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Welcome to Issue 177 of the Newsletter!

Check out this week's deals, coupons and freebies below!


Popular Deals
Dell Days of Deals Run Through September 17
P&G Brand Sampler is Back: Free Samples from Tide, Pantene, Crest, Scope, Always, Febreze & More!
Ford Promos: $1000 off Select Models for Costco Members & Retire an Old Car for up to $3000 Credit
Canadian Tire Clearance Days - Napoleon TR485 RB Propane BBQ $399.99 (Regularly $799.99) & More
4870 (US): Clearance Costumes at Up to 60% Off + 10% Off When You Spend $50
September 25-26: SPC (Student Price Card) Double Discount Days!
Babies R Us Babyfest - 50% Off Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Rocker, $20 Off Snoogle Body Pillow
Swiss Chalet: Buy a 1/2 Rack Ribs Dinner & Get a Quarter Chicken for Free
Free Sample of Gucci Guilty Fragrance for Her
Warehouse Sales Roundup: Jones New York, Anne Klein, Europe Bound Camping Goods & More (ON)
Wind Mobile Student Plans - $45 Plans for $25
Porter & Air Canada: 20% Off Select Canadian/North American Flights, 10% off at WestJet
Hyundai: 0% Annual Finance Rate for 84 Months on Selected 2010 Models
Forever21: Fall Fashions Start at $5.50 including Skinny Jeans for $11.50 and Vests for $9
Free Tub of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes (and One For a Friend!)
2434 Hardware Sale - $210 Off Sliding Miter Saw, $90 Off 10-Pc Air Tool Set… Editor's Picks

Image Vostro 430 PC w/i7-860/4GB RAM/320GB/2yr Warranty $729 or 8GB RAM $789...
If you're in the market for a Core i7 desktop PC, I would say this is the best deal around at the moment. You've got options at $729, $789, and $799. Swap out a component or 2 yourself (like the video card and possibly the power supply) and you can have an extremely capable gaming machine. - Andrew


H&M: 20% Off Any One Item for iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad Users
This is a pretty neat promotion from H&M -- just download the H&M app and shake your device until a coupon pops up! - Kate


Old Navy Baby Sale - 30% Off Everything! Until September 23
Old Navy makes some great basics for babies, and at 30% off everything, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up for fall. It's also a good time to pick up a deal on one of their cute Halloween costumes...I wonder if I can fit into one of those little bee suits? - Amanda
Image Canada: Acer TimelineX 11.6" Laptop w/Intel U5400, 3GB RAM, 320GB HD, Wifi N, 6-cell $518.69
Big fan of small notebooks -- I'm currently carrying a 12" Lenovo X61s. The new ultraportables are getting very tempting, though. This one has 8 hours of battery life, HDMI, the newer Arrendale core used in i3's and i5 processors and the price is right at $520. - Derek - Search. Compare. Buy.

Image's Deal of the Day is almost here! In anticipation of its launch, we're excited to announce the Savvy Saver Contest! You have a chance to win up to $10,000 (and if you refer the winner, you receive $5,000)!
Click here to enter now!
Read the full contest rules here.

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Living With A Chain

How to Get a Job when No One is Hiring

When the jobs are hidden

To get a job, you have to find the openings that no one's advertising, and really impress your potential employer.

By Jia Lynn Yang, writer-reporter

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- David Perry, a longtime headhunter, says you're wasting your time if you're looking for job postings online. And he should know: he's often the guy on the other side helping companies lure new talent. Perry, who's based in Ottawa, says that in the last 22 years he has accomplished 996 searches totaling $172 million in salary. And the bottom line in today's economy, he says, is you have to tap the "hidden job market."

Perry's also the co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters" and he recently spoke with Fortune.

What's the "hidden job market"?

When companies say, 'We have a hiring freeze,' that doesn't mean they're not hiring. It just means they're not adding headcount. Every year there's 20-25% turn over. So in a 1,000-person company, 200 or 250 people are going to turn over, either through attrition, or someone moves. Those companies are still hiring but they don't want to tell you.

So how do you find these jobs?

What you have to do in a recession is map your skills to employers to where you know they have a problem you can solve. My advice to job hunters is pick 10 to 20 companies, no more, and pick companies you're interested in, and that you think you can add value to. That requires researching companies, and so that list may take you two weeks. If you're trying to crack the hidden job market and you know the job position you want reports to vice president, find that vice president on LinkedIn and look at his profile to see who else he's connected to and go ask them, 'What's this guy like to work for?' Do the research before you even pick up the phone.

How can you get someone's attention?

We can go into billboards, sandwiches - that stuff only works once. It's only for one person who figures it out once, once in a city. If you're looking for fun stuff, we have this thing called the coffee cup caper, 30% of the time it will result in an interview. You send an employer a coffee cup with a little $5 swipe card with a little note that says, I'd like to get together and talk with you over coffee. I'll be calling soon. And you send it by U.S. post two day delivery, and that gets registered. So when they've signed for it, you wait about 20 minutes and then you call them. And then you go, Hi, I know you just got my package.' You're proving you're imaginative and creative.

What something people should avoid during a job interview?

This drives me insane: I've seen people mentally deciding in the interview whether they want the job. That's the last place to decide. You go into an interview, and you sell like your life depends on it. You've got to get the job first. I've seen it thousands of times. There's this point in the interview, where people go 'Hmm, do I really want this? You can see their body change. The employer picks it up and it's gone. If the employer is telling you, 'I love you,' and you're not saying 'I love you too,' it's over with.

How about following up afterwards?

If you really like the opportunity, don't go home and write thank you very much. Go back and write a letter that says, upon further reflection of what we were talking about, here's what I bring to the table, here's how I see myself fitting into the organization, including a 30-60-90 day plan.

How can someone attract a recruiter's attention?

You have to go to ZoomInfo and LinkedIn and create a profile. All corporate recruiters and probably 20% of the headhunters in America have ZoomInfo accounts. When we start a search, companies aren't going to advertise. The headhunter goes to ZoomInfo, types in requirements that we need, like skillset, degree, city, functional title, and up will come anywhere from a hundred to several thousand people who fit that criteria. Then we go to LinkedIn and run the same search. If you're in ZoomInfo with a picture, we're going to call you first. Just reverse engineer what recruiters are doing so you get found.

How can you really impress a potential employer?

It hasn't worked in years just to bring in your resume, except only in the most junior positions. I concentrate on directors to CEOs, and the last interview for us regardless is always a Power Point presentation of what you've learned, pain points, and how you intend to fix that. Everyone talks about being a great leader and great communicator, so prove it. Don't go into an interview and treat it like it's just another business meeting. Your career is your biggest asset now - because it's certainly not your house. To top of page


August 2008 Dave Ramsey on Barack Obama

This was aired in August 2008. So was Dave right???