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HOW TO SURVIVE – AND THRIVE – IN YOUR TRANSITION North Coast Calvary Chapel Career Transition Workshop Tom Dannemiller

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1 HOW TO SURVIVE – AND THRIVE – IN YOUR TRANSITION North Coast Calvary Chapel Career Transition Workshop Tom Dannemiller

2 So who is this guy anyway?  In transition since 1991  Engineer by training  Held executive positions in  Product development  Sales  Manufacturing  Owned a small business  Consultant  On the board of a non profit

3 Transition Resume  Longest transition – 2 yrs  Everything that you are concerned about has happened to me  Now  I have the job I want making the money I want  I have time for my family, and to give back

4 What is Transition  Moving from one Stable place to another  Everything is Temporary

5 The Employment Situation is Improving – Though not for Everyone

6 It Helps to Have an Education

7 Reasons for longer transitions  Bad economy  Technology change  Outsourcing  Structural unemployment

8  How do we take advantage of this transition opportunity?

9 Take a moment

10 Take stock

11 Manage Your Situation  Financially  Needs vs wants  Options for short term cash Pray

12 If you have family members  Talk with your spouse Shared plan  Talk with family and others directly affected  State the facts  Explain changes  Ask for help

13 Upsides of transition  Time  Focus  Hurry is a waste of time in transition

14 Evaluation  Think about why you lost your job  Hard assessment of your  Job performance  Skill set  Attitude  If you came up lacking, Why?  What can you do about it?

15 Do you want your job back?  Were you happy in your old job?  Did you like your lifestyle?  Did you like who you were in that job?  Were your family relationships what you wanted?

16 Dream  What are you doing?  Environment  People  Pace  Commute  Time  Money

17 Is your dream job even a job?  Consulting  Entrepreneurship  Non profit  Portfolio employment

18 Can you Freelance ?  oDesk  Elance  Gigwalk  It is not just for Creatives anymore.

19 Gap Analysis  What prevents you from getting there?  Skills?  Circumstances?  Location?  Are you the person you saw?  What was different about that person?  Catalog the gaps – this is what to work on

20 What Now?  Now the fun starts! The life plan  Research options  Where do you want to work?  What do you want to do?  How do you want your life to change?  Back to school? Grants in aid?

21 What Now?  Feed your body and your soul  Exercise  Prayer  Read the Bible

22 What now?  Feed the mind: Upgrade your skills  Study trade publications  Study the market for your industry  Learn something new Take a class Learn new software Upgrade your Microsoft skills  Increase your internet presence Linked in Klout Blog

23 Start now – It will not get easier

24 How I spent my week

25 The Oddball  Of my last 6 jobs in 16 years  I did not apply for 5 of 6  5 of 6 did not exist before I got there  2 of 6 jobs I never interviewed for  3 of 6 my references were not checked  Are you an oddball?

26 Food for Thought  There are 63 companies in SD county with 500 employees or more  There are 3175 companies between 50 and 500 employees  There are over 25,000 companies between 5 and 50 employees

27 Food for Action  The larger the company the more sophisticated and rigid the screening process  The larger the company the better trained the interviewers

28 So…..  Most companies have less effective hiring processes  Most interviewers are not well trained or confident Therefore…. People rely on referrals  How do I get referred?

29 Networking  Networking is helping people  Find a way to make yourself useful  Find a problem that you can solve Coach Intern Consult

30 Networking  Get yourself in front of people who can help you  Invest if needed  Professional organizations  Trade groups  Meeting with other unemployed people is useful, but not as effective.

31 Networking  Invest in relationships  Build trust  Help with no expectation of return  Look through your address book  Call just to say hi Don’t ask for a job Don’t ask for a reference. See how you can help them  Repeat consistently

32 Elevator Speech vs. Brand Statement  Elevator speech  20 seconds to tell who you are and what you are looking for

33 Elevator Speech vs. Brand Statement  Brand Statement  7 words (or less) to make people curious and engage in conversation

34 Forbes 3 Questions  Interviewed top recruiters  Heidrick & Struggles  Cornerstone International  Korn Ferry 1. Can you do the Job, 2. Do you want to do the Job. 3. Can we tolerate working with you?

35 Be Not Afraid

36 Contact Us  Tom Dannemiller    Donna Dannemiller  


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