KWANZAA CREATIVITY AND JOB SEARCH


Creativity.  Encarta Dictionary defines creativity as the ability to use the imagination to develop new and original ideas or things. So how does creativity fit into job search?

Creativity can help you stand out from the crowd of other applicants, most of whom are all doing the same thing(s)!  The trick is to think about job search process differently from start to finish.

Consider looking for jobs outside of the Help Wanted Section or Online Job Listings.  Tap into the Hidden Job Market:

  1. Volunteer or community groups
  2. Cold Calling
  3. Networking
  4. Taking a class
  5. Blogging
  6. Filling a need in your Labor Market
“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” 
- Paul Lemberg

When looking for and applying to jobs in the traditional way you can still get creative. Simply consider what will accomplish what you need.  What will get you the interview, the offer, the opportunity?  Do that!  Here are some ideas to get you thinking a little more outside of the box:

  1. Give thought to your formatting and paper selection - be careful not to get too carried away!
  2. Follow up by mail if no phone calls are allowed
  3. Schmooze the receptionist to find best times and method of contact for a influencer
  4. Consider offering to prove yourself via an On the Job Training or Internship
  5. If you REALLY need a job, consider several part time opportunities
  6. Where are they hiring for jobs you can do - consider relocating
What creative ways have you heard about or tried that could get someone hired?  Comment below and let me know! 



SOME BACKGROUND ON THIS POST

Kwanzaa 2012

Kwanzaa is a week long African American celebration observed from December 26 to January 1 each year.

DATE Principle in English THEN Principle in Swahili

December 26  Unity Umoja
December 27 Self-Determination Kujichagulia
December 28 Collective Work & Responsibility Ujima
December 29 Cooperative Economics Ujamaa
December 30 Purpose Nia
December 31 Creativity Kuumba
January 1         Faith         Imani


For further information, you can find more facts at the Apples for the Teacher website.


This series will be followed by the 12 days of Christmas series beginning Christmas Day!

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“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” – Jack London




SOME BACKGROUND ON THIS POST

Kwanzaa 2012

Kwanzaa is a week long African American celebration observed from December 26 to January 1 each year.

DATE Principle in English THEN Principle in Swahili

December 26  Unity Umoja
December 27 Self-Determination Kujichagulia
December 28 Collective Work & Responsibility Ujima
December 29 Cooperative Economics Ujamaa
December 30 Purpose Nia
December 31 Creativity Kuumba
January 1         Faith         Imani


For further information, you can find more facts at the Apples for the Teacher website.


This series will be followed by the 12 days of Christmas series beginning Christmas Day!



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