This is your opportunity to receive a 30-minute phone coaching session with Rob Sullivan when you purchase Rob's 6 eBook package for $199.95.  

The coaching session can focus on any area of interest including, but not limited to, feedback/suggestions on your résumé or cover letter, handling difficult interview questions, finding your path, or telling your story more powerfully.

The 6 eBooks (soft cover), which will be delivered via Priority Mail, are:

  • Résumé Bullets Don't Work!  
    (And Other Surprising Issues That May Keep Your Résumé From Getting The Attention It Deserves)

  • Interviewing 1-2-3 (A Strategic, 3-Step Approach To Help You Succeed With Even The Most Difficult Interviewers)

  • How To Turn An Info Interview Into An Offer (Without Putting The Person On The Spot For A Job)

  • Becoming The Envy Of Your Boss And Co-Workers(Who Will Wonder Why Headhunters Call You First)

  • Selling Yourself Without Bragging (A Simple, 4-Part Process for Quantifying Your Accomplishments--Even When You Think You Can't)

  • 9 Ways Procrastination My Keep You From Getting The Job Of Your Dreams (Tips And Strategies For A More Rewarding Job Search)

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“Is It Really This Easy To Be Strategic About The Job Search Process, Tell Your Story In A Truthful, Compelling Way, And Actually Get An Employer EXCITED About What You Have To Offer?”

 

The Answer Is Most Definitely "YES"...And If You Want To Eliminate The Frustration, Insecurity, And Disappointment That Can Come From Looking Like Every Other Job Seeker And Start Experiencing The RESULTS YOU DESERVE, Reading This Letter Will Be The Best Investment You Have Ever Made In Your Job Search.

 

Dear friend,

I have a few important questions that require thoughtful and honest answers: 

  • Have you ever applied for a job you knew in your heart was a perfect fit yet never received a response?

  • Do you ever look at your résumé and think: "I need to find a way to make this seem better than it is?"
     

  • Are you frustrated with sending out résumés and cover letters that seem to disappear into the abyss?
     

  • Do you spend hours pouring through job postings and walk away with the nagging feeling you haven't accomplished anything?
     

  • Is there a part of you that secretly wants to be the envy of your coworkers and business associates who wonder why headhunters called you first?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, I have news to share.

You are NOT ALONE. In fact, all of these questions are based on the insecurities and humiliation I experienced in my own rejection-filled job search.

Just reading some of the job descriptions was enough to make my heart beat faster. I'd pour over the requirements, daydream about how envious my friends would be when I landed the job, double check my résumé and cover letter for typos, send it my information, and wait.

And wait. And wait. Nothing. No response.

Excruciating silence.

"Maybe they didn't get my information."

"Should I call and follow up? ... No, wait, it said, 'No phone calls.' I'll just give it a few more days."

"Oh, no!  Was there a typo on my letter? Did I get eliminated for some stupid, avoidable mistake?"

"WHY AREN'T THEY CALLING????"

For most of my 18-month job search, the interviews I did get were quickly followed by rejections. The confidence I had at the beginning eroded with each passing day. I began to wonder how marketable I really was. 

One minute I waited hopefully for a phone call or email.  The next minute I'd find myself spiraling into frustration and disappointment.

"Don't they get it? Can't they see what a perfect fit this is?"

In my darkest hours, there was one nagging thought that kept popping into my head:

"I know I'd be great...IF ONLY SOMEONE WOULD GIVE ME A CHANCE."

I knew in my heart I could do a great job. Unfortunately, that wasn't good enough. All the confidence in the world couldn't make up for the fact that no one else was convinced.

 

It didn't have to be that way.

When I started the search, my dream was to work for Chicago-based advertising giant, Leo Burnett. I didn't know it at the time, but the company received 10,000 unsolicited résumés and actively recruited on 40 campuses to fill about 20 open positions, half of which went to MBAs. Competition was stiff.  

