Believe it or not, you are an original thinker!
Companies are taking steps to make it easier for prospective candidates to find their career match!
Kimberly-Clark is one example. They recently launched a “Welcome Original Thinkers” #wot campaign to help match prospective candidates with the jobs available.
“The ‘Welcome Original Thinkers’ effort focuses on an online quiz to help prospective employees learn what kind of thinkers they are, what kind of jobs they’d best fit, and in the process show that the 144-year-old paper and personal-care products company and its Neenah home base are ‘pretty cool'”.
This is just one example of how companies are doing more to draw in candidates and set themselves apart. There are many examples of companies who are launching campaigns to attract potential employees. There are some great examples in this Forbes article by Lars Schmidt “Can A Recruiting Video Make You Cry?”
Take The Quiz
Self-knowledge helps you pin down the right career match. Based on your values, interests, personality and preferences, you can identify jobs that you’re likely to enjoy and thrive in, not just at Kimberly-Clark, but anywhere.
Click on the image above or this link to access Kimberly-Clark’s quiz: Welcome Original Thinkers Quiz
It doesn’t take long, there are only 9 questions.
I found the questions were geared towards a younger audience (new graduates or early careerists). But don’t let that dissuade you if you are older. It is still helpful.
I’m an Adaptor! This description fits me pretty well: “You enjoy exploring every side of an issue and like a wicked great maestro you tease out the positive in each approach. Your resourcefulness and ability to easily adapt to the latest input often makes you the one who finds answers to the most challenging questions.”
As you can see, Katlin is an Adaptor too, and this is what she does at Kimberly-Clark.
Take the quiz and find out what type of thinker you are: Welcome Original Thinkers Quiz
I also wrote about other career assessments here.
Find Your Match
After you take the quiz, you can share your results across social media and/or see what jobs at Kimberly-Clark would be a good fit. As an Adaptor, these were the 189 jobs recommended for me. As you can see, there are a wide variety of jobs listed (and of varying levels).
You can also filter these results by “internships”. FYI: “Kimberly-Clark offers Internships and Co-Op positions for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of areas including: Accounting, Engineering, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Research & Engineering, Sales, and Supply Chain.”
Other Ways To Use This Information
Yes, I hope you find jobs at Kimberly-Clark you might be interested in. Click through the job and learn more about it!
But don’t stop there.
Learning about jobs will help you search for those types of jobs at different companies as well. I’d never thought of being a Distribution Specialist. But I love the idea of doing this (even though I am not 100% qualified):
You will focus on improving current processes through collaboration. You will work with business teams & IT to develop new processes and software solutions.
I can use this information to find other jobs that relate to improving processes.
Did you know…
- Kimberly-Clark’s first business was operating paper mills, which the collective expanded throughout the following decades.
- Kimberly-Clark developed cellu-cotton in 1914, a cotton substitute used by the U.S. Army as surgical cotton during World War I.
- Army nurses used Kimberly-Clark cellu-cotton pads as disposable sanitary napkins, and six years later the company introduced Kotex, the first disposable feminine hygiene product.
- Kimberly-Clark developed Kleenex, a disposable handkerchief, in 1924.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.