The more I work with clients, the more I realize that success is not about the format of our resumés, the strength of our LinkedIn profiles, or even our past experience. People with lousy resumés, weak profiles, and almost no relevant experience land great jobs all the time. The key to finding good opportunities is presence – magnetic presence. And, authenticity. Magnetic presence can be somewhat difficult to capture in words but a few of the associated qualities or characteristics include:
- the ability to community your value in a way that resonates rather than repels.
- a healthy mix of confidence and coach-ability.
- keen, sincere interest in others.
- positive energy.
More and more of my work with clients is about cultivating magnetic presence. Sure, the resumé needs to be great too. But, even a resumé that rocks cannot overcome a lack of personal presence. In the end, it is all about how we make people FEEL when they are with us.
Do you feel me?