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Personal Job Search Evaluation (Find Out What Is Going On...)

Stop struggling in your job search!

Get back into the workforce quickly, working at your dream job.  How?

Stop following typical job search advice that gets you a typical job search—long, frustrating, and difficult.

99% of all job seekers struggle because they follow typical advice.
They have NO CLUE how to conduct a fast, successful job search.

I'll move you from that 99% to the top 1% of all job seekers by giving you THE secret to getting a job. 

  • It will be tailored to your personal circumstances and career
  • It will give you more confidence than you’ve ever had
  • It will springboard you into getting the job you want

The best news is…it’s practically effortless, and anyone can do it. It’s helped thousands of other people just like you get a great job fast, and it can help you get hired, too.

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'I Got a Job Offer in 24 Hours Thanks to a 30 60 90 Day Sales Plan'

30 60 90 day sales plan for job interviewCan a 30-60-90-Day Sales Plan make YOUR interview amazing and get you a job offer in 24 hours? You bet. See what it did for Jeanne:

Hello Peggy! I just wanted to let you know my results from using your 30 60 90 day sales plan. [Prior to purchasing your plan, my face-to-face] interview went great! As we wrapped up [the hiring manager] said, "We are going to have another interview and I want you to be able to tell me in our next meeting how you plan on tackling this job." I put together my 30 60 90 day sales plan. At my next interview, when the hiring manager asked if I had given any thought as to how I would tackle the job and when I responded with, "Well, yes I have. I have prepared a 90 day plan that I would love to share with you." The look on his face was priceless!! He was not expecting this, Peggy. The interview went amazing. I was offered the job within 24 hours. -- Jeanne

Look at what Jeanne is teaching us here: Most people would have thought about how they planned to tackle the job, and maybe have formulated an answer before they went to the interview. Jeanne took it up a notch with her 90-day plan and became the star candidate. The 30 60 90-Day Plan is the something 'extra' that can absolutely make you stand out and make the company very eager to hire you.

Do not go to another interview without a 30 60 90 Day Plan. It's too risky. Pull out all the stops and knock their socks off. That's when you walk away with the job offer.

Find out more and get your 30 60 90 Day Sales Plan right now.

 

How to End Your Face-to-Face Job Interview and Get the Offer!

If you want to boost your odds of getting the job offer by 30%- 40%,
AND ask me your most pressing job search or interview question...

Then join me on MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014 at 1pm EDT for an

Interview Training Webinar and LIVE Q&A Session!

This free session will:

  • Show you how to get the job offer in your NEXT interview
  • Give you SOLUTIONS you can use now
  • Start your week off on a high note!

And, you get a Free Gift for your resume, just for signing up for the webinar.

This is going to be fantastic....don't miss it!

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Adding LinkedIn Pulse News Channels to Share on Your Profile

Did you know that you can add news channel feeds to your LinkedIn profile? Whatever your industry, you have the ability to showcase your specific industry channels for your connections to view. The channels are located at the bottom of your profile.

If your industry is accounting, there are several channels in Pulse to choose from. The first one is the accounting channel.  Some others in related industries are banking and finance, big data, and the economy.

Why, as a job seeker, would I want to show these channels from Pulse on my profile?

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Resume, Interview, and Job Search Apps on Amazon

 

Career Confidential now has 3 of our popular apps for your resume, interview, job search and medical sales job search available on Amazon!

All these apps are FREE!

Resume Review Pro

**Upgrade Your Resume In Minutes**

In less than 10 minutes, you can discover the most important resume “Do’s” and “Don’ts”.

You will see specific examples and easy tips and strategies for a dramatically better resume.
(Includes tips and examples for resumes and CVs.)

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Amazon Audiobook – 101 Job Interview Questions – Listen and Learn

My most popular ebook, How to Answer Interview Questions, is now available as an Amazon Audible Audiobook (It’s also available as an audiobook on Google Play, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and Audible.)

You can learn the best answers to 101 job interview questions in the car, on the train, working out, cooking dinner—anytime.

With this book, every job interview answer you give will tell the employer one more reason why they should hire you.  ‘Selling yourself for the job’ will be ridiculously easy.

What will this audiobook do for you?

