Job Search Focus for Success: Know What You Do NOT Want in a Job

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Published on February 28, 2014

Author: aadler

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Rather than start with what you do want in a future executive position, a different tactic may be to identify all of the functions you definitely do not want in a future position. Thus, your job search excludes all of the elements of a job that you do not want to have.

In this employment economy, there is no be-all, know-all, do-all executive. While you need to be flexible about the work you will take on and certainly expand your role once you are in a position, you will not be interviewed, much less be selected for hire, if your unique selling proposition is that you can do anything. Learn how to create effective parameters that efficiently focus your job search.

Job Search Focus for Success: Know What You Do NOT Want in a Job Amy L. Adler CEO

There is No Be-All, Know-All, Do-All Executive • While you need to be flexible about the work you will take on, you will not be interviewed if your unique selling proposition is that you can do anything. • Learn how to create effective parameters that efficiently focus your job search. Image courtesy of artur84 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com

The Venn Diagram • The Venn diagram has three or four overlapping circles that identify sets of elements. • Some elements are in all sets, and some are in just one. • Think about your potential future jobs like these overlapping circles. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com

Think About Your Potential Future Positions • Are the positions you have chosen very much alike? • If so, your circles overlap significantly. • If they do not overlap, then you have a complex process of elimination before you. – You need to identify exactly what you do not want in a position. – These roles are ones you can eliminate. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com

Your Potential Future Positions • Are all of these ideal for you? • Do they overlap? • By how much? • The less they overlap, the more pruning you have to do to home in on your perfect role. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com

Pruning Roles • Determine which of the remaining job characteristics, perhaps the ones that fall into two job types, you can cut from will become your short list. • You should have a tightly nested or overlapping set of circles representing a very sharply focused set of job titles. Image courtesy of thawats / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com

With Your Renewed Focus • You can now write an executive resume and craft an executive job search that positions you 100% to one target. • The benefits of this approach are many – You will be able to market yourself so compellingly for specific job functions in specific industries/company types/geographies, and so on. – A future hiring leader cannot help but recognize the solution to his problems in your candidacy. Image courtesy of Stock.xchng / XXX http://www.fivestrengths.com

Need to know more about focusing your job search? • Five Strengths can help. Image courtesy of jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com

Face Your Career Change Fear Get your complimentary copy of “3 Simple Steps to Clear Your Career Change Fear” Amy L. Adler, CEO (801) 810-5627 Toll-Free (800) 590-2377 http://www.fivestrengths.com

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