Andrew came to SCC to help him set a long term strategy for his career. He had a very good job, but was not comfortable with the way the company was moving, saw limited upward mobility, and potential reductions in the scope of his role (and therefore compensation). Taking a very pro-active stance, rather than wait for the other shoe to drop and HAVE to look for work, Andrew engaged SC&C and worked diligently with his Campaign Director from the very beginning of his job search effort and particularly focused on discussion about where his highest and best use might be.
He had extensive experience in the banking sector, but did not see any hope for a move due to the tremendous contraction of the banking industry. On top of that, he wanted to relocate to a new geographic area where the economy was weaker than where he had been. The most important aspect of Andrew’s campaign was the defining of his “brand.” He did a lot of things well, but because he could easily come across as a generalist, he did not see that he was not clearly communicating his strongest attributes.
Working with his coach, Andrew went through the process like a little kid in a candy factory: everything was an opportunity to learn – about himself, a new way of thinking how he communicates his value, and definitely a new way of opening doors to conversations by leveraging relationships.
In addition to filing applications with a number of companies, Andrew networked his way into a banking operation in the Southwest that was in the midst of expanding on a solid initial footprint and needed Andrew’s expertise to complete their growth objectives.
As so often happens, when Andrew’s current employer learned about his intent to move on, they were anxious to give him what he wanted to stay on board. Based on assessing the pros and cons with his coach of each situation, it was quickly clear that the new opportunity provided so much more for him in potential compensation, desired location, and ability to grow over time with the new company. He accepted the position and will be reviewing his new position with his coach after about 90 days to determine the next step in his career planning.