In the past few weeks since the election, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been doing informational interviews for those interested in getting into politics or at the very least, political fundraising. We’ve got a lot of people who have come off of losing campaigns, the Hill where their members of Congress lost their re-elections, and just overall job fatigue. So it got me to thinking about how we make New Year’s resolutions to improve our job skills or to take a fresh perspective on how to wrangle the time we spend at work. I’ve taken a step back from my own fundraising firm to brew up a little something different (still under wraps but soon to be revealed) so I totally get wanting to be challenged in the work front. So it’s just not the millennials who get a little antsy about job satisfaction!
In the meantime, let’s get to a short exercise and to reading!
- When I first saw this on Pinterest, I thought about how I would finish this sentence so here’s my first draft:
I am wickedly strategic in finding ways to expend my energy.
This was never going to be about a job title but more of a mantra. What say you? Drop me your I am ______ in the comments section!
- In the vein of doing informational interviews, here’s a Millennial’s take on how to get the job you want. I’m also going to include that a majority of the points apply to those who don’t fall into that age category.
- I’m a HUGE believer in knowing as much as possible about my prospects and knowing the pressure points for how to create rapport. How does that apply to when you have to charge your way through the masses to get a cover letter written to accompany your resume? Start thinking about it as a pain letter vs a cover letter.
- I’ve been a mentor for a few years and I’ve always come into the relationship with the realization that I’m a reference point for those who are asking me questions. If you’re looking for a mentor, you should be looking to create this type of environment and mentors can also learn quite a few things from you too.
- As a fundraiser, I want to hear the word “yes” as much as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard “no” far more than I care to but I always try to get to a positive outcome. Here’s how you can create more “yes” opportunities.
- So you’ve got the job you want and now you gotta make an impression. Here are ways you can learn on the job so that you can get the job done!
- Do you sometimes feel like you’re treading water in life? How can you break out from others and be seen as a leader? I feel that it’s a combination of actions vs the one thing that elevates someone into a leadership role. Here are a few things that you can do to see if you have the combination for success.
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