Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I'm back

Wow that was a well needed rest!

My passion was not enough to sustain my schedule and my mental health.  At the end of June I was feeling run down and exhausted.  I think I needed someone to put the silver blanket around me.

But all I needed was a little inspiration and I am ready to get back in the race (to extend the metaphor to it's bitter end!)

Back in May, I met a guy, had a few beers and gave him some advice.  I told him that if you are looking to stretch your career or take it in a different direction, your worst enemy is going to be job boards and HR recruiters.  They will screen you out because your expertise is not clearly evident - you haven't done the work before so how could we expect you to do it in the future.

We discussed how he might frame his resume and how he needed to talk with the hiring managers and senior leaders.  He needed to talk about transferable skills, his attitude, his successful behaviours and his potential.

Well, it seems he got through... & I got an email today.

"I wanted to thank you for the resume advise and information on HR managers that you were able to pass on. The information has proven invaluable as I have seen first hand the role of the HR managers as the 'gate keepers' in their effort to keep people out!

On the positive side of things I did find a company with an opportunity that I was very interested in, and although not 100% qualified (I lack the direct experience as we discussed) they decided to look
past it and offered me a position as a project manager. I start August 20th. I am very excited, and have no doubt that your assistance with looking at my resume and the advise you gave me was the tipping point for the company being able to see the qualifications I did have instead of the ones I didn't." 

If anyone else needs a little push or a fundamental paradigm shift, please feel free to contact me or access what I already have out there.

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