Finding a Job

 

A little history -

 

My wife teaches two nights a week at Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley a suburb of Los Angeles. I have been taking her classes for many years.


One evening during a break, I talked to one of my classmates asked him what he did for a living. He stated he was out of work for over a year.

 

I asked him what he put on his resume. He stated he put previous work experience and all his schooling and didn't get a  single response.

 

I was shocked and came up with a response that surprised him.

 

Thinking Differently-  

 

Let's say I have the perfect job for you.

1. I have four feet of resume.

2. I have four seconds to read the resume. That is about two inches on an 8 1/2 inch by 11 sheet of paper.

3. People talk about themselves - their past jobs, education, etc.

4. Businesses care about themselves, but not you.

5. We have high unemployment.

 

The first thing you must remember is that you must present your resume in Eighth Grade English.

 

1. People don't read.  Just look at today's newspaper.  You skip columns you are not interested in. 

2. Four seconds is about 2 inches of reading. 

3. If you don't get their attention in that first four seconds, your resume is thrown away. 

 

I'll give you examples:

 

I am reading resumes and I read - I can make you money," thrown away.
I'll work for nothing, thrown away.
Two pages - too long - thrown away. You get the idea?

 

 

So what would you put on your resume to entice me to give you a call?

 

I asked this question and most people couldn't think of ideas to put on their resume.

 


I gave my classmate some advice. He stated it was kind of weird.

I stated-- you got a lot of NO responses, and it could happen again. 


The next week we were on break again and he stated "I want to thank you."

I said what for?  He stated you told me what to-- and I got myself a job and they gave me the money I wanted and put in management. 

I tingled and put the idea in my book, "The Truth about Money," now published, and sold around the world. 

The Idea-

 

1. Go on the computer and look for a company where you would like to work.

2. Find some company problems.

3. If it is a public company you could go to YAHOO, FINANCE, Find the SYMBOL, Look at the NEWS, Look at the CHART.
4. On the left side of the screen you will find PROFILE.  This gives you information about the company. 

5. If the news is bad, and the chart prices are falling, perhaps you have some idea that could solve their problems.

6. If not a public company, do some research, such as going to the library, local newspapers, talk to people that use their service,

talk to employees to find information about the company and the average salary, look at TV advertisement, etc. 

7. You are looking for problems the companies have, and maybe you have some ideas on solving their problems. They should

hire you.

8. Make sure you find out the typical salary.

9. You want to keep the problems and solutions very short (one line.)


If you give them too much-- especially the solutions they will steal it from you.


Now you have some information let's fill out the resume.

 

What's on the Resume-

 

Remember two inches maximum in big letters

 

 

(The name of the company) This is what I can do for you

 

(the problem) (solution)

(the problem) (solution)

 

That is why you should hire me

 

"That is why you should hire me" is the key to getting calls.

Keep everything simple and to the point.  Below this is your regular information such as background, etc. 

 

Let's look at this idea. 

I am reading resumes and I spot yours.  I would be foolish not to call you.  You are talking about my problems and not you.

So now I am interviewing you.  I am telling you I like your ideas, what are you looking for? (This means money)

 

You did your homework and found the average salary, and now you are going to give an answer of a higher amount.
Watch the expression on the persons face, or body language, shrugging, etc. If it looks like it may be too high, simply state--

"Let's Negotiate" -  this means you took charge of the resume and - taking charge of discussing salary This is what management does with unions - other companies - etc.

 

Let's look at what has occurred.

You took charge of the resume by doing problem solving two ways. The first by finding the companies problems, and second

by having the capability of discussing salary. 

 

I believe if you put out six resumes, you should get three calls.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at meyer5757@aol.com or call me at 818 884-9923 cell phone 818 261-2470.

 

Meyer Bendavid