What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015 by Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015 by Richard N. Bolles

Author:Richard N. Bolles [Bolles, Richard N.]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 978-1-60774-557-0
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Published: 2014-08-11T16:00:00+00:00

Fourth, You Need to Find Names of Particular Places That Interest You

As you interview workers about their jobs or careers, somebody will probably innocently mention, somewhere along the way, actual names of organizations that have such kind of workers—plus what’s good or bad about the place. This is important information for you. Jot it all down. Keep notes religiously!

But you will want to supplement what they have told you, by seeking out other people to whom you can simply say: “I’m interested in this kind of organization, because I want to do this kind of work; do you know of particular places like that, that I might investigate? And if so, where they are located?” Use face-to-face interviews, use LinkedIn, use the Yellow Pages, use search engines, to try to find the answer(s) to that question. Incidentally, you must not care, at this point, if they have known vacancies or not. The only question that should concern you for the moment is whether or not the place looks interesting, or even intriguing to you. (The only caveat is that you will probably want to investigate smaller places—100 or fewer employees—rather than larger; and newer places, rather than older.) But for a successful job-hunt you should choose places based on your interest in them, and not wait for them to open up a vacancy. Vacancies can suddenly open up in a moment, and without warning.

What will you end up with, when this step is done? Well, you’ll likely have either too few names or too many to go investigate. There are ways of dealing with either of these eventualities.


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