Something You Should Know about Job Hunting


How To Get The Job You Want

August 3, 2016

 

Interview with Tony Beshara, author of the book The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you interview for a new job your qualifications and abilities are important but not as important as you might think.

 

Tony Beshara:
I find in my experience that your ability to do the job only accounts for 20% of the hiring decision.
 


Tony Beshara

Updating Your Resume

July 28, 2016

 

Interview with Quentin J. Schultze, author of the book Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re looking for a new job you need to have a resume and your old one probably won’t work.

 

Quentin J. Schultze:
Resume writing has really changed. One of the important changes is that the old idea of using an objective statement on the top saying what you want is really no longer most preferred.
 


Quentin J. Schultze

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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