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Michael Carvalho
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#MyThoughts on Thursday ⭐️🙏⭐️

📢 Why Overcoming the Past When Job Searching: Know Your Worth and Fulfill Your Spot in the Next Career Choice 🚀

In the journey of job searching, one of the most significant obstacles we often face is overcoming our past. Whether it's a previous job loss, a career setback, or even personal challenges, our past experiences can cast a shadow on our confidence and hinder our progress. However, it's vital to remember that your past does not define your future. By embracing a positive mindset and acknowledging your worth, you can break free from the shackles of the past and secure your dream job. Let's explore why overcoming the past is crucial and how you can excel in your next career choice.

1️⃣ Embrace Self-Reflection: Before you embark on your job search, take the time to reflect on your past experiences. Consider the lessons you've learned, the skills you've acquired, and the personal growth you've undergone. Acknowledge that every setback was an opportunity for growth, and every challenge shaped you into a stronger individual. Embracing self-reflection helps you gain a fresh perspective, enabling you to approach your job search with renewed confidence.

2️⃣ Acknowledge Your Worth: Never underestimate your own value. It's easy to let past failures or rejections negatively impact your self-esteem, but it's essential to recognize your unique qualities and skills. Make a list of your achievements, strengths, and capabilities. Remind yourself of the positive impact you've made in previous roles or projects. Recognizing your worth empowers you to showcase your abilities effectively during interviews and in your job application materials.

3️⃣ Focus on Transferable Skills: When transitioning to a new career or job, highlight your transferable skills. These are the skills you've acquired in previous roles that are applicable and valuable in your desired career path. Regardless of the industry, skills such as communication, problem-solving, leadership, and adaptability are highly sought after. By emphasizing your transferable skills, you can demonstrate your versatility and ability to excel in a new environment.

4️⃣ Craft a Compelling Narrative: Every candidate has a unique story to tell. Instead of dwelling on past failures or setbacks, focus on crafting a compelling narrative that highlights your growth, resilience, and determination. Explain how your past experiences have shaped you into a stronger professional and how they have prepared you for the challenges of your desired career. A well-crafted narrative can captivate potential employers and showcase your potential.

5️⃣ Seek Professional Development: To overcome the past, invest in continuous learning and professional development. Acquire new skills, stay updated on industry trends, and seek certifications or advanced degrees if necessary. Demonstrating a commitment to self-improvement not only enhances your qualifications but also shows potential employers that you are proactive and adaptable.

By using these strategies, you can overcome your past and position yourself as a strong candidate in your next career choice. Remember, the past does not define you; it is merely a stepping stone towards your future success. Embrace your worth, be confident in your abilities, and trust that the right opportunity awaits you. #OvercomeThePast #KnowYourWorth #NextCareerChoice #EmbraceGrowth #JobSearchSuccess #PositiveMindset #TransferableSkills #ProfessionalDevelopment #BelieveInYourself #FutureSuccess

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Sharon B
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If you have no formal employment or are young and haven't had a real job, consider your volunteer and learning experiences that helped you learn how to be punctual, dependable and responsible. Volunteer experiences contribute many transferable skills like leadership, organization, learning to work well with others (being a team player is still a highly desirable and valuable skill). You should be able to articulate how you worked on projects and how rewarding those experiences were. Think and talk about what you learned. Did you lead a team? Did you work on fundraising? Did you engage in phone-banking for a charitable organization? Don't underestimate your work. Use it! These invaluable traits and skills are also highly valued and needed in the workplace......

#jobsearch #interview #jobskills #transferableskills #wordsofadvice

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Ty Adams
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No matter where you are in your professional career, even if you have no retail experience and no matter where you are in the nation....we're hiring and looking for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuY7lTSxKmE

Discover Different at TJX.

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#tjx #discvoerdifferent #discoverstability #nowhiring #alllevels #transferableskills #inclusionanddiversity #ADA #refugees #internalgrowth #opportunities #fulltime #soccermoms #joinourfamily

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Ty Adams
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No matter where you are in your professional career, even if you have no retail experience and no matter where you are in the nation....we're hiring and looking for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuY7lTSxKmE

Discover Different at TJX.

www.jobs.tjx.com

#tjx #discvoerdifferent #discoverstability #nowhiring #alllevels #transferableskills #inclusionanddiversity #ADA #refugees #internalgrowth #opportunities #fulltime #soccermoms #joinourfamily

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When I was preparing to make a shift in my career, I was nervous because I felt as though I didn’t have enough relevant experience for my desired role. Luckily, I realized the tremendous amount of transferable skills I had learned from my internships and many years in the hospitality industry.

Transferable skills are "naturally learned" skills that are non-job specific and can be used across any occupation. Many are commonly known as soft skills, and they include things like problem-solving, leadership, communication and time management.

A few years ago, I was applying for a Funder Relationships role, but I didn’t have any prior experience dealing with external partners in an office setting, one of the main job requirements. However, I knew I was skilled in communicating with others! I was very comfortable interacting with various audiences thanks to my experience as a server. This proved to be an excellent talking point during my phone screening! I was able to demonstrate my knowledge of communicating with different audiences through a few brief examples. I was also able to illustrate my ability to multitask, organize and work effectively with other team members.

Curious about how you can translate your skills? Check out part two of this mini-series where I discuss how you can prepare for your next interview.

In the meantime, what are some #TransferableSkills you have?!

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Nicolette Dean
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I was recently fired from my job over a genuine misunderstanding and am feeling at a loss on what to do now. I worked there too long to exclude it from my resume, how is that gap going to look to new potential employers? I don't know how I am going to explain this. I'm so worried my lack of impressive experience and references are really going to make it difficult for me to find a new job. I want to take on a better position than my past but find difficulty in selling my under-qualified skill set to a potential employer. How do you gain experience when it seems so few places are willing to accept your current lack of experience? How do you convince someone you are capable of doing the job when you don't actually have any experience to refer back to? I know I am capable of much more than my past roles but I do need someone willing to train me as I have only held entry level retail/customer service positions though I am no longer interested in this work. I'm looking into job training and counseling services, going back to school, anything I can to get into better work. Do you have any helpful advice? How did you convince an employer to hire you for a new role you have not taken on before? Do you have any links that helped you in selling your skills to potential employers? Maybe you found a good career counseling service? I need all the help.

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