Opening Day at Fenway is upon us. And the fans are ripe.
Becoming "A Fan" of the Company
What would happen if you selected five to ten companies that you would love to work for and that could use your skills, and embraced their company like "a fan". I mean really spending time gaining inside knowledge about the company, talking to present and past employees, connecting with the company's mission and purpose, developing an understanding of their passion, customers and brand by reading online writings, news articles and their website details. Becoming "a fan" of the company, regardless of their present hiring freeze or lack of job openings.
Invest the time and become "a fan" of the company, just like sports fans do in baseball.
Then put together a resume and a cover letter, just for that company, showing how you can be a valuable contributor to the team.
As an experienced fan, you know that you won't win every game or every job interview. Sometimes you will experience a "losing streak" just like the Sox and other teams do. But, win or lose, they always come back.
Don't give up. Come back even stronger. Change your strategy. How's your line-up? Who's your starter? Do you need to change pitchers?
Yes, change your job-getting strategy depending on which company you are targeting and applying to. Those strategies might include looking at your career goals and skills, upgrading or gaining new skills, researching, networking, cover letters, targeting resumes, practiced interview skills, follow-up letters and more.
And imagine winning an interview of one of your targeted companies and someday dusting off homeplate on your very own "opening day".
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