Become a Leader And Get The Job You Want!

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Become A Leader-Get The Job You Want!

Become a Leader And Get The Job You Want!

Getting a job by sending out resumes to employers is known as the push method because it depends on you pushing the employer to hire you!

The problem with the traditional method of getting a job is that everyone who is out-of-a-job is probably doing the same thing … pushing their resumes to hiring managers or employers!

Getting hired in a competitive job market doesn’t mean … “do what other job applicants are doing” … it means “do more than your competition!

Stand-Out and Be Noticed!

You need to raise the bar higher by getting employers to notice you or call you with job offers! This is also known as the pull method.

It’s an enviable position to be in … to have jobs referred to you instead of you chasing after them.

I’ve had that happen to me, it’s happening for others and it can happen for you too!

Are you Getting Noticed?

You need to attract the attention of employers by taking actions that get you noticed or make you stand-out in comparison to others!

You may be thinking: “Why can’t I just send-out lots of resumes and get hired using the tried and proven push technique?”

If your resume is 2 or 3 times better than your competition and your skills and experience are head and shoulders over everyone else’s then you are okay to depend solely on your resume.

In the “dot-com bubble” or “I.T. bubble bust a lot of smart and talented IT professionals couldn’t get jobs by sending out their resumes.

Employers were receiving an unheard of 500+ resumes from doctoral, post graduate and well certified IT professionals!

Some employers stopped hiring, some stopped checking their mailboxes and others resorted to more discreet hiring methods!

Because so many resumes were being pushed to employers, the value of a resume sent by e-mail was next to nil!

That was when I learnt the value of becoming a leader. So, I started my first leadership project and ended up with invitations to interview and work for two major organizations because I was noticed!

Any Lessons Learned?

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by depending solely on your resume and online job postings!

The value of becoming a leader in your industry, is that you get hired through the back-door! That door that is left open for exceptional, talented or highly qualified job applicants only 🙂

When you become an industry leader, employers are apt to call you with job offers and you’re guaranteed to stand out in comparison to other job seekers!

How Do You Become An Industry Leader?

The pull method depends on you working on projects, activities and problems that are important to employers even though you may not have a job.

You commit to solving problems specific to an industry or domain in a visible way!

Because you commit to solving business problems important to employers, you’re likely to get noticed or get more consulting, coaching or employment requests.

Lead Your Industry By Becoming a Domain Specialist

If all you’ve been doing is “sending out resumes” and that hasn’t worked too well for you … then it’s time to “change your approach” by demonstrating that you care!

Becoming a Leader means that you engage your down-time time in-between jobs more productively.

You work on getting hired by making yourself wanted, instead of mass mailing the same resume or a cosmetically improved version to employers!

Click here to get in touch with us and we will help you select the best leadership projects based on your background, skills, education, training, job history and interests

Specializing in a domain or industry raises your profile to that of an expert or highly-skilled resource. That’s how you get more consulting, coaching or full-time employment offers.

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to request more information on how to become a leader and get the recognition or type of employment (coaching, consulting or full-time) you deserve!




13 Responses to "Become a Leader And Get The Job You Want!"

  1. Jonah Wea (Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby)   January 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    How Do I Become An Information Technology (IT) Expert
    I am a graduate of computer Science and now I am doing my probation in a Telecommunication company.

    I am really interested in Programming, database and Networking but I am not sure of the steps I should take to be a professional expert in those fields.

    Your help would be deeply appreciated.

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  2. Darren Kelly   July 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I agree with this basic strategy:

    “The pull method depends on you working on projects, activities and problems that are important to employers even though you may not have a job. You commit to solving problems specific to an industry or domain in a visible way!”

    I’ve done that a lot in past, demonstrating my skills in UML-driven Java and XML engineering and technical domain analysis using UML and SysML, however there is a limit to how much essentially unpaid work one can do this way, it becomes an uphill education exercise. I do try to get more long term value out of such pitches by making the presentations reusable. Some examples:

    http://www.webel.com.au/uml/parsing_analysis

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  3. IT Career Coach   July 24, 2009 at 6:35 am

    The “Become A Leader” post generated a lot of interest. So I need a bit of time to catch up with everyone’s questions.

    You’ll be hearing from me soon.

    Have a great weekend 🙂

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  4. Edward   July 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

    This approach actually makes sense to me.

    I have been a technical writer for nearly 30 years and rising above the normal method of getting a job appeals to me.

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  5. Vincent   July 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I’m interested in how to develop my IT career.

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  6. Raquel   July 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Please send me more info about the PULL method. Thanks

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  7. Ashish   July 22, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I am interested in knowing how to make PULL method work for me.

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  8. Shawn   July 22, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I would like to learn more about Becoming a Leader in the area of Process Engineering so that I can obtain the Job I want.

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  9. Srikanth P.   July 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

    How can I select the best leadership projects based on your background, skills, education, training, job history and interests?

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  10. Raquel   July 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Become the leader and to get the job you want information

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  11. Avy Nyateng   July 22, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Your article on how to become a leader is a great inspiration.

    Indeed job seeking has become one of the greatest challenge and people need to change the tactics of looking for a job.

    Thanks a lot

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  12. Annie   July 22, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I want to select the best leadership projects based on my administrative background, computing and web development skills, university education, training, job history in the construction industry and interests in database design and development.

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  13. Eric   July 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I am looking for a software leadership project that would fit my experience.

    I have over 15 years experience developing code for IBM’s DB2 database.

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