Why Job Seekers NEED To Study Performers
Job seekers have a lot to keep in mind: preparing their resume, developing and monitoring their LinkedIn profile, watching jobs, to name just a few. One of the most consistent pieces of advice that job seekers will find, often in a sea of conflicting recommendations, is that the job search requires work. There may be scores of people who “magically” land their dream jobs – but there are millions of people struggling to land the position of their dreams – for some “just a job.” Related: 4 Tips To Help You Shorten Your Job Search Studying peak performers is a worthwhile effort – but for the moment, consider which peak performers to study. What I would like you to consider here is not to study the all-stars from sports or the award winners from television and films. For most of those performers, a very high level of talent is combined with their passion and practice. However, in the performing arts, particularly among the hundreds of hard working Broadway actors – and the hundreds of performing artists who spend hours on buses every week to make a decent living for their families – here’s where you’ll see some great lessons for many job seekers. I have been honored over the last several years to meet and get to know several Broadway performers and several different individual singers and members of singing groups. Some marquee performers, definitely; some award winning singers or singing groups, yes; but most are hard-working professionals driven by their passions. I was quickly struck with the leadership, management, and career lessons that could be learned from these opportunities. Here are three thoughts that every job seeker can use as part of their attitude toward the job search – or as changes in their techniques.