There are lots of quotes about history repeating itself, those forgetting history being doomed to repeat it, and so forth. So in that light, I decided to reach back to the past — 1977, specifically — and share a “recipe for personal development [job search] that produces a baker’s dozen to enhance your potential.” (I was doing some start-of-the year file purging, cleaning out some old files, and this was culled from The Administrators’ Co-op Newsletter (for educators, principals, etc.)
Funny how some things don’t really change ;)
1. Know the position you seek.
2. Look the part.
3. Act the part.
4. Be prepared.
5. Obtain outstanding references.
6. Stand on a record of accomplishment and success.
7. Become visible.
9. Seek feedback.
10. Actively engage in professional growth.
11. Actively assume positions of responsibility.
12. Target your job search.
13. Become associated with like-minded professionals.
There’s not one “ingredient” in this “recipe” that I don’t give to job-seekers today! What do you think?
– Jan Melnik, MRW, CCM, CPRW; President, Absolute Advantage
Career Management Expert with CareerThoughtLeaders.com