Task: Job Application Model

Task Title: Mindset Shift

Action Items: Read and understand why you need advocates (aka Action Person). I’m repeating what has been said many times in the last few days. But, this message has to get to you. It’s not easy when I’m asking you to drop applying fo r jobs and start building network. You will feel like you are not applying for jobs. Mindset shift is required.

Answer These Questions in Your Forum Thread:

  1. What does it take for you to move away from “applying and wait” to “network, apply and wait” model?
  2. Do you feel anxious when you think you have to talk to a stranger?
  3. What steps are you taking today to start making cold calls and cold emails?
  4. What is your plan improving your writing and communication skills (I have seen some of tasks, writing, it needs drastic improvements).
  5. How much time have you invested in personal productivity, Self-Help after you came to the USA?
  6. What tools are you using for self-development?

You have been applying by searching for jobs.

But, what we are doing here today is not directly applying, but finding advocates who can apply for you, speak for you and help getting the interview. That’s why you connect, build a relationship and then let them be your advocate.

Here’s some posts from the F1 Visa STEM OPT

Why do you think members are asking for consultancies?

They are searching and applying for jobs and there’s no replies from employers. You know by know why you are not getting replies from employers. You need a complete mindset shift.

Start finding contacts who can speak for you.

If they don’t hear for emails, then move on to second contact for the same company. It takes time to find the right person, but all you need is one good contact.

Task for Today:

Keep going down the list of employers, add new contacts and reach out to them. The next step is getting ready to talk to them (its called Information Interview). Practicing questions to talk to them. Don’t hide behind your resume. That’s not gonna help you get a job