Are you struggling to find your next role? Are you unsure whether you should be spending your time marketing yourself as a service provider vs. applying for opportunities?
In today’s podcast, I am going to give you 5 steps that will help you land your next operations role.
This process should be looked at as a push/pull system. Pushing means to go after clients, and pulling is looking for opportunities to apply to. Pushing can lead to burnout and pulling can be exhausting because of the interview process. I believe that there needs to be a mixture of both to help you sustain the ups and downs of career change. If you need a fresh way to approach securing work, today’s podcast should help.
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5 Steps to Securing Work
There are tons of business successes happening right now. Businesses are scaling at a rapid rate and to do this they have to have operational support. Teams are trying to find efficiencies in order to allocate more resources to the scaling efforts, and your skills are needed more than ever!
“The marketplace needs what you have!”
1. Write down your core skills
What do you like to do? What are the disciplines that light you up? Do you like strategy, finance, data, project management, or human resources? Something else? Reflect on this and make a list.
2. Create a list of job titles
Create a list of job titles that correspond to you or the skills that you have, and also write down the titles that you aspire to grow into.
3. Do Your Research
Go to LinkedIn, Flexjobs, and Ziprecruiter. These sites are all job marketplaces, meaning employers go here to look for talent.
Example: go to LinkedIn, and click on jobs/search jobs and enter in one of your preferred titles. Search locally and in your larger country.
- Adjust your filters by date posted within a week
- Experience level
- Job type
- Onsite or remote
This gives you a phenomenal picture of what is available to you. Make adjustments on top of this based on your preferences (industry, etc.). Also you have the options to set alerts so you will see new opportunities that come in.
“I am reminded that these are skills that are needed by a lot of people…there is a strong theme of leadership and strategic partnerships…”
4. Don’t forget about additional sites
Don’t forget about Upwork, Weworkremotely, and Toptal. All of these are search engines for work and can be awesome for full-time/part-time/fractional work, where you can pick up projects.
5. Make a list of recruiting firms
Make a list of recruiting firms in the industry that you are interested in. For example, if you like the online consulting space, stay tuned to thehiringauthority.com. We post our roles in the Facebook group. If you already know an industry you want to go deep in, look for recruiting firms in that space.
“I’ve noticed a theme, that DOOs are looking for opportunities rather than selling their offers… this is a pivot, not a setback or a failure.”
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