What you should do if there is a job you are dying to have? It worked for me!

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Funny story, when I was sent to this lovely county the Philippines to be an SME for Telecom company, I quickly realized that my expertise in finding the shortest way to acquire knowledge would be an asset. I used this skill set to my advantage.

I saw a post for AML Analyst, and I figured if read 5 books about this, I will be an expert and qualified for that job. the problem is, I didn't much time. So, Instead, I devoted myself to read only one book called "suspicious activity reporting for dummies" within a week.

I had the book with me where ever I go, in Uber, in bed, in the mall.

By immersing myself in the relevant material, I was able to gain the knowledge and experience needed to secure the an interview and I have passed even the final interview.

It did require focus and determination, but once you achieve that, you can be anything you want.

What do you think about this approach, will you give it your all? And what will you do to get the job you really want?
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Oh I don't believe this is unique.

    One of the lost treasures this generation is unaware of is a work, THE PETER PRINCIPLE by Laurence J. Peter. His concept is: in a hierarchy people tend to rise to their level of incompetence.

    I see that today, more than ever. You mentioned some friends still in the corporate way, with promotions and moving up the ladder and how you have opted out of such nonsense. But for many, maybe most employees even, they want to keep their jobs and some even want to advance.

    To your point of being able to be anything you want, that half truth is seen in the movie CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, where Leo DiCaprio, a con artist posing as a pilot among other identities is pursued by Tom Hanks an FBI agent.

    In IM we see a lot of the Leo characters, one step ahead of the law, BEING anything they want to be, especially IM gurus.

    Getting a job TODAY, is pretty easy, due to employee crunch, and labor market...but DOING the job well, is a different story.

    However, with IM, and the Warriors here as a target market, yea, reading one Dummies book in depth probably gives one a two step advantage.

    GordonJ



    Originally Posted by UltraOne View Post

    Funny story, when I was sent to this lovely county the Philippines to be an SME for Telecom company, I quickly realized that my expertise in finding the shortest way to acquire knowledge would be an asset. I used this skill set to my advantage.

    I saw a post for AML Analyst, and I figured if read 5 books about this, I will be an expert and qualified for that job. the problem is, I didn't much time. So, Instead, I devoted myself to read only one book called "suspicious activity reporting for dummies" within a week.

    I had the book with me where ever I go, in Uber, in bed, in the mall.

    By immersing myself in the relevant material, I was able to gain the knowledge and experience needed to secure the an interview and I have passed even the final interview.

    It did require focus and determination, but once you achieve that, you can be anything you want.

    What do you think about this approach, will you give it your all? And what will you do to get the job you really want?
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    • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

      Oh I don't believe this is unique.

      One of the lost treasures this generation is unaware of is a work, THE PETER PRINCIPLE by Laurence J. Peter. His concept is: in a hierarchy people tend to rise to their level of incompetence.

      I see that today, more than ever. You mentioned some friends still in the corporate way, with promotions and moving up the ladder and how you have opted out of such nonsense. But for many, maybe most employees even, they want to keep their jobs and some even want to advance.

      To your point of being able to be anything you want, that half truth is seen in the movie CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, where Leo DiCaprio, a con artist posing as a pilot among other identities is pursued by Tom Hanks an FBI agent.

      In IM we see a lot of the Leo characters, one step ahead of the law, BEING anything they want to be, especially IM gurus.

      Getting a job TODAY, is pretty easy, due to employee crunch, and labor market...but DOING the job well, is a different story.

      However, with IM, and the Warriors here as a target market, yea, reading one Dummies book in depth probably gives one a two step advantage.

      GordonJ
      Great movie by the way, and I believe it's based on true story, or at least the character that Leo played., and the concept of THE PETER PRINCIPLE is not necessary the case here.

      If you really want do the job well, you need to do what it takes to make your first step, and the rest is up to you. I have obtained my law degree back in 2008 and I have practiced law for quit some time, until I realized that I don't want to be stuck in on career and becoming a lawyer not really what I was seeking, because the opportunities are unlimited.

      Getting a job today is easy because we call it a job, but getting a real opportunity takes time, work and efforts. Few years ago, I had to change to work with a 80 years old investor from New Zealand, he was doing some business in TX, he said if you do the most physically tiring or boring parts of a job, you are doing the donkey work, so if this is the kind of work that is easy to get in a corporate world, then no thanks!

      Finding talented employees is no easy task for any organization in 2022, because those talents are no longer wish to be employees, they know they worth more than that, this is why it's easy to get a job for non-talented employees, all they need to do is being just smart enough to work the machine but not to learn it.


      Regards,
      Adam

      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Can't really answer the dream job, idea since that is a contradiction in terms, but l do go with Will Smiths idea, in that you will literally die to achieve something.

      Not die in working yourself into a grave, when all of the red flags are there, but passing out if you had to do a Survivor type endurance test for a million bucks.



      Agreed, if you have a backup job and try something and it becomes hard or you see no way forward at all, then you will most likely give up, go back to that job, and tell your friends that it doesn't work.

      You don't have to love what you are doing or trying to do, l don't love Stockmarket trading, l do like it, or like it about as much as solving a puzzle.

      There is a lot of power in staying with one thing and making it successful when most try and give up. Or the successful person pushes through what seems to be impossible obstacles.

      This is just brilliant, thanks for your input, you are really stressing on the point here.


      Regards,
      Adam

      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      Its all about wanting something very much .If you desire something so much that you have an obsesion you will find a way .If it skmething that makes a lot of money but you dont like it the you will strugle and probably you will give up
      I totally agree with you, it's really about obsession and about something you want to prove to yourself.



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      Adam
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    Its all about wanting something very much .If you desire something so much that you have an obsesion you will find a way .If it skmething that makes a lot of money but you dont like it the you will strugle and probably you will give up
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    Originally Posted by UltraOne View Post

    By immersing myself in the relevant material, I was able to gain the knowledge and experience needed to secure the an interview and I have passed even the final interview.

    It did require focus and determination, but once you achieve that, you can be anything you want.

    What do you think about this approach, will you give it your all? And what will you do to get the job you really want?
    Can't really answer the dream job, idea since that is a contradiction in terms, but l do go with Will Smiths idea, in that you will literally die to achieve something.

    Not die in working yourself into a grave, when all of the red flags are there, but passing out if you had to do a Survivor type endurance test for a million bucks.

    Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

    Its all about wanting something very much .If you desire something so much that you have an obsesion you will find a way .If it skmething that makes a lot of money but you dont like it the you will strugle and probably you will give up
    Agreed, if you have a backup job and try something and it becomes hard or you see no way forward at all, then you will most likely give up, go back to that job, and tell your friends that it doesn't work.

    You don't have to love what you are doing or trying to do, l don't love Stockmarket trading, l do like it, or like it about as much as solving a puzzle.

    There is a lot of power in staying with one thing and making it successful when most try and give up. Or the successful person pushes through what seems to be impossible obstacles.

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