Guest Post By: Heather Eager
Are you looking for the next great position, but can’t seem to find a job that matches your qualifications – or what you’re looking for in a position? This can be a tough position to find yourself in. However, it’s not the end of the world. With the right approach, you may even be able to reinvent your career.
How can exactly can you play your cards right, and what cards do you have to play? Well, your cards are your skills, accomplishments and inherent talents and playing them right would be creating your own position with them. Believe it or not, there are ways to create a position without having to become an entrepreneur. Let’s take a look at what it takes to create the position of your dreams.
Locate Some Companies You’d Like to Help
If you know that you bring certain skills to the table then you need to find some companies that you think you can help. This can take some research; you’ve got to find a company that lacks the type of experience and vision that you provide, yet provides a good work environment that you can excel in.
You can find out whether a company’s work environment is right for you by looking online at company documents like bios, mission statements, press releases, and more. More importantly, you’ll be able to find out how you can help them.
Make Your Pitch
Once you’ve narrowed down a few companies that you’d like to work with, it’s good to create a pitch letter – but not a blanket pitch – an individual letter that will be sent to each company explain exactly what you can do for them. So if you notice that the company seems to be missing a strong PR presence, you may want to offer to do a specific campaign for them.
Or if you’re a better marketer, you may suggest ways that you could get the company into trade shows and other events to spread the name in a positive way. You want to show that your work, specifically, will benefit the company in new, fresh, and profitable ways.
Set Meetings to Push Your Agenda Further
When you’re offering your time and services, you want to also let it be known that you’re available for an in-person meeting and then list the days and times that you’re available – as well as give your contact information. When meeting in-person with prospective hiring managers, be prepared to prove your worth–bring visual aids that can show how valuable you’d be to their company.
Depending on a number of factors, your hard work could result in an offer for the new position, or you might simply be offered a contract position. At that point, it is up to you to decide whether you accept.
When contacting companies, it’s important to remember that persistence is the key. Some companies will not be interested in your services, but don’t let this deter you. In time, you will be able to secure the position of your dreams.
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.
You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!
I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!
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