NO SESSION THIS WEEK… Enjoy Your Holidays…

christmassmileywinkingwhtbk Hope y’all are enjoying your holidays.  There will be no session this week, but please anticipate ramping up for the New Year… You can schedule some FREE personal consulting time on January Third, 25 minutes per person… starting at 9 AM… topic of YOUR choice.  The first person who schedules with me for some extra time will get the 8:30-9:25 AM time slot for the mere cost of our breakfast together.

You can email The Careerpilot at bob@careerpilot.com or call me on my cell to schedule your time.

One hour time slots will be available to ACCOUNTABILITY PAIRS.

I look forward to serving y’all in the New Year.

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THIS Week’s Event: Closing The Deal-MONEY TALK…Thursday, December 20th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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This Thursday, December 20th, we will focus on interviewing and MONEY TALK I-Pre-Offer Negotiation Approach.  This stuff is worth your practice time in anticipation of that terrific offer you’ll get!

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot Accountability teams active… have YOU identified YOUR partner yet?

Map to The Egg and I So, Come prepared to work on YOUR most difficult or challenging questions that you’re asked either on the phone or within actual interviews.

As it is important to be prepared for pre-mature discussion of salary…

“He who mentions money FIRST, loses!”

When an offer is extended to you, you should feel prepared to respond appropriately AND consider optimizing the package offered.

Who should attend?

  1. Those who want to perform more effectively in actual interviews–get to the offer!
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any interview and discussion of salary;
  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 supplement your job search effectiveness!

THIS Week’s Workshop: Turning OPPORTUNITIES Into INTERVIEWS…Thursday, December 13th @ 9 AM at The Egg and I Restaurant in Addison (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort, 1 blk east of Tollway)

This Thursday, December 13th,  we’ll focus on telephone skills/ scripting, call reluctance, and appropriate follow-up… all wrapped around your ‘value proposition’ for a specific job.  This is a significant re-working of the significant strategies and models for this Core Topic… and a good place for new comers to start with DFWCAREERPILOT, so…

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We meet  at The Egg and I Restaurant in Addison, conviently located 1 block east of the Dallas North Tollway.

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Come prepared to practice your telephone presence.   YOUR “PRE-session HOMEWORK” is to increase your first level contact list on LinkedIn by TEN NEW individuals… and add ONE NEW GROUP to those you have already chosen.

 Who should attend Thursday’s workshop?

  1. Those who might ask… HOW do I break through my ‘call reluctance?’
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to perform well in their job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session to supplement your job search effectiveness with!

KEEP LinkedIN ‘On Your Plate’ For The Rest Of Your Career, BUT…

Keep your LinkedIn Account ‘on your plate’ for the rest of your career, but never let this, or any other technology, replace your more inter-active (face2face and toe2toe) relationship-building role!  This week’s DFWCAREERPILOT Workshop, Thursday, Dec 6th explores developing your network on LinkedIn… your LinkedIn Task #2.

Your LinkedIn Account is a marvelous TOOL… and like any good tool, you must commit to maintaining it so it serves you well for years to come.  In this context, your LinkedIn Task #1 is to properly maintain your PROFILE:

  1. Keep your Profile optimized to 100%… During active job search you want to be found!  Make sure your Profile is always in synch with your ever changing resume template.  In fact, while your headline may ‘brand’ you, it is your EXPERIENCE that sells you and helps to optimize your page ranking in order to be found.
  2. Extend your ‘reach’ by regular networking activity… During active job search, pay attention to your chosen groups’ DISCUSSION Boards and participate often… utilize the varied functions/applications in your Account in order to “ALWAYS HAVE A NEXT CONTACT TO INITIATE… for the rest of your career.
  3. WHEN EMPLOYED… pay particular attention to your current job and projects.  Be LESS available while always being open to ‘next steps’ and other opportunity within your career.

Pay constant attention to the development of your network, your LinkedIn Task #2… utilize the varied functions/applications in your Account in order to “ALWAYS HAVE A NEXT CONTACT TO INITIATE… for the rest of your career:

  1. Pay particular attention to your ‘first line connections’ …because you want them to be a reliable source of information and referral activity.  Accept invitations from people you know and regularly reach out to connect with people you meet…
  2. Utilize your ‘shared connections’ to key people in your second line …Your LinkedIn network can be your ‘roadmap’ to identify and secure key contacts out there in the ‘sea of unwashed faces.’
  3. WHEN EMPLOYED … be mindful of active search activity.  Protect your privacy and confidentiality.