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90-Day Plan Helped New Grad Pharmacist Get Senior Title Pharmacy Job

Hispanic Graduate30-60-90-Day Plans absolutely help new graduates get a leg up in the job search race.  It's tough to get a job with no experience, but a 90-day plan shows that you can do the job even without it.

Jorge got a job usually reserved for pharmacists who complete a 2-year fellowship.  Congratulations, Jorge!

Dear Peggy,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your services (interview prep documents, videos, webinars, [Hidden] Jobs Finder, and 90-day plan). With your help I was able to secure a job in the pharmaceutical industry straight out of pharmacy school. Your 90-day plan outline helped me impress the company so much that I was given a promotion to a senior title, which is usually for pharmacists who complete a 2-year industry fellowship. Thank you for helping me get the job of my dreams.

Warm regards,

Jorge, PharmD

This is the 90-Day Plan Jorge mentions:   30-60-90-Day Action Plan

We also offer:

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan

30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives

 

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Avoid Traffic Jams

FlowerThere are no traffic jams
along the extra mile.

- Roger Staubach

 

If you want to stand out in the job search and interviews, the cold hard truth is that you have to do a little more than everyone else.  Go the extra mile.  You'll be one of the few.

How do you go the extra mile in a job search?

To get interviews, stop applying online to jobs and instead, directly contact hiring managers.  Applying for jobs is the same road that all the other job seekers are on.  It's crowded and you will get lost in the traffic.

To stand out in interviews and get the offer, you must bring a 30-60-90-Day PlanShould you bring a 30-60-90-Day Plan to your first interview?  Absolutely.  Others won't, so you will stand out.  You will have a better interview and you'll be more likely to get the offer.

If you haven't heard back from the company by the time they said you would, don't just sit and wait like everyone else.  Follow up.

These are the "go the extra mile" things that make you stand out.

To find out exactly how to find the hiring managers you need and exactly what to say to them to make them want to interview you, get the Hidden Jobs Finder.  This tool has all the information you need to get the interview you want.

To find out how to create a 30-60-90-Day Plan and use it in the interview, choose the one that applies to you:

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan (for sales jobs)

30-60-90-Day Action Plan (for all non-sales jobs)

30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers (for management-level jobs)

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives (for Director, President, VP, and C-Level jobs)

Each tool has perfect templates, sample plans, and most importantly--coaching on how to use your plan to communicate effectively in the interview and get the job offer.

Best of luck!

 

5 Ways to Radiate Confidence in Job Interviews and Get Hired

Watch this video to learn how to gain and show the interview confidence that appeals to hiring managers so you can get the job.

Here are links to some of the things I mention in the video:

Brag Book

30-60-90-Day Plan

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan

30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Best Life Quote Ever

FlowerWhether you think you can,
or you think you can't--you're right!
- Henry Ford

 

In your job search and in your life--attitude is EVERYTHING.

If you think you can, you have the mental strength to deal with obstacles and setbacks, and makes you a little braver than you might otherwise be, so you tackle goals that are bigger than you might otherwise tackle.

If you think you can't, you've already given up.

Forbes has a list of wonderful Henry Ford quotes:
21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

If you need a mental strength boost, set up a Career Coaching session with me:  Peggy McKee Career Coaching.  I'd love to help you.

Best of luck!

 

How to Write a Clear, Concise, Interview – Getting Resume

What's one of the best things you can do for your resume? Redo it with bullet points.

Bullet points make your resume stand out and communicate your strengths so that hiring managers call you for an interview.

Watch the video below for more about this and other tips for a great resume.

Bullet points are just one piece of a killer resume. With an Extreme Resume Makeover, you could have 3-5 interviews next week. See how here: Extreme Resume Makeover Kit

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Make It Happen

FlowerSome people want it to happen,
some wish it would happen,
others make it happen.

- Michael Jordan

 

Everyone in a job search wants to get called for an interview and get a job at a great company.  They wish for multiple interviews and great offers. Be the person who makes it happen.  How?

  • Contact the hiring manager directly about the job, instead of applying online.
  • Contact hiring managers (the person who would be your boss, or your boss's boss) at companies where you'd like to work, even if you don't know of a job opening.
  • Bring a 30-60-90-Day Plan to your interview, even if it feels uncomfortable or weird to do it.

