By CAREEREALISM Club Founder, J.T. O’Donnell

Last week, I got the following e-mail from one of our Career HMO members. He joined CAREEREALISM Club after being out of work for 12+ months. His first time in the network, I remember him telling me how frustrated he’d been with the bad job search advice he’d received, and he was skeptical we could help. Two months later, this is what he sent me:

Dear J.T.,

I’ve been meaning to send this e-mail to you for some time and with the roll-out of the new site enhancements, now seemed to be appropriate.

With all of your help and guidance, I have landed a new job. For over a year, before I found CAREEREALISM Club, my job search was going nowhere. Following your guidance, the activity took a significant jump. I believe two things were very key to landing this position.

#1 Networking. As you so accurately teach, leverage the network. I kept in touch with two business acquaintances and sure enough they passed my resume on to the hiring manager for a position that was NEVER POSTED! The hiring manager said to me they didn’t want to have to wade through the mountains of resumes if they posted the position so instead they asked their staff if they had any recommendations. They recommended me!

#2 – Taking the time to complete your Interview Prep Program. When I sat down for the interview and the HR person started to ask me questions I felt like I had stolen the opposing teams playbook before the Superbowl. I was so prepared and when I wrapped up the interview by asking my questions (from your list) I could tell they were not use to that. Instead of the interview ending after the HR person, I was walked over to the hiring manager. After being interviewed by him he said, “Are you doing anything for lunch? I think the VP of the department would like to meet you.” When he said that I knew I was “in.”

I will continue to utilize your Career HMO (because all jobs are temporary) and I will continue to share my experience with anyone who is stuck in their search.

Thank you, thank you, thank you again and again,


E-mails like this are exactly why I built a Career HMO, CAREEREALISM Club – Because NOBODY should job search alone!


To celebrate Wally’s victory over long-term unemployment, and to help others join the ranks of the happily employed, we are offering the first 100 people who sign up for CAREEREALISM Club lifetime memberships for only $75. The program normally costs $75/year.

Given every job is temporary and Americans can expect to have as many as 9 careers in a lifetime with an average of 3 jobs in each one, this lifetime membership will more than pay for itself! It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and is considered a tax-deductible job search expense. So, there’s no risk.

Why not join and experience first-hand the power of a Career HMO? You could be our next success story!


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