Home Page

Search Winona Post:
   GO   x 
Advanced Search
  Issue Date:  
  Column / Category:  
  Current Issue  
  Past Issues  
   Help      Close     GO   Clear   
  Friday February 27th, 2015    

 Submit Your Event 





| Home | Advertise with Us | Circulation | Contact Us | About Us | Send a Letter to the Editor |

  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
The Alchemist (02/07/2010)
By Al Thomas


Are you graduating from high school or college or maybe lost

your job? What can you do to become employed with a paycheck once again? Maybe your industry is one that is shrinking, one that is sending jobs overseas where the people work for less money, no pensions and no health insurance. Better pick another industry. It is hard to start over, but you may not have a choice.

As a high school graduate without a college degree and no experience it is strike two, but you can make up for it. As a college kid with no experience it is strike one. As a recently unemployed you may have to settle for much less money.

How do you get the job you want – or any job with this slowing economy. In a smaller business you can haunt the business owner everyday. In a large corporation with an employment division and a screening staff it is more difficult.

Day one you are an unrecognized number. Day 2, 3, 4 or later the employment officer may remember you. If the company is big enough there will be a turnover and you are there EVERY day. Your application will no longer be in the filing cabinet or on the bottom of the pile. Yes, every day. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. You know that story.

After you get hired your job will be to learn everything there is to know about the industry. If it is a paint company, retail or manufacturing, start hitting the chemistry books about paint. Do you want to be store manager or plant manager? Your choice. Give 110% to your occupation.

Especially when the unemployment rate is over 10%. The boss has to realize you are his most valuable employee. If it is a big company let him take credit for your ideas.

As serious economic times continue you must realize employment is not just 9 to 5. Employees must bring extra value to their companies. If a company does not make a profit it goes out of business and workers end up in the street. Ask the boss how you can contribute. You want him to notice you.

Depending on your age you may want to set goals 2, 3, 5 years out. In a grocery store that might be bagger to cash register clerk, to department manager, to assistant store manager, to store manager, to regional manager, to Vice President, to President. Don’t limit your horizon. Continue a college education at night or on the Internet. Find ways to make yourself more valuable. Become a speaker at company functions and help train new hires. Whatever your current circumstances this is no time to quit.

Al Thomas’ book, “If It Doesn’t Go Up, Don’t Buy It!” has helped thousands of people make money and keep their profits with his simple 2-step method. Read the first chapter at http://www.mutualfundmagic.com and discover why he’s the man that Wall Street does not want you to know.

Copyright 2009 Williamsburg Investment Co. All rights reserved.



   Copyright © 2015, Winona Post, All Rights Reserved.


Send this article to a friend:
Your Email: *
Friend's Email: *
 Back Next Page >>



| Home | Advertise with Us | Circulation | Contact Us | About Us | Send a Letter to the Editor |

Contact Us to
Advertise in the
Winona Post!