Creating the Job Position You've Always Wanted To Apply For

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Are you looking for the next great position, but can’t seem to find a job that matches your qualifications – or what you’re looking for in a position? This can be a tough position to find yourself in. However, it’s not the end of the world. With a well-thought out approach, you may even be able to take your career in brand new directions. How can exactly can you play your cards right, and what cards do you have to play? Your "cards" in this analogy are skills, accomplishments, education, and talents, and displaying and using them correctly would be creating a new position with the company that would help them to accomplish their goals more efficiently. Many job seekers are unaware of the fact that it's possible to create a position that suits your goals and accomplishments--without becoming an entrepreneur. Let’s take a look at what it takes to create the position of your dreams. Locate Some Companies You’d Like to Help If you know that you bring certain skills to the table then you need to find some companies that you think you can help. This may take a bit of searching on your part because you not only want to find a company that is lacking the experience in the industry you’re talented in, but also one that could somewhat offers the organizational environment that you feel you mesh with and can grow in. You can find out whether a company's work environment is right for you by looking online at company documents like bios, mission statements, press releases, and more. More importantly, you'll be able to find out how you can help them. Make Your Pitch Once you’ve narrowed down a few companies that you’d like to work with, it’s good to create a pitch letter – but not a blanket pitch – an individual letter that will be sent to each company explain exactly what you can do for them. So if you notice that the company seems to be missing a strong PR presence, you may want to offer to do a specific campaign for them. Or if you’re a better marketer, you may suggest ways that you could get the company into trade shows and other events to spread the name in a positive way. You need to show the company that they need additional help to reach their goals, but not just anyone's help--your help. Set Meetings to Push Your Agenda Further When you’re offering your time and services, you want to also let it be known that you’re available for an in-person meeting and then list the days and times that you’re available – as well as give your contact information. For the in-person meeting, you should bring a solid presentation that can impress the company and explain why you're a necessary hire. Depending on a number of factors, your hard work could result in an offer for the new position, or you might simply be offered a contract position. At that point, it is up to you to decide whether you accept. When contacting companies, it’s important to remember that persistence is the key. Some companies will not be interested in your services, but don’t let this deter you. In time, you will be able to secure the position of your dreams.

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  • Melissa Kennedy
    Melissa Kennedy
    Thanks so much, Janais.
  • Janais
    That’s a great post!

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