Many of us often take for granted the comfort and safety of office work, but you might change your minds about the luxury of an office chair when you see Crofton Injury Claim’s list of the most unusual and dangerous careers in the world. Related: 5 Exciting Career Moves That Will Change Your Life The chosen five have beaten fire fighters, stunt men, high rise window cleaners, and mill workers to claim their position as the World’s most dangerous careers. The winners are varied; some prove the unpredictability of working with animals while others illustrate the dangers of battling nature every day. Fishermen often work long hours, seven days a week. They not only battle the rough Atlantic sea and low light levels, but also fatigue and often injury and have one of the highest mortality rates of any profession. Crocodile wrestlers are much respected among Thai society, bringing an appeal to working up close with one of the world’s most dangerous animals. However, relying on a wild creature takes personal safety out of your control, leaving it to the mood of the animal on the day. Some of the industries we came across are nearly extinct due to danger levels. Becoming a matador is now a rare career opportunity, with animal rights groups working to close down the traditional bull fights across Spain, while open sea pearl diving has also nearly been eradicated thanks to the introduction of Japanese pearl farms. But while there are still those determined to hold on to their country’s traditions it will be a while before these careers vanish completely. These may be unusual careers, but for most people ensuring your safety in the workplace should be a major part of any career decision. However, unfortunate incidents can occur in the workplace regardless of how far away you may be from crocodiles or the Atlantic. No matter your job, it is of paramount importance that your employer has the proper procedures in place to ensure that you are safe in your working environment. So while your job may sometimes seem a little dull and you might even wish there were more opportunities for nerve-wracking excitement, have a look at our list below to discover whether these dangerous and sometimes life threatening careers, are the right way to brighten up your Monday mornings. This is a guest post.
Didn’t get the job? Rejection isn’t easy, but it’s important to leverage the progress you’ve already made with this company. In fact, this is a great opportunity for you to build a professional relationship with the hiring manager and keep things moving forward in the event another opportunity arises.
You want this person to be your advocate in the event another role opens up. Even though you didn’t get the job, you should take steps to keep moving forward. You want to use this opportunity to reinforce that you’re still interested in working for the company and that you’re willing to work toward becoming a better fit.
Here are some things you need to do if you didn't get the job:
1. Send Thanks
Even if you didn’t get the job, it’s important to thank the people who took the time to talk with you, interview you, and help you get that far in the process. They will respect you for it and appreciate the gesture. Not only that, but sending a brief thank you note after getting rejected from a job will allow you to stand out, and it will help you further your professional relationships within the company.
2. Be Understanding
Hiring isn’t easy, and rejecting people isn’t a piece of cake either. Let this person know that you understand the decision and thank them for considering you for the role. Who knows, if this person doesn’t work out, they might call you up and bring you in since you’re a “warm lead” for the role. Or, they might have a different opening they feel you might be a better fit for. That’s why it’s important to be thankful, positive, and supportive, even though you didn’t receive the offer. The truth is, you just never know what will happen!
3. Briefly Reinforce WHY You’re So Passionate About Working For This Company
If they know you’re deeply passionate about what they do, they’ll know you’re in it for more than just the money and that, if hired, you have the potential to stay at the company for a while. That’s why it’s important to reinforce why you feel so strongly about working for this particular company. So, share your “connection story” with the company, showcase a shared belief you have with the company, or share a personal experience that taught you the value of what that company does.
4. Seek Advice
Make it easy for this person to help you by asking the right questions. Remember, they’ve already gotten to know you, they know you want to work there, and they know you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the opportunity. You’re a “warm lead” at this point, so you want to make it as easy as possible for them to choose you over someone else. Ask questions like...
- “How can I be a better fit for opportunities like this one?”
- “What do I need in order to earn opportunities like this one at your company?”
If you can find out what you need to do in order to “check off” all of the boxes, then you’ll make your candidacy more attractive in the event another opportunity opens up.
5. Take Steps To Move The Relationship Forward And Ask How You Can Keep In Touch
In order to keep this relationship moving forward, you need to ask for it. Being proactive in this situation is critical. Otherwise, your future with the company might be left up to someone else, which is a risky chance to take. Make sure you ask to stay in touch. For example, you could say something like…
“What’s the best way for me to stay in touch with you? I want to be proactive and stay on your radar for future opportunities. I really want to work for your company but I want to earn my place there.”
They’ll appreciate your proactiveness and your willingness to take ownership of the process—on their terms. It will also give you clear next steps on how you should keep this relationship moving forward.
So, remember: even if you didn’t get the job today, there’s still an opportunity to get the job tomorrow. “No, not today” doesn’t mean “no, not ever.” Leverage the progress you’ve made with this company and keep working your stuff!
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This article was originally published at an earlier date.