Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Know your skills

You don't want to hire me because of what I've done before. My chronological history is only relevant in that I've been a constantly desirable team member, leader, employee and/or volunteer. (and parent but my kid is kind of stuck with me)

You want to hire me for my skills.

And if I can't articulate to you which ones I want to be paid for... or which ones I think I'll learn by working with you... then all you have is my chronological history on a two-page resume.

Explore your skills.

Articulate your skills.

Perhaps, most importantly, seek to be mentored against your skills instead of the next job to fit into your chronological history. Mentor for development and interest - and position will follow.

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