Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Job Hunting? Don't Take Maybe for an Answer


 

Job Hunting?


GOT NO’s?

The length of your job search is not determined by market conditions, salary requirements, geography preferences or restrictions, and/or by your specific skill set! No; the time it takes to generate the perfect job offer is only determined by the number of “NO’s” you receive per day.

Before you proceed to understand what qualifies as a NO, let’s look at what a “NO” is not.

These MAYBES don’t count!

You apply to a company, receive a polite form letter or email saying “thanks we’ll let ya know!” They are saying “know”, not No!

You honor your follow up commitment as stated in your introductory letter by means of actually mustering the audacity to place a follow-up call (a damn follow up email doesn’t count)…The admin says your contact is too busy right now; you plan on calling back and you usually don’t! This is another one for the maybe file! Remedy: Place 3-5 more follow up calls, ask for a YES or a NO and call me in the morning!

You submit the perfect resume for the perfect job which you are perfectly qualified for and to your absolute amazement; they don’t call you back... You scratch your head, let go of another precious hunk of your all so necessary self-confidence and return to the black hole (Web) in search of another place that will tell you MAYBE! And so on and so forth…

You amass the bravery to call an old friend presently employed at XYZ Company. He doesn’t call you back, or worse, he sees you at your kid’s soccer game and ducks into a nearby alleyway... If your dim voicemail said you were looking for a job and he doesn’t have one, he’ll hide because he has no job for you today…..Asking for industry advice or to converse with another thought leader on your level as a means of simple networking is the key; asking for a job is a one-way ticket to the HR MAYBE machine…

You attend an amazing 5-hour interview with the company of your dreams. HR calls the next day and says “we will be in touch before next Friday.” Next Friday comes and goes and they don’t call… You assume the worst, wait two weeks and place a halfhearted call to HR leaving a halfhearted jail mail (voicemail)….Or worse, because you think you have this one in the bag, you do nothing and nothing happens and it was all for nothing and you are now another 4 weeks ( $16,000.00) deeper in lost wages!

The recruiter is frothing at the mouth on Monday and by Tuesday the FBI couldn’t find him;
you go away peacefully!

You sent your resume, you have left 5 VM’s and your call has not been returned… you go away peacefully!

Now, go back and make a list of all the companies that have shunned you with a big fat Maybe. smile, dial, and move those MAYBES to your NO file. The sooner you do, the sooner you will find the ever-illusive YES!

Here is what your job search needs to look like:

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES
(notice you don’t see the word MAYBE anywhere?)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

BROWNING ASSOCIATES REVIEWS & FEES


 



Browning Associates Executive career assistance...



 Browning Associates - Reviews - BROWNING ASSOCIATES REVIEWS & FEES

There are many review boards out there and some are not wholly legitimate... Some report factual information and others allow anybody to say anything about anybody... 

I try to stay away from websites or REVIEW BOARDS that go by the likes of angry-consumer.com  or ripped-off-again.net 

These sites are often designed to capture consumer information at the height of a discrepancy...  Sadly, the consumer doesn't always realize whatever they write cannot ever be removed!  Have you ever written a letter in a moment of dissatisfaction and the following day you were glad you never sent it? 

The momentarily upset consumer says, "I was ripped off"; the business fires back and sadly this is what helps many of these complaint websites to become all too popular... sought of like the smut magazines if you will...

Some of the better consumer websites are those such as the Better Business Bureau and/or Consumer reports... Even your local Attorney General’s office is a good place to find info on legit vs illegitimate businesses...

Just to be wholly clear, we do charge a fee for our services... We are not a placement agency or job finding company... Our fee is for consulting, writing, branding, and advisory services... There seem to be various misgivings on the Internet about our fees ranging from $7000-$25,000-  This is here-say. Please contact us for more info. Thanks! 
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Thanks

Browning Associates

Monday, May 6, 2019

BROWNING ASSOCIATES REVIEWS COMPLAINTS & FEES $$$


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There are many review boards out there and some are not wholly legitimate... Some report factual information and others allow anybody to say anything about anybody... 

I try to stay away from websites or REVIEW BOARDS which go by the likes of angry-consumer.com  or ripped-off-again.net 

These sites are often designed to capture consumer information at the height of a discrepancy...  Sadly, the consumer doesn't always realize whatever they write cannot ever be removed!  Have you ever written a letter in a moment of dissatisfaction and the following day you were glad you never sent it? 

