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A holiday job hunting secret to get you hired

Here is a job hunting secret for the holidays. You can use holidays and vacations to give yourself a serious job boost. All you have to do is follow the advice in this video I made on cyber monday.

http://youtu.be/oH5vlnaufLA

Guerilla gardening, jobs and job searches

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka” (I found it!) but “That’s funny.” (Asimov)

I was down to 5 blueberry plants. I had more in the past. I love blueberries. Because of the varieties I have, I get to pick them for 2 [...]

Hiding real problems

If you’re afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody’s perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don’t work as well as you think they do. (Morgenstern)

Does this make my butt look big? No. Your butt looks big anyway. Let me find something that makes people look at [...]

Am I showing up?

If they can’t see you, you aren’t there. If they can’t take their eyes off you, there’s no competition.

What is the difference between these scenarios?

You send out 100 resumes in an hour and get no response. You spend two days deciding who to send resumes to, send out 3 resumes, and [...]

Resumes and elephant guns

Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world. (Archimedes)

In the old Tarzan movies a “great white hunter” is walking through the African plains followed by a couple of trusty gun bearers. Suddenly, out of the trees, an elephant charges. He reaches back and his huge elephant [...]

Can I make my job skills more attractive?

Perception is everything when you have 30 seconds to make a sale. Most resumes are deleted in 12 seconds. You don’t even have 30 seconds to sell yourself.

If you were going to hire an audit manager which of these two skill sets sounds better:

Managed large audit department for 3 years. Managed 18 person [...]

Two ways to Robo-Network

Do you want to be known as the person who can solve any problem?

Then go to where people with problems are: online. I assume you are an expert at your profession. Go online and find an online forum where you can contribute. You can ask your co-workers and teachers what online forums they suggest. [...]

Three types of recruiters

If you allow others to control your career, you will only get the reward they allow.

Three types of recruiters

There are three basic recruiting types. Knowing which one will help you the most is extremely important. Go to the wrong one and you’ll get that nagging feeling that he is not on your side.

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Recruiters And The Hair On The Back Of Your Neck

Have you ever talked to a recruiter and had the hair on the back of your neck stand up? …the feeling that you are being lied to? …the nagging doubt about his sincerity? …the dread that you are making a big mistake?

You were right! Listen to your feelings.

Why recruiters lie

Not because their [...]

80% of jobs are hidden – How To Find Them

The webinar on how to find the 80% of jobs that are NOT advertised can be seen here.

The cheatsheet can be downloaded free here.