In His Own Words: Story of a Successful Job Search
A recruiter, Drew Tewell knows how to find a job when he needs one. Here’s how he went from fired to hired in 3 steps. How Drew describes his job search -
Have you ever been fired from your job? It doesn’t really boost your confidence level, if you know what I mean.
What happens when you get fired a second time? I can tell you. It happened to me.
Over eight years ago, I was fired from a job I didn’t like. What happened next? Unemployment.
Over five months ago, I was fired from a job that wasn’t the best fit. What happened next? Unemployment.
Do you see the pattern? When you get fired, not only do you lose your job, but you also become unemployed.
Fired + Job Loss + Unemployment = Tough Times
Having been through Tough Times University more than once, I can tell you, it is not easy.
You may find yourself in the same situation that I was in. You were recently fired. Or, maybe you lost your job for some other reason.
If you are currently unemployed and looking for work, I want to share with you what I did to find a new job. I used this strategy both times in my own life, and it worked each time.
This strategy will also work for you if you are currently employed, but don’t like your job and are ready to make a change.
The strategy I used was connecting directly with employers.
By “connecting directly with employers,” I mean that I contacted the employers UNRELATED TO ANY JOB POSTING.
How to Connect Directly with Employers
Here’s how to connect directly with employers, step-by-step.
Step # 1 Figure out what you want to do.
The first step to connecting directly with employers is to figure out what you want to do. What job or career do you want to pursue? Both of the times I was unemployed, I figured out what I wanted to do next.
Step # 2 Target specific companies and organizations that do what you want to do.
Now that you know what it is that you want to do, target specific companies and organizations that do it. Both of the times I was unemployed, I targeted specific places that, in some way, did what I wanted to do.
Step # 3 Contact the places where you want to work
Once you know what you want to do (Step # 1) and find the places where you want to work (Step # 2), contact those employers.
Both of the times I was unemployed, I contacted the places where I wanted to work, and asked if they were hiring.
How did I contact them? I picked up the phone, and called them.
The first time I did it, I started calling a group of my targeted employers (the ones which did what I wanted to do).
One of the organizations I called was hiring. I ended up landing the job.
The second time I did it, I used LinkedIn to find companies that were doing what I wanted to do.
One of the companies that I called invited me in to interview. They were thinking about hiring someone, but were not in a hurry.
Almost two months later they called me out of the blue, and asked if I was still looking for work. Of course, I said “Yes,” and they ended up hiring me.
So, both of the times I was unemployed, this strategy worked. I found my next job.
You may be thinking, this all seems so simple, it can’t really be that effective. Let me tell you, it is simple, and it is effective.
It worked for me. Twice. It will work for you. Don’t believe me? Try it!
About This Author
Recruiter Drew Tewell is the author of the book, The Dream Job Program: Get the Job You Want. You can purchase it on Amazon, or get it for free when you subscribe to his blog. You can also connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.