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10/29/08
Mid-career. How to influence getting noticed
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Mentoring, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 9:47 am

Let me tell you about an interesting case came
to my attention recently.

A person was “let go,” not because of his actions or
lack of effort or skills applied to business results,
but based on a pure business decision.

A resume can’t reveal this, or at least not that
has come to my attention.

A second factor is that the ‘person’ is a seasoned
veteran with double digit years experience in one
company and has been searching for a while.

He called and requested a reference, having given
my name (previously arranged).

Little did I know that he had done several smart
things in the process– researched the company
well, networked into the company, sent his resume
to a person with who he was acquainted, and
other things in preparation for a screening telephone
interview.

Action steps:
  secure excellent people who can reliably provide
superb references of you and your work.
  network like crazy.  Look at 1 listing
several strategies
  create a strong set of submission documents
and web “presence”.  Look at 2 for some
suggestions.

The reference should have your submitted
public relations documents and an idea why
you are well suited for the position.

Remember when you are out there looking
with or out of a job, be prepared with items
ready for your next steps.

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