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Everybody happy career accelerator today it's Tuesday thanks for joining us that this is my favorite day of the week I love this day because -- -- -- -- -- you -- it's useful tips that can help folks out there looking for a job.
So let's kick things off by going straight to Philadelphia with Keith climb the founder of -- -- joining us hi Keith good morning.
-- -- good morning I'm -- and me.
I'm doing great rainy day in Philly but it's -- -- rainy today here as well.
What we're talking about today is had a strike while the iron is hot and sealed the deal really an ashtray how to hire workers right away so what tips do you have -- -- So ideal a lot of starved companies in the technology sector in Boston in New York.
And -- doors to hire the best for the best they want to become the next Google Twitter FaceBook company.
So if -- hiring the best of the best -- got to make -- you strike while the iron is hot.
And that's why I had a blog posts -- really good.
Identified the key areas for that.
So you want to have a very.
Concise process but not drawn out it's important that candidates have the best experience possible because this is their entry into your company right.
And you want to make sure that your -- you don't rush through it.
But you don't want you dried out with a pair of starts to get a little stagnant.
Anyone also make sure that candidates are interviewing with -- people that it makes sense meaning some -- some companies tend to have.
An overwhelming amount of interviews right where each person doesn't have a role so they -- to talk about the same thing over and over again to make sure that each person that.
He's interviewing to -- it serves a purpose and that they're hopefully getting the information that the company needs to make an educated decision.
Yes it don't waste anybody's time time is money.
Is on the suggested amount of time where someone should be hired and -- -- three weeks -- It depends different rules of thumb I think three weeks is a good rule of thumb but.
-- kayak a very successful company that was just acquired by Priceline.
And Paul English -- -- -- a rule fumbled seven days so the point where they identify the candidates to an offer extended with seven days which.
Does that work for every company not necessarily but.
They are amazing people and if they can be effective if -- right.
I think that makes total sense you know this -- the candidate.
Knows what the next level in his or her career is going to be -- and everyone can kind of just get on business as usual and get that person trained and up -- running I like that seven days thanks for telling us about that and then -- -- debrief right away what do you mean by that have all the folks interviewing Allen Kent -- all kind of talk about it.
Yes so after the camera comes an -- -- with two of two or three people.
That team should go into a room shortly there after it should be that they for the next day and all get together and made.
You know very -- stand up meeting we caught a scrum.
Where everyone shares their feedback about the candidate.
And -- -- makes -- decision and it's a you know collaborative environment everyone sharing pros and cons of the candidate.
But that should be done immediately so that it doesn't get drawn out and it gets drawn out people are gonna forget what they thought -- what -- impression was of that particular candidate.
-- the other important piece of not drawing it out.
If you want to give the candidate be back shortly thereafter so it keeps the momentum and a few other point that I made in the blog posts and momentum is so critical think about it when you've interviewed for a job.
If you hear something -- days on end the week two weeks you pretty much start to lose interest.
And the other key element that happens as the interview process gets drawn out.
Is if you can't is in the top 1% of top -- -- the careful they're getting solicited by other recruiters I had opportunities.
You're going to have a candidate have multiple opportunities now -- are very competitive situation.
Good point so outlook cleaning discussions is it recommended that salary comes up or any sort of restrictions -- candidate might have special request because sometimes you get to the end of the process and it's a very simple thing that just wasn't discussed that turned out to be the deal.
That's a great great point -- so.
My style which doesn't work for every company and -- -- a third party recruiter.
So I don't know what corporate HR policies other companies might have but I addressed compensation.
At the very very beginning of the process so I'll talk to care about their background.
Explain to them about the opportunity who -- we talk about salary.
And the point of doing that up front if you're on a waste everyone's time -- I think what you're alluding to is you can go through a seven day processing three week process only.
To get through the end of the selection criteria to want to hire you.
However our salaries are so out of line that the -- never going to accept an offer.
You know you don't wanna come to terms on an offer because that's really going to be a somewhat negotiate for you want to make sure you're in the same ballpark.
And can't -- be comfortable sharing that information up front if they're not.
Usually that's series a issue that they feel they're under compensated.
So that's something that.
You know it should be addressed -- -- Any interviews or recommended how many times in mind -- -- -- for different crowns.
The shore so you know one of the points I make is eliminate unnecessary steps to a classic scenario that I see is phone interviews.
Companies kill people traveling understand the whole lot of a phone interview that can help keep the process going.
Would you like the candidate and they're good naturally looking for this spring the -- and skip the full interview that just adding and an unnecessary step of the process.
I think we -- companies are anywhere from five to a hundred people they usually venture capital.
-- -- and aggressively so the process should be Q3 rounds Max.
