In article <417k9p$12o0 at usenetp1.news.prodigy.com> KVKY70A at prodigy.com (Joel Bealer) writes:
>You are in a position to make or break your future in audiology! If you
>have a background in retail, then you know how important it is to "sell"
>a product to a consumer. Just put yourself in the role of the product.
>You must sell yourself. But, don't sell yourself short. I went through
>the exact same situation with my wife and, I'll admit, it was tough for a
>while. However, I learned to sell myself and my skills and it has paid
>immense dividends. If you feel you are "settling" for a position, you
>may be letting your self down in the log run. The job market is as much
>political as anything else. Talk the talk and walk the walk, even if you
>are uncomfortable doing so. The better you get at selling yourself, the
>more doors will be open up to you.
As a physiscist, I had the 'salaried' syndrome for many years. But the
Aerospace layoffs that started in the early '70's put me in the unfortunate
category of over-educated, etc. The one thing that turned the corner for me
was to take a Dale Carnegie Course - in public speaking, I think. Anyway,
it opened my eyes as to how to sell myself and to get consulting jobs, which
I have been doing successfully since.
It was clear to me that the training I received in school (physics) had
essentially zero in it regarding the real world, project administration,
economics and human relations. The DC course was a cram study in human
realtions especially as regards to selling. By the time I finished that
course (about 12 weeks at night) I had become an independent consultant..
This, of course was propelled by the economics of the time (lost
2 jobs in 1972), but it was properly facilitated by DC philosophy..
(See Dale Carnegie's book "How to win friends and influence people".)
So, I really think that independent practice is the best medicine.
I think it would be beneficially to discuss here the priciples of setting
up audiology practices..
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