When you’re looking to secure your next role it’s an ideal opportunity to reflect and formalise what it is you really want and need before you start to submit applications.
What is your authentic self?
Begin by understanding what you enjoy, are at ease with communicating to others, are proud of, and wish to develop even further.
“If we can be true to our core values, we have a compass to guide us through life, and will never stray far from who we really are. But first we have to discover those basic values.”
We know we need to be flexible. However, being aware of, and listening to our core values, motivators and drivers – and knowing what we do well enables us to research more effectively and also to be ‘authentically on message’ at our job interviews.
When you’re communicating your value proposition – verbally or in writing if you come from a place of authenticity, it comes from the heart. You come across as more believable.
Combine that with ‘knowing the needs of the hiring manager’ and you’re not only well on the way to securing a new opportunity, but one that is truly rewarding.
When you’re qualifying and interviewing for your next role, come from a place of authenticity.
- Know your authentic self (Click here to read more about authenticity)
- Develop questions and be objective around the two-way needs of the opportunity (yours and hiring manager’s)
- Articulate clearly and succinctly authentic alignments during the authoring of your collateral – Cover Letter, CV.
- Weave with authenticity the two-way alignments into your interview questions and answers
- Be conscious of any deviation from your authentic self, and be prepared to act on it
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