Are you looking for the next great position, but can’t seem to find a job that matches your qualifications – or what you’re looking for in a position? For most people, this isn't a great place to find yourself. However, it’s not the end of the world. With a well-thought out approach, you may even be able to take your career in brand new directions.

How can exactly can you play your cards right, and what cards do you have to play? Your "cards" in this analogy are skills, accomplishments, education, and talents, and displaying and using them correctly would be creating a new position with the company that would help them to accomplish their goals more efficiently. Most people are unaware of the fact that with a bit of work, it's possible to create a new position at any company without becoming an entrepreneur. Let’s take a look at what it takes to create the position of your dreams.

Locate Some Companies You’d Like to Help

If you know that you bring certain skills to the table then you need to find some companies that you think you can help. This may take a bit of searching on your part because you not only want to find a company that is lacking the experience in the industry you’re talented in, but also one that could somewhat offers the organizational environment that you feel you mesh with and can grow in.

You can find out whether a company's work environment is right for you by looking online at company documents like bios, mission statements, press releases, and more. You can also find out how you match up to what the company needs, and this can be even more valuable.

Make Your Pitch

Once you’ve narrowed down a few companies that you’d like to work with, it’s good to create a pitch letter – but not a blanket pitch – an individual letter that will be sent to each company explain exactly what you can do for them. So if you notice that the company seems to be missing a strong PR presence, you may want to offer to do a specific campaign for them.

Or if you’re a better marketer, you may suggest ways that you could get the company into trade shows and other events to spread the name in a positive way. You want the company to see how much they could benefit from added assistance, but not just anyone’s assistance, your assistance.

Set Meetings to Push Your Agenda Further

When you’re offering your time and services, you want to also let it be known that you’re available for an in-person meeting and then list the days and times that you’re available – as well as give your contact information. And when you actually meet in person, be prepared to not just speak about your intentions, but bring visual aids (presentation style) to impress the company into realizing they need you.

You could be offered a contract position, or if you've worked especially hard, you might be offered a new position. At that point, it is up to you to decide whether you accept.

When contacting companies, it’s important to remember that persistence is the key. Some companies will not be interested in your services, but don’t let this deter you. In time, you will be able to secure the position of your dreams.

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