The traditional rules of job search worked for certain kinds of people. Now they don't work for most people. Learn how you need to think of yourself as a different kind of worker to find work.
- Now the old rules of work…meant that the ways we used to find work…were relatively straightforward.…As Dick Bolles points out in the iconic career manual,…What Color Is Your Parachute,…the traditional methods of job search…were reasonably simple.…Think of that traditional job hunting process…as almost being a binary matching process.…The employer was usually in control,…establishing the requirements of the job.…You'd find job openings by searching the newspaper want ads.…You'd apply by sending in a cover letter and a resume.…
You'd hopefully get an interview,…where you talk about your qualifications…for a specific job.…And after all that,…the employer would decide if you got the job or not.…That traditional approach may still happen…for a number of jobs…but increasingly, the process of looking…for compensated work, or what we used to call a job,…is changing dramatically.…Rather than finding out about…work opportunities in want ads,…you might hear about a new opportunity…by watching your social media feed.…
If you're looking for work in, say, programming,…
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- Why there are new rules of work, learning, and life
- Thinking like an entrepreneur
- Building your network
- Doing work driven by meaning
- Understanding the new rules of learning
- Becoming a lifelong learner
- Planning for leisure like you plan for work and learning
- Making time to give back
- What to do when the rules change again