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Getting in the door at ANY company: Job seeker strategies

Job strategies and secrets that are proven to work and help you get more interviews!
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Created by Drew Patterson
Last updated 9/2014
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This course covers all you need to know about finding a job. We go over both external and internal ways of finding a job, and then show you how to leverage these methods better than everyone else to land you get an interview!

We go over: job boards, job search engines, social media, recruiters, networking, career fairs, LinkedIn, Craigslist, and more!

We go over were you should spend your time and how to maximize the probability of getting the interview for the right job.

This is for job-seekers, students, unemployed, currently employed, consultants, recruiters, entrepreneurs, networkers, teachers, and just about anyone who works or needs to work.

This course is fully guaranteed, so enroll today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Unemployed
  • Students
  • Currently employed
  • Job-Seekers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Consultants
  • Networkers
  • Teachers
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Understand internal and external ways of getting hired
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Work smarter - Save time and get better results
Get to the hiring manager or decision maker
Shortcuts, tips, secrets, and more
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  • Internet connection
  • Desire to get hired
  • Desire to save time getting an interview
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 56:49
Introduction & basics
5 Lectures 15:45

Welcome to the class!

Preview 01:15

Sample Letter Announcing Job Search to Friends and Family - Follow Up

Dear friends and family,

I hope all is well! Thank you so much for all leads and advice you have all sent me so far as I look for a new marketing job in Washington, D.C.

I just wanted to let you all know I am still looking for a job opportunity, so if you hear of any open positions, or can think of any contacts you might be able to put me in touch with, I'd greatly appreciate hearing about them.

I've attached my resume once more; I'd appreciate it if you could show it to any contacts you have in the industry.

Thank you again!


Firstname Lastname

Preview 02:25

These are guidelines to apply to your resume. If you need help actually writing your resume, just Google "Resume help".

Preview 03:39

If you already know boolean search you can skip. This will help you when searching the internet for jobs specifically catered to your interests.

Here is more on boolean search:

More on boolean search

Preview 02:33

Demonstrating boolean search.

Preview 05:53
Internal sources
2 Lectures 06:26

Networking events, college job fairs, groups, and meetups are all great places to find potential work.

Job fairs however are outdated and often the decision makers are not attending!

Internal sources of hires

Tips to maximize your networking efforts!

Tips for networking
External sources
6 Lectures 27:37

My top 6 job sites (not in order):


Top 50 Niche job sites:

Top 10 job websites

What are all the of the external sources of hires?

External sources

All about job search engines and LinkedIn

Job search engines & LinkedIn

Secrets of resume databases: have jobs come to you!

Resume databases

Should I use a recruiter?

*NOTE* - Some recruiters DO NOT like to be asked to help find you a job, they only like to HUNT and SEEK out candidates. They think that anyone coming to them could be desperate or not a prime candidate.


1.) Find out by visiting their website what kind of recruiter they are(Do they seek out or can you reach out to them).

2.) Optiomize your Linked In and update your resume on resume databased so they CAN find you.


All about job boards and career websites

Job boards
The moment of truth
3 Lectures 07:01

How I landed a job - This is very common - its about connections, having a plan, and follow up!


You already learned how to find the best jobs, now is the moment of truth.

Going the extra mile to differentiate yourself and get that interview!

When you're writing an e-mail remember:

1.) Make it personal
2.) A lot of people use mobile devices to check e-mail SO KEEP IT SHORT
3.) Tell them "Why you?"
4.) Ask for an apointment or next steps
5.) Include resume and social media

The BIG difference

Thank you - Now go and share your success stories with me!

Thank you
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
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Development Trainer | Coach | Professor | MBA

Drew Patterson is an independent consultant, trainer, coach, and college professor. He brings nearly a decade of sales success, training, and an MBA in Marketing Management.

Drew helps companies get the best from their staff, and assists individuals to succeed in leadership, engagement, sales, presentations, and communication skills. He is able to do this by leveraging his past sales success and training experience.

Drew also draws upon his other life experiences when working with clients, including his travel throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He is also an avid motorcyclist and cyclist, and believes that a work/life balance for business-people is achievable, enjoyable, and important for prolonged success.

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