And within that sort of scenario they're gonna get to meet lots of different areas within a company and feel really good about their decision afterwards.
Keep Klein thank you so much for coming nine we're gonna show your website on the screen right now on to Cerro.
Dot com thank you have a great day in Philadelphia.
-- thanks for your time appreciate it okay.
And now we're gonna go to a chat came crashing Jarvis is writing in and I think our next guest should answer this pretty well so log on to -- -- -- route joining us.
Not marketing manager -- -- your joining us via Skype from Boston Massachusetts.
Paid Linda can you hear me.
Yeah -- are great I just want to bring your attention today's chat right now.
Someone is asking how do you get a job in your fifties and must've applied to the -- at twenty times.
And have yet to get a call that I have at least thirty years in the service industry.
And I -- worked for married for eight years and I left on excellent terms.
The first step is applying online I have a feeling they look at my age and they skip over me.
In any suggestions for that matter.
I mean -- this -- -- -- from other.
Unfortunately hit it pretty obvious that older job seekers have a lot more difficult time and and there are other for the work work and get a good job.
It's not justified if they don't feel good reason behind it.
But unfortunately there's a reality I don't think circumvent that and increase your chances of getting a job so cold here.
The one -- want to do it wouldn't offer them a chance to.
It's been made against you don't know what -- young -- operated on eleven maker.
Don't provide any identifying information.
That they could buy hiring manager -- -- you.
And not a lot of -- out -- luckily it is or could it have an exceptionally well job.
You know -- into consideration the fact that you have a lot of the union -- The term Google -- -- actually being able to get an advantage.
-- know really say whether it is a bit better not so much easier to get a new job when we have a job.
So did you feel you know we didn't and didn't get an opportunity.
But don't quit play happened in hand because I can really help -- make the next.
Excellent tips especially leaving out some of those -- years he -- Thank you graduated -- did certain things on your resume.
And -- our topic for today.
Is five ways to I know -- job recruiters and there's certain things you should and should not do.
-- chatter -- case how many times should -- contact.
Employer before it's too much when -- you kind of just back off.
Sure I think they know more than one -- per week so one now or one phone call thing about it.
If you don't if you're -- -- could -- actually they are inundated.
With calls and email under fire and -- candidate.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And Oppenheim there -- he had.
They're hiring manager that -- book war.
To determine whether adequate that he was being date that they may not even have to like control over it -- do I come here recruiter you're really not -- your company favorite.
It's just what that for them.
For those who won but we didn't believe I thought and that the court -- -- you're working directly with them I have multiple interview opportunity.
And the final round and get out -- get an -- could -- contract and the offensive as -- life.
And they don't expect that as well but for the most part it don't matter because -- relationship.
We should contact -- no more than one that we.
Then -- you point out some cardinal sins in the job application process.
And -- absolutely should not deal right and what are some of them applying for irrelevant jobs I guess that's that's one of them it's not always.
Quantity it's more quality right.
I don't know -- -- relevant -- essentially.
You know a lot of people equate -- pray and pray approach.
When they're crying because if they're feeling that -- quite a billion opportunity quickly.
They'll stay out case they're looking at the positive experience I didn't experience -- authenticate every job that make -- -- -- required by your experience okay.
The Tahoe work if you don't have five years -- -- -- -- experiencing that you -- -- -- looking for them being -- occupied that job.
All you're doing is -- you can't hit it being considered for another job at tech company blow without the typical -- because.
You're telling them if you don't take the opportunity to everything you're not paying close attention that he felt.
Okay what are some other things you should avoid dealing.
-- but it couldn't believe surveyed said -- offense.
But they don't want to work with candidates who have only in it for the money.
Move you know after the white picket salary but that's not what they -- reasonable and we want apparently that we feel like you get there -- If you're only looking for a new job because you want to get a -- in the paper it for a promotion -- that if we're not nothing big reason that if you have no value whatsoever acquire the company -- -- recruiter he didn't make your hate.
You are hiring manager if they think that you're going to be able to have the perfect opportunity to get that -- even more.
And -- some some -- say you -- -- you say a fifth of recruiters and hiring managers say exaggerated skills as a turn off so that's something that.
-- be noticed as well and of course stones doctor crater which is kind of funny because that's what -- are doing these days.
Cinderella thank you so much for coming on wolf earlier website people -- dot com.
On the screen you are the marketing manager there we're gonna go to a break right now thank you so much for coming on election today opened it.
Welcome back reminds him in any ended his career accelerator Tuesday big -- 323 writing and there are 26.
Plus million people out of work and getting.
That job you want is affected by many things and age is just one of them.
That's correct it's nearly impossible to their paint job these days are right let's delve into all of this with doctor -- joining us once again.
