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The Job Search Sales Process and Why Connections Count

Do you ever get calls from telemarketers?  How often do you end up making a purchase based on a cold call from a stranger? The statics say sales success based on cold calls is less than 1%.  In job search, sending out resumes to strangers is like cold calling. It has a very low success rate.  Here’s why: Read More »

Online Networking Etiquette

Online groups can be a great way to broaden your network – get to know others in your field, connect with leaders and put forth your expertise.  As you interact online, rules of good behavior and etiquette apply, just as they do in the real world.  Here are some ways to keep your online encounters positive: Read More »

April Fools for Job Seekers

Happy April Fool’s Day! In honor of the occasion, we got to thinking about some silly job search tactics.  Here are some pointers (NOT!) for job seekers on this April Fool’s Day.

Networking Short Cut

Everyone is busy. So when it comes to networking, cut to the chase. Read More »

Showing an Employer You’ve Got “Fit” – Part 2: Demonstrating Your Fit

Last week, we talked about exact what “fit” means in the hiring managers’ mind.  Now you understand the possible meanings behind “fit”, next step is to clearly demonstrate you’ve got it.

Showing You are a Fit

Interviewers rarely ask “Do you think you would fit in here?” Yet they are measuring fit all the time. The job seeker must proactively demonstrate fit. Given how subjective fit can be, it’s important to bring out your fit throughout the interview. Here’s how: Read More »

Showing an Employer You’ve Got “Fit” – Part 1: What is “Fit”?

“They told me they decided to go with someone who is a better fit,” a job seeker told me last week. “What does that mean? I feel like I would fit in fine. Why didn’t they think so?”

It’s very common to be told another candidate was chosen due to “fit”.  That word can have lots of different meanings and evaluating fit can be very subjective. Understanding what is meant by “fit” is the first step toward demonstrating you’ve got it. Read More »

How To Get And Give Recommendations On LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a job seeker’s best friend and there’s a lot you can do to optimize use of LinkedIn in your job search. One important action item is to add recommendations to your profile. Some job seekers feel hesitant to ask for these recommendations.  If done right, they can greatly enhance your LinkedIn profile and strengthening your impression with recruiters and hiring managers. Read More »

Questions to Ask When Networking

Job seekers are well aware that networking is critical, but it can be intimidating.  Even people who enjoy being social can find themselves tongue-tied when they have a goal in mind other than just chatting. Read More »

Video Friday – Handling Rejection During Your Job Search

Rejection is a normal, if unpleasant part of job search. In this video Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger tells you what to do when you are turned down for a job. Read More »

Customizing Your Resume

Customizing your resume to each job is an important way to bring out your match to the position and the company’s needs.  It takes time and thoughtfulness to rework your resume each time you learn of an open position.  Here is a step-by-step guide to make it easier. Read More »

Making Your Resume Stand Out

We often hear statistics about how many people apply for any given job opening. If the statistics are correct, recruiters and hiring managers sift through a lot of resumes. What’s the secret to standing out and being one of the resumes selected for follow up? Read More »

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