Monday, September 24, 2018

Myth Buster: This IS  a great time of the year to land a job (plus a special incentive)

Contrary to popular belief, the 4th quarter is actually one of the best times of the year to land a job. I am not referring to seasonal work (although that is true too). I am referring to career positions.
Recruiters place as many, if not more, people in the 4th quarter than any other time of the year. And search firms or recruiters only account for 11% of how people find jobs; other approaches are even more successful. There are numerous factual reasons behind this timing phenomenon but that is for another article.

The point of this blog is to be sure you are not stepping back in your job search because of the misconception that the job market is slowing down. In fact you need to power up your search to take advantage of this great time of the year. You have to be prepared and as Coach Wooden said “When opportunity knocks, it’s too late to prepare”.
  •    Know the concise answer to how you are unique why they should hire you.
  •    Have ready to use over 70 specific stories (STARs) that illustrate your skills, abilities, and former accomplishments (past success is the best predictor of future success).
  •    Know and use your actual top strengths according to Strengths Finder (too many job seekers give the same answer as everyone else- I’m a people person, hard worker, quick study…)
  •    Know the job title you are pursuing and do not pursue more than 2 different roles (casting a wider net actually lessens your chance of success)
  •    Have a resume developed with a good format AND content based upon a broad selection of job postings for that type work. (90% of resumes do not make it passed keyword software)
  •    Know the right way to find jobs (85% are hidden, in other words not posted online)
  •   Stay active in your search (finding the job is your job so you should be active 40 hours a week)

It is hard to do the job search alone and many people do not know how to be productive and successful.

In order to encourage job seekers to take advantage of this last quarter to land a job, RightChanges is sweetening the already good bundle price for coaching.

In addition to being able to buy 3 hours of job coaching and receive the fourth hour for free, you can now buy a 5th hour for only $25. That is 5 hours for only $250. (Limit one per recipient)

If you are new to RightChanges, you can add the initial hour for only $25 and get a total of 6 hours for only $275.

This is a limited time offer because we want you to act now so you are prepared before opportunity knocks. Offer ends noon EDT on Friday the 28th.  

Go to or our online store at NOW! You may also e-mail us at for more information.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Are you prepared for Your Job Search? Really?

Coach Wooden said “when opportunity knocks, it is too late to prepare”. Are you ready if opportunity knocked on your door? Too many job seekers are not and have to scramble at the last minute; by then it is too late.

Here is a checklist to see if you are ready. If you cannot say yes to each of these, then you have some work to do and there is no time like the present.
          1)      You have (not just faking) a positive attitude and are confident in yourself and your abilities.
          2)      You understand and accept how the new job market works. You know that:
a.       Only 10% of resumes make it passed the application tracking system keyword software
b.      Only 15% of all of the jobs that are available today are posted online (85% are hidden)
c.       A few weeks after you post your resume on job boards, the resume may not be viewed as often
           3)      You know the concise answer to why people should hire you, you do not use the same answer that everyone else gives when asked “what are your strengths?”, and you have over 50 STARs documented.
           4)      You have addressed any interpersonal or performance issues that you need to work on.
           5)      You have a resume that was crafted using a sample set of job descriptions to ensure the content is on point for the job you are pursuing and you are using the current resume format.
           6)      You have all 6 items of marketing materials developed.
           7)      You have identified up to 10 target companies and know how to use them to find the hidden jobs.
            8)      You have interview attire that fits and makes you feel confident.
            9)      You have practiced interviewing, received feedback, and made improvements.
          10)   You know what to do AFTER the interview.
          11)   You have been in a job search for a while and are getting good results.

If you were not sure about any of these items or said no, you should get busy now! Do not be one of the people who see a job posting and then realize they need to work on their resume or call the day before an interview to say they need interview help. “When opportunity knocks, it is TOO LATE to prepare”.

Contact a job coach to help you get ready BEFORE it is too late. offers affordable successful job search and career success assistance.  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NEW URL for's free backdoor

I share with job seekers how important it is to have a target company list of 5 - 10 target companies and then work to develop networks into those companies.

One of the great tools for finding target companies is's site. has a free back door to access the same data that others pay to access.

As of today, the URL for that backdoor has changed; using the old URL will result in a 404 error message (web address not found). The new address is