Job Search Testimonials
.. Here’s What Some Graduates Say ..
The following are testimonials that come straight from the mouths of some, of the hundreds of graduates, from the various cohorts that have already graduated from the 10 Week Guerrilla Job Search Boot Camp course.
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“Guerrilla Job Search Warfare Is Unconventional Warfare”
The Guerrilla Job Seekers boot camp is no walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination. The camp is at least a 40 hour per week job. If you enroll in the job seeker boot camp and you want to golf 36 holes of golf per week, you won‘t be able to keep up with your class work. The same holds true for those with a busy social life or have an un-supportive significant other.
This course is only for the most serious of job hunters who will do whatever it reasonably takes, to land a new job.
Guerrilla Warfare is Unconventional Warfare – highly effective and targeted. Because in the guerrilla job hunting process you will learn is also, unconventional, your friends and family will think you are crazy when you tell them what you are learning. But remember – job hunters come to the Guerrilla Job Seekers boot camp when conventional job search strategies don’t work. This stuff works.
I have recommended this guerrilla training to others that I personally know. When all is said and done though. you’ll be glad that you did.
“Wife now believes”
When my husband Clark told me he was signing up for a “boot camp” to help him ﬁnd a job I was skeptical. ‘Another person who just wants your money and doesn‘t give you anything in return was my first thought. We had been through that the last time he lost his job. It seems like there are a lot of people out there waiting to prey upon unemployed professionals.
The boot camp went well. One thing that I really appreciated about It was that It kept Clark accountable to work diligently each day on job hunting. I’m sure it can get daunting at times. but with the boot camp assignments you know exactly what to do each day.
So many of the assignments are things we never thought to do. The strategies are truly unique and make the applicants stand out from the others Yesterday he ﬁnally got a job!
As a wife, I highly recommend this program.
St. Petersburg, FL
“New job In 22 days!”
I would have very much liked to have taken the entire 10 week Guerrilla job Seekers Boot Camp but that won’t be possible because after only 22 days In the camp I landed a new gig. Therefore I “graduated” from the course 7 weeks early. On the upside, I’m working again and that Is good news at the O’Donnell household.
I must say that those 22 days rank up there as the busiest We ever had In my professional life. The course Is non-stop work. Odd as it may seem to some. it’s always been (and remains) my desire to be a “career contract” employee as I enjoy the challenge of “emergency parachuting” into corporate forest ﬁres, solving their most pressing IT issues and then walking away a hero. I must say though that even in the world of “contract employment.” It has its challenges with corporate off shoring, That is one of the reasons I’ve used Guerrilla Job Search not once but twice.
I landed a new position both times and I would not hesitate to use this service again! In my mind that is no accident.
BSc, PMP, CIT-
“I’m proud to be number 21,713!”
I was out of work for many months. The number 21,713 was not a prisoner number assigned to me at a penitentiary while unemployed all those months, It represents the number of successful job seekers that Guerrilla learn Mark J. Haluska and David Perry has helped through the years.
Before joining the Guerrilla Boot Camp. l was using traditional Job search techniques and those techniques got me nowhere. I‘m frugal by nature but after learning of the success that Mark and David has had with others made joining their boot camp a relatively easy decision for me.
One thing that needled at me (before joining the boot camp) was the fact that I‘m over 50 and I believe that age discrimination does exist in today’s workplace. Once the course started, I simply d‘d not have the time to worry about ageism (again) as l was too involved in the class to let it bother me again. My conﬁdence, though cautiously, grew with each passing week.
What is amazing is that it‘s not just one thing the course teaches you, but it is an amalgamation of things I learned that produces results. They call this the force multiplier effect. Thanks to these proven tactics, I was able to land a job in a much shorter time with better pay than I previously had. My new job will allow me to leverage my current skill set in a new area that will help me grow even at this stage of my career.
The things I learned from this course will carry forward helping me in my new job. When unemployed and looking for a job. you can become discouraged, thanks to things learned, I was one of the top 5% most viewed Linkedln profiles for 2012: thus providing me great marketing exposure.
Mark ‘s a true drill instructor who prepares you far finding your dream job. When you are truly ready to get busy, buckle down and get serious about ﬁnding your next job. I would recommend the Guerrilla Job Search Boot Camp.
P.S. I would have liked to have been 21,712 but another Stanford Grad beat me by 5 days.
“Two job offers within three weeks!”
l wholly endorse the 10 Week Guerrilla Job Seekers Boot Camp. Within 3 weeks of working with It I received two job offers!
My former employer offered to pay for my outplacement training provided by a large, nationally known ﬁrm. They teach the traditional job search methods and that was not for me.
It‘s simply too competitive out there now days and therefore I chose to go Guerrilla instead. The Guerrilla proprietary job seekers course
materials are priceless.
San Francisco, CA
“Crazy 2 Months!”
The past 2 months have been crazy…here ‘s the good news! I got a job offer with GE Healthcare… l was very interested in their Corporate Finance role and am looking forward to being a part of that company. The hiring committee was very impressed with my resume and experience. I had applied for a position on their website using the Guerrilla resume.
I am emailing you to thank you for all the support/encouragement and your efforts on my resume without which, I would not be here.
