What Albert Einstein did when his Job Search Went Nowhere

You must be wondering, “Albert Einstein’s job search did not work?” I am not making that up. This is as true as the sun.


See, after Einstein graduated in1900, for two years he could not get a job. In other words, his job search went nowhere. Surprising, right?


You might say, “Wasn’t Einstein a genius?” Yes, he was a brilliant man. But you forget one thing: Most average managers fail to recognize raw talent and potential. Really?  

For instance, you may have strong, sellable skills– and the ability to learn fast– but the average employers might overlook your talents. The reason? It takes a true leader to recognize a potential linchpin.


I know you are still wondering what Albert Einstein finally did to get a job. Let me break the news to you. He did two things:


  • Einstein kept expanding his network of friends and acquaintances.

  • He asked for help and let his network know he was looking.


The result? Einstein got a job thanks to his friend’s father as an assistant examiner in Bern, at the Federal Office for Intellectual Property. Interesting, isn’t it?

A few job search ideas that work

What’s my point?


Even Albert Einstein had to rely on someone to get a job.


Are you looking for employment? You can reinforce your job search by doing the following:  


  • Expanding your network

  • Asking for help (not being shy)

  • Volunteering to solve interesting problems for free

  • Escaping the competition by mastering your craft

  • Finding a CI coach to help you pick yourself. As James Altucher the author of Choose Yourself, puts it : “Don’t wait to be picked. Choose yourself!”


Now, what are you going to do with this information?   

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The coach
Coach Teddy Edouard develops Continuous Improvement(CI) processes and systems to help individuals and companies increase productivity, reach peak performance, maximize their impact, and save time, resources and energy.

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