Thursday’s Theory: Put yourself out there!
There’s nothing like alliteration!
I can’t take credit for originating the theory of “prospecting,” but as of today it is a theory I have yet to test myself. What is prospecting? Glad you asked! When you find a company you would just die of happiness to work at, send them a letter and a resume even when you don’t see job postings available.
Let’s face it, I feel a little strange doing this.
My business professors touched on this method of job searching as one that showed direction, self-motivation, and chutzpah! It is supposed to show employers that I know what I want and won’t sit stagnant while I wait. It can create a great first impression if done right.
With my newfound vision of using my previous grocery store experience, I am going to test this theory on some major chains (think Whole Foods – my favorite!). I will try my hand at writing a “prospecting letter” and share some tips I learn along the way! That way I may end up imparting some wisdom to you, reader. Maybe.