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  1. Dawn Brooks

    Great videos! Any suggestions on the suggested resume key words, specifically for medical sales?
    Many thanks!

  2. Ella Jou

    I ove the video..wish they were longer

  3. Lawrence Patterson

    Enjoyed the video and was very informative. Still having a few problems in finding the correct keywords for my profession. (RUS/REA OSP Construction Inspector) or (OSP Fiber Optic Splicing) Any suggestions?

  4. Leeann

    I liked the video on Keywords and showing experience when you don’t have any. Very helpful in my thinking about my profile. The quantifying yourself not to helpful mostly cause the examples don’t apply to my industry. The other two were just repeats of information that was in the presentation.

  5. Cassie

    I really enjoyed attending your webinar this morning and am very excited about the tips that I learned! I am seriously considering buying your products. I graduated college last year and still cannot find a job. Right now, I work two part-time jobs, one of which, as a sem intern. I suppose I can put my sem knowledge to my LinkedIn profile, as well as my online portfolio. I could also do keyword research to use on my resume. Thank so much Peggy!!! :)

  6. Carrie Wilkey

    Google AdWords Keywords Tools might be helpful to find your industry keywords.

  7. Frank

    I liked your tips on getting job experience when it’s lacking.

  8. Lori

    I will be using the YouTube idea, Thanks!

  9. Karen Morales

    Can the ATS system pick up key words off of a pdf or should my resume be sent in word format?

    • Membership Director

      It is better to send it in MS Word format – that is the standard for the industry.

  10. Natalie

    Loved the idea of the 30/60/90 day plan. A great way to stand out from all the other candidates.

  11. Emelda LLenas

    I liked the advice you provided when we can go to Youtube to get information on an area or industry new to us, when we have a new career and we do not experience at all, you advised to get information on Youtube. I believe this could be very helpful in my case because i am a Collector in finance, but I graduated in Healh Information Technology totally different; and I do not have any experience in the medical field. So i am goitg to continue watching your videos.
    Thank you, Peggy!!
    Emelda LLenas

  12. Pamella Hennigan

    Thanks for the short version with key points! With so much to do in job seeking, and “too much experience” for some and “not enough experience” for others, I appreciate the tips on getting experience in a new area and the importance of putting those buzz words on the resume. Thanks!

  13. Gino Saer

    Thanks for the information is very valuable.

  14. Liz Andrew

    Thanks for the webinar today – lots of good info. I plan on buying the program as soon as I can.

  15. Debra Thelen

    I thought the videos were more of the webinar and not specific enough. Sorry I think they are not long enough.

    • Membership Director

      Debra – the videos are designed to be short, 1.5 to 2 minutes tips on a single, focused topic. There are 18 or more of them covering specific topics. You can get a quick cogent tip in less than 2 minutes on a single subject that is of interest to you – all for FREE!

      If you would like more in-depth information, you should check out our fee-paid products and job search tools. Good luck in your search.

  16. Michael Miller

    There is a pearl in every video…I like the length…short, sweet, to the point.

  17. Membership Director

    @ Michael Miller Thanks for the feedback.

  18. Teresa Dorritie

    I think there is something in most, if not all videos. The one thing that I believe would make a better video is to give real examples more often. I think it would be helpful to have real examples rather than to keep saying “xyz’, or in job ‘x’ or in situation ‘y’. I think this would have a big impact on how insightful, and thus helpful the videos would be. I know they are supposed to be short and could remain so, at most 20 seconds additional time added. Just my 2 cents….

  19. Carl Fraley

    Do you count Recruiters as “Hiring Managers”? I have not had favorable results with Recruiters. Then again, I have not implemented the HJF strategies until recently.

  20. Carl Fraley

    To help clarify my question: It seems that Recruiters have sort of a dual role. They may act as “hiring managers” while wearing an “HR hat”. Before I purchased HJF, my experience with recruiters was negative. So, I’m a bit hesitant to contact them. @ Carl Fraley

    • Membership Director

      Recruiters are not really hiring managers, they should be no more than about 15 – 20% of your search effort. HJF is designed to get your resume and information in front of your future boss. That is where the magic will happen.

  21. Jeff P

    Re: Closing in face to face interviews. What do you do when you ask the closing questions but the interviewers don’t answer it, or answer it with something like “I need to confer with the other interviewers first and then we’ll get back to you.” I’ve been seeing more and more hiring managers not answering this question for fear of, what I feel, confrontation or saying something that they shouldn’t say.

    • Membership Director

      Jeff – you need to ask a question that they can’t defer or put off. Ask directly by saying, “I understand that you must confer, however, based upon our discussion, is there any reason that you wouldn’t give your strongest recommendation that I move forward?”

      When you do that, you show that you are very interested in the job, and that you can control the interview. You also are giving respect to their process, while directly asking for the interviewer’s perspective. You are entitled to that. It will also help you discover any objections that would derail your candidacy.

  22. Nausheel Unnadkat

    Really helpful 2 min video tips. Very comprehensive towards job search covering many aspects starting from resume building to follow up after phone interview and salary negotiation.

  23. Amy Brazier

    The videos were very informative and helpful! I will try to keep these tips in mind when going to an interview. Thanks!

  24. Andrew Bello

    Very dissatisfied. Good 5 first tips. Signed up and was presented the same 5 tips.

    • Membership Director

      Andrew, not sure what happened, but when you sign up, you get 5 free tips. When you fill out the demographic form (which helps us understand our audience) you get a tip per day for the next 15 days. All of that is FREE. I have looked up your account and I see that you indeed filled out the demographic survey and have been given access to 4 more videos. To access them, all you have to do is visit My Products Page and log in using you email address and the password we emailed you. Then expand the “Your FREE Gifts – Job Search Tips” prodcut widget, then click the ‘Watch the next 15 Tips” button.

      Please let me know if you need anything else. You can email me at carl [at] careerconfidential [dot] com

  25. David Bozek

    How do we get the contact info for the actual Hiring Manager? In many cases, this info is NOT published, so getting “around HR” is next to impossible. I have searched and tried in EVERY way I know of, to get their name, and it doesn’t not seem to work in many cases. In one case I have the name of a company, and even even have an idea of the Hiring Mgr title, but I cannot get a name or email address, or phone number.

  26. Harry Husted

    I love the videos. The only problem is you speak very fast and sometimes it is hard to keep up with you. Overall, great information.

  27. Yvonne Hewins

    I can’t believe how much I had forgotten! Thank you for helping me to refocus and hopefully find my next opportunity more easily.

  28. Ouma Edith esther achieng

    Its nice getting to know you and knowing that help may come my way ,accessing the resources you have availed to assist people like me who are trying to get a second job placement in a foreign country at such a time when competitions are high and standards have also been raised,thanks once again i would love to keep in touch until and even after success comes my way.Edith

  29. Maddie Timonte

    Great recommendations in a conscience presentation! Thank you for advice!

  30. Daniel Amezquita

    I yes close my in person interview with the right ? and an indication of moving forward.
    how long I have to wait in order to send a thank you note.
    I thank you for your feed-back and I like to share, hope is all right since I yes get to Know career c… and Linkedin
    Sincerely
    Daniel A.

  31. Gail

    I especially appreciate the video on showing job experience even if you don’t have it as I want to change fields.

  32. Goodney Zapp

    The most useful of these first 5 tips for me is “Job Experience – showing it even if you don’t have any”. Why? Because a broad background over 30 years, 7 very different companies, some small, some Fortune, in no specific industry – not only is it difficult to focus on the next career target, it is difficult to represent that and communicate that to the hiring manager. Four great ideas here.

