You’ve decided on what you want to do, how you want to do it, and where you want to do it. Now it’s time to translate your vision into reality; in other words, it’s time to begin your search campaign.
This is the time when the rubber hits the road. This is also the time when many of us feel overwhelmed, stressed, uncertain how to begin.
My advice is to begin with who you know and who know you: friends, relatives, former and current work colleagues, fellow parishioners in your church, temple or synagogue. Most, if not all of them, should be in your email address book. Think of that book as your initial database.
So, here’s the deal:
- Begin with just 10 names and email these individually.
- Describe your prospective job, what skills you can offer, and what organizations (named or described) you envision working for.
- Ask them to identify the names of companies that fit your description (level 1), the names of decision-makers at those companies (level 2) , and whether they have a personal or professional relationship with those decision-makers (level 3).
- Tell them you will follow up with them in 10 days to see what they’ve come up with. That way they will know you are asking them to be accountable.
Before you call, them back, however, call me and I will show you how to convert your outreach into information interviews with people who have the power to hire you.
Let’s sit down for a complimentary, no obligation session so I can share how you can gain those interviews.