An opportunity to tap into of former hiring manager is a terrible thing to waste. That is why this conversation is a MUST listen to for your career management goals. You will clearly hear someone who is now an advocate for job seekers want you to know how to prepare for the job search. Donn Levie is a speaker, trainer, author of the just-released book, Strategic Career Engagement, The Definitive Guide for Getting Hired and Promoted. His tips will provide value in getting you closer in presenting your best self before employers and help you with your career management aspirations and goals.
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Here is a summary of our discussion:
- What connects the job seeker and hiring manager is “value.” The job is done once it is certain that the job candidate can fulfill the needs of the hiring manager
- One of the challenges of hiring managers is positive prejudices — the comparison to the last person who held the position is often unfair, but human
- The vision of the desired candidate can cloud the attributes of a qualified and stellar candidate and muddy tracking down job opportunities. It is a frequent faux pas in career management
- Demonstrate expertise towards the hiring managers needs not your past experiences as part of sound job search strategy
- Donn calls poor cover letters have an “obituary” format
- Donn describes “value-ocity quotient” and its importance to strengthening your value and brings you closer to the desired position
- The successful job candidate communicates their brand will raise his or her “valueocity quotient” and increases their influence, impact, and income
- Donn recommends keeping a project log to keep an accomplishment record –an important facet of career management strategy
- Donn talks about the “Trojan horse” technique — in the book maps out a job search strategy to implement and promote their brand post-interview
- Don’t stop pursuing the job after the interview has ended. Donn talks about the success strategies his clients use to stay “top of mind”
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