The momentarily upset consumer says, "I was ripped off"; the business fires back and  sadly this is what helps many of these complaint websites to become all too popular... sought of like the smut magazines if you will...

Some of the better consumer websites are those such as the Better Business Bureau and/or Consumer reports... Even your local Attorney General’s office is a good place to find info on legit vs illegitimate businesses...

Browning Associates is not a placement or job finding company... We charge a fee for services provided to assist with the branding and promotion of your professional value proposition...

Thanks

Browning Associates

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BROWNING ASSOCIATES REVIEWS - COMPLAINTS -

BROWNING ASSOCIATES REVIEWS - COMPLAINTS - 

4 Reasons Why People Write Bad Reviews About Career Counseling Firms...



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1.   Customer is not treated with respect and integrity 
2.   Customers Time is not respected 
3.   Customer did not read his contract or fully understand the services to be delivered 
4.   Frustration due to the enormous amount of stress induced by an Executive Job Search

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Thank God It's Friday

By John Seraichyk - Browning Associates

As the founder of  BROWNING ASSOCIATES I have often wondered where the phrase Thank God it’s Friday originates. Or, alternatively Thank Goodness it’s Friday or Terribly Gleeful it’s Friday. Furthermore, who founded Hump Day(this is the middle of the week and the day you need to get through to get closer to the weekend)? And, why are there snooze buttons on alarm clocks?

For nearly twenty years and even prior to BROWNING ASSOCIATES, I have interviewed thousands of professionals who sought out the valuable assistance of my organization because they hated their jobs. I call these people Thank God its Fridayers or TGIFers. These are people who wish their lives away working for the weekend or working through the weekend. Either way, they all agree, this is no way to live.

Early in my career at BROWNING ASSOCIATES, I met with a middle-age professional (I’ll call him Jim) who told me he would depress the snooze button on his alarm clock as many as five times before getting out of bed on Monday morning. Jim further explained that on the weekends or when on vacation, he would actually rise from bed sixty minutes earlier everyday and he didn’t need an alarm clock to get himself going. I surmised that this gentleman hated his job so much that he started dreading Monday morning on Sunday afternoon! He was so depressed about his work situation that the only thing that got him to work on Monday was the grand thought of “Hump Day” or his ever-persistent alarm clock. However, when he was on vacation or excited about the day ahead, he would sprint from bed without the use of an alarm clock, full of vigor and excitement.

During my twenty-year career at and before BROWNING ASSOCIATES as a professional employment and career search consultant, I have met and worked with thousands of people like Jim. I often think to myself, if Jim lives to be seventy-five years of age and sleeps eight hours a night, he will have spent twenty-five years of his life in bed! Furthermore, if Jim works eight hours a day, he will spend another twenty-five years at work! This leaves Jim with twenty-five years to enjoy his life.

I wonder how many of these years would actually be enjoyable. Jim will most likely use this time for personal chores, waiting in lines, waiting at traffic lights, going to the doctor, the dentist, time at his mother in-laws, traveling back and forth to the job he hates, picking up the kids, dropping off the kids, washing the car, cutting the lawn, meeting with teachers, and at funerals or wakes.

Are you getting the picture? If you hate your job, you won't have much time to enjoy life. This especially holds true for Americans. The average American takes fewer than two weeks of vacation per year. The average European enjoys four weeks off and many take daily siestas.

Did you know that most heart attacks occur on Monday morning? According to Dr. Joseph Mercola (www.Mercola.com) and many other research studies, 20 percent of the heart attacks occur on Mondays, which is more than on any other day. The experts say these heart attacks are directly related to anticipated or existing job stress which is usually at its peak on Monday morning. (Google this topic sometime). So then, what are TGIFers to do?

If you are or are becoming a TGIFer, then its time for a career action plan. You can find many books regarding this subject. But reading a book on how to find your dream job is like reading a book on how to play golf. You can read for days, weeks or months and never become any more proficient at either! Contact Us today if you are undervalued, undecided, underpaid, not appreciated, ready for a change, trapped in your current role or you just plain hate your job, and we will respond with our best advice and direction.

Twenty-five years is much too long to be unhappy!
Transition Onward,
John Seraichyk

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