Irons in the Fire

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Irons in the FireHave you heard of the phrase “irons in the fire” ?

I'm a big believer of this concept.

In other words, creating as many real opportunities for yourself as possible. Not "resumes submitted", but positions where you are under serious consideration. That way, if a job offer falls through or if you experience bad luck in the interview, you can dust yourself off and walk into the next opportunity confident.

I remember times when I went along to an interview and that application was the only card in my hand. I always gave off a desperate vibe, even when I tried not to -- mostly because I was desperate.

Other times I had three, four, even five opportunities in my hand, and I performed at my very best because I wasn't scared about blowing them.

This change in your strategy will immensely increase your chances of getting a better a job, a better offer, and better interviews overall.

You’ll find yourself more relaxed coming into an interview and just because at the back of your mind you know that one interview is not the end.

A lot of people agree with my "irons in the fire" philosophy and have started applying it in their careers.

However, there's a whole new level you can take it.

Consider this:

The "public" job market is where about 15% of jobs are "advertised".

There's a hidden job market where the other 85% of jobs are snapped up by those of us who are "in the know" -- often before they're ever advertised.

Most job searchers -- and even people who want to move their career to the next level -- limit their searching to the "public" job market.

They're leaving 85% of opportunities on the table, untouched.

Take advantage of this knowledge today and don’t let those opportunities go to waste.

Start putting more irons in the fire, widen your search and tap into the hidden job market. It's easier than most folks think, especially when you have a coach who can give you the inside scoop.

That's what Dream Job Formula is about.

Just like Interview Success Formula, it's a complete program, where I take you by the hand and show you exactly what to do to: (a) dramatically widen your job search and apply for more and better jobs; (b) position yourself as the ideal candidate, and make your application stand out.

It's the easiest way to get more irons in the fire fast.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.