  • Tell you why interviewers ask certain questions
  • Show you what they are looking for in your answer
  • Give you strategies for answering the toughest questions
  • Warn you about answers that will kill your chances
  • Give you how-to tips, phrases, and words for answering 101 job interview questions

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5 Simple Tips To Beat Age Discrimination (or Bias) In Your Job Search - Free Training Webinar

5 Simple Tips To Beat Age Discrimination (or Bias) In Your Job Search

 

If you are over 40, you MUST know this to get hired now.

 

Age discrimination is almost impossible to prove, but still keeps thousands of job seekers over 40 from getting hired. With the right strategy, you can not only prevent it from hurting your job search chances, you can easily get hired at the job of your dreams.

In this webinar, you will learn simple, easy tips that anyone can use to beat age discrimination and get hired:

  • Easy Ways To Overcome The 5 Biggest Biases Against Older Job Seekers

PLUS, simple, PROVEN strategies and tips to

  • Write your Strongest Resume Ever (and eliminate age-related problems)
  • Get MORE INTERVIEWS than you've ever had before (with GREAT companies)
  • Impress them so much in the interview they'll BEG to Hire You!

You can not afford to job search without this information!

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Phone Interview Tips Free Training Webinar

Have you ever bombed a phone interview? Are you afraid you might?

Or do you just think phone interviews are awkward and painful?

If you answered 'yes,' I have a solution for you.

What should happen (and what CAN happen) is that each one of your phone interviews should get you invited to interview in person.

If you want that to happen for you, then you need to come to my free training webinar, Phone Interviews: 25 'How To' Tips You Need Now.

In this webinar, I’m going to share with you my top 25 tips for a fantastic, stress-free phone interview. We’ll talk about how to get ready for it, what to say, how to answer their questions, and how to avoid some really big mistakes.

These tips are going to help you stand out from the other candidates and make sure your name gets to the short list.

I’m offering this training webinar free of charge.

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DASHING Cover Letters

Are Cover Letters Important?

Yes. While some may argue that a cover letter is an “extra step”, I say it is an expected step when sending out your résumé. Outside of the fact that omitting the cover letter can be perceived as being lazy, we exist in a very competitive job-market, and a well-written cover letter is a tool that can help to position you ahead of the competition.

Covers letter are intended to spark the interest of the reader and to compel the reader to take action steps based on what they have read. Your cover letter is your “call to action”. This is the tool that asks for an interview.

Are there any specific “rules” for how to write a cover letter? The only absolute rule is that you must have one. Cover letters do not have a set format or style; they can be creative or conservative, depending on where you are sending your materials. They will change to best address each particular opportunity.

Below are a few tips for crafting a DASHING document:

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How to Get a Job In 6 Weeks ... GUARANTEED Training Webinar

How To Get A Job in 6 Weeks… GUARANTEED!

Comprehensive plan for your resume, job search,
and interviews will get you HIRED
.

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Why Online Applications Are Killing Your Job Search Free Training Webinar

If You Are Applying Online—STOP!!
Discover How Job Seekers Are Getting Interviews
at Companies That Have Ignored Their Online Applications

 

< Find Out More Here >

 

What You Will Discover In This Free Job Search Training:

  • Why You Should STOP Applying for Jobs Online NOW
  • 4 Reasons Applying Online Doesn’t Work
  • How to Get Interviews (If You Already Tried and Failed)
  • 3 Big Resume Mistakes You’re Probably Making
  • How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
  • How to Find the Right Person to Contact at Any Company
  • How to Get Anywhere from 2 to 20 Interviews
  • The 4 Questions You Must Answer to Get Hired
  • How to ‘Crush’ Every Interview and Get the Offer

 

< Find Out More Here >

Your Resume: Save or Trash?

If your resume is not winning quality interviews, then consider that what you are sending out is ineffective.

Your resume has approximately 6 seconds to make a lasting impression. 5-4-3-2-1. That’s it! Then it’s either in the trash can or in the “save” folder to call for an interview.

Below are 3 quick questions to see if your resume can pass the 6-second “save or trash” test:

  1. Can your reader read it? If the font is too small and the reader needs reading glasses to see your phone number, do not expect a call.
  2. Did you define yourself? I recommend a header that makes it clear who you are, and how you want to be perceived. (Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Food and Beverage, Entry-Level Public Relations, etc.) If your reader needs to dig to see where you might fit into their organization, they will not bother and your resume is in the trash can.
  3. Have you immediately indicated the value that you have to offer? The profile is one of the most important components of a resume. If yours is filled with generic statements such as “Hard-working individual with 5 years of marketing experience…”, then you are headed for the “NO” pile. Employers want to know what you have to offer them and what you bring to the table. Your profile must be unique and quickly convince your reader that you are an exceptional candidate that brings value to the table.

