How to Set Up Job Interviews Without a Resume!

From this day forth, never depend on job postings to learn about job opportunities. It’s time for you to learn how to search out unadvertised jobs and set up your own job interviews.

The most effective strategy to finding a job fast, is to pick up the phone and set up your own job interviews! Believe it or not, sending a resume is not a part of this process. Always think of submitting a resume as a very LAST resort.

The job hunting process has become so routine. Job seekers are still following the same guidelines that only work for a select few.

Why do you still do the same thing? Wait patiently for a job listing. Submit a resume. Wait patiently for someone to call. Wait patiently for another job listing. Submit a resume. Then, wait patiently for another person to call? That makes no sense!

For those in that category, you must understand that you are ruining your chances of getting hired just by waiting on others’ to contact you for an interview.

An experienced recruiter would NEVER send in a candidate’s resume, then sit and wait for a response, and repeat the same process over and over again with minimum results. An experienced recruiter would call his client (or potential client), pitch the candidate’s experience, and arrange an interview (or at least a tentative interview) before submitting a single document.

Maybe it’s a hidden secret among recruiters. Maybe it’s a general rule only experienced recruiters seem to follow. Either way, it’s time for the general public to start doing things differently and increase their chances of getting hired, instead of waiting by the phone for it to ring.

There are several steps to learning how to set up your own job interviews; however, for the sake of time, I will discuss some of the most important steps you must follow. I will give you sections from three of my five steps to setting up interviews in record time.

Below is an important tip to remember from Step ONE:

I. Decide which positions you are interested in. This is an essential step in this process because most people are pretty vague when communicating what kind of positions they are interested in. This annoys hiring authorities quite a bit. In fact, it is a primary cause for applicants being turned down for positions.

You have to be prepared to hear comments such as, “We already have enough candidates for that position.” or “You don’t have enough experience for this position.” etc.

If you plan properly during this step, you will be far ahead of your competitors. Never pick up the phone and call a potential employer without being able to offer alternative solutions to get yourself in the door. This planning stage is critical!

Here is another important tip to remember from step TWO:

II. Create a list of potential employers. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. One of the ways to find potential employers is to simply open your mouth and speak with everyone you come into contact with. You would be amazed at how many people you encounter are Human Resource Managers, Plant Managers, Accounting Managers, etc.

In addition, get in the habit of writing down the names of potential employers everywhere you go. DO NOT wait for an ad to post before you call a company! There are many others ways to find out who is hiring aside from job searching online. Be creative and think outside of the box.

Important tips from step THREE:

III. Begin sourcing the names of the hiring managers you will need to speak with. Most people believe you simply need to call the company and ask for their names; however, most receptionists will not give you a name. One of the ways to source a name is to call a company and intentionally get transferred to the wrong department. Then, ask for the name of the manager for a particular department. At this point, DO NOT contact them. There is so much more to cover before you get to that stage.

Once you have completed all five steps, you will be ready to identify potential employers and begin your job hunting process ahead of your competition by setting up your own job interviews instead of waiting for the phone to ring.

Fact: The proof is in the numbers. Don’t give up after your first try. In most cases, you will have to talk with 10-20 people before you get your first interview. Either way, it’s better than waiting for the phone to ring!

Job TIP: Be wise with the information you decide to place on your resume. Many people are not even called in for an interview because of simple mistakes they make on their resumes. They also make interview mistakes which prevents them from getting job offers.

Put these simple techniques to work, refuse to give up, and you should be able to set up job interviews in less than a few days. Trust me, experienced recruiters do this every day, and it works!

Read the entire interview training guide and get ahead of your competition!

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