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It Takes Work to Find WorkSUBMITTED BY TOM VILORD, PRESIDENT – VILORD WEALTH ADVISORS,IRA ROLLOVER SPECIALISTS - TURNERSVILLE, NJINFO@VILORDWEALTH.COM, 877-VILORD1 or 856-227-2288Ready for the job you want?Whether you are unemployed or not, how do you get the ideal job?According to Steve Pennak, chief executive officer of Business Insight Technologies, “Your first task is todevelop a focus on what kind of work you are passionate and enthusiastic about. In what type of workenvironment are you the most comfortable? If you’re happy, you are a much more positive, engaged,and contributory kind of individual. If you are unable to ascertain your passion on your own, havediscussions with the people who know you the best and may provide the guidance you need.”The next essential step is to have the right mindset. You must remember that the process of finding ajob is partly psychological. If you have been laid off, or are already unemployed, you need to have theproper attitude. Often people, who have been laid off and need a job very badly, convey desperation.This is a large mistake because desperation damages the presentation of whom they are and what theycan do for the employer. You need to be able to explain, positively, why you have not had success in thepast and why you are currently unemployed.At the present time, with unemployment rates at a high, employers have a multitude of candidates fromwhich to choose. You need to distinguish yourself from all other applicants. “The employer’s biggestproblem now is that nobody differentiates themselves in terms of what they can do for me,” saysPennak. Research the employers to discover what is really important to them, so you can personalizeyour applications. Be able to explain to employers what you can do for them, and why they should hireyou.If you find a job that you are really interested in, pay close attention to what the employer wants in thatjob. Larger companies often use an automated screening system for their many applications. Thesesystems match words in the candidates’ applications to keywords that the employer uses in describingthe position.“When you figure out who your buyer is, understand what your buyer’s needs are, and how theydescribe those needs. Then, figure out a way to get in touch with the buyer,” says Pennak.Once you have landed an interview, there are a few “do’s” and “don’ts” for having a successfulinterview. The overall purpose of the first interview is to establish credibility that you are who you saidyou are in your application. You should avoid asking questions about money and benefits in the firstinterview. What you are primarily looking for is an understanding that this is a place where you want towork. In effect, you should be interviewing the employer as well. “What happened to the predecessor of
this job? If he or she was terminated, what was the source of failure?” As a result, you will know whattype of behavior the employer expects.You need to be the candidate who comes up with good questions, which also will portray you in apositive light. For example, you could ask, “What sets apart the people who are most successful herefrom the others?” This question helps convey you are motivated to succeed. You should reflect thecharacteristics and qualifications that the employer seeks. These often include flexibility, involvement,an engaging personality, and the determination to work hard. Essentially, you need to tell employerswhat work means to you, and the importance of the job in your life.Most important is that you make sure you are in the right field and are happy. If you find yourselfdesperately looking for a job or needing to change your career, obtain a copy of Richard N. Bolles’ job-hunting and career changing guide, “What Color is Your Parachute?” This informative book containshelpful tips on how to find a job, create a polished and well-written resume, and negotiate your salary. Itis essential that you feel confident and prepared so you can ultimately find the job you want.Ready for the job you want?SUBMITTED BY TOM VILORD, PRESIDENT – VILORD WEALTH ADVISORS,IRA ROLLOVER SPECIALISTS - TURNERSVILLE, NJINFO@VILORDWEALTH.COM, 877-VILORD1 or 856-227-2288IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND ANY OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS OR NETWORKING EVENTS, OR IFYOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT856-227-2288, 877-VILORD1 OR SEND US AN EMAIL TO INFO@VILORDWEALTH.COM