Written by: Mary Beth Huffman
Finding and Landing a New Career FAST!
Author of 3 books: 50 Tops Tips, Breaking the Ice, Elevating Your Elevator Pitch
Tip 1: Embrace the decision
It may be obvious, but avoid indecision, explanations, validations, and negativity. Window shop the job boards. In the search box type job title or keyword city and state. Look for a job that fits you. Be creative when looking at your options. Open yourself up to whatever it could be. What career would be:
Dave works for Mobile Mini, which is hiring, by the way. See those positions here.
Tip 2: Peruse the Job Boards
Step out of your box. Can you stay here? Look for the stuff you really want to do. Do you know what you are really good at? Gallup Clifton’s survey identifies greatest strengths. You can live your best life when you tap into your unique strengths. You can either pay the nominal fee and take the survey online: https://is.gd/zNzEJd or buy the book Strength Finders and get it for free.
Tip 3: Start meeting MORE PEOPLE!
To get into a new career or field, expand your network and the people you want to meet. You will need some assistance.
Where should you go?
- Chambers: attend 2 events. No need to join unless you are starting a business.
- Business groups
- Networking groups
- Career transition groups
Come to meetings. Then when you get to where you want to be you can help others.
- Show up 15 minutes early.
- Bring business cards. If in transition get business cards with: name, phone, email, and if you want your LinkedIn profile. Make sure they’re not too thin.
- Ask for help! Let people know you’re in transition.
- When attending events let go of the outcome! Don’t expect to come away with something. Just see what happens. If you golf you may score an 83 and the next week 93. It doesn’t matter.
What should you do?
- Build more likability. Smile. Be genuine. Be interested, not interesting. Ask questions. How did you get into this field? If I wanted to get into X, what do you suggest?
- Build more commonality. Ask about their hometown, hobbies, school, family, friends, and favorites.
Finding a new career is like a rollercoaster. Think of what a great opportunity you have. How long this adventure lasts is up to you. Do all this every day. This will go faster than if you spent the day looking at the job boards. Where you are sitting might be a little scary. If you can, take that one minute and say to yourself what might come out of this?
Chandra Sandoval, Corporate Recruiter
Connect Wireless’ headquarters is in Scottsdale, with 80+ stores in 8 states and launching 8 new stores this month. They are currently hiring for a variety of positions, from Sales, to corporate positions: Commissions Assistant Auditor, Data Reporting Specialist, and Administrative Assistant/Operations to Lead Training Manager. A complete list of openings is here.
Darin Dow, Business Manager
Direct lender Supreme Lending has pretty much no middle-man. This privately owned and debt-free company started in 1999 in Dallas. Operations are in the main office off I-17. Supreme Lending doesn’t do reverse mortgages, but does all sorts of residential mortgages. They are a direct Lender to FHA, Fannie, Freddie, VA, and USDA. All are government down-payment assistant programs. They have a program that gets owners back into a home in under 30 days with a 580 credit score with FHA.
Supreme Lending does no-cost moves for their clients. They are opening up 8 more branches and are looking for Branch Managers, Producing Branch Managers, Licensed Loan Officers and Assistants, and Processors all across the state from Tucson to Phoenix to Flagstaff. See all openings at Supreme Lending.
Tori Castlegrante, Agency Process Specialist
Allstate has been around for 85 years in U.S. and Canada. They have 47 products, including financial services. They are looking for Agency Owners, IT, Product Management, Claims Analysts, and Licensed Sales Producers.
In general, Allstate’s main focus is on the local community and servicing them. A big bulk of the business is their property and casualty line. Allstate assists employees with the cost of licensing. They have an active Veterans Program and are currently running a short hiring referral promotion. There are also 40 openings with their partners. Go to Allstate for more information.