number of people currently seeking jobs outnumbers the jobs that
is: FOCUS. Focus on what makes you unique.
is to identify your top
five strengths – the five areas in which you excel.
· Technical Skills: The skills and experiences you have that would be required for the type of job you are seeking. For instance, an IT job would focus on programs, languages, platforms, etc.
· Transferable Skills: Those skills you can take with you to any job. Examples of transferable skills include communication and interpersonal skills, time-management and project-management skills, the ability to build strong relationships, or the ability to influence others.
· Positive Traits: What makes you unique? Maybe you never miss deadlines, are willing to do above and beyond what is asked, or perhaps you have a great attitude. Don't dismiss these traits--many people have been fired for negative personal traits rather than for lack of knowledge or ability.
have identified your five strengths, list them out with some
of when those strengths have helped you achieve results on the
essential that you can not only identify your strengths, but
provide examples and stories of times when you demonstrated
exercise, don't limit yourself to geographical location. Look at
you apply for a position, it will be invaluable for you to know
what they are looking for. This exercise will help you see how
you are and what you should focus on.