Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chronicles of an IT Job Seeker - The Pierson Method

I attended a Job Search Work Team (JSWT) meeting and found it very enlightening. The JSWT team follows the Pierson Method found in the book “The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search” by Orville Pierson.

The Pierson Method is a job hunting system that uses a Project Plan and Progress Measurements. It guides you step-by-step through a highly effective job search in three phases:

1. Get Ready: Plan and Prepare.

2. Get Moving: Take a Systematic Approach

3. Manage Your Search: Use Progress Measurements

I like following processes that work and this methodology has helped over 600,000 people land great jobs using the proven strategies of Orville Pierson.  It uses Job Search Networking, a method that has been proven to work for 70%-80% of all job seekers.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Chronicles of an IT Job Seeker

Somebody said I should write a book about Careers in IT and how to succeed in this challenging job market. Maybe I will one day, but until then you'll just have to keep reading my blog posts to stay abreast of the latest happenings. Yeah, that's right, not only has the technology changed dramatically over the last few years, the format for resumes, interviewing styles and job search strategies have changed dramatically too.

Just in case you haven't heard, I was laid off my job in January and I'm still looking. So let me start this post with a short commercial a.k.a. my 20 second  elevator pitch. 


I know clearly which job I desire.

I'm an IT executive looking for a position in cloud computing, strategy & planning, enterprise architecture, project management, program management, PMO management, supplier management and IT service management.

The good news is that I've learned so much since I started job hunting and I'm anxious to share. Do you know the 5 steps to get from job seeker to employee and what employers look for each step of the way? It's called 12 Employer Expectations – 12 Rules of Etiquette and since I started following these rules my phone has been buzzing every day!

If you want some help landing your ideal job, please tune into the next Job Seekers Forum online meeting. Here's a link for more info.

http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/JobSeekersForum.aspx

Why join in? Because this is the single best place you can find real time advice tailored for the IT job seeker!. No joke. Join us to hear how you can jump start your job search for immediate results. Check us out. You'll be glad you did!

Milt Haynes, Founder
Blacks Gone Geek



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