  33. Lisa Colwill

    Such good information so far! Looking forward to a webinar later this week.

  34. Richard Werling

    I thought the video was short, to the point, and accurate. It helped me to reinforce the fact that my answer would have been right on target, while giving the suggestion to add a bit more detail on specifically how I would help the company advance in the achievement of their goals. Thank you, and I look forward to reviewing other blog entries.

  35. Lori Kelledjian

    Not too impressed with your video on playing up your experience when you don’t have any. For someone like me with 27 yrs in the Telecom industry, I don’t need to be competing with “wannabes” who don’t know anything. Certain fields demand hands on experience and faking it doesn’t make it. I know of enough people in my industry that claim that they know what they are doing and in reality…don’t know a thing. The push for certifications has made this situation even worse. Someone can just study enough for a test, take the cert exam and pass and get a job based on that qualification. This job market is completely messed up and I am fed up with having to keep competing with younger job seekers who think that just because they passed an exam they actually know what they are doing. Funny thing is,they usually get hired because their salary demands are lower than mine. Whatever happened to hiring the person who can actually do the job?

    • Membership Director

      Lori, sorry that you take offense at our advice to help people who are trying to transition from one industry to another. I understand that you find it distasteful and difficult to compete with youngsters who don’t have the same level of experience as you, nor the same salary demands.

      However, our advice would be for you to work hard at showing YOUR value is well above your salary demands. People in business generally want the best value, not necessarily the lowest price. If you do a great job of explaining how you can answer the hiring manager’s greatest need, and provide the best value, I think it will pay great dividends for you. I would suggest that you check into using a 30/60/90 Day Action Plan

  36. Grzegorz Prokop

    Guys you are very professional in what you doing for as. Videos are short but very meaningful. Every problem has a solution especially that we create them all..
    Many Thanks.

  37. Alyssa Sudhi

    I really appreciate the advice and tips from the videos. I sometimes get loading issues though; does anyone else have video loading problems like I do?

  38. Steven Wolf

    Insightful and informative quick tips. Thanks

  39. Chanda Babbitt

    These are all practical tips that we sometimes forget when looking for a new job. The ideas are ones each job seeker needs to put into action if you are serious about getting a new job. They are small clips, but the big picture is how to get in the mindset of a true job seeker.

  40. Stacy May

    Hi Career Confidential Team,

    Thank you for your valuable insights and guidance.

    I want to know how to answer a few questions in the best way possible.

    1. Why do you want to get into this field?

    I share my reason “To use my strong sales skills and relationship building skills in a field I am passionate about that helps people’s health and well being where I am top in my region and can grow to be in the top 5% of the company within 2 years or less.” I am then pressed three more times about my reason which makes me feel as if I’m not getting at what they hope to hear.

    2. Why are you leaving your last position? I share the same answer as well as I want the opportunity a large company offers such as R&D, marketing department, opportunity for 401k, to earn more income and work on a team, which again I am pressed three more times, what am I missing that they want to hear?

    3. Why did your numbers go down 5% from 110% what happened and why you no want to work for yourself comes up again when they ask if it is my own company?

    I’ll say how I overcame and brought numbers back up again and that I want the opportunities that a larger company offers. I keep getting pressed, what do they want to hear that I can say???

    How do I share my situation and still be a viable choice? Do I say something different, share something about my story, please help.

    I want to buy your products 30/3=60/90 day and medical sales interviewing and any other pertinent topics, I am not in a position right now financially to do so, who do you know who may be able to sponsor me that I can pay back?

    Thank you,

    Stacy

  41. Kiel Blondell

    These videos are great, I am unemployed almost a year after graduating with honors, i need to nail it this time. Thanks again.

  42. Freda Paterson

    I especially liked the tips on how to change career.

  43. Dexter G. Goode

    The videos were helpful and informative. Thank you.

  44. Kimberley Sproule

    Greetings.

    My background is hotel marketing and public relations but am now looking beyond this industry for employment opportunities, as I have been unemployed for almost two years.

    I notice that the CV example shown is the traditional chronological format. I am Canadian and am applying for managerial positions within Canada, which I have been advised by experts to use a format which following an objective expands on skills i.e.: Writing, Communication, Public Relations and Marketing, and Management, with work history bullet pointed on second page.

    What is your opinion of this format with HR Directors in the Canadian market and can you suggest a variety of “key words” to use.

    Thank you.

  45. Surinder Lamba

    Hi Peggy,

    Although the content of the videos is highly useful, I am continuing to have difficulty in being able to watch a 1.5 minute video in one go (I have been trying over the last three days). The video runs for 4-5 seconds and then stops for some 15 seconds, and this process continues to repeat until the very end. Quite frustrating. I don’t have this problem with You Tube or any other video presentation. Any suggestions, thanks.

  46. Emmanuel

    The videos are great and very informative. Thank you for giving me a new focus. Looking forward for my new opportunity.

    Thank Yoou,

    Emmanuel

  47. Dee

    Actually, I knew about the information in the first 4 videos, but the “Transitioning” video was helpful for me as I’m moving from PM work into BA. I too would like to discover the best keywords for this field, but I sense already that simply looking at job posting requirements would be useful to find them.

  48. Glenn Wiener

    A very good initial impression. New information that will take time to sink in but get you to think outside the box.

  49. Mikko Tapio Regina

    Hi Peggy,
    Very good and practical quidance to apply for Job Hunt. I would like to evaluate relevant keywords expansion related to my professional and sales background which comes from IVD (In Vitro diagnostics; immunoassays, clinical chemistry, microbiology, virology, hemostasis, coagulation, hematology, infectious diseases, therapeutic drug testing, drug of abuse testing, plasma proteins, urinalysis, point-of-care, organ transpalantation diagnostics, cardiovascular diagnostics), molecular diagnostics, laboratory diagnostics, Medical Devices, Pharma, business development management, budget planning, new product development, product launches,molecular biology sales, Life Science sales….. etc which can be applied due to my experience.
    Obviously I should focus on certain sectors related to the applied position? I have been in multiple interviews but second place is not a great accomplishment in the final lap.

  50. Joanna

    Hi Peggy,
    I enjoyed the quick video tips. They were very informative. I have two questions. First, on Linkedin, etc. should I show job experiences after ten years? Last, may you provide me with a coulple of keywords for a “stay-at-home” mom re-entering the workforce after eight years. Thanks,

  51. Patricia Vanden Eynde

    Many thanks for your great tips on the video´s

  52. Brenda

    The video on References just did not help much. I am not able to get references from past employers as it is not “allowed”. Any calls for References to my previous companies go through HR and they give the standard line of yes she worked for us for x amount of time. So what choices do I have for references??

  53. Marie Taylor

    Peggy,

    The videos are great! I used the longer video about the LinkedIn Profile in order to help with me networking. The 15 short videos were valuable to me, as I had an interview for a great position last week. I followed up immediately with a Thank you note two hours after the interview. I want to be called in for the second final interview. The supervisor had five more interviews to do this week. Then the top three will interview with the department heads. Any last minute advice to secure a spot in the final three to be interviewed?

    Thanks.

    Marie

  54. Flavio Matsuyama

    Hi, I could not see neither the seminar nor the video, because it is cutting the sound of the presentation.
    thank you for the sample material, but for me it did not work.

    Is there any other way to me watch the complete presentation without interruptions on sound continuity?

    Thank you.

    Flavio Matsuyama \
    fmatsuy@bol.com.br

    • Membership Director

      Please contact our support reps using Live Help so they can help you connect.

