There’s a wonderful title for a book of years ago: “If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat”.
Truer words were never spoken when it comes to making a career change. It is easy to “stay in the boat” as you feel you have control over things there. But that’s a false security. The boat may be leaking, the boat may be going somewhere you don’t want to go. You feel it in your bones when something isn’t right.
Thinking of leaving the boat: finding work elsewhere? Do yourself a favor and learn from the three biggest mistakes job seekers make. Now bear in mind we’re limited in our scope: we’re strictly talking about folks with 15+ years experience in the medical – healthcare sales markets. Yes, we’re specialized:
1.) Don’t apply for an online position without an inside contact / employee referral. Your qualifications are not enough to get an interview anymore. Of the 200 clients we worked with in the last 12 months, only 1 got an interview and a job without an inside contact / employee referral. We have a nickname for her: Wonder Woman (you know who you are, “Wonder Woman”).
2.) Don’t submit a resume that does not properly brand you. Yup – sounds a bit cold, but we need to make a product out of you. If we don’t? We’ve only written an obituary of where you were and what you did. You are not the same person you were 5-10 years ago. What’s the first thing people do when they join a dating service – do they go on a date? Nope. They fill out a profile = they brand themselves. How in the world will you find the right match if you don’t know yourself intimately? This is branding. You must have it on the resume. You must have it on your LinkedIN profile.
3.) Don’t wait too long. You know that boat you’re in? Think about who you were when you got in that boat – now consider who you are today. You’ve changed haven’t you. Are you happy? Do you enjoy what you are doing? It’s scary to admit it’s time for a change – you have a family to provide for, you don’t want to risk anything. But you know you can do better than this boat. . .and those feelings in your bones whisper: You are not getting younger.
We’re experts in helping you get on the right boat. A boat going where you want to go. . . no walking on water, no risks. We’ll help you get on the right boat where you can have fun, maximize your income and perhaps even find a boat to retire from. It’s what we do – but note we are strictly for folks who haven’t conducted a job search in a while and want or need expert help.
Services like ours? None. We’re unique ~ just like you. See: MedicalSalesMentors.com