Finding the work you want to do is not like brain surgery or rocket science. Yet too many people think a little bit of effort will result in a lot of benefit. They’ve been tricked into thinking this for years. Don Asher’s book, How To Get Any Job With Any Major states that people looking for work should have a 100 leads at all times. You should have seen the face on the college senior I said that to!! He figured he would apply to a couple jobs and pick the one he wanted.
It is all about effort. If you want to find work, you need to put the time in. I have to agree with Don on this one, create many options and keep creating options until you find work. Don Asher’s “100 leads” is purposefully a large number to keep people from creating 3-5 leads and then sitting back and letting those five leads play themselves out, only to find that NONE of them “played out” and now you have to go find five more. If you have 100 leads going at all times then there is no down time. Yeh, except for a fortunate few it is a lot of work finding work.
Turn over a lot of rocks. I tell students and clients this all the time, “You have to turn over a lot of rocks to find what you want.” I want people to know that it might not be “rocket science” or “brain surgery” but it IS a lot of hard work and that it is one rock at a time. You make that one phone call for an informational interview and hope that it leads to another informational interview or that you discover by accident that the job you REALLY want is something else now. But it all starts with the first phone call which leads to the second call, which leads to the third, etc…[Read more…] about It’s Not ‘Rocket – Surgery’…but it is a lot of work.