Stacking The Odds For Success In Your Favor
This uncertain world of work demands a new approach to managing your career. "Manage your life as if you are your own boss and agent," my colleague Mike Squires, a senior technical recruiter at PayPal says. Successful careers don't just happen, it's up to you to learn the skills to build a successful professional life.
You begin this transition by managing your professional life with the same commitment to success that a corporation applies. Thinking of yourself as a corporation, MeInc, a financial entity that must survive and prosper over the long haul, will give you structure and motivation.
Stacking the odds for success in your favor, MeInc uses the building blocks of long-term corporate success: ongoing strategies for R&D, marketing & public relations, sales, strategic planning and finance. Moving forward in life with more forethought and greater objectivity, you will have greater control over your professional life and change your professional destiny for the better.
Research & Development in a corporation insures the future by continually developing products with maximum marketplace appeal. At MeInc, continually monitoring employment market demands for your profession insures your future with consistently in-demand skills.
Marketing and Public Relations help establish credibility for the professional services you deliver, and ensure that the quality of the evolving MeInc brand gradually becomes visible to an ever–widening circle, starting with your department and expanding outward through your local professional community, and beyond, as your strategic career plans dictate.
Sales programs at any company are the foundation of survival and success. MeInc stays current with proven strategies to sell your products and services, including resume, job search, interviewing, negotiation, and all the other tools of career management.
Strategic Planning initiatives develop tactics for growth with a current employer, schedules career moves that take you to new employers, monitors the health of your profession, and plots career change with the kind of timing that keeps you in control.
Working with R & D and Marketing initiatives, your Strategic Planning Department also constantly monitors the marketplace for synergistic opportunities for the pursuit of entrepreneurial endeavors that might deliver independent revenue streams.
Finance: As a good consumer, you have been raised to live in debt. You need a financial strategy to ensure that you invest in your future success, rather than fritter away your income on the instant gratification drummed into your head by 24/7 media.
To make your dreams come true, you have to break free of this indoctrination and invest your self, your time and your income in activities that will make MeInc successful and give you the opportunity for a fulfilling life.
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Martin Yate, CPC, author of Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, is a New York Times and international bestseller of job search and career management books. He is the author of 11 job search and career management books published throughout the English speaking world and in over 50 foreign language editions. Over thirty years in career management, including stints as an international technology headhunter, head of HR for a publicly traded company and Director of Training and Development for an international employment services organization.
Within the profession he has a global reputation as the thought leader on job search and career management issues. He has lectured on four continents and has maintained a coaching practice since 1991.
The current recession is the 5th he has helped people navigate over the last 30 years.
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