Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Advice from successful people

Susan Ricker, CareerBuilder, asked from people for their job advice.

Margaret Miller, writer/editor, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation: Think through interview answers. She was asked once what job she was most proud of and blurted: Being a mother. This is not what they wanted to hear. Think ahead, look up the company.

Founder of AKA Network Marketing: Don't listen to doom and gloom. People are getting jobs even in the down economy.

Val Nelson, career guru: Focus on a job you are passionate about--this should show in your resume and interview--a spark.

Ann Latham, president, Uncommon Clarity: Figure out how you can add value--then emphasize this.

Tammy Gooler Loeb, executive coach: Network. (Yeah. that one has been going around.)

Try always to stand out from the crowd.  Have a personal brand.

Also--old marketing idea--translate "features" into "benefits." Say you have a degree in international business (a feature of you), say, "My experience in international business will benefit you in your merger with the London company XYZ"--a benefit. That is also value added.

Bam! See? It's not so hard.

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