Introducing a proven framework for building the skills and results you need change careers and break into a new industry (even if you have absolutely NO relevant experience right now).
Data Scientist at Door Dash
I used Austin's material to land myself two job offers in an industry I had zero experience in. Not only did Austin help me clarify which choice made sense, he taught me a way of assessing the risk of both jobs to make the smartest decision. That in itself, not only applied to finding a job, but applies to all my future life decisions. Something I'll have with me for the rest of my life.
What happened to becoming an astronaut?
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would ask you, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”
That question created a portal into our imaginations where anything was possible.
You could be an NFL quarterback, tossing hail mary deep into the endzone. Or maybe you were destined to set foot on Mars and find the first sign of alien life. Or, better yet, you planned to jump through the wall on Platform 9 and ¾ to join the wizarding world, leaving these muggles behind forever!
Looking back, the craziest thing about these aspirations wasn’t the level of difficulty (or trans-dimensional travel) required to make them happen. The craziest thing was the way people reacted to them:
“Alien life? That is AMAZING! Of course you can do it, NASA is going to be lucky to have you in a few years.” - Your Kindergarten Teacher (Probably)
“Lead the Autobot revolution against the evil Decepticons, saving the world? I wouldn’t expect anything less, you can do anything you put your mind to.” - Your Parents (Probably)
Everybody was so supportive and accepting, it was amazing! The world was truly your oyster...
Fast forward to the present day.
You just got off the phone with a recruiter from the latest company that was willing to take a chance on your resume (which are few and far between these days). Their words are still ringing in your head:
“Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me! The team really liked you, but we decided to move forward with another candidate who had more experience.”
If that story sounds a little bit too familiar, you’re probably stuck in one of two situations:
1. It’s still early on in your career, but you quickly figured out that what you studied in college is NOT what you expected it to be in the real world.
You want to make a career change, but no one will take a chance on you because your major isn’t relevant anymore and you don’t have any “real” experience in the field you want to switch to.
2. You’ve been in the professional world for a bit and the burnout is beginning to set in.
Maybe your job isn’t as fulfilling as you’d hoped, maybe it’s not challenging you anymore, maybe you’re not being paid what you deserve, or maybe you’re just simply not interested. Whatever the reason, you’re ready to pivot onto a new, exciting path.
Problem is, all of your professional experience is either in one specific field or it’s scattered across short stints in many different areas.
Either way, it’s not matching up with what employers want so the applications you submit go unread and the interviews you get end with that dreaded sentence, “we moved forward with someone who had more experience.”
If you’re fed up and frustrated with hearing that same damn sentence with every new opportunity you pursue, I’ve got good news:
There’s a way out.
I graduated from college with a biology degree, a 2.57 GPA, and 3 months of experience in the medical field at a job I absolutely hated.
I knew I had to make a change, but nobody would take a chance on me. I applied to over 300 companies in dozens of different industries and those words became a dreaded refrain:
“We went with someone who had more experience.”
“You’re background doesn’t match as well as some of our other candidates.”
“We’re looking for someone who’s a better fit.”
UGH! I wanted to put my fist through the wall...until I discover a new approach that had employers tell me:
“This is amazing, we’ve never had a candidate do this for us.”
“How did you learn this? It’s exactly what we’re looking for.”
“You really did your research, didn’t you. Impressive, I’d like to move forward with this.”
Those responses didn’t just come from random companies either. Those quotes are from hiring managers at Google, Microsoft, and Twitter (where I landed job offers despite my lack of traditional experience and my completely irrelevant degree in Biology).
The truth is, if you want to pivot into a brand new career without any experience, you need to go out and build that experience yourself.
I hate to break it to you, but companies just don't "take chances" on people. Why?
Because hiring is as huge risk!
According to the US Department of Labor, a bad hire can cost the company up to 30% of the employee's first year earnings. A study by Mellon Financial Corp showed that bad hires can cost companies 1-2.5% of total revenues due to the cost of hiring and lost productivity.
Translation? Companies simply aren't going to pay someone that they have to train from scratch. You need to make investments in yourself to learn the skills and get real world results in your new industry.
The good news is, you don’t need to do it within the four walls of a cubicle at a “formal” job. You can get out there and build it on your own. You can even create a second source of income while you’re doing it!
Today, I'm going to show you how:
Introducing The No Experience, No Problem Course
In January of 2014 I was a medical device sales representative with six months of professional experience making $35,000/year. I graduated with a biology degree, a 2.5 GPA, and I was in $10,000+ of credit card debt.
In October of 2015, I accepted an offer in digital sales at Microsoft (alongside offers from Google and Twitter) with a total compensation package of $138,000 per year.
How did I catapult my salary 400% and land a job at one of the most prestigious tech companies in the world without any traditional skills, experience, or degrees in technology or marketing?
