Are you really happy with your dead-end job?
My last job was recruiting for manufacturing companies. They’d pay us a decent amount of money to find different people who they need for their factories.
One of the jobs that we would pretty much have a standing order for was machinists.
If you didn’t know, machinists cut metal into different parts and shapes. If you’re making an engine, you need pistons, and machinists cut the metal into pistons, jet turbine parts and literally anything you can make out of metal.
Back in the 50’s and 60’s, it was easy for factories to just put up a help-wanted sign and have dozens of machinists come flocking.
Now there’s this delusion that there’s no manufacturing in the US anymore, and there’s no jobs.
“But isn’t everything made in China?”
Paperclips, bottlecaps and coat hangers?
Oh yeah, they’re made in China. They didn’t take that manufacturing from us though, we gave them to them.
Fighter jets, wind turbines and satellites? We still make those, and always will.
Do you think the army is going to let the Chinese make our fighter jets?
So everyone is talking about how there’s no jobs, so people start thinking it’s a non-existent industry until Mike Rowe gets on TV and finally people start noticing this difference in supply and demand.
So here I was, with a job that only exists because it’s so hard to find machinists and other tradesmen (welders, maintenance men, etc).
And I kid you not, 10 times a day we would get people calling in asking how to get a job as a machinist without any experience.
So I figured, I’ve spent years learning about how a machinist’s career works, and here’s all these people wanting to learn how to get a job.
So I figured, why not write a book?
So I spent the next 6 months writing a book, all told about 115 pages.
If you’ve ever been working in some terrible, dead-end job where you know you don’t have a career, it might make sense to get into the manufacturing.
If you’re sick of pushing paper around just to have some HR hunnie complain about the tone of your last email.
If you just want a job where you can work with your hands to make fighter jets: machining might be something worth learning more about.
When I was younger and looking for work, people would just tell me to ‘get a job’ but would shut up quickly after that.
So I wrote an action plan of what to do 30 minutes, 30 hours and 30 days after you finish the book, literally who to call, what to say and everything else you can think of.
Do you know how to write a resume? I have examples of bad, mediocre and home-run grand-slam resumes that will bring recruiters to you!
One problem with recruiters is they can be obnoxious, calling you up to 3 times a day: once you’ve been on the inside you know how to beat them.
I’ve figured out how to keep your contact info secret, so if you’re happy with your job, now you can be invisible.
If you’re a kid off the street and have no idea what a machinist does, I explain the most common machines they use, and how they use them.
If you are in it just for the money (smart move!) I’ve got a chart where you can learn exactly what you should expect to make per hour based on the skills you have and the metals you work with.
Did you know there’s a way you can make 15% more, per hour, without changing what work you do?
If machining isn’t your gig, you can still learn a TON from this guide that transfers to other manufacturing jobs.
Just like all of Jack Sheppard’s books, you have 90 days where no questions asked, if you didn’t learn something, feel free to send it back and get every single dime you sent refunded.
If you’re not happy, I’m not happy.
Until next time,