How often have you not replied to an email and when you finally came back to it, you ended up writing far more than you would have done, had you simply replied right away? This used to happen to me…
I have been working recently with a number of coaching clients who are looking for new roles. In some cases they are looking within their current company and in others, they have left and are seeking new opportunities. The singular hallmark of those who do well, is what I call engagement.
Engagement describes those who actively reach out to others, set up meetings and informational coffees, go to events and conferences. When they do this, they meet other people, have further conversations, get new ideas and connections to pursue. They place more calls, read up on new ideas and do more research. Then the dots start to connect, the path forward becomes a little clearer, some paths are ruled out.
Sometimes it’s hard. Calls or emails aren’t returned. People don’t respond with enthusiasm. But my most successful clients keep at it. The more engaged they are, the more momentum they create, and that momentum results in decisions and great offers for new roles.
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