When people think about applying of a job, they generally ask themselves these questions. Do I:
- Want this job
- Need this job
- Have the right skills, knowledge, abilities
Another focus will be:
- Where is the job
- What does it pay
- Will it improve my career opportunities
The million dollar question though is what is more important experience or education.
The jury is often split on this one as it is not an easy question to answer and can quite often come down to the type of job you are applying for. Would you really want a brain surgeon operating on you with no formal education, or do you really need a nursery assistant to have a degree in horticulture?
The key is for most jobs it is a combination of both. When you are listing your knowledge, skills and abilities, take the time to think about your life experiences to complete your list.
For example a parent may have great organisation skills, negotiating skills, finance management skills, but we often miss these and only talk about our formal education or our work experience.
Dig deep and think about your life experiences and what skills they have provided, you might be surprised. Your employer will be looking for you to share examples and from experience they don’t always need to be on the job examples.
I would be interested to know what you discover, that you had never thought about including in your resume.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the full program, you can contact me at Startafreshlife, below.