What do you do for your professional relocation?
Think about it, but don’t be too quick to answer. The truth is that there are a lot of people who, like you, dispute a space in the market.
Whether the unemployment rate increases, dissatisfaction with the current job or other factors, millions of Brazilians are fighting for a new career opportunity.
So, let’s go back to the initial question: what has been your strategy of relocation in the job market?
It is with this provocation that we begin today’s article.
Regardless of what motivates you to seek a professional replacement, this period of career transition is marked by complicated feelings.
There is doubt, anguish, anxiety and even fear of the future. It is common to be unsure of not knowing exactly what to do first and which steps to follow. Will it be necessary to use professional relocation companies?
Who knows how to look for career coaching?
Or even take short executive courses to improve skills such as leadership and personal marketing?
In fact, there are many people who get lost on this path for lack of proper guidance.
The desperation to “shoot everywhere” can also be a trap for candidates.
Therefore, it is undeniable that acting strategically is always the best solution in the business world.
Planning, focus, dedication and professional qualification are prerequisites for those looking for a new opportunity.
But where to start? Who should I turn to? What steps should I follow?
If any of these questions are currently on your mind, this article is just for you.
From now on, we will see all the information to be successful in the challenge of relocation in the market and reach the long-awaited vacancy.
At the end of the reading, you will know everything you need to better manage your career and earn your place in the sun.
These are the topics we will cover today:
- What is a professional relocation?
- Why do people seek a professional replacement?
- 13 tips for your professional replacement
- Continuing Education: Postgraduate and MBA
- FIA Social Capexecutive Program
What is a professional relocation?
Professional relocation is an individual strategy whose actions aim at winning a new job in the labor market.
It is a process through which people of the most varied expertise seek space to occupy positions in different segments of the economy.
We can even say that the professional relocation is democratic since it can demand effort from both executives and low-educated workers.
Despite the undeniable particularities of each scenario, the challenge is similar: to stand out from the competitors and be the one chosen to ascend to the desired position.
In many situations, professional relocation is also a service offered in the form of consultancy.
They are companies or freelancers who provide this type of assistance in career transition and search for job opportunities.
During your search, you may also have come across the term outplacement.
In this case, we are talking about the professional relocation service offered to the worker by the company that fired him.
It is, therefore, a way to “humanize” the employee’s dismissal from his staff.
Another interesting term related to relocation is a headhunter.
This is how talent hunters are known, hired by companies to locate candidates on the market with a specific profile to fill a specific vacancy.
Also, to avoid any confusion, it is worth making an observation here.
If you are an executive looking for a new job, you may even be able to use a headhunter for this, but he will be the one to locate you if your resume matches the demand you have.
That is, you don’t hire a headhunter to put yourself back on the market, although you can benefit from it.
So, either you have the outplacement support of the old company, or you seek the help of a company specialized in professional relocation, or you go alone, by other means, looking for opportunities.
How the relocation service works
When hiring a professional replacement service, you are advised for the career transition, which occurs in a personalized way.
The process is usually consistent and assertive, as it is done according to your profile.
Basically, a strategic plan is set up with a specific objective and actions directed towards its realization.
Your interests are considered, of course, but the chosen company can align expectations if it identifies another direction more suited to your profile.
Do not think that this stage of your professional life can be summed up just by writing a good resume and being prepared for job interviews.
Professional relocation goes far beyond that.
It is a kind of enterprise, of managing your career.
Throughout this process, you will be accompanied, but the main person responsible for your own success will not be your consultant.
Repositioning begins with your own motivation.
So take the reins of your professional future.
Why do people seek a professional replacement?
A professional can resort to relocation for different reasons. Initially, we will mention some of them and then bring more details.
- Searching for new career challenges
- Professional dissatisfaction (salary or problems with managers)
- Change of city
- Too many trips
- Desire for professional advancement.
Starting with unemployment, this is likely to be the main reason for seeking space in the labor market, at least for the general population.
So much so that, according to the latest data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), more than 13 million people experience this unpleasant situation in the country.
