At YouTern, we often say “coachability” – your willingness to learn from mistakes, accept and absorb feedback and then make deliberate improvements – is a huge factor in getting hired.
Successful job seekers and young professionals are coachable. Those who are not coachable… fail, and fail often.
Am I coachable?
You may be asking yourself that question. Lucky for you, a recent Gawker post titled “Here’s How to Condescend to 900 Job Applicants with a 3,000 Word Rejection Letter” (sub-titled “42 Do’s and Don’ts from a Dick”) provides an excellent litmus test for your level of coachability.