The Suck Less JOB SEARCH BLOG
A little help and a lot of love got the word out to 50,000+ job seekers that just wanted their job search to suck a little less
When I left corporate staffing to teach people how to break into companies instead of keeping them out I felt a sense of relief. I wanted to put out some good on the planet. Teaching job seekers how to penetrate the companies they targeted and amplify into larger roles excited me. I tested techniques, developed a custom framework and started rocketing job seekers into orbits they hadn’t dared to dream. The catharsis that came from my new career was decadent. I loved coming to work and I couldn’t wait to come back the next day and do it all over again.
Some people were not in great shape. They wanted to get any job, that’s all. Illness, homelessness, catastrophic life events benched about 15% of the job seekers I spoke with. When they heard how much I charged for my services they told me there was no way they could afford to work with me. No problem, I offered my services pro bono, no strings attached, free of charge.
After 12 years of helping thousands of people land the job they really wanted only 3 people have taken me up on my offer of free help, 3!!! People assumed that if I was going to help for free there was an angle. After all, nobody gives away good stuff for free. In turn, I believe that nobody respects what they get for free but that didn’t deter me from offering free help. One day I had enough. I was speaking with a seasoned marketing executive in Manhattan that had been looking for 20 months! I offered free help but she didn’t trust it. I asked her how I could help her where she felt that the offer was genuine and clean. She asked me if I had a guide, an outline or a book she could just take and work through. Lightbulb, a new general job search book with lots of my best stuff. I bounced the idea off of her and she told me that if the book contained anything at all that could make her job search “suck less” she would be indebted to me.
The Suck Less Job Search book was born. My intention, give this resource to all of those who need help but have a healthy amount of skepticism or are light on resources.
The Suck Less Job Search Book Project aka Job Search Karma was in motion.
1) Pack the book with stuff that anyone can use to drive job offers right now.
2) Get the book out to schools and universities and fund the distribution through Kickstarter.
3) Give the book away to all those that need help leveraging social media and giveaways.
First, I gave 500 copies to schools. Then, I gave 13,000+ copies to my newsletter subscribers and then I blew out 49,000 copies and counting thanks to millions of supporters through Thunderclap. Boom! Now, that feels Karmically Delicious.
Grab a copy on http://sucklessjobsearch.com and give it to a friend...that's good karma.
I am just a guy standing in front of a job seeker asking them to let me help them get hired.