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Why "Just Getting Your Foot in The Door" Isn't Good For Your Career

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When looking for a new career opportunity, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is this: “Where do I get energy throughout the day’s work – and why?”

Uncovering what inspires you in a job is key to activating your career – because I promise, no one wants to hire someone who says, “I just want to get my foot in the door.”

Here’s an analogy. When companies are pitching against each other for a big new business win, would any of them ever plan on winning the account by saying, “We just want to get our foot in the door.”? No! They’d explain exactly what they can uniquely deliver, setting themselves apart from the competition.

In my book, From Roadkill To Roadmap, I explain how to separate the duties that give you energy and those that drain the life out of you (be careful – you may discover that not everything you do well gives you energy). I introduce the concept of Key Success Patterns, supporting clear and concise examples that you can use to support your statements in an interview. The strategies you will learn and implement will position you as a valuable contributor – not a beggar.

I then break down how to draft, refine, and find the answer to the question that prospective employers will no doubt be asking themselves about you: “Why should I hire him/her?” The key is in doing so without making you sound like a robot, spitting out resume jargon just like everyone else.

In short, this book will help you clear your mind and focus on what’s important. Find out for yourself.