Don’t Walk When You Need to Run

All too often folks call us when they’ve been placed on “Plan” or otherwise being harassed by their Sales VP/Director. In these cases, they’re frustrated and need a way out fast.

You don’t want to wait until the last minute when the walls are closing in around you and pressure to “close that deal or else” is off the charts and unreasonable.

  1. If you’ve been hired into a company and things aren’t nearly what you’d been sold nor anticipated, then it’s better to get out quickly, rather than wait until the above scenario occurs.
  2. Always…and I can’t state this enough times to candidates, always update your resume as soon as you start a new job and not at the last minute when you’re desperately seeking to leave.
  3. If you have any question your resume might not appear professional enough, by all means reach out to a professional resume writer or three. Speak to several of them to make sure they’re good…or even better, get a referral from someone you know.
  4. Ensure your LinkedIn Profile matches your resume dates and reflects what’s on your resume. We see this all the time where candidates LI page doesn’t match their resume.
  5. Work on your LinkedIn profile. Hire a professional photographer familiar with LI profile photos and upload it. Smiling isn’t a bad thing either and it doesn’t hurt.

Women…please no more glamour shots! LinkedIn isn’t a dating site…or at least it’s not meant to be.

You don’t want to be that person with a cropped photo including your significant others arm or hand on your shoulder…more often than not it appears those photos are from weddings, holidays, or other events.

  1. Once you’ve done all of the above, you’re now ready to initiate your job search, or at the very least always ready just in case things go sideways with your current employer.

Your work effects every aspect of your life, so it’s important to ameliorate the stress of searching for a job and identifying the right employer.

Hope this was helpful. If you have any questions, by all means ask below or reach out on LI.