Do Speculative Job Approaches Actually Work? (Part 2)

That Would Be a YES!

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As a friend of The Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, I was invited along for a tour of the theatre, followed by tea and a chat with a couple of the actors from the play ‘Great Britain’ which was playing at the time.

The actors were asked how they go about getting work and if they rely solely on their agent. They both said that while their agents are instrumental in their work, by and large. That they had both approached directors and writers (both stage and screen) whose work they admire and respect to express a desire to work with them.

And guess what — it paid off!

I first shared this story some years ago on my original, now-defunct blog: Evolving Careers. I’m sharing it again because I believe it’s as relevant today, and it was all those years ago.

The stories I write are based on real WorkLife challenges, obstacles and successes. In some stories, I share my own experiences, and with permission, stories of people I’ve worked with, whose names have been changed to protect their anonymity. Other persons and companies portrayed in the stories are not based on real people or entities.

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Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.