Be realistic about the hiring process
There can be many different ways you could try to enforce your own expectations onto the hiring process.
Hurry up and wait.
Do not tip your hand, the moment you give away your desperation or over eagerness it’s all over, can open, worms everywhere, crashed and burned, your hopes melt faster than the polar icecaps.
Mentally allow yourself enough time to find a new telecoms job or you will feel pressured and stressed, this takes the right attitude, planning and of course budgeting.
Don’t underestimate how hard the interview process is:
Beware of passing up roles by being too choosy, keep options open:
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This is how a typical executive job seeker generally starts:
Candidates who are this specific and demanding generally miss out on opportunities along the way.
After 6 months out of work the hardest to please Candidates generally come back to me humbled, running out of money, cap in hand for anything. I have even known people to take lesser jobs outside their sector. They will take absolutely anything.
The best stance here is to play the game, judge each role on it’s merits, to be open to anything initially. To speak with as many Companies as possible. Generally most Companies will tweak an opportunity for the right person, but to be in that position you need to have opened the door and peeked their interest first.
Don’t price yourself out of your own marketplace.
I can’t tell you how many times I have had to muffle my giggles when some-one states their salary expectations. There are shocking discrepancies between what different people doing the same job get paid. Some people are astonishingly underpaid whereas others seem to be on super inflated salaries.
It’s a war out there. No-one wants to be the hot potato executive job seeker no-one wants to work with. By adjusting your own expectations you can go into combat armed, prepared, ready to fight and win your dream job.