It's time...get uncomfy. You only have a few weeks left in the 2016 hiring season to get the job you really want. Some of you are going to get mad as you read this. You're right, I don't know what it's like to be you. But, I know what it's like to land great jobs. Use the discomfort, anger, frustration to fuel your search. Take out the stops and take massive action, today. The biggest strides we make in life are when the only option we have is to take a leap...no safety net, no blocks, just go time!
Professionally speaking, my massive growth has come from excruciating pain from divorce, being laid off, illness... I saw these moments as opportunities. I could have checked out, gotten lethargic and disengaged. At these miserable times I had less fear. I was more open and ready to try anything. So, let me give you something huge to do today so you can get offers in the next few weeks.
The more people that know you, feel a need for you, the better the job and the faster it comes. Let's ignite your network with new decision makers and influencers.
How? Expand your network, today! Get social.
First, Google "business events in your area". Find events in your area but not related to your job title. You want to be the 900 lb. guerrilla in the room. You want to own your space, be the expert in your field. It's hard to be THE sales guru in a room full of sales people. Target industry events, instead. Go to at least 3 events this week and every week. Don't see events or groups of interest? No problem, start your own. Start a Meetup.com Group based on your unique value. When I moved to a new city I started a Meetup Group based on Job Search Success, Getting a Great Gig is Easy. The second person I met in the group told me I needed to meet her friend, a connector. That connection led to the basis of my professional network in town (now 200+ strong). Plus, I used my leadership status with my group to interview people I wanted to know in the community. I interviewed industry leaders for my group and developed relationships that led to job offers...and I wasn't evening looking (the first job offer came in week 2 of the group).
Do this...take that panic and use it grow, pull out the stops and drive employers to you.
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