A recent article posted by Peter Guber, the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and Owner Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers, along with the #1 New York TimesBestselling Author of “Tell to Win”, discusses the secret to getting hired for a new job in 2013. It’s a tough market out there in today’s world with an abundance of qualified workers out there seeking employment, but this article covers the “secret” to help you get that job you want!
Here’s an excerpt with a link to read the article in its entirety from your friends at Dale Carnegie Northwest:
If you think just the most impressive resume wins the job offer, think again.
While resumes may help you to the door, it’s the purposeful story you will tell that often gets you through the door and into a new office with your name on it.
Executive search guru Bill Simon told me that lack of preparation in order to tell a purposeful and compelling story about themselves is the number one reason why candidates fail to win over prospective employers in job interviews. Simon is a senior client partner and managing director of the media, entertainment and convergence sector at Korn/Ferry International, the behemoth search firm that specializes in high-level global recruitment and talent management. I’d engaged him on several occasions to headhunt top leadership candidates for my private and public companies, so I knew he only represents individuals who are supremely qualified and experienced.
That made his remark all the more alarming. If these folks haven’t prepared to get themselves hired, how will they be prepared to effectively lead organizations, persuade customers, manage employees, and sell products? According to Simon it’s because arrogance and self-righteousness can mislead potential candidates into thinking they don’t need to prepare. Doing the advance work helps shine the light on their attitude which every employer looks for. Aptitude is on the written word on the resume. Attitude is in the story and how they tell it to persuade others of their passion, purpose, and capability.
Failing to realize that the emotional resonance of the conversation is what HR execs, recruiters, managers, and every other decision-maker who you need to convince to hire you remembers, rather than… READ MORE
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Source & Photo Credit: Peter Guber / LinkedIn.com