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Job Search & Replacing the Kitchen Faucet

August 31st, 2012

Last night my wife and I got home from a date and found the kitchen sink faucet was … broken.  I don’t even know how to describe the problem, and I have NO idea how the break could have happened.

I wasn’t happy… thinking it would cost at least a few hundred dollars to have a plumber come in and replace the faucet.

I went to YouTube with the slightest hope that I could be encouraged to fix it on my own.  I don’t have many tools, especially specialty tools, and I am nervous about doing something that might cause water damage later.  But one YouTube video said replacing the faucet is actually one of the easiest things to do… so off to HomeDepot I went, to get what I needed to solve this serious problem :)

Guess what?

All I needed to replace the faucet was about 12 dollars of tools, the new faucet ($150!! yuck), YouTube, and some confidence.  This afternoon I completed the project, by myself!

I thought I was really far having my sink fixed, but in fact I had everything I needed (after I bought the “basin wrench”… who knew).

What does this mean for job seekers?

I would bet you have 90 – 95% of what you need.  Here’s what you might lack:

  1. The right tools. I’m not going to beat around the bush – you need JibberJobber to organize your job search.  If I had a nickel for every time someone said “I wish I would have known about JibberJobber a few months ago, when I started!” I would be, well, rich.  And just like the basin wrench, JibberJobber is very inexpensive (it is free for life, and you have an optional $10/month upgrade).
  2. CONFIDENCE. Last night I had no confidence in myself to do this job.  But after watching a video I thought “okay, maybe I can do that.”  It helped that the guy said this was one of the easiest jobs to do…  So let ME tell YOU: Finding a job can be easy and enjoyable!  I know you don’t believe me now, but once you “get it,” you should enjoy the process, and you should make great strides.  But learn tactics and techniques and strategies.  Without guidance, I would have had a watery mess in my kitchen! YOU CAN DO IT! I and want to help!

There you go – a peek into my morning, and how I take normal plumbing issues and think about YOUR job search.

(oh yeah, want videos for your job search?  I have some exclusive, premium job search videos here)

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2 responses to “Job Search & Replacing the Kitchen Faucet”

  1. I recommend JibberJobber because it gives people a system to help them be career self-reilant for life!

  2. Jason Alba says:

    Thanks Sterling, I’ve appreciated your support and evangelism over the many years, since the beginning in 2006 :)