The importance of knowing your KEY skills and HOW to articulate them
At Key Corporate Services, we work with candidates every day. Those that are most marketable are the ones who know their KEY SKILLS and how to BRAND themselves accordingly.
A recent blog by Career Coaching site CentennialInc.com likened this to the process of buying a suit.
“You go to a store that you know will have suits. You go to your size and you buy one off the rack, thinking that these are the only options, and you need to make one work. Will the suit fit and flatter you? Maybe, but probably not as well as it could.
On the other hand, if you decide that you want the best, most flattering fit – the one that makes you look and feel your best –then you go to a custom clothier. You bring your spouse to get a second opinion. You look at cut, colors, patterns and textures. You get it tailored to precisely fit your dimensions. This suit will make you look fabulous and will help to highlight your best features!
The analogy is that, when job-hunting, assuming the best jobs are those you see posted on job boards or corporate sites, is simply wrong. These are the “rack suit-type” jobs. They are the jobs where you are going to have a hard time standing out from the crowd.
At Key Corporate Services, we specialize in jobs that are “custom-suited” to your unique qualifications. Our goal is to match you with a job that’s tailored specifically to your network, your skills and experience, and your career goals.
And many of the jobs we fill will never be posted on any job board. By identifying your unique skills and branding them accordingly, we can help you stand out from the crowd and improve your chances of being matched to a great company needing those skills.
From The Key Corporate Services Blog Team