I find it easier to get jobs by networking. This job was a complete act of networking. In fact, looks like most of the people I work with did, as well.
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box
I got my current job after applying to 100+ other jobs, and mainly, I got it because I knew someone (my mother and another person) who worked for the organization already. The other deciding factors were the fact that I was obviously not a dumbass and had a genuine desire to help people by solving problems.
"I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
i remember at one job. i told my boss that i wanted to
move to x department. he said i had to wait a few more
months. so i marched across the street to a rival agency,
and found the head of the department i wanted to work in
and asked for a job. and i got it.
i only send out resumes to do check my market value.
but if there's a specific job i want it. i go out for it.
every normal man must be tempted, at times,
to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
and begin slitting throats.
P.S.: For those who have read the book, I would like to hear what's the most valuable lesson you've learned the most from Bolles?
I was asked when a gym was opening to come and work there. I found some jobs by asking and some others by seeing openings. I read that book a long time ago, I guess the biggest take away was know your own style. I like Pathfinder as a career book too. Basically the same message I took away. Know your own style and develop it.