I’m declaring this “Plan Your Job Hunt” week on Keppie Careers. Today – a checklist of ideas and resources to be sure you are on the right path. Stay tuned for some other creative planning ideas and exercises this week.
Can You Identify Your Single Greatest Accomplishment?
I’m working with a client whose documents include a note about a specific role that she performed in one of her positions. She indicates that this was “her single biggest professional accomplishment.” This led me to ask: How many of us can identify our single greatest professional accomplishment? Can you? What if someone asked you […]
The Behavioral Interview: Have STAR Job Stories to Share
Each week in BusinessWeek, Jack and Suzy Welch contribute a column.Â This week’s (April 7) column concerns questions for interviewing CEO candidates. While most of us will not interview for a CEO position, it is interesting to note the questions the Welches suggested.Â Some samples: In your career, what’s the best example of you anticipating […]
Discover Your Value Propositon – The Elevator Pitch, Part II
In a previous post, I outlined the importance of writing your value proposition or “elevator pitch.”Ã‚Â To recap, thisÃ‚Â is a short (30-second), prepared speech that addresses the questions, “Who are you?” and “What do you have to offer?” InÃ‚Â Part One, IÃ‚Â suggested writing down your top five work and personal accomplishments.Ã‚Â Now, think about what you […]
Discovering Your Value Proposition – The Elevator Pitch, Part I
Have you written your elevator pitch? Otherwise known as your value proposition or a personal infomercial, this is a brief (some say 2-minutes, I like 30 seconds) introduction to you with a focus on what you have to offer. Â This technique is used all of the time in sales and marketing, and since your job […]