Rules of the Game
By: James Aure
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Rules of the Game
So you want to be a success?
If you thought working at a job was demanding,
the alternative can be even more so - you can
expend twice as much energy looking for a job!
Searching for a rewarding job can be stressful,
frustrating and more demanding than running a
multi-million dollar corporation. It is our hope
that by using this guide, you will be able to
realize your dreams and secure the job and career you desire.
These rules should be followed ALL the time - no exceptions.
Know your strengths and accept your weaknesses
Not everyone can run a global empire, just as not
everyone has the talent to build a house.
Recognize your skills and talents and build upon
them. Will you truly be happy managing a lumber
mill when you would rather be in the woods cutting the trees?
For the love of money?
Set your priorities BEFORE you apply for the
position that will double your salary, but will
leave you no time for your family or outside
interests. Do not let a large increase in salary
cloud your perception of what will be expected of
you. Know what you are willing to sacrifice for what amount of money.
Don't oversell yourself. During interviews it is
important to highlight your talents, but skilled
interviewers can tell when you are lying.
Will two years of experience be enough to get you the position of CEO at IBM?
Any journey, whether it's a stroll to the park or
a quest to become the next regional manager,
begins with one step...then another... Look at
any successful person and you will see in them
the drive and determination to succeed. The most
successful people have had failures, but they
have learned from them and continued on their
journey...they took another step...
Never stop growing
Be open to new ideas and realize that every day is a learning experience.
Work hard, but play hard too.
If you're married, don't overlook the most
important people in your life - your spouse and
children. If you're single, be active socially
and help improve your community by volunteering your talents and time.
Keep yourself healthy in body and spirit
Eat right. Get enough rest. Don't worry about
tomorrow what you can't change today. Tomorrow will come soon enough.
Job Search Tip
Presently employed and looking to advance your
career? Do not use your work email address when
soliciting job offers on the Internet because
your present employer may have access to your
email files. Establish a new email account at one
of the many free email services such as yahoo or gmail.
Remember that prospective employers will see that
email address, so do not create a user name of
"hot_for_you" or "studmuffin". Be as professional
as possible when choosing your username.
Following are some of the resources that you
should utilize when looking for a job.
"Business Directories" - Chamber of Commerce
"College Placement Offices" - Company Personnel Offices
"Federal Government Offices" - Industry Trade Publications
"Internet Job Posting Sites" - Local Government Offices
"Newspaper Classifieds" - Private Employment Agencies
"Public Library Resource Center" - State Job Service Agencies
With the millions of job openings around the
world, it is our sincere hope that you find the ONE job that is your dream job!
© 2007 James Aure. All Rights Reserved.
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