Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of seizing opportunities. It pains me to watch young people (actually all people) sit back and wait for the opportunities to come to them.
Happy New Year to you! Although I am acutely aware that it is already February 1st as I write this ... I wanted to kick off our 2019 Career Hacks articles with a focus on the year ahead.
Late in August this year, our team had two interns start with us - Sarah and Nicole. Today is their last day in the office ... and never have I been so sad to have to say goodbye.
When you are being assessed for a job or putting yourself out there, your entire persona becomes watched. Hiring managers are not just interested in hearing you tell them how much you love their organisation ... they will look for cues to see that it is genuine.
Your personal brand is that “thing” which arrives wherever you go before you do and remains after you are gone. It’s how people talk about you and the traits and characteristics you are known and remembered for.
If you are one of 100 or even 1000 applications for a single role, getting noticed, having a memorable application or leaving a good and lasting impression is pretty key to nabbing that dream role.
As important as it is to grow up competent and independent, able to figure things on your own (something I like to preach about a lot) ... It is also equally important to be smart and ask for help and advice when you need it.
We live in an impatient world and I feel like whilst everyone wants a mentor ... that comes with the expectation of instant gratification, and if you can't satisfy the expectations upfront ... then you are not seen as valuable.
Our Co-Founder Lisa wrote down her 6 key interview prep tips to help you land your dream role! Once you've prepped and you know your stuff ... it's time to shine!