I recently surveyed 100 people in my network and extended network. I asked them one simple question: How did you get your last job?
These were the choices I gave:
- from an online posting
- from someone I know/introduction from someone I know
- promoted from internship or co-op job
- headhunter/recruiting agency
My career counselling process began by going back to the basics. My coach and I started by reviewing stories from my life, called my “Life Experiences List”. I was told to come up with 10-20 events throughout the course of my life that gave me great joy when I thought about them. These could be virtually anything from my earliest memories to things that happened within the same year. Some examples I was given were winning a baseball game at age 10, or helping a family member complete a task.