By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future


  • 58% of hiring companies check social networking sites to research job candidates.  Of those candidates researched, 33% were not hired based on the information found!  Reformat your social networking information so your not eliminated before you begin.
  • Over 50% of communications is non-verbal experts say.  But over 80% of screening interviews are over the telephone! How do you make a positive impact when you can’t “read” the interviewer.  Your goal is to get a person-to-person interview?
  • Finding jobs… LinkedIn 10 million. Facebook, 18.4 million but the latter site helped almost twice as many people find jobs than the former, through networking
  • 71% of candidates fail the question “Why do you want to work here?” (see Tricky Questions in a prior article)
  • Only 5 out of 1000 online job applications ever make it to the hiring manager’s desk
  • Spending time online is one portion of your search effort, but only a part.   Talking to people over coffee about their industry or company makes a greater impression.
  • Sometimes a lateral move is the key to your career success.  It should fit into your Career Map strategy.
  • 80% of top managers ** say that communications is one of the top skills for advancement.  But only 38% of those same executives see communications as better than average in their own organization.  Learn the “soft skills”.
  • You need to find out what the hiring manager’s biggest problem is, and how to capitalize on it with potential solutions during an interview.  How do you do that?
  • The higher you move up in an organization the more important the soft skills become.
  • Critical thinking (73%), collaboration (72%) and innovation (66%) were all rated as skills that top managers are looking for in a new hire.  But they rate their own employees at 52%, 47% and 37%.
  • Do you become invisible when your organization is moving through a major transition, like a merger or reorganization?  Bad move.  Decision-makers may see you as irrelevant.

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By My Greener Future

My Greener Future is a Job Search Strategy and Career Coaching Company. At My Greener Future, you will be connected with industry coaches who care about you and your career as much as you do. They will work with you to create your very own custom career plan and support you in achieving your short term and long term career goals. Join My Greener Future TODAY and see how it will change the way you think about your career.