164. How to be an outsider and job-hunt successfully: An interview with Joe Mullings, Chairman and CEO of The Mullings Group

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Transfer your skills, work for startups

Joe Mullings was the perfect guest to discuss how to win as an outsider when applying for jobs and planning your career. We discussed how professionals can transition into MedTech, health sciences, and startups. We also discussed the growing trend of interim work and how professionals can safely transition to gig work, with Joe providing several excellent examples that I am sure will clarify the importance of keeping this alternative way of working in the pipeline, especially as we reach our 50s and 60s. And we finished our chat discussing the importance of LinkedIn for career progression, and Joe shared his interesting 3-prone strategy on how to use LinkedIn to improve reputation and reach. In his words, "think of LinkedIn as a learning platform, not a job or career platform."

About our guest, Joe Mullings

Joe Mullings is the Chairman & CEO of The Mullings Group Companies, including TMG Search, Dragonfly Stories, and TMG360 Media. The search firm is responsible for more than 8,000 successful searches in the Medtech / health tech/life sciences industry, with clients ranging from multi-billion-dollar companies to emerging tech startups worldwide. Dragonfly Stories, which produces attention and awareness campaigns for companies globally, is the media production company behind the Award-Winning video docu-series, "TrueFuture," of which Joe is the host. TMG360 Media utilizes the power "f media and"outreach in MedTech / health tech to move businesses and health forward. You can learn more about Joe on LinkedIn.


03:15 - How did Joe Mulling's career go from engineering to recruitment

05:20 - Joe Mulling Mulling'snefit of working in the MedTech and health sciences industries

07:46 - Examples of skills that are easy to transfer to MedTech and Health industries

11:03 - The importance of outsiders and diversity hiring for research and innovation

13:22 - How to transition from a corporate to a startup environment

16:37 - Who made decisions for startups?

21:22 - Joe Mulling's predictions of interim work

30:20 - How to adMulling'sterim work and manage the risks 

33:22 - Job market trends to keep in mind for 2023

37:42 - What is different in the recruitment industry since the pandemic?

39:46 - The 4-Day WorkWeek

41:39 - Joe Mullings' LinkedIn strategy: Humming, singing, and shouting on LinkedIn

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