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If you thought working
at a job was demanding, the alternative can be even more so - you can expend
twice as much energy looking for a job!
Searching for a rewarding job can be stressful,
frustrating and more demanding than running a multi-million dollar
corporation. It is our hope that by using this guide, you will be able to
realize your dreams and secure the job and career you desire.
These rules should be followed ALL the time
- no exceptions.
Know your strengths and accept
Not everyone can run a global empire, just as not everyone has the talent to
build a house. Recognize your skills and talents and build upon them. Will
you truly be happy managing a lumber mill when you would rather be in the
woods cutting the trees?
For the love of money?
Set your priorities BEFORE you apply for the position that will double your
salary, but will leave you no time for your family or outside interests. Do
not let a large increase in salary cloud your perception of what will be
expected of you. Know what you are willing to sacrifice for what amount of
Don't oversell yourself. During interviews it is important to highlight your
talents, but skilled interviewers can tell when you are lying.
Will two years of experience be enough to get you the position of CEO at
Any journey, whether it's a stroll to the park or a quest to become the next
regional manager, begins with one step...then another... Look at any
successful person and you will see in them the drive and determination to
succeed. The most successful people have had failures, but they have learned
from them and continued on their journey...they took another step...
Never stop growing
Be open to new ideas and realize that every day is a learning experience.
Work hard, but play hard too
If you're married, don't overlook the
most important people in your life - your spouse and children. If you're
single, be active socially and help improve your community by volunteering
your talents and time.
Keep yourself healthy in body
Eat right. Get enough rest. Don't worry about tomorrow what you can't change
today. Tomorrow will come soon enough.
Job Search Tip
employed and looking to advance your career? Do not use your work email
address when soliciting job offers on the Internet because your present
employer may have access to your email files. Establish a new email account
at one of the many free email services such as yahoo or gmail.
Remember that prospective employers will see that
email address, so do not create a user name of "hot_for_you" or "studmuffin".
Be as professional as possible when choosing your username.
Following are some of
the resources that you should utilize when looking for a job.
Chamber of Commerce
Internet Job Posting
State Job Service
With the millions of
job openings around the world, it is our sincere hope that you find the
ONE job that is your dream job!
By Hope Aure
Author of Acing the Job Interview and many other job
and resume related articles
Hope Aure would be honored to assist you with
your career resume, CV, cover letter and other job search needs. Please
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