This being a blog about job hunting, it seems obvious to note that most everything one does in a job hunt is all a sales effort, with the product being the job seeker. In classic marketing terms, this means optimizing the four P’s – Product, Placement, Price and Promotion. So I have to keep evaluating myself to see how I compare to the many other products on the market:
Product – Am I well-trained and current on technology and needed skills? Do I play well with others? Am I reliable? Am I the right mix of skills and experience for the job that needs to be done?
Placement – am I in the right location? Am I available when needed? Can companies find me when they are in the market for an employee? Am I easy to find?
Price – am I priced competitively, and/or do I provide good value? Am I a premium product that’s worth extra, or am I overpriced?
I’m still “for sale” but I think I’m a great value – hope some company picks me up soon!