Judi Perkins, the How-To Career Coach, was a recruiter for 22 years and worked with hundreds of hiring authorities on entry level through CEO. She set up over 15,000 interviews, and has seen over half a million resumes. Her clients often find jobs 8 – 12 weeks because she brings them sequence, structure and focus, and shows why typical strategies often fail. She’s been on PBS’s Frontline, Good Morning Connecticut, in Smart Money magazine, CareerBuilder, MSN Careers, Yahoo Hot Jobs, New York Times, New York Daily News, multiple radio shows including a regular Thursday morning gig, and quoted in numerous career books. Sign up for her free newsletter at www.FindthePerfectJob.com.

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You learn the skill of finding your perfect job by gaining the knowledge and psychological understanding of job searching in order to see results immediately and use these skills in the future. Options vary by price, number of people involved, and amount of interaction with me. They include classes and individual programs which teach the Find the Perfect Job system and range from The Everything Retainer (solo) and Perfect Job University (class), to a self-study program with varying degrees of assistance and interaction. Individual consultations and custom interview prep are available, as are occasional, highly-interactive classes teaching resume or cover letter writing.

Why I Serve Careerists & Job Seekers:

Having worked with hundreds of hiring authorities for 22 years, helping companies in multiple industries hire functions from entry-level to CEO, I noted many job seekers lacked the skills and understanding to change jobs. Usually they just fell into their next one. My first niche was hospital management, and in the late 80s, it imploded like today’s economy. I began consulting to both, even though the company was my client. Finally, enough was enough. Now my successful recruiting and sales experience enables me to identify and fix your problem, and give you a custom strategy for results, even if you’re learning with a group.

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How to Avoid Scams in Your Job Search

Job Scams

Here’s a present available all year, but more prevalent at Christmas:  easy money.  All you have to do is send in $35 for application processing charges, or pay $99 for a background check, or pony up $250 for the training fees, or …..Get it?  The easy-money present isn’t for you, it’s for the scammer. And [...]

Job Search: Are You Putting a Square Peg in a Round Hole?

Square Peg in a Round Hole

Thanks to Fisher-Price, as babies we learn a concept that we seem to forget by the time we’re adults:  you can’t put a square peg in a round hole. We do it especially with relationships and with jobs.  If we don’t know what we’re looking for, we become obscured by what we’re attracted to.  And [...]

10 Resume Mistakes You Must Avoid

Resume Trash Mistakes

1. OBJECTIVE: They’re out of date.  They’re usually too short and too “me” focused.  A better choice is a “Profile” which should be no more than 7 lines long (otherwise the paragraph is too dense), should combine your skills with your personality, and should describe you.  Think about what makes you unique.  If you find [...]

Career Change Fear Easily Becomes Inertia

Career Change Fear Inertia

I found a very depressing site the other day. It came up when I googled the phrase “I hate my job.”    It’s full of people complaining about what they do for a living. And it’s more than just venting. Much of it is not only hostile, it’s hateful. Very few seem to be doing anything [...]

How to Make Your Resume Sell With Accomplishments

Resume Sell

The most problematic part of a resume for people seems to be crafting their accomplishments.  The confusion between an accomplishment and a responsibility is the difference between generating excitement by selling what you can do, and making a bland statement that elicits the question “So what?”   It’s the difference between being invited in for an [...]

Does Coercion Merit Compliance in Your Job Interviews?

Coercion

“Oh brave new world! That has such people in’t!”  In context, this line by Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Act V, scene 1), was ironic.  Huxley’s title Brave New World, also ironic.  Let’s visit another literary work: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  Not only conceivable from where we stand now, but very frightening. AP recently reported [...]

Taking the Stress Out of a Bad Reference

Stress Ball

You just learned one of your previous employers has been giving you a bad reference. Count your blessings that you found out, because many never do. But what do you do about it? Bad references don’t always prevent someone from getting a job. The key is how the issue is handled in the reference, and [...]

Handling Interviews When You Have Bad Credit

Bad Credit Job Interviews

In addition to drug testing and often fingerprinting, companies both national and international have also required credit checks. But it’s become more the norm than the exception, because with the extreme number of people applying, companies have implemented it as a means of indicating a candidate’s character. Unfortunately for many have been out of work [...]

Stand Out in Your Job Search by Giving Clues

Clue

You’re selling a product and the product is you. So much of what I teach involves advanced sales techniques as they apply to job hunting. That’s because job seekers are too “me” focused when the buyer, which is the hiring company, wants to know what’s in it for them. When the buyer is about “me” [...]

The Truth About Contingency Recruiters

Contingency Recruiter

A contingency recruiter works for the company, not you.  They are paid to find people for jobs, not jobs for people.  True, if you seem to fit what a client company is looking for, a good recruiter won’t treat you as a commodity.  He’ll respect your presence in the process by keeping you in the [...]