Find Jobs the Old and New Way
Your New Job Awaits
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Searching for a freelance or permanent job is a lot like the Charles Dickens’ classic book, A Tale of Two Cities. There are the aristocracy (aka media moguls and corporate decision makers) and there are the freelance proverbial peasants. You also have the middle of the road workers who have built up their resume and their rolodex. Work for them is pretty steady.
It was the age of wisdom. It was the age of foolishness. If you’re not working steadily, let me offer a tip. Don’t limit your search to the jobs posted on the Internet. Go to the library. Fortunately, even though the Internet age has closed down a few book stores, libraries are open and accessible. Perform a library search for the top twenty companies in your field. Research those companies. Mail snail mail cover letters with your resume to their human resources departments. Call them –do not email-on the telephone. Let me know, if that works out for you. I’m pretty sure that you’ll get hired. The reality is a vast majority of jobs are never posted to the Internet. By limiting your search to the Internet, you limit your opportunities.
“It was the epoch of belief. It was the epoch of incredulity.” If you’ve gotten down on yourself because the job search is taking longer than expect, let me be one of your cheerleaders. You are fabulous and unique. You’ve got what it takes s. Pull yourself together. For those who denied you a job opportunity, their loss is someone else’s gain. Please, believe in yourself. If you go into an interview with self-doubt, the interviewer will pick up on it. Be yourself. Be professional. Go get that job!
“We had everything before us. We had nothing before us.” Opportunities are all around us. Sometimes, opportunities are within the circle of people that we know. Hiring managers appreciate referrals. A referral often means that they can trust the referred person is going to be a good worker. Reach out to your friends and family. See if they know of any job opportunities in your field. Think about going back to school. You may learn something new or meet a new group of colleagues. Even if it looks as if there is nothing before you, your best days have yet to come as long as you keep moving forward.
“It was the season of Light. It was the season of Darkness.” Let’s go back to the Internet where everything moves at the speed of light. This new age of information sharing opens new, infinite ways to escape the darkness of unemployment. Specifically, download some of the mobile job apps like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder and Video Temps Online. You can find out about job opportunities right from your mobile phone. Video Temps Online is a new app specifically for those in media (i.e. video, film, internet, events). Here is the Google Play link: Video Temps Online mobile app:
Your future is as bright as you imagine it to be. Keep moving forward. Like Dickens’ said, “in short, the period was so far like the present period.” There is no time like the present to create new opportunities for yourself, if you believe.