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How to get a good job when you need results now

Stop wasting your time, stressing yourself out, and missing the best opportunities.

  • Bypass the resume black hole and land interviews. 

  • Say goodbye to endless applications and hello to your dream offer.

  • Secure a high-paying job with meaning, purpose, and people you respect.

Get hired, not ignored.

50% of job hunters polled on LinkedIn aren’t getting interviews or offers despite submitting resumes and applications for months, and despite a historically strong job market.

Nonetheless, the other 50% of job hunters say they’re getting interviews and expect offers soon.

The difference between successful and unsuccessful job hunters is the effectiveness of their:


1. Search Strategy


2. Personal Branding

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3. Tactics & Time Management

Break out of the rut and establish the skills and confidence you need to get the job you really want.

Be like Elliott, who after two months had multiple interviews at companies he targeted, and was on his way to an offer.​


Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.


When I started my career, I was a recruiter for seven years. Despite my experience, as a job hunter I searched for new jobs haphazardly and always accepted the first job offer I received.


After a Master’s degree and a career change to information technology, I’ve been laid off several times, and half my jobs have been difficult experiences in uncomfortable situations.


Eventually, after being passed over for promotions four times in three years and eventually laid off again, I got serious about figuring out how to get a better job and keep it.


Soon I was getting promoted, picked to lead teams, and frequently acknowledged for the value of my contribution to my coworkers and teams.


I even met an amazing lady who trained me for my first two marathons and still inspires me every day.


Reflecting on my three decade career, experience in the job market, and thousands of hours of therapy, counseling, coaching, and training, I realized I have a lot to share. I don’t want anyone to have the difficulties I’ve had, nearly all of which are avoidable.


Now I help mid-career managers and knowledge workers accelerate their work search, interview confidently, get multiple offers, and improve their career velocity and direction.

Anybody can do this!




Community Manager

“It’s made a huge difference.”

“It’s been the best two months of my life. I wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t have this. It’s made a huge difference.”


Attorney and Professor

“I’ve had a lot more things to say in cover letters.”

“I felt like I didn’t have much to say in a networking conversation or in a cover letter. But I have been now a lot more prolific in self-promotion in an assertive but humble way. I’ve had a lot more things to say in cover letters.”


Software Quality Director

What has been the biggest impact of working with Dylan?

“Making more money. I mean, that’s just a fact, right?”

🤫 Psst! Here's the secret to get a good job!

The secret to getting a good job is no secret, they just don’t teach it well in most schools and now with the internet and AI, there are more tools to use, and more things job hunters have to get right than ever before.

The basic process hasn’t changed:

Each of those activities breaks down like so:

Here are the keys to getting a good job:

Choose Your Job


Establish self-awareness and understand your fitness for specific roles, rather than taking the first job available.


Establish awareness of how a role fits in the broader organization, rather than simply writing a resume that matches the job description.


Interview to understand the business and your future role in the overall company, rather than simply to “get the job.”

Spread The Word


Express who you are and your fitness for the job you want.


Deliver your message everywhere a likely employer or advocate may be.


Grow your network strategically and create win-win relationships.

Interview Confidently


Meet people with common goals and interests.


Be the person they want to hire, get past the gatekeepers, and get the offer.

Take Your Pick


Be confident that you have good salary and compensation information, and be in a strong negotiation position.


Take your time and be patient.


Get the best job and the best offer.

You don’t have to be an expert in the process, you just need to be able to follow instructions.

If you’d like simple instructions about how to do all of the above and even get help to do so, click the button below and get on the road to a good job. Start today!

Here are the details behind each of the activities described above:

If you’re not sure yet that this is for you, here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the program:
Here are the keys to getting a good job, and a little more about each one:

Step 1: Choose Your Job

1. Know yourself

Establish self-awareness and understand your fitness for specific roles, rather than taking the first job available.

Know your self

"2/3 of people are unhappy or disengaged at work."

In the final analysis, it’s because of a mismatch between them and their role or company.


The first problems we face when we’re trying to get a good job are:

  1. We “go to school and get a good job”, without consideration for what we like or what we want.

  2. Frequently, nobody asks us what we want or what makes us happy.

  3. Even if they ask, early in our career we’re in no position to choose wisely.

  4. Even if we choose with the best available information, “the real world” often differs materially from the information we used to choose.

  5. People “find a job” rather than find a job that works for them.

  6. 2/3 of people are unhappy or disengaged at work.


The solutions are:

  1. Put some time and thought into what you want and why

  2. Trace your dissatisfaction to its root causes


When you get these right and truly know yourself:

You’ll confidently embark on your work search with clarity about the role you want and a certainty that it’s right for you.

2. Know your role

Establish awareness of how a role fits in the broader organization, rather than simply write a resume that matches the job description.

