You might be planning your next corporate career move, contemplating a change of direction, leaving a role, getting back into the workplace, even re-inventing yourself from scratch.
Where do you start?
STAGE 1: You start with YOU
DISCOVER WHO and WHERE YOU ARE
What are your values, strengths, what makes you tick, what are you specialist skills and particular expertise
What is your current situation?
Where do you live, how much do you need to earn, do you have a financial safety blanket?
STAGE 2: You decide where YOU are GOING
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
Blue Sky Options – Rocket scientist or brain surgeon
Narrow Options – Making them real and tangible
THEN YOU HAVE YOUR ROUTE MAP
It is much easier when you know WHERE you are going …..
STAGE 3: Prepare
You prepare and fine-tune your story and your marketing collateral accordingly. LinkedIn, blogs, google +, CV, Video resume, on and offline presence. You understand what you have to offer and you can define and articulate this.
You research companies and clients with whom you would like to work. Find their business issues and problems that you can solve. You contact the company via your contacts / LinkedIn and let them know what you can do for them.
STAGE 4: YOU LAND THE ROLE / ASSIGNMENT
You network, approach employers, consultancies and potential clients in an intelligent, focused and targeted way
You see it is
YOU START with YOU
YOU understand what makes YOU different
YOU decide what YOU want
YOU fine-tune YOUR pitch
YOU explore YOUR employment landscape
YOU target YOUR preferred employer
You need to have a real understanding of your unique selling proposition – what make you different? Why should someone employ you? What value do you add? How are you motivated? What environment would you like to work in? What kind of boss would you like? Would you like to work on your own or in a team? You need to have your elevator pitch, and get your LinkedIn profile to evidence and demonstrate your
You need to research clients, examine their business, search for any issues and then write a proposal suggestion of how you can solve their pain or problem. You do not talk about YOU to clients – you talk about how you can help THEM.
AND IT IS A MATCH
Sometimes, it helps to have an objective person take you through this process, they might be able to see your strengths, capabilities and competencies better than you can.
If you would like to know more about this process, please call me on 07866 777060. You can go through the process online or face-to-face. You can chose the parts you want
Sarah started her career in fmcg marketing working as a brand manager on Clover and as an interim manager on Clover (twice) and Quorn. She founded a start-up interim management company in Gloucestershire and that business changed the percentage of women and diverse talent in senior marketing and HR roles. Sarah specialises in attracting, onboarding, developing, engaging and retaining diverse talent into forward thinking businesses to improve productivity, performance and profit. Flexible working and wellbeing play a large part. Since covid-19 wreaked havoc on the job landscape, Sarah has a created an innovative programme to get senior experienced professionals back into work or fine-tune their current role so that it makes happy.