One of the unexpected outcomes of plugging into your professional network as a conference organizer, presenter, or attendee, is attracting the attention of colleagues who are looking for new talent. Even if you are happy where you are, can you afford to dismiss the possibility of something better? Take a few minutes to revisit your personal and professional aspirations, calculate your compensation requirements, and rank the importance of perks and logistics. Bring these all together into your Make a Move Profile.
Think ahead to an upcoming major milestone in your life: maybe it’s a work anniversary, a school reunion, a child heading off to college, or a birthday. Between now and that milestone what do you hope to achieve in your career? Pick your top 5 aspirations and then rank them:
Now think about what should be included in your ideal compensation package? Fill in the blanks, pick your top 5, and rank them:
What about perks and logistics? Pick your top 5 and rank them:
Complete your Make a Move Profile by listing your 5 prioritized requirements in each category. When a colleague reaches out to you and your candidacy for a job opening becomes the topic for conversation, you’ll be prepared to ask the right questions and decide whether to say no, yes, or tell me more.
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Armed with your Make a Move Profile and a resume you’re proud of, expect the unexpected at your next industry, alumni or social event.