I used a specific framework to build the experience myself, I call it the No Experience, No Problem framework.
Using that framework, I taught myself everything I needed to know about digital marketing. Then I used that knowledge to generate real world results. In my case, that came in the form of freelancing where I generated leads for real estate agents in private communities across the US. They paid me thousands of dollars per month to do it too - I was learning from scratch and I was getting paid to do it. And paid well! I was bringing in $5,000/month just to hone my skills.
But you don’t need to be an aspiring marketer and you don’t need to pitch any clients to make this happen. That’s just my story, one of many paths you can take to build the experience you need to make the career pivot you want.
What Should You Expect From The Course?
The No Experience, No Problem course will give you a step-by-step road map for identifying and building the exact skills you need to change industries. Then you'll learn how to turn that knowledge into real world results that will get you hired in any industry, regardless of your current background or experience. You can expect to learn:
By the end of this course you will know exactly how to build experience and results so that you can land a job in any industry, without any previous experience or a relevant degree. You'll never hear an employer say, "Sorry, you don't have enough experience" ever again. I guarantee it (seriously, I do).
Here's What's Inside The No Experience Course
Objective: Reveal why 99% of people fail to successfully change careers, walk through the No Experience course, and break down the exact formula you're going to use to land a job in any industry you want regardless of your current experience.
Objective: This module will show you how to identify and build the exact skills that employers are looking (and paying) for without spending a fortune on courses, books, and certifications. I'll show you how to learn everything you need for less than $50.
Objective: This module will show you how to turn your knowledge into real world results -- the kind employers will buy into. I'm going to show you how to book real clients and create real projects that people are willing to pay you for! You can literally get paid to learn and create a second income while building your experience. This course will literally pay for itself.
Objective: We'll wrap up the course by showing you how to speak about your non-traditional background and sell it to employers. Stop wasting your time defending your past and begin focusing on what matters - the value you bring to the table.
Here's What People Are Saying About The No Experience Course
Program Manager at Amazon
*Amish asked me to use a pseudonym
Austin helped me make the transition from from a VP role in finance to a Program Manager role at Amazon. The new role came with a $275,000 compensation package -- a 30% increase over my previous salary.
Customer Success Manager at Facebook
*Jenny asked me to use a pseudonym
Austin's advice helped me successfully navigated 7 interviews at Facebook and have been offered a position as a Client Solutions Manager, a big pivot from my current job as a management consultant!
Account Executive at Mixpanel
Austin, wanted to let you know that I took your advice to heart. Last week I accepted an offer to be an Account Executive in tech, and because I did so well in the interview process, they offered me $30k more than I asked for. I’ll be making double what I was before.
Senior Analyst at American Express
I was looking to switch industries, but unsure of how to successfully market myself. Austin helped me re-frame my thinking and realize that my non-traditional background was, in fact, an advantage. His course also helped me tremendously as I prepared for interviews; I learned how to ask the right questions about roles and companies and how to tell stories that convey my skills. Shifting into a more positive mentality and learning how to talk about my experiences landed me the job I previously thought I was unqualified for.
Data Analyst at Jefferson Health
Austin's strategies helped me make the transition from tech into a brand new industry - the healthcare space - along with a $12,000 raise on top the company's original offer!
Business Operations at JustWorks
Austin helped me realize my dream career path which involved transitioning from the retail / wholesale industry to tech. His knowledge, energy, and insights were instrumental in landing a job in a new industry. Austin provided me with the essential tools and thoughtful feedback that I needed. He gave me the confidence to make these changes happen and succeed. I wholeheartedly recommend Austin for those who need any sort of help making a complete career change!
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The best part of the whole deal is that No Experience, No Problem is backed by a 30 day, results-based guarantee.
I am 110% confident that the No Experience course will work for you, but I want YOU to be 100% satisfied with the results you get. If you sign up for the course, do all of the work, and don't begin to see results within 30 days, I'll refund you every penny:
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I promise that this course will work for you.
I guarantee that taking this course and following through on the steps inside will help you land more job interviews in any industry, regardless of your current level of experience.
As a result No Experience, No Problem is backed by a full 30-day, money back guarantee. If you do the work and don’t begin to see results within 30 days, I will refund you every penny.
Note: If you are buying this course because you want a magical pill that will do the work for you, this is totally not for you. Job searching requires a lot of work. A lot of commitment. A lot of persistence. If you are lazy, don't buy the course. I actually require that you do work. If you do opt to refund the course, I require you to submit a few basic assignments to show that you've given it an honest effort. If that isn't something you're cool with, we understand. This course probably isn't a good fit for you. More details here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have Questions About The No Experience Course?
I've included answers to the most common questions below, but everyone's situation is different and I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make a good decision!
