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Why You Still Need an Objective Statement on Your Resume

Don't believe the resume summary hype--a resume objective statement is key to the effectiveness of your resume.  A summary of qualifications causes you to miss out on an important opportunity. In the video below, I'll tell you why you need a resume objective statement and how recruiters and hiring managers see them.

 

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How to Talk About a Layoff in Your Phone Interview [VIDEO]

If you've been laid off, you can still ace the phone interview and get hired for a new job.

Layoffs make some job seekers so uncomfortable that they don't do well in phone interviews--so they get screened out immediately. In this video, I'll show you how to address a layoff in your phone interview (and how to do well in the following face-to-face interviews). I'll tell you:

  • What questions interviewers will have for you
  • How to answer their questions so the layoff is no longer an issue
  • How to not only eliminate their fears about you, but make them excited about you in the job
  • How to take the focus off the layoff and put it on the positives you will bring to this organization

Here's more information about some of the things I talk about in the video:

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30-60-90-Day Plans

Job Interview Mistake: 5 Things You Say That Lose Job Offers

There are words and phrases we all say in everyday language that, if you say them in a job interview, can absolutely kill any chances you have of getting the job.

In the video below, I'll tell you the 5 things you say that lose job offers--and then I'll tell you the 3 things to say that encourage employers to offer you the job. Click on the video to watch.

 

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The Hidden Job Market: What It Is and How To Crack It So You Can Find a Job

Job Seekers: have you heard of the "hidden job market"?

It sounds like an urban myth, but it's very real. There are 'hidden' jobs not posted on Monster or Indeed or Simply Hired--and if you can find them, you are in a great position to get an interview and get the offer.

In the video below, I'll tell you more about the hidden job market and how to find these great jobs.

I've developed a tool that finds dozens of hidden jobs for you and puts you in contact with the hiring managers for those jobs. Check it out here: Hidden Jobs Finder. (Other job seekers have had great success with this tool--see our Hidden Jobs Finder Customer Reviews.)

Phone Interview Question: What If the Company Won’t Tell Me Yes or No? [Video]

confusedSo you've had the phone interview, and now you don't know if they're moving you forward to the face to face or not. You even tried to call the nice HR woman you spoke to, but you still don't have an answer. Do you just give up? What if you really want this job?

Watch this video to get cutting edge tips on who to you need to talk to and what to say to that person in this situation to give yourself a shot at moving forward to the face-to-face.

Click to watch, and then download my Free Report on How to Follow Up After the Interview. You'll know exactly what to do after phone interviews and face-to-face interviews, in every circumstance--from your thank you note to any follow up phone calls you may need to make. This report will help you get more job offers.

 

Send a Thank You Email After Your Phone Interview [VIDEO]

ThankYouDo you want to stand out in your phone interviews? Watch this 1-minute video to see why you should send a thank you email after your phone interview and when you should send it. You'll also see who else should get a note from you, and how you can use these as another way to stand out and be impressive.

Click on the video to watch--and then click to download my Free Report on how to write a Thank You Email After Interviews. You'll see what the best thank you notes say and how to keep the process moving forward to the face-to-face interview.

Phone Interview Questions: How to Cheat to Win (and Why You’d Be Crazy Not To)

TelephoneAnswering phone interview questions is the first step that has to go right in order to get to the in-person interview and then the job offer.

Watch the video below to see how to take advantage of the phone interview's unique qualities (i.e. "cheat") to make sure you ace it. Click on the video to watch.

Then, click on these 10 phone interview tips (you can even download my free Phone Interview Prep podcast).

Why Companies Use Personality Tests in the Hiring Process

Movie player iconMany companies use personality tests (such as DISC, Caliper, or Gallup) as an additional evaluation for potential new hires (even though there's some controversy over whether or not personality assessments are fair. It's not something that a candidate can prepare for (like you can prepare for an interview) but it's still a significant factor, which means it can cause a lot of anxiety.

