Job seekers, pretend for a moment that you are completing an application and it states that you must complete the following question and submit it with your resume, cover letter, references, and salary history.
Here's the question:
What is your je ne sais quoi?
Yesterday, I was sharing this French word with clients based on a very interesting story I'd heard on a morning radio program. For the sake of this post, let's give this term an English translation:
~ What is 'that certain something' you have that makes your brand distinctive and attractive?
~ What is the 'indescribable quality' you possess as a job candidate?
~ What 'charm' or 'indefinable enchantment' do you possess that is simply hard to explain?
Bottom line, what might you offer in response to the employer's query? Something to think about as you consider your je ne sais quoi.
P.S. Homework Exercise: To best serve you, your brand and your chances of getting hired faster, please take the time to formulate rock-solid answers to the above questions.