The excitement of meeting new people has got to be probably the thing that makes work-life interesting.
Finding new friends and colleagues should be easy, so what is it about reaching out to new people that is so scary when we know that's what we want to do anyway?
You need to change your mind from:
“Hey, no one would reach out to me or be willing to contact me.”
>>> TOWARDS >>>
“Now I'm going to change my mind and try something new.”
It’s time to change your mind on this!
One of the aspects of the StuartSystem is that all of my courses are focused on us generating our own job hunt data - not being so quick to believe this or that negative thought which data won’t support.
Let's go out and collect some data that really matters - like having a sequence of messages that you can depend on to start networking or following...
Researching companies is a critical part of winning a job offer.
There are many ways to do it, but this is my approach to it:
#1 Talk to current and old employees
#2 Get familiar with their values and mission statement
#3 Research the projects they are working on
Number #3 is critical.
Companies want people that can solve their problems. By researching their projects you can familiarize yourself with what they need and you can position yourself to be the SOLUTION -- and get hired!
Companies love to see that you've done your homework!