The email you can’t wait to send. The one that says “I landed a GREAT job!!”
Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search
I received an email today from Bob, one of our Executives Network Members. He just landed a GREAT JOB! Congratulations Bob! You deserve it!!
How did he do it? By changing his approach.
For all of you who are getting a little down in your search, I thought his email might provide you with some inspiration (and perhaps a lesson to be learned).
To: Molly Wendell
I can’t thank you and Executive Networks enough for everything you did to help me with my job search. I thoroughly enjoyed every meeting I went to and your workshop was outstanding. You were absolutely right when you said “less e-mail and more phone calls.” Sitting behind my computer didn’t get me a single meeting with a live person. No Starbucks, breakfast, lunch, snack…..NO NOTHING. It did one thing for me….BROUGHT ME DOWN!!! Your message to get out from behind my desk and start meeting people resonated and made all the difference. I also stopped e-mailing and started calling, and it’s amazing how much better I felt about myself and my prospects for finding a job.
I’ve been actively seeking my next career opportunity since January 2009, and last Friday, May 1st, I signed a contract with an 18 month old Information Technology Services start-up to be their VP of Sales and build a sales organization for them. It was a 10-12 week process but I persevered and got the job. I learned so much by attending the meetings and the workshop, and gained confidence I wouldn’t otherwise have had if I hadn’t participated in all the networking opportunities and other events.
I am living proof that networking does work. This wasn’t a posted position and never was going to be a posted position. A casual conversation I had with a former business associate and friend led to my receiving a phone call the very next day from one of the founders of this start-up company asking me if I had some time to talk. If I hadn’t reached out to catch up with someone I hadn’t spoken to in more than 6 months I wouldn’t be writing this e-mail today.
So thank you again for everything you did for me and everything you do for those who are in transition.
To all the members who are in transition and having a tough time I say to you stay the course and be true to yourself…..AND, follow Molly’s guidance because “IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT.”
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!