Sunday, November 17, 2013

Holiday Job Hunting is a Good Thing!


While many rationalize that November/December may be  a good time to halt the executive job hunt, my many years of experience tell a very different story. Below are seven solid reasons to red-line  your search throughout the holiday season:

1.      Many companies must spend the money in their budgets before the end of the year. Hiring heats up in December because hiring managers are trying to make deadlines to use allocated funds. 

2.      Many companies know what their needs for the New Year will be, and they are talking with prospects in November and December in an effort to be sufficiently staffed up and ready for the New Year.

3.     Because many professionals stop job searching in  November/December, the market is much less competitive. Companies hire predicated on need, not time of year.

4.     If you are thinking about a job change for the New Year, November/December is a great time to lay the necessary foundation and/or kick off your search. If you wait until January, the market will be much more hectic.

5.     Three most popular New Year's resolutions: 1. Quit smoking.  2. Join gym. 3. Rewrite résumé; look for better job. Thus, the job market is chaos during the month of January. However, by February 1st, cigarette sales are up, gyms are eerily empty and the job market is back to normal. Unfortunately, you've lost another month in the process...

6.      Decision makers that are working during the holiday season may be more accessible during the month of December. Things may have slowed down around the company and management may be in a better position to speak with you or at least, have a look at the résumé. Once January rolls around, forget it!
 7.      Search firms are motivated to place candidates before the end of the year. Contingency recruiters are paid on commission. This commission is based on fees their company earns for placing professionals. What ably serves the December job seeker is that this commission rises based on the overall yearly billing. One might start the year at 30% and graduate to 60% by December. The catch is that it goes down to 30% again Jan.1.

Happy Holiday Hunting!

Browning Associates
The mantra of a winner is the common voice of all executives who succeed beyond expectation in their career search endeavors.

 If you are not excited about your career campaign, then neither will anybody else be. For most, job hunting is a droll drudgery and self defeating process. However, you should feel rejuvenated and passionate about this exciting time of life as you strive for yet another summit of success and well being!  


   "Redefining my network as Browning Associates has instructed is a real eye-opener...I never realized how many people I've known. Initially, I was resistant, but now I am blown away! Everything they instructed me on regarding "the" network is coming to fruition!!! 

I am excited to begin a strategic and coordinated outreach as a means of resurrecting, fortifying, and creating new and existing relationships...

I am Even more excited about utilizing the new skills I've acquired to leverage "the" network in such a way whereas I  will be so busy, I will soon need another admin to help with the influx...   
  Any  referral is a great referral. I am not making the critical mistake of removing names from my potential contact lists!!! Employed or unemployed, it doesn't matter! People know people who know people and my best leads have come from places I never would have expected! It typically takes less than a minute to make a call to  a potential contact and maybe another 3-5 minutes to determine whether or not we might be helpful to each other - I never strip names from any contact list!!!  One unpredicted benefit, is that some of these guys and gals  are actually job seeking themselves...Therefore, they seem all the more motivated to help me...Once these ladies and gentlemen decide on their next executive appointment, I will make sure they remember me for my passion, vigor and want to help them any way I can!

Also, just being able to get on the phone by way of a personal introduction from Browning with many $200k++ executives is leaps and bounds ahead of what I was doing prior...

I'm talking with people, promoting my brand, sharpening my message and  filling up my calendar with highly  productive dialog exactly as instructed by Browning Associates. Old habits are hard to break, and most of this was foreign to me at first, but I now know I am in control of my own destiny. This keeps me highly motivated; it certainly beats chasing Internet jobs or sending letters cold to various companies...I am interfacing with people not websites!!! 

Just as I've done in all of my executive successes in corporate America, I am now using a team to get it done right!!!!!    

Browning  is always there for me!"

If you are an active client of Browning Associates and this does not describe what's transpiring in your career search, I challenge you to contact me direct today! 


Your personal network is not only a source of enhanced career market value, long-term job security and wealth creation, but it is the absolute heartbeat of your executive job search..... 
Negating to notify your personal and professional network of your latest career search endeavor, just might perpetuate your best job hunting efforts to a drain-circling spiral of career delusion and abyss! AKA - chasing internet postings and headhunters. This forlorn and most forsaken place must be avoided at all costs...

 Sadly, most folks know of no other way to conduct a job search, and therefore, it becomes the norm to not inform their friends and colleagues of their career situation. But this exploit and true to life consequence is not the job seekers fault; it's what the job market and inaugurated hiring protocols  are designed to do! Follow the rules, don't call us, we'll call you! It's a buyers market ladies and gentleman! The more traditional job hunting becomes the median, the longer you will struggle in this mixed up mania of job search futility ...
"Man can live 4 weeks without food, 4 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only 4 seconds without hope!" 

If you refuse to communicate with your ENTIRE network (everybody on the face of the planet who knows your name)  and/or have wholeheartedly convinced yourself you don't have a network, it may just be better to hound the published job market... Thus, when you finally do stumble upon the perfect job, or the one you profess you are able to do with one hand tied behind your back,  you might at least buy an intermittent delusion of an additional 4 seconds of counterfeit hope...

Unfortunately, when the employer doesn't call or even acknowledge receipt of your resume submission, you just might embark on an unintentional plummet in to what I call "terminus isolation." In other words, working in the garden, managing the dreaded Honey-do list, or worse; burying yourself deeper in to the job you hate...  

Lets face it, every time you chaotically submit a resume or reach out to a headhunter and don't hear back, a small piece of your self-assurance, certainty and confidence is hacked away! Not a good state of mind to be in when one of your friends or colleagues calls with a real occasion to meet real people in real companies with real forthcoming opportunities!       
Lego your Ego  

People you know will welcome you...This will invoke confidence and a sense of positive well being...Your network is the emotional life source of your job search endeavor...It will feed your every being, which in turn will enable you to trudge onward even in the face of rejection which is always an illusive, invisible and victorious enemy for every executive job seeker who reasons his network is a spare tire and not the steering wheel.... Smile and dial! 

john s  

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