Why Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall Does Not Work

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6 Responses

  1. Susan Dale says:

    This was a great article. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Ralph Smith says:

    A good ‘conscience’ reminder to not get lazy.

  3. Tony Trent says:

    Awesome article that has real world implications for the Internet age.

  4. Thanks for the awesome article. It is more difficult if u are a resident of a 3rd world nation. Trying very hard for the past 1 and half years with no positive results. Are skype interviews valid. I have lost money to people who have promised me a working visa in the west. Do not want a foreign citizenship.

  5. Great article, Sherri! Right before I read your article, I was thinking about how much direct communication in our society is breaking down with the onslaught of the Internet, social networking, and smart phones. Most of us have a better relationship with our phones than we do with other human beings. What does that say for us as a society, let alone a job hunt? Thanks for your article. It was a breath of fresh air and a good reminder to get beyond our computers, smart phones, and the Internet and actually interact with a live human being in person!

  6. Hi Subhranshu,
    A passive search (waiting for an employer or recruiter to find you) leaves a job seeker open to potential scams. It is unfortunate that people will take advantage of someone’s desperate desire to work, but they will and do. Any offer that is too good to be true. is probably not. (I do a webinar on “Working with Recruiters”. Learning how to spot the fakes is more than I can cover here.) Skype interviews are a tool people use when distance and available time are issues.Briefly, it sounds like your goals and strategy need to be defined. Both require time and an investment to consider. In difficult situations, (like wanting to work for a company in another company) , random searches rarely work unless you have extremely sophisticated or rare skills. Get clear about which companies are most likely to need your skills, then determine which of those companies may require an off shore presence where you are located. Proactively reach out to people working in similar positions to inquire about how they came on board with the company.Look for companies that have a history of recruiting from your country if you do not have local employers that are a fit.(Please read my blogs about networking. Also look for my webinar May 16 “Strategic Networking” to learn more.)
    Hope this helps,