Jersey City, NJ
“As a Guerrilla Job Seeker. I had an 80%
success rate with my resume!”
It gets better and much more rewarding than that, but let’s start at the beginning
I had been working In the ﬁnancial services Industry since 1981. Havlng achieved senior executive level status, the corporation I worked for (a very well-known global ﬁnancial services organization) let me go after more than 20 years of service. To be fair to all parties concerned, when I left my last employer. It was actually more of a mutual parting of the ways. None-the-less there I was, unemployed for the ﬁrst time in my life and in my 50‘s and not sure what I was going to do.
Because we have been living in the worst employment market period since the great depression of the 1930‘s, I knew competition for any job at my level would be stiff and wondered “Who will hire someone at my age?” and “Will I have to sell my home and move away from family and friends?”
My former employer did offer to send me through a pricey nationally known outplacement service as part of my severance package. So at least at the outset, It offered me some level optimism. I attended the seminars, met with my job counselor and so-forth since It was on my (now) former company’s dime. It was my belief that the price was right and what could it hurt?
I will say that the people at the outplacement company certainly were nice enough, but I can‘t say they really taught me anything new. Essentially what I walked away with was a new resume (that I had to correct) and (was) given a list of all the local Pittsburgh area executive recruiters to contact should I opt to. That pretty much sums up my experience with that high visibility outplacement organization my former employer uses. That money could have been put to better use: like putting it in my pocket to provide a ﬁnancial buffer while I conducted a job search in these challenging times.
Fast forward a full year and then some. By this time I had sent out literally hundreds of resumes. The net result? I was no further ahead in my job search than I was a year earlier. Much to my disappointment. companies simply were not acknowledging receipt of my resume, I wasn‘t getting interviews so it was obvious to me that a job offer certainly was not in the cards any time soon.
Thanksgiving weekend was now on the horizon and my wife and I agreed that if I were not employed by that time, we would sit down and have a family discussion. The holiday weekend comes and I‘m still unemployed. As agreed we had our family gathering to discuss my career situation and what I need to do next. During that meeting my wife said, “Steve you are very good at what you do, but you are not very good at marketing yourself in this economy. You need to ﬁnd some professional help.”
Not long after the Thanksgiving holiday, I found myself reading career search related blog articles written by Mark Haluska, a Certiﬁed Guerrilla Job Search Coach and a contributing author of the international bestselling “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0“ book. I’d never heard of him prior, but the job search advice in his articles surely resonated with me.
It was then that I took what would be my first Guerrilla step and called Mark and David regarding the 10 week Guerrilla Job Search program.
While I was enrolled in the Guerrilla Job Seekers course I was challenged nearly every day to do things one would not normally do as a job seeker. At the same time though. I knew I was doing things that my competition (far a new job) was not doing. What is more. In order to remain in good standing in this program I simply had to execute my assignments.
Speaking of being required to do things out of the ordinary, I recall while enrolled in the course. sharing with my family the unusual tactics that I was being coached through to find a job. At one point. my daughter, a very highly educated and accomplished person In the medical profession said to me, “Dad that stuff is just too bizarre, those things won’t work” I can laugh about that now but at the time, it did cross my mind that she may be right!
Fast forward to the 4th week of the course; it was then I received my ﬁrst un-ofﬁcial job offer. By that time I had sent out only 10 (well targeted) resumes and by the course standards I was actually falling behind. It was then though that (I) surprisingly started to get action as I spent the next week (plus) literally getting worn out as a result of all of the resume activity I was getting with in-person interviews and phone screenings. Out of the 10 resumes I sent. I received 8 responses from actual hiring authorities !
By the 5th week of Guerrilla coaching. I was offered a couple of more positions. At the beginning of the 6th week with competing job offers in hand, I ﬁnally accepted a lucrative offer from an employer that not only met all of my expectations but exceeded them as it turned out to be a great ﬁt for me. I‘m now a Senior Vice President with and great organization.
“After 7 months of frustration, hired In only 7 weeks!”
If you‘re wondering if Guerrilla Marketing works, I am here to say it does! In February, I was laid off from my job of 11 years in advertising. When the big three took a dive here in Detroit. so did the automotive print business. I knew the job market was going to be tough, but thought with my advertising/marketing background. I would be able to brand myself In some way and land a job without any problems.
I made cards to pass out, attended networking groups and even developed my own website. I worked hard networking and put numerous hours in on the computer sending out resumes. I did more than most and thought I would have some success, but this job market turned out to be a tough one, they were getting 800-1000 resumes every job I applied for. Here I was, seven months later I had not had one interview!
I was starting to get frustrated and a little depressed until I had gotten this email from a networking friend about a boot camp. I decided to sign up. Though. I was a little hesitant to put out the money. I can now say it was worth every penny of it!
I ﬁrst wrote my Guerrilla Resume, then sent it out in a Starbucks coffee cup asking to meet for coffee and I put it in a box and shipped it out by Fedex. Before I could make my follow-up call, they called me to tell me how clever it was and an interview was set up. I got a second interview with the VP… and a few days later. I heard back from them and got the job offer!
I did it in 7 weeks with the tactics I learned. The traditional way of job searching is gone, and the sooner you learn what works. the sooner you’ll ﬁnd the job you’re looking for!
Farmington Hills, Michigan