Hi Chris, they offered me a job! Just finished the call. Well done Chris – it was your doing through your contacts!
This one got a special place in my heart. Since V. was the first client to which I offered a guarantee that he will get a job offer within six months. I was confident to make this promise, because V. is an extraordinary committed person. Every day he showed up. Every day we build more contacts towards his dream employer. In the process we became friends (at least from my side. ;)) And today he got the job offer. Took only two months since we started, by the way…
Yesterday I interviewed influencerDB about the English jobs that they offer in Munster.
As usual 80% of my newsletter readers clicked on the link with the job offers, but only 20% listened to the actual LIVE podcast. That’s why 80% of my readers missed three different jobs that are not on the website yet. David and Ramu told me about them in the podcast.
This is not unusual. Most jobs are first offered internally, then employers ask their colleagues for recommendations – and only if that fails they fall back to “post and pray”. Human Resources places a job advertisment and hopes that someone applies. Someone who.. you guessed it – “already speaks German”. The insight to gain here: The best jobs are not online. You hear about them by talking to managers.
80% of my readers made only the minimum effort – click on a job advertisement: “No fitting job for me? I give up.” They didn’t bother listening to the live podcast – and therefore they never heard about the jobs that are not on the website. They could have become a Senior Software developer or a Project Manager for InfluencerDB – but they missed that chance.
They also missed the opportunity to talk directly to David Bosse and Ramu Nair. David is the CPO of InfluencerDB and Ramu is the Director of Business Development. My readers could have become listeners and ask the decision makers their most important question. And make a good first impression at the same time…
I wonder: How serious are some people about their job hunt? The typical Expat jobseeker in Germany has written between 50-150 applications and got between 0-2 interviews.
And still most people are not willing to change their approach – and do the hard work that get’s them results. I wrote this text for two reasons: First, I needed to get this off my chest. All year long I try to connect you with employers who value intelligence and drive more than “speaking German”. It is frustrating to see how few professionals are willing to raise to the challenge.
I understand: Inertia is the most powerful force in the world. But it still makes me sad that so few people are willing to make a litle effort for their own benefit.
And the second reason: I know that you are different. You have the Immigrant Spirit.
If you want to change your stars: Join me tonight at 19.00 CET for the Expats Christmas Miracle 2017. It’s a real miracle, because you will make it happen. I will show you how.
Mute this video. Mute your life. This is what I do at the end of the year.
All this noise keeps you from doing the things that will make you happy and successful.
Every year I close shop between 15 December and 15 January. I don’t read Facebook. I don’t answer emails. I shut out all that noise.
And I think about my goals for the next year. I identify the two or three tasks that will get me 80% towards my goal. I consider who are my most important allies. And which two or three people I need to meet to make my new plan a reality.
This 30 days of silence are responsible for 90% of my success. Every year.
I suggest you do the same.
All that business get’s you nowhere. Stay still. Enjoy the silence. Define what you really want. Find the two, three tasks that get you there. And the people who can make it much easier to reach your goal.
Choose your goals wisely. Because they should guide all your actions in 2018.
I wish you success.
PS: If you aim for chance, for a new home, a new career: Start by reading my new book: “How To Win Jobs & Influence Germans“. It will give you clarity about your path.
Prashat got a job
“Dear Chris, I am writing this message with immense pleasure, I have received an offer yesterday from a reputed company. It’s a fulltime permanent employment. I thank you very much for your support and the time we spent together in career coaching. Thanks and Regards Prasath.”
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