At our last meeting, towards the end of our time, we hit on the concept of who is our customer in our job search. This may seem a bit confusing as we are looking for a job placement. Let me see if I can clarify the thoughts and by doing so, help you see your job search in a bit of a different light.
We spend time understanding our transferable skills. We look for specific jobs that call for those skills. This process tends to funnel us into job openings which are very similar to the jobs we have had in our past work history. How about considering, instead of jobs, clients and customers who need those skills. If we can discover businesses that need the skills we have, we then can examine the job openings in those businesses for a position were we can serve them well with our skill set. Once we have found these "clients" who need our skills, we can drill down to the jobs that are attractive to us.
Folks who are capable of "seeing" these relationships are often successful in securing new and more demanding positions, with competitive pay and benefits. So, spend some time reflecting on the "clients" who could take advantage of the transferable skills you control.
Information presented in this blog come from a cross section of our team members and staff.