That sounds like a formal headline… this is me taking my own advice and example of the kind I will be giving in a couple of weeks at SMBMSP focusing in part on our personal digital profiles.
I bumped into Mykl Roventine at Minnebar 2019 and we had a quick conversation about me coming back to the SMBMSP group and leading a career conversation. I love this group and was at one time the “most frequent speaker”… this will be my 6th presentation. I’m thrilled to be coming back.
I have a “concern” that a lot of people (most everyone) have fallen into a (false) sense of job security and/or are not ready for the next internal promotion or new client. Generally speaking the economy has been doing well. We hear about the “shortage of talent” a lot in the media and how companies can’t find who they are looking for.
That’s generally true.
However, there are some signs of a slight cooling:
GDP will not be as high in 2019 as 2018
The “we’re hiring” survey numbers are a touch lower than last year
Tariffs have some companies hiring not as many people as before
A couple of posts of mine you may find interesting:
2019 Minnesota Jobs Prediction (I made this in December of 2018 and I am sticking to it)
Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Summer 2019 (fresh data posted 2 weeks ago)
To be clear… things are still good.
But it’s likely time for most everyone to take a pause and assess where our jobs, careers and/or consulting practices are at. When times are good we tend to spend less time on our personal digital profiles. So think of this conversation as tending to that garden… we’re going to pull some weeds, add some fertilizer, prune and add some landscaping. Can you tell this is how I spent some time over the holiday weekend?
I’m going to talk about researching companies/clients that we are thinking we want to work with now and in the future and starting those relationships.
And a bonus… I’m going to show how I do my sourcing and recruiting, and what attracts hiring managers/clients, based on your digital profile.
Are you ready for the next promotion, job search or landing that new/big client?
If not… you should hang out with us.
Plus, there’s bacon.