I wonder why there is no Jerry Maquire equivalent in business. You know – the kind of person who works as a business persons agent / manager – represents you and NOT the company you are seeking to join.
Wouldn’t that be powerful ?
Interim agencies are the closest that come to my mind – but it still doesn’t do it for me.
More discussion as part of my ‘Future of Work’ threads running through this blog, but for now – here is the 50,000 foot view:
Musicians, actors, sports people – essentially the people that ‘entertain’ us – are really the only professions that have professional representation – managers, agents etc – that is a negotiator / business person that acts on your behalf in working with entities that seek that individual’s services.
And I am not talking about head hunting / recruiting – they are paid for by the hiring body – and so at the end of the day are representing the best interests of that entity.
Is this another job that will emerge as humanity moves more and more into a portfolio life style of work ? #seriousquestion