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Job Application Process

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Job Application Process

As you begin to apply to the jobs that you have found through job hunting, you may begin to feel overwhelmed. You need to apply to many job openings to get the perfect job.

Because you are applying to many jobs, you need to stay organized with your job hunt. This organization will help you to succeed and get the job that you want.

One of the most important ways to stay organized when you are applying to jobs is to follow the same process every time that you apply. This will help you to get into a routine as you apply to the many jobs that you have found.

Follow whatever instructions may exist on the help wanted ad on how the employer wants you to apply to their job opening. This is a very important indicator to prospective employers about whether you can follow directions.

Some companies may want you to email them your resume as a word attachment.

Some will want you to cut and paste your resume into the main email. Another option that some companies use is that they will prefer you to apply directly through their web site for all job openings.

Do whatever the company that you are applying for requests.

After you have applied to the job, you will want to follow up with the employer. This is a way to check and make sure that they received your application and to check on the status of it.

The best time frame to wait for the follow up after sending in an application is a week. This will give the company time to look over your application. You can do this follow up through a phone call or email.

To make sure that you keep track of all the applications that you send out, it is good to use an application-tracking sheet.

Nothing is worse then receiving a call from a possible employer to set up and interview and you cannot remember applying to them.

Cover Letter Template

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Cover Letter Template

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address
Date

Employer Contact Information
Name
Title
Company
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Salutation
Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Body of Cover Letter

This is where you will use all of the information that you acquired to ask to be considered for the position that you are applying. This is one the first steps to selling yourself to get the perfect job

Complimentary Close:

Respectfully yours,

Signature:

Handwritten Signature (for a mailed letter)

Typed Signature

*Do not use the terms in bold from the template on your cover letter.*

Cover Letters

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Cover Letters

A cover letter is the document that you send along with your resume, to introduce yourself to prospective employers. Many employers will choose to skip over resumes because of the lack of a well written cover letter.

No matter what type of job that you are applying to you need a well written cover letter.

You can look at a cover letter as someone introducing you to speak in front of an audience. It is one short page to introduce yourself and give a brief highlight of your skills. This is the place where you can convince the prospective employer to look over your resume.

Many job hunters choose to write one cover letter and use it for every job that they apply to. This is not in their best interest to land the job. A form cover letter will read just like a form letter.

The hiring manager at the company that you are applying to, will not like the same cover letter being sent to every job opening. They want to see effort and creativeness put into the cover letters that they receive.

That having been said. You can use a cover letter template and then customize each cover letter to the job that you are applying to. This will set your cover letter apart from the rest and get you the job interview.

To be able to customize a cover letter template you are going to need some basic information about each job. One of the best practices of job hunting is to keep a copy of the help wanted ad that you are applying to. This will be a vital piece to refer to often as you prepare to apply to the job.

One of the pieces of information that you will want to have is where you saw the company’s ad and when. Many employers want to know which of their recruiting techniques are working.

Another piece of information that you will need from the help wanted ad is the list of qualifications. You will choose one to two of the qualifications that you are going to focus on in your cover letter. In the letter you will point out how your skills match these two qualifications.

The third piece of the cover letter information that you need is the name of the position that you are applying for.

This company may have many job openings that they are recruiting for. Make sure that they know what position that you want to be considered for.

If there is the name of a contact person on the help wanted ad, you will want to note this. It is better to address your cover letter to a specific person when you can. This will help to give your cover letter the feel of being individualized.

After you have used all of the information that you have gotten from the help wanted ad to write your cover letter, there is one vital point left to make.

You need to ask for an interview. This may seem like it is something that goes without saying.

This is not true. You need to make the point of asking to be called to set up an interview.

Make sure that you give contact information in your cover letter. The times that you are available to take a phone call is a great way to help the prospective employer get in contact with you.

You will also want to list your phone number in the cover letter as well.

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Networking and Job Hunting Numbers

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Networking

One of the least used resources for a job hunter is networking. Classes and books talk about using networking to find great job leads. They are right.

To find the perfect job, you will want to do some networking. Networking is talking to people in the field that you are looking to get a job in to find out about job leads that they may know about.

The biggest reason that you will want to use networking, as one of your job-hunting resources is that you will hear about job openings that are not advertised. Many of the best job openings never get posted to job boards.

