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Archive for the ‘Jobseekers’ Category

Monday Motivator – Play Your Cards Well


Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
- Josh Billings


Some of us are dealt much better cards than others, but whatever we get, we have to play the ones we're dealt as best we can. Our goal should be to play our cards well. In every situation, there's something that can be done to create a change for the better.

I want to encourage you to play your cards well, and if I can help you play the ones you need for your job search, I'd love to do that.

Check out my Career Coaching page. I'd love to help you win.




30 60 90 Day Action Plan Got Me the Job Offer in 45 Minutes!

Job OfferA 30 60 90 Day Action Plan is an interview tool that allows you to interview more effectively, communicate better, and help them 'see' you in the job.

30 60 90 Day Plans get job offers.  Look at what happened with Sidney:


I had to write this email to say THANK YOU. I interviewed yesterday for a job I really wanted.  When it came time for me to ask questions I pulled out my 30, 60, 90 day plan and presented it to them. WOW WOW WOW they were won over!!! One of the individuals (the final say-so guy) replied "I have been interviewing candidates for hourly jobs all the way up to Managers for over 20 years and never has anyone ever presented a plan like this. This is impressive. My mind is made up I have no further questions."

The recruiter I was working with received a call (before I could drive home, a 45 min. drive) with a job offer. IT REALLY DOES WORK!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!


Sidney S.

Find out more about the plan that Sidney used here:  30 60 90 Day Action Plan  (also see 30 60 90 Day Action Plan Customer Reviews)

Get your own plan and get the job offer in your next interview!


Sales Job Interview Answers That Make You Stand Out

Stand-OutA common flaw that I see with candidates is that they speak in generalities when they interview for sales jobs:

  • "I'm a great people person."
  • "I'm very persuasive."
  • "I've got a strong work ethic."

Those qualities are all great, but the problem is that even the candidates who aren't really telling the truth say those things.

The way to really separate yourself from the pack is to provide specific examples that back up what you say you can do:


Look At Your Resume With New Eyes

look at your resume with new eyes

One of the best ways to fix your resume is to look at it like the recruiter or HR person will be looking at it. Do you think they read every word of every one of the multitude of resumes that cross their desk? I doubt it.

Most of the time a resume submitted online will be filtered through an applicant tracking system (ATS) that will break down the formatting and assign relevancy to the content so it can be searched using keywords that match what they are looking for. Once the resumes are filtered for relevancy and they have the applicants who are most likely to fit their specifications, it’s the human’s turn.

Here’s What Happens When Your Resume Is Read


Career Coaching for the Law or Legal Professional

WeightheOptionsEven great lawyers can be less-than-great in the job hunt and in job interviews.  Why? The way lawyers are trained encourages a mindset that makes you uncomfortable with communicating your value to employers.  The result is that you can't market yourself or communicate who you are and what you're looking for.  The problem is, to get someone to hire you, you have to be very clear about all those things.

You have to tell them why they need you.  What are you bringing to the game? What's your value? This can be incredibly difficult to articulate, even for the most confident professional. That's why coaching can make all the difference:

Offer Accepted - Thank You, Peggy!


Thank you for your support and offering all the tools you do to help others find a career. I was on one of your webinars and invested in your 30/60/90 plan program. It along with my previous investment to have my resume professionally written and partner for career coaching support were the best investments I made in this search.

The 30/60/90 plan and the extensive information and advice you offer on interviewing, networking and negotiating were all instrumental in me being offered this position. Your advice to be 'bold' helped me turn around an interview with the hiring manager that would have otherwise had me passed over and would have kept me searching. The 30/60/90 plan being offered at the end of that call was well received as it was a tool the hiring manager said he has used with his teams in previous positions. It helped me stand out and show excitement and preparedness to want to join their team.

Your networking suggestions and information helped me learn more about the kinds of efforts to take in connecting with others to find positions. In fact, this position was found through a message posted on Linkedin by a recruiter...I connected with another person who knew a senior person at the hiring company and gave me a recommendation. That too, helped me stand out in a pile of candidates.

