Finding a job is no longer simply a matter of checking the boxes on a list of qualifications. Sure, most roles still require candidates to reach a minimum level of expertise needed to do the job correctly; these qualifications are often referred to as “hard skills.” However, there is another dimension to a skills-driven job search – soft skills. These are the skills that relate to the ways we connect to one another while we work. Examples include communication skills, management preferences and motivations.
In an unpredictable year defined by spikes in unemployment and changes in the way we work, knowing who you are is more important than ever. After all, how can you know if a job is right for you if you don’t know your strengths and weakness, or what you like and don’t like in an employer?
Think about it like a Rubik’s Cube. The iconic 3D puzzle catches our eyes with six different colors spread out across nine cubes on each side. Think of these colors as aspects of your personality. By shifting around sections of the cube, different colors will line up. Often, when I find myself fiddling with one, I’ll notice one face of the cube is aligned as one single color. Unfortunately, other sides of the cube will remain jumbled. Just like the job search, it’s only with a skilled hand that someone can line everything up – all of the colors of our personality – correctly on all sides.
Impact Podcast: Episode 37
That’s why the Impact Podcast welcomed Emily from Talentoday as our special guest for Episode 37 – “Skills-Driven Job Search in an Unpredictable Year.” Emily is Human Resources Manager at Talentoday, a global behavioral science and technology company based out of Paris, France. Their team of scientific professionals have pioneered the MyPrint® questionnaire, an assessment scientifically designed to explore individual personality and motivations – especially at work.
Tune into the podcast below to hear how a skills-driven job search can help you find your next job!