Volume Fifteen, Issue Three — March 2019

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Feature Article:

Working with Executive Recruiters

By Ford R. Myers
President of Career Potential, LLC

Let’s make one thing clear right from the start – executive search firms, recruiters, and employment agencies are not in business to help you land a job. The recruiter is not your advocate, your friend, or your agent. Recruiters, employment agencies, and search firms are merely channels through which you may secure an opportunity for an interview!

Contrary to popular belief, most executive recruiters do not “hold onto” your resume, look for opportunities that will suit you, and eventually contact you when they find a “perfect match.” The process is much more immediate and transactional than that. If you happen to send your resume to a recruiter right at the time that they’re conducting a search for someone just like you, then you’re in luck and you might get an interview! But if the recruiter does not have an “open order” appropriate to your background at the time when he or she receives your resume, you’ll usually be treated almost like you were “invisible” – and your resume will tend to “disappear.” Unfortunately, you are not the most important thing on the recruiter’s mind, which is why it’s wise to contact your search firms periodically to “check in.”

When recruiters ignore you or reject you, don’t take it personally! This is just the way the business works, and it’s no reflection on you or your qualifications. I have worked with too many clients who get despondent when they don’t hear back from executive recruiters. It’s vitally important that you do not get “emotionally attached” to any recruiter, job opening, or prospective employer.

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You’re Invited – Career Success Seminar – March 28, 2019

Accomplishment Stories: Your Most Powerful Tool to Get the Job Offer

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time:
10:00am to 12:30pm
Presenter: Ford R. Myers, President of Career Potential, LLC
Location: Radnor Financial Center, Radnor, PA
Investment: $25.00

Remember a time when you heard a friend or colleague tell a memorable story? You can probably still recall some of the details about that story long after it was shared. Good storytelling creates a vivid picture and a positive response in the listener’s mind. Utilizing stories to enhance your job search is a skill that is often overlooked. Yet, without powerful accomplishment stories to tell prospective employers, you have almost nothing to “sell.” When you can effectively tie your accomplishment stories directly to the employer’s needs and problems, you will dramatically increase your chances of getting a job offer!

Many of us feel that the stories about our work-life are not particularly interesting. Others struggle to come-up with any accomplishment stories at all. This seminar will show you exactly how to identify and develop your own compelling accomplishment stories – stories that will become your most powerful “selling tools.”

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Career Coaching via Video Conferencing

Career Coaching Video ConferencingFor many years, we have worked via video conference with “long distance” clients (or local clients whose circumstances have made it difficult to visit our offices). Our coaching model allows us to work remotely and still provide exceptional levels of connection, quality and impact. We are happy to serve clients from anywhere in the United States and Canada via video conference.

Here are just some of the benefits of doing career coaching via video chat:

Time – clients save time by not having to travel to our offices for coaching sessions
Comfort – clients are often more comfortable working from their own homes or offices
Flexibility – clients experience fewer planning conflicts and more flexibility with scheduling
Convenience – clients who travel for work are still able to attend their coaching appointments by using mobile devices from anywhere

Career coaching via video conference is easy and effective. For more information, please click here.

Connect with Ford on LinkedIn

For those who have been asking, LinkedIn is the social media platform I engage in most and spend the most time on. If you would like to connect with me on LinkedIn, click here and send me a brief invitation. Be sure to mention that you are a subscriber to “Your Career Advocate” (this e-newsletter), so I’ll accept your invitation quickly.

I post regular articles on LinkedIn and offer a lot of other value there. To read my recent posts, just click here.

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Career Potential’s YouTube Channel

Career Potential, LLC YouTube channelDid you know that Career Potential, LLC has its own YouTube channel? Check it out, and watch all our TV interviews and educational presentations online. It’s FREE, and you’ll learn quite a lot by watching. Just visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/careerpotential and access all the video segments. Below is one of them for you to enjoy.

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What Clients Are Saying About Career Potential

Two life-changing events with one common theme: in-depth, authentic conversations with my friend and mentor Ford R. Myers. First event: a radical self-inquiry that was the spark to help me create a more balanced and fulfilling life. Second event (years later): advice to take 90 days and dig deep into the idea of creating my own company. Both life-changing moments had Ford R. Myers behind them. I’ll always be grateful for his friendship and unmatched dedication to helping us lead the lives we want and deserve!A. Vaselli, Entrepreneur and Senior Executive

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Career Breakthrough Session

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Are you a senior executive or accomplished professional who is serious about achieving your career potential? Have you been considering getting help with your job search or career management? If the answers to these questions are both "YES," then you’re invited to participate in a free "Career Breakthrough Session."

This complimentary phone consultation is 100% focused on your career questions, issues, challenges and concerns. It’s also a great way to determine if career coaching would be right for you. There’s no fee or obligation, and no "sales pitch." Click below to see if you qualify for this powerful initial consultation!

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