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In the workforce these days, there are many, many bright and talented individuals that have skills, abilities, and experiences that are not readily seen. Thus preparing for your next chapter as a job hunter becomes mission critical.
A couple of ideas that I would like to share, most of which are considered "DUH" ideas, but nonetheless, are share worthy.
- Keep your eyes wide open while currently employed. New employers/hiring managers have ego's too. They love the idea of "stealing" talent from another organization, however, are not as boastful if they find a "stray".
- Research - Social media offers insights into organizations and leaders that 30 years ago were not as easily attained. Know who you are interviewing with and what that person focuses on. Understand and use jargon that are hot in your industry now.
- Plan your behavioral responses, based upon how you utilized your skills and abilities in situations you have been faced with. How did these contribute as successes and failures to your overall experience for the position.
- Share openly during the interview, but not too openly. You don't want to be perceived as condescending, individualistic, or hard to get a long with during the interview. Be able to share what you learned as a result of the situation you provided as an example. Negative situations are the best sharing opportunities as they demonstrate your ability to grow personally and professionally.
You are GREAT! Plan for where you want to be, not for where you are. Network, network, network! Doors will open, and you will be able to walk through them! Good Luck!!
Have a great week!