Bottom line, treat your career search like a career that is 100% commission and look for valued-added ways to stand out and promote your value and how it will make a difference to that company.

Peggy, Thank you! I wish you and your team the best of success and will surely recommend you and your programs to others.

Have a great week!


Jeff H.

Do you need the right words to 'sell yourself" and get hired?  I've helped job seekers in a huge variety of fields at all levels from entry-level to CEO.

Find out more about Career Coaching and let's set up a meeting.


Monday Motivator for your Job Search – Winning Qualities


There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
- Napoleon Hill


What does it take to win in the job search?  Purpose, Knowledge, and Desire.

Job searching can be hard. There's a lot of rejection built into the process, which means it can sap your morale.  But to win, you have to keep going.  Remember your purpose.  Know what you want and learn how to get it.  Make it the most important project you work on.  Don't let anything hold you back.

The two biggest obstacles that hold most job seekers back are getting their resume right, and getting it in front of hiring managers (finding jobs).

If those are holding you back (for any reason at all), check out my:

Extreme Resume Makeover Kit that coaches you through even sticky job history issues

Hidden Jobs Finder, which puts you in front of lots of hiring managers for potential jobs and gets you multiple interviews


How to Find Hidden Jobs like Andy did! (in 6 weeks!)

HiredThis is a great testimony for my Hidden Jobs Finder. (More than 70% of all available jobs at any given time aren't advertised. The Hidden Jobs Finder finds them for you and puts you directly in front of the hiring manager / employer / decision maker for them.) Congratulations, Andy!

Hi Peggy,

Andy Walters here and I just wanted to thank you for helping me get a new job!

You might remember we had a conference call maybe a month ago during which you gave me some awesome advice for handling questions about termination. I have been following that advice ever since and it puts the interviewer on my side most every time.

There was another gentleman on the call with us and we convinced him to no longer throw his resumes into the "black hole" of the job aggregating sites.

You could not have been more right.

I used the Hidden Job Finder modules and followed your instructions to the letter. Less than six weeks after starting the program, I received a firm offer today with a great company and a salary almost 12% more than I was making before! I start a week from Monday.

I would never have found this company were it not for the HJF process. They even told me they usually don't advertise and that I was one of only a small few that contacted them directly. They liked that I showed that kind of ambition and "outside the box" thinking.

So again thank you for your great programs, your perfect advice, and feel free to use any of this email or previous emails in your promotional materials. I am also quite happy to add my name to the list of satisfied customers.

You're the best.

Take care




Shopping for a New Job

Shopping for a New JobAh, to be a kid again, to feel excited as the holiday season approaches so you can finally open your presents. The holidays might not be as fun for adults because of all the shopping and holiday preparation, but there’s an upside to the increased consumerism this season brings.

Shopping for holiday gifts is similar to shopping for your next job, many of the shopping and bargain hunting tricks you learn this season could help with your job search.

Still not seeing the connection between the two? Let me help you.


How To Turn A Job Rejection Into Success

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It stings when you are not hired after an interview for a job you really wanted. It stings even more when you are sure you are well-qualified for the position and have worked hard on your resume and interview skills. What you do with rejection is going to make a big impact on what happens next.


What does a 30 60 90 day plan look like?

30-60-90-Day-Plan-Look-LikeJob seekers in medical, finance, accounting, sales, and more are using 30-60-90-day plans in the interview to get job offers--sometimes they get offers on the spot, and sometimes they get job offers for jobs that are actually at higher levels and higher salaries than what they interviewed for.

So what does a job-winning 30 60 90 day plan look like?

A great plan is going to be at least 3 pages, with at least one page each devoted to each of the 30-day sections of the 90-day total.

The first 30 days should focus on learning your way around:

  • meeting co-workers, support teams, customers, clients
  • learning software and systems
  • getting settled into the job


6 Killer Signs A Job Offer Is Too Good To Be True

6 Signs a Job Offer is Too Good to Be TrueWhen you are searching for a new job, an offer is all you crave. The job market is hard, and we all know it. If you are desperate for a new role, you might be willing to take anything that people offer you. The problem is that there are a lot of scams out there. Loads of people prey on the weak; they want to take you for a ride. When you get a job offer, you need to make sure that it is legit before you sign anything. Here are six killer signs that an offer is too good to be true.

