“Job search is all about marketing, positioning and making connections with people who have the power to hire you."
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 06, 2011
Some of the major highlights in Carroll’s book include ideas that seemingly defy logic. He advises job seekers, for example, to never ask for a job, but always ask for a referral and states that getting fired can be a blessing in disguise. His approach to the job search game is tantamount to mounting a very aggressive sales campaign. The only difference is that the sales product is not a car or a computer. The product is you. He also encourages people to smile and dial and make the phone their best friend.
Carroll points out that “job search is all about marketing, positioning and making connections with people who have the power to hire you. The resume, although important, is not the determining factor. Most job seekers jump through the usual standard channels of job hunting like surfing the job boards and sending hundreds of resumes into cyberspace. They often go on interviews totally unprepared and are summary rejected by people who do not have hiring authority. The results can be very disappointing.”
Like many people today, Carroll personally experienced the pain and frustration of getting downsized. Many of the techniques he recommends were developed on the job during his own job search. He is also an avid believer in blending one’s purpose, talents and passions to one’s chosen profession. Synchronizing these elements can help achieve maximum fulfillment in life.
“How to Get a Great Job in 90 Days or Less” is available online at Amazon and other channels.
About the Author
Joe Carroll, vice-president, human resources, IST Management Services
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