In fact, 61% of them accept a lower salary to return to the market, according to this survey by SPC Brasil and the National Confederation of Shopkeepers (CNDL).
On the other hand, among executives, we can risk that the other related reasons are just as or more impactful for the search for professional replacement.
Or would you say now that you are happy with the current moment in your career?
Could you say that you’ve already accomplished everything you wanted for her?
Difficult, isn’t it?
That is why many are those who wish to ascend to management positions, seek new challenges or even find an environment with more quality of life at work.
Regardless of the situation, you are in, the important thing is to know that this is a time for action.
There is no time to waste, as the market is increasingly demanding.
On the other hand, haste exposes your vulnerabilities as a candidate.
The first step is, with caution and planning, to recognize and understand that you need expert help to optimize your job search and reduce your time outside the job market.
But at that time, be careful.
You must research before hiring a career consultant or a company.
There is a need for your choice to be recognized for its seriousness, suitability and results achieved.
The second step is to prepare yourself very well to complete all the steps that will make you stand out among so many candidates.
Don’t you know how?
In the topic below, we will go further with several tips for your professional replacement.
13 tips for your professional relocation
There is no recipe for success that guarantees your space in the labor market, in the position you want so much, with the desired salary and benefits.
If so, there wouldn’t be so many competitors competing with you, would there?
But don’t get discouraged.
Check out the tips we have prepared to be increasingly prepared and close to your goal.
1. Executive education for a good career transition
Keeping up to date is a basic premise in today’s corporate market.
Information circulates faster and faster and is accompanied by changes, adjustments and improvements in careers.
To meet this growing demand, there are many executive education courses on the market.
Sought by managers, they expand and hone their skills.
It is an expansion of the horizon, in a strategic way, so that these professionals are more and more qualified and prepared for the demands and challenges that lie ahead.
2. Good executives don’t stop studying
A good executive must continually invest in his studies.
It is no wonder that he is a highly sought after professional and has great responsibilities.
To do this, you need to seek improvement in several skills: understand leadership, management, finance, deeply know the company’s business, know how to negotiate and always be aware of opportunities.
Continuing education is the secret to the success of the best professionals.
You must always have an open mind.
Are you willing to invest in your career?
3. You can teach (and learn) leadership
Leadership is a process, continuous work.
And as such, demands recycling and learning.
Therefore, it is perfectly possible to teach (and learn) leadership.
There is no lack of courses on the market for executives to develop skills and competences that make them better prepared.
See some of those considered essential for professional qualification:
- Ability to influence and lead a team
- Magnetism (you are who you attract)
If you are a manager or this is your quest, be aware and invest in its development.
Leading is always a challenge.
But you can beat it.
4. Personal marketing makes the difference
In today’s corporate environment, it is no use just being a good professional with an enviable background.
You need to stand out from the crowd.
But how can you do that?
Exploring personal marketing is a tool that makes all the difference. Initially, understand that you are your own company.
So, create your own brand.
“This practice is called branding”, as headhunter Marco Mariaca explains in his book Erre Mais! (Editora Campos / Elsevier).
As a next step, develop strategies so that you have visibility and influence.
Show your skills, competencies and differentials. Be a proactive person, respected, admired and interesting.
Some personal characteristics are highly valued in the corporate world. Allow contractors and headhunters to find out more about them.
5. Look for networking and exchange of experiences
Always maintain the relationship with people who add to your career.
In addition to face-to-face courses, in which you have the opportunity to relate personally, social networks can also help in this process.
But which one?
As you know, today, companies have used several communication tools.
Therefore, having an updated profile on LinkedIn is essential. But don’t stop there. It is worth paying attention to opportunities and job vacancies on Facebook, WhatsApp groups and Instagram posts.
Just don’t forget that social networks are made for interaction.
So, interact assertively, on time, with common sense above all.
Exchange experiences, ask for tips, ask questions, talk to interesting people. Be open to this world of information and its infinite possibilities.
