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Dissecting Where The Breakdown Is in Your Job Search |

Dissecting Where The Breakdown Is in Your Job Search |

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EP 1266 Things can wrong in many places in your job search. 


You're involved with a job search. It's just not working for you. How do you critique what's going on in order to figure out what to course correct? Right?
It's very rare that a job search goes in a perfectly straight line with absolute progress and you wind up in a job instantly. Often the situation breaks down. So let's look at how to dissect it
If you're sending out resumes, and you aren't getting any interviews, you've got a resume problem. The resume isn't working for you. How you aresubmitting it isn't working for you.
If you're not even getting phone calls about resumes that you've posted on job boards, the issue may be one of two things. It could be the career that you've chosen for yourself isn't particularly marketable or, more likely, your resume is not keyword rich in the kind of skills that recruiters are looking for. You may need to change the language on your resume.
If you're getting calls for phone interviews and aren't being invited in, you've got a problem with phone interviewing. You just don't know how to do it well enough to entice people to want to continue the conversation. So,you need to improve on that. There are many different ways. I have a bunch of the posted as But I'll simply say that you need to improve your phone interview.
If you getting phone interviews, being invited in for in-person ones and not getting asked back, you don't interview well in person. That could be caused by a variety of things too numerous to really mention here but that's where the breakdown is occurring. If you're getting invited back for finals and not getting past "the boss of bosses," you know "the Don" for the organization, the person to whom this job ultimate the reports, not the immediate manager, but the over "the overlord," you're not making connections with people, certainly not at the high levels.
And if you're getting offers and you're getting low balled,you haven't done a good enough job on your interviews to make them believe that you can solve their problems. So, they're basically tossing a bone at you and seeing if you'll bite. You haven't made them fall in love yet.
So this is how a job search gets deconstructed. There are obvious paths along the way and often people go through the process of just going through the motions.You know, they send out resumes. They don't prepare for phone calls. They haven't really keyword optimized their resume to make it attractive on job boards. They're flipping resumes across the transom like they're burgers at a fast food restaurant. How well does that work? Do you find them tasty? No, of course not. Neither does the employer. You're a spammer.
And if you're interviewing and not practiced for it, it's your fault, again. You haven't done the homework necessary to impress people all at all.
Job hunting involves skills that you can learn and skills that you can develop. will provide those answers for you and, I'll simply say, sign up on the site. It's very inexpensive. There's a lot there that you'll be able to learn from.
Hope you found this helpful, and hope you have a great day.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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