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Cross The Threshold To Success - Get Your Foot In That Door

Have you heard - "The first step is the hardest"? This is very true when you're looking for work. But there are things you can learn to do to help you take that first step to success. Do you want to know what they are? Sure you do.

By the time you finish reading this page you'll have access to information dealing with such issues as:

Understanding why Getting Your Foot in the Door is so important
Learning how to cross the threshold to success

Discover what steps successful people have taken to success. Getting Your Foot in the Door is probably the hardest part of conducting a Job Search. And quite possibly the most important.

Simply because you can't do anything else until you do get in that door. For this reason it's one of the very most important things to learn how to do well.

Focus on the industry/field of work you desire and which your education, experience, skills and/or training match.

Let's say you've been in the same industry/field for most of your work life and are wanting to change.

Who can help you A "career counselor" can help you.

Most universities offer these services for free. As do publicly funded vocational centers. Career interest testing can help you decide what you want to do next.

Look at all the different responsibilities you've had. Look at all the skills you've gained. Now "tailor" them to meet the needs of the new industry/field.

Make use of the many employment agencies available these days. Including those on the Internet.

What you can do It's possible you'll be able to conduct your Job Search on your own.

Through newspaper ads, cold calling, job fairs or references of friends and/or family.

It's possible you can even get a jump on the competition.

Research employers in your phone book. Then give them a call to see if there are any upcoming positions. It's possible you can fill a need before it's advertised.

Whatever avenue you choose, whether you complete a standard application form or submit a resume, focus on presenting your education, experience, skills and/or training to match the needs of an industry/field.

The "trick" here is to present yourself in such a way an employer will be most interested in meeting with you and hearing what you have to say.

Let them know where you stand. Get straight to the point. But - don't be rude or unpleasant. Use diplomacy.

You desire an employer believe they need you. That you can make their work life easier. When an employer believes this about you, they'll be more open and willing to agree to your desires. As much as they possibly can -

Employers have their own time and money schedules. But - they also have ways of stretching or bending them to hire someone they really desire.

Make sure you're that someone.

Bottom line ... Getting Your Foot in the Door is all about perceived value.

That from the moment an employer comes into contact with you, beginning with an application form and/or resume; you make them want to know more about you.

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