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How to overcome an employer’s resistance to hiring you

Why won’t they hire you? Do desperate employers resist hiring anyone? Do they resist change? Or is it something else they resist?

Would you like to win a million dollars tax free? But isn’t that a change?

If Oprah gave you a new car and money to pay the taxes on it, how hard would […]

2 ways to use certifications to FIND jobs-especially if you don’t have any

Certifications can definitely get you a job interview. They can also get you laughed at. BS, MBA and PhD are all certifications. So are CPA, CISSP, MCSE, MCAD, MCST, CNE and CPC.

The most amazing certification chameleon has been MCSE-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. At first it was a sure key to a quick job and […]

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, […]

Job interview – Good manners

Good manners soothe people in a potentially bad situation. In a positive situation good manners make everyone involved even more pleased. Manners are society’s way of helping people cope with each other.

Here are some situations and how to deal with them:

I really want this job: At the end of the interview say, “This […]

Gutsy job search networking

The most spectacular networking I have ever seen was done by an out of work international executive. It took incredible guts and an unswerving belief in his mission.

He was a multilingual Canadian who had hired and fired a lot of people in his career. He did something very simple, he started a job hunting […]

LinkedIn – How to get 8,000,000 contacts today

The best attempt to date at business computer networking is www.linkedin.com . So I am going to point out what is obvious to some people.

You’ll be asked for the standard personal information. You can also put in a lot more information about yourself. You can choose the level of information you allow out.

They […]

Blog job networking

There are 6 billion people. If you passionately care about something, someone else will too. Find them and you have a network.

This is either a metaphor or a call to action. You can either use the idea of blogs to create a non-computer network, or you can start your own blog.

Personal networks are […]

Networking with scissors and screen prints – for jobs

Networking with scissors and screen prints – for jobs

Your best introduction can be made with scissors or a screen print.

Decide which people you want to network with. Let’s say program managers. Look in websites, newspapers, trade publications, and business magazines for any mention of any program manager who might hire you, or know […]

The 100% easiest network

The absolute easiest job search networking tool is one of the least used.

To network, you have to communicate. To communicate comfortably you have to have a reason. The most overlooked reason is to say, “Thank you.”

Do you think this is too easy? Do too many people do it? When was the last time […]

How to get that job they don’t want to give you or don’t have

You may get a job by thorough persistence. Don’t be pestilential and persistent, be pleasant, nice and thoroughly persistent. Let me demonstrate.

My daughter Merrilee has Down Syndrome. Her IQ is 43. She has a lot of advantages over job seekers with down syndrome. Job seekers with down syndrome accept what happens to them fatalistically. […]