Career Calling

October 6, 2012

Good Tips on How to Find a Job

Big Think features a post by blogger (and University of Michigan professor) Jeff DeGraf on how to find a job.  I like the advice DeGraf gives because it isn’t clichéd or easy.  Following the professional service model, he tells job seekers to know their strengths and sell them the right way.  My favorite bit of wisdom is “fish where others aren’t.”  Too often job seekers look for the easy way to get hired or the big company where everyone wants to work.

DeGraf finds opportunity in strange places (depressed cities, near bankrupt companies), places most people won’t see as a good potential employer.  However, what if the company or city turns around?  You can find an opportunity others ignored.  Such advice isn’t easy to follow because it requires thoughtful risk taking, a spirit DeGraf links to innovation.  This short post should be read by everyone who wants to move past looking for work and build a career.  It’s advice is solid.


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