  55. Sylvia

    Hi Peggy! Enjoyed the webinar this morning and the accompanying videos; very practical and applicable tips. I am at a cross-roads right now in my job search whereupon I am contemplating the need to re-invent myself such that there may be opportunities to apply my skills and abilities in a new area of practice that I am either not looking at nor preparing my resume for. I am a member of LinkedIn, so that is a good step; need to really look at what it is I can sell to a potential buyer.

  56. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read something like this before. So good to search out any person with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is one thing that is wanted on the net, someone with a bit originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!

  57. Rasheed Ahmad

    Thanks for your great tips …

  58. Leesa Bartoletta

    Great information as always, especially the UTube and conferences. Appreciate your specific details.

  59. Mary laffrey

    really liked the info in the salary neg. tip. very useful, thanks!

  60. Subodh Benipuri

    Hi Peggy,

    These videos are really wonderful and energetic in a sense that the short description on each topic is like “MANTRA”

    It’s really highly appreciated that the kind of input on these Videos are more powerful and useful for GOOD OUTPUT.

    Thanks

  61. Brian Powell

    Great videos! Any suggestions on the suggested resume key words, specifically for a construction Administrator for an Architectural firm?

  62. N. Steven Levine

    You have really wet my appetite. My experience has been with state and local government the last 15 years and a real expert in what I would call a “gov’t nitch position”. I am the best at a specialty that government needs that can also be valuable to priv. firms as well. Is there a way to interest them in you without a position already being open for recruiting or continue to market myself to private firms as well?

  63. K Bertrand

    @Lawrence Patterson
    Get keywords from job aggregate sites like Indeed or SimplyHired. Enter the job title, set the location to ALL (you don’t care where the job is for this step) and collect all the job descriptions that come up. Then cut and paste keywords and phrases to a Word doc for selection into your resume and LI profile. What’s nice about this is these are the words hiring managers and recruiters actually use when they look for people like you.

  64. Ronald Carter

    Short, sweet and useful.

  65. Syrous Saboori

    Very helpful tips, I specially liked the salary negotiation tips a lot. I’ve always struggled answering that question. Thank you,

  66. Jackie Weinstein

    These videos have been a great help. Do you have any suggesting for keyword example for administrative assistant or receptionist that I can used.

  67. Marijke Ver

    Very good tips. I was already doing this and now I now for sure I am on the right track. Thanks.

  68. Becky

    How do you quantify your conbtribution when you are 1 employee in 1000 all of who contribute to cost reduction, customer satisfaction, etc.? We collect all those metrics for the company.

  69. Alson Cruz

    That really helps us! :) Big help specially for newly grad.

  70. Brian Dayton

    I especially liked the ideas of how to show experience, even if you don’t have any. Love your videos! Keep up the excellent work!

  71. Kevin Kelly

    @Dawn Brooks
    Impressed with the Videos I’ve seen so far, short & to the Point! ..of course i take notes….

  72. Christine Maiocchi

    the system is not compatible with aol so I do not have access

    • Membership Director

      The system is compatible with AOL, we have hundreds of customers that use AOL. Please contact our Live Chat so they can help you.

  73. d7harris@sbcglobal.net

    Love the videos. They are short and to the point.

  74. Rebecca Joos

    How do you negotiate a salary when the cost of living is substantially higher at the hiring location (e.g., Midwest to West coast)?

  75. Al Campos

    Thanks for the videos! They are very helpful. Although I have accomplished some of the pointers mentioned, I picked up on new ideas for my resume. Will definitely watch the rest…

  76. Angelina

    Very useful videos! Thank you!

  77. Jian Sha

    Valuable advice. I really want to see more! Thank you for sharing.

  78. Linda Fraschilla

    Thank you for the tips. I like they are quick and to the point.

  79. William Bell

    My present career is a Senior Medical Scientist/Laboratory Manager working in Pathology. Since moving from a major city to a regional country area I am finding it difficult to obtain a job. There is a position advetised recently in a allied health field for an After Hours Project Officer to assist in improving the coordination and integration of health, community and wefare services making it simpler for those that need care in their rural communities to access health care.Can you help me with responding to this position as it is different from working in a laboratory. I can attach PD plus my Resume if helpful-William

  80. malisayedsabb@gmail.com

    High informative and thanks a lot..Any tips for salary negotiation for a beginner?

  81. Pamela

    As a career services professional,I like your video of the three I viewed:
    LinkedIn – Must join social network for jobseekers
    This is helpful introduction. I recommend adding site where the person can learn to craft an effective profile.
    Hiring Managers – the ‘buyer’ in your job search
    This was helpful to get the person in the mindset and be efficient during the interview.
    Job Experience – showing it, even if you don’t have any
    I like this one the best of the 3. I offten recommend similair techniques to my job seekers. My motto is in good or challenging economic times you must do the same things to find a job and the right career match.

    Continue the good work. I will recommend your site to others.

  82. Dolores

    I am worried about evidence of success… I only have reference letters!..
    My bosses were very pleased by my work… but dont have any proof!
    Emails are kept at your job place not yr personal computer! thank you

    • Career Coach

      Dolores, you have to do the best you can with what you have. Don’t worry. Reference letters can be very helpful. If you can get those previous bosses to give you a great phone reference, that is very strong evidence of your success and will count for a lot.

  83. Charles

    I enjoyed the videos. They were short but informative – brought home some ideas that you would think are common knowledge but you just needed to hear them again.
    Thanks

  84. Jaquie Daniels

    I have just been watching the video on showing job experience. I will try out the suggestions, but am wondering what is the best way to get an opportunity to job shadow, especially as I am not working at the moment. Looking forward to the next 15 tips.

  85. Paul Polk

    Thank you, Peggy, for the interview tips videos. Love this format of short videos, each one hitting on an important topic. Just had an interview yesterday (that went well) and was able to use some of the tips from your videos. Thank you again!

    Paul

  86. anita.brewer@yahoo.com

    Thank you. I felt that the Webinar and follow up information was good information, presented well by people who care.

  87. Ravindra Mohan

    I liked your very relevant tips..

  88. Leyla harir

    Really helpful 2 min video tips. Very comprehensive towards job search covering many aspects starting from resume building to follow up after phone interview and salary negotiation.

  89. Emily Thrap

    I especially liked the fifth video on how to show job experience even if you don’t have it. I was wondering if these tips can apply to the process of applying to graduate schools in psychology?

    • Career Coach

      Emily–sorry, but I don’t think I’m the person to help you with that one.

  90. Sandra Culpepper

    Thanks Peggy for the short but valuable videos. I gained a lot of good information for my next job interview. Thanks:)

  91. I not too long ago got here throughout your weblog and have been reading along. I assumed I would depart my first comment. I don’t know what to say besides that I’ve loved reading. Nice weblog, I will preserve visiting this weblog very often.

  92. Sandra Berzina

    excellent!!!!!!!!

  93. BONIFACIO LIMA

    Besides the two previous supervisors, Could previous key clients that we have worked to, also be a good references as well ?

    • Career Coach

      It could, in a pinch, but it’s not as good as a supervisor reference.

  94. Glen

    These videos have been a great help. Do you have any suggesting for keyword example for administrative assistant or receptionist that I can use?

    • Career Coach

      How about: organized, clerical, system, projects, managing, and whatever software programs you are proficient in?

  95. Peter

    Very helpful advice.
    Hopefully I am about to land a job, otherwise I would be signing up for the full program.

  96. Abdul Amir Alnajafi

    I’m in functioning for searching job offer from NZ and I think these video show me the right way to go forward …Thank You

  97. Megan Anderson

    Peggy. Excellent videos. Any advice on what to say to the hiring managers once you contact them?

