The Suck Less JOB SEARCH BLOG
So, I have been telling people about August, the 2nd hottest job month of the year for executives. I have been stressing not waiting. Instead, I have been telling people to target company pain instead of company job openings.
The key to winning in August: Know their current business mission or mandate.
Here is an example from...today.
I work with a gent that is an executive in EdTech. He wanted to target Microsoft. He wanted to target Amazon. He wanted to target Apple. Why? He thinks they are good companies that can afford him and they all had job openings that aligned with his background.
Did he get a response from any of these three big boys? NOPE.
As a matter of fact, traction has been weak in his search. I want him to target company pain. He didn't get it....until about 3 hours ago.
I read an article about a quiet Google acquisition of an EdTech company called, Socratic. https://socratic.org/ . It's pretty cool.
My client got excited...we scrambled to figure out a play. The pain was baked into the article. Could he help Google get everything out of this acquisition? Could he help scale this tech beyond math? Yes and Yes!
I am feverishly writing this as I am reading a text that he broke through and is having a chat with execs at Google.
Target pain for traction in August. Your job search is worth pulling out the stops.
This has been the easiest end to predict, you have known about it for years. Many of you that are still in retail have just been trying to hold on...I get it. Transitions are hard. I jumped from Fashion/Retail to Technology when I saw the first signs, pre dotcom bust.
Since that time, I have been helping my former retail brothers and sisters see that there is a meaningful transition. You can leverage the years you have built in bricks and jump to something else...and not just clicks.
If this is you, I need to tell you about options. You can't keep trying to bail water from the titanic...it's going away.
Too many folks have been missing the mark on their C.O.P.S.
Time for a change...on Wednesday, I am going to show you some C.O.P.S that have converted fast.
I have never done this before and you will not want to miss this.
Chris will forward details over the coming days. Block off your schedule for 9amPDT on Wednesday.
See you soon!
If this was so easy, I wouldn't have written a book on it. Developing your C.O.P.S is important to (A) get an amplified job and (B), protect the rest of your career.
During my new client consults, I heard a lot of C.O.P.S ideas that alerted me to that fact that I needed to address this...
Here my comments, below:
This Friday, we are testing a new piece of tech that we believe will be huge for your search and easier for us to deliver the goods that you need to ROCKET into the job you deserve.
What we are looking for are a handful of brave souls that want Adam to look at your resume and LinkedIn.com profile, live!
More criteria: We want you to have read The Suck Less Job Search and attended 1-3 of our webinar series. Additionally, this is important, you have never spoken with us before. If this is you, we want your time.
As a thank you, Adam will be offering treats that he has NEVER offered before. If you are interested, ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am just a guy standing in front of a job seeker asking them to let me help them get hired.