For all of these people we now take a mostly entrepreneurial approach to developing their career brand. Few people want or think they will stay with their existing company or organization for more than two or three years. Try to manage, maintain and direct the conversation of you that is going online.
Conventional Wisdom says – Don’t Talk Salary Before You Have an Offer. A lot of talking heads still promote this with few exceptions. This kind of information and advice, depending on industry and specific situations, may not be relevant. In some ways the recession changed some things about salary negotiations.
If you really want to know what most people broadcast loudly in their career transition or job search it really comes down to about one word. In every quality relationship, think about the value you provide and the value that other person can provide to you. In everything that you do you must indicate your value not quiet or loud desperation.
Just because I have a lot of recommendations, post a good many questions and seem like an all-in Linked In person I am not. It’s not for everyone. It’s not a place to play the fool if you are serious about your career brand. It’s not where you need to be if you want to be unproductive, sloppy, and careless. You waste my time and yours. So get going.
Many of these concepts can be started during any career upheaval. It would be nice if these ideas were all supported by your current company. But most of the time they are not. If they are great. If not then it is up to you to put together your critical team members. In other words, do not rely on your current company or organization to do this for you. You do it.
How can asking tough questions in your field and work life benefit you? Who in your life has asked you the toughest questions? Who in your life has asked tough questions, really listened and used the information to help you? The people that do can help guide you and help you secure your future
Noted author David Snyder, who writes for Headway Corporate Resources 2 million job seekers, employees and candidates, is currently publishing a series of articles using information and interviews with me. The blog is entitled “How to Be a Workplace Champion” and the recent addition admonishes us all: Snyder says that You Must Market Yourself. His grandmother once said: It’s a sorry dog that can’t wag its own tail.
Following is John O’Connor’s Power Checklist of the top 5 tips to ensure that you are ready to begin the job search process, if job seeking is your current goal:
By preparing for the hidden job market in this way Phil holds a clear advantage over his competition. “Developing a plan,” says Phil today, “and finding out about the culture, attitude, buzz and insider information on target companies means more to me than anything right now. I have faith in my skill set but I want to quietly find a new position.” He realizes that this may give him a clear, early advantage over his competition. “I want to be known by my target companies before they know they need me. Then I will be ready to pounce.”
With the recent recession and a general cutback mentality malaise many companies hurriedly bring new talent on. Doing this haphazardly creates confusion and lessens the impact new talent can have.