Three Keys to Career Success
By Kevin Donlin, http://www.CollegeRecruiter.com
Many clients come to me discouraged that theyíre working in the wrong
industry ... or not working at all.
But by being specific, persistent and flexible, you can get the job you want,
with almost no competition.
1) Be specific about your ideal job.
Do you want to work in high-tech? International finance? Marketing? Start by
identifying several job titles and career paths that appeal to you. If you canít
do that, at least list 3-4 skills that youíd be happy using every day.
Reason? You canít hit a target you canít see. By pinpointing a career, you
can then pick companies that are the right fit for you. Even if those firms
arenít hiring, you can make inroads by being persistent.
2) Be persistent.
Do research on the Internet or in your local library to learn about your
target company, its problems and competitors. Then, devise a solution (or two or
three) to present to them. Visit the company and ask to meet with a hiring
manager (get their name ahead of time by calling a receptionist).
By approaching that company as a problem-solver who is motivated and
resourceful enough to put together solutions without being paid, you will be
miles ahead of your "competitors" who do no more than ask for a job. If a job
isnít available, one might be created for you.
But what if you need a job now, to pay the bills while youíre pursuing your
dream career? You can still make headway by being flexible.
3) Be flexible.
Consider taking a temp job at an agency that employs people in your field.
Specify that you want to do work related to your career goal. Once hired, use
your lunch hours to identify problems and solutions. Seek out managers who can
hire you full-time and ask to present your solutions. Eventually, youíll end up
doing what you want for a company that youíre happy with.
You MUST succeed if you follow these guidelines, because people who do more
than whatís expected of them always do. Just remember to be specific, persistent
Best of luck to you!
-- Kevin Donlin is the author of "Resume and Cover Letter Secrets
Revealed," a do-it-yourself manual that will help you find a job in 30 days ...
or your money back. For more information, please visit http://www.CollegeRecruiter.com/1dayresumes.html