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Betting You Didn’t Learn These Job Seeking Skills In College?

Posted on December 19, 2018 under Sales 101, Thoughts for the Week.

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Even with the unemployment figure at the lowest level in decades, on any given day, there are tens of thousands of recent college graduates and  job seekers in general, going about the ‘business’ of changing or starting a career.

And most of them are using the skills they’ve been rewarded for in the past:

Writing applications

Being judged on visible metrics

Showing up at the official (placement) office

Doing well on the assignments

Paying attention to deadlines (but waiting until the last minute)

Getting picked

Fitting in

The thing is, whether you’re a newly graduating senior (with lots of student debt) or a middle-aged, experienced worker looking for a new job, what the folks making the hiring decisions really want to know is:

Can you show me a history of generous, talented, extraordinary side projects?

Have you ever been so passionate about your work that you’ve gone in through the side door?

Are you an expert at something that actually generates value?

Have you connected with leaders in the field in moments when you weren’t actually looking for a job?

Does your reputation speak for itself?

Where online can I see the trail of magic you regularly create?`

My guess is that very few of you have ever even cogitated on these questions, much less tried to answer them (?).  Maybe now is the time to start?

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Craig J. McConnell

(Continuing to) Make Sales People Memorable


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