Don’t take my word on some of these things. Go find out for yourself if this information is correct. Taking a survey of your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, and people you run into is a great way to learn more about what has worked for them and how you can apply it to yourself.
Job opportunities for most people are not easy to find. Job searching is not an easy activity to do. It requires a little bit of sales, marketing, guts, and determination to accomplish successfully in the time you want it. Instead of giving you a laundry list of things you should or should not do to find opportunities, you are empowered to ask others how they did it.
The following list of questions will help you uncover some of the keys to finding the right job for you.
1. Ask those who you know enjoy the work they do how they found what they love to do?
The answer to this question will help you think about how you are going about finding the career path that is right for you. Don’t go asking people who hate their jobs or those who are just ok about what they do. That’s stupid. Find people who love what they do and ask them how they found it or figured it out.
2. Ask people who you run into how they found their current (and maybe even their previous job) job. Ask them to tell you the whole story from
start to finish.
The answers you receive to this question will surprise you. Expect to hear that most people who found their last one or two jobs found them by either casual relationships or from people who know them. Securing a job is easiest when you have someone on the inside advocating for you. This “foot in the door” assistance will help you in ways you could never have imagined.
3. Take this test…select a famous person who you would like to meet. Contact all of your friends, family members, acquaintances, co-workers and everyone in between and ask them these two questions:
Do you know _______________ (famous person)? If they say yes, you are done. If they say no, then go on to the next question.
Do you know someone who might know how to get in touch with ______________(famous person)?
These two questions are critical to understanding how interconnected we really are and how to best build your network.
Those main three question groups will greatly enhance your ability to learn from the inside about successful career information most job seekers will never learn about. Answers to these questions will not only change your career direction but also change you personally from the inside out.
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