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Build on Strengths and Get Hired

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Job Search Workshop

Job Search Workshop


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Getting hired involves three things daily. 

1.a positive attitude moves your forward

2. appropriate clothing / builds confidence 

3. time management skills / shows up in your every action

These three area should top your list of strengths. For these three areas are either you strengths or your weaknesses. Don't expect to get hired until you are prepared to display strengths that shows you as the right person for the job. 

Everyone has strengths and everyone has weaknesses. Identify your skills based on strengths and avoid as many weaknesses a possible. Make a list of weaknesses and strengths. In the areas of strengths, based on the job you desire, communicate your strengths in 1) actions 2)words and 3) written form. Where your strengths are is where you want to job search.

Focus on current skills / strengths that frames you as the right person for the job. Some of your weaknesses will come up in an interview. Be prepared with an answer that pivots the conversation back to your strengths. 

Everyone has weaknesses. Active job search time is not the time to repair weaknesses. Focus on selling your brand. Even your credentials will come after you sell yourself to the interviewer. Time is never on the side of job searchers. Being jobless amounts to you needing to spend time doing job search, not time involved in repairing weaknesses nor spending time involved in training. The job search goal is to get hired. If you need a job now, then do job search now. If you can get training and won't have financial issues, then by all means take this time to improve your skills. Knowing how to use a computer for job search speeds up the hiring process. Your strengths should cause you to step our of your comfort zone.