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    Comparison of Job Search to Olympic Competition

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    Mirian Salpeter, one of my favorite job search bloggers, at Keppie Careers, posted a recent blog about how athletic competition at the Olympics compares to your job search. And you all know what a big nut I am around using sports metaphors in hiring and job search.

    However, I'm not sure the Olympics are a fair comparison to the vast majority of job searches. We have to keep in mind that these athletes represent the top .0001 % of all athletes competing in that sport. They've dedicated their lives to being the very best. Most employers are not looking for the top .0001 % in the candidate pool. They would be overjoyed getting the top 25% of the candidate pool.

    Unfortunately, sometimes your resume, job networking, job strategies do not enable you to even fall within the top 25%. See my expanded blog posting on this subject in our Career Job Search Blog.

    I like Miriam's take on using the Olympics as a metaphor - good or bad - to your job search. She also happens to be one of the best bloggers on job search best practices. Do take some time to subscribe and follow her blog.

    Barry Deutsch

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    Barry Deutsch

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    Barry Deutsch is a founding Partner of IMPACT Hiring Solutions, co-author of "You're NOT the Person I Hired", and "This is NOT the Position I Accepted". Barry is an award-winning international speaker, retained executive recruiter, and expert on hiring and retaining top talent, and executive job search.

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