Are you a senior, and are you actively searching for senior citizens employment? Before you answer, think about it.
Sure you say! I have in mind just the kind of job I want to get and I even know the names of some companies and individuals I want to work for.
Bravo! But have you done your real homework? Are you convinced, really convinced, that you’re the best qualified person to walk away from a job interview with a senior citizens employment offer in your pocket?
Have you prepared for every job interview? Actually visualized going through the process of anticipating your answers to questions that will probably arise? Why, you ask? I know what I’m going to say.
While there is such a thing as over preparation. Far worse than that is the opposite result, lack of practice. Let me tell you a story!
Many years ago, back in the middle of the last century, one of the greatest batters in professional baseball was a tall, lean fellow named Ted Williams. He was a super star, even before the description was used.
One day, early in the morning, even as the sun was just coming up, another ball player who was sharing a hotel room with Williams on a road trip woke up.
He saw Ted Williams in his pajamas standing in front of a full length mirror, bat in hand watching his reflection swinging at imaginary pitches.
What are you doing, the fellow asked incredulously? Hitting home runs, Williams answered taking another swing at an imaginary pitch.
Get the point? The best performing individual at any line of endeavor stays on top with practice. Preparation and practice may begin with the same letter of the alphabet, but they sure don’t mean the same thing.
You’ve taken your first step to nailing down your senior citizens employment. You’ve selected the job of work that you absolutely want to have. You have also taken the second key stride, you’ve made a list of several name businesses and individuals you are going to contact and interview with.
Now, prepare your written and oral presentation, and then stand up in front of your own personal mirror like Ted Williams did and make your delivery. And then practice swinging the bat and hitting the imaginary ball again and again until it becomes your second nature.
Visualize hitting your own home run, getting a bona fide senior citizens employment offer.
Actually visualize yourself walking into the interviews one by one. Picture what you’re going to wear and rehearse your opening greeting. The wonderful thing about children at play is how real they get at make believe. Recapture make believe and really feel yourself at an employment interview.
A very important key point to remember is this. At the end of every visualized job interview, see and hear yourself being offered actual employment.
Make your personal senior citizens employment project the keystone of your day, every day. It may take a while of time before it bears fruit. But it will happen. You deserve success, you deserve seniors employment.
Raymond Angus is the best selling author of www.TheSeniorsLife.com. He writes about how seniors find employment in today’s ever changing world. Are you a senior and do you want tips on how to work and live in this bleak economy? Go to www.TheSeniorsLife.com and click on employment.