It’s the season for firing, promoting, and hiring. If you think that your job is secure, think again. By the end of the year someone else could be sitting in your chair.
What should you do and not do right now?
If you are either employed or unemployed and searching for a new position, you should:
• accelerate your search targeting early to mid-January to start your new position. Do not allow the upcoming holiday season to distract you from forging ahead.
• evaluate your resume to determine whether you have a distinct, intriguing, and recognizable brand to attract the employers’ attention in a 30 second glance.
• assess your communication skills, including your ability to read between the lines, when speaking with employers and convincing employers to hire you.
If you are employed, you should:
• not walk away from your job unless you have another position – goodbye packages do not last forever. Do not assume that you will capture the right fit job quickly.
• write a report detailing your accomplishments, not what you do. Focus on impact, results, and achievements for 2012. Submit that report in October to the person to whom you report and other key decision-makers. This report could help you retain your position as well as set the stage for a promotion.
• arrange a time to discuss your 2012 achievements with the person to whom you report. It’s very important to walk that person through the report and hear feedback on your performance.
Right now we have 3.7 million unfilled jobs. Do you know how to capture the job that is the right one for you?
Be sure to watch the three upcoming presidential debates which are job interviews. Forget the political candidates’ party affiliation. Focus on what Obama and Romney are saying. Look for distractors and objections which have a significant impact on their brands. Not sure how this works? I’ll give you an example of a blatant distractor.
On the Emmy Awards show, Jimmy Kimmel exposed his pantless legs displaying his short socks. If he had been a candidate on an interview wearing pants and had crossed his legs, the bare legs could distract the employer. From firsthand experience, it HAS distracted employers. Men should wear knee length hose! Visualize Jimmy Kimmel’s socks before an interview.
To learn more about distractors and objections, go to my new app iBrandU4Hire:
Dr. Arlene Barro: iBrandU4Hire
Branding & Hiring Expert
Master coach who brands clients from coast to coast.
Mantra: WIN Without Competing!
Dr. Arlene Barro is a UCLA-trained behavioral educational psychologist. She holds a Ph.D. with distinction for her doctoral dissertation on creativity. The Right Fit Method, which Dr. Arlene created, is the focus of her book WIN Without Competing!, nominated for a business book award. The book mentors job seekers on how to present themselves as the One Right Fit to employers. To do that, they must create their personal brand and master the Right Fit Branding strategies. Dr. Arlene developed the app iBrandU4Hire:
Branding & Hiring Expert Dr. Arlene Barro is an author, talk show host, master business and career coach, professional motivational speaker, and CEO of barro global search, inc.
If you’re not sure how to proceed in your job search or navigate your career in a new direction, contact Dr. Arlene for guidance.
Dr. Arlene Barro 310-443-4277
barro global search, inc.
10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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