NEXT Week’s Workshop: Achieving CareerFIT…Thursday, August 30th@ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

Please SHARE THIS POST with your network.  This week Thursday, August 30th, we will focus on a strategic, more career-oriented, definition of FIT,  answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot Please anticipate our return to WEEKLY scheduling starting in September.

Map to The Egg and I THIS WEEK’s Workshop…  Achieving CareerFIT brings focus to those elusive decisions regarding positioning and targeting your efforts.  The first five steps of the 12 step process, from assessment to beginning the evolution of your LinkedIn Profile, will be discussed.

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… What DO I want to do next in my career?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. Those who feel they need a more dynamic way to answer the question, “Tell me about yourself…” THE most asked question during job search!
  4. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  5. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!
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Tomorrow’s Workshop: WHY Embrace The OTHER Job Market?

Thursday, August 16th, our workshop provides the introduction and overview of our core philosophy:  Embracing the OTHER job market.  As always, we will start at 9 AM and go about 1 1/2 hours…

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The notion of an “unpublished or hidden” job market is far from new.  However, knowledge of “The OTHER” job market, and your ability to execute your Personal Market Plan in it, will create both focus and productivity in your career transition. 

In the OTHER Job Market, buyers and sellers hold equal responsibility for the recruitment process…

When employers have a need for someone to fulfill a specific role, often the most desired candidates are employed individuals with the credentials they seek. 

Thus the employer must sell their Company to potential employees in the marketplace in order to attract the best of the lot.  Once identified, they simply select their choice and buy their services. In the OTHER market, however, the commodity is productive WORK being assigned to the most qualified individual who ‘fits’ the employers needs. 

Often, this WORK has not been clearly defined yet and the employer has not approved an open job requisition.  Timing is everything in the OTHER job market… meaning that you will probably not get results to brag about in the first day (or week).

Participation in the Other Marketplace of work is most effective when executed as a career strategy, making the whole process a part of what you do within your career… NOT just a job search methodology.

Strategy is the why and what part of your social media activity. Strategy seems abstract and that is why people often go directly to tactics. Tactics feels more like real work. Curb your itch to go for the new shiny tools and make some plans first. Very much like building a house–you shouldn’t buy materials before you have the blueprints of what you want to build.

First get your mindset straight. Using social media means long term commitment. You can’t hack it with a four week blitz. You have to be there for the long haul… Like your PMP, for the rest of your working life.  Your social media strategy and your career strategy are entwined like DNA molecules.

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NEXT WEEK’s Workshop: Embracing The OTHER Job Market…Thursday, August 16th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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This week Thursday, August 16th, we will overview the entire 12-step process, answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot I’ll be re-tooling all the handouts, on the RESOURCES Page (see tab above) to be more centered on the use of technology and social media.

Map to The Egg and I NEXT WEEK’s Workshop…

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… What the heck is the OTHER Job Market?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!

This week Thursday is available time for ACCOUNTABILITY PAIRS/ Teams…

Only a couple of more opportunities to take advantage of this FREE offer of my time in facilitating the actual implementation of your Personal Marketing Plans.  Simply call or email me before Wednesday noon to schedule your time slot.

New to DFWCareerpilot, or wanting to ‘kick the tires’ of accountability with a job seeking friend?  This available time is for both ‘regulars’ and new-comers to our Thursday morning group.

The article linked below was written in a job search context and applies to ALL job seekers …

QuintCareer Resource

Simply Click ON the logo above.

THIS WEEK’s Workshop: Money Talk II, POST Offer Negotiation…Thursday, August 2nd @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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What IS your NEXT position WORTH?

While most any working condition of employment and relocation is often negotiable, it is to your advantage to negotiate utilizing the total monetary value of an employed position.

  1. Base Salary… That structured part of total value that is paid to you on a regular and frequent basis.  This is usually the most visible, and emotional, component of the value package, your position worth.
  2. Structured additions to salary, or other actual monies… also paid on a regular and frequent basis.  For example, sales commission or project completion bonuses.  Once paid, it is your to keep.  These first two items are regulated to factor in to 401K Plans, and often drive pension formulae…

     And now “the rules” shift…

  1. Unstructured additions to salary, or any discretionary monies… these payments can be huge or insignificant (a holiday turkey), taxable or not, and come in a wide range of creative descriptions.  They are typically not used in retirement or pension equations– but can be.  Discretionary is the keyword, here.
  2. Benefits… For budget purposes, standard benefits are usually calculated at a fixed percentage of structured salary monies.  Health care, sick pay, short term disability, etc can represent 20-50% or more of structured monies within a position’s worth.
  3. Perks… Payments made on behalf of an employee, before or after taxes.  These are usually non-standard things relative to certain positions, like company cars, country club memberships, special equipment allowances, expense money, etc.
  4. First Year Vacation… While most companies pay vacation money on a very standard timetable, it is paid out of existing budget–usually your structured salary monies.  This makes vacation monies essentially a negotiation giveaway for those who ask.  Using the fairly standard two weeks, that’s roughly 4% of position worth.
  5. Start Date… Yes, start date.  For employed professionals making a career transition, even start date may influence their total value package.  Once again, the drivers are structured monies paid to the employee.

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This week Thursday, August 2nd, we will overview the entire 12-step process, answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

Map to The Egg and I THIS WEEK’s Workshop…

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… Negotiate an offer in TODAY’s market?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!