EPISODE TITLE: How to make your experience & skills transferable, even when you have a resume gap (BONUS EPISODE 206)
GUEST: Jodi Glickman – founder/author “Great on the Job” [originally recorded in 2021]
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? Or maybe, you decide you won’t even try for the position because your experiences don’t directly align with the stated requirements?
Learning to take your unique skills and experiences and deploy them to fit opportunities is itself a skill. The key is learning to take 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, and how to deploy it in ways that add value to others.
That’s the topic for this Bonus Episode 206 of She Said/She Said Podcast.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Jodi Glickman is passionate about developing leaders, and making her clients look great on the job. She’s a master at helping people think through how to best position themselves for their next move – inside their current company, getting that first job, or making a major career pivot. She’s the CEO and founder of a company called Great on the Job, and she’s the author of a book by the same name. Her client roster has included: Linked In (where she teaches career development courses), JP Morgan, Abbott, and Harvard Business School. She’s also appeared on the TEDx stage with a talk entitled “Why You Should Stop Looking for Work You Love.”
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.
JODI’S PROMPTS FOR FIGURING OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT: What comes naturally/easily to you? What do you do where you don’t notice the time passing? What do you enjoy doing? In what areas do people ask you for advice?
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE EPISODE? Let me know! 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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