The next chapter in my career – a profile of the ideal job and company
Below I have drawn up a picture of the competencies that represent me the most, and describes where I add the most value to the companies I work for. I have taken off-set in the experiences and competencies I have built-up throughout my career, feedback from colleagues, as well as my personal wishes and goals for my next job.
One thing that is representative for my entire career is that I have always started up new ventures, business areas, organizations and products in companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Hasbro and more.
My latest start-up was Dynamics Mobile in Microsoft where I managed to get funding and support directly from Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) and established “a company within the company” driving all elements necessary to successfully run a software company operating globally.
From 360°-analyzes made by colleagues and managers of me in IBM and Microsoft, I have learnt that I possess unique skills within innovation, entrepreneurship and people management. I have spent the last few years identifying and enhancing these skills which are:
·Innovation and Entrepreneurship – I have a big entrepreneurial gene and a great desire to start up new ventures. I see opportunities rather than limitations and constantly think “out-of-the-box”
·People Management with Passion and Spirit – I lead and communicate “through my heart” and by this create high performing teams with a unique team spirit. This make my employees “go the extra mile” and dare “go to the edge”
·Energy and Drive – I go all the way from idea/vision to product/release and at the same time ensure delivery at the right time and in the right quality
·Courage and Determination – I walk through ”fire” for the things (and persons) I believe in and this opens up for opportunities that would otherwise not be available
In order to maximize the value of my competencies I see my experiences and skills best used in roles such as CEO / General Manager in a small / mid-sized company (start-up or existing) or as Vice President/Senior Director in a large international company.
The ideal company to me is one that:
·has an informal, open minded work environment, with room for fun
·focuses on professionalism, competence and quality in everything they do
·has a product / service offering I can relate to and in which I see opportunities
·empowers me to make the necessary decisions and do the right things
Since I have been successful at working in different industries and as my competencies are not industry specific I am confident that I can add value to most industries.