We love this blog on Business Insider, it’s all about famous very successful people who experienced failure at first. Did you know that Marilyn Monroe's first contract with Columbia Pictures expired because they told her she wasn't pretty or talented enough to be an actress? Or that Walt Disney was fired from a job because apparently he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas?” How many of you have been left devastated because you didn’t get a job, only to find that the next call was about an even better role? We experience a lot of that at Network Marketing and it is why we spend so much time making sure we understand what the client, and candidate are really about. There are lots of things that you can do to make your job search easier. Here are a few of our favourites:
- Network. It can seem scary at first and make you think of shouty people drinking warm white wine; but it is actually just about making friends and having conversations. Who do you know and who do they know? Ask people about what they do, show an interest in their jobs, get out and about.
- Take action. If you are a creative, set up a blog or build an online portfolio. Offer your services free of charge. If you want a marketing job then offer to help friends and family market their businesses or sports clubs. You will be amazed at how quickly your reputation spreads. It will also provide great material for your CV.
- Research the companies that you want to work for. Who are their suppliers? If you can’t get a job straight away with your dream company then working for one of their suppliers might be a good way to get noticed. Use social media, it’s a great way to have conversations with employers on a one to one basis and get your name known as someone who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
- However, on the topic of social media, be very careful what you put out there. It’s easy for you to research employers, but it is also very easy for them to find out about you. Don’t moan about your job on Twitter and watch your Facebook privacy settings.
- Finally, don’t give up! It’s a tough market out there; things are getting much better but it can still be hard. Just think, the next interview you go for might be your dream job.