Whether it´s a day job or a learning experience inbetween dream jobs, the traditional way of getting hired by leaving a resume is long gone. Here are some well thoughtout and tested tips to land the gig without wasting your time
Start Doing It
To simply walk into a bar, grab a plate and start clearing tables is crazy effective if you want to be a waitress. Show that you do not wait around for someone to tell you what to do. You seem helpful and active plus your now future employer can easily picture you working there. Worst case scenario you´ll have a fun time seeing how they react. Your own social project if you will.
Spread The Word
Letting people know you are looking for a job is a great way to get recommended. Bring it up and ask for other´s thoughts and tips and suddenly they are invested in getting you there. And no you are not pushy , there is nothing wrong with looking for a job. The opposite (not looking) is worse.
Be An Intern
If you are only in it for the money you are not only doing yourself a huge missfavor but you´re also not doing the best you can. Interning is a great way to try out a profession, get hands-on knowledge and a lot of opportunities. This is also one of the most common routes to getting hired, showing an interest is vital.
Represent Your Own Brand
Know what you want and do not fear to ask for it. The assingments you take on should be aligned with your values. If something is immoral or doesn´t feel right , do not do it! Respect yourself and your time and others will too.
Ever wondered how successful people know all these people? Unfortunately contacts do not just appear. The secret is attending a lot of events, half of the job is just showing up. There are millions of interesting folks out there who want to get to know you. Bring your business cards, happily give them out and ALWAYS follow up on the connections you make, it is essential in order for you to keep them.
Start Your Own Business
WARNING, couchpotatoes of the world, turn away. This is a full time job that is often unpaid the first few years. If you have a great idea however, it has never been easier and there are tons of help available.