You’ve applied for some jobs for which you’re well-qualified, and now you’re getting ready to wow them in the interviews. How you carry yourself in those interviews not only indicates what a smart and thorough employee you’d be. You’re also demonstrating something very important to recruiters: your interest in each specific company… i.e. you want that job… not just a job.
Before your interview, use these online resources to prepare for your interviews and blow away your competition:
The interview itself went well. You’ve talked about your strengths, your weaknesses, how much you’ve always had a passion for (insert job type here) and attempted a joke about the interviewer’s lack of sleep. (There’s a photo of a baby on her desk.)
Now comes the hard part…
A Google search on “follow up after a job interview” reveals our escalating post-interview anxieties; all our worries about how and when to follow up are laid bare. Unfortunately, though Google is great at surfacing our concerns, the results returned often offer exceptional advice mixed with utter nonsense.
So, what questions are people secretly nervous about after their job interviews? What are the best available answers to their concerns? Here’s what we found…
What do you do when 30 other candidates are competing with you for the same job—and, at least on paper, many of them appear more qualified than you?
You need to do something to stand out. You need to have something unique, something that makes you what Seth Godin calls “The Purple Cow.”
Here are seven of the easiest and most effective strategies to “go purple”…
You finally graduated and you’re on your own, ready to take on the professional world. Sure, you took all the necessary courses to earn your diploma. But there are some very necessary professional skills your professors likely didn’t teach you.
These aren’t industry-specific skills like biology or accounting, nor are they soft skills like learning how to get along well with others and communicate. Instead, these skills often fall under the radar but can increase enormously your professional street-cred. Best of all, you can apply these skills to a variety of careers.
Adopt ‘em, adapt ‘em, and, young professionals, you give yourself a valuable edge over your professional peers.
You don’t have to work 80 hours per week to reach the top of your profession. You don’t have to be the smartest person in the room. The truth is, the key to success in your career and a fulfilling life is simpler than that.
Sounds like a get rich quick sales pitch, perhaps… but it’s not. Here’s the key, the secret to getting ahead professionally: Acquire new skills.