Anish shares a step-by-step strategy for creating a Job Search CHEAT SHEET that will generate more interviews and shave months off of your search!
What’s the difference between a candidate who has a clear and powerful career “journey,” one marked by upward steps at each turn, and one whose background looks like it’s all over the map?
One difference is that candidate #1 is probably earning WAY more than candidate #2!
Another difference is that candidate #1, when presented with an offer, acts in accordance with LONG-TERM, not short-term goals.
Here are 3 important questions to ask yourself before accepting a new role:
1. How will my job title look to an outsider?
Can you easily explain that there are no Director titles even though you had Director-level responsibilities?
2. How will my department name look to an outsider?
If you want to get into Public Relations, but this job places you in the Internal Communications department, you might be creating a future issue.
3. What’s the job I want in 5 years?
In a small business, you get to wear many hats. But if your dream is to make a big impact at a large firm, how will you position yourself for more specialized roles? Or vice versa; you start in a large company, but are passionate about faster career growth in a start-up. How would you build skills and transferability for the future position?
HR and Hiring Managers are usually WAY more open to cold reach-outs and informational interviews during this period.
Create a list of 10-15 dream companies, start putting in calls, and get your face out there!
2 quick ideas for summer networking (because those who build their network during the Summer months reap rewards come fall):
-Large cities host informal, outdoor “happy hours.” Attend one to quickly meet new people across many different industries.
-What’s your university alumni group up to? Meet up to trade notes and scope out potential opportunities.
Longer wait times to hear back during Summer isn’t a sign that you’re doing anything wrong.
Think in terms of “hurry up and wait”: periods of rapid activity followed by gaps as staff go on/come back from vacation, etc.
In this episode, Anish shares some quick tips on improving communication effectiveness during interviews. Small changes can make a BIG difference!
Dreading the start of the work week? On this Periscope broadcast, Anish shares tips on connecting your career with your passion.
Note: video flips at the end, here’s what the “takeaway board” says:
1) Create a Mindfulness Habit (continuously ask yourself, “What am I Doing?” and, “How Do I Feel About It?”)
2) Identify the Fix (is it something which can be fixed Internally or Externally)?
How do I approach a “dream” company if there’s no job posting? Anish’s Periscope broadcast #2!