How Shakespeare (and Drake) Will Help You Land Your Next Job

“To thine own self be true.” Shakespeare wrote those words of wisdom and Drake, international superstar and unofficial rapper laureate of Canada, preaches the same thing in his song "Know Yourself”. Self awareness plays a huge part in your quest for a great job, one that is a fit for your particular set of skills (kind of like this guy). Many of the traditionally tough interview questions you’ll encounter, like:

•    What motivates you?
•    How do you respond to conflict?
•    How do you solve problems?
•    What kind of work environment do you prefer?

actually help interviewers understand who you are and what your contribution would look like in their organization. The key to a successful job interview is to know yourself, and to effectively communicate that inside knowledge to the person who is interviewing you. 

The DISC assessment is a terrific resource for job seekers. It’s used by over a million people a year and it will help you understand yourself and others better and can boost work productivity, improve teamwork, and facilitate effective communication. Plus, it will help you get a better idea of how to accurately answer those tough questions.

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There's a great job out there for everyone, but find the one that's perfect for you depends on several factors, including your personality, your motivations, and your experience. If you love talking to people, being a server or bartender might be right up your alley; if you’re a little less outgoing but some interaction, retail might be a bit more suited to you. But most people don’t even know what makes them tick. Take a few minutes to get some insight about what drives you – it will make a big difference in your job search.

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