23 June 2017

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
O’Farrell Career Management

Executive Recruiting | Outplacement Consulting | Performance Coaching

“Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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    Jeff Sheehan on Social Selling and LinkedIn

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    Jeff Sheehan

    Come this Friday to learn from Jeff Sheehan, a widely-recognized expert on social selling and LinkedIn.

    Jeff Sheehan is an IBM Influencer / Futurist and writer who advises and writes on various trends involving customer engagement, predictive analytics, and IBM Watson. He is also the founder of Sheehan Marketing, a marketing and sales solution provider. His background includes 30+ years of global high technology marketing and sales working with some of the world’s largest companies including Intel, Apple, HP, IBM, AT&T, and Cisco , to name a few. During his corporate career, he and the teams he led were responsible for cumulative sales of over $500 million.

    Jeff is a well-known speaker nationally and in the Atlanta area on the use of Social Selling, LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Social Media, and Marketing. Jeff is also a Toastmaster (CC), and volunteers extensively for multiple charities.

    Additionally, he is the co-author of “HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era,” a book that deals with an integrated approach to the entire job search process that was based on his work as the Volunteer Director of the Holy Spirit Career Ministry in Atlanta, as well as the numerous discussions with job seekers over the last 7+ years.

    With over 330,000 followers on Twitter, he has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top people to follow on Twitter in the world for social media, marketing, and sales. He is also among the Top 50 People Most Retweeted in the World by Mid-Size Marketers and has been honored as one of the Global Top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50.

    Jeff holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MS in Finance from Bentley University, and an MS in Marketing from Georgia State University with additional training at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.

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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
    O’Farrell Career Management

    Executive Recruiting | Outplacement Consulting | Performance Coaching

    “Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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      Interviewing Skills: Resolving Objections

      Resolving Objections


      “You’re over qualified.”

      Another interviewing skills topic this week: “Resolving Objections and Concerns About Your Candidacy.”

      Have you been passed over for a position because you were too old or too inexperienced – or for something else? This week’s topic is one of the most important ones I teach. We will learn and practice skills to resolve concerns about age, experience and many other things. Before the meeting, think about concerns employers have had that have prevented you from getting a job. Think about what you will do differently the next time you find yourself in that situation.

      Here are a few you may have heard:

      1. You’re over qualified.
      2. You don’t have enough [industry] experience.
      3. How long have you been out of work? / You’ve been out of work too long.
      4. The job pays 70% of what you used to make; is that an issue? / We don’t think you’ll stay.
      5. When did you get your degree?
      6. You don’t have a degree.
      7. You’re too old.

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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

      “South Atlanta’s best 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

        “South Atlanta’s best 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

          “South Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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            Job Search Secrets: How to Earn $15K Real Fast

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            Set your alarm now to take advantage of this amazing offer!

            Our topic for Friday 19 May is “How to Earn $15K Real Fast!” You will learn job search secrets that have put thousands of dollars into savvy job seekers’ pockets. This topic is about doing what’s best for you and for your family. Bring your calculator (no joke)!

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            But here’s what I really want to say:

            Hi friends, Billy Mays here for JobSeekers of Peachtree City! Come Friday to learn the amazing secrets of how to earn $15,000 in just a few weeks! Yes, you can have it all by using the strategy, tools and skills taught at the exciting, fun-filled and 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 exciting 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
            Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
            O’Farrell Career Management

            “South Atlanta’s best 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
              Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
              O’Farrell Career Management

              “South Atlanta’s best 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
                Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
                O’Farrell Career Management

                “South Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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                  Leading a Networking Meeting

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                  Make it happen!

                  In the past couple of weeks I’ve heard of a few people whose campaigns have stalled. The root cause of the problem is pretty easy to diagnose: they haven’t had a single networking meeting. My firm belief is that everyone has plenty of reasons to “network.”

                  Networking meetings are the heart and soul of a successful job search. If you are having problems with networking, if you don’t know what to talk about, if your campaign has stalled, then you can’t miss this week’s meeting. We’ll show you how. And we’ll make it easy (easier).

                  In fact, we see great examples of preparation for networking meetings all the time. One time, for instance, we helped a client identify a potential boss at a top-five target company. He exclaimed to me and the two other participants, “I played high school football with this guy’s brother, and I’m going to see the brother this Friday night!”

                  Keith found a great new job; we’ll show you how 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 more information about the meetings and agenda.

                  See you on Friday!

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

                  “South Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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                    Using Recommendations to Build Your Brand

                    build-your-brandOur topic this Friday is “Using Recommendations to Build Your Brand: How to Get Past the Platitudes and Really Leverage Your References.”

                    This week you will learn (or learn more about) how to use testimonials to build your brand. I’ve had several clients credit this specific process and the accompanying tool as the key to landing a new job. I will share these specific examples with you.

                    To be better prepared for the meeting, bring letters of recommendation, complementary emails from the past, performance evaluations with strong praise in them, and hand-written “thank you” notes that you have received.

                    Seven clients have gotten jobs because they embraced the principles I will teach this week.

                    Come Friday to learn the secrets of creating a truly powerful, brand-building set of references! Some of my clients say it is one of the most esteeming things they have ever done.

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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
                    Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
                    O’Farrell Career Management

                    “South Atlanta’s best career services firm.”

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