EP 1988 Particularly if you are a more senior professional, these are two tactics that will help draw opportunities to you.

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I thought I would do an article, video I should say, geared toward more senior professionals. It can work for more juniors, but you'll understand why I say "more senior professionals." This is definitely a strategy.
I started working on this many years ago when I had a friend who was at a VP level at a bank. We were trying to get him noticed by executive search firms and I suggested to him that he become a speaker, that he develops a speech that he could work with at conferences that he could modify. But the idea was to become to go on the speaking tour, because the search firms would notice him as being an expert.
That is one of the strategies for you-- That is to be seen as the expert at what you do. Being seen as the expert draws organizations; it draws search firms. It puts you in the position of being seen on the stage, at a podium or lectern, and presenting. Where, clearly, you have a mastery. That mastery is what suggests to them your expertise. Obviously, you have to know the subject matter, because you're not going to speak about something that you don't know about, right?
So, clearly, situations where you're seen as the master, the expert, really work very well. Being a speaker at a conference, obviously, the better attended, the better. But now you're going to start locally and work your way up. Do that and you get positioned very well.
Another thing that you might do is write an article and that's probably easy. LinkedIn, in particular, makes it easy to do that . . . But let's go one step further and say that you interview someone, for your article, people with greater name recognition than you and by extension, often you was you are seen as the expert as well, because why would this well-known individual be seen with you?
So, the idea very simply becomes put yourself in the position where you're viewed as an expert. Do that regularly, and you're going to become a magnet for opportunities.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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