How To Get Noticed, Hired or Anything Else You Want
How to get
or just about
Anything Else You Want
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Why you need this book
You are not getting the job interviews you want
People are not responding to your emails
Your network is not working for you
You feel like you are wasting your talents on mindless work
After reading, you’ll be able to
Establish a strategy to get more job offers
Blow your boss’s mind with your potential
Build a network of long-lasting, powerful connections
Take action with the Get Noticed Workbook
Table of Contents
Six Ways to Get Noticed 5
Eight Ways To Get Hired 12
Three Ways To Get Anything Else You Want 21
Take Action 26
This eBook is For
This is an invitation to get noticed in
your career and get anything you want.
When you meet someone, focus
on how you can support them
Getting a business card
or becoming a LinkedIn
contact doesn’t get you
noticed. Asking the right
questions and providing
high value does.
Look for ways to provide
value instead of focusing
on the outcome.
Don’t wait to establish
relationships until you
Turn the switch on
how you build powerful
Stop Comparing Yourself
When you compare yourself to others,
you lose; you dampen your light
and fail to show your own strengths.
Comparison drains your creative potential.
Think about what makes you so
excited that you can barely stand it.
Go DO that.
Don’t Make Excuses that
You are “Too Busy”
There isn’t enough time to go to the gym, cook, meet
with friends, start a new project, and read a book.
Life is not about time, but rather about
commitment, connection to outrage, hope, and a
belief that your leadership will lead to real change.
Commitment > Time
“Am I spending my time and
energy connecting with the
values that inspire me to act?”
Keep asking yourself
Make Good Use of Your Energy
4 Time is constant;
you can’t manage it.
But you can manage
Sometimes, saying “no”
is actually part of serving
both someone else and
Don’t waste your energy -
you can’t afford to.
Commit to your Greatness
5It’s time to realize that you
don’t need to be perfect.
If you want to dream, innovate,
and develop world-changing
ideas, you need to live your
experiments out day by day.
That's how we improve -
in small, daily increments.
Start with Your Story
6Your story evokes values
and creates a connection
with others that builds a
It is critical to overcome feelings of
being judged, of being different, in
order to tell your personal story.
It’s natural to feel afraid of being honest about your life story,
afraid of what others will think. But fear is a product of mind, a
fantasy that grips and destroys. You can conquer your mind’s
habit of creating fear.
“People won’t care about my story or values”
At First,Balance Passion and Skill
[Passion + Skill]
It’s easy to end up
working at what we
do best rather than
what we love to do.
The best is often to find a mix of
both at the beginning and transition
over time into what we love most.
[Passion + Success]
Show why you matter
2This is the difference between two people with
the same resume: One gets hired because
they better show why they
matter—whether it’s with a
C-level exec, a leading expert
or a young entrepreneur.
Everyone is busy and wants to have
conversations that matter with people who
matter, like you.
Surround yourself with people
who you want to be
You are most like the 5 people
you spend the most time with
Raise the bar and build your
networks with others who are
living purposeful, inspired lives.
Write an Email people will read
4Avoid starting with
“How are you?”
People are busy—start with a
brief sentence outlining who you
are and why you're writing. Save
the niceties for when you meet or
exchange more messages.
Ask the question
you want to ask
“Let me know if you have time”
"Can we meet for 15 minutes over
coffee in the next two weeks?"
Be direct with your
One-size-fits-all three-sentence bio
description about what you have to
offer, catered to the recipient.
Ask what you can
offer in return
A LinkedIn testimonial, a tweet, a
blog post, time to chat about their
idea, an introduction.
Make your own luck
Making your own luck
is about reaching
out and connecting
when it matters most.
If you are told no,
make it happen anyway.
Dig deeper than face value.
Use creative ways to connect with and
Differentiate private and
Have a framework of
understanding that a public
relationship is not one where you
seek love and acceptance.
Be extra intentional with public relationships, like
the one you have with your boss. Don’t leave
space for confusion about your role or mission.
Get a commitment
7Commitment comes from
allowing people to access their
own experience. Stop asking for
favors, ask for commitments.
One time only
Know others for
who they are
8The key to strong
relationships is getting
to know people, and then
trusting them to be who
they are...instead of who
you want them to be.
Let people be the best
version of themselves,
not your version of them.
Figure out what you want.
Have fun with it!
When you do get noticed, hired or anything you want, ask informed,
thoughtful questions and others will remember you. Don’t forget to have
fun with it.
People want to be around
those who love what they do.
Do meaningful work
2 Most research has shown
that extrinsic rewards (i.e.
pay for performance) distort
Make the most of your day
3Set up your calls and meetings only 2 days a week, if you
can. Use the rest of the week for projects that matter most
Have less meetings. Meetings don't make decisions, leaders
make decisions. When you have less meetings, more work
Follow the 7pm rule. Why do we work past 7pm? We make
rules to have lunch and shower, so when did it become
optional to go home at 7pm - it’s the end of the day! Take the
time you need to recharge and you'll produce better work.
Schedule hours per day for various tasks. Set a scheduled
time each day for the work that matters most. Plan everything
else around that precious time. Owning your time is about
making time for the work that matters.
Top 10 ways to get noticed, hired,
and just about anything you want
1. Reach out and connect in a meaningful way.
2. Stop comparing yourself to others.
3. Overcome feelings of shame and fear to tell your
4. Be honest about what you are hoping to get out of
a conversation, no matter who you’re talking with.
5. Surround yourself with people who you want to be.
6. Get a commitment from others, not a favor.
7. Trust others to be who they are, not who you
want them to be.
8. Find a way to support somebody in exchange for
their time and attention.
9. Don’t worry about what others have; start with
what you need.
10. Make the most of your day.
Want to get in ACTION?
Download the FREE Get
Noticed Workbook with
free tools and exercises
To learn more about Erica Dhawan Group’s leadership consulting,
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This eBook made in collaboration with
April Anderson, Evann Clingan and Nicole Granet.
Erica Dhawan is the CEO of Erica Dhawan Group, a
globally recognized leadership firm teaching companies
and leaders to drive elite performance, improve innovation
across generations and cultures, capitalize on the expertise
of emerging talent, and prepare the global workforce for
the future. Check out the Connectional Intelligence™