Become visible in the industry. Whether itâ€™s you or your direct reports, attendance at a new media conference will provide insight and best practices. You may meet some centers of influence that can help you with your job search, or, even a hiring manager! Being visible also gives you the opportunity to find out more about other companies to see if there is a good match.
Becoming visible in your industry is just a way of selling yourself, which is what you need to do in order to get the best positions. You might think that you already are selling yourself. On your resume for example, by highlighting your accomplishments and prior experience. This is true and great, but continuing with the parallels from the sales world, resume selling can be considered hard selling. You are trying to push yourself, telling everybody how great you are. (more…)