How to ensure a successful job hunt here in the US as an international student? One place to start is with a successful job hunt mindset. What is the proper mindset? It’s the set of beliefs that you hold about yourself and your job hunt which lead you to having more conversations and less time in front of a computer.
Problems with the mindset arise when you least wish them to, such as even before you start! Your beliefs might be preventing you from starting. Or when you are presented with an opportunity to talk with a hiring manager, instead of confidently introducing yourself, thoughts arise such as, “I'm not supposed to talk to senior people.” Like it or not, we bring a lot of these negative beliefs to the job hunt. Other popular beliefs include, “I'm not able”, or “I'm not prepared” or “My skills are not good enough.” Possible outcomes of job...
“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...
There are many misconceptions about how soon one can find a job. Some people think that it requires months.
Some consider that “since KPMG has closed recruiting”, then all bets are off and it’s hopeless.
Or "I've only got a MS" or "I've only got a BA", or "I've got a PhD but no experience".
The ego will spin many stories to keep YOU at the center of things, even when it's about putting yourself down.
I’ve prepared a definitive guide with 3 Tips on how to get offers fast.
Getting Hired Fast? Yes, A ‘secret weapon’ is staring you in the face
Just a few years ago, the job hunt was very different.
Companies hired based on grades or school pedigree, or just based on an alumni connection, with networking always a good thing.
Companies didn’t yet have so many different channels into which they sold their products, and the range of KPIs measured was limited.
With the change in sales channels and...