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What Job Search Advice Should You Ignore?

Not all job search tips are good advice

Do you know how to find a job and get an interview? If you follow some very common job search advice, you might not.

Watch the video to see what job search tip you should ignore and why

Even very well-meaning people can give you misguided 'help' that will keep you in the job search for months longer than you need to be. (Here's another one: using Pinterest for your job search. Not good advice. Loads of fun, but not the most effective thing you could be doing.)

Speed things up with advice that's proven to work: Click here => How to Find a Job Fast.

Finding Hidden Jobs Is Now 3 Times Faster and Easier

I am thrilled to announce that Career Confidential has just finished a massive upgrade and improvement of our already amazingly successful Hidden Jobs Finder—and to celebrate, we’re offering it at a discounted price for ONLY the next few days!

And we’re offering special bonuses for the first 25 and first 100 customers:  Free personal reviews of your resume and LinkedIn profiles!

Find out all the details here:   New and Improved Hidden Jobs Finder

If you’re in the job search, you can’t afford not to get it.  It could easily help you get 10-15 interviews so that you can be shaking hands with your new boss in a couple of weeks. 

For the last 3 years, it’s been getting job seekers in all industries MULTIPLE job offers by showing them how to find the names and contact information of hiring managers through LinkedIn. 

But we started thinking…why stop with LinkedIn?  Not everyone has a LinkedIn profile. 

If you could expand your search to find hiring managers through Facebook and Google, too, wouldn’t that give you 3 times the results?  You’d get more managers, faster results, and better jobs.

The upgrades are completely fantastic.

  • It teaches a system you can use in any format to find the names and contact information of specific hiring managers in your industry. 
  • It includes step-by-step guides to finding hiring managers (and hidden jobs) through 3 major sources:  LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google. 
  • It even has a 32-page Appendix with sample messages for what to say when you contact your hiring managers.  These messages are guaranteed to be ‘selling’ messages that get the attention of those managers for you.

Go get it (along with your discounted price and special bonuses) right now.

Find a Great Job Fast

There's a trick to finding a job fast, and you don't have to already know someone in the company to do it. 

Even with high unemployment and a competitive job market, you don't have to be in the job search nearly as long as everyone else is.  Watch the video and I'll tell you what you should do.

Get more information on the fastest way to find a job.

How to Find Hidden Jobs and Get Interviews

There are two facts about the job search you might not realize:

1. Around 70%-80% of all jobs are never advertised, never posted on online job boards.

2. Only a tiny number of online applications (maybe 5 out of 1000) ever get to the person who can make the decision to hire you.

I don't know about you, but if I were in the job search, I would not like those odds.

The only way to beat those odds and find the job you want is to go around that broken system. Go straight to the hiring manager.

I've been teaching job seekers how to find and contact hiring managers for years, and they can't believe how fast they find great jobs.

I wanted more people to have the same success my candidates have had, so I created a tool called the Hidden Jobs Finder.  It consistently helps job seekers find unadvertised jobs and get interviews.

Most people who use it get multiple offers.

What does it teach?

  • how to get the names and emails of hiring managers in your field
  • what to say to those hiring managers to get them to talk to you (written and verbal scripts)
  • how to build rapport and get an interview

It's a very easy, step-by-step system, and it WORKS.  In just a few hours, I can teach you how to find all the unadvertised jobs you want.  You could be choosing between multiple job offers within a few weeks.

Find out more about how to find hidden jobs. 

How to Find Unadvertised Jobs and Get Interviews

There are two facts about the job search you might not realize:

1.  Around 70%-80% of all jobs are never advertised, never posted on online job boards.

2. Only a tiny number of online applications (maybe 5 out of 1000) ever get to the person who can make the decision to hire you.

I don't know about you, but if I were in the job search, I would not like those odds.

The only way to beat those odds and find the job you want is to go around that broken system.  Go straight to the hiring manager.

I've been teaching job seekers how to find and contact hiring managers for years, and they can't believe how fast they find great jobs

I wanted more people to have the same success my candidates have had, so I created a tool called the Hidden Jobs Finder.  It consistently helps job seekers find unadvertised jobs and get interviews.

