Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nobody Wants to Hire a Job Seeker

Have you ever felt like a second class citizen? Job Seekers are often characteristically perceived as such. After all, we can be quite bothersome. We swarm the HR department bogging down company job boards and email inboxes with relentless electronic resume submissions aimlessly chasing the ever illusive JOB opening....

2010 will prove that there is little demand for flat liners (Job Hunters chasing a 200k+ paycheck with benefits)...

Being hired in 2010 may be much like being signed by a professional sports team. Companies want to see if you are able to hit the ball before they sign you. The average job seeker thinks he can only swing the bat if he is in fact offered a job and a chance to jump in and do his stuff. Not so!

Remove these words from your subconscious vocabulary: Résumé, positions, opportunities, human resources; these words and related idioms are a one-way ticket to the HR "We'll let ya know" file.

When you approach companies of interest never ask about jobs or career opportunities and for goodness sake DO NOT post your résumé on their tactless irrational website/job board! Rather, identify a visionary within the organization and promote your value proposition (this of course is another 500 page "how-to" book that I need to write).

Every CEO knows that his/her human subordinate chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Therefore, this indisputably corroborates that there is always a need and a spot (JOB) for a superstar.

Do not characterize yourself as a job-seeker. As an alternative, endorse and promote your personal brand (you) as the factual visionary, business partner, solution provider and industry thought leader that you believe you are!

Your New Mantra

I am an accomplished visionary change agent, business partner; top-level solution provider and industry thought leader that constantly delivers hard driving, steadfast solutions! Or something like that...Just say anything but "Got jobs"?

PS: The Sooner You Stop Looking for a Job, the Sooner You Will Find One!

God Bless,

John Seraichyk, January 2010

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