Job Hunting Tips This Week on Stimulated Boredom

Week of: June 25 – July 2, 2012

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.

As always, enjoy the show!

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Direct download: June25.Will_Work_For_Money.mp3
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"President Obama is out of touch with the average American and their economic concerns."

- Said the guy who is building a $12 Million mansion on the beach with its own custom-built car elevator.

Week of: June 11 – June 18, 2012

This week’s discussion begins with the campaign fundraising results for May – including what Romney’s superior $77 million-dollar haul could signify – in addition to the infusion of corporate money (thanks to the ‘Citizens United’ Supreme Court decision) into our political process and how new media has made running for President a billion-dollar endeavor.

Next, it’s on to President Obama and how long he can keep blaming the economy he inherited from Bush, before he needs to wholly take responsibility for it. This discussion is coupled – as it relates to GOP opposition – with the difference between, ‘rooting for failure’ for political advantage…and actually helping to cause failure for the same reason.

With Romney essentially securing the Republican nomination, I pose my own questions to the former Governor that I would like the media to ask. Essentially demanding that he back up his repeated claims of knowing how to create jobs and grow the economy…in juxtaposition and reconciling those claims with his record as Governor, in which Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job growth under his tenure…of which, he served only 1 term because he would be unable to win re-election.

I also challenge his assertion that his time at Bain Capital should be “off-limits” in the campaign…seeing how he claims that his business experience at Bain makes him “uniquely qualified” to be President.

Lastly, I respond to listener requests to discuss the (failed) results of the Wisconsin recall election of Governor Scott Walker. This includes my opinion of organized labor unions and what the recall election result could mean in the general election.

A lot of great topics were discussed this week and I hope that it helps listeners to stay informed and to formulate their own opinions!

As always, enjoy the show!

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Direct download: June11.Wheres_the_Beef.mp3
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