About some freelance opportunities that might work for some -- -- -- scary for a lot of people injured typically don't get your health benefits and I have that job security right right but.
I mean you've.
Found some instances where.
I mean demand is really there.
There -- there's definitely demand in its an interesting solution particularly for hard hit areas so.
Think about this your recent survey from aliens found that.
It freelancing online or I call it virtual -- Is on the rise in income is on the rise in virtual -- -- -- online game freelancing work acknowledging yes I think -- little -- you know but the thing is is that.
They're finding in some of the hardest hit cities -- unemployment is higher than national average.
He's seen increases income -- 250%.
From online freelancing for the folks they have on their site.
And part of the reason is this.
Is it in some of these areas where.
You know unemployment high.
Jobs have been lost people are underwater in their mortgages they have kids in school commuting costs to go long distance or or cost prohibitive so what do they do.
They did they are not mobile they're stuck there.
So they're turning to online opportunities where.
They can be virtually mobile.
As opposed to physically mobile and online freelancing or online flexible work offers an opportunity OK so what are some of those fastest growing entry level jobs -- and -- again according to you Lance is what they're saying.
Data entry online so you have to be a physical spot to do that in.
You've also got -- -- And so it could be anything from writing a script to writing.
I like the intro word description something in the catalog and only -- or something like rent you've also got proof reading.
-- and I want went -- proof reading because yes -- land says that.
In hard hit cities we've seen growth of 678%.
For entry level proof reading.
It's and some of these even seen over a 1000% increase since and certain types of jobs on line is because.
People are looking and saying.
I used to do this -- a physical brick and mortar space in their asking themselves.
Can I do this virtually remotely -- you can't do that for all jobs obviously certainly manufacturing and difficulties it.
But her pretty sure maybe something you think you have to go in and do what you don't.
And also translation.
To translating into different languages and virtual administrative assistance which is that's been on the rise from last decade or so but that's happened again.
People are finding.
And I used to be an assist and a local doctor's office or.
-- of some kind that close so now I can do an on line.
-- -- -- weird -- having laboratory and change the system it's very common.
Very very rarely -- you -- after what -- but I've actually looked didn't do it and I probably will be going that route pretty soon because if you think about it when it comes to scheduling meetings.
Keeping like you know your schedule online -- your calendar.
Or making any kind of arrangements for flight traveler whenever I wanted to have to be there physically with you especially feel like mean traveling all the time anyway and doesn't really matter up.
It's actually -- -- yet so that's the key is in these -- here is that some people are starting to think about.
How can night.
-- can translate my skill sets.
To doing some freelance stuff or flexible work arrangement of some sort.
Right can be at home and do it now or even you know do it on line I want want the possibility is says you know being the virtual administrative assistant -- York for -- -- using California.
365 days a year as long usually did just your time schedule sure yet that's not out of the question I've even seen it where have you people done it international -- It's all your willingness to be adaptable and that's you have to be -- -- do online -- where do you find -- like this fertility obviously you -- dot -- the ones who did this survey they're one of the largest yet I think you're gonna talk to terror from flex jobs come -- just yet they have flexible job arrangements.
I'll freely answer dot com there's a number of sites that are dedicated -- -- and they're very much kind of.
Describe a licking each day type setup -- you get on there and you build your credibility both as an employer looking for help in his employees seeking freelance work right.
-- one off gigs.
And you know as you build your portfolio your credibility.
That your opportunities get -- as you go.
But there's -- other opportunities are there -- -- consider it's the increase in these are pretty substantial because.
-- there's -- we have mobility issue right now in this country -- so.
Good to know I I never thought of things like that.
I mean copyright and -- rating definitely something that yet and also even legal services accounting bookkeeping and all these have been traditionally allies and the stuff to the person in my local area I hit it -- to -- the communal -- you want to actually think you so much definitely dot com.
-- -- website and there's article.
Up on our screen where to look for freelance opportunities she should definitely check that he wants -- adding -- is some incoming now.
All right thanks stepped away I -- belong to -- -- fell right now in Chicago.
A Denver outside Colorado Chicago about -- I -- his CEO of flex jobs ice Aaron thank you so much for coming on.
Hi thanks much for having me a -- what is -- -- is exactly.
Well let's not -- -- -- job service that helps job seekers.
Find opportunities that have some kind of -- flexibility.
Such as telecommuting freelance part time flexible schedules and currently we're seeing a lot of seasonal and holiday jobs right but.
Is there any way of knowing how many of those holiday jobs.
Sought after because they're temporary or because those folks are really hoping that it turns into -- gave.
Well and even recently did a survey actually an end.