  98. Cornelia Wakhanu

    I like your videos and materials. They are really helpful. Most times we have the knowledge and skills but how to present them on a peice of paper like CV, resume/Cv is a problem. the same goes tpo how we present during the interview is an issue. You find people talking about the professional knowledge when the skills are the best. After all you went through the training and we are working already. everyone on the shortlist is profesionally qualified but the other skills will vary I agree with you. the interviewers are looking for difference in between us all. thanks for all these from your materials.

  99. Deborah Stelle

    @Lori Kelledjian
    Lori, in tne profession I work certification is recommended and is often a requirement to keep a position or not. However, to become certified in most specialty areas we are required to have a period of experience in that area usually 2 years and must then sit for the certification exam. As I am certified in several areas I must say that it is not as easy as studing materials and taking a test without the actual experience to go along with it. It is also costly to take the certification tests so it takes dedication on the part of the individual to become certified. When I have hired persons for specific positions and have several equally capable it often comes down to certification and how they intend to keep it active. I do not know about all areas of employment but in the medical field certification is a plus. Debbie

  100. mcgraw_cheryl@yahoo.com

    Peggy: It has always been a practice of mine to daily commit to giving compliments wherever I can. Today I extend my compliments to you and your team. Yesterday I watched your video as my first exposure to you and your company and I am so impressed. The ease of use and functionality of this membership site is by far the best I have seen compared to your two competitors: G.W and P.R. Thank You!

  101. fred.andrews99@gmail.com

    I enjoyed the first 3 videos that I looked at, and I was aware of many of those tips already. But how do I find the hiring managers and how do I approach them? I have LinkedIn account but I am wondering if it is rude to just try to contact a person that may be a hiring manager>

  102. Sharon

    I attended a free 1-week workshop in July 2012 in Simi Valley, CA with several volunteers presenting on how to search for a job opportunity and how to create a good resume and interview. Your presentation would be valuable to send out to the members on their Linked In website when you have another session. I came across the flyer at a coffee house on the day that they were having the first session, but did not attend until the next day since it was already to-late to register. Let me know if you would like to access the Association Group page. Review the link regarding this information: http://www.eu-open.org/index.php.

  103. showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

    Dear Peggy McKee,
    I agree that the key words to grab attention in the readers interest in your resume is very important.

    I agree to quantify actual dollar results in your achivements are more powerful than you stating you helped improve in a specific area.

    The social network of LinkedIn will positively help me uncover the hidden jobs that I cannot find on the internet job boards.

    The approach that I am the product to sell to the hiring manager is a key perspective on the way I communicate my abilities to perform the job.

    The different ways to research an industry I want to learn with YouTube, reading blogs, attending trade shows and job shadowing will help me pick up some of the industries language.

    Thank you, Peggy McKee for these beneficial tips!

    Thank you,
    Bill Showalter
    showalter.bill1@hotmail.com
    224-305-1975

  104. melisadujkovic@live.com

    Dear Peggy,
    Thank you for sharing these tips with us. I enjoyed it!
    I like “google alerts” tip but I am having problem finding “google alert” link. I created an account and for some reason on my google web site I don’t have advance searce or alerts. I checked my settings still can’t find it.
    I would appreciate any help with this.
    Thank you so much,
    Melisa.

  105. Michael

    Dear Peggy McKee,

    I value your career insight and understanding and the steps to make us successful. The videos are great and short and to the point.

    Michael Allen

  106. showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

    Dear Peggy,
    As an unexpected unemployed person,I really enjoy and appreciate the knowledge you share on your video tips to help me land a job offer ASAP!

    To target a company of interest is OK, put contacting the hiring manager is the key! Great tip!

    To think of my network beyond past associates I have worked with, school, church, family members, kids friend’s parents, former vendors are great ideas to expand my network, to lead to jobs or to add a skill set!

    To perform company research as you stated has great value before you have an interview because it shows that as a candidate I am serious about landing a position with that company. Great tip!

    Tips to prepair and have ready for the phone interview are great, and to send a Thank You note is great. I have not though of sending a Thank You note after a phone interview. Great tip to show interest in the position!

    Thank you,
    Bill

  107. showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

    Dear Peggy,
    Bringing Evidence of Success to the interview, is a great idea to show proof of past achivements to the hiring Manager!

    The 30/60/90 day plan is a terrific way to demonstrait, understanding of the job, I can do the job, I will do the job and I pose no threat to the hiring Manager job for hiring me!

    The closing statement is a great way to reinforce that as a candidate I want the job and want to know if there are items that need to be cleared up before I leave the interview.

    Preparing before the interview to ask questions is important as you stated to show creativity on what the challenges will be for the job, the past person in the position on how they did or what they lacked to make them successful.

    Thank you,
    Bill Showalter
    showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

  108. showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

    Peggy,
    This is great advice to contact my previous Managers to have a conversation on my strengths from previous positions before the hiring or HR manager contacts them for a work reference about me.

    Thank you,
    Bill Showalter
    showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

  109. Fidelia Hsiao

    i like the tips on how to show experience when changing industry!

  110. d_savident@hotmail.com

    Great master class. Good tools to check we are approaching the job search the right way first time.

    Thanks

    Dan Savident (all the way from the UK)

  111. Robin

    HI love the tips,and the videos found some not pertaining to me.
    I’m an RN worked in one place for 32 + years in hospital ER making good money and was fired only to a zero tolerance policy which had many aspects to it including not proved my mistake and had a medical component along with system failures and then an temp manager comes in and starts writing up for every little thing and out the door I am without getting my side of the investigation.

    What is the proper way when applications are asking reason for leaving? I’ve been putting in let go willing to discuss in person. I’m not even getting unemployment and no check for 10 weeks. No reserves either.
    I do have an interview coming up next week.

    thank you

    • Career Coach

      When changing jobs, you want to keep the focus on what you’re running TO, not what you’re running FROM, as much as possible. Good luck with your interview!

  112. Joo Won

    Peggy,
    Thank you for great job search video tips. It seems that Finding a hiring manager is the first important step. I wonder if these tips are also useful for people who are looking for a research position. Thank you!

  113. showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

    Peggy,
    As you stated after the face to face interview following-up with a Thank You
    e-mail within 24 hours is critical. To give reasons why I feel that I am a great fit for the position based upon my education and work experiences. To bring up why the hiring manager was unsure to hire me for such and such reasons and then comment that I can solve the problem with such and such is a good insight for me.

    As far a salary negotiation to never bring-up what I expect in compensation is good, because the employer will have the upper hand if I shoot to low. To side step the question of salary is a good tactic to avoid putting myself in a corner to give the interviewer a number. To speak about my last position and the new position as far as differences in responsibility is important as far as negotiating salary.

    I believe these are great tips.

    Thank you,
    Bill Showalter
    showalter.bill1@hotmail.com

  114. shanemorey@sbcglobal.net

    Absolutely love the 90 day plan for the interview, I will use it on tomorrow’s interview. Will post results following the interview.

  115. Kurt Boyle

    Peggy, I’ve gotta say that your video tip telling job seekers to target hiring managers, not companies is new to me. I have a question – why would hiring managers have more opportunities than a company?

    You give an example of a company with only one opening in one location. Hiring managers, I believe may be limited to what they can offer due to company policies, budgets, etc. I do know that some hiring managers are responsible for multiple company locations – is that why you say to target hiring managers?

    • Career Coach

      If you target the “company,” you’ll almost certainly be dealing with HR…not bad folks, but they are gatekeepers. They are much more likely to tell you “No,” unless you are a letter-perfect fit. The hiring manager is the one who can see transferable skills, and who has the biggest incentive to move fast and who has the power to say “Yes.” The bottom line is, the hiring manager is the one with the power to interview and hire you, not HR.

