The Work Down Under Technique

Not Australia, but down under the position you are seeking. Again, this is a technique best used by someone who is unemployed or underemployed. If you cannot find work at the level you desire, you might consider starting at a lower level and working your way up. The days of "starting in the mail room" are not necessarily past. But these days the "mail room" may be in administrative, clerical, or other support positions. One college graduate who could not find an entry level job in advertising took a job as a receptionist with a large ad agency. Within two years, she was working in her "dream job" as an ad copywriter handling one of the agency's largest national accounts.