In the past 30 years, on more than one thousand different search projects, I must have debriefed four thousand different hiring managers and candidates. The big aha from all this: getting a job is as much art as science, with a lot of luck mixed in.
Regardless, by knowing what to do and not to do, job-seekers can better position themselves to be found more easily, assessed more accurately, and getting an offer more likely. Following is my shortlist of the required dance steps.
Implement a 20/20/60 job-seeking plan.
Don’t Get Excluded When First Contacted
Be strategic, not tactical
Make Sure You’re Accurately Assessed
Ask job-related and forced-choice questions.
Negotiate the Job, Not the Compensation
Find out where you stand.