Whether you are seeking a new job in your current line of work or not, keeping the door open to new opportunity, connections and possibilities can ultimately lead to successes that you never dreamed were possible. As Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

Having the drive, focus and grit to achieve your professional and personal goals is an admirable quality, but having your mind fixated on one goal and one goal only can also prevent you from further achievement and greater success. This blog post highlights four categories of “change readiness.” It shows the importance of being both proactive and curious, and reveals how in doing so, you can find yourself  leveraging those qualities to unveil your full potential in life and in the workplace.

Being proactive and curious means you are always testing the market to see what kind of career opportunities are out there. If you are comfortable in your current job but feel ready to embark on a new journey, or if you are unhappy and feel the need to “get out,” making sure your interviewing skills, resume and personal brand are in tip-top shape are crucial pieces of staying ahead of your search. Don’t wait until you feel overwhelmed and under water in your work life. Make sure you have all your ducks in a row now or you will only prolong the process of landing in a great, new role. This post underpins three tips for the job search in 2018.

This article speaks to the impact that curious individuals have on potential employers while in the candidate pool. The only constant thing in life is change, and those who demonstrate curiosity are often some of the most adaptive and self-aware employees. “The Importance of Hiring Curious People” underscores various qualities that draw hiring managers or employers to the curious candidate and why they may be the more desirable choice among their peers applying for the same position.

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