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He may have been a great in the world of sport but the wisdom of athletic snippets often are meaningful in other areas of life. This holds true with words from baseball great Roger Maris.

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“You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation,” said Maris.

If you want to hit a home run in your job search you need to commit time each day for preparation. Traditional headhunters and employment agencies have lost market share to internet posting sites and social networks.

Preparation means Learning about social networks, taking the time to research your employer and seeking alternative ways to make contact with decisions makers. Prepare for the interview by finding smart answers to tough interview questions and make sure you have a concise, current resume.

Maris was in the World Series more than half of his years in the sport, five with the New York Yankees and two with St. Louis. With preparation perhaps you will enjoy a similar success rate with your career.

This is another installment of a series of motivational quotes providing information about the persons being quoted and the application to our daily life. It is based on material prepared by getmaximpact.com of Rochester Hills, Mich., and is intended as a tool for building the success of today’s business professionals. It is a ©2014 copyright by getmaximpact.com and used with their permission.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

Resources

Michigan Works support centers offers job transition support.

Lesson in interviewing, a tip of what you should not say to recruiters.

How to write a killer resume.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect - The official website for job hunters seeking new careers and employers looking to post jobs and hire employees in Michigan.

Unemployment Insurance Agency - Manages unemployment taxes and insurance. Learn key job seeking information.

Veterans Employment Services, information regarding Michigan jobs, careers and employment assistance for Veterans.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Works with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment.

Recommended reading:

How to Find a Job When There Are No Jobs”: a necessary job search book and career planning guide for surviving and prospering in today's hyper competitive job market.

301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions”.

Your Social Media Job Search”: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other tools to get the job you want!

101 Weird Ways to Make Money”: Unusual jobs that produce good pay with little competition.

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