|I want this... in T-Shirt or Poster form!|
In general, I believe that confidence is a good thing when pursuing new opportunities. Confidence allows a candidate to believe that he is a company's ideal applicant, which in turn allows him to convey how his skills will not only complement the company, but improve it. Without confidence, one should not apply for a position.
|Analogous to my success applying for new jobs.|
To treat this ailment, I have turned to LinkedIn Premium. For one month, I will have complete
So far, the diagnostics are treating my Dream Job Disease. In fact, I may now be cured. As I search through the opportunities posted, I have grown quite accustomed to the message, "You wouldn't be in the top 50% of applicants for this job..." Talk about a blow to my confidence!
How does one overcome his/her underwhelming qualifications? My strategy, use the introductions and InMail functions. I think LinkedIn has it right, break down my confidence and develop my service dependency.
To sum up this post, in searching for new opportunities, job seekers must:
- Maintain confidence
- Apply to as many positions as possible
- Foster and utilize their contacts... LinkedIn is a great place to start.