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Listener email from Alex:
My struggle right now is feeling like a deer in headlights. As I search for new employment I get frustrated when passwords don’t work. I give up. Then I don’t get anything done. I save resume’s in different locations and then later can’t access them. I know i’m stressed and anxious which adds to my desperation.
I’ve listened to a couple of your podcasts and these really help out. I’m sure glad I came across this resource. As a young man I had been exposed to Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People and tried to implement it in my life. Now, 30 years later I feel like I’ve gotten away from those principles. It’s good to come back.
Dale Carnegie said, “Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.”
To get ahead in the job search from the employer’s perspective (in this order):
- Fill internally
- Hire someone they know
- Hire someone that came recommended
- Hire someone from a contact in their industry
- Solicit the job and
But most people do this (in this order):
- Send out resumes
- Go to networking events
- Talk to friends
- Connect with employers