John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
If you had a client who told you that he wanted to transition his business at some point in the future, you would probably recommend that he begin thinking about steps he might take to maximize value at that future time.
So, why is it that most valuation professionals don’t do this for themselves in their own careers?
Just as your client thinks there’s no advantage to reaching out to you until he’s actually ready to take some action, you may think there’s no advantage to talking to a recruiter until you’re ready to make a move. Both of you would be wrong.
It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday, everyday of being a business valuation professional. The path you’re on may feel like a very comfortable one. What you may not realize, however, is that it might not lead you where you eventually want to go. Just as your client may need to take additional steps to increase the value of his business, you may need to take other steps to increase your own value.
You may have your sights set on a particular career target that looks attractive to you. What you may not be able to see is what it takes to get there, or any downside of reaching that target. At the same time, wouldn’t it be comforting to know that you were making smart choices for yourself?
If the recruiter(s) you’re talking to can’t give you an informed perspective on your career options, or want to talk to you only if you want to make job change now, maybe it’s time to talk to us.