E6S-148 Marc Miller - Too Much Turkey, Boomers!

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Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 148, how to avoid being a career turkey with author and self-proclaimed 6-time career turkey, Marc Miller.  If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes.  It's easy.  Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done!  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-148 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes



I            Marc Miller Biography,

Marc Miller is the founder of Career Pivot which helps Baby Boomers design careers they can grow into for the next 30 years. Marc authored the book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers published in January 2013. He also authored the book Personal Branding for Baby Boomers: What it is, How to Manage It and Why It’s No Longer Optional in September 2015. He has been featured on Forbes.com, US News and World Report, CBS Money-Watch and PBS’ Next Avenue. Career Pivot was selected for the Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career. Marc has made six career pivots himself, serving in several positions at IBM in addition to working at two successful Austin, Texas startups, teaching math in an inner-city high school and working for a local non-profit. Learn more about Marc and Career Pivot by visiting the Career Pivot Blog or follow Marc on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn

II         Promoting:

a.       Repurpose Your Career podcast : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/repurpose-your-career/id1170333446?mt=2

b.      Books:

i.      Repurpose Your Career - A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life - release in early 2017.

ii.      Personal Branding for Baby Boomers – What It Is, How to Manage It, and Why It’s No Longer Optional 

iii.      Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers 

iv.      Website and blog -->  Career Pivot Blog and Career Pivot Website

v.      Free Resources -https://careerpivot.com/e6s-methods

III      Your audience is project based (PM, IT, Eng. ...). They need to understand they cannot be a Turkey.

a.       What's a Turkey and how do you become one in life?

i.      Read this post to understand the Turkey metaphor https://careerpivot.com/2016/your-career-turkey-perspective/

ii.      It is the story of being aware of what's next, what do I enjoy, and where is my industry headed. For example, when I worked for IBM in late 1992, I was a turkey. It was safe. I was paid a lot of money. January of 1993 IBM nearly declared bankruptcy, full employment policy ended, and layoffs ensued. If you worked for Enron in early 2001, you were a Turkey. Need I say more. If you worked in the oil industry 2-3 years ago, you were a Turkey....

IV      Let's Talk about Risk. You say playing it safe is the new risky.

a.       What sort of risks might I be exposed to given the below information? Where are my potential blind spots?

i.      approaching 40 years old - married with 3 daughters tween and up.

ii.      employed as internal management consultant, coach and trainer

iii.      Work peers roughly 15-20 years older than me

iv.      Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Background working in Telecom industry

v.      Been laid off before. Currently seeing layoffs around me among an aged demographic.

V         Can you talk a bit about your "Targeted Job Search Program?"

a.       In this context what does it mean to ask for A-I-R, and how can this approach be leveraged?

VI      What specifically can my audience take away as a result of your message (2-3 actions)?

a.       Be self aware and appropriately brand yourself. If you do not do this someone will do it for you.

b.      Plan for what's next. If you do not, you will be a Turkey.

c.       Always have a Plan B. Develop it now.

Free career resources: https://careerpivot.com/e6s-methods  

Outro: Thanks for listening to episode 148 of the E6S-Methods podcast.  Stay tuned for episode 149, Design for Customer Experience, recorded live at the Northeast Quality Council 61st annual conference.  Don't forget to click "like" or "dislike" for this episode in the show notes. Tap-click-done!  If you have a question, comment or advice, leave a note in the comments section or contact us directly. Feel free to email me "Aaron", aaron@e6s-methods.com, or on our website, we reply to all messages.  If you heard something you like, then Clammr and share it.  Don't forget you can find notes and graphics for all shows and more at www.E6S-Methods.com. "Journey Through Success. If you're not climbing up, you're falling down."    Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes


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