Where Do Jobs Come From?

Steven Kneiser
3-minute read ⚠️ Work In Progress

Are there any real junior jobs anymore?

You’re willing to put in the hours,
but they still ask for 1-3 years of experience

“Mommy,
where do jobs come from?”


Optional cover letter?

“How about NO

Way to really roll the dice!

“Wait,
LinkedIn has a job board now?”


AND NOW WE WAIT…

*sniff* *sniff*

Does anyone smell existential dread?

*deep gasp*

“COULD IT BE
a red notification dot FOR ME?”

*leans back in chair*

“That’s enough TCB for 1 day”

TCB: Takin’ Care of Business

🎬 End scene


This is madness

Why do we look to job boards? Okay, well it’s obvious why, but of all the options? That’s just the most low-hanging fruit. This is your life’s work we’re talking about here. Why do we apply for the easiest to find jobs and then get surprised when we’re engrossed in this vicious, cutthroat, over-commoditized fight to the death with other candidates?


Job boards are where jobs go to die

The secret problem:
Many people simply don’t know
there’s a better way

The secret answer:
Most junior roles are created
with someone in mind

Most junior roles are created
as an excuse to bring someone on


Is that true?
Could we help companies
create a junior role just for us?

The key to this magic trick starts with understanding that “a job description” is merely one of the final stages of a company’s cry for help. There are hidden junior roles out there at every company that have yet to justify the huge investment of time, money, & energy to bring in help from the outside. In your early days, this probably isn’t the easiest way, but it’s the most time-tested.

What if you had job-catchers grabbing opportunities before they even wrote a job description?



The Circle of Li—*ehm* Jobs: from birth to death

🚨
🚨 What’s that?
A service light is going off
Something’s just not right…

This is where jobs come from

It always starts small:
one person handles it
until they can’t


They start chatting with coworkers
because they can’t do it alone

Something’s wrong
& it’s not going away

“Can I get some help with this?”

Persuading coworkers. Nice.
The Magic of Delegation™

except this time it’s still not enough!


This is your chance,
the one you’ve been waiting for

Where one job dies, another is born

After many meetings
many meetings about those meetings
many meetings “bringing others in the loop”

“Fine, we’ll bring someone in
.
.
.
but ughhhhhh”

Ouch, they’re “bringing someone in”?

4 words:

  1. time
  2. money
  3. energy
  4. & ughhhhhh

Hey you! Want a job?

Congratulations!
You really outdid yourself this time

You sneaky snake, you…
You slithered into that first interview
& you’re just sittin’ there

sittin’
there
talkin’

🤓

☝️ yep, that's you

But the only thing on their mind is

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hhhhhhh "...I can't wait for lunch"

They just don’t have the bandwidth
to think about you right now
with this lurking around

Don’t prove your greatness
Prove your awareness & comprehension
of all that ughhhhhh

Best-case scenario:
you know ughhhhhh better than they do
& have some perspective to share


How can you make that go away?

Whatever makes the ughhhhhh go away
is gettin’ paid today
Okay?

Help them today
Share your story tomorrow

(you’ll probably bond more
with a different coworker anyways)


⚠️ Full story: coming soon…

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