[MMM] Seeking & Finding Your Next Opportunity

April 17, 2017 | The “Easter Eggs” Edition

 

Good Easter Monday morning,

 

I hope that you had a great Easter weekend. One of my favourite memories is of the kids running around the house, looking for all of the creatively hidden eggs.

 

Pure joy.

 

Finding your next gig and finding those delicious eggs have a lot in common.

 

We often talk about the “hidden” job market. Think about it.  Do you think employers are trying to make it incredibly hard for good people to find opportunity within an organization? I can imagine the meeting between Vice Presidents at Google…

 

“Where-oh-where are we going to hide that new management role that we need? I know! Let’s hide it over there…”

 

These things are not hidden – they are just more difficult to find.  There’s a difference.

 

Like those eggs that you’ve hidden for your kids or nieces or nephews, you did want them to be found. Employers are similar. They are busy; they don’t want everyone knowing their business or their competitors having a sense what they are up to. They also don’t relish sifting through hundreds of resumes.  What they do want is the right person to “find” their opportunity – and the right person is often the one who is able to find that opportunity by searching creatively for it.

 

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The “hidden” job market is one of the great myths in the job hunting world.  It’s not true.  For the right candidate, finding these hidden jobs isn’t luck.

 

As you go through your job search, look in the places that others don’t. Connect with a broader spectrum, network, be creative and search through the eyes of your prospective employers.  The opportunities will reveal themselves.

 

Our client, Shannon Currie, writes: “The program gives comprehensive assessment of skills, provides access to tools and professional connections.  But more than that, it is a human support system that acknowledges the difficulty of what this kind of decision means for a lot of people.”

 

CareerJoy works. If you’re looking for a change and could use an expert advisor to help you navigate the job market, give our team a call.

 

Along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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P.P.S. Looking for a motivating keynote or workshop for your team? We create inspiring, practical, and educational events to engage your group. Connect with Lee Grant, VP Corporate, at 1-877-256-2569 x 400 for details.