Are You Ready for an Olympic Level Job Hunt?

Mon, Aug 13, 2012

Job Search Skills, Motivation

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Even though the Olympics are over, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or two from the would-be gold medalists.  As you may have watched them on the TV, you noticed one thing they all had in common – LOTS of preparation.  Those athletes don’t just show up for the competitions and hope for the best.

They are the best because they show up all of the days before they compete.

There are a few different ways in which you can prepare for a job hunt:

  • Find out what you’re qualified for – Take a look around your current job market to see what employers are looking for and what you might already be qualified to do.
  • Know who to talk to – Find out who you can talk to when you’re looking at certain companies.  Learn the name of the hiring department manager or the name of the contact in the recruitment office.
  • Start networking – Begin to network with other job hunters to see if you can pick up on some tips that can help you in your own search.
  • Practice your interview – Just like any athlete, practice does make perfect.  Make sure you can answer the most common interview questions, and that you are ready to explain who you are and what you have to offer.

Unlike Olympic athletes, these steps don’t have to take hours a day, nor do you have to be at an incline in 100-degree heat to be ready for your interview.  Instead, you need to look for ways to get your mind ready for the job search.

The more you can prepare, the more likely you are to get the job.  And even if you never end up with a gold medal, employment can be just as thrilling.

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