Let’s face it, job searching is tough.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent college grad, each job search has its challenges. Fortunately, our team of HR recruitment professionals is here to help ease your job search woes.
Before you hop on the internet and get “APPLY” click-happy, we want you to step back and take a look within. This isn’t a spiritual awakening kind of situation. All you need is a pen and paper (or computer).
Ready, set, reflect.
Jot down your strengths, skills, and interests. No one has to see this list, so it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Don’t over-think this! Often times, the first things that come to mind are the most reflective of the truth. Once you have these items written down, make a new section for your personal values. Take note of any values that align with or seem to drive the other categories you’ve defined.
Like a terribly thrown ball on third and long, you had to see where this conversation was headed. It’s time to write down at least one professional goal. This topic is one of the most common interview questions you will encounter. Prepare your goal(s) now rather than going into overtime without a game plan (sorry, we’re done with the sports puns). Consider the personal values and characteristics you have written down when you are goal setting.
You do you.
The time has come to send you out to search. You should have an understanding of who you are and what you want. Having a hard time weeding through the multitude of job openings? Just remember what my husband says each time I head to Target: stick to the list. You made that list of personal characteristics, values, and goals for a reason. When you are able to look past the jobs that don’t fit you and focus on the ones that actually do, you’re more likely to have a successful job hunt.
DID YOU KNOW? Employees at Great West work here for an average of 12 years. We’ll let you in on a not-so-secret secret: finding the right job fit isn’t a one-way transaction. As recruiters, we want to hire the right fit for the role and company, but we also want you to feel that the job and company are a good fit for you. Here’s to hoping the feelings are mutual!
Job searching is hard work, but hopefully if you approach it with a solid understanding of self, you will find the opportunity that is right for you.
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This blog post created by Megan L., Talent Acquisition Specialist at Great West Casualty Company.
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