The companies tell their employees about the job opening. Someone that the employees know will fill the position. The general public will never be aware that the job opening existed. This means that you will have little to no competition for the job.

The hardest part about networking is knowing the right people to get the job you want. You may not know anyone working in the field that you want to work. T

his will make networking difficult for you. It is hard to know about the best job openings when you cannot be looped into the grape vine about them.

Job Hunting By the Numbers

Job hunting can be looked at just like sales. Any salesperson will tell you that sales are a numbers game. This is also true for job hunting.

When it comes to looking for a job and applying you need to play by the numbers. You will not land every job that you apply for.

It is for this reason that you need to think of everything that you do as an investment into your final success.

Most job hunters will only hear back from about 30% of the jobs that they apply to. This number may seem low to you, but is an accurate average of the rates of return on job-hunting. Out of the number that you hear back from, you will go on the interview. Of the interviews that you go on, you may get a job offer from about 10% of them.

Here is the Breakdown

Resumes Sent Out 100
Interviews 30
Job offers 3

Now your return numbers will fair better then the average from using this process to get the perfect job. This is only a reminder that you need to apply to many jobs to land the perfect job.

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The Job Hunting Guide

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The Job Hunting Guide

Once you have your resume completed, the real challenge begins. The job of finding the perfect job for you, yes, looking for a job is going to be like already having a job.

This is a process that takes dedication to the time involved to be successful. You will need to dedicate time each day to looking for jobs to apply to.

To get the perfect job, you need to find it first. The best way to do this is to dedicate a set amount of time each week to your job search.

One of the best time frames is to set at least 8 to 10 hours a week. Schedule this time into your daily calendar. This is time that you must put into your job search.

People who say that they cannot find a job, are the ones that have not invested the time in looking for one. The perfect job is not just going to land at your feet. You will need to look for it.

This will take time.

Often times, you will not know that the job that you are looking at is the perfect job. That is why you will want to devote the time to finding many jobs to apply to.

Doing this will take time and effort. This is why you need to look at the search for a job as your part time job. By giving your job search this type of dedication. You will be successful in finding and landing the perfect job.

Where to Look

There are many options of where to go and what to do to find a job. The old way of walking door to door to businesses and asking whether they are hiring a thing of the past.

Now you can do a lot of your job searching from the comfort of your own house. But, even with staying at home there are many options for your job search to look at to help you find the perfect job. Every job search option has its good points and bad points.

Online Job Search Sites

The world has gone the way of the Internet when it comes to job searching. Online job search sites have become one of the most popular options for job seekers everywhere. There are many different online job search sites out there, monster and career builder are two of the most popular.

There are numerous pros to using online job searching sites. One of the biggest pros is that there are numerous jobs listed on one site. This will save you a lot of time in your job search. By typing in a few keywords about the job that you are looking for, you will be able to bring up hundreds of jobs that you can apply to.

Another pro to online job sites is that prospective employers can find you as well. You do not always need to find all of the job openings yourself.

When you post a profile to an online job site, you can make your resume searchable by prospective employers. By doing this, you may have the perfect job end up coming to you.

Not all is perfect in the world of the online job sites. There are cons to this method of job hunting.

One of the cons is that you are competing against hundreds of other job applicants for every position that you apply to. Because the sites are so popular, there are millions of people that log on each month to search for jobs in this method.

Another con to using the online job search sites is that it is hard to customize your application to each job. On these sites, you upload one resume and one cover letter.

These are the things that you use to apply to all job openings on their web site. Since you upload one resume and cover letter to use, it is very difficult to personalize each application that you send out in the hopes of getting a job.

Here are a few places to begin your search:

http://www.Monster.com
http://www.jobbankusa.com
http://www.jobopenings.net/
http://promotions2.workopolis.com
http://www.careerjet.com/
http://workbloom.com/

Newspapers

One of the tried and true ways of searching for a job is with the newspaper want ads. In the movies, you will see the person that is job-hunting sitting at their kitchen table circle newspaper ads for a job.

This is a very good visual of a way for you to look for a job. All you need is your highlighter and a copy of your local newspaper to get started on this job hunt.

Newspapers have been around for a long time and so have their want ads. Many business owners feel more comfortable looking for job applicants through the newspapers.

