Waiting For the Phone To Ring?

Are you "waiting for the phone to ring?"

Currently, I am working as a career transition consultant, helping people, who have been "tossed out" by their employers, to galvanize their job search.

One of the principles we try to convey is "Don't sit around waiting for the phone to ring."

It's part of a larger philosophy about change, in the context of career transition, that says:

~ Take Charge.
~ Be proactive.
~ Identify your target companies.
~ Research them and identify their needs.
~ Pursue them.

We teach our clients to craft their personal brand. To adopt a sales & marketing attitude about themselves and their search.

We say, "When you are in a job search, you are in Sales. And the product is You."

Today, I've been a participant in a conversation on the OD Network's main discussion list, called "Why Don't More People Call Us?" In other words, why is the phone not ringing?

The question itself is a symptom of what's wrong. OD consultants need to alter their outlook.

They need to galvanize into action, as my mother used to say.

They need to get hungry, like job hunters, and pursue their quarry.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, June 20, 2009

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