Sunday, December 18, 2005

Shooting Arrows

There is one question I have been asked by Delilah and now by John when I bring up about looking for another job, this question is "what do you want to do?" I simply answer that is a good question. It is something that I have been thinking about for a while for which I really don't have an answer. What do you want to do? What can you bring to the table to make a company better? These are two questions each person much ask themselves when searching for a job. A great resume can get your foot in the door for an interview, but if you are not able to lay it all out and say what strengths you can bring to position why should you be hired? Many of you know I am frustrated with my current employment. But for the time being I am stuck here because I'm not really sure what my strengths are that I can bring to the table. And furthermore, what is it that I really want to do? I feel like I am shooting arrows at a target that can not be seen.


Anonymous said...

Jake, I don't have your e-mail address, so will post this online. I heard about this career assessment tool on the radio the other day and thought of you. It was developed by Focus on the Family. Don't know the price.
Aunt Nancy

Justiene said...

I went almost 3 1/2 years through college, of which I had to pay for not knowing what to do. I think I heard somewhere in a song or something that some people don't even figure that out until they are in their 50's. I know it doesn't seem nice now because it is frustrating, hey I think I "know" what I want to do now but I haven't even worked in that field yet.... Just don't forget to go with something you enjoy, you don't want to hate work. And another short piece of advice, someone once told me...'work smart, not hard'

Jake said...

Thanks for the advice Justiene. Sometimes it is hard to remember to work smart, not hard