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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Elephants in Your Search!

Are you ready to face up to the obstacle[s] in your way? Have you noticed that when you are in a group [small or large] and a common problem/issue is staring you all in the face, how no-one will stand up and say – 'Hey I want to know how to deal with that Elephant! So it does not become a permanent obstacle' and you look around the room and see lots of others give a veritable sigh of relief…

Let me remove one of the biggest 'Elephants' for you – TIME - job search is a full time job! If you are not investing 40+ hours per week [assuming you are un employed and a Active Job Seeker] or 10+ hours per week [if under employed or Passive Job Seeker] then you are only playing at the game – knock that elephant out of your mind and get to it!

So what other Elephants are you encountering? The list is endless and so I have simplified some main categories:

ATTITUDE: your un-willingness to do what is required by others to successfully enter the marketplace [or in layman's terms – I have always done it/used it/applied it this way and am not going to change it]

POSITIONING [1]: to observe, adapt and fit into the cultural environment of the new company/position/industry/state/country and to bring value that others need time to see [their elephant is the resistance to see]

POSITIONING [2]: using the same resume/cv/script for every position/company/industry

POSITIONING [3]: not fully engaging and embracing social tools and search tools to position yourself for success [fear that a social footprint will lead to identity theft]

POSTURING: un-preparedness to be flexible in your 3 key criteria – What / Where / How Much [3 Legged Stool analogy]

COMPREHENSION: the failure to read, listen and hear what is being asked for/said and to learn and include the words, terms, tools, techniques into your conversation [written or verbal]

ASSUMPTION [1]: the pre-conception that the reader of your resume/cv/profile will be able to interpret what you say into what they require

ASSUMPTION [2]: the whole world knows you are seeking a new job because you told the next door neighbor [or you posted your resume/cv to local job board]

ASSUMPTION [3]: that networking is effective when you turn up and make an appearance

EGO: that you are alone and nobody else can possibly know you so how can they provide help/support/assistance

So let the elephant hunting begin! With practise you will overcome the obstacles [elephant/s] blocking your future success.