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Get a Good Job with Plan for a Promotion

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

In general, most employees hope to get promoted eventually. A more prestigious title, higher salary, recognition of abilities, and excitement at the opportunity to use your talents in a new role is appealing to most people. Still, there are countless numbers of hard-working, capable professionals that never get the opportunity. One common obstacle is a lack of planning.

The first, and most important thing that should be included in your plan is your goal! Sounds simple, but few people give much thought to what job they hope to get. They assume they’ll just apply when an appealing position opens up; this approach alone rarely leads to success. Though there are always exceptions, the saying “if you don’t know where you’re going, how can you get there?” applies here.

Once you have your target job in mind (whether it’s currently open or not), the next step is to evaluate the requirements. Are there any qualifications that you’re lacking? If so, the next step in your plan should be to acquire them. Attend courses after work, offer to take on new responsibilities on the job, or pick up additional skills in a volunteer role.

The final part of the plan is to make sure people know about you! You may be a perfect fit for a position, but decision makers need to know this. Of course, you can sell yourself in the resume and interview. But, give yourself the edge (especially over external candidates) by being seen in action! Of course, you don’t want to brag, but there’s nothing wrong with casually mentioning projects you’re working on or asking others for their input. Not only does this increase awareness of what you do, it gives you an additional opportunity to network internally.

Creating a resume that showcases your relevant qualifications and preparing for the interview are topics that deserve articles in themselves. One word of wisdom is this: even if you seem to be the front-runner for a position that opens up, put the effort into these final two steps. These are additional opportunities to sell yourself on your terms, and let the decision makers know why you’re the perfect person for the job!

Even when you can’t control the circumstances, keep planning your strategy! You’ll then be prepared when an opportunity presents itself. Remember the quote, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Effective Recruitment Lead Generation

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Finding Companies that Are Recruiting First – If your recruitment firm is in a market where competition is high, the last thing you want is to reach a company whose recruitment needs have already been picked up by three other firms. You want to be there first so you can get a head start on the process. Recruitment lead generation assures that you are there first.

Building an Ongoing List – Your list of prospective leads is only as big as the amount of staff time you have to spare. Recruitment lead generation ensures that you have an ongoing list that is updated as conditions shift. You don’t spend excess time trying to keep up to date with 1,000 different companies.

Revisiting Old Leads Only When They’re Hot – If you use a good generation process, you can ensure that your leads are still hot when you call them. You don’t want to call after the position has been filled, nor do you want to call before a position opens up. Know when the right time to contact these companies is and how effective your sales methods will be in advance.

Not Wasting Resources On Cold Leads – Cold leads and wasted phone calls can eat up your staff’s time and put a major dent in your payroll. Recruitment lead generation from an outside company is designed to make it so that you don’t have to worry about this ever happening to you again – the leads are already mapped out for you in advance.