CRAFT A CAREER ACCORDING TO YOUR STRENGTHS
Growing up, I always thought that having a profession was the ultimate pinnacle of success. By calling myself a doctor, lawyer, etc., I was under the assumption that this would be most fulfilling. For some, this is true, and that’s wonderful, but I quickly realized that following passion projects, thinking about ideas and finding a way to package that into a job I love, has been most gratifying.
So, to sum it all up research a new gig based off your best strengths!
Now you know which job you are going after, here are some tips on what to do when you get that interview!
ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS WHEN YOU LAND THE INTERVIEW
Be a question asker – asking questions is simply the best way to break through. I think the art of inquiry is often the most underrated form of expression. Whenever I’ve asked the most questions being new to a job, or team, I’ve found it helpful in breaking barriers and learn 10x faster.
BE ABLE TO ARTICULATE WHY YOU ARE A GOOD FIT FOR THE JOB
If you can’t explain why you are the right fit for the job, don’t expect to get the job! This is your time to shine and it’s crucial that you exude the confidence necessary to land your dream job. Make sure to always use real life examples to leverage yourself and speak to what makes you stand out.
TALK ABOUT THE JOB THAT’S OPEN, NOT ABOUT THE GROWTH PATH
People want to feel like you want to prove yourself and earn your stripes. Too often candidates talk about growth too soon and consequently don’t land the job! Ambition is great, and goal – oriented individuals should always be rewarded, but always remember you are interviewing for an open position and will need to prove yourself in that role first! It’s better to talk about wanting to stay with a company long term and really grow with a company and create a home for yourself at your place of work. That way there is no misunderstanding that you are expecting an immediate promotion.
REALLY BE ABLE TO ARTICULATE WHY YOU LEFT FORMER POSITIONS
Always be prepared to speak about why each position ended. Make sure to always stay as positive as possible in explaining why a position came to an end.
KNOW YOUR OWN #FACTS
If you can’t remember the facts pertaining to your education and career path, how can you expect a new employer to trust you? If you are not able to accurately and quickly state facts ranging from your own resume (compensation history, dates on the resume, etc). firms will have reservations in proceeding.
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