Watch the video below to see why companies like to use personality tests in their hiring processes and what they're trying to learn with them.

Click the video to watch.

Sales Job Interviews: How to Overcome the Objections

Movie player iconIf you are in a sales job interview where the hiring sales manager is hesitating over offering you the job, learn 2 great ways to nudge him or her off the fence.

Watch this video to see how to get them to offer you the sales job you want.

(Click on the video to watch.)

The key to getting the hiring manager to clearly visualize you doing a great job as the new sales rep is to show him or her with a 30-60-90-Day Sales Plan.

Get a proven, fill-in-the-blank 90-day Sales Plan template and coaching.

What Could Keep You From Getting the Job? [Video]

Are you in a job search?  There's something big that may keep you from getting the job.  The good news is that it's also something that's an easy (but absolutely necessary) fix.

Watch the video (click on it) below to see what it is.

 

If you need clarification or more help:

Come to a Career Confidential Free Training Webinar

Contact me to set up a Coaching Session for individualized solutions

 

How To Answer Interview Questions About a Time Your Boss Disagreed With You

Interviewers like to try and put you on the spot with difficult job interview questions, like \"How did you handle it the last time your boss chastized you or strongly disagreed with a decision you made?\"

In the video below, I will tell you how to answer difficult job interview questions like this one. Click the video to watch.

 

 

Dig deeper into this question and the best way to answer it in my blog article, How to Answer Interview Questions Q14.

Discover the best answers to more than 100 job interview questions in my blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions.

 

Phone Interview Tip – Research the Interviewer

Do you research the company before your job interview?  How about the interviewer?  You can give yourself a huge advantage in your job interview if you research the interviewer ahead of time.

In the video below, I'll tell you how to gather information about your interviewer...what questions you should ask, who you should ask, and what you're looking for.  These tips will put you ahead of the other candidates and make you absolutely stand out as the best candidate.  There are 3 important places you can gather information.  Click the video to watch.

 

 

Find out more places to gather information and see how it can help you ace your interview in my blog article:  Phone Interview Tips #8.

Check out my entire blog series, Phone Interviews: 37 Essential and Extraordinary Tips That Will Get You To the Face-to-Face.

Resume Objective Statements for Marketing Jobs

Resume objective statements are valuable--IF they're done right.  A badly written objective statement is a waste of space and worthy of the scorn that's been heaped on it by some.  A well-written objective statement is going to grab the attention of hiring managers.  It might even stand in for your cover letter. (Busy hiring managers might not read it.)

Watch the video below to see more about why objective statements are so important and get ideas for what a good resume objective statement would look like for a marketing job.  Click the video to watch.

 

 

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Fastest Way to Find a Job? Contact Bosses From Your Past

Looking for a fast way to find a job?  Your previous boss might just be a good resource for you--in a variety of ways.

In the video below, I will tell you why it's worth contacting your previous boss when you're in the job search, and how these people can help you in more ways than you know.  Click the video to watch.

 

 
Do you have a poor relationship with your previous boss?  Maybe you were even firedRead my blog post on how to contact previous bosses in your job search for great tips on how to handle even difficult situations with past bosses.  Fastest Way to Find a Job Tip 2.

For lots of out-of-the-box ideas to help you find a job fast, check out my blog series, Fastest Way To Find a Job - 25 Tips for a Super-Fast Job Search.

 

 

How To Answer Interview Questions About Money

Handling questions about money or salary in job interviews is tricky. Everyone struggles with how to answer interview questions concerning money--but it's easier than you think to successfully answer salary questions.

In the video below, I will tell you how you can respond to any questions about salary in your job interview, and even why you can consider these questions to be a good thing. Click the video to watch.

Need more information?  Read this blog post for much more detail about how to answer interview questions about money - How To Answer Interview Questions Q68.

Get the best answers to more than 100 tough job interview questions in my blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions.