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Bah Bah Sheeple, Where Do You Roam? You’re Hurting Yourself! | Job Search Radio

So many of you run your job search like a bunch of sheeple. What do I mean?


A friend of mine John, uses the term, "sheeple," to describe sheep-people.. Most of you conduct your job search like a bunch of sheeple. You act as though you are powerless to do anything… So you think. You get taken along the conveyor belt of behavior to the point where, eventually, you are dropped into a new job. Most of the way through the process for variety of reasons, you conduct yourself like an amateur. You write a resume. You uploaded to an applicant tracking system. You wait for a response. You disparage the system as "the black hole" because your resume doesn't get any responses, even though the reason it doesn't get any responses, at least 2 out of the 3 reasons, are your fault. The 1st reason is that you didn't make a case for your experience that fits the job that you are applying to. And the 2nd is that you should never send a resume to an applicant tracking system.

You go on interviews ill-prepared. You don't know what questions to ask early on in order to advantage yourself over the competition. Instead, what you wind up doing you are on the conveyor belt, the firm lurches forward and then pulls back… And you take it. You take it when they leap all over you and then go away for 3 weeks and then suddenly show up again and go, "Are you still available?? And you say, "Yes!" And then they disappear again for another 2 weeks.

There is no reason to tolerate bad behavior by employers. A lot of employers are engaged in bad behavior. There is no reason for you to engage in bad behavior on your own because you're angry at someone else and take it out on the person that is in further view.

You act like amateurs under interviews. Don't believe me? Tell me about the last interview you went on we are, at the end of the day, at the completion of the interview, you know you screwed up. Come on! Be honest with yourself! As soon as you walk out of an interview and say to yourself, "I am not sure," I know you have been rejected. That's because if you were sure you would know in your bones that you will be going on to the next round because you are just not that out of the park.

That's why it is so good. From the beginning of the process to onboarding with the next organization, the site covers enormous material that gives you an advantage over your competition AND it levels the playing field between you and the potential employer so that you're not just put on the conveyor belt. If you just want to be another drone or another widget that is on the belt and is going in one door and out another, keep what you been doing, learn through trial and error, keep making mistakes until eventually. You say to yourself, "Thank God I got a job!" There is no reason for that.

For now, the economy is decent; there are cities with our great employment opportunities, and others word is a lot harder. Regardless, whether you are in a city with a lot of advantages that is higher in droves or not, there are things that you can learn to allow you to command more money when it comes down to the are making you an offer.

You see, sometimes employers make lukewarm offers because you haven't really sold them well enough. Sometimes, it is just because they have a budget that limits them. The budget is for less money than what you are looking for and they throw a, "Hail Mary" at you. Then, it's up to you to say, "No, let's negotiate. I'm not prepared to accept $10-$20,000 less than what I'm looking for. Let's talk about what we each need to do to reach a successful conclusion."

Most of the time, people simply act irrationally, immaturely and without perspective. I'm not trying to be chopped except to point out what is obvious. If you talk to recruiters all over the world, corporate or agency recruiters, they will tell you in all honesty, how badly people interview, how badly they run their job search, and that they need help. It is up to you to act and get help.

I saw a piece the other day that asked, "Should I talk to a recruiter or a career coach?" Recruiters are there for one purpose – – to fill jobs with their clients and then get paid. If you think you're going to get impartial advice from a recruiter, you're wrong. They'll help you get the interview, they will help you get the job WITH THEIR CLIENT, but they are not there to help you get a job, except with their client. will help you no matter who the client is and you'll get great advice from me. One on one advice that deals with your situation. Check out the site. There is a time there that can help you. All my books and guys the job hunting… Videos… Podcasts… Articles that I have written... All there for one low price.


Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a leadership and career coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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