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Horrible – I am overqualified

Posted by jjerlich on 20. September 2017

I have been reading from, working with, coaching and support highly qualified people with the skills our businesses need.

At the same time companies claim that they do not find the skills they need.

Something is seriously wrong!

Here is an article from a highly creative person, powerful and driven – I want to share with you today.

TEAMHUMAN

What do you do when you are overqualified?

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My story starts with my 5-year search for my dream job. Before starting my narrative, I will provide you with a key piece of information: I have a 5-year gap in my professional career during which I was a flight attendant

How terrible !!!! How can someone change their career path for 5 years to see something else and then come back to the real “professional world”?

At the time, call me naïve; I had no idea that most of the people I would meet would put me in a box, i.e. the “Air Hostess” box, which is so hard to escape. At this point, I feel that it is important for me to provide some perspective to this “most terrible of professions” … being a flight attendant.

It is one of the hardest jobs in the world! You are permanently tired because of the shifts, working on planes is physically exhausting, you have to look good and represent the values of the airline brand at all times. But worst of all, you need to be polite and serve thousands of passengers every month, regardless of their moods, which you can believe me, is often bad. Air travel today is a far cry from the luxurious experience it once was. So, believe me when I tell you that being a flight attendant teaches you customer service on steroids.

After a long period of intensive job searching, finally someone saw my potential, gave me a chance and hired me. I was fortunate, it was a good job and I learnt a lot. Things were moving pretty fast and quite nicely, until the day the company decided to relocate abroad, and sadly, I had to move on.

Since then, I have been doing gazillion interviews … for zero outcome. I have received offers, but they weren’t what I expected.

For 90% of recruiters, the questions were not very original and focused on the following point: how come you became a flight attendant (I didn’t know I had to explain myself so extensively on this matter), and obviously the answer to my explanation was: “well… you don’t have enough experience in your field of expertise and activity! Really??? 5 years out of a 15-year career were putting my professional fate in the balance?

Being seriously downhearted about the lack of progress vis-à-vis job searching, the day finally arrived: I hired a headhunter, I paid a fair amount of money to help me understand what’s wrong with me, my CV, my positioning. The professional analysis that was made on my CV, career, employment track, studies was a surprise to say the least and was quite unexpected.

She simply told me: “You are overqualified! I don’t think even I can imagine the face I made when I answered “WHAT?”

She then explained to me the simple facts of my CV: “You have enough studies to be in different sectors, you are driven, hands on and quite a personality, most of the jobs out there, they demand character and creativity, but in reality, what they really want is someone that sticks to this “bloody” predefined (easy-to-categorize) box and doesn’t seek to get out of it. Your crime is that you did”.

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Liberate Failure

Posted by jjerlich on 9. September 2017

This is the time to start thinking BIGGER about your brand and business. There is no a better time than to start NOW.

I know, it’s NOT simple to grow your business now. Yes, I agree. While technology has actually made it EASIER to grow your business, the downside is that it’s actually become more COMPLEX ! Not complex to get going, but complex to navigate through what you REALLY need to do.  There are no proven formulas and recipies that guarantee success, as promised in a myriad of programs, webinars, workshops and articles published and spread all over the Internet.

Only 10% of Business Owners study their entrepreneurial capacities AFTER a BUSINESS FAILURE.

Source: Global Failure Index

The Industry Rockstar Business Mentorship is a place where best-practices and failure alike are shared between business owners from all around the globe. With the result that you will find your specifc pathway that works for you and your specific business, based on the proven strategies for growth.

I spoke with Alessia Minkus and what she thinks about failure:

 

 

The business owner network and program created by Kane and Alessia are priceless.

Do not wait for change, take action and check out how the program fits your needs – I bet it will – register for the two full hours program preview to learn about their knowledge and systems for growing your business, income and influence, at no financial cost to you.

This is your opportunity to meet the Industry Rockstar team:

Munich
Monday 11. Sept 2017 at 12:30 and 18:30

Salzburg
Tuesday 12. Sept 2017 at 12:30 and 18:30

Vienna
Wednesday 13. Sept 2017 at 12:30 and 18:30

Register here for free!

