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HOW TO SURVIVE – AND THRIVE – IN YOUR TRANSITION North Coast Calvary Chapel Career Transition Workshop Tom Dannemiller
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
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
What is Transition Moving from one Stable place to another Everything is Temporary
The Employment Situation is Improving – Though not for Everyone
It Helps to Have an Education
Reasons for longer transitions Bad economy Technology change Outsourcing Structural unemployment
How do we take advantage of this transition opportunity?
Take a moment
Manage Your Situation Financially Needs vs wants Options for short term cash Pray
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
Upsides of transition Time Focus Hurry is a waste of time in transition
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?
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?
Dream What are you doing? Environment People Pace Commute Time Money
Is your dream job even a job? Consulting Entrepreneurship Non profit Portfolio employment
Can you Freelance ? oDesk Elance Gigwalk It is not just for Creatives anymore.
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
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?
What Now? Feed your body and your soul Exercise Prayer Read the Bible
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
Start now – It will not get easier
How I spent my week
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?
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
Food for Action The larger the company the more sophisticated and rigid the screening process The larger the company the better trained the interviewers
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?
Networking Networking is helping people Find a way to make yourself useful Find a problem that you can solve Coach Intern Consult
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.
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
Elevator Speech vs. Brand Statement Elevator speech 20 seconds to tell who you are and what you are looking for
Elevator Speech vs. Brand Statement Brand Statement 7 words (or less) to make people curious and engage in conversation
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?
Be Not Afraid
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