The Great Resignation has not made hiring any easier, but it has made it far more important. Almost every business I work with is spending more time, energy and money on hiring than they were last year at this time.
One was paying $22 per hour for summer workers in 2019 and struggled to fill those same positions at $35 this year. Another hired a technical manager away from one company only to have that same company recruit them back by bumping the annual salary by $25,000.
But escalating the pay race only gets you mercenaries, that’s why I loved this email I received from Jay Abraham. Jay is trying to recruit believers in his cause and the opportunity he has for them. Not just those in search of a bigger paycheck. Here’s the email:
If you aren’t “a flake” read on.
If you are an unproven aspirant who’s never made any significant deals happen – NOR EVER MONETIZED ANYTHING MEANINGFULLY – stop reading!
I’m searching for someone to structure JV deals for me.
We’re talking about finding influencers to promote programs for me.
We’re talking about structuring co-branded mastermind groups for me.
We’re talking about persuading different media sources and online platforms to run rev-share ads for me seeking six-seven figure clients.
And a lot more.
You need to be truly adroit at connecting with decision makers of every type – influencers, authors, CEOs, consultants and the like.
You need a monster-impressive history of success, selling high ticket intangibles.
You MUST have made a minimum of $250,000 a year doing it – heavily based on commissions or profit shares (and be able to prove it!)
You must have at least ten great and appropriate references I can check.
You must be exceptionally resourceful and exceedingly self-motivated; because, I’m not going to provide the databases – you have to source them, though I’ll pay to acquire them for you – once you do.
This is either a turn on OR turn OFF!
I tried attracting pure performance based people six months ago from my list and got 100 people, most who were either flakes, misrepresented their abilities or just plain were “play acting” at making big things happen.
I wasted tens of thousands of dollars trying to nurture these “inauthentic actors” and worse, I wasted HUGE opportunity cost in the time and energy I had my team devote to people who did not perform!
So I’m offering to write a check every month to give you a very comfortable base.
I’m offering to lay out opportunities EACH potentially worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit shares to you.
I’m offering the ability to interact, learn and develop unimaginable deal-making abilities to add to your current impressive skill sets.
But I WILL NOT waste my time or energy on ANYONE replying who is either NOT well-suited or who cannot produce verification they satisfy my rigid criteria.
If I hate anything it’s people who waste my, my team, or sales staff’s time or opportunity cost.
So please DO NOT do that to me.
Anyone unqualified who does waste my time will be immediately and permanently removed from my database!
Qualified and seriously interested candidates feel free to apply c/o: Desiree@abraham.com
Use subject line: I’m NOT a flake!
Deserving applicants will be contacted IMMEDIATELY.
Undeserving responders will have their email deleted.