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Create a Sense of Urgency

by seo on January 6, 2010

Join Career Mission’s Chief Executive Officer, A. Harrison Barnes, in a webinar he discussed how you need to create a sense of urgency to improve your prospects substantially; whether it is a job search or it is your current position.

Harrison feels that one of the biggest ways you can boost your career or job search is by creating a huge sense of urgency around your efforts. The higher the sense of urgency you create, the faster you will be able to meet your goals. During his early years as an asphalt repair services provider, Harrison recounts how he hardly managed to make any sales and people would usually respond that they would “think about” his offer. He then decided to counter this by changing his sales strategy; he began to include that his services were available only for a very limited period. This worked wonderfully and more people consented immediately to have an asphalt repair job done.

The same goes for your job search. If you are currently employed, it helps create a sense of urgency that motivates potential employers to hire you before you change your mind about moving to their firm. Similarly, people who have been unemployed a shorter time have a better chance of getting a job faster than those who have been unemployed for a longer time. Both of these situations help create a sense of urgency for any potential employers. This strategy is often also adopted by companies that seem to be holding sales consistently. They may also give out reasons for this, such as selling out or shutting the shop totally. While this may not be the entire truth, but nevertheless, it helps create a sense of urgency in customers’ minds and is the fastest way to get the deal closed in your favor.

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