Robin Kessler - Competency Speaker and HR Consultant

Ready, set, get hired

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

This is worth paying attention to:  The National Association for Business Economics said the hiring outlook for the next six months is at a 12-year high. The source? An online article that came out today at cnnmoney.com.  If you read and listen, it is starting to look like most of the experts think the job market is going to be much better in 2011.

What should you be doing? Motivational speaker Wayne Dyer has a great quote:  Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.

It is time to get ready…so that when the job market in your area or in your field starts to be more open, you are positioned for the right opportunities.  When the hiring outlook is at a 12-year high, we all need to be ready to capitalize on it.

If you want to be ready for your own miracle……..

  1. Develop a stronger competency-based resume that provides evidence that you have been successful in  key competency areas the employer cares about.
  2. Think about how to identify and explain your own competency-based accomplishment statements to help you get ready for a competency-based interview  (Remember to include situation/task, action, and result in your answers to competency-based interview questions).
  3. Network now so that your network is in place when you really need it. Make a commitment to develop a stronger network for the future.
  4. Have a good professional presence on LinkedIn and other social media sites.
  5. Consider getting a coach to work with you, especially if you are not a strong communicator or cannot do a good job of advocating for yourself at this time.

During the last 2 1/2 years, many people have gone through periods of unemployment or have felt trapped in jobs that are not ideal.  Because better economic times do not last forever, you need to be prepared for the next really good opportunity. Just being willing isn’t enough…most miracles take some work. Getting a really good job always takes some effort and being savvy enough to maximize your chance to get an offer.

Don’t let yourself miss this coming moment. It would truly be a shame.

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