How to Get Hired in a Tough Market

by Staff - Original publish date: October 23, 2015

A lot of people are out of work and have been out of work for a long time. That means a lot of job hunters have spent months -- and unfortunately years in some cases -- looking for a new job. And as everyone who's ever been in that position will tell you, it's no fun. But while times certainly are tough and that directly contributes to not finding employment elsewhere, chances are you're not maximizing your hiring opportunities by doing the little things that make a huge difference during a job search.

Alan DeBack is the author of "Get Hired in a Tough Market: Insider Secrets to Finding and Landing the Job You Need Now!" He's also this week's guest on the Salary Talk podcast, joining Aaron and Wendy to give some advice regarding finding a job during periods of high unemployment and economic turbulence.

DeBack calls his book the "GPS for job hunters" and says preparation is key. If you haven't identified your final destination or mapped out how you want to get there, it makes the trip that much tougher. And just like you'd plan out a trip, DeBack says it's vital for all jobseekers to schedule time in their day to diligently work on their job search.

In this podcast you'll learn about Hard vs. Soft skills, the importance of highlighting the right skillsets and matching them to your interests, creating and refining your "1 Minute Commercial," when to use chronological resumes as opposed to a skills-based resume, and much more.

If you've been struggling with a frustrating job search, take 25 minutes and listen to some tips that could finally put you over the top.

Salary Talk Podcast with Author Alan DeBack by Salary_Talk

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