  1. The job description is vague

When you read the job description online, you need to make sure that it is not too vague. When people are trying to get people to do horrible jobs, they tend to skirt over the actual duties of the role. If the job description doesn't tell you exactly what the job entails, something is wrong.


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Your Guide to High-Paying Careers

ShatkinBookAre you choosing a new career? Transitioning careers? Job hunting? If so, you need to know where the money is.

Here is an audio of my conversation with Laurence Shatkin, author of Your Guide to High-Paying Careers, available on Amazon.

In this audio, Laurence answers my questions about the 173 Highest-Paying Occupations:

Why 173? What are some of the occupations on the list? What's also important for you (the job seeker) to know about these jobs besides just compensation?

Listen to the audio by clicking on the bar below:


It's great to hear Laurence's insights on his research and what this might mean for you.  Thank you Laurence!

This is a great book for:

  • College students - to help decide what field to enter when you graduate
  • Job seekers - to see what the expected earnings are for your field, and what opportunities (in terms of job openings) are available

I encourage you to get Your Guide to High-Paying Careers by Laurence Shatkin today.


A Guide to Starting a Career in Law

Law-CareerIf you are hoping to begin a career in law but don’t know where to start, don’t worry, you have come to the right place.

Employers in the law industry are always looking for bright, new legal minds. However, developing the necessary skills for a career in law is no easy task. You will need to undertake plenty of training and gain lots of experience before you can reach your goal.

To find out how you can move your career forward, have a read of our helpful guide below.


Categories: Finding a Job, Jobseekers Tags: Phone Interview

PhoneInterview-eBookCoverCan you ace EVERY phone interview—and get invited to the face-to-face?

Get my ebook on Amazon: How to Ace Your Phone Interview.

Phone interviews are really phone ‘screens.’ Employers use them to weed out candidates and come up with a short list of people to interview face-to-face. If you don’t get invited to interview, you got screened out of the job. This book will keep you from getting screened out and consistently put you on the short list of candidates who get to interview in person.

What This Book Will Do For You:
• Give You Exceptional Answers to Common Phone Interview Questions
• Warn You about Phone Interview Mistakes That Get You Screened Out
• Help You Be Confident, Relax and Make a Fantastic First Impression
• Give You Powerful ‘How To’ Tips for a Perfect Phone Interview
• Get You Invited To Interview Face-To-Face

Amazon-LogoWhat Kinds Of Tips Are In This Book?
- Typical Phone Interview Questions (and Stand-Out Answers)
- Tips to ‘Cheat’ in a Phone Interview To Give Yourself an Unfair Advantage
- How To Research the Company and the Interviewer Before the Call
- What NEVER To Say In a Phone Interview
- The ONE Question You Should Ask In EVERY Phone Interview
- How to Help them Qualify You for the Face-to-Face Interview
- How to Follow Up AFTER the Interview
- How to Plan, Prepare, and Execute a Perfect Phone Interview

Who This Book Is For:
This book is for YOU if you want to slam-dunk every phone interview and get invited to the face-to-face.

You will discover my best phone interview tips from 14 years of interviewing thousands of candidates (as a hiring manager and recruiter). Find out what hiring managers are really thinking about you.

This is your key to phone interview success!

Sales Job Interviews – How To Set Yourself Apart From Your Competition and Get the Job

Stand-OutWhat does it take to set yourself apart and get the sales job? Is it a killer resume, a brag book, a 30/60/90-day sales plan, and how well you prepare for the interview?

Yes, it's all those things, and one more:  It's how you position yourself in relation to your competition.

In this video, I'll tell you how to differentiate yourself in the interview and find out exactly what the hiring manager (interviewer) wants to hear in order to hire you.

Click the video to watch.