Heard of the book “The Art of War”? In it Sun Tzu says:
“The more you read and learn, the less your adversary will know.”
So here’s something free’ for you. It’s kindly made available by the co-author David Perry. His passion for the topic of job hunting is overwhelming. He’s a high end head-hunter in Canada and the USA – he knows all the tricks.
And last year he asked me to contribute a piece for the new edition of “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0”, and I did. The book has the tagline: “How to Stand Out form the Crowd and Tap into the Hidden Job Market Using Social Media and 999 Other Tactics Today”.
It’s awesome. And if you follow this link you’ll get 43 pages of it right now.
If you’re a recruiter / personnel agent DO NOT read this book!! Here’s what David says to you in the foreword:
“Please don‘t buy this book! I haven‘t responded to any of the hate mail from the recruiters who have accused me of trying to put them out of business, and I won‘t respond to yours. “BTW: Smart recruiters have adopted the tactics in this book to help them close more deals.”
Yep, I get hate mail too here in SA for daring to suggest that personnel agents and job ads may not be your only route to your next job! So this book – and membership of my INNER CIRCLE – is only for those who follow the spirit of Lance Armstrong:
“Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody‘s going down.”
Go get it.
Personal Note – got back from squash on Wed evening and the family was trying to put up the trampoline. They got half the mat hooked up with the springs. And couldn’t go further. I figured there must be some trick. So I went to YouTube, looked for “set up a trampoline” and immediately got a 3 minute video in which the tricks were revealed. Next morning the trampoline was sorted in a few minutes.
Sometimes it’s time to get expert help – with your CV, with your job hunt too.