Imagine it’s time for your high school prom and you’re looking for a date.
You’re too shy to ask anyone directly, so you decide to email/text 700 people within a 100-mile radius.
After a month, the results are in:
You received a text from an unknown number asking to meet you in a dark alley after sunset. Yikes, you wonder “who ‘dis?”
The second text comes in via Instagram from an unknown account.
No one else replied so you’re feeling tremendous pressure to choose “dark alley” or “unknown.”
You’re feeling particularly vulnerable; 698 people didn’t respond and you wonder “is something wrong with me?” You start to question yourself. “Dark alley” and “unknown” are suddenly looking attractive.
Can you imagine experiencing this?
It’s totally out of character, but with few other options, you respond.
This doesn’t seem right does it?
If you want to take Johnnie or Suzie to prom; doesn’t it make sense to speak to them directly?
Rather than rely on strangers to reply to your vague online applications, here is a simple job search plan you can put into action.
What would you add?
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About The Author
Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.