Why Jason Kanigan on Job Hunting?
Like most things, job hunting is a mental game.
You want to know the critical "secret" to getting a job? Refuse to continue being unemployed! Yes! Get mad! No longer accept being without work.
As long as you are sitting there, miserable, complaining, broken, you will remain powerless.
I've been helping people find work--and not just any work: work they enjoy--for two decades now. When September 11th happened, I was working with a non-profit organization that helped people figure out more about who they were, and return to the workforce. I conducted mock interviews on video camera. The candidate would be filmed, and I would play the role of the hiring interviewer. Then we'd review the tape to improve their performance.
These folks definitely had a leg up. And a step forward, because they were DOING SOMETHING by taking the program.
The problem with most job seekers is they are expecting someone else to do it for them. Their recruiter. Their network. Their next-door neighbor.
Just as in running your own business, I have to tell you: no one is ever going to care about your job search as much as you. No one.
You can see many articles I've written about successful job hunting methods on my old blog.
I've had employers create jobs that did not exist before I got there FOUR TIMES. No competition for those roles, either; they only wanted me.
The Modesto Bee even wrote an article about it.
Am I special?
Am I some kind of Superman?
But I know more about successful job hunting than you.
Jason Kanigan on Job Hunting Success
Everything you've been told to do in your job search is wrong.
The idea that you should make a resume and cover letter, and blast it out to as many employers as you can in the hope that someone will notice it is just plain stupid.
A waste of energy.
A complete waste of time.
In fact, it makes you more depressed after you send that blizzard of resumes out and nobody responds, doesn't it.
A resume should be the last thing you give to an employer: the paperwork to seal the deal, confirmation to drop in the file.
You need a resume to get a job.
There's Job Search Lie #1. You don't.
Employers read cover letters.
There's Job Search Lie #2. They don't.
Okay, some do. All generalizations are false. But most--the vast majority--do not. All the agonizing you did over the precise wording of your cover letter is energy that could have been more effectively spent on another task. They drop the cover letter and go straight to a certain specific section of your resume...and if you don't tell them in that small space why they should talk to you, your resume goes into the trash.
Jason Kanigan on Job Hunting Effectiveness
I'll bet you're wondering what that small section is.
Getting this part right will at worst DOUBLE the effectiveness of your job search. If you want to keep using conventional methods to conduct your job hunt with, that is.
Other, better job search tactics do exist. Nobody has shared them with you because a) they don't know them, and b) if they did, they'd be afraid of you using them and taking their competitive advantage away.
I am not afraid of that. Since I own a business and am not at all interested in returning to being employed by someone else, I can share these unorthodox job hunting methods with you.
I have used them to get the attention of employers without depending on a resume many times. The fastest turnaround time for one of my job searches was four days. FOUR DAYS!
That story is detailed, along with these unorthodox methods, in my new Kindle book. You can click here to get it.
Inside, I share all the secrets of effective job hunting.
How it all starts, as I said above, in your mind.
How doing what the crowd is doing will get you nowhere fast.
How you can make use of modern methods to get on the radar of employers and get them to see you as an individual--
--an individual they have to meet.
That's the purpose of your resume, by the way.
Not to get you hired.
No resume can do that. People hire people, not resumes.
What the resume can do for you, if it's put together correctly, is entice the employer to meet you.
Remember, going forward, that this is the resume's goal.
Job searches are not about spending all your effort blasting out a blizzard of ineffective resumes hoping something will stick. They're about getting noticed by and having conversations with employers. Get enough of those, filter well enough, and you will quickly get the job of your dreams.
Details in my book, For Active Job Seekers Only: Get Hired FAST!
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