Never Apply for a Job Again!: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest
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Drawing on basic principles of human psychology, Gurney shows readers how to open doors to influential players in their fields of interest to gain top-of-mind awareness and top-drawer connectedness.
Through 10 simple and easy-to-follow principles, Gurney teaches readers how to create powerful relationships with anyone, anywhere, for lifetime career management. You'll learn how to:
or phrases. Be clear, this is not about looking for a job you would either be qualified for or apply for: simply identifying words and phrases that interest you in any way, and circling them. In today’s online world, the best way to accomplish this, while allowing for the same feel of being able to see all the ads rather than just the ones in a particular field, is to go on Craigslist and look under the “Jobs” section. Use it just like you would a newspaper, starting at A and working your way
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Pound of Job Search: JUST FORGET NEEDING A JOB! As a matter of fact, when you really get into this mindset and play this well, if someone actually begins to talk to you about an actual job opportunity within your research area, you’ll respond calmly, without any nervous twitch or gleeful overexcitement at all: “Oh, an opportunity? Sure, well, I was really just seeking some answers, but sure, if you have something you’d like to discuss, I’d be happy to talk about that. Would you like to set up
along the way. Get to know the assistant’s name so that you can relate to her more personally now and in the future. If treated with respect and a bit of basic psychology, right-hand assistants can be your biggest helpers in reaching your target. “I’m wondering if you can help me, [Assistant’s Name]?” will go farther than trying to bulldoze or fib your way past her, which will bite you in the end. Never be rude or dismissive to a target’s assistant (or anyone for that matter)! Never discount
of these first moments toward that area most likely to receive favorable response: the interviewee. What one thing do people most enjoy talking about? Themselves! So, you want to focus first on them, and use your authentic interest to begin obtaining the information you need. EXAMPLE: While in the process of sitting down in the interviewee’s office, or even on the way to the office during the initial handshake, you want to deliver a statement such as this: “First off, let me thank you for giving