Chances are if your reading this your probably desperate for a job and looking to just get something in the door ASAP. I can understand this and everyone is at a different point in their lives.
Desperate For A Job – Skills?
First thing you want to do is figure out what your skills are because if your desperate for a job you must rely on your bread and butter. This might seem obvious but let's just make sure that has been covered.
If your not a dancer or have formal dancing or skills in dancing don't go try making a quick buck in that industry if your desperate for a job. Let's tap into what you have done in the past or have professional experience with.
If your totally green and have never really held a job before…. well it's time you get your fingers dirty and do whatever it takes to get the foot in the door even if it's a lower paying position. If your just looking for a job to fill in some financial gaps then do it short term as it's not a career change. Just get paid and when your up and running start looking to build your career in whatever floats your boat. Be it passion driven or income driven. When you at this stage and can claim to tell yourself that your “desperate for a job” then don't worry so much about the long term career path but more about this being a stop gap to where you will be going.
Desperate For A Job – Let's Understand Why
Now at your current time maybe it's a bit harder to think in hindsight but I think this is a better way to fix the REAL problem. Too many people only see the outcome and want a pill to fix every ill when really the best course of action is to analyze why your in this situation in the first place.
Many will deflect blame to a external source like:
1) My girlfriend left me
2) My car doesn't work
3) The job I wanted out of college was taken
There are all really excuses. If your going to survive in this economy you gotta suck it up and just make it happen. Stop blaming other external forces for the situation you are in. These are the cards you are dealt. You can bend over and get kicked in the butt or you can MAN THE F UP and just make it happen. All successful people in life, be it in business or personal enlightenment, all go through trials and tribulations but what doesn't kill you SHOULD make you stronger.
Just too bad so many live through tough times to NEVER really understand why they let themselves get there.
Now don't get me wrong. There are times that it's just messed up and there was nothing you could have done and you rolled with the punches that came your way. Well, you have skills so lets use them BUT understand prevention is much better for the long run then finding a quick fix.
Remember what a job stands for.
J – Just
O – Over
B – Broke
What is done is done so let's move one but… let's get a better handle for prevention and NOT fall into the trap of Just Over Broke.
Most jobs are trading time for money. Obviously you have the time but need a way to get someone to trade you YOUR time for THEIR money. That's the kicker and if you have no specific skills set it's going to be hard to get that kind of deal.
So my idea in helping those who are desperate for a job today is to not exactly land them a J.O.B. today as headhunters love to handle that but more about how to prevent you from being here in the first place.
Stop Being Desperate For A Job
One way to stop being desperate for a job is to invest in your self in “skill”. These skills need to pay for it's own without the need of an employer. If you can get to this part of the journey then it's not so much that you need someone to hire you but then you are being sought after for your new found skill set.
So by all means pick up a new skill set that is valuable to people who need it.
I would recommend a skill set that pays for itself and then some regardless if you report into work or not.
There is a difference in a job vs a business
– Trades Time for money
– Residual payouts like TV syndication, book deals, and music deals
-Automation in selling products or services that require no hands on time to close a sale
Think of the difference it has that you no longer are strapped to who and WHEN you can trade in your skills for payment. What if you could develop a skill set that pays you regardless if you drive into work because the work you put in months ago is working FOR YOU.
An example of this is automating sales of services and products.
What if you sold a digital “widget”. Widget being anything that could be sold like for example an ebook on how to cut your grass properly. If your skill set was in landscaping and you had the ability to sell an ebook on line that was open 24 hrs a day how would that change your financial future?
I'm not saying one ebook will retire you from the J.O.B. world but it's a building block to being paid regardless of your day/night time situation in getting paid.
This is why I feel the internet is the new frontier that EVERYONE; even ones desperate for a job need to learn ASAP. It's vitally important with the increased unemployment rates and major shifts in industries to be able to sustain yourself if no job is available.
What would happen in a couple years if you got fired/laid off but you were continuing to build your online empire which had enough in motion to take care of you or at the very least cover a couple bills?
To me that is mind blowing and why even as a Mechanical Engineer I feel it's a critical skill to have – being able to make money as a business. When your the CEO of your own business you call the shots and are then able to decide which direction you want to take your additional income into.
But how is all of this done?
First – Learn HOW to generate traffic
Second – Learn HOW business is done online
But Lawrence, where do I learn all of this stuff as I don't want to go back to school.
Good question but here is the simple answer – The information your going to learn from me isn't even taught in schools as they like to avoid the real cutting edge marketing like direct response, autoresponder mass emails, and copywriting for capture pages.
The list goes on and one but what I want to share with you is how I did it all online and how you can to.
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Alecia · July 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Yes, even when you find a job you have to expand your skills. Thanks for the insights.
Lawrence Tam · July 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm
the one exception is income increases come from rare raises and bonuses. In a business you can reap your rewards tomorrow if not that SAME DAY 😉
invest in yourself. your worth it.