Permission Slips for a Successful Job Search
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- What do we know about the need to be perfect in our job search? We know that it can be crippling, even paralyzing, at the time when we most need to be in action. If I were going to give you permission slips for a successful job search, I would include the following:
- Permission to take action with incomplete information.
- Make mistakes, as long as you keep moving.
- Stir up lots of emotions and feelings.
- Want to be alone, or even hide, for one day.
- Rise above the internal talk/mind chatter.
- Really screw up, and learn from it.
- Celebrate daily victories and accomplishments.
- Be certain of your ultimate success.
- Seek the experts & resources you need to guide you.
Ensure Job Search Success - Post Your Resume Online
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Recruiters are reporting a higher numbers of positions to fill than in months past. And most are turning to career websites to instantly find qualified candidates currently on the market. However, with so many available candidates, and the large fees charged them by the biggest job boards, many hiring managers have turned to a variety of the smaller job boards to look for new employees.
So while it may take some time, posting your resume on ALL the best sites, large and small, is the best way to maximize your job opportunities. If you want the exposure but also want to avoid spending 60 hours filling out lots of web forms, consider letting a resume posting service do the work for you. Fill out just one easy form and in about 15 minutes you'll be posted on up to 75 top career sites like Monster, Job.net, CareerBuilder, Dice and more. A comprehensive list of all the sites they post to is on their home page.
Whether you do it by hand or use a resume posting service, creating accounts on all the best career sites will give you access to millions of jobs and exposure to 1.5 million employers and recruiters daily. Get your resume posted on all the top career sites at once. Try Resume Rabbit!
Illegal interview questions
There are questions employers should not ask. In fact, federal and state laws prohibit prospective employers from asking certain questions that are not related to the job they are hiring for. Questions should be job-related and not used to find out personal information.
In a nutshell, employers should not be asking about your race, gender, religion, marital status, age, disabilities, ethnic background, country of origin, sexual preferences or age.
If you are asked illegal questions you have several options. You can simply answering the question. You can answer the intent of the question. For example, if you are asked whether you are a United States citizen, you can reply that you are authorized to work in the U.S. (which is all they legally need to know). You can change the topic of conversation, and perhaps the interviewer will even realize their misstep, or you can refuse to answer the question all together.
Surviving interviews in restaurants
NEW YORK, NY -- Interviews can be stressful, but, interviewing can be even more stressful if the interviewer invites you to lunch or dinner. Here's some tips for surviving interviewing while eating:
- Manners matter! Be polite and remember to say "please" and "thank you" to the restaurant staff.
- Keeping track. Beverages will be on the right, side plates will be to the left. For example, your water glass will be on the right and your bread plate will be on the left.
- Put your napkin on your lap once everyone is seated. If you need to leave the table, put your napkin on the seat or the arm of your chair.
- Order something easy to eat - not barbequed ribs, spaghetti and meatballs, big sandwiches or anything else that can be messy.
- Be frugal! Don't order the most expensive entree on the menu.
- Try to stay calm, relaxed, and involved in the conversation.
Interview tool gives you the competitive advantage
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Did you know that when the job market was booming it took an average of 3 interviews to get 1 job offer? Now it takes 17! When you finally land the job interview of your dreams will you have what it takes to land the job offer? You must stand out during the job interview or you might as well be playing the lottery.
Most job seekers spend hours creating their resumes and cover letters, searching through job postings, reviewing classified ads and networking--all in order to land the job interview. Yet 99% of them don't have a clue what to do when they get one.
There's a little known "secret career document" you can quickly and easily customize for your next important job interview that literally forces the interviewer to picture you filling the position. This powerful technique was created by one of California's top marketing professionals. His method guarantees you'll automatically stand out from the crowd and shoot straight to the top of the "must hire" list for any position you seek. To ace your next interview and get hired faster, check out this free video.
Behavior-Based Interviews: How To Beat The Rap
MILWAUKEE, WI -- "Past performance predicts future productivity," said Lynn Williams, president of Prestige Placements. This is the basis for behavior-based interview questions.
Behavior-based interview questions look something like this: "So, tell me about a time when you had to overcome objections during a sales call. What did you do? What was the end result? How did you feel about it?"
Combatting these questions can be tough -- if you haven't prepared in advance. We recommend developing several sound bites based on your achievements. Use the CAR method when developing them: Challenge, Action, Result. What was the challenge? What action did you take to resolve it? What was the end result? Develop five to seven of these sound bites, write them down, and rehearse them. You don't want to sound like a parrot, but you do want to be prepared to beat the rap.
Recruiters and Head Hunters
NEW YORK, NY -- When looking for a job, you may want to consider working with a recruiter. Recruiters, otherwise known as head hunters or search consultants, are hired by companies to find candidates for them, and often know about unadvertised jobs.
It's important to note, that recruiters do not charge the job seeker. The company pays a fee, typically when a candidate is hired. When contacting a recruiter send a resume and cover letter just as though you were applying for a job. If a recruiter calls you, always call back - even if you are not currently job hunting. You never know when circumstances might change and you might need job search assistance.
If you don't know of any good recruiters and/or want to instantly have your resume sent to 1000's of recruiters that specialize in people with your skills, one service Resume Mailman can instantly email your resume to to 1000's of targeted recruiters. You can even get a list of the recruiters they forwarded your resume to for follow up. To try Resume Mailman, go to this link.
Does your resume make you look too old?
NEW YORK, NY -- Age often becomes a hiring issue much sooner than we expect. In some industries, you can be considered too old or "washed up" while you are still in your thirties! People with "too much" experience are often intimidating to a hiring manager or may be mistakenly considered "harder to manage". If you're concerned about subconscious age discrimination when your resume is reviewed, then following these suggestions for streamlining your resume will help keep your resume from the reject pile:
- Limit what you list on your resume.
- Include only the last fifteen years when applying for a manager job.
- List ten years for technical jobs and five years for a high-tech job.
- Leave your other experience off your resume or list it without dates.
- Do not include dates when you list your education and training.
- Consider using a functional resume rather than chronological.
Have you tried this NEW job search engine yet?
LOS ANGELES, CA -- If you've recently been searching online for a job, you realize there are literally thousands of different websites all listing potential job matches for you. Amazingly enough, even the biggest employment sites have less than 10% of available jobs listed online. Yet finding and then searching through thousands of different job boards and company websites is nearly impossible. Conversely, overlooking any one of these sites could cause you to miss out on the job of your dreams.
Wouldn't it be great if you could search all online job listings from just one website? Well you finally can, with a new job search engine at JobsWanted.com. This site works just like Google, Yahoo or Bing, except it searches only for targeted job listings from sites like: CareerBuilder, Beyond.com, Job.com, SimplyHired, Jobs2Careers, and more.
You simply plug in your job title and desired location, and in seconds you can review all your best job matches pulled from all the top job sites -- and all in one place. Now instead of spending endless hours bouncing around to countless different job sites, the jobs are brought right to you in seconds. The best part is there's no charge for this service, no sign up required, and you can try it right now. Just go to: JobsWanted.com for--free.
Job Search Tools Highlighted in This Issue:
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- [Video] The Job Interview Secret Program
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- Resume Mailman
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- JobsWanted: New Powerful Job Search Engine
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