To prepare, I read everything I could get my hands on, but nothing seemed to make any difference. There wasn't a single book that saved me from the mistakes I made along the way.  I eagerly applied to Leo Burnett, but was rejected .

Undaunted, I continued. Over the next year or so, I endured 80 interviews in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis. Along the way, I learned some incredibly valuable lessons that no books ever mentioned--or even hinted at.  By taking the time to learn what my mistakes were (something few job hunters ever do), I figured out how to correct them.

Armed with this knowledge, I reapplied to Leo Burnett the following year. After a grueling 14 more interviews at Burnett, I achieved my dream and earned a position at the company that had rejected me the year before.

 

What I did differently.

When it comes to hiring, there is one simple truth you need to know: No matter what industry you are pursuing, EMPLOYERS DON'T TAKE CHANCES.

 Employers need to be absolutely convinced of two things:

  • The position is the Next Logical Step for you.

  • They aren't taking a risk in hiring you.

In other words, you have to tell a compelling story. Simply put, people have to understand WHY what you want to do is the Next Logical Step and WHAT you have done to demonstrate potential.

This may sound simple, but most people never do this. It is also the reason so many people spend their lives in unfulfilling jobs.

 Let me also be clear that your ability to tell a compelling story goes WAY BEYOND your ability to interview. What I am talking about impacts every aspect of your search and presentation: 

  • Résumés

  • Cover letters

  • Networking

  • Interviewing

  • Negotiating

Fortunately, it is easier than you might think. And knowing how to do it can change your life.

In order to tell a compelling story, you have to provide evidence that what you want to do makes perfect sense and is the Next Logical Step in your development. This evidence must be apparent in your cover letters, résumés, and every other communication between you and the potential employer. Unfortunately, this requires a level of self-awareness and introspection that few job hunters ever achieve. Most never even come close.

How do I know? In addition to the 17 years I've spent coaching job hunters,  I worked as a headhunter for several years at a retained executive search firm. I have seen tens of thousands of résumés and interviewed thousands of candidates. Most people simply do not present themselves well in writing or in person.

 

The Mistake Most Job Hunters Make
Without Realizing It

Strangely enough, the experiences that employers would find most compelling are ALMOST NEVER included in the résumé. Worse yet, these experiences are rarely mentioned in the interview. When, by some miracle, the experiences are included, they are usually camouflaged behind a completely ineffective presentation. While the specifics differ from person to person, the absence of the information is practically a given.

The philosopher Aldous Huxley once said, "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted." I would take this one step further:

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking THEMSELVES for granted.

To avoid this mistake, it is absolutely imperative that you complete a thorough self assessment. This involves, among other things, creating an inventory of your accomplishments across the areas that are of interest to particular employers. This includes general skills (leadership, management, problem solving, etc.) as well as skills specific to the job. Depending on the position, this might include categories like:  accounting, mergers & acquisitions, event planning, software design, computer programming, or office management. A good place to look for these categories is in the job descriptions themselves.

I am not going to lie to you. This process takes time.

But the good news is that I am about to make the process a lot easier. Why? Because I remember what it feels like to be exactly where you are right now. And I know that what I am about to share can change your life.

The fact that you are reading this is strong evidence that you are someone who has earned some much needed assistance. To help you, I put together this special 5 eBook package to take the information in my book, Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don't Have A Leg To Stand On (McGraw-Hill) to another level.

Here is a small sampling of what you will learn...

  • 2 warning signs you aren't providing enough EVIDENCE of your abilities. Together, these fatal mistakes impact close to 90% of all job seekers who effectively sign their own rejection letters without ever realizing it.
     
  • 5 questions to uncover the gold in your background and leave employers thinking, "Wow. If this person can do this for their past employers, just think what they can do for us.
     
  • The 2 most important questions to ask yourself if you haven’t identified your passion. (The answers to these questions will also help you identify limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.)
     
  • A formula for quantifying your accomplishments that will make employers WANT to interview you as soon as they possibly can.
     
