Are you feeling discouraged and doubting your talents during your job search?
You're not alone. One participant in a recent Discovery Coaching session described their challenge in finding a job that aligned with their values of teamwork and collaboration. Despite their experience and skills, they were regularly turned down for jobs that didn't fulfill their needs. They were disappointed and questioned their value in the job market.
If you're feeling the same way, know that there are strategies and tools to help you showcase your strengths effectively and increase your chances of success.
In this coaching session, the focus was on how to turn your past experiences into assets and effectively exhibit them to potential employers. Urvi, our chief coach, emphasized the importance of understanding your background and articulating your experience in a way that demonstrates your problem-solving abilities and ability to learn from challenges. The primary point was that you should strive to reinterpret negative events in a constructive and forward-thinking manner, demonstrating how you overcame challenges and emerged stronger as a result.
Here are some statistics that underscore the importance of showcasing your soft skills effectively during the job search process:
According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 77% of employers consider soft skills, such as self-awareness*, to be just as important as hard skills when evaluating job candidates.
According to a LinkedIn study, 92% of recruiters believe soft skills* are as vital as or more important than hard skills.
Another iHire study discovered that 91% of employers believe soft skills are critical to the success of their organizations.
Urvi provided various tools and recommendations to help job seekers reframe unfavorable situations and effectively demonstrate their strengths. Here are some examples:
Find and align your values* with those of potential employers
Take time before job interviews to work through negative emotions
Reframe negative events in a positive, solution-focused manner
By using these tools and tips, you can portray yourself in the best light possible and boost your chances of success. A successful job search requires effective storytelling and the Discovery Coaching session provided great ideas and insights on how to do so. You can demonstrate your problem-solving abilities and ability to learn from setbacks by reframing unpleasant events in a constructive and forward-thinking manner.
Remember that your past experiences might be your greatest asset if you know how to effectively display them. Take some time to think about your prior experiences and explore how you can reframe them in a positive and solution-oriented manner. By doing so, you can not only enhance your chances of finding the ideal position but also raise your self-awareness and capacity to successfully explain your talents and experiences in any setting.
So, what is one experience from your past that you can turn into a strength in your job search?
Take the first step towards a more fulfilling career by implementing the tools and strategies suggested in this coaching session.
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