How Many Calls Is Too Many?

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Everyone is busy, and the hiring manager is no exception. Yesterday we talked about the importance of a making a phone call to the hiring manager, but how many times should you call before you hurt your chances for an interview?

Do You Know How Busy I Am?!?

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Workers and Managers are busier than ever being bombarded by emails. The overflow of information is overwhelming. Hiring managers are no different. They are overloaded, and are juggling something they would not rather do – screening and interviewing a cadre of candidates. Their regular day-to-day job is busy enough, and now they need to review resumes and interview candidates. And a simple call can be the difference between a job and a rejection pile.

Internal Jobs

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When considering applying for an internal job, make a personal connection when possible. Setup time with the hiring manager to find out more about the position. This lets you find out more about the position to see if this is truly a fit. It also allows you to find the pain points the manager is dealing with, what’s working in the group, what isn’t working, the manager’s style, and the dynamics of the group. You can also determine fit and see if this is the position for you. This type of information helps any job candidate have an advantage during the application process.

Hacking The Technical Interview

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Are you technical? Many technical candidates participate in a technical interview. VJ Vijai claims he has been on 20 or so technical interviews, and has gotten a job from each one. He uses “Jedi mind tricks” and Nuero-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In this short video of a 2008 presentation in Seattle, VJ explains his techniques of Syncing, Anchoring and Footprinting:

VP of Monster Talks About Best Strategies for Job Hunting

The video below (click here if you’re not reading this at the site) features Gabriel Bouchard, VP of, who talks about the “hidden job market” and says that in addition to looking for a job online, you need to leverage relationships in your network. In 2:38 minutes, Bouchard summarizes very well the most critical things you need to know about effective job hunting. In addition to networking to find jobs that aren’t posted, he suggests you…

Disabled Workers

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Companies are not forced to hire those with disabilities, but those companies that do win my respect. I will continue to support Disney because of their choice to hire those with disabilities. Sound off in our comments of other companies. That company will get my respect (and possibly my business), and you may be helping someone living with a disability.