Randy’s Choices Get Him a Rockin’ New Job
You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be. ~R. David Thomas
It was delightful to watch! During the course of his job search, my friend Randy went from frustrated to hopeful to confident celebration within weeks! He choices were inspiring. Even when disappointed and frustrated, he took action that led to his desired goal. He got his rockin’ new job!
Shortly after Randy and I revamped his resume (see my Inspiration “Randy’s Rockin’ New Resume,”) I got a phone call from my former boss, Lydia. She asked whether I knew of anyone to fill a health and safety role at the power plant where she worked. It was a “no brainer” to mention Randy. I was happy to recommend him and I knew his qualifications. She was excited and looked forward to meeting him. It is always satisfying to help friends – in this case, two!
Randy was beyond thrilled when I told him the news. I told him all I learned from Lydia in terms of the scope of the job, the challenges he would face, as well as the specifics they were looking for in their ideal candidate. He immediately sent over his new resume and followed up with a phone call to Lydia. After a brief review of his resume while they chatted, Lydia invited him to lunch that week. Finally – Randy had an interview!
Randy and I got together the day before to role-play a mock interview. This was opportunity to fine tune his presentation and his claim he was the right person for the position. The more we worked together, the stronger and more confident Randy became at presenting his credentials. He was relieved and excited to go to an interview after weeks with no bites at all.
Within three short weeks, not only had Randy met Lydia at the lunch meeting, he had breakfast with the Power Plant staff, made a visit to the Plant, and got a job offer. This job was just what he was looking for – he could use his health and safety background and travel less. Better still – this job was unadvertised, so he had no competition.
So what did Randy do that got him this rocking new job? He made wise choices.
It is always your next move. ~Napoleon Hill
Let’s consider the following:
Searching for a new job can be a trying experience. What is important to learn from Randy’s story is that he had many choices to make along the way. Making wise choices contributed to his success! At every turn, he kept going, in spite of his frustration and disappointment. And it paid off.
I wish you all the best in making your own job search choices!
Have a great week!
Kayla at Tue, Jul 08 05:29 AM:
Congrats to you and Randy. A job search really parallels a vision quest. Pain, fear, confusion lead to letting go of old ways and becoming willing to expand, open, observe, give deeply of oneself and accept bounty.
Edenscapes at Tue, Jul 08 06:33 AM:
I want to be like him, so far so good. Because I am not a quitter and if the horse bucked me off, I get back up on him and hold on for dear life and learn some riding techniques. I am frustrated and disappointed, but I am not a quitter and will not give up on myself and will learn new ways to improve my business.
natano at Tue, Jul 08 07:42 AM:
Perfect example of how we are the sum of our choices. The more positive ones you make, the more likely you'll have better results.
caesar at Tue, Jul 08 10:16 AM:
Like the woodpecker right? It's not about how tough the tree is but its determination and persistence that makes the hole. I wont forget that like me there are folks out there who daily struggle to live their dreams and that with collective effort we can achieve. Thanks for the inspiration