Most people who use it get multiple offers.

What does it teach?

  • how to get the names and emails of hiring managers in your field
  • what to say to hiring managers to get them to talk to you (written and verbal scripts)
  • how to build rapport and get an interview

It's a very easy, step-by-step system, and it WORKS.  In just a few hours, I can teach you how to find all the unadvertised jobs you want.  You could be choosing between multiple job offers within a few weeks.

Find out more about how to find hidden jobs. 

Do You Need a Job Search Engine to Find a Job Now?

You don't need an engine...you just need the right tools.

Job Search Tools

Job search engines like Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder are great for basic jobs research,  but they're not the path to actual employment.  They have too few jobs and too many people applying for them.  (The majority of jobs are never listed on online job boards anyway.)

The best way to find a job is to get the tools you actually need to develop a targeted job search.

So...what's not working for you?

  • If you get the interview, are you getting the offer?  Many job seekers take a "I hope they like me" attitude, but you have much more control than you think over whether or not they offer you the job.  If you're not regularly getting offers (yes, even in this economy),take a hard look at your interview style with our Strategic Approach to the Interview.
  • And seriously consider pairing a strategic approach with a 30-60-90-day plan to show the hiring manager.  It's a fantastic communication tool.

What I really want you the job seeker to know is that you are not a victim of circumstance...a bad economy, a decision to "hire someone internally," nothing.  You have the power to change your situation for the better--today.

Check out our new Job Search Tools page to see at a glance every tool that Career Confidential offers to help you overcome obstacles and succeed in your job search.  Every one of our products is backed by a 1-year guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose.  But you do have a job to go get.  See our comprehensive list of Job Search Tools now.

Important Military Transition Job Search Tip for Veterans or Spouses

Military vets and spouses looking for a job have challenges--and advantages

I have profound respect for our military--soldiers, spouses, and families.  They provide a priceless service to our country and make sacrifices the rest of us can't even begin to imagine.  But spouses also make a career sacrifice because of the hit they take to their resume employment history.  It's hard to develop a solid career path when you're moving from post to post every year or two.

I recently received an email from a military spouse asking me how to reassure recruiters and employers with reservations about her 'interrupted' work history and find a job.  I looked at her background:  great worker, ambitious, competitive...just didn't have the resume full of performance numbers that job seekers need.

My advice to her:  Look for folks on LinkedIn with her specific military branch (Marine) in their backgrounds and contact them directly.  They will absolutely be more receptive to her.

If you're in the job market, you should absolutely use every strategic advantage you have, and a military background is  a strong one.  Soldiers have a strong bond (as well they should) and take care of their own--and that includes spouses, too.

Veterans, your military background makes you an excellent candidate in the job search, too.  You have skills, discipline, and a strong work ethic that's valuable in the private sector.

But whether or not you were ever in the military, your best path to a job is ALWAYS through contacting hiring managers directly.  (See these Hidden Job Market Strategy Tips for ideas.)  They are the ones with jobs to fill, and they are the ones who make the decision to fill them.  That's who to talk to.  LinkedIn is a great way to contact them, but other social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ works, too.  Use your network, do some research, and find them.

You can do that on your own, but if you're interested in getting some help to get it done in a hurry, please check out my Hidden Jobs Finder system.  It's got a complete guide to finding hiring managers, sample emails to send to them, and lots of ideas for getting and keeping their attention.

Best of luck.

The Lazy Job Seeker’s Way to an Offer

WITHOUT the Job Offer Generator

Wouldn’t it be nice if your job search was faster, easier, AND more effective?

One day I was riding my horse, Lucky, and thinking about ways to make your life better.  I know you’re not lazy.   But the truth is,  job hunting is hard.  And you don’t have time to waste—you need a job yesterday.  So, I came up with a plan:

Each one of Career Confidential’s tools and products get rave reviews from our customers—people just like you.  And if each one works so well, what would happen if you had ALL of them?

They would work together to practically do the work for you. 

