HOW TO IDENTIFY WHETHER YOU ARE FIT FOR PARTICULAR JOB PROFILE?
Sun, 10/13/2019 – 15:06
“WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?”, the most vital,abstract,vague,messy and strange question that one goes through at one point of time in their life.But the most critical part comes in identification of the aspects that are required to know whether he is fit for that job or not and the reasons why he should be hired for that particular job.A lot of individuals are aware of their strengths and weaknesses,while many are not.DON’T FREAK OUT!!! If you have limited work-specific skills, don’t worry.An increasing number of employers are willing to hire employees with transferable skills. They then train the employees to do the technical tasks the work requires. To begin with,there are a few primaries on which an individual shall be prepared with, to know whether they are fit for a particular job profile or not.
1.KNOW YOUR WORK-SPECIFIC SKILLS
Work-specific skills vary based on the position. For example, a CPA needs to have auditing skills, teachers need lesson planning skills, architects need CAD (computer-aided design) skills, construction workers need to know how to use a variety of tools, and hair stylists must know hair coloring techniques.The skills that are needed for a specific job are also known as a skill set.When applying for a job, you want to know the job-specific skills required for the position, so that you can emphasize your related skills and abilities. You can typically find job-specific skills within the job posting. Often there is a section of the job listing titled “Required Skills” or “Qualifications” that includes job-specific skills. If you are missing a critical job-related skills, this does not mean you can’t apply for the job. One option is to begin to develop that skill right away. For example, if you need experience of coding, you might take a free coding class online. You can then list that course in your resume and cover letter, and mention it in your interview.
2.KNOW YOUR EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
The term ‘Employability Skill’ is highly desirable and fascinating as it covers a wide range of skills-personal,teamwork,fundamental,Oral communication,Collaboration,Resource management which will turn you into a very attractive candidate or employee. If you want to succeed in your professional (and personal) life, you need to be able to effectively communicate with others.This is why communication is a fixture on any employability skills list.New technologies, new kinds of competition, new business models—all these require you to think on your feet and have the courage to propose new, yet-to-be-tested solutions.It should come as no surprise that adaptability ranks high among top employability skills.If you’re open-minded and like to learn, you will draw conclusions from your mistakes to invent new, more efficient ways of performing your tasks. Time-management is part of a larger skill set, often referred to as resource management, where resources are understood as time, effort, and others.Embrace change by setting yourself with new challenges—start a new hobby, learn new skills, do things you’re afraid of, do what you can’t..
3.KNOW YOUR WEAKNESS/EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT The world of money isn’t so smooth all the time.You may feel like breaking down into tears or showing you aggression or your exhaustion,but no one will be there to control or calm or entertain you.It’s very wise to learn and profitable in the long run to know how to do emotional management. There’s a lot of personality tests in recruitment — these have been described as ‘corporate astrology’. Even psychometric tests which proclaim there are no ‘right answers’ are not going to reliably predict your chances of success in a given context, because knowing who you are and managing how you come across is just part of the equation.The following exercise is worth attempting when you’re feeling in a reasonably good mood, have some quiet time and are ready to be objective- Jot down your triggers for moods. What makes you happy? What saddens, worries and infuriates you? List your qualities that have an effect on others. Review everything you’ve recently written, achieved and completed and ask yourself what your SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) might be. Research and write how you’d like to improve in the areas you’ve identified as weaknesses and threats. Consider emotional self-awareness vs social awareness. Will self-awareness lead to confidence? You don’t need personality tests to determine the above. Knowing more about who you are will develop over time and through your willingness to observe, listen, reflect and choose .
4.DO A PASSION-CHECK
The Passion Test is a simple, powerful set of tools for discovering your passions and aligning your life with what matters most to you. If you went into a restaurant with the strong opinion—“I’m not hungry. There’ll be nothing here I want to eat. I don’t want to be here”—the menu isn’t going to look appealing. You won’t explore it with due time or attention, and it’s unlikely you’ll find food you’ll enjoy eating. The same principle applies to passion-seeking. If you’re convinced that finding your passion is hard, or that it’s not going to happen for you, you’ll remain closed to possibilities. You’ll block the little nudges, pulls, and signals that guide us all. After all, how can you expect to find fulfilling work if you don’t believe it exists? When you look at all the ingredients that matter to you, they might at first seem entirely disconnected.This is the time to look beyond the ingredients and seek an umbrella; something that all of these ingredients can fit beneath.
5.KNOW ABOUT THE PLACE YOU ARE APPLYING FOR
The question of, “Why do you want to work here?” is not limited to job interviews.You’ll find it knocking on your door in networking, informational interviewing, and even at job fairs.When you are asked this innocent-sounding question, you must have a strong, relevant answer.So it is quite important to know about the place you are applying for.Here are some answers you never want to find coming out of your mouth: For the money. It seems like a nice place to work. My friend works for you, and he says the benefits are great. Before you talk to employers, or even network for positions, you need to have a strong grasp of what you can offer them.Get to know the companies you will be talking to (or talking about, if networking). When you know details about them, their culture, their goals, their products, and their challenges, you are then able to talk about yourself and your fit into the company.Play the game, and realize that even if this job is not a match, if they like you and want to hire you, they may find the right place for you (at the right salary) in the long run.
It’s said that “First Impression is the Last Impression”,but the reality is “first impression is the fake impression”.Now this can be due to a lot of immediate situations that one faces,it can be fear of the interviewer’s questions,anxiety,nervousness,over-confidence and so on.It’s very general human tendency to behave freakish when in uncomfortable atmosphere,but it is your mind and you who can control vice versa and calm yourself. If you aren’t yourself, then the interviewer won’t get a true idea of whether you are a good cultural fit for the team and company. Company culture is defined by the people, the dynamics at play between colleagues, the way the company handles challenges and celebrates successes, plus the core values which every employee is expected to live and breathe whilst at work. Remind yourself that your interviewer is just another human being, and they have been in your seat before, no doubt feeling nervous too.
Furthermore, remember that any intimidation you are feeling is mostly fear of the unknown. Try to get an idea of the person you are meeting beforehand by asking your recruiter about your interviewer’s professional background and career, as well as looking up their professional online profiles, such as LinkedIn and Xing. If you are unsuccessful in getting the job, then perhaps you just weren’t the right fit for the culture, and this outcome was for the best.Stay true to yourself, and no doubt you will find an opportunity which is the perfect fit for your personality.