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December 15, 2017

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Posts By Tory Johnson

Virtual Job Club Day 22: Like to Cold Call?

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Today was supposed to be the last day of the virtual job club, but we’re adding one more. This is penultimate.

Our good friend Gretchen Gunn suggested today’s topic of how to cold call without getting the chills. She’s got the scoop to help you in the process. Press play to listen below.

Tell us below about your cold-calling experiences. Do you get tongue-tied or are you great at getting (and keeping) someone on the phone?

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Virtual Job Club Day 21: Ace the Interview

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Yesterday was a big success. You learned how to set yourself up for success before arriving at the interview and your questions in the comments section were great. (If you missed it, click here to listen.)

Press play below to hear career expert Kim Carswell as she shares tips, tactics and strategies to nail your in-person or phone interview. Everything you must do when you show up on the big day.

In the meantime, post your interview questions (both phone and in-person interviews) and stories (good, bad and ugly) and we’ll try to address them.

Just one more day to go in our program.

Have a good day!

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Virtual Job Club Day 20: Prep for the Interview

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If you’re hustling to implement all that we’ve been discussing, you’re sure to land interviews soon. (In fact, we’ve already heard so many great success stories. You’re next.)

Press play below to listen to career expert Lauren Milligan as she shares with you her tips and strategies on preparing for an interview. Everything you must do BEFORE you show up on the big day.

In the meantime, post your pre-interview questions and stories (good, bad and ugly) and we’ll try to address them.

Then, tomorrow’s call will discuss what to do when you’re actually in the hot seat during the interview.

Make it a great week!

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Virtual Job Club Day 19: Are YOU Holding Yourself Back?

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When I read posts from the last 18 days that say things like, “I don’t want to volunteer, I just want a job,” it makes me think that someone doesn’t get it. While on the surface, of course you have no desire to work for free when you’re in need of a paycheck, it’s a shortsighted take on the job search process.

More importantly, it’s indicative of a negativity that influences — and harms — your path to employment. There are too many YES, BUTs going on. Too many I CAN’TS and I WON’Ts. And when you always knock every piece of advice because you’re sure it won’t work, you’re sentencing yourself to prolonged unemployment.

Snap out of it…starting here. Let’s be honest: tell us the three things below that you know you’re negative about or three things that you’re convinced simply won’t work so you’ve completely stopped trying.

And then read other people’s posts — and force yourself to give opposing advice…advice that moves from negative territory to positive space.

I want you to challenge yourself to revisit the tactics that you’ve long-ignored. Fresh start come Monday, right?

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Virtual Job Club Day 18: Could a Staffing Firm Be Your Solution?

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Wouldn’t it be fabulous if a headhunter could just find you a job? It’s not that easy, but it can be doable if you know how the process works. So to give you the inside scoop, Gretchen Gunn will lead today’s call about how to establish strong, productive relationships with placement agencies. She is the founder of MGD services, which offers agile and effective staffing, placement, retention, and transition services. You can check out her website any time by clicking here.

Click play below to listen to Gretchen Gunn including a great Q&A section.

In the meantime, tell us below about your experiences with staffing firms and post your questions, which Gretchen will try to tackle on the call.

Make it a great day!
Tory

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Virtual Job Club Day 17: Become a Local Hero

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Yup, that’s right: To get hired, you should become a hero. Today is my birthday and it’s no accident that I’ve saved my favorite topic for today.

There’s a method to this madness and it works. When you give back to your community in a smart, strategic manner, you can make a name for yourself and establish a great reputation around town. This isn’t ordinary volunteering. This is all about creating your very own local hero project.

Today, Laurie Baggett, a tireless promoter who is passionate about connecting individuals with opportunities, is going to show you how to establish yourself as a local hero. She did it — and it caught my attention in a big way. In fact, I wound up featuring her on Good Morning America because I was so impressed and inspired by her work.

Click play below to learn all about this unique approach to landing your next job.

And in the mean time, share some ideas below of how and where you could get out in the community and volunteer in a way that’s CLOSELY connected to what you want to get paid to do.

Make it a great day!
Tory

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