5 Things Successful Job Hunters Do To Get Hired

Sunday, 19, October, 2014 0 , , , Permalink 3

Over the past 15 years, I've applied for at least 50 jobs and internships and interviewed for close to 30. Everything from a bakery, hardware store, supermarket, hospital, temping agency, engineering company to law firm. It doesn't matter what the position, there is a method to the madness of getting hired in this economy. Here are the 5 things every successful job hunter does to get hired: 1. Reach out before you dish out Over 80% of jobs are never advertised - they are usually filled internally or through existing networks, as it saves the employer time and money. So, personal connections are clearly important in the employment process. If you're responding to a job advertisement, try to make contact with someone at ...

The Road Not Taken: Chapman & Frost

Sunday, 12, October, 2014 0 , , Permalink 0

The best lessons in life occur outside the classroom. Here’s a recent example. During high school, we read Robert Frost’s famous poem “The Road Not Taken”. It was to encourage us to think for ourselves, break away from the crowd, take risks and create our own path. The last stanza of the poem is one of the most over-quoted in travel and motivational books/posters/speeches etc: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I; I took the one less travelled by; And that has made all the difference. I’ve recently discovered that the true message in this poem is actually intended to be a much more realistic, pragmatic and honest one. Even more surprising is that I learnt this from a much more ...