Nick.I've read everything you posted on your website.It's very good, and so is the book, but I have real concernsabout the continued relevance of some of the observations and strategieswith what I have faced in reality in the laste twelve months.Here what I think is obvious:Job boards, even the "best" are nothing but meatgrinders. You report Monster as the best - with a paltry4% return.That seems to leave just two plausible avenues (not includingself-employment). Get the attention of a headhunter, or make yourselfyour own headhunter.In one article, you propose that someone physically move to "city X" andessentially campaign with a pretty direct strategy. That seems very simplistic to me; as I have done that twice and suffered the financial consequences.First off, I believe that 99.9% of hiring authorities and HR are still 180 degrees from your proposals. So locked in that, they cannot see anotheer more viable way. For example, I interviewed twice with GE in the last month. My standard approach has always been: I can solve your problem and make/save you more net EBITDA than any other propect. I also offer a no cost guarentee. If I do not deliver at least one solid solution at the end of 30 days, they keep the work product and we call it a day, with no salary cost.Despite that approach (and yes, I know GE front to back as much as any outsider could), both times I did not get even a "thanks" for visiting GE email.Secondly, the "meet first and resume second" cold-call approach...There are so many more levels of gate-keepers, now, and any public post of a position requires 'starred' info (i.e. at least a minimal resume), that you cannot even progress to a second page without completing. Ditto recruiting companies such as MRI, The Judge Group, ad naseum.So, here's my summary, based on what I read of your material: anything other than headhunters is just about pointless. And that is irregardless of anything position EXCEPT minimum wage. What I would like to see, Nick, is a simple and straightforward step-by-step outline of what to do as we close in on the end of 2006. At least, that is what I need. Thanks.
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