Often, people are uncomfortable about selling let alone selling themselves, in a job hunting situation, to someone they don’t know. Funnily, some of the worst offenders are sales and marketing people who have no problem selling cars, cereal or cool things that you didn’t need or want! So what’s the answer. Treat yourself like a product. Read More
Category Archives: Outsiders on the Inside
We think that our careers are all about action and especially doing things while we are awake. Of course interviewing and networking are better when you conscious there are lots of things that you can do to have a great career while you’re asleep.
Let’s look at the top ten interviewing questions. I’ll use examples based on Pat.
Pat is an administrative assistant. Unlike her colleagues she has lived abroad, loves foreign cultures, and regularly travels. This sometimes makes her feel like an outsider. Pat is an excellent worker and these differences have never got in the way of doing the job.
Reproduced with permission from Outsiders On The Inside: How to create a winning career…even when you don’t fit in! Career Press Find out more and read 3 chapters free
1. “Tell me about yourself…”
Find Your Release in Relocation
Sometimes when you don’t like your job the answer may not be to find a different job but to find a different location. Sometimes a different way of life, pace of work or culture can be a real boost for your career. Read More
If you’re job-hunting what can you learn from the 2010 Election Results? Read More
Limiting Beliefs about Self Employment
Many people, outsiders especially who already doubt their abilities, buy into common misconceptions about running a business or being freelance — especially compared with having a job which is something most people know a lot more about. Read More
Promotion is about how people get to know about you. The foundation of promotion is having a brand. When we market our outsider qualities we need to know what key concept we embody. You can establish your personal brand by using four Personal Brand Strategies.
Four Principles for Gaining Self Acceptance:
Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. We can criticize ourselves more than our harshest critics. Acceptance helps to clear the mind and make space for a new job.
Excerpt from my new book: Outsiders On The Inside: How To Create A Winning Career Even When You Don’t Fit In! Career Press Reproduced with Permission
- · Stop the chatter
- · We are all the same
- · Give and receive
- · True passion
I read an article that says that Muslim discrimination was on the rise for job hunters. It reminded me of a time I worked with a fantastic guy who was an engineer. Read More