Get Yourself Back into the Career Driving Seat

Peter Fisher

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If your career is not what it should be, retake control now and drive back to job satisfaction.

You must change the way you think about your career, so you can get back in the driving seat.

How can you do that?

Your Attitude is Everything

Everyone goes on about positive mental attitude, don’t they? But what does it mean?

To some extent we can all have some influence over what happens to us, so try to hold an attitude of expecting things to go right

If we expect things to go badly they probably will.

If we expect things to go well they’re more likely to.

So even if everything doesn’t go right we can get past the things that go wrong so much easier. This is what I mean by positive mental attitude.

So Change the Way You Think

  • Instead of thinking they’re in charge, why not try ‘I’m in charge’
  • Instead of waiting to be chosen, decide what you want and present some proposals;
  • Instead of dreading interviews, think of yourself influencing key decision-makers;
  • Instead of scouring the adverts, read them as sources of inside information;
  • Instead of worrying about vacancies, think of them as needs waiting to be met;
  • Instead of having to accept the offered terms, think how you can negotiate;
  • Instead of them getting what they want, you both get what you want.

Job banks, search engines, job listings, and job guides are all useful tools in your employment search; however they won’t find you the unadvertised jobs. Statistics show that perhaps up to 60% of all jobs are unadvertised and are found informally - that is to say through networking and the direct approach - so the unadvertised jobs are what you really need to uncover.

You can uncover these unadvertised jobs and get back into the driving seat by putting together a carefully crafted direct approach letter.

This direct approach is no more and no less than a ‘marketing’ exercise to a specifically qualified target audience. It is NOT a mail-shot and certainly NOT ‘speculative’ letters that some people would have you waste your time writing.

Compared to a direct approach letter, the speculative letter or mail-shot is a complete waste of time, effort and possible opportunity. Find out how to write the most effective direct letter at

Now think about the ADVANTAGES YOU HAVE

  1. What Have You Got that Others Haven't?
  2. What Can You Say About Yourself Without the Need for Bragging?
  3. Who do You Know? You Might be Surprised Who They Know.
  4. How do You Get the Best CV or Resume Ever?
  5. Applying by Letter? Could You Use Some Examples?
  6. Working the Market Place With Strategies You Can Adopt.
  7. Winning the Interview Game Is Easy With Answers Included.

If you're not sure of the Answers go to

Don't know where to start when you need to change jobs or even your career? It's just a matter of following these 7 steps that will mean you know what to do and when.

Stage 1 - What Have You Got to Offer?

That piece of knowledge or bit of experience that others haven't got can make all the diference. Take time to sort out your unique difference.

Stage 2 - What Can You Say About Yourself?

If you have done something that you're proud of there is no need for bragging; just tell it like it is. Talking about yourself isn't easy but a little practice will get you there.

Stage 3 - Who do You Know?

You might be surprised to find that someone you know, knows someone else that needs you. So get talking! Everyone knows someone who could be a vital link in your network.

Stage 4 - The Best CV or Resume Ever.

Is the one that shows you to be the right choice. Don't let it knock you out of the running. Keep to what is relevant and don't try to include everything you have ever done.

Stage 5 - Applying by Letter.

Keep it simple, the best letter is one page with a beginning, a middle and an end. Include examples of how you match up; best done with 4 or 5 bullet points from the original advert.

Stage 6 - Working the Market Place.

Don't just be a busy fool - use your time according to the payback you can expect. For example adverts only account for 25% of all successful job moves; therefore only allow 25% of your time on adverts.

Stage 7 - Winning the Interview Game.

Certain types of questions will always crop up. Get answers to these interview questions prepared check here for help. Take some time to do this, advice is everywhere so take some.

Then make sure everything is in place and you haven't overlooked even the smallest detail detail.

See how you can get the the answers that help get YOU back in the Driving Seat!

With his background of over 25 years running businesses, and as a Career Coach and Consultant in many sectors, Peter Fisher is well placed to guide job seekers through the steps needed in order to achieve that all important new position.

He has personally coached thousands of individuals to career success.

He writes a distillation of these years of experience with all the essential facts and actions you must complete in order to achieve your own success. He is very clear that you shouldn’t be misled by others into thinking of “acing interviews” or “finessing” your way into a business; the most sustainable and fulfilling roles are gained through understanding your own specific needs and creating your strategy accordingly.

You can learn more about his dynamic and comprehensive approach to career change, with every page dedicated to helping serious career changers if you go to


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