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How To Find a Job

This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone in today’s world. I do not want to make it any more complicated than necessary.My friend Tony has a recession proof career. No matter what happens to the economy, or to his company, he seems to be always in demand. His last company went through a wave of retrenchments, and he happily accepted a payout. He was quite certain, something will show up when he wanted to rejoin the workforce after a short break – and sure enough, it did. This got me thinking, and finally I also spoke to him to find out his secret.Here are the two keys to a recession proof career: As he says, this is easier said than done.

 It takes years to earn the trust, and days to lose it. Millions of small things done well on a consistent basis day-after-day results in the type of reputation that he has developed. Yet, the primary quality has been to represent things in a very realistic light, and never fake them.

1. Earn the TRUST for CARING:

agreementTony is known among his peers as a person of integrity who truly cares about his peers. He works hard to earn and keep their trust. He is well spoken, and only promises what can be delivered. While he does not take himself too seriously, people do take his word seriously. The net impact of all this is that people want him on their team because they know that he will contribute to his full capability. Over the past 14 years I have seen him accept bigger and bigger challenges on a consistent basis, and met these successfully. Yet, he has always been truthful about where he will need help in each case. This has allowed him to grow personally and professionally into the kind of person who is always in demand.

2. Become known for being better than anyone else in your field:

businessmen-in-a-rowCombined with the point 1 above is his sense of direction. He has become a go to person for his area of expertise. Over years I have watched him seeks assignments, postings, and projects that will develop his expertise and sharpen his practical knowledge. Rarely has he ever spoken about the pay-offs and bonuses from his postings and assignments. Almost in every case, his focus has been on how it will sharpen his edge and broaden his horizons. That slightest edge he has over others in his area of expertise is enough to tip the scale in most cases.And, that is why he never appears to anxious about his career prospects. I will end this blog post here – because i have given the central message of this post. Only question outstanding is – how to do each one of these two things? I have written numerous posts that answer this question.

 

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  • Shaiphalika Baghel says:

    Gosh…this is a really broad question that is going to have tons of answers depending on your situation.

    If you’re looking for an answer to how you, personally, can find a job, please provide more details about yourself. What country are you in? How old are you? Do you have access to internet/transportation? Do you have an education? Do you have any skills? These are examples of information that would be helpful in answering your question.

  • Harshvardhan Singh says:

    I’d start the other way. Cut down your expenses until you can really start saving money. If you can’t learn to do that, then unless you overnight become super-rich then you’ll still end up living paycheck to paycheck.
    $15/hr is $30k/yr, which isn’t too bad for a 27-year-old who isn’t in STEM or business management. It’s certainly a lot more than I made before graduating, and I had 2 kids on that low income. No food stamps, no housing assistance, no student loans. Just a scholarship that exactly paid tuition with no excess. That’s it.

    Pick a smaller, cheaper living space. Cut the data and texting off your phone, go to a cheap plan that costs $20/mo for the number of minutes you need. Don’t pay for entertainment (no cable, no Netflix, absolute minimum speed internet if any at all) — use the library to get books and movies. Only eat food that you cook at home.

    The suckiness probably isn’t in the job, it’s probably in you. Get the suckiness out by finding things you enjoy doing. When you do what you enjoy, regardless of whether or not it’s for work, you’ll feel a lot better about yourself. And if it’s not for work, it can help you enjoy your work.

  • Krishna Sawner says:

    Most answers to this question will give you vague advice like “start networking!” or “get a mentor!” or “re-write your resume!” In the end, vague advice like that tends to be difficult to follow. You may feel good reading it, and those things can be important.

  • Nemanja Zivkovic, lives in Novi Sad, Serbia (2018-present) says:

    Every day I watch and listen to people who are applying for jobs just for the sake of applying, without actually trying to find out everything they can about the company, about the person who leads the company, about the people who will review job applications..

    Find out why the hell is that company is looking to hire someone.

    Find out what is the problem they are trying to solve and explain to them why you are the one who will solve the problem in the best way possible and thereby give them value.

    They don’t give you a job, but they hire you to solve them a problem and, with solving the problem, you give them value.

  • Ankit Jain says:

    Hey

    In today’s online world it is easy for you to find a job. There are many online portals like Shine, Indeed, Monster jobs that can help you in finding a job. But the thing is getting a job of your interest is slightly difficult here.

    Apart from that you can find jobs in newspapers and magazines.

    Also, Linkedin is a great way to search vacancies.

    Try to maintain a good contact with people in your field, they can help you a lot.

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