With over 15 years of experience as a hiring manger, and 6 years as a job search coach, I have been advising clients on how to get a job based on what I looked for as a hiring manager.
This package of 3 recordings combines my job interview preparation strategies, tips on returning to the workforce that include new strategies for job seekers, as well as the top 5 things you need to fix in your job search.
And for $20 for a recording that you can listen to over and over--that gives you specific tips to immediately implement that will make an impact on your search, it's worth it!
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#1: How to Fix the 5 Things You're Doing Wrong in Your Job Search
This is a compilation of the most common challenges that jobseekers are facing, and my concrete tips they can implement to move their search in the right direction.
Chances are high that you have the same questions.
I was interviewed by client -- and PR Pro -- Scott Grigg who asks the same questions that you have as a listener.
Here's an outline of what the recording covers:
* What I looked for as a hiring manager--to help you understand the HR/Recruiter/Hiring Manager's point of view to better communicate your benefits.
* Why it's critical to customize resumes for every position, and ways to efficiently streamline the process.
* Why you MUST include accomplishments on your resume (and where to look for them in your career.)
* Formatting tips I use in the resumes I write for my clients.
* The difference between a functional and chronological resume and why recruiters and HR people don't like functional resumes.
* How to effectively incorporate the concepts behind a functional resume into a widely-accepted chronological resume format.
* The truth behind how hiring managers and recruiters view cover letters.
* How to write one that actually gets read
* What employers expect to read in a cover letter--so you'd better have it in there.
Networking Outside the Box:
* How to make the most of the conversations you have with people from different industries.
* What's so special about LinkedIn that can really help your search
Sealing the Deal in a Job Interview:
* The ONE tip that my clients who get jobs implement in the interview that seals the deal.
Following Up Without Stalking:
* There's a fine line between showing interest and sliding into the "creepy" factor. Cross the line, and you won't get the job. I'll talk about similar situations that everyone can relate to that demonstrates the difference.
As you can see, this 60 minute MP3 is PACKED with information that you need to land your next position.
#2: A Better Way to Prepare for Job Interviews; As Developed by a Hiring Manager
As a hiring manager, I was always concerned that this was a great person, but hiding behind a bad resume or bad interview skills. I then did some research on the tips that were being published for job seekers and was appalled at how bad much of it was.
The main flaw is that just because I was hiring someone, I never got out a book on interviewing to learn how to interview a candidate, so why do people think preparing perfect answers to a random list of questions that in all likelihood stand a slim chance of being asked--will actually be a part of the interview.
I just wanted to get to know a candidate, to hear the examples of the great work that they did, the problems they solved, and how their past job related to what I'd like them to do for me.
This MP3 teaches my TODAY method of preparing for job interviews, as well as how to prepare to answer the top 5 questions you will always be asked.
The TODAY method is an effective mental scavenger hunt to develop detailed examples of what you did in a past position. And here's the top 5 questions that you're likely to be asked.
1. Tell Me About Yourself: Everyone gets stumped on this question, but it's actually not meant to trip you up, but meant to just get you to talk. The ball's in your court--so learn how to use this to your advantage.
2. Why Did You Leave Your Last Job / Why Are You Looking? If you have a job, this can be a tricky question, if you left your last job under not-so-great circumstances, this can still be a tricky question. I'll teach you how to avoid the RED FLAGS that send interviewers running.
3. Why Should We Hire You? If you don't know why a company should hire you--what unique attributes you bring to the table--then how is a company supposed to figure it out?
4. The Salary Question: Understand this question from a hiring manager's perspective to better answer it from your perspective.
5. Do you have any questions for us? Asking good questions can give you some real insight into the position and company, as well as demonstrate your intelligence to a hiring manager.
The TODAY Method takes you through identifying specific examples in your experience to discuss during an interview.
Teamwork, Obstacles, Duties, Achievements and Your Strengths/Weaknesses
By preparing all of these materials, you'll cover 90% of what an employer is likely going to want you to discuss--regardless of how they ask the question.
The MP3 is 75 minutes and jam-packed with great advice. It's the same presentation I've delivered at many job search groups, and have had people come up to me later and say that they landed jobs based on the advice in this presentation.
So yeah...it's worth it.
#3 Get Back to Work! Tips to Reenter the Workforce...and New Ideas for Veteran Job SeekersThis recording is from a presentation I delivered to address specific questions for job seekers who were looking to re-enter the workforce after taking a break to take care of personal issues, or who wanted to pursue their own interests before they had to look for work. It also includes many other great ideas on a variety of topics that are relevant to anyone in a job search, specifically: * What employers are most concerned with when they see people with a gap in their resume, and how you should address the situation in your resume and in an interview. * Dealing with a future employer’s spoken (or unspoken) concerns about childcare.* The correct, and effective way to follow up with employers.* How to make cold calls to employers—the introduction I always use that works like a charm.* Resume writing tips, and the incredible importance of including key words on the resume.* Why you MUST closely read job descriptions before applying. Teaches job seekers strategies to effectively address employers concerns about candidates who are reentering the workforce, and also provides tips applicable to anyone in job search mode.