One of the greatest laws guiding effectiveness is to begin with the end in mind. In other words, if we start everything we do (including a job search) with a clear and correct picture of where we are headed, we are more likely to get to our objective.
As a recruiter, one of the major limitations I have discovered for most people looking for jobs is the fact that they have a wrong objective and almost never get the job they desire.
Most of them are looking for a company that will pay them a monthly salary, give them a place to go on a daily basis and allow them to feel like a part of an organization. Very few of them are out to look for a job that will allow them solve problems for an organization. What they fail to realize is that jobs are primarily created to solve problems within organizations. If jobseekers will begin to think like problem solvers, they will be more effective in their job search.
As a recruiter, it is very amusing hearing a great number jobseekers (during interviews) spending the opportunity they have saying everything except how they can help the company solve problems.
Jobseekers who do not have a problem-solver mentality tend to apply for just about any job that comes their way, and more often than not, they do not even get called for an interview.
Some of them even get so desperate that if their sad face does not seem to get the attention of the recruiter, they go the extra mile to ‘beg’ them.
However, people who get employed in organizations have been simply identified by recruiters as being able to add value to their organization because they have something to offer.
It therefore means that the more jobseekers are able to identify what they have to offer, be it, skills, relevant experience, education/qualifications, the more they are likely to get employed.
My question to you today is this:
“What do you have to offer? Which organization can you offer what you have as a solution to their challenges?”