Editors Note: The message is clear in this article, from the Huffington Post. If you want something, GO OUT AND GET IT. These are fighting words for the older job seeker who now faces ageism and needs to look for work with new resolve and determination. Learn how to battle age discrimination in this free online workshop: Register Here
The One Piece Of Job Advice You Need To Hear Again And Again
by Emily Peck,
“This job advice is so rarely taken it deserves repeating: ‘Tell people what you want, and then go out and get it,’ Eileen McDonnell, the CEO of Fortune 1000 insurance firm Penn Mutual, told The Huffington Post.
McDonnell said she’s surprised by how few men and women ask for what they want in their careers. “So many people complain they haven’t gotten anywhere but they haven’t taken the lead.”
…Her advice holds for someone looking for work, gunning for a promotion or negotiating a raise or more job flexibility — and it applies to everyone from recent grads to seasoned veterans.