6 Unconventional Steps To Finding A Job | And One Little Secret
My name is John Marty. It was Feb 2017, when I received a call out of the blue from Amazon. When I asked how the recruiter found me, she replied “LinkedIn”. At the time I had been working for American Express as a Senior Product Manager. I was making a nice six figure salary, but Amazon gave me an offer and role I COULDN’T refuse.
Having a LinkedIn profile changed my life. I spent a lot of time the past two years refining my profile, learning how to create a compelling story, and amassing a network by going to events and reaching out to people (I now have 1,390 connections). The time was well-spent, with LinkedIn recently granting me with illustrious title of “All-Star” based on my industry, description, education, skills, profile photo, and connections. According to LinkedIn, people with completed profiles “are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn” because only 51% of members have a completed profile.
Finding A Job – The New Way
LinkedIn has empowered me to flip the traditional “apply and pray” model on its head, making recruiters sell me on opportunities, as opposed to me attempting to sell myself. This creates a tremendous amount of leverage and allows me to simply say “If you want me, then show me the money”
I now have recruiters reaching out to me every week (including Google two months ago).
In this video I want to teach you an unconventional 6 step approach to landing an awesome job with little competition. This approach can be used by anyone from college students to people the are currently unemployed or someone that wants to make a career transition.
We’re taught that we should apply online for jobs that look like a good fit. But research shows that each job get’s between 100-200+ applicants making it really hard to stand out from the crowd. So what can we do?
Here’s the video:
I went through some serious struggles looking for a job a few years ago. I applied to over 100 jobs and got ZERO calls. Then I spent a few months working out a different strategy, a strategy that flooded me with interviews and offers.
It’s a method of uncovering the 80% of jobs that aren’t even listed. And the best part is…..you may not even need to compete with anyone!
I hope this video can help anyone out there struggling in their efforts to finding a job.
This guest post was authored by John Marty