Even though there aren't a lot of advertised positions in your city right now, there are still jobs that are being filled. Writers call this the "hidden job market" and you'll need to be in the networking pipeline to reach these.
Things went along OK for a time until he started showing me some of those ink-blot pictures and doing word associations. "Too weird," I thought.
If you are on the job market, I can assure you that you will be "referenced" in the near future. Now is the time to start gathering people who will be on your side throughout the process.
The best interviewers know exactly when to talk and when to listen.
Failure is a part of succeeding, and if you are regularly shooting down your ideas because you are worried that they may fail, you are only costing yourself wins.
Whether you are positioning a product for sale or interviewing for a job, the following "rules of promotion and influence" will have a great deal to do with your failure or success.
Whether you bill your work or simply want to know where to squeeze in more job-search networking hours, keeping a journal can help you discover your own personal "time wasters."
"All it will take are a few responses that sound phony or overprepared, andwham! You are off the A list."
"Despite 2002's rough economy and the resulting loss of value in biotechnology companies, the pressures to develop products and shareholder value have continued to keep good people in demand."
"Writing something that is powerful and yet short is the single most difficult kind of business writing."
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