wisdumb: Looking & Working...It's been said that the best
time to find a new job is while you're still working. Looking & working
at the same time breaches the morals & ethics of some...but since when
did morals & ethics ever get in the way of doing what's right?
loyalty is admired, your first loyalty should be to "brand me."
It's a business decision you have to make about a very personal subject.
So it's best to operate from a frame of reference that's moving toward something
instead of moving away from something.
you want -- location, culture, compensation, job scope and what the long
term plan for your career is...you have a long term plan don't you? After
all , if you don't know where you're going you'll probably end up somewhere
all about marketing "brand me" and your campaign should include
a two page resume, a targeted audience of decision makers, networking
opportunities and a dedication of how many hours per week you're willing
to commit to your campaign.
This is a
full time job and it's best to separate it from you regular job as much
as possible. Sign up for a new dedicated e-mail account and be sure to
direct all calls to/from your cell phone.
is key, your resume needs to go directly to the person you'll be reporting
to and be sure to cc: HR as a part of the process. You'll need to follow
up with a phone call and be prepared to deliver a very compelling message
either live or for voice mail -- keep it short and sweet and full of juicy stuff that inspires more conversation and ultimately
gets you the interview.
Interviews are for wimps...
for something completely different...
those lonely nights in the hotel room or airport lobbies; this is truly
some of best reading for anyone in a people driven business.
a short list of current assignments I'm working on:
of Franchise Sales (3!)
(VP?) of Information Technology
of Human Resources
can be found here.
One of the Franchise sales positions offers a very unique opportunity
to build your career -- a stepping stone that could lead to a senior level
development role including real estate, construction and franchising.
Better call for the inside scoop...
ain't cool today unless it's ethnic or organic. No big surprise here,
everyone knows today's consumer is more demanding -- they're bored with
the everyday fare and long for something new and different to tantalize
their taste buds and elevate their experience. Here are my picks for today's
Greek Cafe: fast casual, in & out for under ten bucks and totally
Joe's: Sushi for the masses in an affordable and visually stunning
a dot com version of the old Columbia House whose time may be short lived,
but I dig it.
Fit: a suburban gym for with an "every-man" appeal and an
Taco: need I say more? Infants with an attitude...check it out!
five should keep you busy for a while, I sincerely hope you enjoy the
note from the author...On August 1st I'll celebrate 16 years
as an independent "soul practitioner" recruiting the best and
the brightest from coast to coast. I couldn't do it with out people like
the course of those 16 years my datasphere has grown from zero to over
50,000 contacts -- and I've now edited it down to a manageable 32,000 (+/-). The
sad news is that the size of my MIA list --those people who didn't tell me when their contact information changed -- is bigger than I ever thought it would be.
keep me posted on your whereabout's and whatupto's so that when that dream
job lands on my desk I can find you. I can't make it any easier than this...
get back to work...