5 Good Reasons You're a Prime Job Candidate
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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It can be easy to look at the negative aspects of job-seeking, from the stress to the high unemployment rate to the seemingly ridiculous expectations of prospective employers. But there is a silver lining in it all. As a matter of fact, there are several.

Many job seekers have awesome qualities that are great to leverage during a job interview, and it’s vital to know what those qualities are. It’s best to know yourself and your strengths so that you can market your skills accordingly.

Take a look at five marketable aspects of your awesomeness that could led to job leads and employment gains, via Brazen Careerist:

1. You have multipotentiality: Basically, you possess an skill set that is above average, even exceptional.

2. You possess high sensitivity and perceptivity: The way you process sensory data is incredible.

3. You have an nsatiable appetite for knowledge: You are inquisitive, thoughtful and like to know the answers to questions or problems.

4. You’re a perfectionist: Your standards are high and when you care about something, you give it more than 100% effort.

5. You embrace entelechy: You have a need “to evolve and focus on your highest goals.”

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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