You’re Not the Lone Ranger
Your job search should consist of whatever works best for you
➔ In the Nifty50s we try to expose job seekers to as many points of view as possible in the limited space available. Despite the space constraints we face, we try not to make value judgments relative to the vast array of counsel regarding job seeking possibilities.
Make no mistake, there is just that: a vast array of job seeking possibilities. There are competing theories regarding resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, follow-up tactics, etc. And it’s our philosophy to present as many as possible no matter how varied they may be.
It doesn’t stop there
With so many avenues open to today’s job seekers, there are that many again possibilities. So the obvious questions center on: “Which technique is right for me?” “What theories best suite me, my job, my industry, etc.?”
The right answer is that there is no “right” answer. When it comes to job seeking, there is no silver bullet. There is no one magical approach that will ensure your success.
While there are many self-anointed sages out there, there is no one who has the one and only right answer. Despite the good intentions of those commentators, in a job search, you can’t conveniently fit all job seekers into any one box to ensure their successes.
On the other hand, seldom do you see someone offering advice or counsel that is just downright wrong. Every technique has its success stories. But there is no one guarantee. What works for your neighbor, may be disastrous for you – and vice versa.
As much as we would like to say, “Here. Do this. This one thing will guarantee you’ll find a job tomorrow.” We can’t. You have to find what works best for you and then run with it.