If you're thinking “time is running out”, open this.

All of this stuff is going to feel strange. But only as strange as your job hunt is stuck. Job hunt going well? You are doing these things already.

Step #1: orient your message towards giving, not taking.

Everyone needs a "data scientist". Saying you want to do data science falls short.

It’s not a message anyone can digest. That’s taking, not giving.

All the pressure is on others to guess where the fit is.

Instead, make it a “no-brainer”: position yourself as a problem solver - of a specific problem. It’s what the data science post-offer gets paid for. Orient towards giving and solving. Sensitize to the issues people have.

Step #2: Step-up and orient toward human interaction - yeah, do the scary stuff.

Create an ally after you apply, generate trust in the follow-up.

Just another “apply and wait” person? FORGED-A-BOUD-IT!

Don’t require a whole bunch of stuff to happen before you start making real relationships.

Since you’re...

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Graduated. Yay! Now what?

Congrats - you’ve graduated! I can’t wait for what the future holds in store for you!

If you have a job, then you know what is in store. Start date is set. Maybe see the world between now and then!

I chose to geek out after my MBA offer. I joined up with Training The Street prior to starting my full-time job with HSBC.

I got paid to live in NYC, teach modeling at Goldman Sachs, BAML, Morgan Stanley, and, well, geek out!

So, what if you’re still looking, or worse - still looking AND waiting for your EAD card to clear?

It can seem like pulling two long ropes across a great distance, hoping to tie them together.

Here’s what I’ve seen work best: make assumptions to bring positivity and organization to your life now.

Assume the EAD card will come. Don’t let that slow you down.

Prove to yourself you can get an offer.

Even if one offer falls through due to EAD card delay, you’ve got the confidence and momentum to get another.

If you have any...

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[not sexy but] Following up on job applications is key to getting hired!

Uncategorized May 29, 2021

Not so sexy, I know, but super key for getting hired!

Today in the weekly round-up we talk about following up on job applications. Here's the deal: People hire people, not resumes, gpas or school pedigrees.


You can literally get hired whever you want when you embrace this concept. Strategies for following up on applications include 1) following up 2) getting creative and 3) networking. 


The tactics primarily revolve around getting messages sent, getting on calls and building a relationship!


In the videos I talk about detailed scripts and how-to instructions. This is paid content in case you want to implement and master the content.

The links to those are here:

Get Interviews Now: http://bit.ly/getinterviewsnow

Job Offer Messaging: http://bit.ly/joboffermessaging

Happy hunting - let me know how it's going! 

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What If I Had To Start My Job Hunt Completely Over


What if you had to start the job hunt completely over?

Identify the companies you want to work for.

First, ignore if they have open positions.

Create a target company list. Identify the decision-makers.

Create networking opportunities within those companies.

In my new NETWORKING COURSE, we look at the action steps to create great networking opportunities.

No one can hire you unless they know you.

Check it out here https://bit.ly/networking203

Remember, you are just one meeting away!

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What To Do When You See a Job Posted

What to do when you see an attractive job posting? 

Quick breakdown of what to do: 

#1 Apply online

#2 Become a real person through 1x1 live interactions with people in the firm to bring your application to life. 

While doing the reverse (#2 than #1) is still the best, you don’t always get to choose. 

Just don’t wait to hear back -  and still expect your life will change! 

For more information on how to achieve #2 (networking) invite you to check out my networking course explaining what to do: https://bit.ly/networking203.

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PSA: People Hire People, Not Resumes or GPAs

[Ethical use warning: this approach works at any firm. Apply it only where you really want to work]

PSA: Network with the people in the firms where you got a rejection.


Because people hire people, not resumes or GPAs.

Likely you were rejected before anyone got a chance to meet you. You’ve been too quick to give up.

Also, make networking because it enables you to:

A) To learn and practice professional skills

B) To get a referral or interview chance inside the firm

C) To get referrals to people in OTHER firms in the target company or person list

Having a conversation with someone inside your industry or dream company is very valuable, and the rejection doesn’t matter at all.

Go here to learn more https://bit.ly/networking203

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A rejection at a resume submission it’s just a computer rejection

My resume was rejected. What to do now? Quick Y/N quiz reveals if you have what it takes to get that job:

1) Are you willing to help others? [Y/N]

2) Are you willing to work hard? [Y/N]

3) Are you willing to try new things? [Y/N]

4) Are you able to be trained? [Y/N]

5) Are you willing to take on new responsibilities? [Y/N]

If you are at Y for all, YOU are a GREAT CANDIDATE for the role!

So, where to go from here?

Apply the insight that a resume is about what you want. Rather than lead with what YOU want, start generating trust by focusing instead on what THEY want. Get on the phone, on video, in a coffee shop to explore mutual interests.

The shortcut here is to speak directly to the decision-makers on those teams.

A hiring manager with large firms and a top Wall Street fund, I can hope on-call (free) and walk you through exactly what to do for FREE here: https://bit.ly/interviewsandoffers

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Sponsorship is just a policy

Work Visa Sponsorship for international students is a policy and is flexible.

There are no “sponsor-friendly” firms, just firms.

It’s the people that grant the offers and decide policy.

That applies to international students and domestic students.

If you’ve presented yourself as the best fit, the sponsorship policy will be flexible in favor of hiring you.

Ashish won his H1B lottery not by getting the offer by luck, but by making connections, talking to people to start the process.

FAR from perfect = Still getting hired.

Get to where you want to go using my FREE Job Offer Secrets Library: https://bit.ly/joboffersecrets

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Accepted to a US university. What do I do now?

Are you an international student starting your journey in a US University?

This is what you need to know about getting work experience:

A) Not being in an IVY does not mean poor opportunities

B) Not having an MBA does not mean you are cut from leadership roles

However, your new school has one main goal: to academically prepare you. As a result, you will be swamped.

Your amazing study habits will let academics fill every second of your time in the US until you graduate. It will feel good, even while the chance for actual work experience slips away.

The schools do mean the best for you, but will your habits hold you back?

My advice for new admits?

--Do the majority of your networking before you get to school.
--Get shortlisted for the fall interviews before they even open. Start this now.

Here’s a simple test to know if you’re in a good situation:

It’s Summer of 2021. Thoughts of Fall 2021 may be far off.

Just to be able get onto that plane would feel amazing, just...

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Making Less Money than 100% Of People Like You!

Are international students getting screwed at the offer stage? Yes and No.

I help international students master the job hunt. The BIG BANG comes at the end when my clients don't have to be alone during offer negotiation.

Situation: Offered $70k, $72k LESS than the median.

Problem: Identified with client that JOB TITLE does NOT match responsibilities. Here, NOT a case of intentional malice, but definitely a low-ball based on playing games with the job title.

SOLUTION: Stage the discussion. Don't go right to salary. I stay behind the scenes guiding client while they:

1) Get agreement on job description (JD). We'll draft the JD, not wait for the firm to do that. DONE.

2) Share market data on comp for the agreed title. We'll not "say" we need more money. Point out the difference and engage. Big shift in salary will ensue.

Having a coach is not only investing in yourself, not only avoiding isolation. It's often about adding 5-figures to your annual salary.

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