I am Anthony McCormack, Macstaff’s founding consultant and author of ‘Job Search? Job Done!’. I’ve enjoyed success in the staffing and recruitment industry in North America, UK and Europe for almost 20 years now.
Founding Macstaff, a high impact recruitment company, in 2016 was the fulfilment of a dream I have held over the years, and at the time of writing Macstaff is in its fourth year of trading.
Well, I have worked with literally thousands of skilled, technical, management and executive-level professionals in the context of job search, job change, career transition or whatever else you want to call it.
And I have learned to realise that, while I may live in a world of job postings, CVs/résumés, job applications, interviews, offers, resignations, and people starting new jobs, candidates don’t, and this can become patently obvious.
I’ve routinely seen really smart and often really senior professionals make some rookie mistakes when in the arena of job search. It’s no surprise, really, given that I’ve heard some terrible advice being offered by career coaches, CV writers, recruitment consultants, HR advisors and a raft of other self-titled gurus to people in the areas around job search.
To put it simply, I knew I could do better.
I knew I had to get the word out ‘properly’ and ‘Job Search? Job Done!’ allows me to give more comprehensive advice to more people in this critical phase,
Let’s put it this way: let’s assume you have drawn the conclusion that it’s time to get a new job or indeed secure your first job. Are you going to plan your job search properly before throwing yourself in at the deep end?
Perhaps you will just bang your CV out to job posts that catch your eye, and maybe a few agencies, and see what happens, right?
From what I can gather, speaking as somewhat of a recruitment veteran now, this is the default strategy for a majority of candidates. I would argue that your job search, and more importantly, your career, is a strategically important item and deserves more than this.
There is, potentially, a huge upside in getting it right, ranging from job satisfaction to work-life balance and financial freedom. There is also a potentially a huge downside in getting it wrong, ranging from job dissatisfaction to life upheaval and financial hardship.
So if you want to nail your job search, produce a winning CV, make social media your best friend, win with a recruiter, smash your next interview, rise above rejection, get your salary on the money, negotiate like a champ, resign right, avoid counter-productive counter offers, settle into a new job or see the big career picture or, indeed, all of the above, then this book is for YOU!
And it’s not too long a read. I want to give you the ammunition quickly so you can get on with the task at hand.
Here’s a FREE preview.