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Your ideal job will allow you to find discrepancies and inconsistencies in tangible systems. Look for opportunities to physically coordinate safety and quality standards.
This personalized program will help you make the best possible career decisions by incorporating your instincts. Your instincts are perfect – for you – and equip you for success in many careers.
Your Career MO+ provides the vital piece of information that other approaches ignore and defines why a particular career that intrigues you may – or may not – work out.
Kolbe, you're most likely to succeed in a job that lets you lead with the Action Mode with the longest line.
You're made up of more than one Action Mode. It's equally important for you to find a role that uses your ability to maintain.
It's interesting, Kolbe, how easily you might overlook the contribution you make when you are able to simplify results.
A significant part of your energy goes into preventing or reducing problems. Give yourself a high five when you recognize you've saved the day using your talent to stabilize solutions.
The following are examples of jobs that have brought satisfaction to people with an MO similar to yours.
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Are you looking for a job or a career? Both require conative action, so why does it matter?
Jobs are specific, defined roles that require making an effort to produce a result. They employ conative or purposeful actions. You're usually compensated for that contribution.
Careers are a homebase for long-term commitments. They house a series of self-directed and purposeful or conative actions, and require much more passion, knowledge, and time. Careers are also based on affective convictions of the value of those efforts.
How you naturally take action.
How you perceive the requirements of your job.
Stress in Follow Thru and Quick Start
You will be honest if you explain your strengths by saying:
Based on my Kolbe A results, I know I do my best work when taking a tactile approach.
Highlight your strengths by telling your potential employer:
I plan ahead for contingencies so I have sufficient time and materials to make sure projects are complete, secure, and useful. I'm dependable when it comes to maintaining equipment and assuring efficiency in operations.
This is what many career advisors tell you to say but it's not true of any human being. The truth about your MO is the most powerful way of presenting yourself.
You may say you're detail-oriented, but would you actually want to sift through pages and pages of information every day of the work week and use that background to draw up an in-depth analysis of the subject?
Some people thrive on activities like these. You thrive differently.
Your Fact Finder ability, or the way you gather information, is to get right to the bottom line without getting bogged down in details.
Don't go into an interview blind. Get the 4-1-1! You'll need at least the basics of what the place is all about.
For you, this means:
Doing a quick internet search on the organization before the interview to get an idea of what it's about.
Kolbe, review your Kolbe A Index audio result before your interview. Or purchase your Natural Advantage - Quality Controller audio. Both will provide you with a reminder of the unique strengths you bring to a company as well as a self-esteem boost before stepping into the intimidating interview room.
Interviews are not just an opportunity for your potential employer to size you up – you also get to size up the fit.
Use these questions to help you assess whether your conative talents would be valued. A "Yes" from your interviewer to each of these questions implies that the job would be a great fit for your conative strengths.
Would there be plenty of time being out and about versus sitting behind a desk?
Does this role require reacting to established procedures?
Would my ability to clarify and summarize issues enhance my ability to do this job?
Have other people in this role been praised for raising questions about potential changes to the workplace?
Be obstinate about being you. If in doubt, read Kathy Kolbe's book Powered By Instinct: 5 Rules for Trusting Your Guts.
Our Kolbe Dynamynd® Decision Ladder™ helps you think about the amount of effort you truly are willing to give to a job, or to various opportunities you may be considering.
We'd love to share more about it with you. Visit www.kolbe.com for more information. Otherwise, come back to it when you wonder why something that fits your MO, skills, and desires just doesn't seem worth the trade-offs.