Job Search Strategy

Interviewing With Confidence Produces Desired Results

Interview Confidence

 

 

This email arrived over the weekend. It came to me from a CISO candidate I’ve been fortunate to work with as a career coaching client.  While I don’t have any latest tricks or gimmicks to share, what I can tell you for sure is that this candidate for CISO Jobs is interviewing with confidence that comes from the clarity he gained by learning about his personal strengths through strengths coaching

 

“Great news - interview went very well… Talking to the VP of HR I used a nugget from our Strengths coaching session… I was a good fit for the CIO's extrovert personality and was very good in crisis situations…anyway it looks like we are moving forward with offer discussions.  With that - if you can squeeze a coaching session in tomorrow I would love to get your thoughts / direction on salary, the company, the people and other items.”

 

He’s on to the offer stage.  Isn’t that what everybody wants when they put their resume in the hat for consideration?  Knowing how to interview a prospective employer is just as important as knowing how to handle interview questions.  While interviews generally start out as what feels like an interrogation, at some point in the interview, the tone should change and the interview should become a two-way dialogue.  

At this point, the interrogation generally stops and a relaxed, comfortable, balanced two-way conversation takes over.  At this point, a job candidate who is prepared can ask very unique questions that ultimately generate an invitation for the job candidate to talk about their personal strengths.

A person who intimately knows their strengths is the best qualified person in the world to talk about their strengths.  The purpose of learning about one's strengths is to find professional work that aligns as closely as possible with those strengths.

The more closely aligned one's strengths are to their work, the more likely they'll be engaged in their work, passionate about their work, producing exceptional results and getting paid well.

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What are Jeff Snyder's Qualifications to Provide LinkedIn Coaching?

What Are My Qualifications To Provide LinkedIn Coaching?   This is a very good question that was recently brought to me.  I like questions and I’m happy to give this one an answer.  Back in 2004, I was one of the first 800,000 members of  LinkedIn .  That might not sound like such an early-on experience but when you consider that LinkedIn has over 300,000,000 profiles today, I was somewhat of an early adopter.  I've been studying the functionality of LinkedIn pretty much from its inception and many of my early predictions were spot-on.  At this point, I have one of the larger LinkedIn networks in the world with over 29.300+ direct connections.  Its not all about the size of my network. Its more about the relationships I’ve been fortunate to make because of my network and the business I’ve been able to develop through LinkedIn.   My LinkedIn Ranking   As of the writing of this blog, this is where I stand relative to my 29,300+ direct connections on LinkedIn.    “You rank in the top 2%   for profile views among your connections. ”    My LinkedIn Coaching Client's Results   My last couple of LinkedIn Coaching clients have experienced 27% and 28% increases in LinkedIn visits within 1-2 weeks of implementing the changes I suggested they should implement when I coached them.  Most of my LinkedIn coaching clients are people who are in an active job search mode.  In this case, they want to be found more frequently and they want to be found by the right people.  This is happening for my clients.   Why I Bundle my 1 Hour Resume Coaching services with my LinkedIn Coaching Service   My  LinkedIn Coaching  is most effective when it is bundled with my  1 Hour Resume Coaching  service.  The reason for this effectiveness is that achieving improvement on LinkedIn requires outstanding content and a well-thought-out LinkedIn Strategy.  All of my Resume Coaching clients all have outstanding content.   You're Already Making a First Impression   If you’re on LinkedIn, you’re making a first impression.  That impression is bad, neutral or great.  I know that not everyone thinks like me but I can’t understand why anyone would want to settle for a bad or neutral first impression when you could make a great first impression.  When you’re ready to take your LinkedIn presence to the next level, I’m ready to help you through my  LinkedIn Coaching Services .  Jeff Snyder’s, Jeff Snyder Coaching Blog, 719.686.8810          

What Are My Qualifications To Provide LinkedIn Coaching?

This is a very good question that was recently brought to me.  I like questions and I’m happy to give this one an answer.

Back in 2004, I was one of the first 800,000 members of LinkedIn.  That might not sound like such an early-on experience but when you consider that LinkedIn has over 300,000,000 profiles today, I was somewhat of an early adopter.  I've been studying the functionality of LinkedIn pretty much from its inception and many of my early predictions were spot-on.

At this point, I have one of the larger LinkedIn networks in the world with over 29.300+ direct connections.

Its not all about the size of my network. Its more about the relationships I’ve been fortunate to make because of my network and the business I’ve been able to develop through LinkedIn.

My LinkedIn Ranking

As of the writing of this blog, this is where I stand relative to my 29,300+ direct connections on LinkedIn.

“You rank in the top 2% for profile views among your connections.

My LinkedIn Coaching Client's Results

My last couple of LinkedIn Coaching clients have experienced 27% and 28% increases in LinkedIn visits within 1-2 weeks of implementing the changes I suggested they should implement when I coached them.

Most of my LinkedIn coaching clients are people who are in an active job search mode.  In this case, they want to be found more frequently and they want to be found by the right people.  This is happening for my clients.

Why I Bundle my 1 Hour Resume Coaching services with my LinkedIn Coaching Service

My LinkedIn Coaching is most effective when it is bundled with my 1 Hour Resume Coaching service.  The reason for this effectiveness is that achieving improvement on LinkedIn requires outstanding content and a well-thought-out LinkedIn Strategy.  All of my Resume Coaching clients all have outstanding content.

You're Already Making a First Impression

If you’re on LinkedIn, you’re making a first impression.  That impression is bad, neutral or great.  I know that not everyone thinks like me but I can’t understand why anyone would want to settle for a bad or neutral first impression when you could make a great first impression.

When you’re ready to take your LinkedIn presence to the next level, I’m ready to help you through my LinkedIn Coaching Services.

Jeff Snyder’s, Jeff Snyder Coaching Blog, 719.686.8810

 

 

 

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A Job Seeker's Question Regarding LinkedIn Coaching

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Q: I have a Phd in optical sciences and I would like to have a support in building my profile for apply to specialized companies. Do you offer this kind of support? 

Answer:  

Thank you for your message.  I can definitely help you.  Would you mind sending your resume so I can see how you are packaging and presenting yourself in that regard?

The most effective way my clients have found to leverage LinkedIn is to first create outstanding resume content and then to align their LinkedIn presence with their resume.

 Here is an example.  I hope my analogies make sense.

  •  Think of LinkedIn as the “Cliff Notes”
  • Think of your resume as the “First Chapter” of the book
  • Think of your phone interview or face-to-face interview as the opportunity to walk the interviewer through your entire book.

Getting your Resume Message, LinkedIn Message and Interview Message aligned is where you’ll find success.

Regards,
Jeff

 PS:  I’ve just accepted my next speaking engagement with a group of 500 technology professionals.  I’ve been asked to speak on leveraging LinkedIn as a personal marketing platform.  I’ve been developing my LinkedIn strategies and philosophy since I firset joined LinkedIn back in 2004.

Jeff Snyder's, Jeff Snyder Coaching Blog, 719.686.8810

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