About this lesson
Now, after taking a fresh look at what might be possible right where you are, you’re ready to think about exploring outside your current organization. A few words from me to get us started —
By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to expand your story to be more relevant and powerful for an external job search, and you’ll have a strong grounding in today’s “rules of the road” for career exploration outside your organization. Plus, you’ll learn to leverage the career power tool, LinkedIn and we’ll go deeper into networking while you work.
Quick heads-up–the last video in this lesson is a little longer than most, but it’s full of juicy info I wanted you to have as you think about networking and exploring opportunities outside your organization. As always, don’t hesitate to email me at any time if you have questions or get stuck. Red capes on!
- Create Your Who & Do What Statement (if you didn’t complete it in the previous lesson)
- Plus, if you haven’t already downloaded them in the previous lessons:
Leverage With LinkedIn
Note: As I mention in this lesson, LinkedIn’s tools and interface change all the time. If you should find a suggestion or idea in this video that no longer accurate, email me and let me know! We update this content regularly but your eagle eyes and ears help. Thanks! –D
- LinkedIn Action Guide (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)
- LinkedIn’s own educational webinars
- LinkedIn Help Center: http://help.linkedin.com/app/home
- LinkedIn’s YouTube page, with videos walking you through certain actions: https://www.youtube.com/user/linkedinhelp/videos
- Why LinkedIn Matters (Even When You’re Not Changing Jobs)
- Would you like me to review your LinkedIn profile? Sign up for your review here and use the code STAYORGO to get it absolutely free as part of this course.
- Are we already connected on LinkedIn? If not, send me an invitation to connect.
- How to Network While You Work (if you haven’t downloaded in the previous lesson)
- How to Get Noticed Without Networking
For further thought:
- What’s the decision deadline statement you need to create to help you explore outside? (Download the Decision Deadline Worksheet here.)
- Who do you already know who can help you explore outside? (Download the Action Sheet: Engage Your Relationships if you didn’t in the previous lesson.)
- What are the open questions you still need to answer to explore outside?
You rock–great job! Here are more resources if you want to go deeper . . .
- Love is the Killer App, by Tim Sanders. The real secret to networking? Becoming a “lovecat,” in Sanders’ view. This classic book has a few outdated references but in general gives business professionals and career explorers tools to show their true heart.
- Cool Careers for Dummies, by Marty Nemko. I personally hate anything that is “for dummies”–it’s a little insulting. And while the career advice in this book is a bit out-of-date, its value is in its idea-laden “yellow pages” of different types of work across many different specialities. I read a lot of books in the career and worklife space, and have yet to see an online directory that’s as comprehensive. Use it for fresh ideas when you want to challenge your thoughts about what you might do with your particular superpowers.
- Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazi and Tahl Raz. A classic relationship-building book, recently updated.
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