Ask any talented job hunter: Did you follow the proper steps in your job search?
What went wrong? I hit an unexpected obstacle.
Success in job hunting
isn’t about chasing job postings, sending resumes, and filling out endless online application forms. If any of it worked, you’d have the job you want.
Fearless Job Hunting
is not a step-by-step
"process" for landing a job. There is no such thing. The sad
truth is, the "employment system" is broken. Your challenge is
to step over that broken system to get the job you want.
In the real world,
“the steps” lead to failure when you encounter daunting
obstacles -- the inevitable obstructions that trip you up. Either you know what to do to overcome them, or you lose.
Fearless Job Hunting deals
head-on with the obstacles and delivers hard-core answers to the
in-your-face questions no one else will answer for you. Success at job hunting is about knowing what to do when you hit the wall:
A personnel manager rejects you.
Should you walk away? (Book
How do you explain it?
A friend gives you a
How do you make it pay off? (Book
An employer wants your salary history.
How do you say NO to protect your ability to negotiate?
It’s between you and Candidate #1.
How do you show that you’re the more profitable hire?
You received an offer, but a better one is pending.
The first employer
wants an answer now.
How do you keep your options open?
The interview went well, but they’re not calling back.
What now? (Book
How you cope with these obstacles will make or break your job search, no matter how good your resume is, how clever your interview answers are, or how many jobs you’ve applied for.
I’d like to give you an edge,
and help you anticipate and overcome the intimidating roadblocks when you’re trying to land a job, so you can stand out as the most profitable hire.
Every one of the Q&A lessons in the Fearless Job Hunting books is based on a real obstacle encountered by a real person in the real world, told in their own words. I’ve answered over 30,000 such questions. The best Q&As made it into the
Ask The Headhunter Newsletter. And now I’ve selected the toughest questions and my very best advice, expanded my answers, and added much
more -- to create Fearless Job Hunting.
Millions of job applicants get rejected
every day because winning a job isn’t as easy as posting your resume, filling out forms, and explaining where you see yourself in five years. The best way to stand out is to show an employer why you’re the profitable hire. You must be fearless about selecting and approaching the right employers, and about demonstrating your value.
If this were easy,
everyone would be landing jobs. But they’re not. Contrary to what the job boards promise, job search isn’t an automated process where you file your keywords and a database delivers a job to you. Demonstrating how you will help a company be more successful is hard
work -- but so is that great job you want. Long-time Ask The Headhunter Newsletter subscriber
Ray Stoddard explains it like this:
"The great news about your recommendations is that they work. The good news for those of us who use them is that few people are really willing to implement what you recommend, giving those of us who do an edge."
As Ray suggests, success means doing the work to get the edge you
need -- while others wait for the system to process them.
I’ve taught these obstacle-busting lessons
to Executive MBA students at UCLA, Cornell, Harvard, Northwestern and other top schools, and to corporations, professional associations, career coaches, salespeople, IT professionals, college students and people in almost every line of work.
The roadblocks they face disappear when they learn how to stand out:
"It took me only three months to land my dream job. I'm 100% positive it was because I followed your Ask The Headhunter advice and 'did the job' in the interview. That simple maneuver set me apart from all the others vying for the job. Thank you, Nick. Being a member of this community has literally changed my life."
This isn’t rocket science.
Once you get it, it’s obvious. Each of the
Fearless Job Hunting lessons shows you how to overcome daunting obstacles that stop other job hunters dead in their tracks. Get the
edge -- and say hello to total control over your job search.
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