting a job offer
    10. Spend a minimum of 35 hours a week on your job search if you’re unemployed, 10-15 hours if you are employed

    Follow this advice shared today and you will give yourself the gift of employment.

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