Knock 3 Times

Knock 3 Times

Cost-effectively Find Your Ideal Job In A Month's Time

Author: Leighton McCormick
Length: 70 page(s)
Written: Feb 2011
Sales Rank: 18 XinXii Sales Rank
Views: 7200

Category: Careers & Employment » Career  |  Work: Guidebook
Keywords: career coaching, jobs, work, resume, cover letter, career, interview, employment, hiring, position, HR, openings, occupation, trade, profession, vocation, livelihood

Our book guides you in using a proven three-step job-hunting approach.

"Knock 3 Times" enables job-hunters to apply a unique and proven three-step approach to finding the job they want in only 30 days. Our job-hunting and career-coaching book includes easy-to-use sample materials prepared and approved by Human Resources experts. Included are cover letters, resume, interview checklist, and follow-up "thank you" letter. Also included are transcripts from "Effective Interview Techniques" CDs we offer, that provide excellent tips from a Director of Human Resources with an internationally recognized corporation, as well as solid answers to the top 20 toughest interview questions. If job-seekers follow our guidelines to the letter, they will find the jobs they want without spending time completing endless "self-evaluation" questionnaires. Most people who are out of work do not have six months to prepare their job searches; they need income as soon as possible.

Above all, good luck in your job search!

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About the Author

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Leighton E. (Lee) McCormick founded Employment Systems Associates in 1982 as a follow-on to an activity which had suddenly become extremely important to him: namely, finding a job! The international financial construction and services company for which he worked as Director of Marketing Communications had fallen on hard times, and he was given the choice of losing his position or transferring out of St. Louis – where he wished to remain.

Lee researched various job-hunting books and publications and soon discovered that most were geared for people changing careers, or who had six months to a year to find employment. Not only that, the majority concentrated on completing various evaluative exercises and skills tests for determining career choices – not on helping the typical unemployed worker who needed another similar job quickly to pay the bills.

Lee graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and holds a Master’s Degree in marketing and media strategies from Webster University in St. Louis. For more than a decade, he had worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations. Additionally, since 1974, he had developed, introduced, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in these fields as an Adjunct Professor of Management at Webster University.

Disappointed in the existing books, Lee fell back on his marketing education and advertising experience and developed a three-step approach to finding a job. His system applied the proven marketing principle that it takes at least three “impressions” (or “knocks”) – three distinct communications of a catch phrase, image, sound, or idea – before a message registers in the typical consumer’s brain. Ideally, the message then stimulates its “target” to take action: to purchase or use the product or service being promoted. Or, as in his job-search approach, recognize and respect the source from whom effective communications are being sent.
This job-hunting campaign could be implemented in a month’s time. It involved research, developing powerful direct mail letters, and carefully timed telephone calls.

In several cases, Lee heard from companies requesting interviews before he contacted them. In all cases, he received compliments during the subsequent interviews for conducting such an attention-getting and effective job search. As proof of its effectiveness, out of a total list of 10 organizations, his system garnered eight interviews and four job offers.

Wishing to share his recipe for success, Lee provided his “system” to several co-workers, friends, and recent graduates who wanted to change careers, were “let go,” or were looking for their first jobs, respectively. They, too, successfully employed the three-knock approach, and convinced him to write a “How to...” book that detailed his system and made it available to all job seekers.

Thus persuaded, he established Employment Systems Associates, published “How To Get The Job You Want,” and sold the easy-to-read and follow guide via direct mail, classified ads, publicity, and word of mouth. Lee eventually left his position to establish his own highly successful business development consulting firm.

Recently, however, continual requests for the book – coupled with increasing unemployment rates – have convinced him a market still exists for a timely, inexpensive, and easy-to-implement job-hunting approach. In June 2001, he re-established Employment Systems Associates, rewrote his book to address current trends (such as the Internet), and retitled it “Knock 3 Times.” which he now provides.

Since its founding more than 25 years ago, Employment Systems has dedicated itself to helping people find work as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible – especially in these times of massive corporate layoffs and downsizings. If followed to the letter, our step-by-step approach and sample communications materials will help you achieve success in a month.

Best of luck in your job search!

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Customer Reviews (1 review)  
Editorial And Customer Reviews Feb 17, 2011
by Leighton McCormick
Editorial Reviews:

St. Louis Business Journal:
"Knock 3 Times" shows people how to get jobs they want. It outlines the three steps job seekers should take.

Insight On St. Louis, KYKY-98 Radio:
This is an amazing tool that every job hunter should have! The book guides people easily through finding job openings.

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Avg. Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars!

5.0 out of 5 stars. A Great Help in a Job Search!
Reviewer: Angie Blair from Cedaredge, Colorado

I am in the process of finding different employment. After searching for help on, I came across the book "Knock Three Times". I ordered the book and received it in short order. Since then, I have used the techniques mentioned. So far, I've had two interviews and expect to hear from a third source, after I call them!

The book has some great common sense approaches and is full of good advice. The CD is convenient to pop into the car player on the way to the job interview as a review.

Thanks Mr. McCormick for your suggestions. My confidence level is soaring because of them.

5.0 out of 5 stars. Excellent Job Seekers Resource!
Reviewer: David L. McIntire from Tallahassee, Florida

I began using Knock 3 Times as a resource during my search for a new job upon completion of graduate school. The tools provided by this book were presented in a clear, concise, easy to understand format, that took me step by step through the search process. It provides a complete strategy that guarantees that the job seeker will be granted an interview in 30 days as well as tips for succeeding in the interview.

Prior to using this book, my job search was disorganized and sporadic in its focus and I was having little luck in even gaining an interview. This book assisted me in developing a strategic approach to my job search, ensuring that I focused on the right opportunities and maximized my efforts on the most promising positions. Since utilizing this tool, I have been offered greater opportunities and more interviews.

I highly recommend Knock 3 Times as an excellent tool for job searchers, it provides extra tools such as CDs, checklists, templates and newsletters that can give a job seeker an extra advantage over the competition.
5.0 out of 5 stars. Effective practical help for a job search!
Reviewer: Robert L. Casanova from St. Louis, Missouri

I have enjoyed the benefits of of the valuable guidance offered in the book, "Knock 3 Times." Its insights into how to implement an effective job search resulted in my securing a terrific Chief Financial Officer position that was the capstone of my financial career.

"Knock 3 Times" made it possible to get my new position in a very tight job market. The book made sure I was organized and focused. Most important, its guidance gave me a productive and logical structure in which I could work, along with an emphasis on the positives of my situation and what I had to offer – which kept me motivated and upbeat.

Talking with friends who were starting at the same time showed me I was getting more exposure as a result – and more interviews than anyone else.

"Knock 3 Times" certainly worked for me – and in a short period of time – and I recommend it to any person looking for a job or seeking a career change.

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