C-REAL-TV: 4 People Who Decide If YOU Get Hired!

By J.T. O'Donnell On this week's episode, I outline the 4 people you need to identify and befriend at a company in order to get hired. Watch this short segment if you've ever wondered: a) how you could improve the chances of getting offered the job. Or, b) who in the organization might hold you back from getting the job offer. Where did I learn this? Years ago, I was introduced to the sales training methodology of a company called, Miller-Heiman. They argue every company has key influencers for each corporate buying decision and that a salesperson can actually have greater control over the outcome of the sale if they develope a good relationship with each of these individuals . When I started my career coaching practice, I realized this same concept could be tweaked and applied to job search. FACT: We are all businesses-of-one trying to sell our services to employers. Thus, if we really want the position it's in our best interest to build professional relationships with the following folks: Gatekeeper User Technical Buyer Economic Buyer In this short video clip, I explain how to identify these key players as well as what expectations you'll need to meet and exceed for each one. I also share how gaining their approval will ultimately improve your chances of being selected for the job. Once you watch it, be sure to come back and share your thoughts and experiences with these buyers in your own job searches in the comment section below. Let's help each other get better at connecting with all the people who impact our ability to get hired!

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you caught our last video in our latest series, "Well This Happened..." you heard about the problem one of our viewers is having with their co-worker. To recap, they have a colleague that overshares a little too much, and they weren't sure how to go about addressing this. We had some great responses from our viewers on how they think our friend should handle this. Check out the answer below and let us know if you guessed right or not!

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Negotiating salary can be a scary, intimidating experience. However, if you go in prepared, it doesn't have to be that way - you can confidently negotiate for a salary you deserve. But how?

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