Are you Employable?

Are You Employable?

By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder, Employment Options, Inc.

If the job search was only about matching skills with job requirements, many people would get hired on the spot! However, hiring a process based on what employers need; the more you know about their specific needs, the more employable you can become.

DESIRE  ̶  Employers first and foremost need your desire to work. If you are not fully ready to return to work or do not want a job schedule or routine, it is best to wait so you don’t waste your time and energy or an employer’s. Consider applying when you are able to accept positions offered to you. If you can’t envision being responsible for job duties, then it would be wise to wait until you are truly available. Desire will help get you hired – employers want people who desire to work and want to do the job.

COMMITMENT  ̶  Employers need guarantees. If you are going to apply for a job, be sure you can handle its terms and requirements. Read the job description carefully multiple times. Too many applicants decide after an interview that they need more money or the hours are not a good fit, when this information was clearly stated in the job description. Be committed before the interview so all you have to do is say, “Yes, I accept the job!” Do your homework and study the description and the company in detail – preparation is key.


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