A top ranking career military officer, who during his time in the Reserves also developed a stellar career as a senior-level executive in industry, had the daunting task of re-entering the job market after his return from 2-3 years active duty; and during the worst economy in his lifetime. After job searching for some time, he summed-up his frustration with this: "For the first time in my life I am doing something and have
." Hearing this from an Officer at one of the highest official levels in our Military, was at the very least, unsettling to a career biz person like myself. Now he didn't say, "
I'm doing" he said "
I'm doing"! Does anybody really every tell YOU how you are doing in YOUR job search?
I am going to share with you what may be
, one that will address the challenge of not knowing
letter. It goes like this:
Certainly there are more rejections than offers in a job search; and most people do send a cordial letter . . . "thank you for your time and interest and if something opens up, please let me know". "Thank you" is good; "thank you" plus
is better. The more you are rejected, the more opportunity for feedback; and the more feedback you have, the more improvements you can make -
. Soon you will no longer say "I have no idea how I'm doing". In fact, you just may be thinking to yourself (
In his book,
, Sales Guru Tom Hopkins wrote, "I never see failure as failure but an opportunity to practice my techniques and perfect my performance." I say . . .
Are you looking for a survey job, work at home position? Many people are. Working out of your living room in your pajamas is a dream that plenty of 9-5 workers have! With surveys, this is actually a possibility.
If you are going to make taking surveys a full-time, at home job, you will need to treat it like a real job. While you can still work in your underwear, if you so wish, some discipline is needed to make a survey job work at home.
Setting a work schedule is one way to go. This doesn’t mean you have to get up at 6 am and start working. You can choose your hours. If you work better at night, then by all means, sleep in until noon and work from 8 pm on. The beauty of having a survey job work at home position is that you can decide when you want to work.
Apply for as many surveys as you are eligible for. You might not be accepted to all of them, but you will certainly have tried! This ensures that you will have more than enough work available to keep you busy.
Use an auto-form filler. If you use Firefox or the Google toolbar, this is automatically available to you. You can save a lot of time and get through more surveys faster if you don’t have to type in your name and other predictable information every time you do a new survey.
Making a survey job work at home is easy if you know what you are doing. Just treat it like a job and find ways to get the surveys done quickly in order to earn well.