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Calling all misfits—if the ghost of the “perfect candidate” is weighing down your job search efforts, this one’s for you! Whenever an ideal forms—in music, literature, and yes, in hiring—there ALSO exists an opportunity to position yourself in STARK CONTRAST to it. And guess what? When the most qualified person on paper only gets the role 38% of the time, it’s a power people around you are tapping into every day. A power that allows you to skip job postings and go directly to senior decision-makers at companies. A power that allows you to stand on your own two feet, with integrity and vision, independent of any company or title or trend.
Here’s some of what I’ll be showing you, pulled directly from my 10+ years of experience coaching execs and high-performers with non-traditional backgrounds in securing life-changing roles:
5 key “trapdoors” your resume needs to have to create the perception of a high-contrast candidate.
The primal fear that drives otherwise sane hiring managers and decision-makers to completely THROW AWAY their expectations and requirements for a role, and run with what only you can bring to the table.
How to turn the parts of your background that make you a “hard sell” or “non-ideal” choice into the very things that give you an edge over the competition.
How to optimize LinkedIn so that it operates as a 24/7/365 beacon of social proof, and a powerful silent partner that consistently opens doors up to the C-suite for you. (And if you’re unfamiliar with the term “social proof” you definitely need to get on this webinar!)
The 3 tests you’re going to face from employers to pull this off, and how to address them in advance so that you can knock it out of the park come game time.
If you’ve lived an interesting life and had the courage to try out different jobs, if you can’t be summarized in a pithy job posting, then becoming a High-Contrast Candidate is probably the best option for you.
Anish Majumdar is an executive coach and speaker who specializes in helping people take the reins of their career, and generate new opportunities at will. He is amongst the Top 1% of Career Experts on LinkedIn. As a former journalist and film/tv actor, he has struggled with entering completely new fields, communicating what sets you apart, and playing the “hidden game” of getting ahead- and knows the transformative potential that is unleashed when you do. Check out his career videos at HelloAnish.com, and connect with him on LinkedIn to receive daily career tips and advice.