Edited article as posted on Employment Crossing. Click HERE for the original.
Looking for a job isn’t always easy, however, with the right job search methods; it does not have to be that difficult. According to A. Harrison Barnes, “The CEO”, the success and failure of an organization depends on the relative failures and successes of its employees.
The CEO provides daily job search advice to those looking for jobs so that they don’t go wrong. He says, ”I have often noticed that job seekers want to get a job overnight i.e. they expect a bit too much and this leaves them frustrated. This frustration attracts negativity and disappoints them all the more when they don’t succeed. It is therefore important to have realistic goals and positive attitude. Through my daily job search advice, I touch those aspects of job search that are most crucial so that job seekers don’t commit those mistakes.”
Here are a couple of pieces of advice Mr. Barnes gives to job seekers:
- Be in Touch. The old saying still rings true – at times it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know. Often companies are searching for years before an opening is formally announced. By staying in touch with your contacts, you may hear about the position before anyone else.
- Look for Luck. Another piece of advice from Mr. Barnes is to lean towards those firms and personalities that seem to have good luck. There are a lot of companies that seem plagued with problems; high turnover rates, poor press exposure, personnel issues… all signs of deeper trouble. Instead, working with a good, or, “lucky firm” is something that makes the optimum use of variables and moreover it allows you to sharpen your skills. In fact, the streak of success depends on being associated with a firm where things happen for the better.
- Work in Harmony. Everyone has individual experience and strengths to bring to the table. Through your contacts, find a company and position that are in harmony with your talents. Mr. Barnes points out that this is critical to your chances of growing in the firm as well.
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