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Wondering why you didn't get the job? Or how to ace your next interview? Learn everything you need to succeed as a job seeker!

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RT @CaffeinatedKyle: Haven’t heard back from someone? ✅ Follow up! Also, consider picking up the phone... 📲 #jobs #networking
RT @JoshuaWaldman: The First 3 Places a #Recruiter Looks on Your Resume (and How to Make Them Stand Out… https://t.co/wiyapuZn7z #li
6 things you should expect in every job #interview: https://t.co/DT1LGXKAml via @ResumeLibrary #jobs #interviews… https://t.co/3zKyu2gT6e
The first 3 places a Recruiter looks on your #resume, and how to make them stand out: https://t.co/xLAd1OKdgK via… https://t.co/CTPnGNqvHV
RT @J_Sheparding: “The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.” #quote Bobby Knight. https://t.co/9…
RT @VAFrancoResumes: The fastest way to find a job: - Responding to Job Boards: 71 hours to land one offer - Applying via LinkedIn: 1 in 7…
It's easy to be motivated and work hard when things are going great. How you respond when things don't go as planne… https://t.co/iEF0mxsGhs
Job seekers: Here's how to ask for feedback after a job rejection: https://t.co/2rum6F5XJu #jobsearch #jobhunting… https://t.co/z9TVKALQ9c
How to Make More Money: Help your employer make more money. That's it. There isn't some big mystery behind how co… https://t.co/uBKP6uaWK7
How much job hopping is "too much?"... and how can you explain job hopping to employers so that they'll hire you? D… https://t.co/tI9s0vfNdZ
"How many questions should I ask in my #interview?" At least 3 to each person. I know that sounds like a lot but i… https://t.co/7z2b6ZkTst
Your resume "work history" is the most important section. Here's how to make sure it's ready to impress:… https://t.co/cHJEmidkVS
If you're not getting #job offers in your #interviews, it's not your skills or experience - it's what you're saying… https://t.co/j90XYmMnGB
Say these 7 things in your #interview if you want to get the job: https://t.co/8qDQmyxsMc #interviews #job #jobs #employment #career
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." You can't play it safe 100% of the time and… https://t.co/okF57blD3M

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✅ 3 things to always expect in your interview: 1. Expect questions about your goals and what you are looking for (saying "I just need a job" isn't good enough) 2. Expect questions about what you accomplished in the past. Employers want to know what you've actually done to help past employers 3. Expect questions you didn't prepare for! You can't practice for everything, so you need a plan for if they ask something unexpected. How will you handle it? If you want advice on how to be over-prepared for all of these, plus 3 more things you should expect, it's all in this article I wrote for ResumeLibrary: http://bit.ly/2m7vRQJ
Last week I wrote an email to one of my favorite online services to suggest a partnership... The email was short and to the point, customized for them, etc. I was really excited. ❌No response. >>> I know this is something that happens in your job search too, and it's super frustrating. That's why I'm sharing. Don't get down on yourself. This is going to happen but you don't have to let it bother you. For example, I can: >> Contact other companies instead (including their competitors ;) ) >> Contact them again in a few months >> Connect with a few of their employees on LinkedIn instead of emailing You can do those same 3 things as a job seeker. Don't give up.
✅ 2 million dollars in a year... A year after graduating college, I was working an office job making $30,000 a year. A few seats over from me was a sales guy who made $2 million that year. That's 66 times more. Did he work 66 times as hard? No. In fact he was out the door right at 5pm every day. So why did they pay him $2 million? One reason: He made them more than $2 million. If you want to make a ton of money you need to find a position where you're viewed as a source of profit/revenue, and not as a cost. This doesn't have to be sales. That's one great way, but there are others. However, if you're viewed as a cost to the company, your salary will always be capped.
It's easy to be motivated and work hard when things are going great. How you respond when things don't go as planned, or when you have an "off" week, will determine how far you get...
📝The first 3 places I look on your resume as a recruiter: 1. Your most recent work experience 2. Your career moves/job changes (starting at the beginning of your career) 3. Achievements, results and accomplishments (if you've listed any...) I wrote a detailed guest post for CareerEnlightenment with more detail on these 3 points and how to make your resume stand out immediately to recruiters and hiring managers. The full writeup is here: http://bit.ly/2mbEf1z
✅How to Make More Money: Help your employer make more money. That's it. There isn't some big mystery behind the way companies decide how much to pay people. What do you think... Agree? or no?
🙊 Why most employers don't give feedback when they reject you (and why you should STILL ask)... There are a few reasons companies don't give much feedback. The biggest is legal concerns. They're afraid of discrimination lawsuits. However, some will still give you feedback if you ask in the right way. A couple readers of my blog asked me about this, so I put together a detailed guide. It'll give you the best chance of getting feedback... while still leaving a great impression. Then you can use this feedback to improve your interview skills. That's why you should ask. Here's how and when to get feedback after a rejection: https://buff.ly/2zlrWJL
👎How 1 hour of work took me 2 weeks... I was angry that some software I use couldn't do something automatically. I got frustrated and told myself that this would be extremely hard to fix on my own, so I kept putting it off. I made excuses. It wasn't my fault. It was the people who made this software, etc. In the end... it took one hour for me to fix this for myself. Time lost to doing the actual work: 1 hour. Time lost to self-limiting beliefs: 2+ weeks. FACT: You limit yourself more than any outside force in life. Because you tell yourself a million reasons why a million things aren't possible. Just go try it and do it.
Frustrated? Take a break. It doesn't matter if you're job hunting, or frustrated about a tough project at your current job. Even a 5 minute break for some fresh air can make a big difference. You don't have to "push through" everything. Take breaks. Relax. Breathe. And if your employer won't let you go outside for 5 minutes to clear your head, get the hell out of there and find a better company to work for. You can job search while employed 😉
🚀If people say you can't do something, use it at motivation. Pretty much everything you can imagine is possible. Somebody's done it. Step 1 is actually thinking you can do it though, and then surrounding yourself with people who support you and believe in you. Or better yet - people who have succeeded in similar things. Find awesome mentors and successful people to share ideas with. That's going to fast-track your success more than anything else. I hope this motivates you to chase what you really want. See you at the top :)

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