A Finder is a person that finds things (obviously), but how to be good at finding things is a different matter. Take for instance, “to find a job”. I put an ad in the paper to help me edit my books, the response was tremendous, 96 responses in 24 hours. I took the add out and proceeded to screen the candidates, here is how my skills as a finder took place,
1. I selected first the applicants that had send me their resume along with a note that said along these lines, “I am a very good editor, I been doing this work for some time, I enjoy editing very much, I will be pleased to be part of your project, the pay you indicated is fine with me.”
2. I selected second the applicants that send only their resume with a short sentence along this line, “Here I am, read me.”
3. I put the ones that had no resume and only a short note like, “I am good and can do it, let me know when I can start”. These group I did put in the back burner.
Now, why did I do this?
– Because by putting effort you show enthusiasm and willingness to work.
– You also make the job of the employer easier since he gets more information from the candidate.
– It also could be that the employer has another opening related to the position advertise that is different and you have those abilities described in your resume. In my case it was, writing a press release. I am looking to my future and see that after the book is created, then the best and only thing to do is TO SELL IT. This requires marketing, and press releases are the way to go.
So, stop complaining that you don’t have a job or the job that you like, and get your oars in the water and star rowing with passion, it is that simple.
By the way, the same tactics work well as you search for your Soul-Mate and this task is much more important than finding a job to make a living.