Adam this was a good kick in the butt. Need to take the needle off of the negativity record. Well done.
A good reminder. I feel like I am hijacking my own search but can't see the day light. I know when employers look at me they think that would only have me for a short time before I clock out. The truth is that I will work until I can't. I need a reason to do my day. And while the search has been tough the last year I believe that I can add 10000X my compensation to a company. I just want a shot Adam.
Adam, this was another kick in the butt. I like the kicks instead of the strokes. I need to do more, get in front of people with the good product, amen. It's the product part I am struggling with. We almost spoke last year but I had some family issues. I can't wait anymore. I will chat with Chris and get some straight talk from you. I am way overdue.
Always good stuff.
Adam I am going to need more help with this one. Please convince me I have not aged out of the market.
I want more of this. I know you tell it like it is. But, I need more. Other things I would like you to consider: Why I am not getting the roles I want; Why I am not getting the compensation I want; Why I am regressing instead of progressing in my career; Why I am having trouble staying at companies for more than 2 years; Why I am losing jobs to less competent candidates; What I can't see and what I am doing so wrong.
A really excellent commentary. I am a 74 year old Male with a Masters Degree in Medicine and many years experience in Medicare Home Health. I have excellent references and other documentation to support my professional history. I still want to work but I am realizing my age is blocking any new positions out these...Your thoughts ?
Daniel E. Skidmore, RN,BSN,MPH
I've been the CFO of a $500 million Dollar Construction Company.
Like others I thank an employer is afraid to take a chance with an employee who rose the ranks and stayed with the same Company for over 40 years.
I'm applying for positions that are way under my qualifications.
I even send these employers notes that I have no plans to just work a couple of years.
Got to get around this feeling that I"m too old.
I am shackled by my small ideas in this search. Help me start thinking big again.
Adam, I am a CIO in Healthcare based in Chicago. I admit I am a regular stalker of your content. I have a small networking group, and we listen to your recording when we get together. I am being totally serious. I look at your LinkedIn homepage for updates and scour your sight for your little pieces of gold. I was a CIO in another state, and over the years, I have taken little bits and tried, tested, and validated. We have never spoken, but I feel like I know you. Over the years I have sent hundreds of former colleagues, candidates I have met and executives in passing telling them about your COPS methodology and how it helped me. Sometimes people will ask me when we worked together and I tell them that we never have. I guess I feel guilty that I never reached out. I think it's because I am a huge fan and I didn't want to disappoint. I believe in paying it forward and I am not sure how many people I have sent your way have turned into clients but I know of some and they became fans and successes of yours. I am going to email Chris to see if we can meet as I will be at a Conference at UCLA in October. I hope we can meet. You are the real deal.
I do feel like there are a mountain of issues besides my control and I can't see how at 63 I am going to regain my executive roles and respect.
Me, the job search guy.