Harvey Mackay’s Best Job Searching Tips

http://www.MackayBook.com Author Harvey Mackay shares his job search tips and secrets. Discover his job interview strategies that will help you find employment at a job that you enjoy.

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."

Question: What’s the importance of lifetime learning and how does it apply to job searching?

Well, another synonym or synonymous with that is just continuous education, which of course all the universities and colleges, junior colleges have across America. You don’t go to school once for a lifetime.  You’re in school all of your life. If you live average life expectancy, American male, 73 years of age; American female, 78 years of age – and you drive ten thousand miles a year in your car, guess what? You’ll spend three years in your automobile, so I happen to find that out many, many years ago like about 30 or 40 years ago – used to call them audio tapes, now they’re CDs. So, what we teach our people, our sales force, approximately 35 people, we teach them to turn their automobiles into a university of continuous learning!

Now, knowledge does not become power until it’s used. Ideas without action are worthless. You want to take that knowledge from the CDs, use it in the marketplace, get the results and then believe it or not, come back and share it, of course with all of your people.  Well, that’s the same thing again as getting the job.

You have to be up to speed on everything. You should even be reading the newspapers, television, radio, internet, 24 to 48 hours before to see what’s going on with that company so that during the interview, say, I see you just made an acquisition – 48 hours ago, I see maybe on the negative, you closed up two shops – whatever and then what happened there?  So that they know that you’re right up to the nanosecond as to what’s going on, but you don’t go to school once for a lifetime. I repeat, you have to be in school all of your life and it’s fun! There’s no question about it, it’s fun! It’s just challenging. It’s exciting to know what’s going on all over the world. We’re not talking about just your city or just your state because as well you know, Tom Freedman says, the world is flat, there’s only one world out there and we’re all connected.

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