      I have a free webinar where I teach all about this…why it works and how to do it. You can get the details and register here: http://careerconfidential.com/fastest-job/

  116. shanemorey@sbcglobal.net

    Results: I have now used the business plan approach with 2 companies I have interviewed with, company 1 I have scheduled the next interview for Dec 18, company 2 interview I did not move forward. 1 out of 2, so far so good. Will contiue to utilize this approach and I plan to adjust the business plan now that I have more information I can validate from the 1st interview. Working great. Thanks for your insight.

  117. Kathy

    I have also enjoyed the video tips. My concern with references is that many of my previous employers were either acquired or restructured, so those managers are no longer with the companies. I do not have contact info for these individuals. I know it is a red flag when you don’t list your managers as a reference. What would you recommend?

    I have sent out over 100 1st contact messages and have only had responses from 2. It appears that many of the individuals I’ve contact may look at my profile, but never message me. Do you have any suggestions? I am continuing to add managers.

    • Career Coach

      If you don’t have contact info for your previous managers, your best bet is to try to find them on LinkedIn or Facebook and send them a message asking for their contact information. If you can’t find them directly, maybe you can think of someone else who used to work with them who might know how to find them?

      If you know that people are looking at your profile but not contacting you, then there are a couple of things to consider. First, are you targeting the right managers? Make sure the people you contact are really the appropriate ones for you–your future boss or your future boss’s boss. Second, you might need to take another look at your profile. Does it sell you? Is it strong? Does it hit the highlights rather than giving them your entire resume? I don’t think it’s a good idea to put your whole resume on LinkedIn, because then they have less of a reason to call and find out more. I really recommend that you get the LinkedIn Profile Tutorial and go through it to make sure you have your profile set up to “sell” you. Find it here: http://careerconfidential.com/linkedin-profile-tutorial-product-reviews/

      Good luck!

  118. David Silva

    Really interesting videos, they are clear and give the tips are required to me.

    I really motivate reading this ones.

    I have Linkedin but I will improve the description and the profile.

    Thanks for your support.

  119. David Flores

    Excellent tips! I especially enjoyed the video on how to show experience from things learned on YouTube even when you don’t have it.

  120. David

    Hi Peggy,

    I have a query on one of your videos :

    .. useful advice on targeting Hiring Managers in companies rather than the companies or HR depts. However, given that many posted up roles by recruiters or on job boards may not disclose the company – how does one figure which companies are actually hiring for a role in the right space / functional area.

    thanks, David

    • Career Coach

      David,
      I’m glad you’re enjoying the videos, and I’m thrilled you’re looking into contacting hiring managers! But, the idea for targeting hiring managers is not to just wait for a listing and try to figure out who the company is–it’s to contact the companies directly, specifically contacting your potential boss or boss’s boss, to introduce yourself. You do that regardless of whether or not they have a job posted online. So how do you do that? LinkedIn is a great tool for that–here’s a blog article I wrote about using LinkedIn to find a job: http://careerconfidential.com/fastest-way-find-a-job-tip3/. But I also created a step-by-step tool to help job seekers with this: The Hidden Jobs Finder http://careerconfidential.com/specials/finding-hidden-jobs/ . It tells you exactly how to find these hiring managers using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google, and it tells you what to say to them when you do. It even tells you how to keep up this conversation with them in a positive, impressive way. I encourage you to go check it out. It will make a fast, dramatic difference in your success. Best of luck!

  121. Arnaldo Barreto

    it’s an excellent and great information need to get a new job. Thanks!

  122. Mahmooda Butt

    I cannot access the videos – can you help?

  123. LuAnn McGowan

    I would love to see a “Quick Tip” on writing an Objective Statement. Do you have one? I think it would be helpful to people who are looking for a job outside of their current industry.

  124. LuAnn McGowan

    @Christine Maiocchi
    I have AOL and I have no trouble.

  125. David Silva

    The videos are intersting and helpful! I will try to keep these tips in mind when going to an interview. Thanks for your help.

  126. Jean

    Loved the quick video tips. Concise, pertinent, and useful.

  127. Liza Manica

    Hello Peggy, I have been listening to videos and reading some of your stuff, but not as thoroughly as I want yet. Everything you write and say is extremely useful (needless to say); however, I want to register here how kind I think you are, above all, to share all this with us! Thank you very much.

  128. Miohael Hitchings

    The videos offer some nice tips. I look forward to reviewing additional videos as they become available.

  129. Linda Friedlander

    Hi Peggy, I have been following your website and emails for a couple of years ..very informative and helpful ..was so excited to try the trial membership..I am sure that after watching the video’s and your helpful tips I will be able to sail through an interview with polish and confidence..Would you have any helpful hints on how middle aged women can pass through to the hiring steps after the interview..My other RN Case Manager friends and former colleagues are feeling the “agism” prejudice ..especially when the HR people are in their late 20′s to early 30′s. I even abbreviated my resume down to the last 10 yrs of my work experience as I read in an article elsewhere..during the interview the HR lady asked me about my hospital clinical experience that I left off the resume. When I told her it was from ’74 through ’85 her jaw dropped and she shifted her glance to the 2 other staff RN’s brought in to the interview to help her make a determination. Days later I heard that the HR lady hired 2 other RN’s with stronger experience..Hmmm stronger experience 30+ yrs of nursing experience with the last 10 in the same field that I was being interviewed for. BTW I did get hired for a temp position through another recruiter for that company in a different dept and I met another temp RN hired for the case management position and the same 2 staff RN’s were still the only ones working in that dept and there were no other permanent new hirees there except my RN friedn. She was promised a long term temp positon and was terminated after 9 days there. She is also middle aged and very experienced with a Master’s degree..The 2 younger staff RN’s were grads of an Associate degreed nursing college program. That may say it all.

    • Job Expert

      My best advice is to keep looking and keep trying…and be glad you’re not working for people who won’t value your experience. There are employers out there who will.

  130. Zhiling

    The Video offers some helpful tips. 30-60-90 days plan is something I really need to think about. Thank you for your advisory.

  131. Janet Wall

    I still don’t understand which key words to use for my industry.

    • Job Expert

      Look at all the job postings that would apply to you and notice what words or terminology they use. Those are the “key” words they are looking for.

  132. ecarrionle@att.net

    Very good tips. How to scan the key words of any job posting?. There are any software to do that?. If you know, let me know, please?

    • Job Expert

      Sorry, I don’t know of any software you can use. I think that’s a ‘do it yourself’ job.

  133. Felicitas Noel

    Hello Peggy, I have watched five of the videos and can say that I have updated my resume to match a couple of things that may catch an interviewer’s eye. The keywords may help, as well as quantifying my skills. Ii believe that I short sold myself in a few key areas where my management skills were concerned, so let’s hope that helps. I am not sure about LinkedIn, and hope that since I have been a member, I can learn to use it more wisely? last, I have not gotten to the actual person in charge of interviewing, “the buyer” and I need to learn how, as I use to be that person. This is harder on the other side of the wall when looking and trying to change up the career angle a bit. Thanks so much and I look forward to listening to the next video tips to see what they may bring. Fely

  134. MIREIA ALIER

    Thanks for sharing such a useful tips and tricks. Certainly I will use them in my job research and during my interviews.
    Though sometimes we might get lost during this period, we should never give up and just trying and keeping up. For sure there is a job for us.

  135. Darren Apps

    How do I find the key words I need to ensure are in my CV????

    • Job Expert

      The best way is to look at job descriptions for positions you would be interested in. That’s the language and the key words you should be using.

