PICK UP THE PHONE.
I’ve blogged about picking up the phone before. In this post I talk about even calling the people you are afraid to call: Get Out Your Chicken List and Make a Call.
On Recruiting Blogs, James Nathan writes a post called Hello phone, my old friend. He talks about how recruiters “have grown up in a world dominated by email, and on-line recruitment systems.”
We, as job seekers, have somewhat grown up in a world of online applications and job boards, right?
Read his post. My favorite part is this:
When I was a very new consultant, I was sent to meet one of the company’s top billing temps consultants and he taught me a very simple lesson. He said “listen, its really simple. You pick up the phone, and money comes out of it”.
You pick up the phone, and money comes out of it.
Was there ever a statement, so well put, so simple or so true.
The same thing applies to you, as the job seeker. Or you, as owner of Me, Inc. Or you, as a consultant.
Hide behind email and online applications all you want… but you need to simply get on the phone. Money might come out of it. Or a job. Or a gig.
Afraid of the phone?
Figure out how to get over it. I’d love to hear how YOU got over your fear of the phone (or, how you are getting through your fear of the phone). Leave a comment below…