I had a scary gym teacher named Mr. Grady. But he was smart. He knew someday I’d be perusing the paperbacks and BAM! A cover image that resonates all too well with glorious childhood nostalgia.
Thanks to What Color is Your Parachute 2013, which is 7 cents cheaper on amazon vs B&N, I’ve revamped the direction of my job search. Statistics from the book that seem obvious, but aren’t: 1. Calling up or visiting employers of interest gives you a 65% success rate. 2. Sending your resume has a 7% success rate, if you’re veeeery lucky.
My action plan for landing the dream jobby job job:
- Create an ongoing list of books I love (thx good reads)
- Go through the Acknowledgement section of each book. Identify imprints, publishing houses, editors and agents (thx amazon preview pages)
- Find contact info and whatever connections you may have, this means schools, groups, hobbies, etc. (thx linkedin + google)
- Dial or die. Can you hear me now?