I found an old AARP Magazine article today that I think would benefit a good number of the participants of our job fair last week. Speaking to a lot of the older (experienced) workers, I found that they have many of the same problems that plague my generation. Add that to the fact that technology is running laps around this demographic and they are having a hard time getting into the door. One gentleman said that if he hesitates when asked about computers on an interview he is hit with the ‘Next’ buzzer.
To get everyone back to good spirits and find that golden opportunity before the holiday season I have found Larry Thompson’s 4 keys to success. Larry Thompson is a film producer, manager, motivational speaker, and the author of Shine: A Powerful Four-Step Plan for Becoming a Star in Anything You Do.
1. Identify Your Talent -Don’t focus on weakness, instead highlight and develop your strengths
2. Summon Your Rage -Have tunnel vision for success!
3. Build Your Dream Team -Surround yourself with mentors, professionals, role models, motivators, and reality checkers. Every big movie star, musician, athlete and politician has a team so why not you?
4. Learn to Be Lucky -By putting in the effort you will find yourself at the right time, in the right place. Luck doesn’t happen by accident, it happens by hard work!
I hope you take some of Larry’s advice as you continue your job hunt.