“Hi Dan, I see from your website that if one follows the instructions, one is guaranteed a job within 48 days. I have been wanting to change careers for 3 years. I am currently employed full-time. Are the book’s techniques feasible for someone who has to squeeze info interviews and regular interviews around a full-time job? (My goal is to get a new job within the next 90 days. I have identified my target and have revised my resume.)
One follow-up question, do you really know people who’ve landed a job in 48 days using your techniques while employed full-time? It took me weeks just to create a good resume and days to create a marketing type of cover letter. I’m just about to launch my campaign – and have already been working on this for over six months.” Wandering Wanda
Wanda, Yes, I never advise leaving a job before you have created a clear plan of transition. Companies are very understanding of a person’s current work obligations. If you are targeted, have your resume ready and have a clear job search strategy, a 48 day time frame for a new job is still very reasonable.
And Yes, I have lots of testimonials from people who have made major moves in 30-48 days. Recognizing the role of a resume and cover letters, I tell people not to spend more than 2 hours creating either. Just get something put together and start the process. Getting it out there and making follow-up contacts has more to do with your success than obsessing over the use of a certain word in your resume.
Six months is too long. If you’re serious about making a change, put your job search in high gear.
I really can’t believe your system worked for me.
I purchased “48 Days To The Work You Love” and in 35 days I got a job – no a career change. I was very skeptical at first and got very frustrated along the way, but I stuck to your plan of mailing intro letters, cover letters, resumes, and follow up phone calls. And it really worked I start my new career on June 3 and I know I’m going to love it.
The most amazing part is this company had just hired a person for the position I wanted, so they were not even looking for employees, but they decided they could use two of us. I still don’t believe it I have not gotten a job totally own my own in almost 20 years. It feels great. I’m telling everybody how I did it with the 48 Day plan.
Charleston, South Carolina
From principles found in the new 10th Anniversary Edition of 48 Days To The Work You Love