Now Hiring Those With a Plan (Part 1)
It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is advertising for help. The Verizon store in Ruckersville, VA, the McDonalds next door, the Walmart across the street and the Lowes at the end of the plaza. And on Route 29, where it meets Route 33, seven out of ten shops have help wanted signs in the window.
This is not just a rural Virginia situation. Help Wanted signs are showing up at businesses across the country. And jobs are going begging as employers need more help than they can attract. This should be a good thing for those who want a job. And it is.
But what if you want a career? What if you possess specialized skills? How many of those positions are open? Where are the manufacturing jobs, the STEM jobs, the openings for rocket scientists?
None of those positions are on the corner of Route 29 and Route 33 in Ruckersville, VA. Most of these jobs are probably not down the street from your house either. So how do you find these positions?
If you are looking for a customer service, retail type job, your plan might be to walk from store to store filling out applications and asking for an immediate interview. Your plan could be to knock on doors from 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday until someone hires you. This strategy has a 100% success rate, because you do not stop until you have a job.
Now what if you are looking for a job as a chemist or an accountant, or a marketing director? Would your plan be to go door to door filling out applications? Unlikely. You would want to spend time thinking about the different ways you could use your time to land the type of job you wanted. Then you would write out a written weekly plan, indicating how and when you would conduct your job campaign. You would not randomly “search,” you would create a campaign that you controlled.
In part two, I will share the 12 Ways to Land a Job, along with my Six Second Action Plan™. Writing out your plan takes you from wishing something will come along to taking massive action towards landing your dream job. This gets you much closer to sitting in your new hire orientation.