  136. James Moody

    I am enjoying your website tremendously! You have made me very aware that my job hunt is very similar to any other sales process and that I need to approach it as such. Great tips giving me a new attitude! Thank you!

  137. Steve Murray

    Great tips! Please keep them coming! However, lately the videos seem to stop randomly and I have to wait for it to start again. Is anyone else having this issue? Is there anything I can do to play it without the interruptions?

    • Job Expert

      Steve, I’m glad you’re enjoying the videos. We’re sorry you’re having technical issues. You’re the first one to report this issue. Right now it doesn’t seem like the problem is on our end, but we will monitor it.

  138. Amaechi Udenze

    It is awesome. thanks for the opportunity.

  139. Gerald

    This is a great site for increasing one’s marketability in getting hired. I consider myself lucky to have found it – thank you Peggy and company!

  140. Karin

    Hi guys, I didn´t buy anything yet but let me tell you, Your tips are very usefull, I´m in proces of using them. I also compared you with other career seeker coach and you are much better by far, Thanks! I think I´ll be soon buying your products!

  141. Maria Sapouna

    I am very pleased with all the products and your site is structured in such a way that is easy to use and find what you need. I also appreciate the motivational emails I receive every morning. They keep me, well, motivated! The only problem I am facing at the moment is quantifying my achievements. I have worked in positions where sales weren’t a prominent part of the job and I just don’t have any statistics to be able to relate my performance to any company revenue results (What do I do in this case, do I make them up?!). I will be contacting you soon to get some extra advice on that. Other than this your product is great! Keep it up!!

  142. Jafar

    Thank you, helpful advice.

  143. Ben Atkinson

    EXCELLENT SO FAR :)

  144. Susan Duel

    There didn’t seem to be enough meat in the videos. The tips reinforce things I already know. I know what I need to do but not how. For example, I don’t know how to correctly phrase my accomplishments. Additionally, I know I need numbers in my accomplishments but don’t have any to include. My experience is dated and the plants have closed.

  145. FRED OCAKA

    Thanks alot

  146. Lois Bunch

    I was very pleased with the tips provided and the wealth of information there is on the site!

  147. Ken

    The 55 second video on LinkedIn advice contained no information at all. The advertisement email said it contained tips on writing a powerful profile. The video contained none of that. When seeking a new position in a specialized profession and not a lot of experience with LinkedIn information would have been appreciated.

  148. ARCTICRPH@HOTMAIL.COM

    What keywords would you suggest for an outpatient pharmacist resume?

  149. ARCTICRPH@HOTMAIL.COM

    Thank you for your excellent advice.

  150. ARCTICRPH@HOTMAIL.COM

    I am a pharmacist with 14 years experience in the military pharmacy arena. I am retiring after 26 years of service. What can I do to enhance my job search?

  151. Jan Liu

    Thank YOU! Good Points for all the suggestions! I worked in the universities for more than 10 years! I have a question– Are your comments also suitable in academic areas?

  152. Marilou

    Excellent points – I enjoyed the short but to the point quips on the keywords, quantifiable skills, hiring manager but I am somewhat on a quandary and on more than one instance, I seem to pose a threat to the hiring manager, CEO or Executive Director since I have been a CEO and/or CFO for the past eighteen years. I am more on the mode of stepping back a bit and shift the focus on more executive/managerial role but reporting to the Exec Team or BOD. That being said, how can i effectively articulate my position without posing a risk to the hiring manager? Thanks

  153. TESFAHUN FIKRE

    so far so good.but better is not good enough the best is coming!!!!!

  154. MARIA

    Dear Ms Peggy, Your words are like pearls and jewels , very informative and helpful advice. God bless you.

  155. Glenn Van Vlemen

    I just finished the series.
    Well structured and relevant.

  156. Mangi

    Hi Peggy am going buying all of your products thanks so much.

  157. Hemanth

    Really a very inspirational webinar …Thank u Peggy :) :D

  158. Kristy

    What is the best way to obtain a preceptorship?

  159. Carolyn Bates

    I like topics broken down into short videos (<5 mins), it allows me to easily to re-watch specific aspects. I also watch videos during advert breaks during movies on the TV (I watch a movie with hubby and learn more in one time slot).

  160. Vernice Haddix

    Outstanding information thus far!

  161. Edisonaquebay@yahoo.ca Aquebay

    first five video helped me a lot

  162. Panaullah Sheikh

    Dear Peggy, Though it is early to say but so per I like it. You are doing a great job helping the unemployed to get the job, they want to have. During this time of economic downturn, I see it a novel job.The videos you posted carry good information. Thanks, PANAULLAH.

  163. Dave Trout

    Excellent, well organized, well presented information. Even if I’m solid in one topic area, it’s good to hear it and it is a building block to total preparation in the job hunt.

  164. Kendra

    Just watched first job search video tips on Resumes … I have to add more keywords to my resume. Great tip!

  165. SERGHINI AHMED SABER

    Dear Peggy,I have watched some one of your videos ,theres are Really interesting . check my LinkedIn account;and say me how to relocate for a New opportunity ,so, How do I find it.
    Thank you Peggy.

  166. Iyadunni Wcc-nwobodo

    Great tips, pointers in the right direction. Only problem is I suffer so many interruptions that 1 or 2 mins takes like 5 or more minutes. will definitely go for the rest.

  167. Bassel Allaham

    What are the tools and techniques that help me be more dynamic to update update my resume according to each job posting.

  168. Oscar Kapoko

    Dear Sir /madam,

    I am waiting for your calling to come and attend the interviews with you for the job i applied for,i have been appliying for employment since two years ago unifortunately i have been accepted befor.I really want to work abroad.

  169. Teresa Barclay

    I really like the video tips but wish we could have access all at once. I am interviews now and would love to have all of the tips, example closing. I could have used that for my interview today. So far the 30/60/90 day plan has sent a great impression. My interviewer was extremely impressed, but not sure how the other two managers took it. I’ll let you know!!!!

  170. Reed

    I learned a lot from the resume videos even though I have reviewed hundreds of resumes in my previous jobs. It is indeed different when the positions are reversed.

  171. Marline Saydi

    very helpful

  172. m.salih95@yahoo.com

    Great thing

  173. Vasudeva DV

    Prep Kit and Videos are really helpful. Even though a person is capable and performing in any given role, He might not be attending interviews every day for sure. These artifacts definitely brushes up anyone’s memory, gives pointers and make much more confident to attend interviews. Good Job..!

  174. Mercy RWIZA

    Hi, in the first video about key words, I honestly didnt find anything original there, I still don’t know what keywords to use, I was expecting to get a list of words for different industries. Mine is going to be in healthcare management in a hospital setting or physician networks or nursing homes. Where can I find a list of keywords for these kinds of positions. I also thought I was getting DVDs but instead I will have to be logging in here to watch the videos, so what did you mean when you said that if we purchase your products we get to keep them for life and we get free upgrades whenever you upgrade them. I guess I prefer to have my own DVD’s to play in my portable devices rather than having to log on a computer to access these videos,
    Also on the tips for those of us who are in career transion, once I watch youtube video or shadow for a certain position, how then do I include the shadowing or youtube coaching as an experience in my resume. Do I just tell them my experience is based on watching youtube videos? not sure if this will get me anywhere with the hiring manager, please advice.

  175. Regassa Bedane

    To

    peggy mckee
    i cannot use this training webinar
    then what?

  176. Subscriber

    I received tips 7-9 but when I went to view them today, I was unable to view them. I guess I waited too long which is why I am requesting them again today.

