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This is a complete guide to making long lasting connections and getting the jobs and opportunities of your dreams

This is a complete guide to making long lasting connections and getting the jobs and opportunities of your dreams


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  • 1. How to get Noticed, Hired, or just about Anything Else You Want Driving innovation with Connectional Intelligence erica@ericadhawan.com @edhawan ericadhawan.com 1
  • 2. 2 Why you need this book You are not getting the job interviews you want People are not responding to your emails Your network is not working for you You feel like you are wasting your talents on mindless work After reading, you’ll be able to Establish a strategy to get more job offers Blow your boss’s mind with your potential Build a network of long-lasting, powerful connections Take action with the Get Noticed Workbook
  • 3. 3 Table of Contents Six Ways to Get Noticed 5 Eight Ways To Get Hired 12 Three Ways To Get Anything Else You Want 21 Take Action 26
  • 4. This eBook is For Professionals Liberators Innovators Entrepreneurs Corporate Leaders Forty-Hour-Work-Week Employees This is an invitation to get noticed in your career and get anything you want. 4
  • 5. 6 ways to get Noticed 5
  • 6. 6 When you meet someone, focus on how you can support them  Getting a business card or becoming a LinkedIn contact doesn’t get you noticed. Asking the right questions and providing high value does. 1 Look for ways to provide value instead of focusing on the outcome. Don’t wait to establish relationships until you need something. Turn the switch on how you build powerful networks.
  • 7. 7 Stop Comparing Yourself to Others When you compare yourself to others, you lose; you dampen your light and fail to show your own strengths. Comparison drains your creative potential. 2 Think about what makes you so excited that you can barely stand it. Go DO that.
  • 8. Don’t Make Excuses that You are “Too Busy” 3 There isn’t enough time to go to the gym, cook, meet with friends, start a new project, and read a book. Life is not about time, but rather about commitment, connection to outrage, hope, and a belief that your leadership will lead to real change.   Commitment > Time “Am I spending my time and energy connecting with the values that inspire me to act?” Keep asking yourself 8
  • 9. 9 Make Good Use of Your Energy 4 Time is constant; you can’t manage it. But you can manage your energy. Sometimes, saying “no” is actually part of serving both someone else and yourself. Don’t waste your energy - you can’t afford to.
  • 10. 10 Commit to your Greatness 5It’s time to realize that you don’t need to be perfect. If you want to dream, innovate, and develop world-changing ideas, you need to live your experiments out day by day. That's how we improve - in small, daily increments.
  • 11. Start with Your Story 6Your story evokes values and creates a connection with others that builds a real relationship. It is critical to overcome feelings of being judged, of being different, in order to tell your personal story. It’s natural to feel afraid of being honest about your life story, afraid of what others will think. But fear is a product of mind, a fantasy that grips and destroys. You can conquer your mind’s habit of creating fear. Don’t think: “People won’t care about my story or values” 11
  • 12. 8 ways to get Hired 12
  • 13. 13 At First,Balance Passion and Skill 1 Beginning [Passion + Skill] It’s easy to end up working at what we do best rather than what we love to do. The best is often to find a mix of both at the beginning and transition over time into what we love most. Future [Passion + Success]
  • 14. Show why you matter 2This is the difference between two people with the same resume: One gets hired because they better show why they matter—whether it’s with a C-level exec, a leading expert or a young entrepreneur. Everyone is busy and wants to have conversations that matter with people who matter, like you. 14
  • 15. 15 Surround yourself with people who you want to be 3 You are most like the 5 people you spend the most time with Choose Wisely Raise the bar and build your networks with others who are living purposeful, inspired lives.
  • 16. 16 Write an Email people will read 4Avoid starting with “How are you?” People are busy—start with a brief sentence outlining who you are and why you're writing. Save the niceties for when you meet or exchange more messages. Ask the question you want to ask “Let me know if you have time” VS "Can we meet for 15 minutes over coffee in the next two weeks?" Be direct with your introduction One-size-fits-all three-sentence bio VS One-sentence, results-focused description about what you have to offer, catered to the recipient. Ask what you can offer in return A LinkedIn testimonial, a tweet, a blog post, time to chat about their idea, an introduction.
  • 17. 17 Make your own luck 5 Making your own luck is about reaching out and connecting when it matters most. If you are told no, make it happen anyway. Dig deeper than face value. Use creative ways to connect with and help others.
  • 18. 18 Differentiate private and public relationships 6 Have a framework of understanding that a public relationship is not one where you seek love and acceptance. Be extra intentional with public relationships, like the one you have with your boss. Don’t leave space for confusion about your role or mission.
  • 19. 19   Get a commitment 7Commitment comes from allowing people to access their own experience. Stop asking for favors, ask for commitments. Commitment Confidence Clear goals Empowerment Common purpose Favor Low engagement One time only Payback Guilt VS
  • 20. Know others for who they are 8The key to strong relationships is getting to know people, and then trusting them to be who they are...instead of who you want them to be. Let people be the best version of themselves, not your version of them. 20
  • 21. 3 ways to get just about Anything You Want 21
  • 22. 22 Have Fun 1First Figure out what you want. Then Have fun with it! When you do get noticed, hired or anything you want, ask informed, thoughtful questions and others will remember you. Don’t forget to have fun with it. People want to be around those who love what they do.
  • 23. 23 Do meaningful work 2 Most research has shown that extrinsic rewards (i.e. pay for performance) distort results, whereas intrinsic rewards enhance performance.
  • 24. 24 Make the most of your day 3Set up your calls and meetings only 2 days a week, if you can. Use the rest of the week for projects that matter most to you. Have less meetings. Meetings don't make decisions, leaders make decisions. When you have less meetings, more work gets done. Follow the 7pm rule. Why do we work past 7pm? We make rules to have lunch and shower, so when did it become optional to go home at 7pm - it’s the end of the day! Take the time you need to recharge and you'll produce better work. Schedule hours per day for various tasks. Set a scheduled time each day for the work that matters most. Plan everything else around that precious time. Owning your time is about making time for the work that matters.
  • 25. Top 10 ways to get noticed, hired, and just about anything you want 1. Reach out and connect in a meaningful way. 2. Stop comparing yourself to others. 3. Overcome feelings of shame and fear to tell your personal story. 4. Be honest about what you are hoping to get out of a conversation, no matter who you’re talking with. 5. Surround yourself with people who you want to be. 6. Get a commitment from others, not a favor. 7. Trust others to be who they are, not who you want them to be. 8. Find a way to support somebody in exchange for their time and attention. 9. Don’t worry about what others have; start with what you need. 10. Make the most of your day. 25
  • 26. 26 Want to get in ACTION? Download the FREE Get Noticed Workbook with free tools and exercises at ericadhawan.com/ getnoticedworkbook
  • 27. To learn more about Erica Dhawan Group’s leadership consulting, innovation training and keynote speaking, visit ericadhawan.com This eBook made in collaboration with April Anderson, Evann Clingan and Nicole Granet. Erica Dhawan is the CEO of Erica Dhawan Group, a globally recognized leadership firm teaching companies and leaders to drive elite performance, improve innovation across generations and cultures, capitalize on the expertise of emerging talent, and prepare the global workforce for the future. Check out the Connectional Intelligence™ methodology here. erica@ericadhawan.com @edhawan facebook.com/EricaDhawan 27