In 6 seconds or less, can you convince a reader to keep reading? Re-read your resume and ask yourself if your document passes the “save or trash” test.

* Guest post by Michelle Riklan of Riklan Resources, Inc.

Amazon Kindle eReports for Your Resume, Job Search And Interviews

See all of Career Confidential's eReports for your cover letter, resume, job search, LinkedIn, brag books, job interviews, follow up, and salary negotiations.

Use the links here to go to Amazon and download them now.

 

 Write a Resume: How to Quantify Your Resume (e-Report)

 

The #1 Improvement You Can Make To Your Resume -
Quantify Your Accomplishments

 

 > Get the Resume eReport Here <

 

 

 Find a Job Fast: With This 7-Step Plan (e-Report)

 

Use these 7 steps to jump start your job search
and be wildly successful.

 

 > Get the Find a Job Fast eReport <

 

 

 LinkedIn: Use Your Profile To Attract Employers (e-Report)

 

Tips and Tricks to Using LinkedIn Like a Pro
—That You Won’t Learn From LinkedIn

 

 > Get the LinkedIn eReport Here <

 

 

 Cover Letters eReport: 17 Tips - How to Write Cover Letters

 

In this 13-page exclusive report, you’ll discover everything
you need to easily write a cover letter that will make any
employer want to read your resume.

 

 > Get the Cover Letter eReport Here <

 

 

 Brag Books: The Powerful "Reference" You Take With You To the Interview (e-Report)

 

“Wow” Them in the Interview with an
Impressive Portfolio of Accomplishments

 

 > Get the Brag Book eReport Here <

 

 

 "Sell Yourself" For the Job: What It Means To "Sell Yourself" for the Job (e-Report)

 

Stand Out and Get the Offer
When You Sell Yourself For the Job

 

 > Get the 'Sell Yourself for the Job' eReport Here <

 

 

 

 Job Interview: Get The Job By Asking Two Critical Questions (e-Report)

 

Boost your chances of getting the job by 30%-40%
just by asking two simple, strategic questions in the interview.

 

> Get the Job Interview eReport Here <

 

 

 Follow Up After The Interview: Beyond "Thank You" (e-Report)

 

 Seal the Deal and Get the Job with a Smart, Professional
Interview Follow Up Plan

 

> Get the Follow Up eReport Here <

 

 

 Salary Negotiations: How to Handle Questions About Salary (e-Report)

 

Learn words, phrases, and answers that
guarantee you the best job offer possible.

 

 > Get the Salary Negotiations eReport Here <

 

 

 

 

LinkedIn Now Allows You to Re-Arrange Your Skills and Expertise!

When you first selected your skills and expertise on LinkedIn you could put them in order of your preference. But once you started collecting endorsements, LinkedIn automatically listed them in numerical order for you. You didn't have a choice and once they started to accumulate you couldn't strategically place the skills you wanted endorsements for.

That is no longer the case. LinkedIn just recently has allowed users to re-arrange the order of their skills and expertise. Now, if you want endorsements for certain skills, you can place them at the top of the list--hoping your connections will take the hint and endorse you for those skills they see first.

When I do presentations for job seekers, one the most frequent questions I get is if it is possible for people to move their skills around so they can be endorsed for the skills they want to be recruited for. Up until this week the answer was no. Now, you can rearrange until your heart is content.

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Three Keys for Your LinkedIn Headline to STANDOUT!

Most of the LinkedIn profile Headlines I see on LinkedIn today are LinkedIn default headlines. What is the LinkedIn default headline? The default setting is your last job title and the company you worked for.

Example: Marketing Manager at ABC Company. Sounds terribly exciting doesn't it? I just did a search on LinkedIn for "Marketing Manager" and the results were 1,329,169 results for "Marketing Manager". Yes, I used the quotes because I wanted that exact phrase. Just a little competition.

So being a Marketing Manager, that's OK, but it's JUST OK. You need to breathe some life into your headline in order to stand out on LinkedIn. You are competing with almost 300 million profiles. Your headline does not have to be your job. You are not your job. Even if you are in a job search your headline should showcase who you are. It should be your ideal target position and what you do, not just a job title.

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