Happen To Your Career

If you want to take more control of your career or create your own position in your existing company, there’s no way around it: You are about to have some awkward conversations with your boss.

But, what if a few well planned uncomfortable convos could lead you to everything you wanted out of your work (along with your boss’s stamp of approval)? 

Would it be worth it then? My guess is ABSOLUTELY! 

Jason Bollman gives us an inside look to his successful career change and how he had to move beyond his fear of having challenging conversations with his boss. This allowed him to create his ideal role. 


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Big Decisions. You know how these work. Our brains usually fight us and want us to stay in our comfort zones.

Plus if you’re like me you can turn nearly anything into logic. Yes I know that I’m not loving my work and my boss is a overbearing but there could be another opportunity 4 months from now.

Many people find themselves torn when it comes to staying in the same place vs. making a change.

They know and feel deep down inside that something isn't right, and they struggle with taking a chance to actually make a change in their career.

Why do we fight what we know to be true in our core?

We see how others reach their goals and we think we must follow in their footsteps to reach the same success.

But, the truth is: we don't have to follow them.

If you want to take more control of your career or you are about to have an awkward conversation with your boss, this episode is for you.

 

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There’s never an ideal time to get laid off or completely change your career, but a professional setback might actually lead to a far better opportunity you’ve never considered before.

Melissa Shapiro was already contemplating a career change, but then was laid off before she could position herself for the next move. She discovered that evolving and adapting weren’t only important for success – it was absolutely necessary to move up in the professional world.  

Melissa took her new-found time and energy to focus on asking herself big questions that led to her successful career change.

 

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This might come as a bit of a shocker, but we don’t always post our job openings for our company.

[Gasp]

“I thought you were in HR for years, Scott. How could you?”

I was. I worked in many different companies and sectors. Government, Manufacturing, Fortune 500. I’ve been on all sides of the table too.

When a hiring manager has a need, they usually are doing their best to make sure they’ve got someone in mind already.

I saw with my own eyes each of those organizations also hired without posting publicly and hired outside of their “normal policies and procedures.”

Does this make them bad companies? No, I don’t think so. In fact, I think in some cases it might even make them more responsible!

But, all the situations that were “exceptions to the rule” (i.e. not posted) were either better jobs, higher paying than normal, or jobs created specifically with a person in mind.

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Let me ask you a question: When do you have the most power to negotiate?

Out of all the possible times, the very best time to negotiate your pay, job, terms or anything else is when you’re making a career change to a new company and new job. Specifically right after they’ve made you an offer.

Why is that?

Well, Let's talk about some truths from their perspective. Once you get to where they have given you an offer it is a big deal for you and for them. Very often they have spent a huge amount of time going through the process to decide they want you. That is an important factor. They are emotionally invested and have decided it's going to be you in the role, not someone else.

Depending on your level, they’ve likely had other people involved in the process and the probably had to have different approvals from their boss or finance or HR or the CEO. Someone else probably had to say yes or commit to you so they aren’t excited to change anytime soon. Because of that you have more power to negotiate than any other point in time.

Keep in mind this is only after they make an offer. None of this applies while they are considering it.

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Do you feel like you’re leaving your family behind while you try to gain success in your career?

Or maybe you feel stuck in your career because you’re trying to be there for your family?

Or maybe you feel like you can’t do either one well, but can’t find a way out?

Mike also felt that way.

But he found a few things that allowed him to create his dream career and spend quality time with his family. Today, he shares these secrets that are often overlooked (well, they’re only secret because they’re overlooked).

 

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Have you wondered how you can move from being a good job candidate to being a great candidate?

Have you identified your big “value-adds” from your past job experiences and how you can apply them to any industry?

Have you wondered how to open more doors of opportunity during informational interviews?

Several times over the past several months, we brought some past guests back onto the podcast to catch up with where they are now and how things have changed since we last had them on the podcast.

So this week, we are bringing Mike Bigelow back onto the podcast. Tomorrow, I’m going to share the recent conversation I had with him, where we explore how his life is going now that it’s been 2 years since his career change.

But to help us understand where he is now, today we’re going to hear Mike’s story from the last time he was on the show.

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I've been studying high performers and top performers for approaching 20 years now. Lots of things have surprised me about how top performers do things differently. But quite possibly the most surprising is how high performing people ask for help. It’s completely different than the average person. I found that most people don't think about this as a skill set. What I've learned though by studying top performers, there are actually very specific things that they do when they go to ask for help. I want to be able to teach you these to you so that you can be able to get the type of help that you need so I've created a formula with five very simple parts to show you how to do this and break it down. 

Before I show you those five key parts of how high performers ask for help, let me ask you a question: 

What do you think is the secret to why high performers get help so easily (and we enjoy helping them) and why it’s so painful to have to help many other people?

Is it that they are genetically endowed with likeability, or that we’re just biased as human beings to want to help people who are already doing well?

Maybe, but I don’t think so.

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What if you get rejected from what you thought was going to be your purpose? What if the work you thought would be meaningful isn’t?

When you get rejected from that - even just one rejection - you start to really question all of your skill sets and the journey that you've been on. 

If that’s you - you’re going to learn how to turn an end into a beginning of what’s next in your life.

 

Today’s conversation addresses this very common problem to help you move forward and take action.



To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

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