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ways toStand Apartin your career(+ job search)Peter Reek@smartsavvysmartsavvy.com smartsavvy.me604.639.5430
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the8 colour boxes, but what you’re really looking forare the 64 colour box...
"The ‘it’ factor is one of those nebulous, undefinedand subjective attributes one either has or doesn’thave. It falls into...
Make things happen!
Make things happen!Contribute. Deliver results.
Follow through.
“There are two kinds of people, those who finishwhat they start and so on... ”.~ Robert Byrne
"People who are funny and smart and returnphone calls get much better press than peoplewho are just funny and smart."~ How...
Manage your EQ.
“Nothing will bring an organization to it’s kneesfaster than an unbridled ego. ”~ Unknown
“A great character hangs from the solid frameworkof a balanced ego – all the positive “self” qualities:self-aware, self-mo...
On the other hand, an imbalanced ego creates aframework with potential weaknesses – all thenegative “self” qualities: self...
On the other hand, an imbalanced ego creates aframework with potential weaknesses – all thenegative “self” qualities: self...
Know where you are headed.
"The difference between great people and othersis that great people create their lives actively,while others are created b...
Connect.
"I like to make pictures about people who make adifference."~ Jerry Bruckheimer
Commit.
"Great work is done by people who are not afraidto be great."~ Fernando Flores
“Why blend in when you were born to stand out! ”~ Dr. Suess
Capacity.
Capacity.Strength of will vs. intelligence
Be consistent.
Be consistent.People should know what they can expect from you.
“Rather than being a 2 or a 10 can you just give mea solid 8”.~ Peter’s Employee
Surprise ‘em.
“I always do more than I say. I always producemore than I promise”.~ Richard Nixon
Stand Apart in your Job Search1. Demonstrate intentionality.2. Get comfortable talking about yourself.3. Quantify contribu...
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10 ways to stand apart

  1. 1. ways toStand Apartin your career(+ job search)Peter Reek@smartsavvysmartsavvy.com smartsavvy.me604.639.5430
  2. 2. “Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the8 colour boxes, but what you’re really looking forare the 64 colour boxes with the sharpenerson the back”.~ John Mayer
  3. 3. "The ‘it’ factor is one of those nebulous, undefinedand subjective attributes one either has or doesn’thave. It falls into the category of you-know-it-when-you-see-it."~ Simon Cowell
  4. 4. Make things happen!
  5. 5. Make things happen!Contribute. Deliver results.
  6. 6. Follow through.
  7. 7. “There are two kinds of people, those who finishwhat they start and so on... ”.~ Robert Byrne
  8. 8. "People who are funny and smart and returnphone calls get much better press than peoplewho are just funny and smart."~ Howard Simons
  9. 9. Manage your EQ.
  10. 10. “Nothing will bring an organization to it’s kneesfaster than an unbridled ego. ”~ Unknown
  11. 11. “A great character hangs from the solid frameworkof a balanced ego – all the positive “self” qualities:self-aware, self-motivated, self-restrained, self-confident...and a desire/willingness to self-correct...
  12. 12. On the other hand, an imbalanced ego creates aframework with potential weaknesses – all thenegative “self” qualities: self-centred, self-serving,self-righteous, selfish, and sometimes self-conscious....often compounded by a lack ofperception and an unwillingness to self-correct.
  13. 13. On the other hand, an imbalanced ego creates aframework with potential weaknesses – all thenegative “self” qualities: self-centred, self-serving,self-righteous, selfish, and sometimes self-conscious....often compounded by a lack ofperception and an unwillingness to self-correct.~ Peter Reek
  14. 14. Know where you are headed.
  15. 15. "The difference between great people and othersis that great people create their lives actively,while others are created by their lives, passivelywaiting to see where life takes them next.“~ Michael Gerber
  16. 16. Connect.
  17. 17. "I like to make pictures about people who make adifference."~ Jerry Bruckheimer
  18. 18. Commit.
  19. 19. "Great work is done by people who are not afraidto be great."~ Fernando Flores
  20. 20. “Why blend in when you were born to stand out! ”~ Dr. Suess
  21. 21. Capacity.
  22. 22. Capacity.Strength of will vs. intelligence
  23. 23. Be consistent.
  24. 24. Be consistent.People should know what they can expect from you.
  25. 25. “Rather than being a 2 or a 10 can you just give mea solid 8”.~ Peter’s Employee
  26. 26. Surprise ‘em.
  27. 27. “I always do more than I say. I always producemore than I promise”.~ Richard Nixon
  28. 28. Stand Apart in your Job Search1. Demonstrate intentionality.2. Get comfortable talking about yourself.3. Quantify contributions (wherever possible)4. Balance: Confidence + Enthusiasm5. Attach yourself to the job. (Research)6. Demo high EQ (All the positive selfs)7. Ask smart questions.8. Bullets or bust!9. Follow-up (and do so creatively/memorably)

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