Everyone likes to do the kind of work they are best suited for. An artist likes to work with paints, a craftsman with his hands, a writer likes to write.

Those with less defined talents have their preferences for certain fields of activity and industry. If America does anything right, it offers a full range of trades, farming, manufacturing, marketing, and professional occupations.

   First. Decide EXACTLY what kind of job you want. If the job doesn't already exist, you might be able to create it.

   The second. Choose the company or person you want to work for.

   Third. Research your potential employer regarding policies, personnel, and opportunities for advancement.

   Four. Analyzing yourself, your talents and abilities, determine WHAT YOU CAN OFFER and plan ways and means to provide benefits, services, developments, ideas that you believe you can successfully deliver.

   Fifth. Forget "a job." Forget whether or not there is an opening. Forget the usual routine of "do you have a job for me?" » Focus on what you can give.

   Sixth. Once you have your plan in mind, arrange with an experienced writer to put it on paper neatly and in great detail.

   Seventh. Present it to the right person with authority and they will do the rest. All companies are looking for men who can add something of value, whether it be ideas, services, or "connections." Every business has room for the man who has a definite plan of action that is for the benefit of that business.

   This line of procedure may take a few days or weeks of additional time, but the difference in earnings, promotions, and recognition will save years of hard work with a small paycheck. It has many advantages, the main one being that you will often save one to five years to achieve a chosen goal.

   Every person who starts, or "climbs" half the ladder, does so through deliberate and careful planning (except, of course, the boss's son).


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