Podcast 399: Will Work For Money

Job-Hunting-Tips

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.

Bipedal. Podcaster. Blogger. Geek. Browncoat. I Occasionally Pee Sitting Down. Dana is the host and owner of Stimulated Boredom.