Persistence is a force you can cultivate and use to win offers. It’s a stand-alone asset that exists apart from your GPA, qualifications, school rank, or past experience. You can add this to your job hunt toolkit at any time.
I can’t stress enough the importance of following up after interviews.
There are many ways for you to stand out from the pool of job seekers out there - and following up is one of them.
Your ability to follow up shows organizational skills, integrity, and interest.
Want to ace interviews? Do this much:
Dial-in your mindset:
1. Interviews are a form of stage performance. It’s not about you, but how you play the role.
2. There are no perfect candidates. The firm feels you have what it takes to do the job. Let go of stress.
Learn your part:
1. Get into character: Absorb youtube videos, podcasts about this role and the industry.
2.Type out, then speak out responses to behavioral and technical questions. Be natural, not memorized.
3.Brand yourself as a problem-solver, not a job-wanter.
Know your audience:
1. Emphasize what they care about, not what you can get out of this role. Share examples of you getting results of any kind, ideally, the kind sought after in this role.
2. Your questions may make all the difference. Ask questions that reflect research.
Mock interview with an expert
1. Get feedback on the standard interview questions.
2. Tighten up your responses so they reflect short answers, incorporate results with numbers, and flush out...
“DO NOT LIE” is permanently posted at the office space of a F500 company. I walk by it every day in my co-working space.
What does that mean? Why would they say that?
Honesty has been an issue inside the firm.
So, what are firms really looking for when they are hiring talent?
They are looking for a certain skill set, but they are ALSO looking for:
- Attention to detail
- Desire to do good work
Not yet employed or have multiple years of experience? You have a lot of things in your favor.
If you have:
#1 The desire to work hard
#2 Hungry for experience
#3 Willing to take on more responsibility
#4 Easy to be trained
And you can convey honesty.
Then it’s just a matter of reaching out to your dream firm and conveying your interest in helping them.
If you have any questions, reach out to me via LinkedIn or Facebook. Let’s have a...
Sometimes I would have this ONE interview on the calendar, drop everything, and then start acting like this ONE job would work out. When it didn’t, I would have to start over. It felt like my whole body was stuck in molasses and it was hard to get moving again.
Then back to that emotional rollercoaster of applying and getting rejected and trying to network. So unsatisfying!
In the middle of this same experience, my student Ariel confided, “I will apply to a role, then on purpose I will choose to forget I had applied. That way I could reject the company before they could reject me”.
When things aren’t going well, we have all have these different mental processes going on to help us try to cope.
Guess what? We’re in luck. We didn’t actually ever get rejected.
We just didn’t yet have our branding figured out yet. Or We just didn’t find the right audience.
What’s your brand?
Who is your audience?
My goal for...