Prompted by a listener email, this week’s show revolves entirely around job hunting tips and how to increase your chances of landing the job that you want in a difficult economy.

Leah, a listener in Pennsylvania, wrote to me and described her frustration and fear relating to the current economy and the difficulty that she and her boyfriend have had in finding a job – despite their degrees and experience.

A few years ago, when the economy first started suffering, I covered this subject in length and have since had listeners request that I cover it again. My expertise in the matter is gleaned from many years of hiring, training and managing people through various careers that I have had, in which I have probably hired and managed (cumulatively) well over 1,000 people.

Also, as someone who lost a job a few years ago when the economy was at its worst, I can also speak from the perspective of someone who has looked for (and found) a great job in a very bad market.

All of this coupled together, has given me a perspective from both sides of the ‘hiring line’ and a strong understanding of the best practices for gaining an edge over other job candidates vying for the same position(s), including:

  • How to make your resume stand out on job search sites and in an interview
  • Best practices for aggressively and proactively gaining an edge over other applicants
  • Interview tips, including pre-interview preparation and questions to ask
  • Gain allies among people who work there, to increase your chances of hire
  • Best practices for following up and securing an interview over other applicants
  • Best practices for finding jobs that are not advertised
  • Other tips and tricks that I can’t think of as I type this sentence 😉

So, if you are currently looking for a job…or fear that you may have to in the near future, this week’s show is perfect for you and provides some practical and effective tips for landing your next position.