Every day I have the privilege of speaking to qualified candidates. Over the course of our conversation, I hear about their goals and ambitions – their 5 year plan, a targeted promotion, where they’d like to live. But they also tell me their fears and challenges – ones that may keep them from achieving what they really want and deserve.
Thankfully, more often that not, those fears are rooted in non-truths, myths they’ve heard and been led to believe along the way. For their benefit, and yours, once each week over the next few months, I will tackle one of these myths in hopes that you will be inspired to take a risk and make the leap to a truly satisfying and worthwhile career.
Ready? Here we go:
1. You shouldn’t work for your competitor.
FALSE – Yes, you should and here’s why: You are an expert in your field, your experience is golden, and your ramp-up time is short. That means incredible negotiating power for you and quick success for a potential employer.
Plus, your customers trust to buy from you. If you truly believe you can offer them something better, they will follow you. Just look at the executives on LinkedIn…every VP out there has worked for multiple competitors in the industry.
The notion that you can’t work for a competitor is just outdated and, frankly, obsolete! If you want true happiness in your career, contact us!
2. You need to stay in your current job longer than 3 years.