Looking for work? Underemployed? Graduating soon? Stuck in Transition?
Most people will have 7 to 10 to different jobs by the age of 38, according to a recent study by the Department of Labor.
Welcome to the New Normal. Unprepared?
CODE for Free Agents is designed to help you dramatically improve your value proposition to potential employers and clients.
CODE was developed and pioneered over the past 10 years by Elizabeth Allen, a nationally recognized expert in entrepreneurship. Her award-winning work has been celebrated by a national peer network of companies as a 'business best-practice" and a "revolutionary sales methodology" and has now been adapted for individuals - those among the millions faced with the unique challenge of reestablishing themselves as viable Free Agents who create their own Economy of One.
What will you learn?
-A step-by-step process that will help you effectively identify and explore your options. Looking for full-time employment is just one of many paths available to you.
-Strategic self-promotion, communication and networking skills. You will learn how to engage a straightforward methodology designed to take the guesswork out of the self-promotion "sales" process.
-Recapture confidence. You will learn 8 critical sets of questions that are deigned to empower you.
-Insight into the strategic mindset of those doing the hiring. Understand how employer priorities align with yours before you interview.
-Re-connect to passion, proficiency, and profitability. We will help you identify options that are best suited for your natural abilities and interests.
-Monitor progress. You will learn how to approach every networking event, job fair or interview with a focused plan.
-Achieve transparency. Communicate to others your progress so that the question of "what's your plan?" And "what have you been up to?" is easy to address.
-Go way beyond writing a resume and applying endlessly for every job you see, competing with thousands of others for a job that may not even exist. Instead, engage the market from a very different, targeted approach, utilizing your "personal brand" to get in front of decision-makers.
-Find support. This program is designed to re-energize you and jump-start your efforts, helping you more effectively engage immediately.
(This book is also available in standard and large print paperback online and at many retail outlets.)
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About the Author
Elizabeth is the creator and developer of CODE, a proprietary sales and marketing system that has transformed small- and mid-size companies nationwide. In development and test pilots for over ten years, CODE has transformed the sales process of dozens of companies across the United States. Her sales management systems are the subject of The Contractor's CODE for Marketing and Sales (2006) and The CODE for Sales: All Hands on Deck (2011).
Frequently asked to lecture, Elizabeth is a leading thought leader that delivers cutting edge insight and practical advice on how everyone throughout an organization can meaningfully participate and support the sales process. CODE relieves "Exhausted Rainmakers and Business Owners" from the endless task of having to drive business development. CODE creates a predictable customer pipeline that is not dependent upon the skills of any one individual. CODE delivers a sustainable exit strategy to business owners, while providing a system that will dramatically raise the performance and satisfaction of their organizational team.
During the economic downturn of the past several years, Elizabeth has devoted much of her time and effort toward helping the many unemployed "Free Agents" transition to a new "Economy of One." From her observation that "the only difference between an entrepreneur and someone unemployed is that one has decided that he or she has something to sell," she developed a new CODE program to teach Free Agents how to "think like an entrepreneur," whether they become an entrepreneur or end up finding a new job. She has taught and facilitated this course to a number of Free Agent groups. The program is documented in her recent book, The Economy of One: CODE for Free Agents (2011).
Elizabeth served as a facilitator for The Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac program and as a mentor for the University of Kansas MBA Graduates Program. Her unique expertise and experience has been highlighted in InfoWorld, Entrepreneur Magazine, Concrete Monthly, and on a nationally broadcast PBS special. She has been featured in cover stories in the Johnson County (Kansas) Business Times and the Kansas City Small Business Monthly.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great book if you are frustrated with the job market and need a new approach.
Elizabeth gives a highly organized plan for those of us who are in transition and she confirmed my suspicions about what the future of employment looks like. I'm already using her pipeline plan and so far it is working.