Know your role

From industry to industry and even company to company, job titles may be the same, but the actual requirements of the role can differ greatly. 


For example:

A project manager in advertising has a very different job than a project manager in Information Technology, both of whom may lack a foundation in Engineering training that may be required for a Project Manager in Software or Construction.


The problems are:

  1. Different industries and companies use the same words to describe different jobs. People don’t understand the nature of their roles relative to the overall enterprise.
  2. The job you’re trained for often differs from what you’re required to do. Job descriptions frequently don’t align with your actual tasks.
  3. With all the mismatch between what you think should be and the actual case, you enter a state of cognitive dissonance that leaves you unsettled, unhappy, and permanently disengaged.


The solutions are:

  1. Find the standard title and role for the actual job you do (or want to do).

  2. Become an expert in your job description.

  3. Be able to articulate how you are the best candidate for the role.

  4. Understand the discrepancies between your job descriptions and your actual role, and understand the reasons for them.


By doing so you become the expert in the contribution you make and its relevance in the modern enterprise.

3. Choose your boss

Interview to understand the business and your future role in the overall company, rather than simply to “get the job.”

Choose your boss

“80% of people who left their roles between 2021 and 2022 regretted the decision.”

Generally, the manager magnifies the culture and expectations of the company.

Even if the manager is a jerk, remember that two levels of management above her are responsible for placing her in the position and maintaining her there. While people quit the manager, the manager is the face of the company, with all its policies, expectations, culture, and ambiguity.



The problem is:

  1. Often you don’t know why you’re unhappy at work because you attribute your unhappiness to the wrong root causes. You think your boss is the problem, but often s/he’s just a symptom of the problem. 
  2. We rarely search for work and select bosses, we lack skills and criteria for selecting wisely.

The solutions are:

  1. Establishing explicit criteria for what you want in a job, manager, and company so you can set the right expectations and hold your boss and company accountable to them.

  2. Understand the nature of the modern enterprise and your role in it, so you can have the right expectations and commit to do your part.

  3. Learn to interview your interviewers as much as they’re interviewing you.


This will elevate your interview experience and leave a positive impression, and increase your call-back rate. This can create a good relationship with your boss and team from the very first interview. 

You’ll become a model employee and have fun and influence at work.

Step 2: Spread The Word

1. Clarify Your Brand

Express who you are and your fitness for the job you want.

Clarify your brand

Every company and every person needs a clear, compelling brand.

We spend too much of our lives ordering off “the menu” of life: someone else’s idea about what is a good job, a good career, and a good life.

While your resume needs to follow the conventions, it also must reflect your personal story and commitments, or you’ll be stuck in a box you can’t escape.

The problem is:

Many resumes fail to fulfill their purpose because they don’t meet the necessary standards, but most people stop before they’re done:

    1. People write resumes like companies write job descriptions: formulaic boilerplate.

    2. People get stuck in boxes on org charts because they’re too busy trying to follow other people’s rules.

The solution is:

  1. Write a resume that speaks of you and the job you want.

  2. Personalize your resume with insight about you and what you want to do.

  3. Clarify the contribution you intend to make, commit to make it, and write a resume from that commitment.

When you write a resume that speaks of you, you’ll have confidence in expressing who you are and your fitness for the job you want. 

Have a resume and LinkedIn profile that speaks to your personal uniqueness as well as the job description. 

You may come to realize that there are interviewers who are your fans even before they meet you.

2. Ubiquitize your brand

Deliver your message everywhere a likely employer or advocate may be.

ubiquitize your brand

There’s a saying about many failing companies that they’re the “best kept secret” in their industry. 

Whether their products are good or their operation is efficient, if too few potential clients know about them, they’ll never have a high enough deal flow to keep them in business.

Once you have clarity of purpose and direction, and a resume that clearly defines your fitness for the role you want, you must spread the word and share your resume, advertising, and brand message in places where your ideal audience will be.


The problem is: 

Platforms like LinkedIn or dozens of other job boards, sites, and services, plus AI, have introduced overwhelming noise into the marketplace and will waste your time if you’re note well-targeted.


When you begin your job search:

  1. You want multiple offers (3-5), in the same week or two, and you always start with none.

  2. You want multiple advocates (9-20) who will refer you for the role you want, and you have few


When everything’s working, on average you can expect a 25-30% success rate as you move from one stage of the process to the next:

  • 1-in-3 or 1-in-4 conversations will lead to another conversation

  • 1-in-3 or 1-in-4 “final interviews” will lead to a job offer

  • 1-in-3 or 1-in-4 job offers will be a job you really want (e.g. Gallup stat that 1-in-3 or 1-in-4 people are truly satisfied or happy at work)


The solution here is to:

  1. Create a “job-hunting machine” that delivers your resume and message everywhere, everyday, even when you’re sleeping.

  2. Spread your message far and wide, leveraging automation, other people’s time and attention, and your own confident, carefully crafted and polished messaging.