These business owners shy away from the Internet as being a risky way to look for new applicants. There are many jobs available through the newspapers that you will not find online. This is a great advantage in the world of job hunting.

One of the cons for newspaper ads is that the application process for many of these jobs can be much longer then their online counter parts.

The problem with applying to ads through the newspaper is that you will usually need to fax or drop off your resume.

Many companies that use newspapers ads still place resumes into a database so that they can search for keywords from possible applicants.

This means that once your resume is received, it must be entered into their computers.  This will take more time then an online application.

Here is a very handy resource that feature thousands of online newspapers (updated daily):

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Quick Start Job Hunting Guide

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Quick Start Job Hunting Guide

Anyone that has looked for a job in today’s society will tell you that it is not an easy task. For every job opening that is available, there are hundreds of applicants trying to get the position.

In this ocean of job hunters, it is easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged by trying to obtain a job. To be able to make it to the top of the applicant pile and get the perfect job, you need to know the keys to landing any job.

The keys to are the tools that will set you apart from any other person seeking the same jobs that you are.

Most job hunters just apply to a job opening and expect to get the job.

In today’s world that is simply not going to happen.

There are many steps that need to be taken by anyone interested in landing a job. The steps are simple and when applied to every job hunt and application will help you to land the perfect job. The steps that you need to take as you try to land your next job are the keys to you job hunt success.

From the time that you decide that you want to get a new job to the moment you accept the job offer, you will be working the steps that will make you successful in your endeavour.

It is important to follow these steps for every job search that you can embark on. The sections of this book are laid out so that they follow the process that you will take to land your next job.

You can also use this book as a reference tool along the way of your job search. Refer back to the sections of the book that you need to work on as often as you need to.

There is no right or wrong way to use the information contained in this book. The only mistake that you can make when job hunting is to not use the steps to achieve your success.

The biggest thing that you need to know as you try to land the perfect job is that the only thing that can hinder your success is you. People who choose to not take the appropriate steps, will not see the success that they want. You now have the keys to your job-hunting success in your hands.

Now it is up to you to use these steps to help you succeed and land the perfect job.

Resumes

Types of Resumes

When it comes to applying for jobs, your resume is the first chance that you have to make a first impression.

This is the single document that will get your foot into the door for you to take the next step.

A great resume will get you to the top of the applicant pile. The first step that you need to take is to choose the type of resume that you will write for yourself.

All resumes are not the same basic template and you need to be aware of this before you write your resume.

There are four types of resumes that you can choose from, chronological, functional, combination, and targeted.

Functional

If you do not have a lot of work experience, you may want to choose a functional resume. This type of resume is a great way to focus on the skills that you have that would help to distinguish you from the other applicants.

This resume will focus on your skills rather then your work experience. You may want to choose the functional resume if you are changing careers or you have large gaps in your employment history. This is also a good type of resume to use for first time job hunters.

Chronological

A chronological resume is the most common type of resume that people use. This resume lists your work history first.

The list of your jobs starts at your most recent and working your way back through the rest of your jobs. It gives employers a glimpse at your work history. This is why this is one of the most popular types of resumes with recruiters. The chronological resume gives them you work history at a quick glance.

Combination

The combination resume is a way to combine the parts of a functional resume and a chronological resume. This type of resume lists your skills and experiences first.

The next part to this resume is a list of your work history in reverse chronological order. This resume helps you to highlight skills that you possess that will get you the job that you are applying for, while showing your work history as well.

Targeted

The final type of resume is the targeted resume. This resume is the most difficult type to use because you need to update it for each individual job that you apply for.

In a targeted resume, you showcase the skills that you have that are relevant to the position that you are applying for.

For each job that you apply, you will need to change the skills that you focus on.

Sample Resumes Most Common Types

Chronological Resume Example
Paul Smith
123 Main Street
Any Town, SA  12345
555.555.5555 (home)
566.486.2222 (cell)
psmith@email.com
Experience
Manager, House of Wigs
April 2001 – February 2005
• Opened new location
• Placed orders to restock merchandise
• Managed payroll, scheduling, reports, email, inventory, and maintained clientele book and records
• Integrated new register functions
• Hired and Trained Staff
Sales Associate, Wigs R Us
July 1999 – April 2001
• Merchandised wigs
• Set-up displays
• Worked with clients to get repeat business
• Scheduled private shopping appointments with high-end customers
Sales, The Pantry House
February  1997 – July 1999
• Provide customer service in fast-paced atmosphere
• Maintain and restock inventory
Education
State College, Any Town, State
Computer Skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Internet

Functional Resume Example

John A. Allan
123 Simon Street, Any City, Pa 11111
Phone: 555-555-5555
Email: jallan@email.net
OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position where I can utilize my skills with management skills, organizational, and sales skills.

