SOURCE: Author - Chris Tidball

Author - Chris Tidball

September 14, 2010 12:57 ET

Secrets to Getting Hired When Nobody Is Hiring

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  It seems that the "jobless recovery" and the "summer of recovery" have resulted in millions of frustrated jobseekers asking the question, "how can I get a job if nobody is hiring?"

According to Chris Tidball, career coach and author of Kicked to the Curb (www.christidball.com) it's time to throw away the conventional wisdom and think outside the box. 

Tidball still believes that there are great opportunities, saying, "Job seekers must get creative. They need to realize that looking at classifieds or enduring endless cattle calls isn't likely to succeed. They also need to recognize that they are up against a tsunami of new mandates ranging from healthcare to financial reform that have employers leery of expanding their workforce." 

Tidball said his analysis isn't meant to scare people, but rather, to motivate them.

"I have developed 20 rules that are designed to help people get back to work," he said. "Instead of just looking for work, consider your household as a business, and look for revenue opportunities, such as odd jobs, freelance work, part time positions, starting a new business, or any combination of those things. Worry less about jobs and think more about revenue."

Some of his rules are:

  • Network, network, network -- This is the single biggest thing that you can do day in and day out. Remember, it's not what you know it's who you know.
  • Be courageous -- Fear paralyzes and can be the single biggest inhibitor to taking steps towards recovery. Remember, things WILL get better.
  • Perseverance -- You are now selling yourself and like any sale, success is a game of numbers!

"Be courageous," he said. "Don't be afraid to do something you haven't tried before. Don't be afraid to reinvent yourself. Getting kicked to the curb can be the lowest point of one's life; it can also be the turning point from which great success is achieved."

About Chris Tidball

Chris Tidball is a career coach, business consultant and motivational speaker. He is a former executive of a Fortune 500 company who reinvented himself in his post-corporate life. The author of Kicked to the Curb (www.christidball.com), he provides individuals and businesses with new and innovative ways to improve their bottom line.

Contact Information

  • To interview Chris Tidball or request a review copy of Kicked to the Curb contact:
    Susan Paige
    (904) 742-7868
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