  Registration Germany   Registration Austria

You’ll learn amazing stuff!

LINKS

www.kaneandalessia.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

#liberatefailure #FUN.Basel @fuckupnights #fuckupnights

Global Failure Index

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Wishing you inspiring conversations

Posted by jjerlich on 28. May 2017

I remember my first trip to Sweden, excited to meet the Scandinavian community of high class educators: IT educators at schools and universities crossing all knowledge levels and ages learning about cutting edge technology for our (increasingly) smart societies.

goodVibes Stockholm

I very much enjoyed the vibrant climate and inspirational conversations with nice, competent and young students as well as their teachers. I would go again any time.

The coming days Kane Minkus is coming your way,

Har du koll på Kane?

This foto shows Kane the way I know him: open, direct, full of humor and respectful and in this combination a very inspiring and motivating individual.

He helps business owner and want-to-be business owners to

  • become clear about what they are best at,
  • become more visible and credible,
  • build their personal brand
  • … ultimately grow their businesses and themselves.

It is great to work with him, not only inspired me but catapulted me to a new point in life. I am happy that you have the chance to personally meet him next week as well.

You will find more details when you check out the registration page for his FREE event below.

Will I meet you in the Community of Holistic Entrepreneurs and Business Owners?

Here are the dates and times – just click on the pic or your city and sign up for the FREE event.

Clicking on the below schedule will also take you to the registration form.

Kane in Scandinavia

All the best

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

More about my experience with #kaneandalessia

 

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One of a Kind Expert

Posted by jjerlich on 4. May 2017

It was about a year ago that I first met Kane Minkus in a short introduction event in Basel. As a digital expert I always remember where I got to know about the event – I clicked on a Linkedin ad. Really good that Linkedin knew I was in Basel at that time. 🙂

Jutta Jerlich and Kevin Harrington

Long story short:
Since the first time I spoke to Kane a year ago lots of changes happened. First of all personal development led me to take decisions differently. Most of all the incredible network and people I am now connected and collaborate with.

… No, it is not just about taking fotos with famous people – here I am with Kevin Harrington, the guy from the US Television  Show Shark Tank. I did have the opportunity to speak with Kevin in person and enjoyed meeting him.

I want to express my joy that I know Kane and Alessia who you will get to meet if you join them at the next upcoming “Start At The Top” program.

Yes, they are coming again to Switzerland and Yeah !! Germany & Austria as well. Here are the dates and time – just click on the pic or your city and sign up for the FREE event.

It is so much worth your time and it will change your life.

Dates to join Kane Minkus SATT

A little MORE about Kane

Kane & the Industry Rockstar team have been teaching the worlds brightest business owners how to really make a difference and create a legacy in their industry.

With 30 years old he had launched over 24 different companies, taking 5 of them to multi million dollar and multi international success. Learning a few things from a guy like that is an opportunity you should not let pass by.

At the same time he stayed a person you can talk to – it is so much fun to see him on stage and work with him.

Will I meet you in the Industry Rockstar Community of Holistic Entrepreneurs and Business Owners soon?

All the best

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

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Creativity Engineering: Ambitious Start

Posted by jjerlich on 27. October 2016

Actually a very Ambitious Start

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This photo is dedicated to Group 14 which is investigating Life on Mars – Let us know if you want to join this experiment!

 

Happy to welcome all participants who pitched their ideas and founded 27 teams around creative projects and ideas they were carrying in their hearts and minds.

The team casting was a marathon!

I especially want to thank the teams that have a higher number than 15. You have real stamina and stayed until the end. THANK YOU!

Welcome back to G22 Rent-an-App – happy to see that you can take the time now to work on this great concept.

yupG01 Communication Net
G02 Viso
G03 Chair Gadget
G04 No Name
G05 Misquito Laser
G06 Fridge Controller
G07 Cook Together App
G08 Autonomous Car-Sharing
G09 Hearing Aid
G10 DroneZone
G11 UmSha
G12 Technical Circus
G13 Future Shopping
G14 Life on Mars
G15 Foldable Balkony
G16 Power Highway
G17 Future House
G18 Labtastic
G19 Smart Parking
G20 FreeSpace
students_klG21 Life Detector
G22 Rent-an-App
G23 Section Control
G24 RoboGuide
G25 LockLight
G26 Food Preservation
G27 Car-Sharing App

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Special THANKS to my mother for being my strong pillar in registering all teams correctly

 

LINKS

Read more about Creativity Engineering

www.techimpuls.net

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From a match to the lantern

Posted by juttajerlich on 30. August 2016

Where did the quest take you?

