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How To Find A Job When You Don't Know What You Want To Do

April 19, 2012


Forbes features commentary from Mona Abdel-Halim, co-founder at Careerimp, the makers of Resunate, about how individuals can use MBTI® type concepts in conjunction with experience to find a satisfying career. See below for a story excerpt.

“Searching for a job is an arduous task…even when you know exactly what you’re looking for. And what about when you don’t? Perhaps you’re changing careers, or maybe you’re just starting out. Whatever the case, it can be difficult to find your next job when you’re not even sure what you’re looking for.

To start, make a list of potential jobs and career paths that interest you. These may be directly related to your college degree (if you have one), or they may not. Then, start researching each field through online searches, consulting your network, and scheduling informational interviews or job shadows.

Mona Abdel-Halim, co-founder at Careerimp, the makers of Resunate, points out that the list of available jobs generated by existing job search engines “primitive”. ‘Job seekers are able to put in the position and location they are interested in, but it doesn’t really provide them with a list of the most relevant jobs. In addition to making certain opportunities more difficult to find, candidates may not know exactly what they are best suited for — for instance, a Project Manager at a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company requires many different skills from a Project Manager at a VC-backed tech startup.’

A job search tool that launched yesterday can help you discover positions that are a good fit for you., created by Careerimp, uses your experience to tailor job search results to show the positions for which you’re best suited. It analyzes information provided by you, such as your LinkedIn profile or resume, and semantically compares it against job descriptions sourced from job boards and directly posted by employers and then provides personalized job matches. Additionally, it also assesses positions with the integration of Myers-Briggs® personality type concepts, which helps to determine if you will be satisfied in the position. Not only does this lead to a more diverse pool and better ranking of opportunities, but it also helps you optimize your efforts when applying for a new position.

Once you’ve found a position of interest on, you can then use Careerimp’s other service, Resunate, to convert your qualifications into a resume and receive objective feedback to improve your resume for the job before applying to it.”


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