How Barack Obama Got the Biggest Job in The World (and why sometimes the best candidate doesn't get the job)

What is the biggest mistake most people make in their job search? Why doesn’t the best candidate always win? What 3 things does Barack Obama have in common with you and your job search? You may be surprised what the answer is. This weeks podcast is from part 2 of The 6-Figure Job Search Webinar | Finding New Opportunities with Anthony Haul, founder of HigherBracket.ca Canada’s leading career website for the 6-figure professional. Anthony and I discussed ways you can engage with recruiters, HR and how create an effective job search campaign.

This past weekend we hosted the G8 & the G20. Representing the United States was Barack Obama. Against some incredible odds (including his name) he successfully completed his job search. Landing the biggest job in the world – The President of The United States. What did Barack Obama do differently from John McCain? Both candidates had strengths and weaknesses. Barack had a much better campaign. President Obama had 3 key things that worked for him.

1. He was a strong and qualified candidate.

2. He and his team created a smart campaign that suited his style.

3. He and his team executed and adapted their campaign strategy.

Bonus – Once you land – Start campaigning immediately for your next role.

Anthony shared “The key to any successful job search campaign is a great candidate and a smart strategy, many great candidates don’t have a smart strategy, it is the blend of both that leads to a successful outcome”

This week’s 60 Second WORKout – Take some time to evaluate what is working and not working in your job search campaign.

Continue the conversation on my blog. What is some advice that you would like to share with others about job hunting?

This week’s CareerPoll; What most influences managers during the interview process?

Last weeks CareerPoll : As a six-figure professional, where do you find quality opportunities?

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Alan

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