Why You Need to Think Like a Hiring Manager, with Joel Quass

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Have you ever considered the fact that hiring managers have bosses too? They have to answer to a CEO or shareholders for the person they hire, which means you need to put yourself in their shoes when you go into an interview. Find out what problems the company is facing and what keeps that hiring manager up at night. Once you have that information, you can show them how you can solve those problems for them. Today’s guest on the Find Your Dream Job podcast, Joel Quass, says that telling a hiring manager what you can do isn’t enough; you have to demonstrate it through stories and past experience. Joel also shares how paying attention to your surroundings can help you make connections with the hiring manager.

About Our Guest:

Joel Quass (www.linkedin.com/in/joelquass/) is an expert in job interviews, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles. He’s also a manager with more than 35 years of experience. Spending more than 3 decades on the “other side of the desk” taught Joel that people don’t know how to be interviewed anymore. He built his website, Six-Second Resumes (six-second-resumes.com/), to provide resources for job seekers that will help them land their dream job. Joel is also a published author and a podcast host (six-second-resumes.com/podcast/).

Resources in This Episode:

  • Learn how to package your personal brand and use it to find jobs in Joel’s book, “Write This Down, You’ll Need it Later.”
  • If you are a manager, Joel’s book, “Good Management is Not Firefighting”, will show you how helping your staff perform at their peak brings success to the whole company.
  • On his website, Six-Second Resumes (six-second-resumes.com), Joel teaches interview skills, helps with career growth, and provides writing services for resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 100 Behavioral Interview Questions You Need to Know, the free Mac’s List resource that will give you a solid foundation for any question an interviewer may ask. Visit macslist.org/questions.

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