16 January 2018

Looking for Hippos

Hippos #3Been looking for hippos lately? If not, I recommend you come to JobSeekers on Friday. You’ll learn to look for hippos, and then to execute them.

Hippos are one of the key elements that determine how soon and how successful you are in your job search. Hippos are also critical to sales people, sales managers, executives and entrepreneurs. Come tomorrow and learn how to find and execute “hippos.”

Hippos, by the way, are “high payoff activities.” In 24 years in the career management business, I’ve met only of handful of people who truly live by the concepts I will teach on Friday.

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JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

Click here for directions and agenda.

See you on Friday!

– Dave O’Farrell
Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
O’Farrell Career Management

“Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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    Seven Job Search Strategies

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    Where are you investing your time?

    Seven Job Search Strategies and Their Relative Effectiveness

    Delighted to report that several clients have landed jobs in the past couple of weeks! What I’m teaching at JobSeekers this Friday is fundamental to the process we use here at O’Farrell Career Management. It’s part of the process that these clients used to earn their offers.

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    Tired of beating your head against the wall? Our topic this week, “Seven Job Search Strategies and Their Relative Effectiveness” might help end your frustration and pain.

    The holiday season is over. School is gearing back up. It’s time to get off the sidelines and back in the game! It seems many people are experiencing some serious inertia this week. Come to JS this Friday and get your mojo back!

    I’ll teach you what works (and why) and what doesn’t (and why not). I will share something that I’ve never seen on another career website, or seen in another book, or heard from another career coach. If you embrace this concept, prepare yourself thoroughly, and maintain a positive attitude you can and will land a job.

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    JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

    Click here for more information about the meetings and agenda.

    See you on Friday!

    – Dave O’Farrell
    Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
    O’Farrell Career Management

    “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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      No Meeting This Week!

      christmas_tree_ornaments3x4croppedNo meeting this week, but totally stoked about how many people are landing jobs during the hiring season. I’ve also learned that many others are scheduled for interviews this week, next week, and the first week of January. We have actually scheduled about seven of these ourselves in our recruiting business, including three today.

      Let me know if you’ve landed a job since 15 November.

      Very proud of all these people. There is hope for us all. Trust in the Lord. Work wholeheartedly. Trust always.

      Praise the Lord. God is good.

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      Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

      Our next meeting is on Friday 5 January 2018. Our topic will be “Seven Search Strategies and Their Relative Effectiveness.”

      In the meantime, be sure to read my Christmas blogs:

      He Will Be Called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace

      Something Has Always Been

      Christmas from a New Perspective

      Are You Melancholy or Merry This Christmas?

      Peace and joy,

      – Dave O’Farrell
      Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
      O’Farrell Career Management

      “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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        Building Your Own Brand

        This week’s topic about personal brandingpersonal branding, “Building Your Own Brand: How to put what you’re selling into one clear concise and powerful message,” is vitally important to every job seeker.

        Have you ever thought of yourself as a brand? Yes, we all have our own personal brand whether we devote any thought or energy to it or not. As job seekers, we can scarcely ignore this important dimension of our campaigns.

        There are many elements that make up a strong brand, and we teach these elements throughout the six-month curriculum. This week we will tie all this together as we create our own advertising slogan and business cards. You can use your new material as you are out and about during the summer and Independence Day holiday.

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        JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

        Click here for more information about the meetings and agenda.

        See you on Friday!

        – Dave O’Farrell
        Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
        O’Farrell Career Management

        “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

         

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          Interviewing Skills: Positioning Your Qualifications

          Interviewing Skills


          Cruise to Harmony

          This week our topic is “Positioning Your Qualifications: How to Differentiate Yourself in Today’s Hyper-Competitive Job Market.” This topic on interviewing skills is one of my favorites as well as one of the most important I teach. Some of you are coming close to landing jobs but falling short and you don’t know why. I’ll tell you why if you come to JobSeekers.

          The apostle Paul was a powerful and persuasive positioner. Paul thought about his audience and leveraged what he had in common with them. The skill of matching your qualifications and accomplishments with the specific needs of the hiring organization is called positioning.

          I’ve had clients not only land jobs by using this skill, but completely shut down their competition. One client landed two out of three jobs. Interesting story. I will share this on Friday.

