Get Noticed and Get Hired

Your resume is a 30 second test!  To make sure yours stands out Bill Leff welcomes Steve Matter, author of Get Noticed and Get Hired:  Action Steps, Strategies and Resources to Become Empowered & Employed.

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  • Robert_Prosen

    Landing a job in today’s economy requires you to think and act differently. If you’re wed to the traditional way of job-hunting you’re destined to compete with everyone else chasing the same few opportunities.

    The most effective way to get a job is to think like an employer. Sounds simple but many people don’t appreciate the importance or know how to do it.

    Before beginning your search you have to understand why all companies hire. It’s to solve problems and your challenge is to position yourself as the solution. In other words, hiring you allows the company to solve problems faster, better and cheaper than they could without you. Here’s how to start.

    Step 1 – Identify your skills and expertise.

    Step 2 – Find the companies you want to work for and research them to uncover their problems. Use the Internet, Google alerts, read press releases and speak with current and former employees.

    Your ability to uncover your target employers’ problems and position yourself as the solution is what will get you hired.

    Here are just a few potential problem areas. Completing projects on time and on budget, improve product quality, improve customer service, increase sales, reduce costs, enhance online marketing, etc.

    Step 3 – Identify the hiring manager.

    Step 4 – Create a personal marketing plan to get your solutions in the hands of the hiring manager.

    Step 5 – Develop a “One-Sheet” resume, to separate you from the crowd, along with a set of compelling cover letters that show your experience solving similar problems.

    Step 6 – Follow up is essential to getting an interview. Be persistent but not a pest.

    As a former executive with several Fortune companies I know how leaders think. People who have followed this process have gotten hired.

    Good luck and never give up!

    Bob Prosen –
    CEO
    The Prosen Center for Business Advancement http://www.mycareeraccelerator.com

    P.S. And yes, this works for recent college grads as well.
    P.S.S. Market yourself to the companies you want to work for whether or not they have an opening.

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