Friday, February 6, 2009

Getting a Job - Make that Company Find You!

Here are some steadfast tips from the FSRI on how to obtain employment under today's tumultuous economic conditions. Over the next couple of weeks we'll re-cap some of the proven ways for prospective employees to stake their claim in an increasingly difficult job market.

Remember, when you are looking for a job you are competing with millions of other job-seekers. Take a different route and make that company to find you!

Here is one way to achieve it:

Coordinate and hold a job fair!

Everyone knows that a standard method for employers to find employees is to meet over the neutral ground of a job fair. In YOUR job fair, however, you take center stage. Come up with a glossy pamphlet outlining the annual AAHA (Association for the Advancement of Hireable Applicants) job fair to take place in your local town or city. (You might want to create a website to support this event.) Then, send your pamphlets out to Fortune 100 companies with the event specifics: dates and location, directions, etc... On that morning, before the fair is to begin, set up your "reception" desk (with plenty of extra resumes to go around) in the middle of the conference room floor. When the fair begins watch how these corporate recruiters descend on you, the only job-seeker present, like vultures. None of these representatives wish to return home with empty hands! Be mindful, however, of the position you finally accept. If you are offered a chemical engineering position at "corporation X", for example, you might want to be sure that your background and education suits such a job description.

Good luck and keep a positive attitude. Remember, this is a job you're trying to get and the repercussions may involve hours, weeks, months and years of commitment and hard work. If your up to the task, you're exactly where you need to be!



Speedcat Hollydale said...

Thank GOODNESS I stopped in today ... this is just the thing Hollydale could use, and I may even invite my wayward cousin from Bemiji. I could share the spotlight with him, and honestly with a comparitive model "I" will look like a thouroughbred champion!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much. I will probably take credit for the idea, because I am inherently selfish.

Cheers from the SpeedyCat :)

Karl Wolfbrooks Ager said...

Good luck, Speedy! I think my cousin might need to join you too... Let me know how it turns out.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Will do Karl ... and when I land that hot new career, I'll buy you a coffee. Just not one from that Starbucks. Too expensive