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Unemployed Clients - Teaching Job Seeking Skills
In the last section we discussed the first three of the six reasons your client may be hired or not hired from a perspective job. These three reasons we discussed were presentation, ability, and dependability.
In this section we will continue our discussion of the six reasons your client can be hired or screened out from a perspective job. We will focus on the last three which are motivation, attitude, and network. If you recall these reasons spell out the acronym PADMAN.
If you recall from the last track, Chad was looking to change careers after he was down sized from his job as an assembly line tire builder. He was focusing on getting a job in car sales do to his hobby in this area since high school.
Have you found like I it is important that your client shows their interviewer that they understand the job they are interviewing for? The main question the employer will probably be thinking about to assess motivation is "Will your clients actions and goals promote my company and its goals?" Often, this is the most difficult for clients to get into their mindset, because it is natural to focus on their own goals or what your client thinks the goals of the interviewer or companyshould be.
I stated to Chad that in order to assess the specific motivation of the company or companies he is interested in, he should look at the following five resources:
Chad then asked me, "How do I know the type of attitude the company is looking for?"
I then stated to Chad, "First of all, it is important to show the employer your outlook on work. They will probably ask you questions about stressful work scenarios to see how you react. These stressful situations may create fear that can express itself through anger, desperation, depression, and so on. Expressing a positive attitude may make the employer more willing to overlook other weaknesses because if a person has a right attitude then the employer can teach the skills you need."
While different employers might be looking for different attitudes, here are eight of the top attitudes that I have found that most employers look for. I shared these eight attitudes with Chad:
To help Chad with his network, I encouraged him to look at his online presence. I stated to Chad, "It is important to try and separate your personal and professional lives." Here are three steps I went over with Chad to establish a good online presence:
To help Chad with his network, I encouraged him to look for connections he has with companies he is interested in or who he might be interested in knowing. Chad mentioned his two friends that suggested to him to go into auto sales. He told me, "They are two people that are hard workers in the field and they both work for well-known car companies."
In this section we continued our discussion of the six reasons your client can be hired or screened out from a perspective job. We focused on the last three reasons which are motivation, attitude, and network.
Regarding motivation, it may be helpful for your client to use one or more of the following resources to gain a better understanding of the company’s motivation: review the company’s website and their mission statement, talk with staff and customers, search the Internet, contact the company’s HR department, and get in contact with the manager to hear his or her goals and mission for the company.
Regarding attitude, I share with my clients the following eight attitudes that are universal attitudes employers will probably be looking for: positive confidence; strong work ethic; willingness to do the extra and stay until the job is done; flexibility and the willingness to cope with change; genuine interest in the industry, company, or work; the ability to show respect and get along with others; willingness to do what is asked of you; and commitment to continuous improvement.
Regarding network, the three steps you can go over with your client to establish a good online presence are control who has access to your online information; don’t connect with potential employers if the site contains information that might be detrimental to them hiring you; and create an online identity that shows potential employers how you can benefit their company.
In this section we will discuss how your client can prove to a potential employer that they are the best candidate for the job by using selling points.
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