Here is how the story started:
It started with a match …
It started with a match … Part II

Stunned at my success at truing a match into 59 francs I called in to what would be my last transaction. I was running out of time. It was another gift shop with lost of items that looked more expensive than they were. The assistant and I hated and started to select what might be a good trade.

We both know that the retail price is no where near the acquisition price so I thought I was on to a good thing, that is until the owner came back in. At first she, the owner, was somewhat shocked at my proposition but rapport is a beautiful thing.

Remember I am in Zurich and to start with this lady wouldn’t open up in English. with a bit of banter, and pointing out that I am only doing what one of her posters on the wall was saying …

”If you don’t ask for what you want, you won’t get it”,

we became friend in trading. The big challenge here, for me, was she didn’t rate the price tag on the fake lavender. She told me in fact that the quaintly was awful (not her word obviously) and not worth anything other. That said I now believe this to have been a savvy negotiating tactic as I walked out of this shop with a proper gift.

A beach style lantern complete with candle and a price tag of 94 francs.

From a single valueless match to a lantern priced at 94 franc in just over an hour.

So, what can I learn from this?

  • in any negotiation make sure you are talking to the budget holder
  • in any negotiation the other person is always negotiating too
  • build rapport and keep it building politeness and humour go a long way
  • value and price are not always related

 

CREDITS

Thanks to Martin Daubney for sharing his learning experience
www.inspirecoaching.com

Martin is a successful Executive Coach with many years of experience working with large corporations and Small Business Owners. He helps leaders to overcome limitations to their growth.

“Liberating potential & creating edge both exemplified through encouraging of people to step outside their comfort zone and then in coaching to help them deliver.”

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

 

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It started with a … match

Posted by juttajerlich on 28. August 2016

How did the quest continue?

Here is how the story started:
It started with a match …

On the quest to understand what value is:

Martin 2

Over the road was a small independent florist. My strategy, as it emerged was to target business owners rather than franchises or chain shops. On the way in I noticed some small plants outside for between 12 and 18 francs.

A birthday card for a small plant? Now that has to be a good deal (for me). It was nice and cool inside but as I entered I noticed the 4 women who worked inside, and fortunately one of them was the business owner. She patiently listened to my story, delighted in my feature and benefit sale of the new and unused birthday card, revelled in the banter and did the deal on a real lavender plant. Onwards and upwards.

Success breads success and bored with my own I entered a gift shop that had a sale on. This time the owner was not in the shop and would be away some time. However, on hearing the story it was clear the two ladies in this shop wanted to help.

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It started with a … match

Posted by juttajerlich on 24. August 2016

Learning is great. In fact learning is a life time task. There are some things you can only learn by doing. Good education and training focus on exactly that.

Here is a story from a challenge participants were given in the worldclass mentorship programIndustry Rockstar – to really understand how negotiating for value makes you feel.

This is how it works:
You start with a match and go out on the streets, in stores or wherever you desire to exchange that match for something of higher value. After that you do the same with the object you got. And you keep on going for a certain amount of time. Or until you decide to stop.

Martin Match

From a match to a lantern … Creating Value.

There is an old expression where I come from, and you may have something similar where you are. It’s something about knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Surely it would be better to understand or see the value despite the cost? And does the price tag indicate the value? Probably not in my recent experience.

Anyway … what is value?

A few days ago in Zurich I found myself in a group of 30 started with a match in my hands.

It was actually a very small match and intrinsically held no value at all, unless it was the last match held by Winston Churchill as he was about to light his last cigar. Then suddenly the value of the match increases, for some people and so it goes.

Sadly, my little match had no such provenance. It was just a match that I was challenged to generate some value with or from.

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