Go back to preferred businesses again and again

If there's a particular employer or job type that you're looking for that a specific then you might find yourself needing to go back to the same employers for businesses a number of times for securing an interview for a job.

The key thing to know here is a majority of Australian employers, managers and business operators will reward people that are persistent and proactive and they desire to find work. This is not to me they should go back every day,  but there is nothing wrong with dropping in once a week. It may be that you'll have to drop in several times before striking the right person to speak to.

The most perfect example of this is a coffee shop cafe or restaurant where the first attempts to drop in a CV meet the owner or manager you speak with an employee or shift manager. When you think about it you realise that standard  employees might see you as competition for work hours and not pass on your CV or messages.

Another tactic is to visit the business in the early hours of operation or just prior to opening this is when you're most likely to find more senior people and possibly in an informal setting. The same goes for the last hour before closing or just after closing time.

Persistence pays off.

John Nayler

Digital Marketer. Sailor. Speaker

John Nayler

Brisbane, QLD

0407 15 13 11

John Nayler

In a world where it is critical to cut through the noise and stand out, John Nayler quietly delivers significant competitive advantage through an in-depth knowledge and intense fascination with content, information and the digital world. Describing his first contact with the internet in 1998 as ‘Love At First Sight’, John successfully created the laptop lifestyle before it was a buzzword, growing a highly regarded digital and media agency, inventing and commercialising products, and launching niche magazines, from aboard his boat in the Whitsunday Islands – one of the most sought after island locations in the world. Competitive advantage is a hard-contact, tactical game which can be won or lost in the digital space. John’s education and commitment to his field, and experience at the forefront of marketing and management in the IT space, delivers an innate understanding of how to position, communicate and leverage to deliver improved visibility, lead flow, and ultimately drive sales and profitability.