Tuesday, March 09, 2010

job search notes: Dr Seuss watches Mulberry St

Did you know that the first book Dr Seuss published was "And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry St". And that it was finally published in 1937 after being rejected by more than 20 publishers?

And how many of your resumes have been rejected in your job search? More than 20?

Dr Seuss share something in common with you, rejection!

The one key lesson for the job search to be taken from Dr Seuss's first book (aside from persistence) is to understand and recognize the time and place for sharing your creativity and imagination.

If you are targeting a corporate position, a totally different resume may not get you where you want to be.

No matter what position you are vying for, your behavior on Facebook and in other social media places should be reconsidered. Is it consistent with the image or brand you are trying to create?

Pictures of your weekend exploits at a drinking party or posing in scantily clad attire may not be the best thing to obtain that corporate finance position.

There is a time and a place for everything. The time for the job search is now. Time for play may be later!

I am not the only one who has been inspired by Dr Seuss. Creedence Clearwater Revival gives some credit to Dr Seuss and this book for their song "Lookin' Out My Back Door"

I hope this helps your job search effort.

Other entries in this Dr Seuss Series for job searchers can be found here