I want to help career seekers like you, who might feel stuck or not working to your fullest potential. I was there once, and I was open to do the work on my “internal network.” The internal network revealed my innermost strengths, passions, and skills. Then the ideas that formed were more easily matched with real positions.
I offer tips on how to tap into your Inner Network and your external network. I will guide you to create the right networking tools, resume, and LinkedIn profile. Remember, only about 15% of job seekers get a job by sending in a resume. So the focus has to be on the other ways, which is through who you know.
When you can take a clear picture to your network of what you want and would be good at, you’ll find ways into the “back door,” which enables you to find work based on your strengths, not necessarily your job history. I feel that in my story, I worked intently on my Internal Network, and then the job-seeking part became leveraged and fun effort and not hard work. Does that make sense? It’s kinda like “measure twice, cut once.” For me, I felt like I measured 50 ways and then sent one email – the one that led me to the awesome organization I’m in now (here’s my LinkedIn profile for those who are curious).
If you’re in a job that you’re unhappy with, and feel you must keep it, I think there are many ways you can be happier, if not in your job, in life. In exploring your strengths and skills maybe you’ll even find a hobby, volunteer position, or side job that better complements your style or your passions.
Dori "Story" Gilbert is Chief Storycologist; passionate about professionals, their journey, and their ability to direct a career story they love.