Getting your game plan right!

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Getting your game plan right!

  1. 1. Getting your Game Plan right! CTSG December 3, 2012Retained Executive Search “WeRecruitment Outsourcing Speak Your Language” Leadership Consulting
  2. 2. Planning is essential• A goal without a plan is just a wish – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)• In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)• Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. – Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005) “We Speak Your Language”
  3. 3. What kind of game plan? “We Speak Your Language”
  4. 4. Keys to your Game Plan• What type of role am I pursuing?• Which firms would I like to work for?• Where would I like to work, geographically?• What are my most important factors? “We Speak Your Language”
  5. 5. What type of role am I pursuing?• Know what you want to do• Consider the matrix on the following page “We Speak Your Language”
  6. 6. What I do well What I don’t do wellWhat I likeWhat I don’t like “We Speak Your Language”
  7. 7. Your dreams“We Speak Your Language”
  8. 8. Which firms would I like to work for? • Industry types • Research – Where to look • Hoovers • LinkedIn • Wall Street Journal • Network “We Speak Your Language”
  9. 9. Where would I like to work, geographically?• The wider your net is cast, but better your chances• Is remote work a possibility?• Be flexible, but be honest “We Speak Your Language”
  10. 10. What are my most important factors? • Work type • Location • Flexibility • Career advancement • other “We Speak Your Language”
  11. 11. Execution• Once the plan is done, you have to implement it• “the best laid plans…”• Creativity can help “We Speak Your Language”
  12. 12. Innovation“We Speak Your Language”
  13. 13. Saying thank you• Once you have reached your goal be sure to thank those who helped – In person – Phone call – Hand written note “We Speak Your Language”
  14. 14. The value of Thanks“We Speak Your Language”
  15. 15. “We Speak Your Language”
  16. 16. Best Wishes! Dan Ryan Principal 615 202 0883 cell 615 656 3535 office Dan@Ryansc.net http://ryansc.net“We Speak Your Language”

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