This Week’s Workshop: WHY Embrace The OTHER Job Market?

Thursday, November 1st, our workshop provides the introduction and overview of our core philosophy:  Embracing the OTHER job market.  As always, we will start at 9 AM and go about 1 1/2 hours…

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The notion of an “unpublished or hidden” job market is far from new.  However, knowledge of “The OTHER” job market, and your ability to execute your Personal Market Plan in it, will create both focus and productivity in your career transition. 

In the OTHER Job Market, buyers and sellers hold equal responsibility for the recruitment process…

When employers have a need for someone to fulfill a specific role, often the most desired candidates are employed individuals with the credentials they seek. 

Thus the employer must sell their Company to potential employees in the marketplace in order to attract the best of the lot.  Once identified, they simply select their choice and buy their services. In the OTHER market, however, the commodity is productive WORK being assigned to the most qualified individual who ‘fits’ the employers needs. 

Often, this WORK has not been clearly defined yet and the employer has not approved an open job requisition.  Timing is everything in the OTHER job market… meaning that you will probably not get results to brag about in the first day (or week).

Participation in the Other Marketplace of work is most effective when executed as a career strategy, making the whole process a part of what you do within your career… NOT just a job search methodology.

Strategy is the why and what part of your social media activity. Strategy seems abstract and that is why people often go directly to tactics. Tactics feels more like real work. Curb your itch to go for the new shiny tools and make some plans first. Very much like building a house–you shouldn’t buy materials before you have the blueprints of what you want to build.

First get your mindset straight. Using social media means long term commitment. You can’t hack it with a four week blitz. You have to be there for the long haul… Like your PMP, for the rest of your working life.  Your social media strategy and your career strategy are entwined like DNA molecules.

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THIS Week’s Workshop: Embracing The OTHER Job Market…Thursday, November 1st @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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This week Thursday, November 1st, we will overview the entire 12-step process, answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot I have retooled all the handouts, on the RESOURCES Page (see tab above) to be more centered on the use of technology and social media.

Map to The Egg and I NEXT WEEK’s Workshop…

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… What the heck is the OTHER Job Market?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!

NEXT WEEK’s Event: Closing The Deal-MONEY TALK…Thursday, October 25th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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Thursday, October 25th, we will focus on interviewing and MONEY TALK II-POST-Offer Negotiation Approaches.  This stuff is worth your practice time in anticipation of that terrific offer you’ll get!

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot Accountability teams… have YOU identified YOUR partner yet for ramping up your job search success?  Remember, we may shift to accountability pairs/teams for the holiday weeks ahead.

Map to The Egg and I  Come prepared to work on YOUR most difficult or challenging questions that you’re asked either on the phone or within actual interviews.

As it is important to be prepared for pre-mature discussion of salary…

“He who mentions money FIRST, loses!”

When an offer is extended to you, you should feel prepared to respond appropriately AND consider optimizing the package offered.

Who should attend?

  1. Those who want to perform more effectively in actual interviews–get to the offer, then optimize it!
  2. Those who might ask… HOW do I optimize any offers I will get?
  3. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any interview and discussion of salary;
  4. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  5. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to supplement your job search effectiveness!

Answering Questions Effectively is as Easy as 1-2-3 …

Do you have any questions?

Rather than wait to be ‘interrogated,’ take the lead in all phone conversations and interviews with questions aimed at stimulating conversation toward your comfort zone–areas of experience and strengths.  In a formal interview situation, always strive to come in with a good notion of what FIT is–that way you can ask a few questions upfront to confirm your notion.

QUESTIONS create interaction for efficiently than well rehearsed ANSWERS do… Your questions could relate to: the procedures; the systems; reporting relationships; size of working group; equipment; or immediate goals of the department or position.  Do not ask questions about benefits or holidays until you are close to a job offer.

Answering questions effectively

The key to being successful in an interview is to answer each question well, with strong content and credible delivery.  To do this, you must anticipate and practice what to say, display confidence and enthusiasm and show that you have a positive attitude.

Try not to memorize specific answers… you want to be as conversational as possible to develop credability.  The way you deliver your responses can be just as important as what you say.  Look directly into the interviewer’s eyes; give short, crisp, smooth answers that don’t sound memorized.  Put energy in your voice. 

Consider one of the following guidelines in answering questions relative to your communication strategy…

  1. ANSWER the question.
  2. Highlight strengths, giving examples as appropriate… plays to behavioral interviewer style and tactics.  Minimize weaknesses.
  3. At least address the issue of the question before…
  • Blocking
  • Turnaround
  • Answering in your terms
  • Confronting or changing the subject! 

THIS WEEK’s Event: Closing The Deal-MONEY TALK…Thursday, October 18th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

Please SHARE THIS POST with your network. 

Next week Thursday, October 18th, we will focus on interviewing and MONEY TALK I-Pre-Offer Negotiation Approach.  This stuff is worth your practice time in anticipation of that terrific offer you’ll get!

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot Accountability teams active… have YOU identified YOUR partner yet?

Map to The Egg and I So, Come prepared to work on YOUR most difficult or challenging questions that you’re asked either on the phone or within actual interviews.

As it is important to be prepared for pre-mature discussion of salary…

“He who mentions money FIRST, loses!”

When an offer is extended to you, you should feel prepared to respond appropriately AND consider optimizing the package offered.

Who should attend?

  1. Those who want to perform more effectively in actual interviews–get to the offer!
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any interview and discussion of salary;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to supplement your job search effectiveness!

NEXT week Thursday is available time for Individuals -or- ACCOUNTABILITY PAIRS/ Teams…

Thursday, October 11th represents a scheduling conflict for us at The Egg and I… So, in place of our regular GROUP session, I offer FREE 1/2 hour blocks of time for either individuals (engaged clients will have priority) -or- Accountablity Pairs/ Teams.  This might be a great time to find yourself a job search “buddy.”   Simply call or email me before Wednesday noon to schedule your time slot.

New to DFWCareerpilot, or wanting to ‘kick the tires’ of accountability with a job seeking friend?  This available time is for both ‘regulars’ and new-comers to our Thursday morning group.

The article linked below was written in a job search context and applies to ALL job seekers …

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