Are you searching for your next job, or are you seriously preparing for the next part of your career path?
There’s some very good news this year for finding a job. “eEmployers expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2013 than they did from the Class of 2012”, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey.
Companies are not just hiring bodies anymore that seem to fit and might move the needle. They are taking their time to find the very best skilled people with the best personalities for their culture, that also bring intangibles that are needed in today’s corporate culture and business world.
Imperative to your success in finding a job and attracting the companies you want to work for will be doing the research and preparing your resume and yourself for that process.
- What are your core skills, unique qualities and key accomplishments that match the jobs you are applying to?
- Have your resume professionally written.
- Have a professional headshot.
These 5 intangibles can brand you to stand out and be perceived as a premium.
Those that can adapt to personnel, policy and leadership change with a ‘can do’ attitude will be valuable assets to their work teams and workplace. Works Well With Others
Working together with people of differing generations, cultures and demographics is more and more important as our workplace becomes more culturally diverse. Your ‘human relations’ skills including developing rapport, listening, delegating with respect will be what makes you an important asset to any team.
Own your job and step up daily, instead of just showing up, will make you stand out. This is what the awesome program “Undercover Boss is all about. The employees they feature have a strong sense of personal pride and work ethic, regardless of work conditions and their personal lives. Multi-Tasker
Be willing to do more tasks, jobs and take on more responsibility than ever before. Expect it and get prepared for it.
Nothing is more magnetic and powerful than someone who is a bright spot in everyone’s day with a positive attitude of gratitude and willingness. Leave the personal, heavy stuff at home and come to work ready to greet colleagues and customers and make their day better.
What are the intangibles that you have that can make you stand out?
This post ran originally on The Personal Branding Blog.