The Curious Finish Faster

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it gives life to a job search! Those who invite curiosity into their efforts are much more likely to experience a positive outcome. The curious job seeker wonders:

  • What is going on in my community and how does it affect my profession?
  • What does that new piece of legislation mean for business?
  • Who are the movers and shakers and how do I reach them?
  • What does the person sitting across from me care about?
  • How can I help a networking contact or potential hiring manager?
  • What are other job seekers doing that works?
  • What am I lacking that is compromising my marketability?
  • What about my efforts could be hindering results?
  • What are my former colleagues doing these days?
  • Who do I know who may be connected to corporate decision makers?
  • What are companies trying to accomplish? What are they stressing about?

The list goes on. Job seekers with the capacity to be curious automatically open themselves up to valuable information and ideas. Those who never ask questions of themselves or others end up simply going through the motions without rhyme or reason. I’m not saying questions must always be posed aloud to others. Sometimes just having the question in your mind is enough to open your eyes to answers that have been right in front of you all along.

2 Comments

  • Someone a long time ago told me the quality of our lives reflects the quality of our questions. These questions will undoubtedly improve the quality of job search. Great!

  • Lisa says:

    Thanks, Katherine. I appreciate you stopping by. For those giving this a read, click on Katherine’s name and you’ll find yourself linked to her website. Fantastic networking articles for job seekers can be found there.

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