Job Search Tips: Know Yourself

by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.

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First, things first! Know yourself. Does that sound like familiar advice from your family and friends?

It's true! Write down who you are in a convenient form. If that sounds like school, talk into a tape recorder instead. Get a pal or a good friend to either listen to the tape or look over your notes.

Ask that person to pick out the words you have mentioned that relate to skills. Skill words are usually verbs, such as sailed, composed, and designed. You get the picture!

Don't do anything else just yet. Talk to yourself or think about what you have done well in your life. Be proud of yourself. Use this meditating time of a couple of days or even a week to feel really good!

Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. ( helps people get back into the working world. If you're stopped in your tracks and not sure which way to go, contact her and start making progress again. Contact her for the answer to one free question.

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