I imagine that you have seen the "Manager vs. Leader" memes.
If you haven't, it goes like this:
1) Focuses on Things
2) Do things right
7) Follow the rules
1) Focuses on People
2) Do the right things
7) Shape entities
Companies want to hire more leaders and less managers. Those companies that simply manage will ultimately die off. Those companies with leaders will take calculated risks to shape the future.
With that being said, as you prepare for your interview, think about examples of your leadership. Draw from the "Leader" column of actions...inspire, influence, motivate...as opposed to the "Manager" column of actions...which include direct and control.
There is a difference in how an example that an interviewee shares actually sounds when they use the terminology of a leader. Try it for yourself and listen to the difference...and truly think of examples where you build a consensus among individuals and led...instead of managed.
Hope this helps you. Have a great week everyone!
So apparently your resume is read by a robot...or essentially scanned...for certain keywords to determine whether or not you are a legit candidate for a position. Click here for the full article.
So, in order to combat this, Robert Coombs created his own robotic application system, designed to customize his resume and application to that of the opportunity.
What he found was amazing. In all of his efforts (hundreds of resumes sent in)...none of it worked. He did not get far in any of the application processes.
What else was interesting, was that according to a career coach that Coombs interviewed, “Roughly 80% of jobs are never posted–probably closer to 90% for more senior jobs,”
“The competition for posted jobs is insane. ATSes do a horrendous job of selecting the best candidates, and–perhaps most important–the best jobs are almost never posted.”
So - it's critical that you get out there and network. Sitting on a computer all day and firing off resumes and hoping that you make it past robocop simply doesn't work.
I encourage you to read the article. But, 3 take aways from the article are below:
If you are struggling to breakthrough - spend $5 on my book. I assure you it will help you network and be ready for those interactions you have prior to and during the interview.
Have a great day!
"The great thing about taking changes when you're younger is you have less to lose, and you don't know as much. So you take big swings."
Yep. The only thing I would add is that even if you are "old" you can still take big swings. Your organization might make you feel like you "need" them...I believe it is the other way around. Your talent, skill, and drive is needed by many, and you may take a big swing, miss, but you will still likely land on your feet...regardless of your age.
Nice article by FORBES for those of you that may have jumped ship several times...and for those thinking of jumping ship.
Click here for the article
Here are the top 10 reasons as outlined in the article:
10) The longer you stay in one company — even if you change jobs internally — the more set and solid your box will become.
9) The more companies you work for, the more your reputation in your business community can grow.
8) There are companies that won’t hire people who have short-term jobs (even jobs that lasted two or three years) on their resumes.
7) When you stay put in one job for a long time, you can begin to perform your job mechanically.
6) When you change jobs more frequently, your spidey sense will get stronger.
5) The more often you change jobs, the more comfortable you will become interviewing, probing for Business Pain, telling Dragon-Slaying stories and negotiating to get paid what you’re worth.
4) Every time you change jobs, you get to (and have to) re-establish your value.
3) It can feel uncomfortable to be incompetent.
2) Unless your company is growing very fast — experiencing thirty percent annual growth or more — it is difficult or impossible to give yourself the new experiences, new challenges and range of muscle-building activities you will naturally encounter by changing jobs
1) When you stay in the same organization, you gradually lose touch with the outside world.
"Be so good they can't ignore you."
Amen! Not much to add to that. As I've mentioned before, they may have someone in mind for the role you are interviewing for...make their decision a tough one...create such an impression that when another opportunity arises, they think of you and you are the "preferred" candidate.
Have a great week!
In case you missed it, here are the top pharma companies by revenue for 2016. Take a deeper look at the article by clicking here.
Obviously, as you target pharma companies to apply for, this is a good list to start with.
1) Johnson & Johnson
"This might not work..."
Keep trying. Don't let the fear of failure hold you back.
Try this, approach someone and do your best to act like you aren't interested in meeting with them. You won't make eye contact...in fact, you will likely check your watch or look at your phone...you will say "hold on" and "what?"....and then quickly move on to the next task or person.
Now, with that same person, act like they are an old friend and treat them like you haven't seen them in years. You will of course hug them, grab their shoulder, make eye contact, ask questions, ignore everything else in the room.
The difference in these scenarios was you energy. You controlled it. It wasn't any particular skill set or anything magical....but...how you "show up" or nothas a dramatic impact.
So, the human operating system has three sections.
Next time you engage someone...whether it's an interview or not...maximize your mindset. It will have a dramatic impact on your day and those you interact with.
Have a great day!
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