The Winning Formula You Need For a New Job

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Now it’s time to perform a skills assessment and gap analysis on your product (you). Will my skills, background, education and expertise provide a competitive solution to the identified, goals, aspiration and “pain” of the company or organization? Am I considered the freshest and best in the marketplace? Would I be considered the indisputable candidate of choice? Will my past results, skills and background make me the indisputable candidate for a promotion, lateral promotion or exponential increase? Answering these questions should render a few areas that you can develop and/or enhance to make you the freshest and indisputable branded product that employers and or customers will reach to hire, invest exponentially in and promote.

The critical part of the formula to helping you develop and/or enhance your brand is to ensure you have a product (you) that is fresh, competitive and sought after. You can’t deal with pricing, placement or promotion until you have a fresh, relevant and competitive branded product (you) first. It’s often the missing link between ending unemployment and underemployment. Brown calls this part of the formula 1FP (Fresh Passion). So let’s look at the 1FP, as it’s the proven solution to developing, closing the gaps and enhancing your brand.

We have all been weathering an “economic tsunami” for the past several years, and although it appears the worst part of the storm is behind us, the seas have hardly calmed. The unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent for unemployment and around 18 percent for underemployed. Companies and organizations are still in pain (they want to deliver exponential growth to the top and bottom line), but they are only willing to invest in a fresh and proven branded product (YOU) with a track record of delivering results – if you are not in this category, you will not be the sought-after solution provider.

According to management expert and author Michael D. Brown, in today’s competitive, roller coaster world, you’re either a distinct and competitive brand or an extinct generic. In order to survive, prosper and achieve great success, you must become a distinct and competitive personal brand (yes, you need to become a personal brand). It is when you develop this brand that you will be able to deliver the experience that people are willing to invest the time and money it takes to recruit, hire, promote, train, and pay an employee in a high-skill, high-wage job.

There are still great opportunities for unemployed and underemployed individuals to improve their personal, professional and economic situation by mastering the formula, 4Ps + 3Ws + 1FP, and standing out. According to Brown, failing to master this formula will render you generic and receiving anemic to no attention, opportunities or investment. The proven formula to standing out and being the chosen solution provider is 4Ps + 3Ws + 1FP.


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