          This poster was created a few years ago as part of the activity that accompanies this topic.

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          JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

          Click here for more information about the meetings and agenda.

          See you on Friday!

          – Dave O’Farrell
          Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
          O’Farrell Career Management

          “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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            Closing the Interview

            How to finish strong and land the job of your dreams.

            Many people leave the interview not knowing where they stand. Some ask, “Dave, I had a great interview three weeks ago and haven’t heard back. Should I contact them?” The three-step process I will teach on Friday is the remedy to prevent this quandary.

            You will learn two very powerful questions to move your candidacy forward to the next step in the process.

            You will also learn one powerful tie-down question that will save you a lot of heartache later on. This is a can’t-miss meeting.

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            JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

            Click here for more information about the meetings and agenda.

            See you on Friday!

            – Dave O’Farrell
            Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
            O’Farrell Career Management

            “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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              No Meeting This Week


              Horn of Plenty

              Happy Thanksgiving! Our next meeting is on Friday 1 December. “Closing the Interview: How to Finish the Interview Strong and Win the Job of Your Dreams.”

              In the meantime, be sure to read these two blogs:

              God Provides to Those Who Are Faithful. Amen!

              This is Hiring Season

              BTW, congratulations to nine people who’ve already landed job since hiring season began last week.

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              JobSeekers meets (almost) every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

              Click here for meeting day, time and location.

              See you on Friday!

              – Dave O’Farrell
              Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
              O’Farrell Career Management

              “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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                Holiday Networking / How to Earn $10K Real Fast

                Holiday networking: Don't delay! Set your alarm now!


                Don’t delay! Set your alarm now!

                Our topic this week for Friday 17 November is holiday networking. It’s also about doing what’s best for you and for your family. This Friday you will learn strategies and practice skills that will help you leverage the contacts you make during this holiday season. I will also share the secret to earning thousands of dollars during the holiday season.

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                But here’s what I really want to say:

                Hi friends, Billy Mays here for JobSeekers of Peachtree City! Come tomorrow to learn the amazing secrets of how to earn $8,900 in just six weeks! Yes, you can have it all by using the strategy, tools and skills taught at the exciting, fun-filled, action-packed meetings held every Friday morning at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City!

                Don’t delay! Set your alarm now! Don’t miss this holiday networking event! Yes, these methods work like magic when applied with a healthy dose of a positivity and the power of prayer!

                And it’s all yours for only $1.00! A whopping $120 value, for only $1.00. Here’s how to order!

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                JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

                Click here for meeting day, time and location.

                See you on Friday!

                – Dave O’Farrell
                Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
                O’Farrell Career Management

                “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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                  How to Evaluate and Negotiate the Job Offer

                  negotiate the job offer


                  No deal, Howie!

                  Our topic this week is “Deal or No Deal: How to Evaluate and Negotiate the Job Offer.” I’ve helped many clients negotiate a better job offer; worked with one client on this topic last week. One time I helped a client get a $20K raise after he received the written offer. Come to JS on Friday and I will share my secrets with you.

                  The purpose of this session is to help you get what you’re worth when the offer finally comes in. We’ll help you avoid some potential quicksand along the way, we’ll give you a broader perspective on what a total compensation package is, and we’ll discuss having that delicate conversation about compensation and benefits.

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                  JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

                  Click here for directions and agenda.

                  See you on Friday!

                  – Dave O’Farrell
                  Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
                  O’Farrell Career Management

                  “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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                    Acing the Behavioral Interview

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                    Tell us about a time when…

                    Our topic this Friday is “Acing the Behavioral Interview: How to Knock Their Socks Off By Focusing on Results!” It picks up where we left off a couple of weeks ago.

                    Some of you are getting into the “red zone” but you’re not scoring touchdowns. One seeker recently told us he’d had 13 first interviews and zero second interviews. Maybe this week we can crack the code.

                    This week’s topic focuses on one of the most common types of interviews. If you don’t understand the employer’s strategy, you may not do well in the interview, even if you are a well-qualified candidate. Come tomorrow for this important topic – and for a great learning experience.

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                    JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.

                    Click here for directions and agenda.

                    See you on Friday!

                    – Dave O’Farrell
                    Executive Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
                    O’Farrell Career Management

                    “Atlanta’s most effective career services firm.”

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