Something You Should Know about Job Hunting


Your Next Job

June 25, 2014

 

Interview with Paul B. Brown, author of the book Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How you approach a job search is really important. Many people take the approach...

 

Paul B. Brown:
Somewhere out there is the perfect job for me all I have to do is find it. Oh gosh is that hard, I mean you've got to figure it out, you've got to make phone calls upon phone calls, you've got to do research upon that.


Paul B. Brown

What Makes A Great Workplace Culture

March 25, 2014

 

Interview with Adam Bryant, author of the book Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to create a positive workplace culture don’t hire jerks.

 

Adam Bryant:
Because jerks multiple there is a phenomenon where you bring people into the company and they can have this effect on other people around them where they bring out bad behavior in other people.
 


Adam Bryant

What Your Resume Must Do

December 19, 2013

 

Interview with Patricia Sadar, author of the book Congratulations...Your Resume Rocks
www.congratsbooks.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to write a good resume you need to understand its true function.

 

Patricia Sadar:
Really what they need to be doing is looking at their resume as their brochure. So the job of the resume no longer is to outline their previous jobs it’s to land the interview.
 


Patricia Sadar

What Strangers Can Do For You

September 30, 2013

 

Interview with Alan Gregerman, author of the book The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’re more likely to think that your friends, colleagues, and connections are the ones that will help you up the ladder of success.

 

Alan Gregerman:
And I believe it’s actually in a significant way the opposite.  That it’s who you could know that matters because the folks we know are an awful lot like us and they rarely push us to reach our potential.
 


Alan Gregerman

What Employers Are Really Looking For

September 25, 2013

 

Interview with Tracey Wilen Daugenti, author of the book Society 3.0

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Jobs; especially full time jobs with benefits are scarce. So you have to be strategic in how you apply in order to improve your chances. And the first thing to keep in mind is…

 

Tracey Wilen Daugenti:
Networking is still the critical aspect to get a job. 85% of jobs are still secured today through personal networks.
 


Tracey Wilen Daugenti

What To Say In A Job Interview - Part 2

July 24, 2013

 

Interview with Vicky Oliver, author of the book 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A job interview can be nerve wracking because so much is riding on the outcome so preparation for the interview is key.

 

Vicky Oliver:
But also just you know walking in and having confidence and poise and being able to look at that person in the eye really helps.
 


Vicky Oliver

What To Say In A Job Interview

July 23, 2013

 

Interview with Vicky Oliver, author of the book 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In a tight job market scoring an actual job interview is a big deal and you don’t want to blow it. So be prepared to answer this question…

 

Vicky Oliver:
“Well why should I hire you?” which to me is the most basic question of all. I mean you’re actually there to be hired, right? It really shouldn’t trip you up.
 


Vicky Oliver

Finding A New Job In 2013

May 21, 2013

 

Interview with Dana Manciagli, author of the book Cut the Crap, Get a Job! a New Job Search Process for a New Era

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Finding a job in today’s market is going to take time - probably more time than you even imagined.

 

Dana Manciagli:
So figure for every 10 thousand dollars that you’re aiming to make in salary there’s at least 1 month – that’s the rule of thumb.
 


Dana Manciagli

How People Really Find New Jobs

March 21, 2013

 

Interview with Roger Wright, author of the book Finding Work When There Are No Jobs

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When finding a job is difficult it may help to look at the people who actually do get jobs.

 

Roger Wright:
Ask 10 people how they got their jobs and see if 1 of them got it through a good resume or a good interview. There’s always some other personal factor.
 


Roger Wright

Guerilla Tactics For Job Hunters

March 1, 2013

 

Interview with David Perry, co-author of the book Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the world of job-hunting if you want to be effective you have to keep in mind why companies hire people.

 

David Perry:
Let's be honest, employers hire people to solve problems, not because you're a great guy. They don't know you're a great guy or a great gal until well after they've hired you.
 


David Perry

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