Summary of Qualifications

Results oriented, hands on manager with a high level of results oriented work done in the retail fashion industry with experience in handling high volume stores.

Major strengths include great time management, ability to lead by example, problem solving skills, and a desire to succeed.

Personal Accomplishments

Expert in human resources and recruiting. Hired and trained staff for 7 new locations.

Education

Bachelor’s in Fabric, State University, Any Town, State

References

No matter what job that you are applying for the prospective employer will want to see professional references.

The norm is to have at least 3 references available to give when you apply for a job. The references need to be of a profession not personal nature.

This means that your references should be people that you have worked with and not family and friends. In today’s work field, it is often hard to get professional references.

Many jobs tell employees that they may not give references to people that have worked for them. There are ways to get references.

There are coworkers and supervisors that you are working with that will ignore the rules and give you a reference. You need to be discreet when you ask them to do this for you.

Make sure that you are willing to do the same for them if they should need references at some point. It never hurts to ask someone to see if they would be willing to be one of your references.

You can ask people that you have volunteered with to be your reference. These people have seen your work ethic and can talk about your time management and dedication to what you are doing.

These are great attributes for a reference to be able to speak to.

If you do not have a previous job to go back to for references, you can always use people in your schooling. You can ask teachers and counsellors in your school to be a reference for you.

The most important thing to remember when making a list of references is to ask the person that you want to use first. You need to ask people before you list them as a reference for your new job.

This way they will be expecting to hear from jobs that you are applying to. When you finally get the perfect job, make sure that you send thank you notes to all of your references to thank them for the help that they gave you.

Printing and Presentation

Now that you have your resume and references written, you are not done. You still need to print them out and have them ready to give to the jobs that you are applying for.

There are a few options that you can use to have your resume look professional.

You can take your resume and references to an office store and have them printed out from a flash drive. The printers that office stores use are a high quality and will make your resume look great as it is printed.

The workers at the store can show you the correct paper for them to print out your resume on. This takes a lot of guess work out of printing out your resume, but it will cost you extra money.

You can print your resume at home. Make sure that your printer’s ink is full so that you have a clean and crisp print of the document.

You will need to purchase a high quality paper that is of a heavier weight then common copy paper. You can find this paper for sell any place that sells office supplies. It is usually labeled as resume paper. It is best to use a white or cream colored paper.

Print out many copies of your resume and references. You will always want to have at least 4 copies of both in your brief case as you go out to talk to prospective employers. It is better to have more copies of your resume on you then you will need then to run out.

There are also several reputable online services that will help you create and publish the most professional resume template possible.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

http://resumizer.com/
http://www.niceresume.com
http://www.pongoresume.com
http://skillcraze.com/

Extra Tips:
Use a laser printer.

Use high-quality stationery.

Print your resume on cream or ivory-colored paper, of at least 24 pounds in weight.

Avoid heavy paper, which can crease and damage the print.

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7 Deadly Job Hunting Mistakes

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

7 Deadly Job Hunting Mistakes

Are you a fresh graduate and planning to look for a job? Did you just recently quit your job and are looking for greener pastures? Are you unemployed and have little experience regarding ways to secure a job?

Whatever your situation may be, it would be to your advantage to study the following mistakes that have cost job seekers many opportunities that could have easily been avoided had they focused on following a clear-cut strategy to effective job hunting.

Mistake #1:
Failure To Create The Perfect Resume

Before submitting your resume to a prospective employer, check your it for corrections at least three times before handing it over. After researching about the job position, it is critical that you format your resume to match the needs of the company.

For example, if you are applying for an accounting job, you should put in detail your accounting experience on your resume. Typographical and grammatical errors are serious no-no’s. It is also ideal to keep the length of the resume’ to at least a page and a half long.