With that in mind, if you have questions that aren't answered below, feel free to shoot me an email!
Will This Course Continue To Be Updated & Will I Get Access To Future Versions?
Absolutely! This course will be updated regularly as feedback comes in from student who have taken it.
My hope is that you view this as a lifetime investment. Not only will it help you with your job search today, but with every future dream job search you undertake. As a result, you will have full access to any and all future updates. In fact, you won't even need to change credentials, just log in and take advantage.
How Is The Course Material Different That What Is On The Blog Or In Your Emails?
Great question! Let's flash back to college. If the blog posts and emails are chapters in the textbook, No Experience is the entire college course.
For example, my No Connections article is a 20 minute read (according to Medium) and discusses my job search strategy at a high level. The corresponding No Experience course material consists of over 4.5 hours of video content, complete with resources that you won't find anywhere else (Scripts, Templates, Tools, Resources, Strategies, etc).
The blog posts lay out the strategies as if we lived in a perfect world. You complete step 1, then step 2, etc., etc. and boom! You have your dream job. The reality is, you are going to run into obstacles. You are going to want to give up. This course is designed to give you all the tools you need to overcome those obstacles and keep pushing through until you reach your goal.
You Talk A Lot About "Tech." Will This Work For Someone Who Isn't In The Tech Industry?
Yes! The strategies in this course have helped people land jobs in consulting, finance, the arts, healthcare/medicine, and more. The strategies will help you excel in any industry.
Money Is Tight Right Now, How Can I Afford This?
That's really a question that only you have the answer to.
That said, I can tell you that these strategies have personally led to an $93,000/year pay raise. It's not uncommon for the students who take the course to see $10k, $20k, even $50k+ salary bumps after going through the material. If you check out Amish's testimonial above, he netted an $82,500 raise using the same framework that's laid out in this course!
This course is an investment and I have done everything in my power to ensure that it's one of the best investments you ever make. It might seem like a lot of money now, but the course pays for itself 10x+ over when you begin to see results.
Would you pay for something if you knew that you could get a job you love with thousands of dollars of incremental salary in return?
In addition, you'll have lifetime access so any time you feel "stuck" or "limited," you can come back here and make change happen. That's powerful.
It's less about the bottom line cost, and more about the return on investment for the rest of your life.
What If I Have No Idea What I Want To Do With My Life Or Career?
If you're not sure about what you want to do, this course is the perfect template to help you decide.
The truth is, "your passion" isn't something that hits you like a bolt of lightning in the middle of the night. Your passion is kind of like dipping your fries in your milkshake - you didn't know you'd love it until you tried it. The best way to find out what you want to do is by talking to a bunch of people who are doing interesting things and by "piloting" new fields for short periods of time.
This course will show you exactly how to do both of those things. It will teach you how to reach out to people and learn more about what they do. It will also show you how to dip your toe into any new field to see if you enjoy it.
If you rinse and repeat that method, you'll have a MUCH better chance of finding what you love than you would by reading blog post after blog post or job description after job description hoping something clicks.
How Much Time Will It Take To Finish The Course?
The course is self paced, meaning you can take it at your own speed.
I recommend that you watch each lesson until you fully understand the concepts, and then take action on what you learn. I tell my students that they shouldn't move ahead until they have started to see results from the previous lesson.
The timing will vary based on how much time you put in each day, along with how well you understand the concepts and continue to take action on them.
How Many Hours A Day Do I Need To Dedicate To The Course?
This is another personal question that only you can answer. The bottom line is, the more time you put in each day, the faster you'll move through the course and on to your dream job.
After I developed this system, I usually spent 1-2 hours every day working through the material.
How Do I Take The Course? Is It A Physical Product? All Online?
The course is 100% online which means that you can access it from anywhere, at any time, on any device. It's incredible easy to start a video on your computer and then fire it up on your phone on your way to work.
Giving Back With Cultivated Culture
Giving back is a huge part of the Cultivated Culture philosophy.
I am a firm believer in giving back. Some of us are more fortunate than others. We were afforded opportunities that others might not have had the luxury of enjoying:
A college education, 3 daily meals on the table along with a full pantry, unconditional support from two parents, etc. I’m a firm believer that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Whether that is running the family plumbing business, working for NASA, or starting a company, nobody should be excluded from these opportunities as a result of a background they had no control over.
With that in mind, I donate 5% of Cultivated Culture's gross profits to the following organizations (2.5% per organization):
Afterschool Alliance is an organization dedicated to keeping underprivileged kids safe and giving them educational opportunities and exposure to broaden their horizons.
Movember is an organization focused on preventing men from dying early. While Movember focuses on a range of issues, male suicide is what stands out to me and I'm contributing to help stop it.