"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward"
- Amelia Earhart
I’ve been working since I invented my own paper route in the pre-war building in which I grew up. Rather than be employed by the local paper route establishment and give them a percentage, I realized I could just buy the newspapers on my own and charge extra for delivery. This may or may not have been the best business model for a sixth-grader, but it was fun, entrepreneurial, I made a little bit of money, and I was able to provide a value-added service to my neighbors.
Since then, I’ve always been able to figure out how to get a job when I needed or wanted one. I’ve also spent quite a bit of time recruiting new hires, so I know what is being looked for in a candidate.
There are many things small and big that you can do to improve your chances of landing an interview and ultimately a satisfying and well-paying job that will put you on a path to a long and rewarding career. Please follow my posts to ensure that you don’t miss a thing.