Summer had arrived and with it the need to find employment for the teenagers in my house. Not that it’s imperative they work but it will help feed their endless need for stimulation. Because life is just so damn boring…I mean, obviously. You can only eat so many hot pockets or play Call of Duty for thousands of hours before even that gets old. And cleaning their room or mowing the lawn is not an option.
So what is there available to offer their insatiable appetite? Not only to occupy their time but provide them with extra money for more games? Fast food franchises, sackers at the local grocery store, or mowing other people’s lawns. In other words, a lot of work for a little pay, at least until they develop more skills. Then they will be able to offer an employer more and receive more in return.
This led me to ponder the similarities between this situation and the query process. We are essentially offering employment to agents, not the other way around. Most of these agents have incredible skills and are offered wonderful opportunities every day. When we send our query and pages we are essentially saying read this and come to work for me. Take a look at what I can offer you, are you interested? You may have to work really hard and be paid very little or not at all for quite a while but it’ll be worth it. I promise.
We shouldn’t feel too discouraged if we are turned down, instead we should take a good look at what we are offering.
Minimum wage at Taco Bell might not be what their looking for…unless you thrown in free Volcano Nachos. ‘Cause those are just awesome.