  177. Keith Emery

    Hi Peggy

    You stated “do not target companies but target the hiring managers in the right space. I am from UK and do not understand the term “in the right space”. What do you mean? Are you saying that we should contact say the finance manager direct for an accounting vacancy? You mention Metron as an example. Are you saying that contacting the hiring manager at Metron is pointless if there is no job vacancies there? If so, then HOW do you find the companies that are hiring?

  178. m.salih95@yahoo.com

    It is not working with me! Why?

  179. Ivonne Teoh

    Hi Peggy, Just watched the LinkedIn tutorial video. It looks really old, like from 2007 or 2009. Could you please update it? Many features may have changed and it would be confusing to look for them and find something different. Also how to find new contacts, search for jobs have changed. Now listed by company name, etc. Would be more helpful. Thanks!

    • Membership Director

      Ivonne, I’m not sure what you are looking at but our LinkedIn Profile Tutorial is now in version 4.0 and has ben completely redone with the latest LinkeIn interface.

  180. Ivonne Teoh

    Hi Peggy,
    Just watched the first 4 Premier Job Search Video Tips series, since I joined a few minutes ago. I find them too short. Could you please add more examples? Example, YouTube offers many instructional videos. The beginning + closing of the video makes it longer, but the middle part is too short. Suggest to make new Videos, as many things have changed since 2010. Thanks.

  181. Robin Gross

    I think the 30-60-90-day plan is the key element here. Coming into an interview with that alone will make you stand out from the crowd. And that’s the whole point — to get yourself noticed. I’m really eager to start working on mine!

  182. Peter Jafta

    Greetings Peggy !
    Thank you so much for the insights that you shared on the webinar of 20/08/13 at 19h00 pm South African Time which I attended. I certainly need to get the whole program on Job search as soon as I have the money to buy it.
    I will try the Linkedin Tutorial.

    Will keep in touch.
    Thanks – Peter Jafta

  183. Zhongliang

    Really fantastic videos which is very helpful for job hunting. Hope I can apply the idea from these videos on my job interview, Thanks a lot!

  184. John Carney

    Peggy,
    I have found & applied to quite a few (40 & counting) positions that are perfect, but I could use some better specific strategy on getting to the Hiring Mgrs., to get them to interview me. I already am drilling down through LinkedIn network to find them but it’s still hard to narrow down exactly who’s the actual right person…much less how to craft the right intro message to them. Thanks so much.
    John

  185. Christopher DeLellis

    Peggy,

    I find these videos are short and sweet and to the point. There really great if you have not
    tried some of these approaches and tactics before.
    Thanks,
    Christopher deLellis

  186. sharonweyker@gmail.com

    How do you find the hiring manager. I know you said on linked in, facebook and google alerts. How do you go about doing that.

  187. Amanda Tyndall

    Hi Peggy! I want to first say that I am so appreciative of the goldmine of resources you have made available to the public. It truly has redefined my whole outlook on my job search. I understand that it is best to speak to the hiring mgr directly, but what if they will not speak with candidates at all? Do you have any advice for navigating the application process without this ability? Also, if the application process asks for not only a resume and cover letter, but references and salary requirements upon application, is that still something I should do?

    Amanda

  188. Federico Ferrari

    Hey Peggy, wchich words you wouldn’t miss on a corporate real estate profile ?
    Txs. Cheers, FF

  189. Arthur Grainger

    Peggy:
    I was unable to attend your Webinar last week, will there be another date when this will be offered again in the near future? Kind regards,
    Arthur

  190. Amir Basha

    Your Support Peggy and the way you are handling this is seriously extra ordinary …

    I am very happy for getting the chance of being a small customer to you ,,, and for the few dollars I have spent with you I am getting hundreds of times worthy advices & guidance from you

    YOU ARE GREAT PEGGY

  191. Buasi Bunkham

    I am very enjoy your video very much thank you :)

  192. Carolyn Bowman Bliek

    I realize you should play up your positive aspects in the interview, but how are you supposed to answer
    Pre-Interview Questionnaire:
    where you state how your fellow workers (supervisor, clients) would answer, if asked if you “always, most times, sometimes, rarely, never” do A, B, C, etc. But, no one is always positive, up beat and unstressed, especially with coworkers. Do you answer positively or brutally honest?

  193. John McIver

    Excellent to the point videos. Looking forward to more of them.

  194. Frances Oberg

    Why can I NOT see the video tips. I’m login in I click it and its opening? Wht am I don’t wrong?

  195. Tony Parrish

    Peggy,

    When are you going to present cover letters for professionals?
    I am a Systems Administrator in Information Technology field. It would be nice to tie my resume to the cover letter to improve my chances of getting the interview.

    Thank you.
    Tony

  196. Julie Jordan

    Sorry, I have to disagree with the reply to Lori that people want the best value and not necessarily the lowest price. This is an employers market, and I can show value above all others, but when it comes to price, lower wins every time. I have been disqualified countless times because I will not reveal my salary, and when I do, I am disqualified. I agree with Lori. It is a rare company in today’s world that hires for experience over lower salary.@ Membership Director

  197. Eddie Thebe

    it very much useful

  198. Matthew Shotkin Shotkin

    Peggy; two great videos on the Job search: They really helped:

  199. Nigel Kelaepa

    Great Stuff!! Just got in and am so excited about all the tips for job search I am finding in here!!

  200. Lilian VOINEA

    Good evening Peggy, i just want a ask in regards to the follow up after face to face interview : if a recruiting company arrange it am i allowed to call the hiring manager ? or all information respective updates will came from recruiting agency only, thank you

  201. James Carson

    Very informative. Outstanding stuff!!

  202. Haresh Shivdasani

    good first 5 tips. signed up. got an email saying “video tip #6 – who to target in a job search”. clicked on the play button. it took me to the same first 5 tips. please advice and take remedial action. thanks.

  203. aali@novapuff.net

    What I really, really like about Career Confidential is Peggy’s extreme common sense approach to every topic. Things and advice just make sense, and everything comes across as well thought of and reasoned. I don’t agree with every last morsel of advice, but I have incorporated most of Peggy’s advice into my job hunting tools. THANK YOU!

  204. Andrea Swinton

    These videos are of great value filled with useful information

  205. Mauricio

    thank you for your video.
    I have a question about quantifying results.
    I am a career changer. As an engineer working in design of semiconductors I was able to quantify results using specific design parameter improvements (ie: reduced noice by, reduce power by, improve frequency range by, etc), but I had no measureable correlations with the $dollar implication on the company.
    While pursuing my MBA, I translated my resume to a non-technical one, because no body could understand any term unless they were engineers in the seminconductor business. Thus, my quantifyables got lost in translation.
    A few of them I could recover (ie: improved xx tenfold, contributing to the overall project that had a xBillion revenue). But most of them, in my 12 year tenure as an engineer, got lost.
    What do you suggest I do to add quantification?

  206. Carol Johnson

    I thoroughly enjoyed the videos. I am confident your guidance is going to help me to go forward in my job search. Thank you!

  207. Roger Nagel

    Great videos! I’ve referred a friend to your site who’s not satisfied with his current job. I’m sure he’ll find lots useful information.

  208. Marissa

    Excellent tips. Hope you can also give some points on preparing cover letters. Thank you.

  209. Alice Zhang

    thank you very much for such great tips, I look forward to learn more from you..

  210. Emelita Rodrigo

    Great tips on the Webinar this morning specifically on making your resume “sell” and fast track interviews! Do you have any Webinar on preparing cover letters? Thanks.

  211. Baraa Barakat

    Nice work, thank you

  212. Robert Mukwiza Sakutaha

    I have benefited greatly from listening to these videos. I can’t wait to listen to the Webinar. Great stuff indeed.

