Newmarket Careers - Southern California-based career management services.
Home | Contact Us | Client Access

"I landed a job that was not listed, nor was it public knowledge. I have increased my income over 53%."

> click here to read more testimonials.


June 2007
Are You Unique in the Career Marketplace?

by Susan Reynolds

This month Iím going to focus on job searchersí struggles to compete in the employment marketplace. You cannot stop with simply offering your list of current job responsibilities. You must instead make it abundantly clear to he or she who is interviewing you, or reading your resume, just exactly why you should get hired, instead of the myriad of other excellent candidates! But how to be unique?

Start with a careful inventory of your skills, characteristics, experiences, training, and education. Evaluate your accomplishments. Itemize your interests, hobbies, and activities. Then step back and ask yourself, from this list, just what exactly makes you any different or better than the next person in the door! I bet youíll find plenty. Youíll determine that you have bushels of unique experiences, stories, and talents.

What adventures have you had? What specific problems have you solved? What projects have you managed? What employees have you saved? What customers have you rescued? What disasters have you averted?

Next make an attack plan. Whatís the savviest way to transfer your uniqueness into an excellent career opportunity? Handle your interviews so that you have a chance to bring these great stories out. Call attention to your individuality in your resume! Donít just be another dry list of job responsibilities. Tell your most powerful stories!

Susan Reynolds is a senior partner at Newmarket Careers in Santa Clarita, a job search and career strategy firm geared toward managerial, executive, and senior level professional careers. She can be reached at or 661-755-3308.

Other Job and Career Success Related Articles:
Ethics in Job Search & Hiring Decisions

Why Have an Up to Date Resume?

Take the Meeting to Get a Great Job

The Role of Degrees in Job Search

© Copyright NewMarket Careers LLC.  Contents may not be reproduced without prior written consent.


HomeToday's Job MarketEmployersOur ServicesOffice LocationsMail Bag
Free Career AssessmentContact UsSanta Clarita Jobs and Ventura County Jobs
Monthly Career Newsletter

© 2018 Newmarket Careers. All Rights Reserved.
Site design by denning e-solutions, LLC