Do you know someone on the inside who can introduce you to the new employer of your choice? If so, congratulations! You are probably ahead of your competition. We all agree that a personal introduction is the BEST way for you to move forward in the hiring process. If you don’t have that personal connection, your mission is to put a strategy in place that includes making personal connections with people who can help you, AND you’re going to need other weapons in your arsenal.
Securing your next career opportunity can be challenging, requiring a skill set of its own.
If you haven’t made a career transition in awhile, you’ll quickly learn that securing employment is a different process than it was 5-10 years ago. In spite of strong employer demand, applicants can and do experience the impersonal “black hole” of unanswered on-line applications, and the process can discourage even the strongest of us! Worse yet, it’s possible that we can sabotage ourselves during the process in ways we don’t always recognize.
Those of us with a business development or sales background know that the risk of failure and rejection goes with the territory. It’s often said that challenges are opportunities. It seems obvious, but it might help you to remember:
You will invariably have competition for the position you are seeking.
Winning the career you want doesn’t mean that you have to be preoccupied with your competition. It does mean that:
You have a limited window of opportunity to showcase your strengths and value to an employer. Every detail matters…..
From your initial approach with your resume and LinkedIn, to handling yourself well in an interview and follow up, every detail is critical.
Our mission is to help you to be strategic and competitive in your approach to an employer, so that you successfully move forward in the hiring process.
Our relationship with you begins with a conversation about who you are and where you want to go professionally. Once you’ve established your targets and are equipped with strong career documents, you’ll move from defense to offense.
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