I wish I could get to the point like Seth Godin!
Here is an entire blog he wrote called “Beggars can’t be Choosers” and it applies directly to how to get hired!“If you’d rather be a chooser, enter a market or a transaction where you have something to trade, something of value, something to offer that’s difficult to get everywhere else. If all you have is the desire to get picked, that’s not sufficient.” That’s it! 43 words, 243 characters. It’s more of a tweet than an article.
1. I wish I could have this much impact with so few words!
2. This article demonstrates the exact difference between how to get hired and search for a job.
Most people go through a job search not to get hired but to “not get eliminated.” Their goal is to make fewer mistakes the other candidates so they get “chosen” for the job because everyone else was eliminated.
Instead, I suggest you go through the process to get hired. Few people go through the “hiring” process to get the answers they need, to be assertive or to create a transaction.
Too many people are passengers in the process sitting by and waiting for instructions. Too many people put their fate in the hands of overworked managers who really could care less about you or your personal situation.
Here is a simple fix for you if you are looking to get hired.
- Change your focus from “Searching for a job” to “Searching for what YOU want and need.”
- Change your language from “job search” to “Investigating Opportunities.”
- Change your attitude from “interviewing” to “negotiating” for your new job.