Desperation does not work in the Job Market. Build your network before you need it. Just as you will be offered a loan in high amounts when you do not need it – you will be offered good jobs when you do not need one. Grab one when you are at the top.
2. WHY LOYALTY TO YOUR EMPLOYER IS CAREER SUICIDE.
Are you a loyal employee to the company? Koh Management Accounting Services. Yes? Then you are an idiot. The only loyalty you must have – is to yourself and your brand. Remember this much – the day you are useless – you will be replaced. If you are good – you will be kept as an star employee forever.
3. PEOPLE TALK NEGATIVELY ABOUT YOU? GOOD! HERE IS WHY!
What do you think your Boss & your Colleagues would really say about you behind your back? That is the reality the world speaks about you.
4. WHAT IS YOUR WOW-FACTOR?
Tell me – What is your WOW Factor? Now. Right away. Right this moment. And then elaborate on it for the next 5 minutes. If you cannot or could not do this – chances are – you are fooling everyone including yourself that you can sell yourself.
5. IMAGINE YOUR CHILD HAD AN ACCIDENT…
If you want to make an evolve – it will only happen if it takes place with a sense of urgency and importance. Want proof? Lets assume – your child met with an accident. What would you do? Would you give excuses? Would you say you ‘do not know’ what to do? Would you ask others for their opinion? Would you simply plan things out? Or would just ‘get things done’? Compare the same with how you are approaching the most important goal of your life – your career, what you earn and how much you earn per month.
6. ARE YOU #1 AMONG 4000?
In the middle East – In any given week – for a given vacancy, around 4, 000 people apply for the position. Ask yourself – out of 4, 000 people who are competing for the same position, package and promise – where do i stand? If you are not number 1 – then it is a game of lottery winning.
7. WHEN SHOULD YOU START JOB HUNTING?
Get a new job before you get into shaky grounds with your old employer. The best time to being – is when you are at your peak in the existing job. The only other time I would recommend is – Now.
8. STAY UPDATED OR GET OUTDATED
Make sure the image, updates, personal & professional information and photographs Online & on Social media is the one you want your potential employer to notice. Also – Update your Resume & LinkedIn Profile regularly.
9. FOLLOW THE ’10’ PRINCIPLE AND BECOME AN INDUSTRY EXPERT!
Make sure you read the top 10 publications of your industry, network with the top 10 clients of your industry, make friends with the top 10 experts in your industry, make sure that the top 10 decision makers have your Resume and yes, you make 10 new contacts every year related to your industry!
10. WANT TO BE A LEADER? DO THIS!
Learn the art of writing articles, offering suggestions & ideas on LinkedIn & its various groups. How can you become a leader if you cannot communicate your ideas both verbally and in writing?
11. LINKEDIN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FACEBOOK.
Most people spend more time on Facebook than on LinkedIn. Guess where do Industry Professionals spend more time on? Also – ensure LinkedIn is your advertising platform through the value you offer its readers, users and viewers.
12. UPDATE YOUR CONTACT LIST
Update your professional contacts frequently. Do you know that within a span of 12 months – anything from 10% to 20% of all your contacts have either changed their jobs or are not longer available on the same contact details?
13. KILL THOSE YOU LOVE
It may sound rude – but do away with people who are useless and time wasters – even if they are members of your own family. Surround yourself with only those who add value to your life. Remember this much – sometimes the ones who are the closest to us – become the reasons for our success. Or failure.
14. HAVE AND MAINTAIN THE A-LIST!
Have an A-List of contacts whom you get in touch with at least once a month. It’s who you know and not what you know that would bring opportunities into your life.