  213. Dinesh

    hi peggy, just watched the video on references, and i was wandering how to do you get a ghost reference?
    also most of the manager from my previous job have retired or i am unable to contact them what should i do ?
    thanks – keep up the good work! – happy new year

  214. Jeton Bytyqi

    Amazing videos.
    Many thanks Peggy.

  215. Diane Smith

    Hi Peggy:
    I know the job search video series is a bit dated, but they just don’t play. Are there newer videos to watch in this same category?
    Thanks,
    Diane Smith

  216. Dwayne Mclean

    great videos. i would love to learn how to write a perfect job letter

  217. Abra

    Thanks a lot Peggy for this very practical and pertinent advice. I appreciated the webinar this morning and your short videos that you offered as a bonus. I’m finishing a phd at the end of February and considering launching a company. Do you do coaching on this subject? If not, do you know of a good coach for this?
    Thanks again, Abra

  218. EILEENA LING

    Great videos! But what is the difference between target companies and hiring managers? And how to contact hiring managers directly?

  219. Susie Traxler

    Do a workshop on Career Transition—changing careers.

  220. Donald Matts

    I especially appreciate the advice regarding strong vs. weak words. I believe I normally use the former however I am going to be a great deal more exact in word selection. Any advice for older job seekers?

  221. Jane

    In the video, “Resumes – quantifying your experience” you mentioned that one can mention customer satisfaction. I received an Outstanding Caregiver Award when I was nursing, which I have a copy of,and I was told when I was working as a cashier I was told I had exceptional customer service, but it was only verbal and that person no longer works at that store. Where would I put this in my resume?

  222. Jane

    In your video, “Job Experience, showing it even if you don’t have any” you mentioned that one could possibly use a job shadow. How would a person do this, because you know no one in the company you are interested in. Could a person go to the company and ask to speak to someone and ask them if one could shadow a person in the position you are interested in and volunteer to work in the company without pay for possibly a week or two? Would this be ethical?

  223. Kemi

    I stumbled on this great site, and I am in love with it with great revelations and tactics to get the best out there.
    Thank you for the invaluable advice, tips, teachings and videos given freely .Many thanks to Peggy and her great team,outstanding team indeed.

  224. MARIA ZAIR

    Interesting videos and I loved “Job experience” agreat tip

  225. Melinda S Mason

    Great videos – good tips. Thanks for creating them.

  226. DIMITRIS

    very helpful tips.I’ D LIKE TO HAVE MORE

  227. Lola Baumgart

    Awesome tips…especially on “selling” oneself! Thank you!!!

  228. Liz

    @ Dawn Brooks

    Excellent question. Here is what you do to get the key words you need.

    1. Find a job description of a job you really want to get.
    2. Select the job description, and copy it.
    3. Go to http://www.Wordle.com
    4. You will have to download some software
    5. Paste the job description in the box
    6. Press enter.

    Wordle will place the words in the job description in a word cloud – map or puzzle-like format. The words used the most will be bigger than those not used very much.
    Start making a list out of these words. Start with the biggest words first. Use the top 20 words on the board. You may use a few more if there are some you feel are very important to you and your job profession.

  229. Traci L. Squyres

    Showing experience when I don’t have it – all the tips in the video are good, but not too helpful for me. I need to know how to talk up my soft skills, (enthusiasm, drive, desire to learn, etc…) in a way that sounds like I’m bringing something to the plate.

  230. Larry

    Very useful information packaged in a “bite size” portions! Thanks for sharing these great tips Peggy. Your experience and training are invaluable. I have reworked my resume now that I understand the importance of an objective statement. It really is about marketing yourself. Thanks for making this clear!!

  231. Karen

    Good information. Do you have any tips when the people who are interviewing you are young enough to be your children? I feel like they look at me and think they are interviewing their Mom. Also for the 30-60-90 plan – if you have a interview with 3 separate people spaced an hour apart – do you present the plan to all 3 of them?

  232. SURENDRA

    Peggy, Very informative and excellent tips, nice office backgrounds, superb techniques…good job.. keep it up…Thanks.

  233. Evelina Cohn

    Peggy, These tips were very useful and will prepare me for sure if I will get an interview face to face. I valued all the tips but I really was interested in salary negotiation and 30/60/90 plan. Thank you very much for your time and help.

  234. William

    Thanks for the tip on company research. Never thought it was nearly important as the skills I was providing and how I matched the employer’s requirements. One interviewer actually asked me what I had learned. I gave some brief highlights that I thought were representative, but the interviewer then came back and gave me a detailed list of key company facts. Usually though I am not asked what I know about the company. If the company does not ask, how should one address the info obtained from researching the company?

  235. Prakash N

    Really great! Excellent points, Thank you

  236. George Nemzer

    All 5 videos were very informative on each subject. Good food for thought.

  237. Rick

    The videos are quite useful, thank you very much.

  238. Kathryn Barbe

    I’ve used the 30/60/90 plan in all my past job interviews and always made it to the final two or was hired. I’ve realized that I have a natural gift in sales and pursuing my career in sales. I trust and value your recommendations. It worked for me in the past. Thank you!

  239. Kim Dammers

    Dear Ms. McKee:

    I was disappointed in the networking video. Instead of just saying how valuable LinkedIn, it would have been better if you had given a quick explanation of how best to use it.

    By the way, I have been on LinkedIn for about five years and never gotten any job offers or even nibbles in my fields (anthropology, archaeology, EFL), but I know a CPA on LinkedIn who says he gets about two offers a week even though he is not looking. My guess is that the field makes a big difference.

  240. Samantha Ames

    I have tried logging out and then logging back in, a few times, and the extra podcasts aren’t letting me play. It shows that I should have three available to which I could listen, but when I click to play the video it had the play icon with a slash through it.

  241. Jim

    great videos ,,, phone interviewing is where im having the toughest time

  242. Ebenezer Ansah

    Great ! My recommendation. How about if we get a longer video that covers on more job-search issues (to mention what-have-you..). I believe that would help a lot. Thanks.

  243. Shariya

    Dear Peggy,

    I really loved it. now i start regretting myself why I didn’t get it at first place. want more and more and look forward to talk with you. I’m start considering you as my mentor.

    Best wishes

  244. George Ioannou

    Hi, regarding cv keywords, how do you choose those, by just picking up catchy words from the cv or they are independent, isolated area titles, and word phrases one considers expert areas for him/her?
    How many of them could smone mention? Is there a limit or the list is inexhaustive?
    Many thanks
    Regards

  245. Pauline De Gonzague

    Good tips and reminders … thanks!

  246. Pauline De Gonzague

    Great suggestions to gain experience in a career transition … thanks!

  247. Jose Valdez

    Certainly, the videos are short and to the point; I love them. Thank you Peggy@Michael Miller

  248. Yamira

    Great videos so far! Thank you Mrs. McKee for all the helpful interview tips.

  249. Al Reid

    These coaching videos are very helpful. Once I have an interview schedule, I will use these resources to prep myself.

    The area I need more assistance in is in my resume makeover. I have been laid off for a number of months and have only recently accepted that my resume is holding me back, so I bought into your program. Your advise to quantify my resume is helpful, but i have 2 challenges

    1)I don’t have data from my last position to quantify it as my boss didn’t believe in dashboards (yes, that’s right). while I have copies of the contracts, what info do I use to build a respectable resume?

    2)Having begun to update my resume, i have difficulty accepting that I should leaving out the substance and go with highlights and numbers. I get what you are saying, but how do I get comfortable with it?

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