  3. Leverage your experience, expertise, and preparation to have productive, enjoyable conversations about your goals, capabilities, former contribution, and capability to contribute.


After creating a strategic job hunting machine you’ll become a magnet for exciting opportunities. Imagine your inbox overflowing with exciting job offers.


Lead and guide the process of going from unemployed and scared to:

  1. Answering phones, texts, and emails.

  2. Having meaningful conversations.

  3. Scheduling calls and interviews.

  4. Receiving multiple job offers from people who are enthusiastic about having you on their team.

3. Meet people

Develop confidence as you create new relationships and get positive feedback.

Meet People

Experts say that most people get new jobs through people they know. A job hunt is the perfect opportunity to expand the network of people you know.

This “hidden job market” is your secret weapon to more relationships, more job offers, and higher salaries.

Modern communications technology and social media makes it easier than ever to find and meet people who are in your target role, work with people in your target role, or hire people in your target role.


The problem is:

  1. Good people don’t leave good jobs, so the best jobs in the best companies with the best bosses aren’t open as often as the others.

  2. The worst companies and the worst roles have high turnover and they hire frequently, so a meaningful percentage of all job openings at any time are bad jobs and/or undesirable employers. This may correlate to the ⅔ of people who are unhappy with their current job.

  3. Most people put more time and thought into planning their vacations than they do into planning their careers. As a result, most professional networks are poorly developed and underutilized because we only consider developing our networks when we’re between jobs, and we search for work infrequently.


Before you start doing anything specific, think about beginning with:

  1. Clarify your goals and career direction. Develop a simple career strategy and career plan.

  2. Learn the basics of professional networking, establish and develop relationships that will grow with you and serve you over time.

  3. Be mindful in your relationships and have an offer you can make to other people, so you have a reason to think of you as useful, and you make a place in their mind and memory for you.

Step 3: Spread The Word

1. Negotiate Confidently

Be confident that you have good pricing information, and be in a strong negotiation position.

Negotiate Confidently

Labor in the United States has not had a chance to meaningfully negotiate salaries for decades. 

A small number of compensation consulting firms perform annual surveys of the salary ranges paid by the largest companies for a standard assortment of job titles and roles. After the survey, the consultants share the results with the companies who participate. The companies readily standardize on the averages.


Today, if you work for a big company in a common role, there is very low probability that you’re receiving a salary much different than everyone else in a similar role, adjusted for geography, anywhere in the country.

If you are underpaid, it’s because you were low-balled or you were honest when they asked you how much you earned in your last job, and they offered you that much or a small raise, even though they know the average pay across the market for your role is higher.


The problem is:

  1. Companies and their consulting companies have near omniscience about the current state of the labor market because they work full-time in the business of interviewing, hiring, and assessing that market.
  2. Employees have a low level of insight, information, and expertise in compensation standards and the employment market for their skills because they only look for jobs occasionally, and rarely often enough to become well-informed.
  3. Employees often are looking for work while they’re unemployed, so they may be doing so in a state of scarcity and fear, which can lead them to perceive they’re in a weak negotiation position. In this frame of mind, people become willing to make concessions that may not be necessary.


For that you’ll have to learn how to negotiate in a way that respects the fact that you’re in a rigged labor market:

  1. Negotiate so the employer is forced to tell you their budget for the role.

  2. Do sufficient research that you have at least three different samples of reliable data for the market average compensation for your role.

  3. Begin your series of lower-than-inflation-rate raises from the highest foundation possible.


That’ll allow you to choose your best company and job ever.

2. Take your time

The bigger your hurry, the weaker your negotiation position.

Take your time

As a recruiter for seven years, I saw over and over again that companies either paid what they were able, inside the budget for the role, or they actively worked to minimize the amount they paid to the people who worked for them. Then they gave minimum or no raises to people after they came to work for them. 

The probability is that you are either paid fairly for your job or you are underpaid, and the longer you’ve been in your role at the same company, the more likely you’re underpaid. You will want to do everything you can to maximize your initial offer, so you can go in with the best positioning for your tenure in a role.


The problem here is:

  1. Companies have better information and generally have a better bargaining position that employees feel they have through the hiring cycle.
  2. You may feel a sense of urgency and a sense of fear that you may lose a position if you’re not 100% enthusiastic and accommodating when an offer is made.

The solution here is:

In such cases apply some patience and a simple negotiation practice. Do a test to see if you’ve got the best offer available.

Finally, Celebrate!

Knowing you got the best offer and the best job available!

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