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Rank #1: Over 50 Job Hunters and Gen-X Hiring Managers Don't Always Mix

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Are you over 50?

If so, you already know you face extra challenges in today's job search. Listen in as I talk with Randy Block, a seasoned career coach from the Bay area.

Randy has worked with both the Boomers and the Gen-Xer's and has developed some valuable insights on interviewing more effectively with a Gen-X hiring manager. Learn specific ways you can overcome this gap, plus other tips to help you win your next position as an "older" job seeker.

Job Search Guy Radio Show#14
Length 19:50

Aug 24 2009

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Rank #2: Social Media and Your DREAM Job

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Do your know your "BOD"?

It can be pretty important in your job search these days and you can find out all about it here, in this week's Job Search Guy Radio show.  

I hosted Shama Hyder-Kabani, CEO of the Internet marketing firm Click-to-Client, on how to leverage social media in today's market to win your dream job.  Shama should know since she has been described by third parties as one of the "10 Most Influential Women on the Internet."

It may seem bold to be talking about "dream jobs" in today's recession, but Shama will take you through the steps and share THREE IMPORTANT WAYS that you can leverage social media to win attention, develop interest and generate phone calls from your next potential employer. 

Adopt some of these ideas in YOUR job search strategy.  Especially the discussion about your "BOD"!

Job Search Guy Radio Show#13
Length 15:49

Aug 17 2009

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Rank #3: SEO and Job Search - How They Mix Together

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Job search is happening more and more on the Internet today. If you're not seen on the web, you don't EXIST!

To get seen on the web today, companies hire SEO (Search Engine Optimization) firms to help strategize methods to ensure that they'll be seen on searches.  This is important for you also, because hiring managers and recruiters expect to not only find their candidates on the web, but to have positioned themselves as experts in their particular field or industry.

What better way to find out how we can accomplish this than talk directly with an SEO expert?  So today I spoke with Jacob Lebo from Firedrum in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They are an SEO company whose expertise is positioning their clients high on the web search rankings and in higher the minds of their customers.  This applies to you as a job hunter today because you are actually marketing yourself as a product competing with hundreds, perhaps thousands of other competitors.

After listening to Jacob, you'll discover some of the many ways you can use social media and search engine rankings techniques to not only widen your Internet exposure but also to establish yourself as an authority. By employing some of these techniques, you'll be seen more often where hiring managers will find you.

Job Search Guy Radio Show#12
Length 26:50

Aug 03 2009

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Rank #4: Job Search Guy Radio Show #11

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Are you working with a recruiter?  Are you thinking about working with a recruiter?  If so, listen in as I talk with Bill Gaffney, senior recruiter with the Amaxa Group.  Bill shares several specific questions recruiters will ask you.  He'll address why and how you should answer them so you get the biggest possible benefit from any recruiter you work with. 

We also talk about the recent Supreme Court Ruling on Age Bias in the employment area and how that affects you.

Lastly, we talk about how more hiring managers are hanging out on LinkedIn and what that should tell you as a job seeker.

Job Search Guy Radio Show#11
Length 23:30

Jun 23 2009

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Rank #5: Job Search Guy Radio Show #10

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The number of self-employed Americans rose by over 200,000 in March 2009, from an estimated 8.96 million to 9.18 million.

But, is self-employment for YOU?

Today we talk with Bill Gluth, a Sales Process Strategist who sees small business as the future of the American economy. He teaches small business owners how to use their talent in business as their greatest, competitive advantage.

In today's show, learn some of the "why's" and "how's" of self-employment. Discover that it's NOT money that you need to start your own business. It's something much more important. Also, learn about "Human Touch Marketing" and how this strategy can work wonders for you.

Job Search Guy Radio Show#10
Length 23:30

Jun 09 2009

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Rank #6: Job Search Guy Radio Show - #9

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$800 Billion in government stimulus dollars is earmarked to create new jobs in this country and a good percentage of that may be going to "green jobs" creation. 

In fact, you may have all the skillsets you need for a green job right now. 

But, what exactly are green jobs?

How do you find them and how can you qualify for one? 

On this show I interview Jim Cassio, the man who should know.  Jim has extensive experience in the green industry and has lots of answers.  He is also author of the recently published Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future

In this show, I also answer a listener's question on how far to rely on a recruiter once you're deep in the interview process. 

Also, discover a new online resource that lets you find out who is actually opening and reading the resumes you're sending out. 

Job Search Guy Radio Show#9
Length 21:45

Jun 01 2009

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Rank #7: Job Search Guy Radio - Show #7

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Listen in as Joe hosts an exclusive interview with Shama Hyder, one of the 10 most influential and powerful women in social media about the most important things you need to do immediately after attending a networking event

Joe also introduces another new Twitter Job Search Application, called TwtJobs you can use to post a resume on Twitter.

Listen to Joe field a question from a job seeker who asks, "how much is too much follow up after a job interview?"

Job Search Guy Radio Show#7
Length 18:15

May 30 2009

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Rank #8: Job Search Guy Radio Show #8

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Job search is tough enough. Do you have financial worries too?  Are you worried about your credit? About losing your home to possible foreclosure? 

Listen is as I interview mortgage and finance expert Joe Herrell of Guaranteed Home Solutions as he talks about your credit scores and options that can reduce your monthly mortgage and keep your home from foreclosure. 

I also share a cool application your can use from Box.net that can give your LinkedIn profile a real edge over your competitors.

Finally, find out where recruiters are really getting the best candidates and what that means to you.

Job Search Guy Radio Show#8
Length 27:10

May 18 2009

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Rank #9: Job Search Guy Radio - Show #6

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Today's show highlights how you can use Twitter in your job search. 

If you thought Twitter was just for geeks, think again. As the fastest growing social network on the planet, Twitter is starting to be where it's happening to connect with doers and also find actual job listings.

Listen in as I host an exclusive interview with Tawny Labrum of BINC, a professional headhunting organization, as she talks about 15 best Job Applications on Twitter.  Start using these tools to immediately impact your job search in some new and productive ways. 

I follow that up with an interview with Ryan, an actual job seeker, as he shares exactly how he's been using Twitter these past few weeks to find jobs as well as finding contacts within companies he'd like to work for. He also shares how he's getting noticed by hiring managers. 

These are in-the-trenches tools that you can use to leverage the huge potential of Twitter in your job search.  Some may take a little time to get used to, so start with a few and expand outward. The important thing is to move your job search forward.  Start thinking of Twitter as just another tool that you can use in your job search arsenal.

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Job Search Guy Radio Show#6
Length 26:55

May 02 2009

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Rank #10: Job Search Guy Radio - Show #5

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Welcome to Job Search Guy Radio Show #5. 

Here, Joe hosts an exclusive interview with Tawny Labrum of BINC, a professional headhunting organization, as she shares some of her favorite 20 Facebook Applications that can help your job search.

Also, find out how a "Lunch List", courtesy of Coach'm Up Boni, can help your networking approach and finally, discover how Twitter's new application called TweetMyJobs can help you locate better jobs faster and why it just might be the way in which all jobs will be posted in the future.

Job Search Guy Radio Show#5
Length 20:55

Apr 20 2009

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