Changing Work for Good MicroPodcast #6

 
 

Today we're discussing how to use optimism and gratitude to describe the things you've learned about yourself (and what you need to have a healthy work life) in your job interview or search process. Try flipping "I need my job to have X, Y, Z..." to "I've learned that I work best when ____. I'm grateful for having that experience because ______ and I believe it has prepared me for this role because ______."

Framing your knowledge of self as something you're grateful for and that's been informed by your past work experiences is always a better look for employers and recruiters than having a restrictive list of needs. It shows that you know yourself as a professional, but that you're also a positive force in workplace. More specifically it shows you are willing to learn and open to new experiences.

Chris Conroy