"3 Job Search Lies That Keep You Unemployed" -- Are They Draining YOUR Bank Account? From: David Perry Thank you for watching our video summit, "How to Get Hired Fast With Guerrilla Job Search Tactics!" We all agree -- the job market is horrible and it's only going to get worse. That's why, as [...]
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New Grads Despite the tight labor market, you CAN stand out from the crowd and get the job you really want. Consider Eugene, a software developer from Savage, MN. After getting serious about his job search, he found his ideal job -- at a higher salary than he expected -- in just over six weeks. [...]
"3 Job Search Lies That Keep You Unemployed" -- Are They Draining YOUR Bank Account? From: David Perry and Mark Haluska Thank you for watching our video summit, "How to Get Hired Fast With Guerrilla Job Search Tactics!" We all agree -- the job market is horrible and it's only going to get worse. [...]
By Kevin Donlin I got an intriguing question email today from the career service office of a university where I’m speaking next month. Below is the question and my answer. This should interest you if you’re a recent college grad looking for your first job. It may also give you clarity if you find yourself in [...]
We’ve all received bad career advice at some point. Mine came from an aunt who said: “You should be a chemical engineer. You’d be good at it.” Two years of advanced math and 627 headaches later, I decided she was wrong. Here’s some bad career advice on resume writing that my clients have received from [...]
I do not endorse job search sites - however ExecuNet has always been the exception because of the results obtained by senior people who take the time and make the effort to engage with the site's features.
I know this sounds like heresy but there’s method in my madness. Call the personnel department of the companies on your target list. Ask their manager or recruiter what outside agency or third party recruiting firm they use. Why? For two strategic reasons, First, any personnel person will immediately ask why you want to know. To which you answer, “I’ve been to your web site and I understand that you’re not looking for someone with my skill set right now but the agency you use may be dealing with other firms who could use my skill set --- so I guess I’m looking for a recommendation from you.” After they get over the compliment they will likely ask you about your skill set etc., in which case you should tell them that, “I didn’t call you looking for a back door into your company but if you want to have a cup of coffee sometime I’d be happy to share my accomplishments with you.” If they push you be prepared to sell yourself shamelessly. Second, if they don’t press you for an interview, insist on knowing whom they use and why. Personnel Managers love saving money on fees, so they...
If you want to increase the pull of your direct mail campaigns then consider putting together matching letterhead and envelopes that have your picture on them. I use the head and shoulders shot below with quotes from clients to increase my mass mailings. You can do the same thing. I recommend you do this with your second and third tier prospects because the direct one-on-one approach will work better. This is a great idea for marketing and sales people who want to change industry and need to generate a large quantity of leads quickly. Use a good quality head shot. To save money ask a friend to use their digital camera. Make sure it’s set on the highest quality. You’ll need a 400 dpi resolution jpeg to ensure a crisp picture. Wear a good suit and tie. Take off your glasses so the flash doesn’t reflect off them. Use a light background behind you and wear dark clothes. Make certain you wear a contrasting color shirt. For example white with a blue suit, so you can be seen clearly when the picture is shrunken to one square inch and printed in black & white or gray tones. It’s a statistical...
There’s a huge obvious benefit to engaging in creative out-of-the-box activities which will bring you to the attention of hiring managers. There’s also a real danger of crossing the line and doing something in poor taste or something that puts you or the potential employer at risk. Here’s an example pulled from the pages of the Montreal Gazette in Montreal, Canada on October 15th , 2004: “The job hunter hoped his resume would land him an interview. What he got was the attention of the bomb squad. The man was arrested after he included his CV in a ticking package left in a Montrealmarketing firm’s washroom last month. It was his way of drawing attention to the application, as he was among 400 contenders vying for six paid internships. The 24-year-old didn’t get the job but he did get charged with public mischief. He had handed the receptionist an Arabic newspaper with a note alerting her to the ticking parcel in the men’s washroom, police said. At a time of heightened concerns over terrorism, the package raised the specter of a bombing. Montreal police evacuated the company’s building. Later, police discovered the package was harmless. It contained a metronome -...
Become recognized and branded as an "industry expert" by writing and producing a newsletter. All you really need to do is summarize best practices – add your experience or comments – print and mail it. When you send a newsletter with topical information that’s actually useful, employers may recognize your name when you telephone, making them more likely to take your call. When they in turn are looking to hire someone with your expertise you’re likely to be one of their first calls. Newsletters should be 1-4 pages but no longer. Summarize lengthy pieces and refer the reader to your web site for the full text version. You can dress up the newsletter without breaking the bank by using pre-printed paper from companies like Paper Direct, http://paperdirect.com/ Make an electronic version and put it on your website. Skeptical? Don't be. Everyone takes the "experts" phone call. Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.