The customer replied, “I am not sure; you have so many great items to choose from. Can you give me a second please?” Continue reading “The Hardest Question”
This is Not a Time to Hibernate
Winter officially begins on December 21, but this is not the time to hibernate if you are looking for work. You may have considered hibernation because you thought that the holidays are a lousy time to find a job. That could be true if you are pursuing a position with a company that shuts down for several weeks around the holidays. However, most of the companies in our area won’t stop operations for more than a few days during the holidays. In fact, some industries are running hot in the colder months. I have heard that is true of the manufacturing and logistic departments at the North Pole. Continue reading “Attention Jobseekers”
Previous blogs describe how developing a job search plan can be effective, and have explained how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to individuals’ our own skills and interests. Blogforce has also considered some effective ways to look for work through job search networking. Now, let’s talk about setting goals. It may seem like we’re getting off the subject of job searching, but not really. Remember that if you’re not looking for anything, you’ll find it. Similarly, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll still get there (nowhere). Continue reading “Set and Monitor Goals”
If that super car salesman only concentrated on promoting the car and did not focus on you, the customer, he would never sell it. However, if he puts his attention on you and shows you just how the car matches your needs . . . bingo, you buy and everyone walks away happy.
It is easy in a job search to focus only on yourself. You are the salesman and the one needing the job, but the reality is that it’s all about the employer, your customer. It’s about being able to sell and market your skills successfully to him. Let’s break it down.
Continue reading “It’s Not About You”