You can effectively use internet job boards. You can get hired. First though, you have to understand the weaknesses of job boards. Then you can use these 4 weaknesses to your advantage.
Let’s say you have a choice between hiring someone you worked with for 3 years or a stranger. The person you know is [...]
The best people have the hardest time finding jobs when they are laid off. It is a fact. It is not for the reason you are thinking.
This is my experience.
I was the only person out of 300 that knew for sure that layoffs were coming. I had a mole in the headquarters in [...]
I know it is not Hallowe’en. Humor me.
Tips for job seekers and Halloween trick or treaters are just about the same. Think about how each of these directly applies to looking for a job.
If you are scared, get your dad (a coach) to help on a few doors. Dress for success. Look the [...]
80% of all resumes are discarded 12 seconds AFTER they get to the first human.
Seize the screeners attention.
Here is the secret. Look at the first two sentences.
Using numbers or BOLDED words gets attention Great first words make a difference The first two or three bullet points under your first job [...]
How do you get people to pay attention to your resume when there are 100 others just like it?
You can’t. You have to be different.
The best way to be different is to be obviously well qualified. Another great way is to prove, not just say, that you have a great attitude. You [...]
When I put an ad on a job board I often get 100 replies, but only 1 or 2 candidates are viable. Since people have to go through 100 terrible resumes to find one or two good ones, electronic filters have been employed. Some of those filters are pretty good. Most of the filters are [...]
Putting out an ad for a job that doesn’t exist is called “trolling” in the recruiting business.
When you troll for fish you drag a bait or lure behind your boat as you putter around the lake. Eventually a fish grabs it, and you reel in the fish. When you troll for candidates you [...]
As a recruiter I help people get jobs, but only a few people. I also prepare a bunch of people to get jobs on their own. [...]
Experience is that marvelous thing that allows you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (Franklin P. Jones)
You can’t get in the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) unless you have a job acting in a movie that is going to use union actors. You can’t get a job in a union movie unless [...]
An old friend laughed when she read my article on procrastinating. She knows I am a king at procrastinating. She mentioned how I … [...]