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October 28, 2009

Need A Job?

Filed under: Life's Tidbits — memorylane46 @ 12:15 am

book_businessYou are looking for a job?  On a scale of 1 to 10, how serious are you? 

How and when you conduct your search is very important indeed.

You stayed up until three in the morning and you slept most of the day.  By three P.M., you pick up the phone and start calling potential employers.  By this time, several calls have come in.  The business people are just ready to call it quits.  They are tired and often miserable.  Furthermore, they can see through your act. ” Why didn’t you call this morning?” they want to know.

If you are serious about work, you must prove it.  Get up at seven A.M.  Put on your best clothes and make public appearances early.  Bring a set of rough clothes in the trunk of your car and stop at construction sites.  Have a lunch with you and be ready to work. Be sure to have an up to date resume with you.  Search the net and find out everything you can about the companies that grant you an interview.  Be ready with a statement to let the interviewer know that you are familiar with and interested in the business.  Have a sincere compliment on the tip of your tongue. Look the interviewer in the eye.  Have a strong handshake.  Let the employer initiate the handshake.

Sell yourself.  You are having an opportunity to pat yourself on the back.  Show tremendous energy; Head high, shoulders straight, breathing softly, smiling often. Let the boss know that you want to advance in the company and are willing to upgrade.

Some  companies may find themselves short-staffed due to employee absenteeism and they will be ready to try you out.  You may be hired short-term or long-term.

If you are willing to take anything, don’t be afraid to offer your services anywhere you go.  A short-staffed restaurant will be happy to accept your offer of help and that could land you a permanent job. Look around you and ask if they are short-staffed.  If they are, the moment is now.  Take this opportunity. 

If you are motivated, you don’t drag your feet.  You watch  the boss’ conduct , and you model yourself after him/ her if possible.  If the conduct displayed is not acceptable to you, then it is best that you not work there.

Do not take more breaks than you are entitled to.  Arrive early.  Leave after departure time.  Give compliments and show gratitude.  Remember that your bosses are human beings too with real lives and real problems.  Allow them to be human.  Forgive the occasional bout of bad mood.  The company leaders have a lot invested in the company.  Success is their due.  Respect that.  Let them know you can help them make it happen.

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”


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