“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein.
I just recently graduated from Cornell University in May. In March, I was one of three undergrads accepted to Cornell’s MBA program; however, I decided to get some work experience first. My job hunt officially started at the beginning of April, a lot later than when most start (in August/September).
No one ever taught me how to find a job in college. For the last few months, I’ve been conducting a job search very similar to how many do it. The “passive” search involves looking for job openings and then shotgunning your resume and cover letter to every company possible. Then, you WAIT, and WAIT and WAIT SOME MORE. It’s very discouraging not to get any responses.
I knew I was doing something wrong. I knew I had done the type of work required on most of the listings before, but why wasn’t this working? Through feedback and reading this book, I realized my game plan was completely WRONG. This blog post confirmed my realization. No more excuses.
This blog is my attempt to turn my job search into an “active” one. Rather than wait and be disappointed, this is my attempt to take matters into my own hands and let my work experience and projects do the talking. This blog is proof that I am not just another resume in your stack of thousands.
Let me show you why I’m different and why you should hire me.