William Tate is the president of HR Plus, a company that exhibited at the recent Society for Human Resource Management’s National conference, which provides employment and background screening for employers that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. He says today’s job seekers do need to “go guerrilla and creatively energize their search for a job.”
Here are Tate’s suggestions for job seekers who want to be sure to land a position that may become their true calling:
Know what you want.
Tate quotes Shakespeare’s Hamlet and advises job seekers, “To thine own self be true.” He notes: “It’s so important to be true to yourself and loyal to your own interests.” If you know what you want, are able to express yourself and your unique talents, and you understand how your skills fit into your target employer’s needs, your search will be much more successful.
Tate advises: “Engage in a self-skill assessment. Taking the time to go through all of your work-related abilities and talents and ascertain the level of skill and talent you have (For example: writing, public speaking, spreadsheet work, team building, managing people, etc.). Determine how motivated you are to use each of these abilities and skills. Match your findings against what would make you happy and fulfilled every day in a career.”
Identify the right type of employer.
Study company culture.
Don’t be complacent.
Don’t become a stalker.
Offer a trial run.Â
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