Friday, August 26, 2011

It's Important to Neutralize Your Liabilities

We will be recommending solutions for best neutralizing any liabilities that you possess. As part of our job hunting information system, you will be able to initially review solutions that we have developed and refined over the years for all common liabilities. We will ask you to review these. Once you have done that, we will custom fit those solutions to your personal situation.

Common liabilities

Few professionals devote enough thought to properly handling their liabilities... in their resumes and letters... and in their phone conversations and interviews. We’ve learned from experience that if you don’t anticipate all of your liabilities and develop strategies for neutralizing them, you will lose out on many good opportunities for which you are well qualified.

Unfortunately, many people are not even aware of their liabilities until it’s too late. The good news is that in the course of serving tens of thousands of clients, we have developed proven solutions for largely neutralizing almost any concern you may have, and they are very easy to put into action.

  • Unemployed.
  • Unemployed a while.
  • Age could be a concern.
  • Changed jobs too often.
  • Too specialized.
  • Too generalized.
  • Too long with one firm.
  • Too long in one industry.
  • Lack a degree.
  • Career may have peaked.
  • Lack large firm experience.
  • Firm has done poorly.
  • Jobs are all similar.
  • Lack career progression.
  • History has gaps.
  • Been passed over.
  • References are doubtful.
  • Haven’t been a leader.
  • Been an entrepreneur.
  • Short work history.
  • Need to change careers.
  • Just changed positions.
  • Achievements are minor.
  • Earnings have been low.
  • Need confidentiality.
  • Too high previous earnings.
  • Job titles aren’t impressive.
  • Lack line experience.
  • Need much more income.
  • Achievements not measurable.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Uncovering Your Best Industry Options Pt. 3

If you have no knowledge of an industry but have an interest in exploring situations, extra steps are recommended. As mentioned, the easiest way to acquire knowledge of a new industry, and gain credibility for it, is to read trade publications. They will bring you up to date on personnel changes, new products, information on companies, and challenges as seen by industry leaders.

Another way to acquire knowledge is to talk with executives already in the field. In some cases you can go further by getting more formal input, attending trade shows and the like. The most radical approach is to take a lower level job in an industry in order to acquire knowledge.

During the last decade we’ve witnessed declines in many industries. However, don’t overlook opportunities in troubled industries. Executives who have worked for firms under pressure often find they can be valuable to distributors or consulting firms. Those who learned tough lessons in competitive battles can function as veterans in any industry.

As you begin to consider industry options, you’ll also need to decide whether you should take a narrow view. This is essential if there are a lot of growth companies in the industries to which you relate best.

However, if you are part of an industry that is suffering a decline, then you will want to adopt a broad view of your options. The more you understand the dynamics of a market, the more you can spot potential opportunities.

Historically, executives tend to overrate the barriers and to underrate their own abilities to make contributions in new areas. It is, of course, up to you to take the initiative to learn something about new companies, new industries, and the problems and opportunities they face.

As you review potential industries of interest, remember that while glamorous high tech and service businesses receive 90% of the publicity today, many executives will find far more opportunities in industries that are considered low tech or non-glamorous by today’s standards.

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