While attending the National Speakers Association Influence 2021 conference today, my mind wandered to you – and how you may hit a Career Search Home Run!
What are the 4 bases that you need to pass to complete a Career Search Home Run?
The First Base is deciding that you are NOW taking charge of your career. You sprint down the first baseline to beat the odds of completing an “in the park Home Run!”
As you are charging down the first baseline, create the Strategy how you will search for your new career. Keeping in mind that 74% to 76% of ALL Career Positions are filled through networking, Your decision to ensure the majority of your search time is spent networking to your next career is very wise.
Since looking at positions on Job Boards only frustrates you, remember only 8% of all positions are filled through posting online. Use the Job Boards to find the open jobs, and network into the company for your interview. Remember, many companies give an employee referral bonus to the person who introduced you to their company – WIN – WIN!
The First Base Coach is waving you to Second Base! You look out into centerfield and see the back of the centerfielder as he is chasing the ball towards the fence.
Rounding 2nd Base on Your Career Search!
As you approach 2nd base with your hair on fire, you prepare your resume for interviews, determine what you will say to networking contacts (does not need to be perfect – you will tweak it as you speak with contacts!), and gain confidence that you will score!
You glance towards centerfield – the centerfielder is still chasing the ball. You look towards the 3rd base coach. His arm looks like a windmill while he is encouraging you to speed up and turn the corner for your new Career at Home Plate!
Rounding 3rd Base on Your Career Search!
Your networking efforts have paid off! There were many calls – some great and others were opportunities to learn what better to say.
Now you are interviewing for your next career! You are meeting nice, new business associates. Managers are rooting for your success (as a professional recruiter, I know this fact)! They want to hire the right person and bring them on board as soon as possible!
As you charge towards Home Plate, the next batter is watching the ball soar towards Home Plate and calculating when both you and the ball will arrive. They are encouraging you to keep your tempo because it will be close!
The Rush For Home Plate!
Just before the ball is relayed to the catcher, you receive and accept your offer! You just hit an inside the park Homerun! Congratulations!
This blog explained how to set a goal to find your next career, without putting the pressure on you of calling it a GOAL.
Proper Goal Setting for Career Searches
In my books and my speeches, I use the acronym of SCAMPS to describe proper goalsetting.
S – Set a Specific goal (type of position you seek) and create your Strategy to meet your Career Search goal
C – Goals need to be Challenging (Just like an inside the park homerun!)
A – Your goal needs to be attainable (other players have scored inside the park Homeruns! You can too!)
M – Measurable helps you determine if you need to focus on your efforts and where you need to increase your efforts.
P – Just like the coaches and the next batter in this blog, your goal needs to be Public among the people who support and encourage you. They will nicely hold you accountable.
S – Set a SPECIFIC End Date to find your next Career. This step provides the timeframe for your search and enables you to Measure your efforts.
Following the steps in this blog will enable you to score a New Career!
Networking is the best practice to find a new career! I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most career seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order – http://amzn.to/2D9w39f My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new career in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process. According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.
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- The first package is the 2 meetings Introductory Package. The 2 meetings cover the basics of a Career Search.
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- The third package is the Titanium package. Call me for details on this package because it is tailored specifically for the individual.
My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee. This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods. Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.
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