You are reading this blog because we want to improve your chances of getting a job with us. 

We are hiring like crazy because we are fortunate to have many clients and partners.

I’m going to tell you about some mistakes people make when applying.

If you can avoid these three mistakes and follow the instructions, there is a good likelihood that you are going to be way ahead of anyone who is applying for a particular position.

Mistake Number 1

Make sure you spend a little time, personalize your message, and say something particular about what you learned.

Show that you stand out, which puts you ahead of 95% of other candidates.

The first mistake is they reach out to other folks in the team or me with zero preparation.

Do not send a canned message that says, “Dear Sir,” and then it just has stuff that you didn’t put anytime to research on what our company does.

If you haven’t seen tons of projects we have, then you’re going to look like the thousands of other people just blasting their resumes out.

Mistake Number 2

Watch out for grammatical errors and other kinds of mistakes.

We are looking at your ability to communicate if you have capitalization and punctuation errors, it hurts your chances.

Even if English is not your first language, that’s okay. We have a lot of folks in the Philippines, Brazil, Pakistan, and other places.

But you have to show that you can communicate very clearly. It doesn’t mean you have to be a writer or to be able to write a book. Avoid things that have grammatical mistakes.

Mistake Number 3

Follow-up: If you want to know what you can do, you must follow the instructions closely.

The instructions for any particular job will be something like sending a note to Juan, making a one-minute video and posting it on LinkedIn, or sending something with a subject line with a keyword.

Please pay attention to the details, as we constantly test your ability to follow directions.

This mocks out many candidates because they cannot pay attention to the details.

It would be best if you worked closely with other team members when working on a team in different groups. 

If you come to me every time, it shows you cannot work in a team. That doesn’t mean I do not want to hear from you.

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Me sharing guidelines on “Mistakes to avoid when applying for a job.”

But if you can imagine the guy Jim who started Cosco, if everyone went to CEO of Cosco across all the different stores of Cosco, they would never get anything done because they would just be creating chaos.

You must learn to follow directions and know who to contact for whom.

It could be another team member. It could be someone who is in a particular group.

There are always some instructions, and you have to demonstrate that you can figure out who is the right person to contact or be able to solve the problem for yourself or go to the training.

Certainly, reach out when it is a question that does deserve clarification that you need.

But remember if you are implying that the team is evaluating your ability to follow directions. The question you ask tells us your comprehension and how well you understand.

Maybe you want to be a project manager, have 20 years of experience running an agency, and want to work with us. That’s great too.

Engage and Show your Expertise

I can tell you if it’s working for me; I will first see whether you engage with our content and whether you have the expertise.

I will look you up and determine the best use of your time and my time.

There is so much opportunity in our mission to create a million jobs, and I’m happy that we have friends like john Jonas and job.ph our friends with Fiverr, Nelson, who got a bunch of 7 figure agencies in his group, so he’s helping agency scale.

If you are an agency owner reading this for fun, great! We would love to see you hire people; the people coming to our program are not for us. It’s for all of us.

We want to create jobs together based on clear, fair instructions, anyone who can qualify, anyone who can get these things done, doesn’t matter where in the plant, doesn’t matter if they are a single mom, doesn’t matter if you are broke if you can get the job done. We want to hire you.

So, I hope that is encouraging for you, and I hope that you can step ahead and be ahead of most of the people who make mistakes when applying for jobs, whether for us or somebody else.

Looking forward to seeing your progress, and if by some chance you don’t hear from us or you get declined, maybe you are not ready. 

You can always try again. We believe people can constantly improve and accelerate their learning.

And we are a team that comes from making many mistakes we have seen in the last 20+ years of hiring.

Go check it out, and I can’t wait to see your progress along the way.