Something You Should Know about Job Hunting

What Employers Want In A Employee

July 14, 2016


Interview with Mark Murphy, author of the book Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude




Mike Carruthers:
In today’s job market employers are not only looking for people with the right skills they’re also looking for people with the right attitude.


Mark Murphy:
When people fail on the job, and about 46% of them will, they fail for attitudinal reasons. 89% of people that fail, fail because they just didn’t fit the culture, they weren’t motivated enough.

Mark Murphy

How To Hire The Right Person

May 9, 2016


Interview with George Anders, author of the book The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else




Mike Carruthers:
Anyone who’s ever had to hire someone for a job in an office or as a housekeeper or babysitter knows that hiring the right person is tough and here’s why…


George Anders:
We tend to latch onto the superficial and we get impressed by degrees and we get impressed by people who meet us well and often those are pretty much irrelevant for the job at hand.

George Anders

Changing Careers

March 21, 2016


Interview with Erika Andersen, author of the book Be Bad First




Mike Carruthers:
It’s likely you will change jobs or careers more than once in your lifetime which means doing something new.


Erika Andersen:
If you’re going to be doing something new, something you haven’t done before, you’re going to be bad at it – that’s the nature of “noviceness”.

Erika Andersen

Staying Relevant In Today's Job Market

February 18, 2016


Interview with Barbara Mistick, author of the book Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace




Mike Carruthers:
Many people are worried that their job if not their entire industry may soon become obsolete.


Barbara Mistick:
If you look at data from the world economic forum that just said last month that about 5 million jobs are going to go away in the next 5 years. A recent Oxford study said 1 out of 2 jobs are in danger of being automated.


Barbara Mistick

Finding The Hidden Job Market

December 25, 2015


Interview with Donald Asher, author of the book Cracking The Hidden Job Market: How to Find Opportunity in Any Economy




Mike Carruthers:
In this job market you need every advantage and you first need to know where the jobs are.


Donald Asher:
I checked all of the research; I went back almost 30 years and somewhere between 55% and 80% of jobs go to someone who did not respond to a posted opening. And that’s the hidden job market it’s invisible to your typical job seeker.

Donald Asher

Better Ways To Find A Job

October 13, 2015


Interview with Pam Lassiter, author of the book The New Job Security, Revised: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career




Mike Carruthers:
When you’re looking for a new job…


Pam Lassiter:
You do 2 things (usually). You’ll go to the Internet and look for any job posting you can and punch reply and you’ll tell all of your friends that you’re looking for a job. Neither one of those are really great uses of your time.

Pam Lassiter

Your Next Job

September 30, 2015


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




Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree that finding a new job is hard work and that may have something to do with how you approach it.


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!

Paul B. Brown

Job Search Ideas

September 18, 2015


Interview with Peter Studner, author of the book Super Job Search IV




Mike Carruthers:
When you need a new job it’s easy to look to the internet which can be helpful when finding job openings.


Peter Studner:
But on the other hand it’s also a detriment to the candidate because they send too much time at home sending out tons of resumes when they really should be getting out and meeting people and practicing on their interviewing.


Peter Studner

Making Connections To Help Your Career

August 17, 2015


Interview with Casey Hawley, author of the book 10 Make-or-Break Career Moments: Navigate, Negotiate, and Communicate for Success




Mike Carruthers:
In the quest to further your career or just get a new job the conventional advice is to get out there and network, but there’s more to it than that.


Casey Hawley:
Especially if you’re in the job market today, you’re trying to think, “How can I market, me, me, me.” But really the way to be most winsome is to think about the other person.


Casey Hawley

Finding Your Perfect Career

July 1, 2015


Interview with Marianna Olszewski, author of the book Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom




Mike Carruthers:
If you’re still not exactly certain what the perfect job or career is for you, here’s some advice…


Marianna Olszewski:
We all have talents and if we follow those talents the money will come, I promise you, I promise you, I promise you.


Marianna Olszewski

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