am a strong believer in YOU INC.
I advise my candidates based on that far reaching philosophy, psychology and business strategy. With that in mind, many of my candidates, my customers, ask me how to do a job search.
Here is a start:
You are running a business. Your product/service is “You”. ( no surprise)
Your “inner-boss” asks you for a go to market strategy. What do you tell her/him??
First, tell nothing. Write it down. ( say about 3 full pages)
Second, build your table of contents to be completed.
Third, remember this is always a work in progress, affected by the daily operations and tactics you perform/execute.
Fourth, start completing the TOC and start learning. This is a full time job in itself.
Here is a first cut to chew on-
Strawman Table of Contents ( please share with me & others, additions, changes, ideas….)
Define your personal Vision/Mission
Define your personal expectations of a new role
Define your role criteria : for example
Skills & Competencies you want to apply, you enjoy applying
Do a SWOT analysis on you, your skills,
how do you compete?
what are your weaknesses, do you want/need to improve them
what are your strengths, how do you know ? how do you do you want/need to improve them, use more of them
Who are your target customers? What do they need?
So, How do you “sell” to those customers? via what marketing channels? with what unique selling proposition
Set times and deliverables to make the “sell” happen..
This should start the wheels turning! Thoughts…..