[New Service!!!] The Easy Way to Amp Up Your Job Search

Have you hit a wall in your job search?

Have you already exhausted your network?

Are you spending more time than you’d like researching recruiters/hiring managers/contacts with whom to network rather than actually going on those informational interviews?

Sure, you can spend your time finding the right recruiters, hiring managers, influencers, champions, or strategic partners on your own but what if you didn’t have to?

What if I sent you a list of 10 contacts that you should include in your job hunt search each week so that you could focus on the bigger picture of marketing yourself? Of selling yourself? Of having those coffee conversations?

It’s time to fill your pipelines with new leads for only $99 per week. You can turn the faucet on or off as you please.

Here is how it works:


Upon payment, you will receive a simple questionnaire to guide my search.

Once you have completed this questionnaire, within five business days, you will then receive the LinkedIn profiles of the 10 contacts that you should reach out to.

This list can include:

  • Local recruiters
  • Your potential direct manager
  • Prospective team members
  • Cross-functional partners within your target firm
  • Former vendors
  • Talent acquisition professionals
  • Or, contacts in your network that you simply never thought of contacting but who can help you land your next role

Side note: you’ll get each profile in a PDF format so that your LinkedIn account access level has zero impact on what you are able to see regarding each contact.

For example, a client exhausted his network in the education field. I sourced a contact at a major publication that he hadn’t considered before on a Friday. That Monday, he had an informational conversation with that Talent Acquisition Leader in his area of expertise who was actively sourcing talent near his hometown.

My guarantee is that I will carefully curate every contact list based on your criteria and timeline.

Let’s start optimizing your efforts as early as next week!

10 Job Leads In Your Inbox

Interview Insights | Interview Question: Who are our competitors?

Interview Question: Who are our competitors?

*This is particularly helpful if you are trying to land a job in a newer industry or one where there are fewer direct competitors.

Any senior professional looking to land a role in a Fortune 500 firm should be able to confidently list a handful of key competitors.  It’s easier when you are vying for a traditional role in a longstanding organization. It’s harder, however, when you are trying to break into a new company that is creating a new category or industry. In these scenarios, it’s often tough to find real competitors when there are limited players so you have to think more broadly.

Here is an example:

Imagine you are applying for a job at Seamless.com. This website makes it easy for people to order take-out online rather than having to call a restaurant on the phone in addition to offering other conveniences. You can think of obvious competitors such as Foodler.com. However, to really stand out and more accurately consider the competitive landscape, you should include other businesses vying for your target audience’s attention in this space such as supermarket buffet tables (ex. Whole Foods), or restaurants with websites, or even mobile apps for finding food trucks in your area  (ex. Eat St.).

Here is a sample response:

The major competitors in this space include Foodler and Eat24hours yet I’d include supermarkets with buffets as a growing threat. When it comes to Foodler, Seamless really wins when it comes to the number of restaurants who partner with Seamless within its key markets. You have more than X restaurants in your system in NY whereas Foodler only has Z. [Side note: you can provide crisp comparisons of Eat24hours here too]. However, let me explain why I think any supermarket a tired professional can stop into on their way from work to their home is also a competitor. One example that comes to mind is a local Whole Foods.  The supermarket continuously replenishes its offerings and provides a number of cuisines to choose from. Customers can also manage how much or how little they want to pay for on an ounce by ounce basis. At the same time, there are further expansion plans within precisely your key markets. [Side note: you can name another quality that makes Whole Foods a threat to Seamless]. As a result, I’d consider buffets as your competition as well.

The key insight is that if you are going for a company that is operating in uncharted territory then you’ll need to broaden your thinking in this situation to a) answer the question, and b) show a hiring manager that you can bring in well-thought out ideas.

*This is a sample to guide you. It is not an actual competitive analysis based on real data.

Interview Question: What would you rather do X or Y?



Interview Insights | Interview Question: What would you rather do X or Y?


This is a very frequent occurrence. A recruiter accepts your invite for a call. They start out by saying we don’t have any immediate openings. This is simply exploratory.  If after this call there is an opening then I will throw your name in the mix.

Does this sound familiar? Continue reading

How to Land Interviews: Do Your Homework




How to Land Interviews: Do Your Homework



You’ve submitted cover letters. You tailored your resume. You called the human resources manager directly and left messages yet you STILL have not landed an interview at your target company.

Go all in if you are committed to working for a specific company in a defined industry. Continue reading

Interview Insights | Interview Question: Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?


Interview Question: Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

While this is a common question, the truth is that no one has a crystal ball.  Chances are that five years ago you wouldn’t have imagined being where you are today. So take this question with a grain of salt and be creative. Here’s how you can tackle this question tactfully. Continue reading

Four Ways to Confront the Challenges of a Change in Leadership




A client came to me recently after being with the same company for ten years. There was a change in leadership and she soon wondered where she was going to fit in or if her role would be valued. The insurance conglomerate then put her in charge of outsourcing her function. Panic set in as she, like many professionals, had lost touch with the job market and assumed she would be with the same company for many years.

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Interview Insights | Interview Question: What other companies are you interviewing with?

Interview Insights: What other companies are you interviewing with?


Sometimes it’s out of curiosity that interviewers ask this question. Other times it’s a critical data point that taints their evaluation of your marketability. If you are interviewing with other companies then you can share this information if you are a junior to middle manager. If you are more senior then you might want to rethink your strategy. Continue reading

I want interviews




How long have you been looking for a job?

Do you feel like you are sending your documents off to a black hole?

Would you like to discuss your strategy and marketing materials?

Want to better understand why you never got that callback?

Chances are you are a few tweaks away from gathering interest. I’ll figure out and make those tweaks. Continue reading