While career seekers routinely struggle with creating a powerful resume, a LinkedIn profile, and responding effectively to questions during interview, they often approach the process with a fundamental mental error. They seek a job when they should be seeking an opportunity to use their strengths. There are some key differences worth of discussion – and more important deserving of thoughtful consideration on the part of career seekers. RELATED: 7 Mistakes Job Seekers Make First of all, there are certainly situations where it’s perfectly OK to be “just looking for a job.” If you’re a 16 year old, your job experiences offer opportunities to discover your strengths and can influence your educational pursuits. In college, your full time career activity is your studies, but you may require a “job” to provide funds. Still at this point, you should have some sense of your strengths and make that at least a partial factor in the jobs you consider.
May 02, 2016