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1 ExecuNet Monthly Meeting Pam Lassiter slides under “Free Resources” Stop Looking for Jobs… to make your job search move faster

2 Context Crack the Whip Crack the Whip No models No models Sophistication of approach Sophistication of approach Mess Mess

3 5 Strategies for the New Job Security 1. Send Clear Signals 2. Market for Mutual Benefit 3. Stop Looking for Jobs 4. Build Sustainable Networks 5. Negotiate in Round Rooms

4 Keep a Parking Lot Park your ideas about how you can apply these strategies to your work in a “parking lot” while we’re talking. The best ones will turn into action steps when we’re done.

5 Why Should We Stop Looking for Jobs? (or maybe slow down)

6 3.Stop Looking for Jobs The Birth of a Job

7 3.Stop Looking for Jobs Play on the Slopes

8 Identify Needs Ask decision makers who can’t hire you Ask decision makers who can’t hire you Analyze recurring themes in ads Analyze recurring themes in ads Track trends Track trends

9 Track Trends Company Industry From Who’s Running Your Career by Dr, Caela Farren (Bard Press, 1997) Profession Jobs Basic Needs

10 Now What? By identifying needs and tracking trends, you now know what the pressure points should be in most of the companies in your target markets. Network into companies of interest and set up meetingsNetwork into companies of interest and set up meetings “Hi, Cary. This is Pat Doe. Leslie Smith said that you’re the world’s greatest expert in RFID. I wanted to see if we could get together briefly. I’ve had some success developing … and it sounds like you’re working in this area. I have some ideas that may be of help. You may have some suggestions for me about trends in the development work you’re seeing in your company and around RFID in general. Can you grab a cup of coffee next …(date and contact info). Look forward to seeing you.”“Hi, Cary. This is Pat Doe. Leslie Smith said that you’re the world’s greatest expert in RFID. I wanted to see if we could get together briefly. I’ve had some success developing … and it sounds like you’re working in this area. I have some ideas that may be of help. You may have some suggestions for me about trends in the development work you’re seeing in your company and around RFID in general. Can you grab a cup of coffee next …(date and contact info). Look forward to seeing you.”

11 Leading Questions “Sounds like there are some bottlenecks around…” “Sounds like there are some bottlenecks around…” “Would you like me to get some ideas together for you?” “Would you like me to get some ideas together for you?” “Should we set up a time next week to go over the ideas?” “Should we set up a time next week to go over the ideas?” “If you’d like, I could talk to X and Y before our meeting to integrate the ideas with what they’re doing.” “If you’d like, I could talk to X and Y before our meeting to integrate the ideas with what they’re doing.”

12 Beware… Why buy the cow when the milk is so cheap?

13 Package Your Time Full time Full time Contract, interim, retained Contract, interim, retained Use caution around “part time” Use caution around “part time” Temp to perm Temp to perm What is in the best interest of the company? Try to determine the best packaging after the potential approach has been agreed upon.

14 The Job Pipeline Creating a job Applying for an existing job Gatheringinformation Offers

15 Stop Looking for Jobs… to make your job search move faster Work on the “slopes” when a job is being created or being filled Work on the “slopes” when a job is being created or being filled Identify needs, track trends, then use the info in meetings Identify needs, track trends, then use the info in meetings Ask Leading Questions to help employers move forward, then package your time Ask Leading Questions to help employers move forward, then package your time Work both sides of The Pipeline Work both sides of The Pipeline Do one thing today that gets you started Do one thing today that gets you started Have fun! Have fun!

16 Homework What is one action step that you could do todayto get you started?

17 5 Strategies for the New Job Security 1. Send Clear Signals 2. Market for Mutual Benefit 3. Stop Looking for Jobs 4. Build Sustainable Networks 5. Negotiate in Round Rooms

18 ExecuNet Monthly Meeting Pam Lassiter Stop Looking for Jobs… to make your job search move faster

19 5 P’s: Structured Networking Leader 1. Pass 2. Present2 minutes 3. Pose 4. Positive intake5 minutes 5. Participate Homework

20 2.Market for Mutual Benefit You Employer

21 2.Market for Mutual Benefit You Employer PROFITABILITY

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