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Sunday, August 1st, 2021 | Posted in Ford Myers

Get the Job You Want Interview CBS-3

Get the Job You Want – Ford R. Myers discusses how resumes and online listings are not the only way to get the job you want!

Reporter:

The job market has still not fully recovered from the so-called great recession. It certainly feels like no one is hiring right now. So how do you get the job you want? Well, not through resumes and not through online listings. We found the secret with the help of an award-winning career coach.

Beth Sinkus:

It was traumatic.

Reporter:

Beth Sinkus was raising a family and working a high-powered job as a corporate vice president when, out of nowhere, she was laid-off.

Beth Sinkus:

Thinking about making the mortgage payments, saving in the event of an illness. It was frightening beyond belief!

Ford R. Myers:

People make a mistake. They just go out looking for job openings and posted positions. Bad idea.

Reporter:

Career Coach Ford R. Myers is from Haverford, PA. He wrote the book, “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring.” He actually tells clients not to look for a job right away, but first to envision their dream job. Ford, you say it’s important to write-down your ideal day. Why is that?

Ford R. Myers:

Because you’ve got to get crystal clear in your own mind about exactly what you want.

Reporter:

That’s what his client, Beth, did.

Beth Sinkus:

It made me think about job responsibilities and what part of sales and what part of management I love doing, versus what I didn’t like doing.

Reporter:

Ford also says to write-down what he calls a “work proposal,” explaining how you’d bring value to accompany.

Ford R. Myers:

Almost position yourself more like a consultant than an applicant. Explain to the employer what you’d propose to do if you were to join the company.

Reporter:

And reach out to everyone you know. You say in the book that networking is not as important as you think it is. It is …

Ford R. Myers:

Right … it’s way more important!

Reporter:

Beth gathered everyone she knew and built a spreadsheet; about 1,200 people.

Beth Sinkus:

I must know somebody who knows somebody who works at a job or at a company that I’m looking at.

Ford R. Myers:

You start with your inner circle. Then they know people. Then they know people. And it builds and builds and builds.

Reporter:

And she says it was easier than she thought.

Beth Sinkus:

People had little snippets of advice and ideas and things that they had gone through. And it just helped me realize that, OK, I’m not alone.

Reporter:

Also, don’t be afraid to seek help. Practice your interview skills. Update your personal image – your hair and clothes. Be early for interviews. And finally, be patient but persistent. After three and a half months, Beth found a great job.

Beth Sinkus:

I’m now a Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Reporter:

And she’s even able to occasionally work from home in West Chester, PA, finding both the career and the work-life balance she wanted.

Beth Sinkus:

It’s a position that I never would have envisioned myself doing this early in my career. And here I am, six weeks in.

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About Ford Myers

Career Success and Job Search Expert, Ford R. Myers

Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author of the best-seller, Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Ford’s firm helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He has held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms. Ford’s articles have appeared in thousands of publications and web sites, and he has been interviewed on every major television and radio network. Ford has also conducted presentations at hundreds of companies, associations and universities. Learn more at https://careerpotential.com.

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