Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Make Employers Look Twice


Step #1: GET READY – Bring What You Want to Life

Here’s what I’ve found after studying success for almost a decade: It’s best to figure out WHAT you want in order to get it as quickly and easily as possible.
Once you’re crystal clear on the “what,” the “how” comes much easier.
So, the BIG question I have for you today is: What do you want in a job?
Do you want to work in a fast-paced startup, or maybe make your own hours?
Would you like to travel? And what about getting great benefits and perks?
I suggest taking some time to really consider what’s most important to you when it comes to work.
Then, it’s time to bring it to life! Write it down on a piece of paper, and consider taping it up on your wall to remind yourself every day of what you’re working towards. It’ll go a long ways towards bringing what you want into your reality.

Step #2: TAKE AIM – Which Companies Make The Cut?

Keeping in mind all the things you want, go ahead and start the selection process by looking for inspiration. Try to identify 3-5 companies that make the cut, and fit your criteria.
A good place to start is Andrew Hewitt’s GameChangers500 list, a compilation of inspiring “for-benefit” and “purpose-driven” companies.
What does it mean to be a “For-Benefit” company? Think the Fortune 500, but with a heart-squeeze, a douse of humanity, and real people working with real companies that make a profit AND a difference in the world.  

Step #3: FIRE AWAY – Use A Resume That Makes Them Look Twice

You know WHAT you want. You know WHO you want. Now, it’s time to show these companies why they want you, too!
These organizations DON’T want your boring resume on a white piece of paper. That’s what everyone else is doing, and that’s where they’re losing out.
In order to succeed, you have to craft a resume that will make them look twice.
Use headlines that sell yourself, rather than just state your position…
Include testimonials from past employers, mentors, peers, or experts in your industry that will add credibility to your application…

1 comment:

  1. You know what you want and who you want then show your generation why they need you