The fastest way to get a Job

Fastest Way to Get A Job
Greg Goudie
Written by Greg Goudie

Cold Calling – it’s not easy, it takes a lot of courage to call at a business and ask for work, but remember this very important point…

– when someone applies for a job that has been advertised, they have to be the best of all the applicants, and there may be hundreds.

– when they knock on the door of a business, they only have to be better than the employers worst employee!

Don’t be afraid of knock backs. If you are cold calling, it is not personal, it may just not be the right time and getting a job through cold calling is all about being in the right place at the right time.

What is the right place?

It is where you think your skills could be of most value. Research the businesses and work out what skills would be required to work there.

What is the right (best) time?

From my experience with employers, it is Friday afternoons or Monday mornings. Friday afternoons is when the employer has finally decided to change some poor performing staff. Monday mornings is when the unreliable staff haven’t turned up and the employer needs someone straight away. Either time could be when the employer has decided to make changes to grow the business and may need extra hands.

By cold calling you are also demonstrating to the employer that you are serious about finding a job and not just one of the hundreds who apply for advertised jobs in the hope that “something may turn up”. You are making evident something you can type on a resume but not prove, your enthusiasm.


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Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie is the Executive Director of DOME and following many years in the automotive parts manufacturing sector, has worked with mature age unemployed for the past 15 years.

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