Well, in my last post I talked about having passion for what you do in life, and I was able to this yesterday on the weekly radio program ìCareer Straight Talkî. For those of you that called in … and the many more that listened… I hope youíll be able to apply some nugget of the program to your career!
No doubt the focus was passion, and it is for all I do – how about you? As we focus on the job search, this is key! But most folks donít get it, job seekers and employers alike. But the great news is, once someone does get it, they have set themselves, or their organization apart, and above the rest!
Let me also step out and put this out there. You need to be communicating that passion even as early as the “pre-interview” stage. By doing so will yield you very positive results.
Long gone are the days of hiring of the “quota system” – some of you can remember back in then. Where because of someoneís color or heritage, they were hired into a position. I can tell you as a former hiring manager, I was looking for the most qualified person for the job – based on their natural talents and gifts they brought to the table. I was not going after a particular group, but looking for the best person overall.
Take this thought to your search. In your interaction with your next potential employer, are they able to “see and hear” that you are the best person for the job? Have you given them solid reasons why they should do so? Remember itís up to you to make that connection!