For a Successful Job Search: Solve Someone’s Problem.

The surest way to get a new job is to solve someone’s problem. Follow these three steps:

  1. Focus on the other someone – your target audience
  2. Get at their unsolved problem
  3. Be the best solution – and help them understand that

I was part of an Innovation in HRroundtable last night during which HR and business experts  explored hiring trends and innovations in the hospitality industry. The group discussed “open calls” for mass hiring, using ePortfolios to showcase job seekers’ accomplishments, and the importance of culture and communication. The three ideas encapsulated by “solve someone’s problem” resonated with the group.  Read the full article by George Bradt for


About Buzz Smith

Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

Posted on June 1, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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