There’s plenty of ways you can figure out what you want to do with your career and your life. You can sit at your computer for hours researching job descriptions that sound semi-interesting to you. You can speak with your friends to figure out what interests they have and see if you share the same. You can stare at the wall of your cubicle and think of opportunities that are the complete opposite of what you’re doing, hoping they’d actually be fulfilling. But folks, here’s a better way, and it’s much easier…just read the next few paragraphs for a quick fix.Read more
Whenever reaching out to someone you have known for a long time or a new connection you may have made on LinkedIn, make sure to ask them for advice regarding the specific job search topic you need assistance with, and never ask for help!
Simple reason, common sense (and the stats back it up) dictates that people strongly prefer to dispense advice than they do to actually help with anything. The word help is often associated with pain and/or hard work, whereas advice implies expertise, and everyone loves showing off their expertise!
So remember, ask for advice, not help!
“So…what do you do?” Does that question sound familiar? Or…”What do you do for a living?”,” Who do you work for?”,”What industry are you in?”… You probably don’t realize it, but people are asking you this every day in a variety of settings, and it is almost always the question people ask when they first meet you, right? It’s an easy way to break the ice and get to know someone. Best of all, it’s also an easy way to get to know who they know and make opportunities happen. But chances are you are likely missing out on the chance to strike, to tell them who you are, what you want to do, and most importantly, what you bring to the table. And the best part…show them how they are going to help you do it.Read more
The old adage that you need to “sell yourself” is wrong! Instead, allow yourself to be bought! Watch this video now to see why!
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