Mistake #2:
Failure To Appear Professional

A survey conducted by a staffing and consulting firm based in California which corresponded with 1,400 chief financial officers concluded that candidates for employment made most of their mistakes on their interviews. Some of the mistakes they made include:

1)        Arriving late
2)        Having little knowledge about the company
3)        Having little knowledge about the position applied for
4)        Having a superiority complex
5)        Behaving arrogantly

The body language of the applicant must also denote that he is confident yet not overpowering. He must maintain eye contact, have a strong handshake, and avoid looking defensive by the act of crossing the arms. Wearing the right clothes is crucial for projecting a confident stance. As they say, it is better to go to an interview over-dressed than being under-dressed.

Answer questions smartly

A common mistake of interviewees is that they tend to get tense and forget the questions that are given to them, which has the effect that they are not prepared for the interview. It is important to research the company and the position applied for to prevent being side-tracked during the interview.

If you do not know the answer to the questions being asked, it is better to admit you don’t know the answer to the question and add that you can research about it.  Look for the skills or expertise that the company is looking for so that when interview day comes and the interviewer asks about your strengths and core competencies, you will be able to match it to what they need.

Getting the necessary referrals

Having a referral from one of the company employees can go a long way toward landing an interview.  A typical company may receive job applications in the hundreds and usually 35% to 60% of all job vacancies are filled by referrals. The odds of getting hired when you have a referral are very high if you have another 200 to 500 applicants vying for the same position.

If you do not know anyone from the company that may give you a referral, it is a good idea to network the alumni of your college or university, trade groups, social networks, and professional associations. Remember, having a referral greatly increases your chances of getting the position.

Mistake #3:
Failure To Apply Correctly

With the current trend of technology and its merging with business processes, more and more companies are now requiring prospective applicants to submit their application online.  Thus, first impressions are relayed not by your first appearance but by the quality and content of your e-mail. E-mails regarding job application should be polished and well-articulated.

When applying on-line, use the following tips:

Complete your sentences and do not abbreviate.

Employers do not like when you send them application letters that seem to be too casual. It is important to make a letter that is both formal and well written. This gives a good impression regarding your capabilities and skills.

Get directly to the point

When writing an application letter, you must be concise and straightforward. Do not put a story on the letter just to get the attention of the employer, chances are he or she will just get irritated with you and this only reduces your chances of getting hired.

Consider potential issues that may hinder you from getting the job

You may find instances wherein there is a lot of need for a job but the requirements for the position may entail training programs that may bar you from getting the position due to its highly competitive nature. Some require a lot of experience even at least 3 years of work experience. Some may have no barriers to entry but the job itself may entail a very routine work flow.

Getting the job you want may be a challenge but never lose hope. It is better to wait a while and get a job that you will enjoy rather than get a job as soon as possible but ending up dissatisfied and unhappy. Make the right decision then act on it.

More information on completing a proper resume is included inside of the complete guide to job hunting available at www.YourDomain.com

Mistake #4:
Failure To Showcase Skills

When applying for a job, it is ideal that you identify your strengths and weaknesses and get prepared to address them.

By knowing your advantage, the chances of getting the job that you want will surely get easier. But you should not get too confident since this is one of the common mistakes that plague job applicants. Appearing too confident or as somewhat of a know it all person will only get you labeled by your interviewer as unfit for the job.

Identifying your skills

First thing’s first. You should identify your skills. This is your ticket to get that job and you should be able to articulate your abilities and expertise as best as you can. Many people have a hard time telling their skills and abilities as this may seem to be bragging. But you should not be shy or afraid to discuss your skills.

In fact, it is important that you convey to your potential employer what your talents are. You should be able to sell your abilities to your employer. That is how you will get the job that you want.

It is important that you don’t appear arrogant or condescending but you should also avoid selling yourself short. If the interviewer asks you about your strengths or what separates you from the other applicants, you should be able to readily give a good answer. But before you even go to the interview, your resume should highlight your skills and talents for your prospective employer to see.

Mistake #4:
Failure To Set Clear Objectives

To achieve a goal, there is a process that you should implement.  This process is to streamline and analyze your objectives.  Begin at the very beginning at the smallest, specific part.  These are the most important steps to take to meet the guidelines.

An objective is a way of knowing what action or plan is to be taken and identifying the expected results.  This plan provides a set of directions so that making the decision will not be as complicated as when the goal is just being considered.

