Do You Need a Campaign Manager to Help you get your Next Job?

The Campaign Team

I’ve been amused recently when I heard on the radio that the latest contenders for the position of Prime Minister, all have a ‘Campaign Team’ behind them.

And there’s me thinking that they do it all themselves!

Presumably they are advising on strategy, tactics and what to say and do – as well as act and behave (definitely good advice for one of the candidates!).

All of which led me to think about how other people get jobs, if they don’t have a campaign team behind them, and what value that could bring.

Then it struck me!

For my clients, I am that campaign team!  I’m the ‘secret support’ that no one knows about.

– I advise

– I motivate

– I give you ‘boot camp’ tough love

– I showcase your skills and talents

– I show you how to present yourself in the best possible terms

– I pull out your best bits, and minimise the rest

– I give you confidence to believe in yourself and your abilities

– I support you

– I lift you up and point you in the right direction

– I share my wisdom and knowledge with you

– I coach and mentor you to be the best version of yourself and secure that dream role

So, if all that has left you wondering whether you need a campaign manager, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Get all the advantages you can get, in this competitive world of job marketing, by hiring a one-woman campaign team!

5 Ways to Hit the Ground Running

Got a new job?  Then you need to hit the ground running …!

The first few weeks in a job can be daunting.  You want to make a good first impression and you have a deluge of information, facts, rules and people’s names to digest.  So get yourself ready to hit the ground running with these 7 easy tips.

1.  Notebook – get yourself a small notebook and take notes.  Write down names, instructions – anything vital so it stops you having to keep asking people over and over again!

2.  Watch, Listen & Learn – don’t point out flaws or better ways of doing things in your first couple of weeks!  Just makes notes (in your notebook) and suggest them when the time is right.  Some people don’t like change and won’t appreciate the new person trying to change things from day 1.  Surest way to make immediate enemies that one …

3.  Cultural Fit – learn how they like things done.  What do they like in writing?  In what format?  Who do you have to inform/copy in?  How do people like to be addressed?  Are Christian names acceptable or do they like the full Mr./Mrs. bit?  This is no time to be treading on toes, so get it right.

4.  Network – make time to get to know people.  Go over and introduce yourself.  Seize opportunities to visit other departments.  And when relationships develop, add them to your contacts on LinkedIn.  You might need them in the future!

5.  Show Willingness – start as you mean to go on.  Don’t become a jobs worth!  Be willing to go the extra mile for others (and ultimately yourself).  It builds your own self-esteem and confidence and helps others.

Enjoy your first few weeks!  It can seem hectic and you might feel like a fish out of water but things will soon become more familiar.  Promise.  🙂