Secrets to Successful Job Search.
THE JOB SEARCH FRUSTRATION CHECKLIST
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only 5% of people in the workforce are hired by submitting resumes to vacancy ads that are posted on job boards online. Why?
Because in this job market, employers are getting flooded by an ever-increasing volume of resumes. For example, if an organization posts a job and has a genuine need to fill that position externally—remember hiring is a costly exercise that uses a lot of time, resources, and money—and, let’s say they get 1000 resumes; they only look at the first 50-100 because that’s all the resources they have to dedicate to this hiring task. That’ why, according to a recent survey by the New York Times, only 4.7% of resumes result in interviews.
The bottom line looks grim. Finding a good job in this economy is tough. It is very competitive. Did you know that 70% of people currently employed are seeking a new job, usually online, making it even more crowded there. The competition now is tougher than it looks.
People send out dozens, even hundreds, with no positive results.Resume submission to job postings online is a very ineffective way to get hired in this economy. I’m not saying you shouldn’t send out resumes; I’m saying you should send them out in proportion to 10-20% of your job search time and energy, and then hope for the best.
You need to expand your job search beyond resume submission to postings!
New studies show that long term unemployment increases your chances of never getting a full-time job again. The average time to fill for positions paying $60K and above is 100 days, so the sooner you get started on an effective job search, the better.
And it requires a full-on, committed campaign in this market to avoid being a permanent statistic.
To make matters worse, a large percentage of currently available jobs are in the minimum wage category.
However, here’s the good news:
There are still a significant number of good jobs that are being advertised and filled right now, and this trend will continue. So there are people getting hired every day, across North America, for good jobs.
But that information doesn’t help YOU one bit if you’re still struggling to get to interview, or to make the jump from interviewee to getting hired, right?
If you don’t truly understand the actual reality of what it takes to get hired in this competitive job market, and start changing what you’re doing so that you have a genuine chance of getting hired – and not just vain hope – the current data tells us that the months you’ve already spent looking for a job will stretch into years – and could prove fruitless.
AND THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY, RIGHT?
The Real Truth About Getting a Job
in this Competitive Job Market
Here’s the thing. It’s not just the sheer numbers of candidates competing against you that makes it nearly impossible for you to get noticed.
No, it’s much more complicated than that.
The candidates who actually make it out past first base – getting noticed – and all the way around the bases to get hired (for good jobs) are doing VERY SPECIFIC THINGS online and off to capture the attention of hiring managers or recruiters and successfully get hired.
The truth is, finding and getting hired for the good jobs has always required a disciplined campaign, including research, positioning, marketing and meeting skills that separate the successful job hunters from the frustrated and jobless.
But it also means separating the technical side of job search from the human side of job search. Both are needed in this market, both require a systematic, intentional, and deliberate actions in order for you to land a good job!
I suggest that in many situations it is driven by human nature, not so much at the bottom level of hiring into entry level jobs or low skill-low pay jobs, but higher up the pyramid.
Try to look at the hiring process from a senior manager’s point of view, as a human being who is trying to protect and promote their own career. If they don’t know you, they could be putting their career at risk. Nobody is perfect! We all have shortcomings, weaknesses, flaws, and so on. One human being fears another when they don’t know them.
Therefore, you have to give a hiring manager a chance to get to know you so that they can do a risk assessment to determine if you are “safe” to hire or not. They are putting their career on the line! All things being equal, that is if Candidates 1, 2 & 3 “can do” the job based on a relatively equal scoring of education and experience, then the manager will choose the candidate s/he knows best, i.e. feels safest with.
The formal selection process does this in a long, elaborate fashion through background checks, reference checks, “sensitive” interview questions to flush out problem areas, and so on. But a hiring manager can sidestep that lengthy process by just talking to you face-to-face informally to get a sense of who you are and how you might help them.
This is one of the main reasons managers tend to hire who they know…not because that person is better qualified, or more experienced than you, but because it is “safer” for them to hire somebody they know than don’t know. I’m not saying this is fair, equitable, or right; I’m saying it’s human nature. You shouldn’t blame concrete for being hard, and you shouldn’t blame human nature for being what it is.
Instead, job seekers should learn how to insert yourself into the hiring process by leveraging this understanding of human nature into your job search.
I cover this approach in my free webinar ‘Secrets of a Successful Job Search.’
Here’s the bottom-line: If you don’t know what MUST be done in order to get face-to-face with a hiring manager, then get to interview, and from there, get hired, the ONLY thing you’ve got on your side is luck.
And in this market…LUCK isn’t going to get you a job.
We have to face the hard facts: You’re just ONE in 30 MILLION looking for work in North America… and even if most job seekers are hoping to get lucky, there are enough who wouldn’t dream of taking that chance. And we all know that hiring managers and their bosses aren’t taking any chances in this market.
I’ve hired and helped candidates get jobs across a wide variety of industries, all across NorthAmerica for the past 20 years. I’ve been where you are—I’ve been a job seeker under very difficult circumstances. For example, I moved from North America to Australia without the prospect of a job, then back again after 5 years, again, with no prospect of a job. In both cases, I landed very good jobs. I know what works and doesn’t work when it comes to job search. I keep up to date with all the trends, tools and techniques that work. I bring all that to the table to ensure your job search is a success!
I coach MBA graduates every day all across America on how to find jobs. I could go on for hours, with story after story of good, well-qualified (and in many cases, exceptionally well-qualified) job candidates who never even got a sniff of an interview. Or those who made it to interview for a dream job, but were turned down flat, and never saw rejection coming, until it was too late, and often were left wondering why they hadn’t “aced” the interview.
I’ve helped hundreds of them find new jobs, using the insider secrets I’ve built up and tested again and again over the years.
The thing is, with all there is to know about the technology and psychology behind the hiring process, it’s a wonder anyone gets a job without taking formal training on how to do it the right way. And I can tell you, very few, including MBAs, get any training of any kind, let alone the level of quality training I’m about to offer you for free.
So with that said… at no cost, and with no hidden strings attached, you’re about to get access to exclusive training in this free webinar, providing insights your competition doesn’t have.
Giving You an (Almost) Unfair Advantage in Job Search: What it Takes to
Get Seen, Get Interviewed and Get Hired
Here’s the bottom line: there are proven, specific strategies, tactics and tips that will enable to rise above the odds and shocking statistics, to find the jobs that match who you are, enabling you to succeed where others fail, and getting you hired, in any economy.
So if you’re ready to discover what you really need to do to get seen, get interviewed and get a real job, it’s time to click on the Register Now button at the top of this page!
Because I know times are tough and I really want you to succeed, I have made this webinar available at absolutely no cost to you.
So if you’re serious about finding a job, the time for action is now.
To your success,
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