So here’s a quick confession: About 15 years ago I wrote a column for the Tampa Tribune called the “Job Network Connection”, and it ran in the employment classified section each Sunday. It was a weekly regular column that focused on how to find your next job by networking. I talked about LinkedIn profiles, networking events, how to follow up from job interviews etc…
I was on the leading edge folks!
This column lead to many speaking engagements with the local workforce organizations as they worked to get the recently unemployed back to work. There was tremendous interest by those displaced workers on how to use their networks to generate opportunities for jobs.
You know that story – keep your network current because you never know when you’ll need them.
One of the most popular presentations and columns that I wrote was about your elevator pitch. Remember that? If you were in an elevator with a top executive, what could you say about yourself in 30 seconds that would be memorable and generate an interest on their part to continue the conversation?
Fast forward to today – While the “pitch” is still relevant, the situation, timing and level of engagement has certainly changed. With the 24/7 access to our social platforms, our “pitch” is being given all the time – sometimes within our control and sometimes not. Check out what story is being told about you by doing a quick Google search of yourself – hopefully you won’t be surprised!
Telling your story is so much easier today, and honestly with so much clutter out there, it’s important that you control the message.
So what is your story? Are you sharing it with the right people and in the right space?
Share your story with our recruiters here at All Children's Hospital and check out all of the opportunities available to continue your story here!
Have A Great Week!