I hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready for a great week. Mine, as was last week will be spent doing my civic duty (jury duty). During my down time I read an article saying that the US Economy created 117,000 jobs last month. While it was more than what experts predicted in order for the economy to see real growth we still need more. The best way to land one of these newly created jobs is to follow the 50% rule.
Tip of the Week: 117,000 New Jobs Created-Land One!
As you know I always suggest that your job search should be deep and not wide, meaning that you have to look at and apply to positions that you have recent and relevant experience for. The best way to do this is to follow the 50% rule.
The 50% rule says, that any position you are applying to has to have been at least 50% of your last role. Meaning if your job functions are marketing and a sales and 50% of your time is spent doing either functions then you can go after positions that are 100% marketing or sales related.
If you do not meet that 50% threshold… you may need to make investments in you; go back to school, volunteer in the industry you would like to work in, or find an internship.
Every employee that a company hires today is an investment and they want to make sure that they hire people that are proven and are “guaranteed” to provide a good return. So they are waiting for and hiring people that are exactly what they want.
So, use the 50% Rule as your guide and if you don’t meet the threshold then make investments in you!
Have a great day and an even better week!
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