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Wake Up Eager Habit: Evaluate Job Fit
& You'll Improve Work Motivation

evaluate job fit

If you want to improve work motivation you must ask and answer this crucial question:

"Do the behaviors, rewards and personal skills for this job - fit (or match) - the person in the job?"

Applying any other motivation technique (like goal setting, training or encouragement) BEFORE you answer THAT question is like trying to force a corner puzzle piece in the middle. It doesn't fit, it doesn't look right, it's in the wrong place and it's a big fat waste of time!


"Over $250 billion a year is lost in productivity by workers who are not committed
to their work. Workers who don't have the opportunity to use and express
their natural strengths, who are not a match or a fit to the job,
are usually not going to give their very best at work."

That is why Evaluate Job Fit is one of the Five Habits of Wake Up Eager of Leaders and Sales Pros!

The "Official" Wake Up Eager EVALUATE JOB FIT Definition:

To EVALUATE JOB FIT is to focus on matching jobs to the right people, ensuring you have the right people in the right 'seats.' (Including yourself!)

EVALUATING JOB FIT is a repeatable process you can learn, where you define what each job needs, and then successfully match individual talents to each job in four areas: Background/Experience, Communication Style, Motivators and Personal Skills.

Evaluating Job Fit is important because it will help you:---Lower risk when hiring and promoting,---Improve job performance and satisfaction,---Reveal your own and others specific strengths and development opportunities, and---Reduce unwanted turnover.

To discover more about this Evaluate Job Fit Habit, review past blog posts and articles, here. Take my Free Top 13 Mistakes Hiring Managers Make Quiz and other Hiring and Interview tools here.

What Does it Mean To Evaluate Job Fit?

When it comes to strong and consistent work motivation, whether you are hiring, promoting or looking for a new position yourself, a solid resume and interview are just part of the story, but are not nearly enough to know whether work motivation and performance will be consistent and strong.

Resumes and interviews don't reveal whether:

  • the job rewards what intrinsically motivates the person - if not, motivation will wane quickly;
  • the communication style needed for success in the job is the natural communication style of the person - if not ,tension and stress will build;
  • the personal skills and attitudes needed for success in the job, actually match the talents and capacity of the person - if not, you'll get low performance, low capability and a lot of headache as you try to manage this person.

BOTTOM LINE: When someone is not a good fit for what the job needs for success, work motivation will ALWAYS be a problem.

"I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies." Larry Bossidy

How Do Leaders Get Better at
Evaluating Job Fit?

This website is devoted to resources and tools for developing this Habit. The top focus areas for this Habit are: Assessment and Building Interview and Hiring Skills.

To discover more about this Habit, review past work motivation and Evaluate Job Fit blog posts and articles, here.

To review development tools for improving this Habit, check out this free Quiz, detailed resource articles, and several training programs.


finding motivation and support

Finding More Motivation & Support:  My Wake Up Eager Daily Tips Program is an eBook of Tips for each Wake Up Eager Habit. It also includes an optional email that follows along with you, as you read and work on each daily strategy and tip. These Tips are mini-training programs and coaching conversations based upon the Five Wake Up Eager Habits for Leaders and Sales Pros. More Information Here.




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