If you want to know how to get a job, then you’ll want to check out the video below.
In this video, I describe the simple change that you can use to open the flood gates to interviews and job offers.
Had I learned this approach earlier in my job search, I would have saved months of stress, frustration, and unemployment. With a simple change in your focus, specifically the question you ask as a job seeker, you’ll create a new set of outcomes in your job search.
I tried job boards, LinkedIn, and company websites to find jobs. In 9 months I didn’t land a single interview. I even got rejected when I applied to be a paperboy! I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. Then when I changed the question I was asking, I landed 34 interviews in just 5 weeks!
Not only did I get two job offers during those interviews, but my confidence was sky high after being in the ditches looking for a job day and night on job boards.
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Searching for your next job opportunity can be filled with excitement, disappointment and frustration. As the emotional roller coaster wears on, how do you stay motivated when there is no end in sight in your job hunt? Here are some favorite motivators that can keep you going, when the going gets tough.
Although it’s tempting to stay inside and focused on finding a job, your productivity drops after 90 minutes. Take a break and get out! A favorite respite from the trenches of job hunting is to step outside and exercise. A power walk in the neighborhood, a jog along the harbor-side, or a bike ride through a nearby forest can be a dynamite re-energizer.
The ironic part about exercising is that the best time to do it is when you have the least amount of energy. You may find that your best job hunting ideas and decisions come when you’ve created distance from your desk.
Watch the Tube
Sometimes you need a short burst of motivation to get your resume finished, polish a cover letter or make a call to a hiring manager which you’ve been putting off. YouTube has a great assortment of motivational boosters. The catch is not to get sucked in watching endless Fail Compilations because they were ‘Recommended For You’.
There are two channel types to check out. The first are videos of ordinary people who surprise you with an extraordinary talent. Shows like the ‘X Factor’, can remind us all that there is the extraordinary in all of us.
The other channel to consider is pure, unfiltered motivation. Type in ‘motivational video’ on YouTube and you’ll be greeted with awesome compilations combining famous speeches, legendary movie clips, and music to pump you up and get you energized again. Play this in the background while you finalize the details of an important email, letter or resume and you’ll feel like you’ve already landed the job.
Hang-out, don’t hang-up
There are two categories of job searchers, those who have a job and want something better and those who are unemployed and looking for a job. When you’re the latter, it can be hard to meet with friends because they frequently ask, “How’s the job search going?”
If you’ve been unemployed for several months, you may find yourself dodging friends so you can avoid that question. Although they ask because they care, answering surfaces a feeling of defeat. It’s natural to start declining the invites more than accepted them.
However friends can be the very people, who introduce you to the next opportunity, reshape your perspective and provide the reassurance that you’re not alone.
Have a Plan B
Richard Bolles, author of the best selling job-hunting bible, What Color Is Your Parachute, advises his followers to always have a Plan B. A strategy of hope isn’t a good job-hunting strategy and can often lead to a dead-end. He offered this valuable advice on a recent blog post.
“People who are not good at job-hunting tend to fixate on just one way of doing things.”
Bolles recommends staying motivated by following the approach of good job-hunters who create alternatives using this advice.
Instead of just focusing on job-titles, they can name their individual skills.
Instead of just field-titles, they can describe their favorite interests.
Instead of just large organizations, they target small organizations also.
Instead of just going after vacancies, they go after any place that interests them.
The proactive job hunt
Most job hunters spend weeks searching for jobs, applying online and hoping for an interview. What if you flipped the job hunt and started with interviews? Only if you liked the job and the company, you would subsequently apply for a role. This is the approach I teach my students to use.
Discovering how to consistently land meetings with hiring managers is the secret to creating breakthroughs in a career change. The feeling that comes with filling your calendar with interviews will boost your confidence and increases your chances of find a job by 21 times.
Thank you for reading.
– Ian Jenkins
Are you struggling to find a job or switch careers? Most job seekers don’t realize that their job-hunting method, not their profile, determines their success.
Richard Bolles, author of the book What Color Is Your Parachute, has researched job-hunting methods for over 40 years. He’s collected comparative statistics on the top 10 different methods job-hunters use. The results will surprise you!
What you’ll discover is that not all job-hunting methods are created equally. Knowing which ones perform the best, will help you avoid wasting your time and energy.
Watch the brief video below to discover the top 1o best job-hunting strategies and which one has a 86% success rate! (Click the video to watch).
Here are the highlights, starting off with the least effective approaches to find a job.
#10: Online Job sites And Employer Websites have a measly 4% success rate! Yet, amazingly this is one of the most popular options for job hunters. At best if you have a technical background in IT, healthcare or within the sciences, the chances of finding your job using this approach can go as high 10%.
#9: Mail Your Resume To Employers has 7% success rate. Sending unsolicited resumes to employers is quite popular yet not as effective as one might think when it’s time to find a job.
#8 Answering Local Newspaper Ads has a wide range of success – between 5-24%. The reason for the range is the entry-level, lower paying jobs often find their placement this way. The higher the professional level you’re looking for, the lower the match rate is for this type of job search strategy.
#7 Search firms have a 5-28% placement rate. The reason for the wide range is that there are many different types of search firms (part-time jobs – full-time / entry-level – executive level). The level of competence in each firm varies as well.
#6 Ads In Professional Journal land a 7% success rate. he advantage to this approach is that is targeted, but the downside is that it’s very competitive.
#5 State & Federal EmploymentOffices have a 14% success rate. There can be lots of opportunities in your local government, just be sure to be patience as the hiring process can take time.
#4 Asking For Job Leads raises your success to 33%. This works particularly well if you have a large circle of contacts that have worked with you in the industry you want to work in.
#3 Knocking On The Door Of An Employer lands you a 47% chance of getting a placement. Keep in mind this approach works particularly well at companies that are smaller which often means their hiring managers are more accessible.
#2 Yellow Pages / Company Directories if you love selling you’ll love this approach. It has a 65% success rate. It requires that you call into your desired companies, identify the hiring managers and then describe the value you create for them. It’s not for everyone, but it does have a good success rate!
#1 Face-to-face Advice Meetings is the best approach because of it’s whopping 86% success rate! Simply asking for career advice from contacts (instead of a job!) will open the doors to job opportunities that are designed around your skills strengths and knowledge.
I’ve tried all the approaches listed here and found that face-to-face advice meetings lived up to their success rate. Mastering how to do them radically transformed my job hunt and my career trajectory.
What’s your favorite method to find a job? Leave comment below and let me know your thoughts.