Erin’s parent’s caught me at church with the great news: Erin got a job!! A recent college grad in the unusual field of journalistic photography, she was a great client. She listened. She was unafraid to try something new. She knocked on doors until someone opened. Really!
Literally, Erin knocked on doors and followed every lead until she turned up a position at The Smithsonian Museum that is perfect for her. She can directly use her college training and her photography skills. Then she found an apartment with her college roommate. She is on her way.
Recent college grads are so wonderful to work with. Most are optimistic, upbeat, the world is at their fingertips if they can only grasp it. Erin did exactly what I asked her to do. All she needed was a little direction and off she went to get what she wants.
We congratulate Erin on her success and wish her the best in her career!!
The week before Christmas I got a call from Jonathan. He was excited, thrilled even. A recruiter found him on LinkedIn!
I worked with Jonathan a few months ago. Another recent college grad, he wants to use his biomedical education in medical sales. Unfortunately for a variety of reasons he did not have an internship so he had less experience than might be ideal. So we worked on how to adjust his LinkedIn profile to attract attention from recruiters who often work with medical sales positions.
He got attention from the recruiter. Now he has to demonstrate his ability to do the job he wants to have. He needs to bump up his networking and be even more visible.
It works! These techniques work. It is possible to structure your job search to get attention to get a job. What you do with these techniques make a huge difference. You could make two calls a day or you can attack the situation like Erin did and make 10 calls a day. Every “no” leaves space in your day to find another lead that will say “yes”.
It is up to you. How will you define your search to make your search successful?