http://www.MackayBook.com Author Harvey Mackay shares his best job search tips and secrets. Find out how to use your library card to help you get a job interview and find employment.
This is an excerpt from an interview with Harvey Mackay about his new book, "Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You."
Most people just forgot what the library is all about, what it can deliver – the definition of a secret is when only one person knows. So no longer is this going to be a secret. If I were talking to a thousand people and I said, “How many own a library card?" Sixty to sixty five percent would raise their hands. How many have been in a library in the last year? Two, three, four, five percent! That library card is golden and let me tell you what it will deliver. If you work for a big company, they have the money and the resources to go to search engines, to go to databases that the individual cannot afford.
All you have to do is have a library number, boom! Or go in the library once a year and not even once a year, just make sure you have the library card and you can wind up with Down in Brad Street, believe it or not, databases at big companies have to pay for, you can hit my HarveyMacKay.com, my website, go to job secrets – that’s all, just job secrets. Go right to my toolbar. You can be hooked up with all the newspapers in the United States, you can be hooked up with all of the libraries in the United States and what does that mean? You’re going for a job, all of a sudden, you can find out in the last 24 or 48 hours what’s happened inside that company.
Maybe you’re interviewing me and you’ve prepared a paper for somebody, for the industry and now I can mention during the interview that I just picked up this information. So the library card is gold and if you’ve got a problem, there’s an MBA or a PhD waiting to help you. You cannot overlook your library card and what libraries can do for you and deliver.
Let’s talk about the entrepreneurs out there. They’re trying to get business of course, no one – you don’t have a company, you don’t have anything unless someone can bring the business through the front door. There are no people, there are no jobs, so they can take the library card, forget about even getting a job, look what it does for their business. They can find out all these relevant salient points that no one else, not your competitors, they don’t know, you’re walking in to get the order, you know everything about their business, prepare to win!