Unfair! Your experience’s holding you back, in corporate.
Let’s fix this.
If you are like many corporate professionals, you spent your life honing your career skills and investing in training and advanced degrees. You worked long hours for advancement, endured business travel, office politics, and commuted hours of your life.
Often at the expense of family time, kids events, vacations, physical health, mental health, perhaps even your relationship with your spouse…
And just so you could climb the corporate ladder!
That’s the ticket. Right? Make your resume irresistible and you’ll never have a problem finding a job.
But then, this happens…
Once our career reaches its peak, finding a new job becomes increasingly harder.
Instead of having promising positions line up before we even quit our current one, and being pursued by headhunters, it now takes us months to find one that fits…
And that’s when we are told politely that we are over-qualified, too much of a generalist…which we know is legally safe in avoiding lawsuits for:
Too old…Too expensive… Not flexible enough… Not hungry enough… Not humble enough.
This is when we are tempted to swallow our pride… and rationalize accepting a lesser position… for now.
Which doesn’t work either…
Because, employers know that we would be biding our time until something better shows up, so they don’t even hire us for lesser positions.
Here is what you do in any business if your market doesn’t appreciate you… You CHANGE YOUR AUDIENCE.
Seek a better audience for your talents than corporate can appreciate and be willing to pay. Create your own company by capitalizing on your well-rounded, generalist, seasoned, and vast experience and maturity. Let the free-market recognize your value.
A job where your great knowledge makes you best positioned to succeed. And, here is your new title:
CEO, business owner, founder of XYZ company…that you own. If you start the right business for you… the sky is the limit.
According to research from MIT Sloan School of Management: “The highest success rates in entrepreneurship come from founders in middle age and beyond.”
They found that when in business, age and experience predicts success in the opposite way of a corporate job.
It finally makes sense. Your great experience and skills are most likely to pay off, as an entrepreneur not as an employee.
Change your audience…
As a bonus, you are not just creating a job via business ownership. It is also an investment from which you can cash-in, when ready to retire, whether you launch a new business, buy one, or develop a turnkey concept.
Let’s fix this and talk further… Remember: Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, according to Albert Einstein.
If you notice that your job opportunities are not as plentiful or as exciting as they once were, redirect your search. If you read the writing on the wall of your future career, preempt and prepare for your new and fun upcoming chapter: Your new career as an entrepreneur.
How to break free from corporate and be your own boss I invite you to examine 5 steps to starting a new entrepreneurial career…so that you can break free from corporate. Join me on my upcoming free webinar.
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