( Often followed by an exclamation point) – Work is not for everyone. Some people have no interest in getting work done. You may have interest in getting paid for work, but not in getting work done. Or you could have interest in the type of work done, but not in getting paid for that work. Work may be for you.
(often followed by an exclamation point) – Work isn’t for you. The purpose of a job search is to find a work that matches your skill, interest, and skill set. It’s not a search for a job that “just happens to be available.” Or that “will make you rich.” Or that “will make your dream job.”
(often followed by an exclamation point) – Your job search is not about you. The purpose of a job search is to find a position that matches your skills, interests, and values. Your success in a job search is not about what companies are looking for, but about what jobs match your skills, interests, and values. What type of employers are looking for? Where are they located?
(often followed by an exclamation point) – The workplace is not the place to which you look. The workplace is a diverse community of ideas and people. It is a place where you can meet different types of employers who will provide opportunities for employment. It is not a place where you can simply “get the work” you need.
(often followed by an exclamation point) – Your potential employer should understand your personality, your values, your personality traits, and your work habits. When an employer knows who you are, what motivates you, what drives your work, and what type of person you are, he or she will be able to design an ideal work environment. This ideal work environment will reflect your personality, interests, skills, and work habits. This will help create a successful work environment and attract the right type of employee to that workplace.
(often followed by an exclamation point) – Your company culture is more important than the physical environment you enter into. Company culture is comprised of the values, beliefs, practices, and rules that govern how employees interact with each other in the workplace. Your physical environment will certainly have a significant impact on your performance in a job, but it does not have a profound impact on your chances of obtaining a job.