Whether you’re watching, listening to or reading the news, always remember that “good news” does not sell advertising … and advertising is why the news exists. In particular, news for the past few years on the job front has been dismal and if you’ve been unemployed for a period of time, you may think that no one is hiring. That is simply NOT TRUE! All you have to do is review online job boards or postings on other websites to find that employers from coast to coast and everywhere in between are hiring.
Even though you can uncover a lot of jobs available on those job boards, the best way to find a job today is still the best way people have found jobs for decades … networking and marketing yourself directly to hiring authorities and making the most of the short period of time you have in front of them.
Finding a job is easy – getting one isn’t for the unprepared
Employers and hiring personnel appear to be in the driver’s seat these days, especially when job seekers think about the fact that competition for those jobs has doubled in the last 3 years. But again, that simply isn’t true. Job seekers can still be the ones in control so long as they know how to handle themselves properly in a job interview.
The fact is that many job seekers have thrown up their hands and are not aggressively pursuing a job because of recent bad news. That is why the timing right now is perfect for you … you probably have less competition for the job you want so it’s time to identify job opportunities that you would enjoy most and then make the most of your time in the interview.
And therein lies the key: You have to make the most of your face time with the interviewer when you get the chance. That’s why I wrote The Inner View of Your Interview. It crystallizes three decades of experience in human resources to help job seekers know and understand how their interviewer thinks and the motivations behind the top 100 most common interview questions. And make no mistake about it:
Understanding your interviewer’s motivations WILL help you tailor your responses to your interviewer’s greatest needs.
Once you’ve uncovered the greatest needs at the company, you’ll be better able to match your skills to those needs. The result: your interviewer will see you as a problem solver, an asset to be acquired, a valuable potential member of the team. You’ll make your interviewer WANT you on his or her team/staff.
What is that worth to you?