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Career Strategy Interviews

Declare Your Independence from Job Search Oblivion


Job Search Secrets with Career Expert, Tom Cairns

Published on July 04 2012
Tom CairnsTom Cairns

How You Can Make Sure Your Resume Gets Seen By A Human Being?

You've probably experienced the drill: Cut-and-paste your resume into a company's job application form, (an applicant tracking system, or ATS), and wait. You are a perfect fit for that job, right? Perhaps several minutes later you receive an automated reply... "thank you for your interest in blah, blah, blah..." but that's it.  You never hear from that company about that 'great opportunity' again.

Today, we're going to share with you some practical ways to beat the system and get noticed! If you've been laid-off, and have not beeen in a job search for a few years - you will learn quickly that it's a whole new ballgame.

In a special Career Strategy Channel podcast, producer/host Peter Clayton speaks with Tom Cairns, an expert in Talent Management, Career Coaching, Executive Development, Organization Design and Staffing, Employee and Labor Relations, and M&A. Tom is principal and chief career coach at the Cairns Blaner Group.

"There is so much to do that sometimes you rush certain aspects of job search only to find out that if you had taken the time to get advice on how to write a resume, cover letter, network, conduct research on target companies, use social media, prepare for an interview, and follow up you might have landed one of the jobs that came your way when you first began searching." Tom Cairns


Flip The Script - Fresh Career Strategies


Bill Wackermann, A Top Media Executive at Condé Nast Reveals His Unique Method For Turning Negative Situations Into New Opportunities

Published on June 04 2012
 Bill WackermannBill Wackermann

"Any plan is better than no plan."

Are you stuck in a rut? Has your 'Plan A' evaporated, along with Plan B, and Plan C? Did the job offer or promotion you were 'sure' you were going to get never materialize? In our interview, Bill and I focus on strategies you can use to overcome career roadblocks, negativity, depression, and "blamestorming."

Bill Wackermann is one of the most successful and recognized executives at Condé Nast. His ability to turn businesses around, combining business ingenuity and innovative branding, has made him the youngest Executive Vice President in the company's history. As EVP and Publishing Director at Condé Nast, Bill oversees sales, marketing and brand strategy for Glamour. Since joining Glamour in April 2004, Wackermann affected a strategy that boosted advertising pages, revenue, profitability, brand vitality and industry acclaim for the company's largest title.

Bill is the author of Flip the Script: How to Turn the Tables and Win in Business and Life, published by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster.


Jason Alba, Founder of JibberJobber


I'm On JibberJobber, Now What?

Published on February 06 2012
Jason Alba, JibberJobberJason Albar

"I've come to believe that informational interviews are the most important tactical thing a job seeker can do today."

JibberJobber was designed by Jason Alba during his first real job search beginning January 2006. After having a successful career in IT and business strategy, Jason found himself in the job market, which was supposedly a "job seeker's market."

Jason quickly found that a job seeker's market does not mean the job search will be easy or short. Frustrated by the lack of real tools for job seekers, he decided to move forward on a tool that allowed a job seeker to manage and organize a job search.

As the months passed, and as Jason learned the importance of networking, he incorporated a major networking piece into JibberJobber. This has shifted its focus from a tool just to be used during one job search into a tool to be used to manage job transitions during your entire career.

So what is JibberJobber? Well Jason is here to tell us, and he has an offer for those 400 Monster Worldwide employees who just got laid off.

David Perry: The Rogue Recruiter Returns


Job Hunting Strategies That will Connect You to Employers and Opportunities You Want

Published on December 30 2011
David Perry David Perry

"Every year, fifty million jobs are filled in the United States, almost all without a job posting."

If you're idea of conducting a job search means cutting a pasting your resume into applicant tracking systems on job boards and company career sites, call your doctor and get a prescription for Zoloft. You'll need it.

David E. Perry is coauthor of the Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters series (now in it's third edition), the Guerrilla Job Search System DVD series, as well as the author of Career Guide for the High-Tech Professional. Nicknamed the "Rogue Recruiter" by the Wall Street Journal, he is a veteran of more than 1000 recruiting and executive search projects - with a 99.7% success rate. David has negotiated more than $185 million in salaries as Managing Director of Perry-Martel International, an executive search firm based in Ottawa, Canada. I'm pleased to have him back for a Career Strategies Podcast on TotalPicture Radio.

Stay Tuned... A complete transcript of David's interview will be available soon!


Diane Dolinsky-Pickar: Mojo Maven


How to Get Your Career Mojo Back After 40

Published on December 19 2011
 Diane Dolinsky-Pickar: Mojo Maven Diane Dolinsky-Pickar

Think about the time when you felt your absolute best in your career. You were excited, you loved what you were doing, and you had no problem answering the question, “What do you do?” because you had mojo.

And now, for whatever reason – the economy, a soul-sapping job, fear of change – you have lost that mojo feeling and are stuck.

While there are plenty of career advice sites out there, why isn’t there a practical one to help people over 40 get over those roadblocks and get unstuck? Welcome to a Career Strategy Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. This is Peter Clayton reporting. Joining me today is the co-founder of Diane Dolinsky-Pickar – who met my partner at SprialWorks Marking, Valerie LaSusa, a short time ago. Val called me and said, "Peter, you have to have Diane on TotalPicture Radio." Now, Val’s recommendations are few and far between so I paid attention!

Diane sent me this bio: "Among the things Diane loves best: learning, taking initiative, and being an 'executrix' extraordinaire. (That’s like a dominatrix, but lose the whip.) She has worked for more than 6 years in digital marketing and lead generation, and has focused on the online world for more than 3 years. She is also a serial entrepreneur, having earlier built a successful food and beverage export firm."


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