Job Seeker 6: Your Blueprint To Landing Your Dream Job [with Video]

Written by Darren Kanthal

February 6, 2024

Your dream job is closer than you think (with Job Seeker 6 logo).

The Job Seeker 6 is my proprietary process and system that has helped hundreds of people land their dream job. If you’re a job seeker or know of a job seeker, this is for you!

The Job Seeker 6 is what I’ve learned over the last 5 years as a career coach and almost 20 years in corporate human resources. Over the span of my career, I have helped thousands of people get jobs, and the Job Seeker 6 is the result – my best practices and skills, distilled into an awesome program for you.

There are 6 things you need to do to find a job.

I’m not just talking about any job. I’m talking about a job that aligns with your top values, one that you care about, and one that makes you happy to go to work. If you just want any job — I’m pretty sure you can go find that.

What I’m going to give you is a proprietary way to find a job that aligns with your top values — one that leads to greater engagement, tenure, enjoyment, and engagement.

Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be going over in this program:

#1 – Identify your top values
#2 – Have a job search strategy
#3 – Draft an impactful resume highlighting your capabilities and successes.
#4 – Utilize LinkedIn
#5 – Tap into your network
#6 – Interview prep

Let’s talk about it.

Step 1: Identify Your Top Values

Many people talk about values yet cannot identify what their top values are. Also, many values assessments are forced, and they’re biased. They say list your top 10 values and then rate them. The assessment that I’ve created identifies your top 10 to 15 values that you select, and then in an unbiased way, you’re forced to make binary decisions: Is value one or value two more important? Value one or value three? One or four? And so on. By the time you get to the end, you have an unbiased ranking of your top values from one to 10. We focus on the top five.

That’s one of the unique qualifiers in the Job Seeker 6. There are not many people, if anyone, conducting a values-based job search.

Step 2: Have a Job Search Strategy

A desk with a plan for a dream job, with pen and coffee

Two, we’ve got to figure out your job search strategy. What are you looking for? What jobs, industries, companies, functions, managers, and teams align with your values?

Now, more times than not, you’re not just going to go to a company’s website, and they’re going to list their values, and you do a check and compare yours to theirs. Rather, we have to decide and determine what’s important to you and how it shows up – and figure out the questions you will ask during an interview process to ensure that their values align with yours. We’re not talking matching exactly apples to apples, but we are definitely looking for alignment.

We have to know what you’re looking for so you can tell your story and convey your greatness in your resume. Which brings us to number three…

Step 3: Draft an Impactful Resume

Now, back in my early days, and maybe yours too, a resume was a list of roles and responsibilities. It was a regurgitation of your job description. That is no longer the case.

Today’s best practice is that your resume highlights your key accomplishments, the actions you take, and the results you achieve. That is how we draft an impactful resume, and I’ll show you exactly how to do that inside of the Job Seeker 6.

Step 4: Utilize LinkedIn

It’s imperative that when you are job searching, you learn how to utilize and optimize LinkedIn. Now, I’m not suggesting you have to be an expert on social media or that you have to post all the time. But in today’s job search, LinkedIn is gold. It is king or queen, it is the top dog. So it’s not something you can ignore.

If you’re not on LinkedIn yet, we’re going to create a profile for you. If you are, we’re going to utilize your resume to populate some of the fields on LinkedIn, and we’re going to exercise a number of best practices that are pretty simple. And when we do our job effectively, people, recruiters, hiring managers, etc., will be able to find you more easily on LinkedIn.

Step 5: Tap Into Your Network

A photo of a man tapping into a hologram of a digital icon of the world

Number five is networking. Now, when I ask people about networking, most people immediately think of a networking event. Even as an extrovert myself, I don’t do very well at those events — I have to be in a specific mood and on top of my game to actually make connections and talk to people at those events.

Instead, networking is about tapping into your personal and professional networks and, in essence, asking for help. Now, there is an art and a science to it that I will teach you. But we really have to tap into your network. It is essential for an effective job search.

Step 6: Interview Prep

And then number six is interview prep.

Now, when I ask people about interview prep, what I often hear is the same old tired advice:

    • Research the company
    • Make sure I know the job description
    • Look up the interviewers on LinkedIn and see what kind of commonalities there are.

But what is often missing is how you prepare yourself to interview. It’s not easy, but there is a simple structure to it. The main missing ingredient is that you need to have stories ready before you go to the interview, and you have to be prepared to answer at least five questions.

Inside of the Job Seeker 6, we make sure that you are prepared to interview, that you have your stories ready, that you have practiced, and you’re ready to rock that interview and land the job!

Let Me Help You Get Your Dream Job

People sitting in a row of chairs in line for an interview

What I’m looking for right now are 10 people to join a cohort. I will be your coach and we’re going to meet once every two weeks to go through each step of the Job Seeker 6 as a group.

Each of you is going to get your own values assessment, you’re going to come up with a job search strategy, you’re going to redraft your resume, you’re going to have an up-to-snuff best practice LinkedIn profile, I’m going to show you how to tap into your professional and personal network and how to effectively ask for help. And we’re gonna make sure that when you get the interview, you’re ready to fucking crush it.

Will You Join Me?

The big connector of all of this work is your values. That is what’s unique about my program. The values-based job search is the differentiator to finding a dream job – not just a job.

If you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you! Reach out, DM, comment, email, whatever works for you. You can also get more details about the program and sign up on the waiting list right here. Or, book a call with me right here and we’ll go from there.

Let’s work together to land you the job you deserve – one that aligns with your values and your life, that compensates you incredibly well, and makes you feel fulfilled. It’s all possible!

Darren Kanthal

Darren Kanthal, Founder of The Kanthal Group, is a values-driven leadership and career coach with over 20 years of experience in HR and Talent Acquisition. Darren is intensely passionate about helping mid-career leaders cut through the BS, do the foundational work, and achieve their greatness.


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