It should be SPECIFIC.  It is better to accomplish one goal at a time rather than thinking of several different plans at one time.  A single objective cannot be derived if there are two or more results expected.  What’s important is that there is a need to clarify what is to be achieved and should have your full attention.

It should be MEASURABLE.  A lot of things that are not tangible are hard to measure and there are things that are really measurable for the mere fact that it includes numbers or ratings.  Take the service crews for example, it is hard to measure how the service was delivered but if the number of complaints is counted then there is a specific number that can be used to rate the effectiveness of the service.

It should be ATTAINABLE.  The resources available give information on how an objective can be attained.  This must be something that is derived from fact and very realistic.  It could be that a certain objective is indeed realistic but the time frame to reap the result may not be.  It is better to say objectives that can be factual for this promotes motivation rather than an objective taken from belief as this may cause unexpected failure and feeling of discouragement.

It should be RESULT-ORIENTED.  An objective should be stated clearly so that the expectation is clear.  Focus on the end result as this will be the guide whether or not the objective to reach the goal is effective and meaningful.  Is this objective going to help an individual grow or succeed?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?  Once the success has been attained and all the plans were completed then it is a success.

To sum it all up, develop an objective that is easily measured, can be attained, with a limited time, this will help in determining if the objective is realistic enough, meaningful, and proven to be worthwhile to everyone involved.

A successful objective helps motivate the individual or the group involved toward greater achievements.

Mistake #5:
Failure To Prepare

Prepare and practice for an interview.  After the date and venue has been set, allow time for enough preparation for the big day.  Remember that first impressions do last, so the way an applicant look really does matter.  Employers could easily give the verdict based on the manner of dressing during the initial interview.

Better questions and service can be received if the appearance itself commands respect.  It is important to consider the surroundings of the company granting you an interview.  There is no reason to be over dressed or poorly dressed during this very significant day.  In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to always dress appropriately for any situation.  All to often appearance is glossed over.  Some might say that the inner characteristics of the person matter more, but in reality, you only have one opportunity for a first impression.  Make it count!

Although there are specific guidelines that can be followed, these does not apply to all states like New York for example, where people wear trendy up to extreme styles that are far away from the usual fashion rules common people know.  The rule of thumb should be to wear something that could boost more confidence.

Mistake #6:
Failure To Follow Up

It is extremely important to follow up on all contacts. It is not good to just sit and wait for results to come pouring in when you think that you’ve already done your part because your contact information has been distributed.

Consider two men applying for a prime position at a company. After the interview, the first applicant just sits around waiting to hear from his prospective employer.

On the other hand, the second applicant distributes his contact information to some people that he met in the company. Furthermore, applicant number two does a follow-up on the results of the job interview a few days later. The first applicant has not been heard from, because he just relies on the basic “We’ll call you” routine. Who do you think will have a greater chance of getting the job?

Even though the first applicant is more qualified, since he did not follow up or even send a thank you note to the interviewer, in the end, he does not get the job.

If you are still waiting for that job offer and you do not follow up on your contacts, your chances of getting hired become slimmer. In business, following up on all of your contacts is a sure-fire way to spread the word about you, your business sense and expanding your horizons.

Mistake #7:
Failure To Think Outside the Box

Thinking out of the Box or usually known as creative thinking seeks to design new and really creative arrangement of elements to produce a work of art.  Being an out of the box thinker can be a rewarding profession.  This is dangerous, but it could be one of your strengths in no time.  If the herd is going to the right, you go the other way.

Remember that you could be genius in your own way.  Your thoughts come from deep reaches and these totally different ideas are clever enough to make a difference in the end.

Being creative and out of the box is wild sometimes, but could move you through growth and self-development.  You’ll be surprised at how easy and differently it will be for you to fix and try to solve things away from the tried-and-true habits.  Let your thinking out of the old box be your guide to a new and better, wonderful approach to life.

Landing the perfect job isn’t an impossible task, however it does require patience and commitment.

If you put in your best effort, and you are persistent in your search for a high paying, flexible job that you would enjoy waking up to every single day, you will succeed.

Remember, it’s important to prepare for each interview ahead of time. Never leave this until the last minute. Have a friend or family member brief you, by literally sitting down and conducting a ‘mock’ interview.  This experience will help calm you and give you a boost of confidence for when it’s time for the real, face-to-face, event.


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