First Key to a Successful Job Search

First Key to a Successful Job Search

If you lost your job, what’s the first thing you should do?

  1. Call all your contacts?
  2. Search the job boards?
  3. Define your unique problem solving ability?

Answer #3. If you want to stand out in a positive way from the competition, you need to be able to articulate a clear and Unique Problem Solving Ability.

Defining your Unique Problem Solving Ability.

First, what do you really get into when you are working?

Second, how does it help your employer make money, save money or save time.

Example: I love helping leaders improve efficiency.

When have you done that? Write a short example.

Your example should include a PROBLEM you or your employer faced, WHAT you did to solve that problem, and a RESULT.

For instance:

One new production manager I was working with inherited a department that was behind schedule, over budget, and quality was suffering badly.

To make a long story short, the typical solution was to work overtime and add more people. I recommended the opposite and we cut out overtime and reassigned 20% of his people to other departments. Within a month he was under budget and quality improved to near perfect, saving over three million dollars that year.

What is it that you love to do and do very well?