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How to Think Like a Headhunter to Find Your Dream Job!
In this ever changing world, we need to think out of the box to get ahead. This true for anything you do in life. If you want to succeed you will need to be creative.
People every day are coming up with new ideas on starting a business, a new craft, hobbies etc. The same hold true for a job search.
If you want to land your dream job, you too will have to learn to accomplish this.
Many people have been creative with job searches through out history. Although I wouldn't recommend trying many of the ways people have used. They were all examples of people being creative.
One man trying to break into the advertising field actually delivered a pizza to the employer with his resume in the pizza box.
He had the manager's name and told the secretary this pizza was for the creative director and he had to deliver it personally. Imagine the surprise when the director opened the pizza box with a greasy resume inside.
Did this person get hired? I am not sure of the ending of the story. Would I recommend doing this? Nope.
This person was in a highly creative field and was thinking out of the box to get the job he wanted. This is just an example of what not to do but how to think.
In your job search you will have to try many ways to get to the employer. If one idea does not work then you will need to move on and try another one. Pining over an idea that didn't work will cost you time.
You can't just sit there if you want a better life. You have to get up and do something about it. Make your self sit down and come up with ideas on how to find your dream job.
Too often people in life procrastinate and never get where they want. Don't let this happen to you.
Learn to think out of the box anyway you can. Join creative groups or talk with the friends you consider most creative. Learning to be creative is not easy for everyone but you can learn how to do it.
How to think out of the box
Remember when you were a child and you had to make some things for school. Everyone had to at one time or another. Take yourself back to that time. Think what you did and how you did it.
Try and relive the experience. Once you do this you will be on you way to think creatively and out of the box.
Apply the same thing to your job search. Ask yourself questions like how can I make my job search better. Who do I need to talk to etc?
One tip. Human resources is not the first place you should start.
Getting out there and doing it!
You need to get out there and do it. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Mistakes are a part of life.
You will stumble from time to time, but you can't be afraid. If you are afraid! You are only limiting yourself. Stand up and say I am not taking this anymore.
Todd Jirecek is the Author of Headhunting Secrets Revealed
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