Perhaps you watched some football yesterday?! I couldn’t help but laugh at the “D Fence” sign when it was held up in the crowd, it is so simple.
But, job seekers, shouldn’t you be of the offense? Or OFF THE FENCE?
How many of you are sitting on a fence? Waiting for a response from someone? Waiting for the phone to ring? Waiting…tick tock?
I find that waiting causes me to feel stress, anxiety, hopelessness, helplessness. How about you? You can change this. Take action. Tackle your next opportunity! How?
- Don’t chase after job postings, create an opportunity by attacking potential target companies.
- Don’t just email your resume and wait, pick up the phone after you’ve submitted your resume and ask what their time-frame is for reviewing resumes and ask when you can follow up!
- Don’t expect a friend to provide you with a connection, ask to contact them yourself.
If you want to win at this game, we need to see a lot of effort. You need to give 110%. Isn’t that what coaches ask for? So, have a plan and work it hard! No dogging it!
Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.