You May Already Work for Your Next Career Opportunity
By Gary Leavitt
Many people face common difficulties in obtaining employment. Many of their reasons for failure have solutions people just aren’t looking for.
The first obstacle some faced was getting their foot in the door. One way this can be accomplished is by taking an internship with the sports marketing or marketing department in your prospective company. If you don’t already know someone in that department, offer to work for free or at a lower salary to prove your worth to the company. This will show that you are serious and dedicated to working in that position.
The second obstacle is in not knowing what you want to do or what qualifications you have. As an employer, I would not want to hire someone just because they want a job. I want someone who understands their own abilities, is goal-oriented, has both oral and written communication skills and is genuinely enthusiastic about working with me.
The other popular obstacle, “I don’t know what I want to do.” To overcome this obstacle you need to sit down and do an introspective on yourself. Ben Franklin did exactly that. He actually describes the process he went through in his autobiography. He determined what mattered most to him. Then he set up a process to govern the rest of his life’s decisions.
Once you determine the answer to those questions, it is easy to understand what you want to do. If you want to establish a sports marketing department in your company, chances are you need to be the one who forces the issue. The people who are successful in this world are the people who go out and make things happen for themselves. Don’t wait around. You may be waiting for a long time!