Here's an excerpt from a recent newsletter to clients:
"PATIENCE, GRASSHOPPER . . ."
For those of you too young to remember, that line was made famous by the old TV show "Kung Fu". As the young apprentice (nicknamed "Grasshopper") was learning from his Master, the Master was often heard saying, "Patience, Grasshopper."
We hear this a lot: "What's taking so long? It only took me three weeks to get my last job!"
This time around, the competition will be more fierce. The talent you're up against with will be better than the last time around. Also, there won't be as many jobs that you'll be willing to take. The higher the salary level, the fewer jobs.
Three things need to happen before the phone rings for you:
1) there needs to be an opening (and it needs to be in a market desirable to you)
2) they need to be looking for your "type" (gender, age, experience, hair color, build, skills, etc.)
3) they need to like your stuff (makes no difference how good you are, so this last one is totally subjective, NOT objective ).
Those are all things pretty much out of your control, but they are the major hurdles between you and the next job. That said, concentrate on improving things which are within your control: writing, appearance, vocal skills, etc., and try to ignore all the market factors over which you have no control.
Typically, it takes us about one to three months to get you an offer that you really like.
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