Business Development Series: Never Have to Look For a Job
As I've been posting my thoughts on business development, sales and marketing, I've been thinking on how what I'm posting can apply to anyone and everyone. Really, adding sales and marketing to your professional bag of tricks makes you more "marketable" in your career. I think back to every office manager I worked with. Seemingly, if that person didn't have an "above and beyond" work ethic, that position was not hard to replace, but if that person was responsible for referring in $20,000 worth of business every year, then they are truly irreplaceable or at least much more costly to replace. See what I am getting at... As I write this post, the unemployment rate in the US is holding steady at 9.3% (Closer to 14% in Nevada where I live; click here to see your state). I believe I can help those in the job market looking for a career opportunity, fresh out of college or a seasoned veteran with what I am about to say. In retrospect, I've spoken to many people recently who, years ago, would fight me on joining associations, keeping a growing list of contacts and engaging in social/professional networking (online & offline). When the economy was booming and businesses were in short supply of workers, it was OK to be a paycheck player and fly through your work unnoticed by your peers. Today is the polar opposite with employers looking for team members that can provide value well beyond their job description....
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