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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]