This is very simple and straightforward. You are not ready. You have not been taught what you need to know in order to secure a job. How do I know for certain? This may be a generalization but I have yet to encounter anyone who is doing what I know needs to be done in order to get the job, or a promotion, not in today’s environment.
You are doing the old things, the traditional things, the general things. You are doing what you have been taught in school. You are doing what they told you to do in the job placement office. You are doing what you were taught by the recruiters who said they can place you if you do this exactly as they say do it, the traditional way, the old way.
They are wrong.
That is a pretty strong statement, but I absolutely must make it. They are wrong for many of you because their methods are the methods of yesterday. You need to be utilizing the methods of tomorrow, to be ahead of what everybody else is doing today.
In a 21st century job environment you need to embrace the radical and stand out from the norm. You need to effectively differentiate yourself in a powerfully positive manner so that hiring managers see you and consider no one else for the job. You need your supervisor, manager, director and vice president to recognize you as the ideal and only candidate for the upcoming promotion. From their interaction with you, and your dynamic presentation of self, those who have the power to decide, must decide in your favor. Unfortunately, the majority of you do not know this, and therefore are not working towards this goal. You are not ready.
I’m not telling you to put on a clown suit and yell at the hiring manager. I’m not telling you to act totally out of character. I’m telling you to enhance your character in such a manner as to make you indispensable, the absolutely must have candidate. I’m asking you to address the quality of your brand.
This is what you must do in a 21st century job environment. Stand out. Stand up. Be seen. And how best to do this? Allow me to explain in brief.
Utilize 3FE: Find, Focus, establish the Fundamentals – The tool for motivational empowerment, to harness the power of critical thinking and layout a total brand makeover that exhibits the unique skills you bring to the job. Highlight what makes you different and blow away the competition.
3FE: Lock The Job is the step-by-step process you will utilize in order to expand your network, increase your reach and your appeal, prepare yourself for the coming opportunities, and strike hard, fast, and decisively.
Enhance your presence. Focus your critical thinking mind. Have the right look. Say the right thing. Move the right hearts and minds. Establish and solidify the connection.
Use 3FE: The Red Resume treatment and maximize the effectiveness of your resume. Make your resume stand out from the rest, catching the eye of the hiring manager so that he puts your resume on the right, and not in the stack on the left. We know what happens to the stack of resumes on the left, and the last place you want your resume to end up is the trash can.
These are the things you are not being taught. The rest of the people out there looking for a job are no more ready than you are. They lack the appropriate education just as you do. However, they will catch up, and they will do so quickly. Once they do, it will be time to innovate again, to figure out how to differentiate yourself. This will only make it harder for you. Don’t wait. Don’t procrastinate. Focus on what you need to do and ensure that you achieve Critical Success. Ensure that you Lock The Job today!