Most job seekers right now seem to be looking just for a job.
Indeed although there are some certainly you are anticipating that cost of the holidays and are concerned about that primarily the cost a presence in and travel.
At least that was early on in the survey and today are looking for ways to supplement -- -- or if they haven't been working.
Are looking for a way to bring in some in -- during this time.
And any opportunity is a great opportunity get a foot in the door so we really encourage job seekers to consider seasonal and holiday work as a as an opportunity to get in.
-- and we're talking tens of thousands of positions at the lakes of Amazon and UPS and and Kohl's and target and Wal-Mart so really these these companies opening up their doors big time.
To meet the holiday sales rush with holiday help so that could turn into his job -- you actually or Forbes dot com.
-- actually come up with some top paying holiday seasonal jobs -- -- -- share some of those with us.
Sure I believe that that marketing Courtney Eric.
It was one of them at social media as this stands.
Customer service traps are very popular right now couldn't even photographers and decorators jobs.
For companies that are hiring and it kind of -- across the board right on not just the typical seasonal holiday expected kind of necessarily sales positions that you expected retail stores -- I don't know if you noticed but you can imagine that the pay is really good and some of these -- -- -- -- friends and teenage -- holiday party -- have a couple weeks to -- decided -- many bring in a marketing coordinator and while.
You'll pay that fee to get what you want in time.
Absolutely and actually actually said the supported a lot of that data -- provided a lot of that data for the Forbes article.
And it was really interesting they were very surprised to see the kind of diversity of job opportunities that were available in the seasonal market right.
On -- there's also doesn't tip say you have on had a turned.
Holiday job into -- prominent ones so what are some of those something like you know obviously having enthusiasm -- a good attitude but what else is.
A way to tell your employer look you hired me for this many months.
But I'm good and easy Kimi for years.
Well I think there's a lot of different things you can do -- slightly be friendly and positive.
Start -- day wind it was -- 110%.
And he -- -- -- with the first impression at teal really.
Position yourself well offer an -- -- be hired an along terminal.
Also be flexible so you're hired for one role but -- would be willing and open ten volunteer for additional -- -- responsibilities if they come up.
Most people in this job market are -- qualified in a lot of in a lot of scenarios so it's okay if you take a job that you perceive initially is you know -- -- But that it is an opportunity to be stepping stone prayer for.
Further -- C wanna if there's any -- -- highlight your skills you.
Jump at that essentially.
Also to great way to network you can meet contacts inside the company.
You build read it read may -- skills right -- -- Learn -- skills for your resume.
And also -- those networking contacts that you can come back to you and uses references later on steel pipe with a company later or perhaps immediately getting married and right so there's a lot of opportunities that -- -- utilized that after that that job for -- assisting.
Target for example you know you might be hired to be -- for the holidays and that might not be what you want but you have remember that targeted.
Huge company a public company they have a marketing team they have a public relations team.
They have administrative assistants for -- -- executives are so many parts of this company.
That you just you really just getting your foot in the door which is seen cases you know the president does UPS right here on the web show told us last week that.
He started as a holiday worker.
And now he is the president of US operations at United Parcel Service not bad so there is a perfect example dad.
That's an amazing story in at any opportunity is age it any opportunity can allow you to -- your estimate.
Get -- skills and meet those contacts that can be stepping stones and other jobs.
Right yes well great points in any other stories that you could share of success stories season on job turned -- -- -- malt you know he's leader.
-- -- as somebody who is hired an attempt the part time position as a marketing coordinator.
With the local school and within three years she was offered too hot to run a school.
It did -- take general there was quite -- -- underneath her her.
Previous career level but it was a job that for whatever reason had fit what she's looking for at the time.
And she loves -- she felt passionate about the company I think that's a big part as well to show your passion in these roles.
And that was picked up upon and she's given more and more responsibility and I mean it can definitely happen.
They be getting a -- in the -- a big deal and east you change yourself from being an external hired to an internal hire -- your freelance or get a seasonal job that he's are you being headed to a degree.
Didn't exactly and you know it easier to get in it happened and all the names need to know -- -- sun sells menial flex jobs.
Thank you so much for coming on your web -- on the screen with the bath walk over lady and deals and plans.
That's not me after.
Have a great day thank you.
UT think you -- everybody for joining us especially chatting in so many -- right now.
You know big many freelance and on the rise and so is the pay -- so is the pack in some cases -- -- And down can you read this you're kind of funny you say it sounded like that person over the age of fifty is documenting her trail pursuing marry.
I hope that's not the case -- you never now are right they do so much things for everybody for chatting and and hope you enjoyed this Tuesday edition ask -- accelerator we'll see you back here for small business Wednesday night.
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