Friday, November 21, 2008

MUCH OF WHAT YOU KNOW JUST AIN'T SO

Discover the Real Truths about Successful Job Search, Interviewing Strategy, Salary Negotiating Tactics, and Powerful Resume Writing

Myth #1 - One of the biggest myths about job search is the belief that you will find the most jobs available today on the Internet. That just ain't so. Why? Because more than 85% of the jobs available never get advertised - not on the Internet, not in ads, not by recruiters. 85%! You only learn about those opportunities by networking.
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." - Jonathan Winters

Strategy - Network with everyone you know (family, friends, acquaintances), everyone you meet (butcher, baker, candlestick maker), and everyone they know. You are not asking for a job; you are asking for their advice, counsel, information. During 34 years as a corporate executive, executive coach, psychologist, career counselor and seminar leader, I have learned that when you ask for a job, people often feel guilty when they can't provide one. But when you ask for advice, you make them feel like a center of influence, a person who is important and knowledgeable. Use this approach when you network.

Other Myths:
And speaking of much of what you know that isn't so: did you think that the coffee bean was a bean? Nope. It's really the seed of the coffee plant – the pit inside the red or purple fruit.
Have you always believed that the Canary Islands were named after birds? Uh-uh. They were named after dogs - the fierce mastiffs that once inhabited the islands. Canis is the Latin root for dogs (canines).

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3 comments:

Sherry said...

Great book! Bought it and learned a lot. Thanks

Dr. bj said...

You're welcome, Sherry. If you have any interviewing questions I haven't answered, feel free to post them as a comment. I'll give you my best thoughts.

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