This is Part 2 of a Three Part Series on Career Search Frustration. In this series, we will focus on the frustrations, the roadblocks and the pitfalls of the circus that is the corporate hiring process. If you find your head nodding up and down as you read any of these articles, perhaps it is time to set up an introductory conversation with FranCoach to learn how we can help.
With each passing year it seems the career search process becomes more painful for the seeker. The advent of technology has made even the most successful professional reduced to nothing more than a few keywords. The screening software programs essentially only allow a resume through to a human if the words on the resume exactly match the words on the job description. This means that even if your background is a great fit for the job you might still never get your resume in front of a human – let alone have a good ole’ fashioned conversation with one – all because of the wrong keyword.
Application after application this scenario plays out until finally someone wants to talk to you. The job looks like it might be the one and of course you nail the interview…the job offer is not far behind. Right? A few days later the phone rings with what you are certain is the offer only to be told the company hired someone else. The reason? You have too much experience and/or are over-qualified.
So now what?
You realize you were tired of that industry anyway and maybe it is time for a change. The search now starts focusing on other industries. These are industries you have always thought seemed interesting and industries your skills will transfer to nicely. Or so you think. After a few weeks of submitting your resume to the black hole of HR software you again get a human to talk to show interest. This results in a chance to meet in person and of course another interview nailed. The optimism is high despite what happened the last time. Then the call. The company has again chosen someone else. The reason? You don’t have the experience in this industry and they hired someone who does.
This is where we find most of our clients. The old industry doesn’t appreciate your successful experience and new industries don’t see how the skills will transfer thus leaving you firmly planted in a major career crossroads.
The frustration from people who have heard this is palpable. Some, at this point, have had enough and seek another route. These people seek the chance to be in control of their career and life through franchise ownership. Unlike the corporate world, franchises are looking for TALENT, not x number of years of industry experience.
This is where FranCoach can help. We work with clients to determine their ideal owner role, business model, and key intangibles and then match them with the franchise that looks for an owner just like them.
If it is time to hop off the corporate carousel, then let’s set up a brief conversation to see if this is the time to explore franchise ownership. Industry experience not required.