I receive email on a daily basis — from readers around the world — asking for advice on how to find a job. Most of the messages are professional and direct, but some are heartbreaking and I never know what to say.
- The global economy sucks.
- The world is changing.
- The old way of earning money is coming to an end.
The best advice I have for those of you who need to find work in America?
- Decouple your ego from your job search and be open to earning short-term income in new ways.
You’re not too good or too smart to deliver pizzas if you need to make a mortgage payment. Your time isn’t worth more than $10/hour if you need health insurance. The world won’t end if you need to spend six months working at a coffee shop while you look for a real job.
Shoot, that’s depressing advice. Anyone have anything better?