Secrets of the Job Hunt


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Career Advice Goes Prime Time

Flipping through the channels last night I came across a new show on TLC called Paycheck Showdown. I only caught the last 20 minutes but it involves two career/image coaches who help people get better jobs and improve their salary. One of the coaches is Pat Murphy. The first episode was about:

You know you work hard, but are you paid enough? Nine months into his job as a line cook in New York, Mike feels he is undervalued and deserves a raise. With help from our expert hosts Mike prepares himself to take on his boss at the Paycheck Showdown.
I guess its a pilot so the ratings will determine if it continues to air. But from what I saw it gave actionable, practical advice for job hunting, asking for a raise and presenting yourself in front of your boss.

Since most people are not taught job hunting skills in their life, a show like Paycheck Showdown should be on everyone's radar. Lets hope it survives.

1 comment:

Maria said...

I saw the show last night as well. I thought it gave valuable information to those who need to sharpen their presentation skills. Other revenues for those who need to sharpen their skills should look into their local community center, vocational/regional occupational programs or community college for a 1-day workshop.