Employed, High-Five-Figure, Mid-Career Professionals Passed Over for Promotions You Know You’ve Earned
Don’t Ever Again Be Passed Over for Promotions You’ve Earned. This is the first of a series of strategic posts to help you be a TOP CANDIDATE each time you apply. I want to help you create a LIFETIME CAREER PLAN so you can win interviews each time you apply – from now until you retire.
Why I’ve Earned the Right to Advise You
For over 30+ years I’ve helped hundreds of qualified promotion- and job-seekers, ignored by recruiters and hiring managers, jump-start their stalled careers and win interviews as TOP CANDIDATES.
I’ll help you “Be the MEATBALL, not the spaghetti.”
Have Any of These Happened to You?
- Did someone less qualified pass you over?
- Are your peers leaving you behind?
- Has your career hit a wall?
- Are you invisible to decision-makers for promotions you know you’ve earned?
- Is your “Inner Game” (your self-esteem and job search self-confidence) lower than Trump’s approval rating?
If you answered “yes” to any of those five critical career questions, know this:
You CAN win interviews as a TOP CANDIDATE FOR PROMOTION, whenever you want them, from now until you retire.
My TOP CANDIDATE FOR PROMOTION™ system is straightforward and uncomplicated.
And it works.
Life Lesson From a Custom Résumé Strategist
I’ve learned that promotion- and job-seekers fall into one of two categories: GENERIC 90%ers, or MOTIVATED 10%ers.
GENERIC 90%ers follow the “Boilerplate Herd.” They blend in, likejustanotherstrandofgenericspaghettionaplate.
They write meaningless generic cover letters, and their generic résumés are nothing more than a “dates-and-duties” list of their daily responsibilities. Taken together, their credentials scream, “I’M JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. IGNORE ME!!!
Recruiters and decision-makers do just that.
MOTIVATED 10%ers are ATTENTION-GETTERS! They win interviews because they STAND OUT, LIKE A MEATBALL onthatplateofgenericspaghetti.
First MOTIVATED 10%ers identify their most relevant professional accomplishments, contributions to profitability, and skills. Then they customize selected accomplishments and skills to the requirements of each opportunity.
MOTIVATED 10%ers know:
- The best way to win interviews is to be the TOP CANDIDATE, each time they apply
- If they are just another Generic Applicant, they’ll be passed over, ignored, and forgotten
- It is best to skip all that mass-posting silliness, and only apply where they can be a TOP CANDIDATE.
Which are you: MOTIVATED 10%er or GENERIC 90%er?
Your answer will determine how high and how fast your career will take you.
While MOTIVATED 10%ers are my intended audience, I’d like to do all I can to help GENERIC 90%ers learn to present themselves as TOP CANDIDATES so they too can win interviews and promotions for which they are qualified. I’ll include occasional GENERIC 90%er posts to help them become MOTIVATED 10%ers.
My next strategy post will be: ‘BE ORIGINAL.’
https://lifetimecareerplan.com Resources to Avoid Being Passed Over for Promotions
- I have several effective D-I-Y résumé-writing books, including the two books I use in my custom consulting and workshops:
- How to Get Interviews! Stop Sending Job Search Junk Mail. Junk Mail was an Amazon Kindle bestseller. I wrote it for MOTIVATED 10%ers who are ready to build on their already-solid job search self-confidence. They’ll develop and customize their accomplishments and skills to win interviews as TOP CANDIDATES.
- How to Win Your ‘Inner Game’! Update Your Attitude Before You ‘Update Your Résumé’. This is a companion workbook to Junk Mail. I wrote it to help GENERIC 90%ers develop their job search self-confidence and self-esteem. In the last exercise, readers can create their Lifetime Career Plan to help them be TOP CANDIDATES from now until they retire. When they’ve completed the workbook, they’ll be ready for JOB SEARCH JUNK MAIL.
- When you click on the SUCCESSES tab, you’ll be able to read real résumés and cover letters that got real people real results. They were MOTIVATED 10%ers who became TOP CANDIDATES, won interviews, got hired, and advanced their careers with meaningful new work they wanted to do.
Until next time – “You CAN be a TOP CANDIDATE each time you apply.”
For over 30 years, Don has helped job- and promotion-seekers, ignored by recruiters for work they've proven they can do, create custom résumés and targeted cover letters that won them interviews as Ideal Candidates. Today, he focuses on employed, high-five-figure, mid-career professionals passed over for promotions they know they've earned. Using his TOP CANDIDATE FOR PROMOTION™ system, he helps them win interviews as TOP CANDIDATES - whenever they want them - from now until they retire. He can be reached at LifetimeCareerPlan.com