Job search advisors . . . they’re the one thing you can count on when you’re looking for a job. They seem to come out of the woodwork with recommendations on how to conduct your job campaign. But could they be blowing smoke?
Most of the time the advice you get, even from professionals, is way off course. That’s because it’s usually a rehash of old fashioned job search ideas totally out of tune with what’s happening in the sophisticated 21st Century job marketplace.
For example, I’ll bet the first piece of advice you get is what to do with your resume. Everyone seems to focus on the value of having an award-winning resume that touts your work history and other credentials. I call that advice blowing smoke.
Or other job search advisors will recommend companies where you should apply for a job. Or they’ll refer you to advertised job openings that could be right for you. I call this blowing smoke.
Still other job search advisors will tell you their secrets for conducting an interview . . . how to dodge the tough questions . . . how to upstage the interviewer and take control . . . how to be a tough negotiator, etc. Blowing smoke!
Why am I so critical of traditional job search recommendations and advice? Well, first of all, it has nothing to do with the good intentions of your advisors. They’re doing their best to be helpful. The problem is they’re disseminating misinformation. They’re advising you about strategies that are out of sync with what’s really going on in today’s job marketplace.
Just take your resume, for instance. In today’s marketplace it counts for very little. First of all, employers aren’t going to hire you on the basis of what you did for someone else. They want to know how you’re going address company issues going forward. You can’t do that in a resume.
The, there’s the misinformation about interviewing. If you think you’re going to capture an employer’s attention and beat out the competition by answering all his/her questions accurately and jumping through all the hoops with ease . . . or negotiating by making sure you get your demands are on the table right upfront . . . well, you already lost before you even got started!
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