When Inc. delivered this trending article, we clicked. We decided the techniques suggested in Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want could work to cause a win in just about any endeavor. Click the title to read this brief but powerful article by Jeff Haden. Here is Haden’s quick list but what is succinctly written on each item is deep and meaningful. If you need more motivation, there is a direct link to a 1 minute and 8 second YouTube clip of “I am the one who Knocks!” from Breaking Bad.
1. Find the company you want to work for.
2. Really know the company.
3. Determine how you will make an immediate impact in the role.
4. Don’t just tell. Show.
5. Use a referral as a reinforcement.
6. Be the one who knocks.
7. Assert yourself.
8. Ask for the job.
We don’t know why but we keep seeing this list working for so many things. Try it with winning the job but before you do, quickly use the list in a few other scenarios. Let’s say raising children. Here are a few of our thoughts.
1. Find the company you want to work for. This is where you determine the type of children you would like to raise. Who are they and how do they impact the world?
2. Really know the company. This is where you love and honor said children for their unique mission. Can you see how this list bleeds over into creating a fabulous marriage?
3. Determine how you will make an immediate impact in the role. This is where you figure out how you can serve and add value to each child’s life.
4. Don’t just tell. Show. Enough said.
5. Use a referral as a reinforcement. This is about staying current and knowing what matters to others. Have you ever seen the flash of joy and “connectivity” when you see a small child wearing a Super Hero or Elmo shirt and speak aloud, “Elmo”? It is like you have performed magic. You know “the One”. You know what is “Top of Mind”. You care.
6. Be the one who knocks. This is “going first”, “being brave enough to make a difference”, and it assumes correctly that it is not easy for a child to express their feelings – just like an entrepreneur who has unwillingly become a temporary Hiring Manager may not be truly sure who or how to hire.
7. Assert yourself. When you have carefully done 1 through 8, you are ready to trust that your parenting is in the best interest of all parties…so you can trust yourself and your decisions for those little lives.
8. Ask for the job. This is when you truly discuss with a child that we each have a roll to play in the family.
Your turn…how do you think these 8 would work for planning a career, planting a garden or climbing a mountain?
1. Find the mountain you want to climb.
2. Really know the mountain…