Job Seekers, Can You Answer This One Question?

January 25, 2018

Career Advice

During your job search, you have one goal: get hired. But there are lots of small goals that must be met before you reach that ultimate destination. For example, refining your resume, brushing on your interview skills, and networking. But we’re talking about a question that must be answered even before you open your resume. Ask yourself: what do I want to do for a living?

If you can’t answer that simple question, it will be a lot harder to not only search for relevant jobs but also tailor your networking, resume, and online profiles in pursuit of that goal. Too many times during a job search, we let down our guards. We start off strong pursing our dream position but we soon get discouraged and may start broadening our wish list. And it can lead to unhappiness.

Before you know it, you’re months into a floundering job search with no clear direction. You’re applying for positions you never would have considered before and which you know will not make you happy. So let this question be your guiding light: What do I want to do for a living? And be sure to answer it clearly and concisely. Be confident in your decision, and it may lead exactly where you hope it will.

Image via Ryan Van Etten/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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