The Challenge

Changing industries can often be difficult and the client was a 23-year veteran of his particular industry. There is often a false perception in the marketplace that leaders, after a period of time, are not able to learn new ways of doing things or new products. Additionally, the client had a network of contacts almost exclusively in his old industry which were not initially helpful as he focused on his job search.

The Solution

Working through the principles and proven lessons touted in the book LANDED! Proven Job Search Strategies for Today’s Professional by Randy Hain, Serviam Career worked with this client for a little over six months to help him reinvent and repackage his skills and experiences for new industries and companies. A combination of one-on-one coaching sessions, LinkedIn strategy tutorials, role playing conversations and active introductions to the Serviam Career network of business leaders provided the client with effective ways to explain his considerable value to hiring executives and make the critical leap out of his old industry into a new one.

The Results

The client landed a new role as SVP of Operations for a national logistics company which valued his leadership experience and ability to work with their major clients. The transition to a new industry with an exciting new role was exactly what the client was seeking. The outplacement assignment was completed within the timeframe specified by the client’s former company.

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Client:
Senior Executive Seeking New Industry

Key Objective:
Reinvent and Repackage Professional skills

Service Offering:
Serviam Career