Thousands of people use social media to find employment. In fact,
according to a study by recruiting software platform Jobvite, more than
22 million Americans used social networks to find jobs in 2011. And one
in six found a position via social networking. A whopping 54 percent of
job seekers use Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to search for jobs.
If you spend your weekdays counting down the minutes until you get to the weekend — you’re not alone. Only
13 percent of people feel a sense of passion or a deep connection to
their work, while 63 percent are unhappy — or disengaged, according to
an October report by Gallup. It’s possible, however, to use the skills
you’ve already got and apply them to a new career.
Personal power is a core leadership competency that everyone needs to
develop before they can lead others. It has to do with being able to
lead yourself. We can help harness and learn to use our personal power by understanding and working on our Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills.