Much has been written about building confidence for an interview. But how do you get the interview in the first place? It still comes down to how you look on paper—your resume and cover letter have to pop.
To be sure, lying to yourself without misrepresenting who you truly are is a balancing act. Here are some tips you can use to pull it off:
We go to college and have to decide what to study. Yes, while some of us can’t even do our own laundry, we have to pretty much decide what we want to do with our lives. No pressure.
Then we graduate and we’re forced to find jobs so we don’t starve to death. In our job search, we think and we hope that the first job we get will be the perfect one. We believe that it HAS to work out.
Listen, it’s okay if you graduate and your first “dream job” turns out to be an epic fail.