These are the things that get you job interviews and job offers--and you can make it happen.

To find out exactly how to find the hiring managers you need and exactly what to say to them to make them want to interview you, get the Hidden Jobs Finder.  This tool has all the information you need to get the interview you want.

To find out how to create a 30-60-90-Day Plan and use it in the interview, choose the one that applies to you:

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan (for sales jobs)

30-60-90-Day Action Plan (for all non-sales jobs)

30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers (for management-level jobs)

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives (for Director, President, VP, and C-Level jobs)

Each tool has perfect templates, sample plans, and most importantly--coaching on how to use your plan to communicate effectively in the interview and get the job offer.

Best of luck!

 

Want to earn a million bucks? You ought to consider owning your own business

Dan-Citrenbaum-MillionRemember those carefree college days when you declared your major and thought that what you really wanted was a job that would make you a good living and, if all went well, you would one day earn a million dollars?

A million dollars doesn’t seem like so much money anymore with the number of billionaires proliferating about as fast as the middle class is shrinking. And you’ve realized that tying your future to someone else’s trajectory has its risks.

The fact is you’re far more likely to become a millionaire by owning your own business than any other method. But, as we all learn sooner or later, it’s not really about the money. It’s about finding fulfillment in your work, feeling appreciated for what you do and controlling your own destiny.

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Job Search Training Webinar Helps 60-Year-Old Get Hired

WebinarAre you in your 50s or 60s and having a hard time getting interviews or getting hired?  You're not alone.

Check out this inspiring letter from Nancy Dickey, who got 3 offers in 5 months using tips, ideas, and suggestions she got from our Free Job Search Webinars.

Hi Peggy...
I just wanted to thank you. You're a valuable resource to anyone and everyone who is in the midst of a job search. I found you through "The Ladders" last November when I was downsized due to funding from my job. I was devastated, as I had never - in 40 years of employment - been without a job.

I worked at my mission. I put time in every day until I moved at least one thing forward - be it a conversation with a recruiter, an HR department, a phone interview....etc. I listened to your Webinars, I redid my resume with your suggestions, I got interviews and I kept positive. There are jobs out there - it's a matter of what is right for you and also....timing. I landed a fabulous job last week - through a recruiter. I'm so thrilled. I'm 60years old and I defy anyone to say that age is a problem. Not so. This was the third offer I received in the space of 5 months. I believe the process can happen if you work at it and do the search the right way. I "gutwrenchingly" turned down two other offers. They just weren't for me....if I'm going to work for another 5-7 years - it's going to be at something that I love.

So, thank you for your tips, ideas and suggestions. I've told people about your webinars and I'm hoping that they take advantage of your service. I can't wait for my new job to begin. I can't wait to go out to work in the morning, call on clients, and feel like I've accomplished something during the day. Off with the sweatpants and on to blow drying my hair in the morning!!

Best Regards,

Nancy Dickey

Sign up for one of our Free Training Webinars today.

 

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Find the Opportunity

FlowerIn the middle of every difficulty
lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

 

It's easy to get discouraged or intimidated by a job search--it can be a difficult time.  However, I hope you remember that in this difficulty is a chance for you to make a great change in your life--to find a job you love, great people to work with, or even a move to a wonderful new place to live.

It's a lot more difficult to contact hiring managers directly than to just keep applying online--but it leads you to much greater opportunities.  Candidates who apply to companies unsuccessfully get interviews when they contact a hiring manager.

I hope you remember these things this week and focus on the opportunities you're about to find and the positive outcome you'll enjoy.

If you don't know how to find and contact hiring managers, go here:

How to Find Unadvertised Jobs and Get Interviews

If you are really having a difficult time, for whatever reason, set up a Career Coaching session with me:  Peggy McKee Career Coaching.  I'd love to help you.

Best of luck!

 

50-Something Job Seeker Gains Confidence and Gets the Job

50s Job Seeker C FrostI speak to a lot of job seekers in their 50s and 60s with flagging self-confidence (for a lot of reasons--age bias, a job search that's very different from the last time they had to look, health issues, or personal circumstances).

