Job Search: The Dual Mentality

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Last night I gave a presention to a group of about 40 job seekers at a local church. I focused on the concept which was first introduced by Tom Peter in his 1997 Fast Magazine article, “The Brand Called You.” That is… you need to think like you’re the CEO of Me Incorporated during your job search (and, well, really during your whole career!). This message is a core theme in my book, What You Need To Know To Get A Job Now!, and I’ve mentioned it many times here on the daily career blog. As CEO of Me Inc, you have many roles to fulfill. In the beginning stages of your job search, there are definitely 2 you have to jump into…

Part 2: How to Prepare for an Interview with an Executive

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Yesterday, in “Part 1: How to Prepare for an Interview with an Executive,” we discussed the general mindset of executives and the perspective they’ll have when they’re interviewing you for a postion with their organization. Sometimes this level of interview is called a “stamp of approval” interview, which means that the executive is meeting with you to either approve of the candidate chose or exercise veto power. And that means that you still need to impress this person. Below are some of the typical questions you might get from an executive during your interview…

Part 1: How to Prepare for an Interview with an Executive

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A client has been interviewing for a fantastic opportunity that seems to match up well with the definition of her ideal job. She’s made it through the phone screening with the recruiter. She aced the interview with the hiring manager. Next up is round 3 with the VP of the division, a gentleman who came up through the ranks and has been with the company for a long time. She asked me: “What questions can I expect to be asked; what is the rationale behind each question asked; and can you give me hypothetical answers or best approaches to each?” Good question!…

How to Network in 6 Simple Steps

In the spirit of Saturday’s topic on the Job Search Boot Camp Show with Marny Lifshen (co-author of Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women), I thought I’d share a pretty good video I came across about networking from HowCast.com. Click here or see it below (if you’re viewing on the GreatOccupations.com website). According to the video producers, you will need trade organizations to join, good social skills and persistence. I concur! Directly from their website and video, the recommended steps on how to network are outlined below…

Yes, Absolutely, Get On LinkedIn

Yesterday, two different clients asked me if they should get on LinkedIn. My answer, of course, was, “Yes, absolutely.” I’m a big believer in using LinkedIn to do research and stay in touch in a soft way with your network. It’s also a huge resource for recruiters these days. Many of my clients report having been contacted by recruiters as a result of their profile on LinkedIn. I guess this isn’t surprising since LinkedIn claims that more than 40% of the Fortune 500 are using the site as their primary recruiting resource. Shared these useful resources with my clients – thought they’d help you too in case…

Resume Formatting Tip – The Headliner

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Here’s a resume formatting tip designed to help you make a strong impact. It’s not the most ideal solution for every resume, but it’s pretty handy when you want to emphasize a certain stand-out feature about yourself, highlight your personal brand or show multiple functional titles or areas you’re going after. I call it the headliner format. Some experts call it the title format…

You’re Meant To Be The CEO Of “Me Incorporated”

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Yesterday, I attended a networking luncheon for the Career Development Network. Executive coach, Dan Morman of Praxis Innovation spoke to us of “Creating Mindshifts in Job Seekers.” Dan gave us several good ideas and tools to use with clients. I thought one concept in particular would be great to share with you here on the Daily Career Blog…

“Why should I hire you over the other guy?”

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When you get into the interview process, you need to be able to answer the question, “Why should I hire you over the other guy?” Your answer needs to be stronger than providing a list of past tasks and experience. Yesterday, Jay talked about behavioral-based questions. He called them annoying…

How to Develop a Compelling Introduction Statement

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There are 2 certain facts of life that you have to face while job hunting. #1 is that you will need to network. And because of #1, you will need to do #2 – you will need to introduce yourself. Yesterday I talked about the 7 Steps to Developing Your Job Search Plan. Step #2 is “Assemble/Create Tools & Support,” and your introduction statement is another tool to…