About Brian Scott
I am better at finding a job then you are. It is a pure and simple fact. My name is Brian Scott and I know what it is like to NEED to FIND a JOB. 6 years ago I was laid off from a customer service job in the financial industry. The stock markets were tanking from a tech bubble burst and the economy and employment was suffering not unlike today.
Like many others in my department, my position was consolidated and no longer necessary. Because I was working on a temporary basis through a sub-contractor I was not eligible for any unemployment benefits. At the same time I was engaged to be married to my wife, renting a dingy apartment, and in the middle of switching my degree from Computer Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
All of the resume training and my limited experience applying for and interviewing for a job did not help me at all in a poor economy with high unemployment. No one was hiring. Or so I thought. With no way to pay for the bills, my education, or my wedding or honeymoon, my days and nights were filled with one primal, caveman-like thought “NEED Find Job”.
But I was in for a big disappointment. With no completed education and very little job experience it was almost impossible to obtain interviews with companies, small businesses, or even temp agencies. Hours spent applying for job after job online seemed pointless and I never received so much as an e-mail response. It was frustrating. I felt like a worthless failure. It was a catch-22 and I kept hearing the words “You don’t have any experience”. But how could I get experience if no one would give me a chance and hire me?
Necessity built my character and hardened my job search skills. I eventually found a data entry job processing car loan applications that helped me pay the bills and prevented me from getting evicted. That was not good enough. I began to refine my job hunt, narrow my focus, and improve my computer skills. Every aspect of the way I presented myself was improved through trial and error.
I grew more determined when I accepted a full time Web Design position for a small local company. Finding a job did not stop me preparing for the next one. I moved into a condo, married my wife, went on a week long honeymoon, and began taking night courses at University of Phoenix.
On the job I took every opportunity to improve my job skills knowing I could one day use them when I again had to find a job. I started my own Arizona Web Design company WebSiteAZ.com while continuing to work a full time job and taking night courses. I learned everything I could from my co-workers and began to keep track of who I worked with and what clients I worked for.
It was 2 years later and I now had a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, and many more computer and technical skills. I had worked with hundreds of clients and potential employers.
I began blogging and experimenting with affiliate marketing, Google Adsense, and other forms of blog monetization. When combined with my small business on the side this added up to $1,000-$2,000 a month in side income. Working from my home was much easier than finding a part time job as a waiter or in a grocery store. Part time jobs like these never pay well and I hate doing them.
When my wife told me we were pregnant my days and nights were again filled with one primal, caveman-like thought “NEED Find Job”. The salary and benefits I currently had were insufficient.
My resume was now very impressive. I quickly began to expand the scope of my job search contacting former clients, networking with colleges and associates, and no longer searching on one or two online job sites but twenty or thirty online job sites.
My next position was a perfect fit and I nailed every single qualification and job skill requirement. With higher pay, better benefits, a retirement package, and the security of a Government job; I was temporarily able to club-away the caveman.
But then that Government stability didn’t look so stable. With no raises in two years and the threat of increasing benefit costs and furlough days due to terrible budget deficits; my days and nights were once again filled with one primal, caveman-like thought “NEED Find Job”.
Unemployment is at 9.5%; the highest level in 30 years. Every day my friends and family complain about layoffs and being unable to find a job for 6 months or more. While none of them could get so much as an email response I was landing interview after interview and even several job offers simply by using my expert job finding methods. I had been casually looking at other opportunities and yet was able to rise to the top among thousands of other applicants while my friends and family had their applications discarded or buried in a pile of other applicants.
I then proceeded to change jobs not once but twice in the toughest job in 30 years if not EVER. Each change was to a different company and a significant advancement as well as increase in salary and benefits.
The NEED Find Job .com web site will share my expertise with you in written and video form. I will show you:
- The right way to search for a job online.
- How to expand your job search to find hidden opportunities.
- Ways to build a professional network that will make your next job search easy.
- How to endlessly build your job skills.
- Ways to earn extra revenue in your spare time.
- Give you the right motivation to obtain professional success.
- How to leverage social media and networking like a PRO.
- Nail your first job interview.
- Write a Kickass cover letter and Resume.
- Impress your future boss in and dominate the interview.
- Negotiate salary and benefits.
- Never be afraid of loosing your job.
- Club the caveman and defeat that primal thought: “NEED Find Job”