That sounds like a winning plan to me, so that’s what we did.  We’re calling it:

WITH the Job Offer Generator

The Job Offer Generator

...because that’s what it does.  It generates job offers for people who use it, because nothing is left to chance.  Every single critical step in your job search is covered…from your resume to your salary negotiations.  30/60/90-Day Plans, interview coaching, everything.

AND it comes with a 365-day guarantee that it will work.

We’re even offering a discount for a limited time. 

Find out all the details

Job Offer Generator Video

I can’t wait for you to see it!

How to Find the Hidden Job Market

How to find hidden jobs

What is the hidden job market?  It's all the jobs that aren't posted on any job board.  Statistics usually say that 70%-80% of all jobs are never listed.  That's a lot of jobs.

Can you find the hidden job market through networking?  Networking is good, but it's not enough.  How many people do you really know?  Not enough to get you a job as fast as you want.  You need to know about every job opening available. So, you've got to go directly to the source--the hiring manager.  And you've got to do it by the hundreds.

In the video below, I'll tell you how to access the entire hidden job market.

Learn to find unadvertised jobs.

Networking Strategies to Crack the Hidden Job Market

How to find hidden jobs

The jobs you really want are probably not on any job board.  They're part of the hidden job market, that place of limbo where the hiring manager is still hoping the right candidate will appear without him having to wade through hundreds of resumes.   In the video below, I'll give you some networking strategies specifically for helping you find your way into these hidden jobs.

Networking tips to unlock the hidden job market.

Learn to find all the hidden jobs you want.

Job Searching is a Lot Like Dating

Why is job searching like dating?  They both induce anxiety, they both can get your hopes up only to dash them, and they both sometimes hand you a lot of negativity before you get to a happy ending.

While you can do things to keep your spirits up and boost your confidence in a job search, nothing boosts your confidence like RESULTS.

In the video below, I'll show you how to make getting to your own happy ending (a job offer, not your true love) much faster and easier...

Learn to find a 'perfect fit' job with my Hidden Jobs Finder.

The Hidden Job Market - Part of the Job Posting Life Cycle

If you understand the how the hidden job market works, it will be much easier for you to access it.

In the video below, Peggy McKee fills you in on the hidden job market and the best strategy for you as a job seeker to get to those jobs first.

 

Click here for more hidden job market strategy tips.

How to Find Hidden Jobs Webinar Gets a "Thank You"

A few weeks ago, my post on Hidden Job Market Strategy Tips announced my brand new webinar on How to Find Hidden Jobs In ANY Economy.   Attendance has been fantastic (because everyone wants a job search advantage, right?).

Anyway, I was very pleased to get this from one of our attendees, and thought you might be interested in seeing it, too.

Peggy Mckee,

I attended your webinar a few days back and wanted to thank both you and Carl for it.  I thought it was informative to say the lest and gave me insights on things to consider.  Though I generally can think of something that could use some input, at the food-for-thought level at the least, I do not have one.  A good thing I suspect.  The various advice on your website proves just as helpful.  At any rate, I wanted to thank you and your team for your assistance in getting people the things they need to move forward.

Sincerely,

Shawn H.

Thanks, Shawn!  I'm glad we can help.

Don't miss your chance to sign up for the webinar, too:

How to Find Hidden Jobs in Any Economy Registration Page.
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The Hidden Job Market Is Bigger Than You Think

Just how many jobs are there in the hidden job market?

In the video below, I'll talk about how many jobs are realistically available at any given time, and give you the secret to the quickest way to access them.

Don't miss the Hidden Jobs Finder. It's your blueprint for how to access unadvertised jobs and play the job hunting game like a pro!

Is the Hidden Job Market Just Another Urban Legend?

Hidden Job Market

 

Of course not. The hidden job market not only exists, but thrives.

Finding those hidden jobs ought to be high on your priority list if you're serious about a job search.  It's how you discover the jobs the whole world doesn't know about yet, get there first, and boost your chances of landing it.

In the video below, I tell you why those jobs are "hidden," and how you can find them: