career growth comes from planting seeds
“I think I would like to set up a time to visit with you,” the message said. “I left my last company a few months ago and I might need your help.”
I looked back at the message string to see when I last sent this person a message. It was over a year ago!
It’s not unusual, actually. Every week there’s someone who responds after a few months or more. This man was a senior vice president of sales. Looked like he had a very successful career. But the last job had an end date shown on his profile and it was longer than a few months.
We visited. He became a client and things changed for the better for him. Good stuff.
The real takeaway here is about planting seeds. Every day my whole team plants seeds. We reach out with messaging to start conversations. Not every seed takes root right away. Some never do. But, over time the combination of elements will cause things to happen.
We teach our clients the same thing. Plant seeds every day. Lots of them. It will take time and nurturing before they sprout and produce something edible. But they do, season after season.
The old farmer knows. Walk the rows methodically. Plant your seeds and your career will grow.
About Endeavor Agency, Inc.
Endeavor Agency is the nation’s leading career agency for executives. Endeavor helps executives, physicians, and professionals find jobs. Our team prepares clients for interviews and our clients win job offers far more often. Endeavor helps clients negotiate better offers and employment contracts.