24 min

Expect Success: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search by Bill Humbert Best Seller Podcast

    • Business

On this episode of Best Seller TV, host Taryn Winter Brill sits down with Bill Humbert, author of Expect Success: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search. Humbert’s extensive career has led him to the realization that many job applicants are going about their job search the wrong way. His four decades of experience – twenty-six of those years coaching professionals on how to find their next career – gives him the credibility and expertise needed to help many figure out the ‘science’ behind it all. 
 
Humbert says there are four types of ‘science’ that most are unaware exist during their job search. Those are: mathematics, computer science, psychology, and sociology. Mathematics is applied because there are algorithms at play as well as salary negotiations, computer science involves artificial intelligence (AI), psychology pertains to what both the candidate and the manager are thinking and feeling, and sociology takes care of determining if the candidate is a good fit, culturally, for the company.  
 
Humbert reiterates that “HR is not your friend” and that candidates need to network their way in. He continues to say that only eight percent of jobs are filled through online postings, while seventy-five (or seventy-six) percent of jobs are filled by networking. He also reveals the trap that most job seekers fall into and that is the ‘marketing’ done by sites like Indeed or LinkedIn. That’ll make people “post and pray” they get a call for an interview when what they should do is use those sites to find the job, then go around them, network, find the managers, and talk to them. The book is a ‘101’ for anyone who may be a bit rusty writing resumes and feeling overwhelmed by the many changes taking place in the job search market.
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On this episode of Best Seller TV, host Taryn Winter Brill sits down with Bill Humbert, author of Expect Success: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search. Humbert’s extensive career has led him to the realization that many job applicants are going about their job search the wrong way. His four decades of experience – twenty-six of those years coaching professionals on how to find their next career – gives him the credibility and expertise needed to help many figure out the ‘science’ behind it all. 
 
Humbert says there are four types of ‘science’ that most are unaware exist during their job search. Those are: mathematics, computer science, psychology, and sociology. Mathematics is applied because there are algorithms at play as well as salary negotiations, computer science involves artificial intelligence (AI), psychology pertains to what both the candidate and the manager are thinking and feeling, and sociology takes care of determining if the candidate is a good fit, culturally, for the company.  
 
Humbert reiterates that “HR is not your friend” and that candidates need to network their way in. He continues to say that only eight percent of jobs are filled through online postings, while seventy-five (or seventy-six) percent of jobs are filled by networking. He also reveals the trap that most job seekers fall into and that is the ‘marketing’ done by sites like Indeed or LinkedIn. That’ll make people “post and pray” they get a call for an interview when what they should do is use those sites to find the job, then go around them, network, find the managers, and talk to them. The book is a ‘101’ for anyone who may be a bit rusty writing resumes and feeling overwhelmed by the many changes taking place in the job search market.
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24 min

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