I had an epiphany today.
Business has been great lately but I am looking at the calendar and see plenty of blank space in April. So today I did something I have been reluctant to do in the past – I followed up. Follow up is an organizational issue I have been working on for years. My efforts have been spotty. This year I redoubled my efforts. I set aside one day a month to follow up on every lead from the last six weeks.
I emailed people I spoke to a month or two ago to see how they are doing. I sent a few of them blogs I’ve written that I thought might help.
I can’t believe the result! Almost everyone I contacted responded with a nice note. I caught up with a few that got new jobs, I picked up four networking appointments and found a new client. Just because I followed up!
Marketing my business, The Interview Doctor, is not that much different from a job search marketing plan. I know what I want. I identify potential targets, network, use social media and build relationships. I set daily, monthly, and annual goals for calls made, networking meetings held, and revenue goals.
It is not that different from a job seeker who should be setting daily, weekly, and monthly goals for calls made, networking meetings held, and number of interviews on the path to a new position.
Did you set a goal this year to change jobs? What process did you put in place to get what you want? Have you set daily, weekly, and monthly goals? Do you follow up?
I want to hear how your process is working. The first five responses to this question will get a copy of our book, The Job Search Marketing Plan. So send me an email telling me what process you put in place to get what you want and how it is going. I will send you a copy of our book to help you along the way!!
Because after all, why sit and whine about your life. Get out there and get what you want!