267. How to weave diverse job experience into a compelling professional narrative
GUEST: Jodi Glickman, founder and author “Great on the Job”
Episode 267 BONUS
As part of our special mini series focused on helping you “bulletproof” your career, I’m sharing a BONUS Episode from our archives this week. This conversation with executive coach and author Jodi Glickman is the perfect build onto last week’s Episode 266, when we talked about the importance of using our skills and experiences to dial into our unique purpose.
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Have you ever struggled to make your particular skills and experiences fit a neatly packaged job description? Maybe you’ve found a position or a board seat or maybe a client who you think you’d be perfect for, but you’re not sure how to turn your existing skills into a compelling pitch that differentiates you from the competition?
Learning to take your unique skills and experiences and deploy them to fit opportunities is itself a skill. The key is taking what you can already do and figure out how you can add value whether it fits a stated job description or not. That also means you have to tackle — or at least reframe — any lingering self-doubt about putting yourself forward.
Doing this well can be an important key for building and sustaining influence because it requires that you understand your value, your story, and how to deploy it in ways that add value.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Jodi Glickman is an executive coach and author whose passion is developing leaders, making her clients look great on the job, and helping people figure out the best ways to position themselves for their next move. Jodi is the CEO and founder of a company called Great on the Job, and she’s the author of a book of the same name. Her clients have included: Linked In, JP Morgan, Abbott, and Harvard Business School. Her TEDx talk: “Why You Should Stop Looking for Work You Love” is a don’t miss!
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: how to think about what you know and what you can do and to deploy those things for opportunities you might not otherwise have considered.
“G.I.F.T.”: How generosity, initiative, forward momentum, and transparency are Jodi’s keys to making you “Great on The Job” and for making people want to work with you.
RESUME GAPS: If you’ve taken some time off, how you can explain that to a potential future employer and why Jodi says “transparency” is important.
CONFIDENCE: How to develop some key confidence hacks.
WHY JODI SAYS YOU SHOULD STOP SEARCHING FOR WORK YOU LOVE
HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR PERFECT PITCH: and remembering to start with the “right now.”
HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR CREDIBILITY WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO PIVOT INTO A NEW CAREER OR OPPORTUNITY.
YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS! I’d love to know what you thought of the episode. If you loved it, I’d really love a REVIEW! Use the contact link at SheSaid.SheSaidPodcast.com or message me @lauraCoxKaplan on Instagram, Linked In, or Facebook. I’d love to hear from you! And, be sure to pick up a copy of Jodi’s terrific book “Great on the Job.”
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