239. 10 Hours with Recruiters: Upgrade Your CV Template, Find Hidden Job Offers & 10x Response Rates

17 videos. 148+ links. 292+ takeaways from this 10 hr training lesson:

[JOSHUA’S NOTE: Below are 10 hours of high-quality, curated content gleaned from professional recruiters and head hunters blended with my personal experience as a talent development specialist training over 15,000 professionals and university students, neatly bundled up and in one place.]


  1. The recruiter’s power & dilemma
  2. How Human Resources assess employees & candidates
  3. How recruiters find the ‘right’ talent
  4. How to get your profile & CV in front of recruiters
  5. How to find job openings and key hiring decision-makers
  6. How recruiters ‘flip’ leaders and potential candidates

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Build systems so that by default we do the right thing instead of hoping that we’re going to make the right decision. Ramit Sethi on Google Talks

My business model is that I give away about 98% of my material free, and then about 2% of it is ‘premium courses - online pre-recorded video courses ranging from 14 days to 8 weeks and from a couple hundred bucks to $12,000 that take us twelve to twenty-four months to build and test.’ Ramit … Continue reading

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Avoid too many distractions and options. There are an infinite number of things that you could do. Determine the four or five key big wins that matter, and then let the rest of the stuff fall away. Ramit Sethi on Google Talks

'What do you do?' 'Where do you live?' These are questions you will answer almost all of your lives. And yet most of us never test different responses. And just the simple way you word it can get people fascinated in your or bored by you. Ramit Sethi on Google Talks

Learn how to change your behavior, and then your attitude will follow. This is a very different approach from what most of us are taught. Ramit Sethi on Google Talks