The Simple Step-By-Step Formula For Starting Over

Last year I immigrated to a new country. I did not know anyone there, no professional contacts, no professional designations, no work experience.

Every thing was the same – but it felt like I was in another dimension, where my professional education didn’t matter, my 12 years of experience didn’t matter, and on top of that I didn’t know anyone.

If you’ve ever been in this situation you’ll quickly discover that anyone you talk to will tell you that your previous work experience does not matter, your previous qualifications counted for sh*t, and that you would need local experience before someone would actually hire you.

I looked at my bank account at that time and realized that I had only a few months worth living expenses left in my account and only a laptop, a cellphone, and a suitcase full of clothes that I’d brought along with me.

I knew a few things immediately. Selling the cellphone, or the laptop was not an option. I had to start earning immediately. I had to start making money.

But there was another problem with that… and you will quickly recognize this problem. Everyone you was talk to starts telling you that the only job you can get is a minimum-wage labouring job.

This was one of the worst shocks of my life.

I sent out over a hundred resumes, with no positive responses. All I got was rejection… I wanted to kill myself…

Until I discovered how to use only your mind to get the job that you want.
Here’s how you can…

Get The Job Of Your Dreams Using Only Your Mind

Follow these steps exactly and you’ll be able to find your dream job within the first week of actually DOING the steps.

Step 1. Your Resume Sucks

It really does. Throw it out and then do the following.

Cut down your resume to 2 pages. You do this by making every thing on your resume about how you took action, and got results. Every action must be quantifiable, and every result must be measurable.

So for example.

“High skilled in supervising staff” should now state

“Supervised staff of 12+ reducing overtime by 23.5% in 12 months”

Notice how the numbers make it sound real. And I’ve only added the specifics of what I actually did.

Is it accurate down to the last decimal point? probably not if it was audited.

Is it accurate based on my estimation – ABSO-F*&KING-LUTELY. and I can stand behind this with confidence.

Now that you’ve got your resume fixed, write a cover letter in first person.

Write like you talk. It’s you talking to the employer so actually talk.

Then go to Staples and buy $10 resume paper. This is the fancy cotton mix paper that actually looks good. While you’re at it also buy A4 size envelopes.

Print your resume on this ‘expensive’ paper. This paper represents your achievements over the last few years. They are worth the extra money.

Step 2. You’re Not A HOBO

Look at your clothes, if you’re dressing up like a hobo, you’re probably feeling like one, and projecting that in your voice, and in your email.

You’re not a hobo – stop dressing like one.

If you don’t have a suit – go out and spend the $500 to buy an actual suit.

You can probably get away with buying a cheaper suit – but the point is to get a good looking suit.

Something that fits you, that makes you feel like a million dollars.

Love it or hate it people judge you by the way you look – so look freaking amazing, and they will think you are even before you open your mouth.

Step 3. Library’s Aren’t For Kids

Remember that room full of dusty books in school that you hated going to – yeah we have to go there.

Libraries are awesome places with information that you can’t even imagine existed.

Go down your local library and get a membership there. It’s probably free, or will cost you $1. It’s worth the investment.

Then ask the librarian if there is a publication of local businesses, consumer databases, or something that has the listing of all the businesses in the city/country where you live.

Let her do the talking and guide you through the process. Acting dumb here will get you a long way.

Now take this book, that has all the references of local business. You can browse through them based on city or business type.

I did both. So should you. Look at the business type where you already have experience. Then narrow it by the city that you are in.

You will now find there are probably a few hundred companies in that list.

Step 4. Get Your Hands Dirty

Now you start digging. Use your laptop (connected to free wifi in the library) and go down the list of companies. Look at their online profile and see how big they are.

Typically it will say right there on the website.

For your purposes get rid of the ones that are ‘Branded’ companies – like Google, or Facebook…

Every industry has the top 10 companies, or the top 100 companies. Get rid of them from your list since these are the companies who have too many rules.

The there are the bottom of the pile, these will typically be businesses with one or two employees. Get rid of them also.

Now you’ll be left with a big middle – say about 60% of the companies.

These are the ones where you really want to focus. Go through their online profiles and collect information about where they are situated, what they do, who the owner is, what the owner is interested in etc.

Sure this sounds like a lot of work – but what else do you have to do at this point. You don’t know anyone so you’re probably not going out for drinks, anyway.

Look for the employers and businesses which connect with you. Where you would like to work for.

Now sort them from the closest to where you live to furthest.

Step 5. Conquer Being Normal

At this point – most of your competition will start emailing their resumes to the ‘HR’ department, or someone else in the places where you want to work.

You wont. You’ll do something even better.

You’ll show up at the door of the employer, dressed in your best suit, ready to get to work right then and there.

Now that you’ve got the places sorted from the closest to furthest start knocking on doors.

Wake up in the morning get dressed in your best suit and be ready to get to the job at 9am.

Start knocking on the doors and asking people to meet the owner of the business or the HR Manager.

Let them see you before you talk to them about a job.

If they say NO – drop them your resume and ask them to consider you for any opening that might occur.

If they say YES – then walk in and let them know that you’re here to discuss a position with the organization.

Keep doing this until you find an employer who has an opening and will hire you.

Here’s the real kicker – most small businesses never advertise for job openings. They hire by asking the people they already know. So job openings in these small offices never even appear online.

While your competition is applying to ‘bigger’ jobs – you’ll actually be working.

Word Of Warning!!!

At this point you’re probably thinking one of two things.

1. This is never going to work…

2. This could work – but it’s not for me…

Both of these are keeping you from actually getting the job that you want.

Don’t tell anyone that this is what you’re doing – get up and do it. Test it out for yourself. Put this in action.

Spend the weekend doing the research and come Monday morning, go out there and knock on the doors.

Knock on 5 doors a day and I guarantee that before the end of the week you’ll have found a job.