So, I wanted to share with you this email from a job seeker in his 50s who learned how to answer interview questions, gained confidence, and got the job:

Hi Peggy

I would like to let you know for the last few weeks I have been reading and listening to your advice and would like to say a big 'Thank you' to you. I have put your advice into 'action' and was offered a position today from a quality company.

I am in my 50's and looking at the employees, it looks as if I will be the most mature of the employees in the company and it did not affect my chances. Your experience, advice and enthusiasm has help me tremendously to have the confidence to answer the questions correctly knowing the reasons behind the questions, so I was armed with the correct tools, to do as you say 'nail that job'. Thank you once again.

Regards,

C Frost

Here are 2 ways you can give yourself a job search edge and get the offer:

Mr. Frost said it helped him to know the "why" behind interview questions.  I cover this information extensively in 2 ebooks on Amazon:

How to Answer Interview Questions

How to Answer Interview Questions II

Also, you can discover plenty of job-winning advice and insights in my
Free Training Webinar, 5 Simple Tips to Beat Age Discrimination in Your Job Search.

I encourage you to come to the webinar--you will leave it energized, positive, confident, and ready to win a great job.

> Sign Up For the Webinar Here <

 

Pertinent Things You Need to Investigate When Trying to Choose a Career Path

PertinentChoosing a career path is a hugely important decision in life. You need to make sure you have thought hard about what you want to do. And then you need to work on techniques to help you succeed. Have a look at these important things you’ll need to think about when choosing a career path.

Look at Job Openings

The first thing you need to do is have a look at the job openings available. You need to get a feel for the sorts of career opportunities out there. Some may be local to you, others won’t be. But it’s important you get a feel for the market. Have a look at the opportunities then you’ll get an idea of what to aspire to.

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The Essential Guide To Becoming A Security Guard

Security GuardDo you fancy a career as a security guard? There is a variety of jobs you can do within this remit, and there are plenty of opportunities for progression.

You could end up looking after the safety of people in hospital schools, banks, and many other public institutions. You could also work as a night guard, protecting important buildings from break-ins and intruders.

It’s an interesting mix of work, and a post in one field could well lead to a job in another. If you are interested, read on to find out what you need to do to make it in the security guard business.

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Predictive Analytics and Your Career

“While not new, predictive analytics is an important factor in assessing a candidate’s fit and potential. What is new is its accelerating use in corporate America as a means to filter candidates in and out of consideration long before any personal assessment is made.” — Lou Adler

Erin-K-PredictiveLou Adler is a regular contributor to LinkedIn and has so much experience and authority in his perspective on the hiring process that it is worth taking the time to understand what he says about the way Big Brother is Now Determining Your Hirability. Today, a person seeking a position is filtered by all that is in their resume, and all that is in their online brand as well. There’s a list of characteristics that fit into a pattern; the pattern of the Achiever.

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Job Interviews – Why Aren’t You Making the Cut?

Are you getting interviews but no offers? Watch this video.

In the video, I talk about working with a job seeker (as a career coach) who came to me because he could not make the cut past the first interview, and couldn't get a job offer. This guy was an articulate, educated, talented person--there really should have been no reason why he couldn't get the job. The advice I give him is good for any job--sales, accounting, finance, health care or medical, education, retail, you name it. If you aren't making the cut in your interviews to move forward and get the job offer, you need to watch this video.

Here is your key to getting the job offer every time:

30-60-90-Day Plan: How to Create and Use It to Knock Their Socks Off in the Job Interview

Starting a Business Doesn’t Have to Be As Risky as You Think

PathAny challenging endeavor — like hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, rafting down the Colorado River or starting your own business — offers the thrill of success. And just like you wouldn’t start a 30-day hike without preparation, you shouldn’t start a business without first doing your research.

All you have to do is read Bill Bryson’s “Walk in the Woods,” a laugh-out-loud telling of his adventures on the Appalachian Trail that result from a wretched lack of preparation, to know the importance of planning ahead.

When it comes to your money and your livelihood, little failures along the way are not so funny.

Good preparation can turn the odds in your favor. You should know as much as you can before laying any of your money on the line, and one of the best ways to get the most information about your future business is to try a franchise.

With a franchise, you can break out of the gate with a head start.

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