Twenty-nine years ago, Irv Zuckerman published a marvelous book, Hire Power - The 6-Step Process to Get the Job You Need in 60 Days - Guaranteed! He made a book purchase money-back guarantee that a job seeker will get a job offer within 60 days if they followed the fool-proof Process in his book.
A lot has changed in those 29 years, certainly not the least of which is the advent of internet job boards. I don’t know how many readers got a job offer in 60 days by following the Process outlined in his book or how many job seekers tried to get their book purchase returned.
What I do know is his 6 step process is as relevant today as it was in 1993.
Step 1: Learn how to create a word bank of 200 words that best describe your most significant achievement and demonstrate your skills.
Step 2: Learn how to use your word bank to create the kind of self-presentation that will initiate professional discussions with people who can help you match your skills to the criteria of the job you want.
Step 3: Learn how to ask the one question that best initiates a contact conversation from which you learn the criteria you must meet to get the job you want.
Step 4: Learn how to create a competitive resume that draws on your word bank to match the job criteria you want.
Step 5: Learn how to conduct a competitive job interview that demonstrates your ability to meet each of the job criteria best
Step 6: Learn how to develop a post-interview procedure that keeps the odds in your favor despite other candidates or interviewers.
Any omission alters the Process, and when you change a process, you naturally alter the results.