6. Be positive
The professional relocation process, by itself, can be exhausting and painful.
Therefore, there is no point in planning strategic planning if you are not positive.
Then you need to raise your head and see all the opportunities that are available in the market. Be willing and focused.
Check it out:
“Resignation can offer fantastic opportunities for those who have courage, sensitivity and an open vision for the new”, highlights headhunter Marco Mariaca in his aforementioned book.
7. Define your goals
What do you most want for the career sequence? This is not always an obvious answer.
The new job needs to be up to your dreams and according to your planning.
You must also be happy, doing what you like, agree?
Then, prepare a list of what you hope to find in your future company. Define a search strategy that has to do with your profile.
List your strengths and weaknesses and know where you want to go.
8. Keep your resume up to date
The curriculum is your business card.
It must be impeccable, updated and optimized.
Tip: put your results in it.
What difference did you make in the companies where you worked? What were the goals achieved? What problems did you face and what solution did you find?
This type of information is an important differentiator for you to be recognized.
Show that you are the solution that the company seeks to solve a clear need for it.
9. Organize your personal finances
It is important to prepare for a possible tightening moment and its consequences.
Review your budget spreadsheets, cut unnecessary expenses and adopt conscious consumption at home.
Poor financial planning can affect your psychological.
And you need to be well to go through this period of uncertainty.
Plan the investment you need for courses and updates.
10. Map vacancies
Do not get desperate to apply for the largest number of vacancies, including those that do not have your profile.
You need to look for offers that match your skills and experience.
Meanwhile, do temporary work, why not? This is a good opportunity that can earn you a contract.
In addition to not standing still, you feel more motivated and increase your network of relationships.
11. Be prepared for an interview
How to act in a job interview?
Basically, you need to be provided with information about the company.
There is nothing worse than a candidate who has no knowledge of the business of the company where he wishes to work.
Also, work to your full potential to communicate well in the interview with the recruiter.
And don’t forget to trust your potential to convey that feeling during the conversation.
12. Look for career coaching
Career coaching is a professional who can support and guide, through tools and an action plan, to achieve your goal.
It helps to identify what you want, what your skills are and where you want to be in the near future.
It can be of great value to those who still find themselves in the midst of a series of vagueness.
13. There are several options for relocating executives
There is a range of opportunities for your professional growth as an executive looking for a new job.
Bet on your training to achieve the desired result.
After all, in times of crisis, your qualification is your biggest differential.
You can choose any of the options below according to what you need most at the moment or your profile.
What are you looking for?
Continuing education is one of the gateways to the labor market.
Many courses available meet the demands of companies today.
It is worth researching what you need most today.
Postgraduate and MBA
A Datafolha survey released at the end of 2017 on the Folha de S.Paulo website found that only 1 in 3 leaders in the Brazilian productive sector took a postgraduate course.
It is a low number, as it concerns a strategic position in companies.
This is important information for you to now think about investing in a postgraduate or MBA.
The executive MBA is the course aimed at experienced professionals who seek to improve themselves to occupy a prominent position.
What is best for you?
Reflect and look for the best solution for your training.
FIA Social Capexecutive Program
Did you know that FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração) has a project, totally free, called CapExecutivo, with the purpose of training unemployed executives?
It is 252 class hours over two semesters.
The average use is over 75%.
This is also an excellent opportunity for you.
There is no doubt that the search for highly qualified professionals is the reality of the current job market.
After all, there is no shortage of candidates.
As we emphasized in this article, you need to be very well prepared to take the next career step.
No consulting company or self-employed professional will be able to work well with your replacement if you don’t keep up, keep your networking active and be increasingly qualified for the desired position.
Furthermore, the more competitive you are, the more confident you will be.
As Peter Drucker would say, “results are obtained by exploring opportunities, not by solving problems”.
Armed with information, now you can put your career management strategies into practice.
Make a difference in the market.
Work hard for this, every day, without losing focus, that the results will come.
And always study, because knowledge is our most powerful weapon.