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New ebook: Recession-Proof Your Career

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Today, I’m thrilled to unveil a free 30-page ebook for anyone who wants to recession-proof their career.


If you’re a recent college graduate, you’re probably struggling with finding a decent job in this down economy. In fact, it’s tough for anyone right now. Just like with personal finance, most of us will shrug our shoulders, accept the circumstances, and assume there’s nothing we can do but wait out the storm (and complain about taxes).

Stop complaining and start dominating

The reality is that it’s actually possible to improve your personal situation and get the job of your dreams, within a year of college. My friend Charlie Hoehn was able to do exactly that, and I asked him to write an ebook on how he did it. I’m putting it up here for you because it’s one of the better things you can read during this recession.

The ebook contains the techniques he used to guarantee himself any kind of work he wants over the next decade — pretty cool since he’s continuing to work with me on several new projects. And as an added bonus, I’ve included a short video of Tim Ferriss and me discussing how Charlie approached us, and why his technique was especially effective.

How Charlie made the approach

Rewind to about a year ago, when I got an email from somebody named Charlie Hoehn. He’d recently graduated from college and wanted my help to work with Tim Ferriss. He mentioned that he had some feedback for “I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” and in a followup email, he sent me several details. It ended like this:

How I can help you: The answer to this is something I’ve struggled to come up with for both you and Tim Ferriss….shooting/editing video, and creating niche social networks…

Only a few months later, I left this LinkedIn testimonial for Charlie:

“Charlie is one of the most talented marketers and entrepreneurs I’ve ever worked with. First, some of the results he helped drive:

* He was one of the chief strategists to make my book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, a New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller, and #1 Amazon bestseller
* Wrote scripts, filmed, and edited comedy videos that were collectively seen over 80,000 times
* Managed a team that created several new innovative strategies for book marketing

More importantly, Charlie understands the importance of blending strategy with rapid tactics. I feel comfortable calling him, giving him a high-level idea, and asking him to come back to me in 48 hours with a proposal for how to implement it. In fact, after working together, he now suggests ideas to me, then implements them completely on his own. He’s resourceful (he’ll take a high-level idea and flesh out every detail/resource needed to dominate it), detail-oriented (he edited our videos even further when I thought they were good enough), and versatile enough to create marketing strategies and write comedy videos. A true gem. I highly recommend him.”

How did Charlie do it? How did Charlie end up working with me, Tim Ferriss, Tucker Max, and several other popular personalities?

As iwillteachyoutoberich readers, I thought you’d enjoy this because it’s a fresh spin on the popular drivel of “find your passion and the money will come.” WTF does that mean? Where should you start?

What you’ll find in the 30-page ebook

  • Why CareerBuilder and Monster are useless during a job hunt (page 8 )
  • The most painless method for getting a job right out of college (page 9)
  • The best graduate school you can attend… free (page 11)
  • Specific email script to reel employers who “aren’t hiring” (pages 13 and 27)
  • Using specific skills to earn more…which seems obvious, yet most people never do this (page 19)
  • How to fix the mistake that affects many college graduates in their job search (page 21)

Recession-Proof Graduate
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  • A downloadable copy of this ebook (completely un-DRM’d — sent immediately)
  • Continuing interviews with successful entrepreneurs who are working their dream job.
  • Case studies of people in their early 20’s who have accomplished, in just a few years, what most people accomplish in 10.
  • Specific tactics and scripts to implement the principles in the ebook

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  1. […] a 30-page tirade on how poorly most people approach their careers. The book is currently posted on Ramit’s site, but you can also read it […]

  2. Is it just me, or is the youtube video private, and so we can’t watch it?

  3. “Unless your name is something like John Smith or Megan Fox, you can usually own your top Google results within a few months.” Sadly, that’s pretty true for me. It’s very hard for me to compete against Stephanie Collins, the champion body builder (who shares not only my name, but my birthday as well!) or Stephanie Collins, the woman who threw her baby out in a trash can. It stinks.

  4. Charlie, I really appreciate that you included Step 4, “Find a way to pay the bills, and cut costs.” So many people who tackle this topic ignore those of us who graduated with debt or have other obligations that make earning money a top priority. It’s refreshing to see someone finally recognize that fact and address it in a non hand-wavy fashion.

    This is a solid ebook – thanks for putting it together!

  5. Recession? What Recession?

  6. Thanks Charlie

  7. I’m with Charlie 100% on the importance of having a blog. To my mind, it can make a much larger impact than any resume. It shows initiative and gives potential employers a window into who you are and what you can do. Oh, and you’re also building up a new skill and experience.

    Nice job on the PDF. As a copywriter, I’m all over these tips.

  8. There are some fantastic tips in this book. I’ve had some recent people apply for jobs with my company and I gave them advice when things didn’t work out that wasn’t necessarily very clear. Next time I’m going to send them this book. Scratch that, I’m going to send them this book now.

    If you’re unemployed or thinking of getting a job in the next decade, it’s worth checking this out as it’s a quick read. You need to differentiate yourself, and this shows you how to do it.

  9. Thanks in advance for the ebook