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Use what you know to land your next job

Use what you know to land your next job

Ramona was looking for her first CEO role.

In our sessions, she asked great questions, did the work and managed to transition industries and earn the title of Chief Executive Officer.


She did what she does best. She used the business skills and acumen she already possessed.

Specifically, she:

๐Ÿ‘‰ managed her network and leveraged her reputation
๐Ÿ‘‰ designed a strategy and a plan for each aspect of her job search
๐Ÿ‘‰ clarified her value and her offering
๐Ÿ‘‰ designed key messages for the employer she was pursuing
๐Ÿ‘‰ expanded her network in advantageous directions
๐Ÿ‘‰ dug deep into interview preparation that made her a shoo-in

Like Ramona, you have a unique skill set that you value and that is valuable to others.

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ ๐ˆ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฃ๐จ๐›?

For example, marketing professionals apply marketing skills to their job search. They might imagine themselves as a brand, a product or service and the employer as a consumer. They apply what they know about marketing to their job search.

Other examples:

โ–บย  Politicians leverage their expansive networks
โ–บย  Financial professionals – their attention to detail and accuracy
โ–บย  Physiotherapists – their abilities to diagnose and rehab/solve patient issues
โ–บย  Teachers – their ability to clearly communicate and make things easily understood
โ–บย  ย Military leaders – their ability to provide leadership through the harshest of conditions
โ–บย  Engineers – their ability to design solutions regardless of seemingly insurmountable challenges

Evaluate your current skill set.

Related Categories: Client Story, Job Search, Networking

About The Author
Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.

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