I’m sorry to hear this, Abbe, but thanks
for sharing your story — which I’m sure will benefit others
who face similar circumstances. The past two recessions (2000
and 2008) were brutal for knowledge professionals, and there’s
little reason to think that this one — which in some
industries is expected to last through 2024 — will be much
As with all job searches, the most
important thing — and often the hardest to stay focused on —
is that it’s not primarily about you, your needs and
ambitions, and your skills and qualifications — but rather
about your client, her needs, and her organization’s needs.
When I have searched for hires, it has often struck me how
little effort they have put into researching my organization
and envisioning my needs — and how they could help me.
For me, this simple (but significant) extra
effort – whether or not completely accurate -- typically made
the difference between someone I would hire, and the others
who “needed this job.”
Hope this helps,
Hello all, I'm reaching out to the group
for advice and counsel. I've been looking for a Knowledge
Manager position, either in Atlanta, GA or remote, for over a
year now. I've had several interviews, culminating in my most
recent two-week, six interview process that did not lead to an
offer. Due to the potential legal risk (I believe) it's very
difficult to get feedback from hiring organizations in seeking
to make myself a better candidate.
I started the KM practice in an IT/Engineering division of
WarnerMedia, and have created an online KM portfolio of
articles and resources that I can share with recruiters and
hiring managers. So, I'm calling upon the collective wisdom
of the SIKM group! Are you still finding the job market
difficult to navigate, or are you finding that more and more
companies are (at last) beginning to realize the need for KM
as a "need to" rather than a "nice to" have?
I've also attached my resumé (it's one that I tweak depending
on the job focus, but its basics remain the same) in the hope
that other SIKM members can provide comments and suggestions.
And if you hear of an open position, please feel free to
connect with me on LinkedIn or at
Thanks in advance, Abbe