  • How to get employers interested in you--even when you think you don't have any meaningful or relevant accomplishments. ( To help you with this, I've included 3 actual examples of people who felt defeated because they didn't have any great accomplishments yet emerged with strong, memorable evidence that helped them get jobs.
  • An actual before/after example of a bullet point that camouflaged an amazing accomplishment. The entry raised more questions than it addressed—none of which would ever have inspired a hiring manager to pick up the phone and invite the person in for an interview. You'll get an in-depth analysis of how we deconstructed the experience and pieced it back together to communicate more powerfully.

  • Why a résumé isn’t always the best tool to get a job (and what is).

  • Why your job title may be working against you (and what you can do to more accurately represent your role).

  • 2 common résumé entries that should almost never be included.

  • One question you should NEVER ask in an informational interview—or any interview for that matter—that countless books on job hunting actually recommend specifically.

  • 3 types of questions often recommended by networking “experts” that could easily undermine your chances of a successful outcome.

  • 5 questions you SHOULD ask to help you assess if a particular position is a good fit.

  • 9 questions you can ask in almost any informational interview that will help you come across as thoughtful and intelligent.

  • 7 questions you MUST answer before you pursue a job offer. If you don't know the answers to these questions, you may actually be encouraging an employer NOT to hire you.

  • A real life example of someone who was hired BECAUSE of his outside interests.

  • 5 elements to include in your query letter to headhunters. (The 5th point is one that fewer than 1% of all candidates include yet could have a significant impact on whether--and how often--the firm represents you.)

  • Follow up strategies that will get you noticed for the right reasons.

  • A real-life example of a mistake that could get you blacklisted by the search firm and fired by an employer.

  • You will also receive a FREE trial subscription to my exclusive Job Search eLetter and 2 special bonus products:

- 10 of the Most Difficult Interview Questions (and strategies for responding effectively)

- 7 Ways to Handle the Salary Question

 

Do You Need This eBook Package?

If landing a job that truly energizes you and would have you wake up feeling enthusiastic and happy about the day ahead is possibility that intrigues you...

If you are tired of sending résumés that seem to disappear into the abyss or lead to generic rejections that say little more than "your skills don't meet our needs" ...

If you truly want to interview with confidence knowing you are sharing your most compelling and memorable accomplishments...

If the concept of working with headhunters who are genuinely enthusiastic about representing you is intriguing...

Then, you need to get a copy of this eBook Package.

But let me be very candid about this. These eBooks aren't about jamming your experiences into some useless cookie-cutter template or one-size-fits-none approach to interviewing. If a magic bullet that doesn't require any effort on your part is what you are looking for, this eBook package won't help.

This eBook is strictly for people who want to be strategic and are willing to take the time to tell their story in the most effective way. In the end, it means the difference between having a hiring manager think, “This could be anybody in the world including _________” and “There isn’t anyone in the world this could be except __________, and I can’t wait to meet him or her.”

Think about it.

For a lot less than what a one-on-one session would cost, you can learn what it took me 15 years of testing different approaches to discover. You'll also get the insights I've gained in my roles as a:

  • Career coach

  • Company recruiter at advertising giant, Leo Burnett

  • Retained executive headhunter

 So, if you are ready to get this area of your life handled and learn the secrets most job hunters will NEVER uncover--or even fully understand, this will be the best $149.95 you ever invest!

Like all my products, this eBook comes with a 100% guarantee. If you don't think you received far more than the value you paid, I'll refund your money.

Click the "Buy Now" link below and place your order. You'll be glad you did.

Your friend,

Rob Sullivan

P.S.  Sadly, most people will reach the end of their lives never having experienced the THRILL of interviewing at a desirable, top-notch company with a hiring manager who actually looked forward to the  interview because the hiring manager was truly, deeply interested in them. Nor will they know how WONDERFUL it feels to have recruiters trying to convince them to accept an offer. I don't want you to be one of these disappointed people. This eBook package will show you how to capture your experience and tell your story in a truthful, compelling way that gets people exciting about the possibility of meeting you.

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