One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
Once he had clear goals, SalesLadder member Chris T. found his network a far more effective tool for achieving them.
If you want to make a change, you'll need to ask yourself some specific questions about how to achieve it.
Employers want to know what your future career goals are — particularly for the time two to three years after they hire you. The lesson? You definitely want to state your immediate and longer-term career goals on your resume.
Use a performance review to develop personally while advancing within your company.
If you've made it to the second-round job interview, you know enough about the job to present the employer with a plan for your first 60- to 90-days on the job, sure to set your apart from the other candidates?
Strong executive brands are known for one thing, not 10 things, so you must do some soul-searching and determine your area of thought leadership. What makes you successful and differentiated from all those other people with the same job title?
With just five weeks left in the year, it’s time to talk turkey on that perennial thorn in our sides…our bosses!
Time and time again I see the top candidate accept an offer, and arrive on their first day with the drive and passion to change the company. Yet, in many cases, this gets them off to a very rocky start.
If your job search seems dead in the water, taking the following steps could help you reinvigorate your action plan. Are you sure your current goals are related to your skill set? If not, take the time to re-evaluate your skills, strengths and experiences against current market needs. If you didn't take much time to research and identify positions that are appropriate for someone with your background, do so now. It's especially important to examine your goals if you hope to relocate or change industries.
An industry switch is possible, but it takes patience, planning and an understanding of the part you play in achieving goals.