This evening I presented a webinar to the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association, co-sponsored by the University Alumni Association: Fearless Job Hunting: Be The Profitable Hire.

rutgersThe Q&A section of the presentation was great — but of course, there were so many questions that we couldn’t get to them all.

So I invited attendees to post their questions here — and I’ll do my best to respond to as many as I can. And don’t be surprised when other Ask The Headhunter “regulars” chime in on these topics — and offer you even better suggestions than I do!

Congratulations to those who won copies of Fearless Job Hunting: The Complete Collection.

If you didn’t win Fearless Job Hunting but would like to purchase the collection, I invite you to use this $10 discount code: OLDQUEENS, which will be good through May 15. (Please note: This discount is good only when you purchase Fearless Job Hunting: The Complete Collection.)

Thanks for joining us this evening, and special thanks to the Business School Alumni team for their kind hospitality!

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  1. I am a school counselor. What is the best way to search for a job in New Jersey and Pennsylvania? Thank you.

  2. @Suzanne: Schools are a special case. Those jobs tend to be filled by handpicked insiders with connections. So when in Rome… I’d pick a few schools you’d like to work in, and start cultivating contacts and making new friends now. This will take some time, but it’s worth the investment. One suggestion for how to do this: Contact the head counselor at a target school AFTER you research it a bit in the media and online. Find something they do that’s unique in counseling. Then ask if you could come by to observe how they do it. “I’m always trying to learn new methods, and your school is a shining light (well, don’t overdo it!). Do you have half an hour to meet, to discuss with me how your program works?”

    Again, this will take time. By talking shop, you become an insider. Make sense? (Hey, I didn’t say this was easy or quick.)