I’m Zak Slayback. I help ambitious young people get ahead in their careers. I help them grow their networks, sell themselves, find their focus, and land (or create) their dream jobs.
I learned how to do this from working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, and executives and hundreds of young people starting their careers in just the last few years.
I ran business development for a startup apprenticeship program where it was my job to A) get new business partners and B) help young people get jobs they loved quickly.
Now I’m writing a book about what I’ve learned and teaching those skills here.
Here’s the frustrating truth I learned while helping others with their careers:
most of the career advice given today is terrible.
It’s given by people who haven’t had to find jobs since before the Great Recession, who aren’t on the ground helping real people find jobs today, and are repeating old, out-of-date lessons from the 90s.
Instead of focusing on “resume skills” and “soft skills” (whatever that means), you should focus on the skills that actually help you get ahead.
Learn to grow your network without being a sleaze.
Learn how to build your own personal brand (even if you’re just getting started).
Learn to land meetings and interviews with influential people who can help you.
I learned these skills myself. I went from feeling insecure and sleazy when networking to being excited about and having fun meeting new people. I went from being some kid from Pennsylvania’s coal country to building multi-million dollar organizations and getting coffee with billionaires. I’ve given talks to thousands of people, written books, and met my heroes.
All because I focused on these skills.
I want you to imagine:
My goal is for you to know that you can get ahead. You’ll never have to worry about getting stuck in a job you hate, feeling unqualified or inexperienced to take on a job, or that you don’t know “the right people.”
You can get the career education school should have given you.
I’ll show you how. Sign up below to get the same email scripts I used to become one of the best-networked people I know. I used these to connect with some of the busiest people out there. My clients have used them to land dream jobs, start businesses, and get published on major websites.
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