Published on February 28, 2014
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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