How to Find and Keep a Job
We all know that getting a job is just as hard as keeping a job in this economy, but today Harvey MacKay, author of "use your head to get your foot in the door" is going to help make this task a lot easier for you.
How to Find and Keep a Job Audra Lowe: We all know that getting a job these days is pretty tough in this economy but today Harvey Mackay is here he’s the author of Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door and Harvey’s going to help a lot of people out there make this task a little easier for you. He’s in our studio revealing the top job search secrets that a lot of people will not tell you about. Good to have you here. Harvey Mackay: I’m looking forward to that, thank you. Audra Lowe: Welcome back and getting your feet on the door. When it comes to going to an interview or even to sending in your resume everybody wants to know what are the recruiters, the managers, the HR reps what are they really looking for especially right now? Harvey Mackay: You want to increase the probability of getting the job and have to do this secrets so we can talk about them one, two, three, four, five. Number one is a lot of people will Google the company XYZ Corporation now find out a few things about it, that’s not good enough in today’s market. You have to know the interviewer, who’s doing the interviewing, you have to go to what I call on there the invisible web. These are search stations and data bases that no one’s every heard about it before. Audra Lowe: So they are looking for you to have done your research on them, right? Harvey Mackay: Exactly and I want to give you an exact example if I may. All right hypothetical. You’re going to reviewing me I want the job, I’ve done my homework. You don’t know that I’ve done all my homework. I happen to know that you graduated. Audra Lowe: So you do so homework too, I heard. Harvey Mackay: I know you graduated the impossible web that you graduated from UCLA Santa Barbara? Audra Lowe: Santa. Barbara. Harvey Mackay: You see Santa Barbara that you got your MA from UCLA. Audra Lowe: You did your homework. Harvey Mackay: That you’ve help out now this is you’ve help out for 13 years put on this broadcast seminars to aspiring really athletes. Audra Lowe: So that helps that obviously with the chemistry with the two of us. Harvey Mackay: Well I mean notice about you which I think that’s wonderful I know you like country music so all of a sudden Reba McIntyre happens to be a friend of mine so we’ve got a little bit of uncommon and you see the common denominators that are going on here? Audra Lowe: What about a way to sabotage the interview that there is one little thing that a person can do in that interview that just shuts the entire interview down. Harvey Mackay: Well, you can become drag at all show right away, you can make some representations. You want the job so bad and you might start exaggerating which also happens. Audra Lowe: When you’re in an interview the top questions that you should ask and the top questions that you should be prepared to ask can you give us one or two and each of those. Harvey Mackay: Surely. Audra Lowe: Okay. Harvey Mackay: Before you get to the interview there’s 22 things that you should prepare to do. The voice talked about the couple of them, the company, the individual, now you want to know what happened to the last person. He or she you know did they die, retire, fired, you want a little bit maybe about your boss, you want to know about the values this is numero uno, the values of the company. What are stand for that’s very, very important. Now what kind of questions are coming at you, well tell me Audra what are your weaknesses and please prioritize them. That’s a tough question but you can get around it by saying something positive that might be a negative, in other words well I’m a workaholic. Well maybe the boss find like that the interview likes that without question. Maybe I’m a perfectionist. Okay and then all of a sudden so it’s critical and yet a boss might kind of like that. Audra Lowe: Okay there’s typically a lot of information in this book you definitely done your research, thank you so much for coming on board. Harvey Mackay: Nice to be here. Audra Lowe: Good to have you here and if you guys want to get other great tips and tricks to landing a job pick up a copy of Harvey’s book. It’s called Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door.