“Keep away from small people
who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.”
~ Mark Twain ~
Hidden Opportunities: Four Steps to Capitalize on Unadvertised Opportunities
Informational Interviews: Explore Opportunities to Find Your Ideal Job
Mock Interviews: Practice Before the Big Day!
Formal Interviews: Making a Great First Impression
Negotiating a Job Offer When the Salary is Not Ideal
If you pursue your dreams, there will always be opportunities for you. If things don’t seem to go as planned, you can find another way to reach the same goal rather than changing your goal completely. If you are on a journey to find new career options, relationships, or meaningful activities, you may find the job/activity search strategies below helpful.
Savvy job seekers know about the “hidden job market,” which shows that approximately 80% of the jobs available in the U.S. are not posted. For many reasons (time, money, unknown need), employers who might be willing to hire someone have not advertised their position. If you want to capitalize on the hidden job market, learn about informational interviews, refine your resume and cover letter, polish your interview skills, and prepare to negotiate for your ideal job, check out the information below. Interestingly, I have found that many of the same principles may apply to dating, finding new social groups or activities, volunteering, and more.