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Cockroach resumes, paper resumes, and carpet bombing

An 18 inch cockroach is the best resume I’ve seen. A friend of mine was applying for a job as a programmer of railroad simulators. He knew that many programmers could do the technical part. He also knew that the artistic part was just as important. Drawing is difficult, but sculpture is even tougher. He […]

Resume blasting

Should you put your resume out on one internet job board? On 50? It really could get you a job. But there’s a down side too. Consider:

Your boss calls you into his office and closes the door. “Two days ago you posted your resume on an internet job board. Why are you quitting?” Are […]

Networking, referrals, recruiters, and job boards

Even a fox can get a job guarding a henhouse if he has good enough references.

Internet job boards fill 25% of jobs, recruiters fill 16%, and referrals fill 27% of jobs according to one survey. So where do you want to concentrate your job hunting time?

But there are so many jobs on Indeed, […]

Is your job search evolving or going nowhere?

If you kill time, you’ll murder your future. In your job search, are you comfortable doing the same thing over and over? If you are getting interviews, you are doing a lot right. If you are not getting interviews, you need to add something different.

Here is an example of people with potential dying early […]

What if there are 6 ads and you really want the job?

You see 6 ads for one job you really want. It is so good you would quit you’re your current job just to apply. What do you do?

High Priority Jobs

Getting your resume into the hiring manager’s hands is your quest.

First gather information.

Is there anything that makes you think the writer […]

What to do if there are Six Ads For One Job – part one

You see 3 job board ads with almost identical wording for a job in the same suburb. You go online and find 3 social network ads that are almost identical from 3 more different companies. It has to be one job, not 6 different ones. What do you do?

First decide how much you want […]

Tricks To Get Past The Screeners

First of all, apply for every job you are qualified for. It is impossible to tell if the job is real. You may as well take 5 minutes and apply.

Did you notice I did NOT say take 15 seconds and apply? Internet job boards let you send off a resume without thinking. You can […]

How job boards use and abuse you

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 […]

Hallowe’en and your job search, really.

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 […]

Beat the job boards – 4 ways to get a call

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 […]