Millions Are Out Of Work But Some People Are Finding Good Jobs
Don Schenk and Ted Leithart, MBA authors of "How You Find A Job Fast - The Easy Way To L.E.A.P. To The Top Of The Hiring List," give readers a unique way to stand out as the ideal job candidate during a job interview through the use of a written form they call a L.E.A.P. Schenk and Leithart each have spent years on the hiring side giving employment interviews. They know what hiring managers want.
PR9.NET August 03, 2011 - Authors, Don Schenk and Ted Leithart, MBA announce the updated second edition of their book "How You Find A Job Fast - The Easy Way To L.E.A.P. To The Top Of The Hiring List," ISBN 978-1-937201-12-8.
Leithart says, "Since March of 2011, the number of unemployed has increased by 545,000, and according to the U.S. Department of Labor, it now takes an average of 9.2 months to find a job. A year ago that number was 7.3 months."
Schenk says, "A local business advertised it had 4 job openings, and was inundated by more than 1,100 people applying for those 4 positions. The key to being chosen for a job," he says, "is to be the one person who stands out above all the others by doing something truly different."
Leithart says, "Hiring managers almost always know within the first 30 to 40 seconds of an interview whether or not they want to hire the job candidate. That is why we developed the L.E.A.P."
The L.E.A.P. is a Leading Employee Advantage Profile. It is a simple written form that lets job candidates demonstrate, within the first 30 to 40 seconds of an interview, how they will be the perfect person for the business to hire. A L.E.A.P. defines a few specific actions a job candidate will take once hired.
Schenk and Leithart present a large number of suggested actions to include in a L.E.A.P., actions for the first week, for the first month, the second month, and the third month. In "How You Find A Job Fast," Schenk and Leithart recommend readers list 3 or 4 actions for each time frame, but Leithart says, "Even choosing just 2 for each time frame will put a job-seeker way ahead of anyone else applying for the job."
Schenk asked another hiring manager, "What would you do if someone walked into the interview and handed you a L.E.A.P. form?" The other manager said, "I would hire them on the spot!"
In "How You Find A Job Fast - The Easy Way To L.E.A.P. To The Top Of The Hiring List" Schenk and Leithart show readers how to be the person an interviewer wants for the job, how to research the business, how discover who the key players are at the business, and how to create and present a L.E.A.P.
Schenk and Leithart know what hiring managers want, because business owner Schenk has been an employer for more than 38 years, and Leithart spent 5 years as a hiring manager for a multinational corporation before starting his own business.
At their website, howyoufindajobfast.com, they give a more detailed explanation of a L.E.A.P. form, and let viewers look inside the book.
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About Don Schenk, Inc DBA ideapage
Don Schenk, Inc was founded in 1970, incorporated in 1979, and added ideapage in 1992 as its publishing department to teach marketing skills to other business owners.
During one of its marketing workshops, one of the participants suggested the marketing strategies being taught could be of great help to people who were looking for a job.
From this the L.E.A.P. form was born. It is a unique way for job candidates to present themselves in a way that will help get them to the top of the interviewer's hiring list
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