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If you have any chance at all of getting that business role you always wanted, you better be prepared to put in the effort. With so much competition, businesses have their pick of the litter. So, that means you have to be able to not only stand out from the crowd, but you need to have something extra, and not just the qualification and experience.
If you are lucky enough to land the job of your dreams, take the opportunity to network and build up relationships with people. This will help you in your probation interviews.Tweet This
When you go for that interview, you have to have done your homework. For some of you, an interview may be the pinnacle of years of hard work, choosing what you want to do, studying hard, going through examinations, then finally the interview. Bear in mind, that an interview does not end even when you get the job, because usually, you are on probation, which is really an extension of the interview. Anyway here are some ways to help you get that job.
If your chosen vocation is something that requires a degree, then make sure you work hard to get the top grades. You can be sure your competition will be. If you can be pinpoint focused on what it is you want to do, you will succeed. You may even find you need a higher level of certification, such as going to school to get a masters of occupational therapy. Having the best grades plus a higher level of certification may put you in the running.
“If there is one thing that will definitely set you apart from the rest of the pack, it is bringing something to the table that no one else has. When you are all vying for the same job, chances are that you all have a generic resume that has just been worded differently. So, what is the number one way of adding real value to your resume?” – Landing Your Dream Job
Develop a personal brand
You need to be able to sell yourself, and not only that you need to show that you live and breathe this vocation. To do this, your personal brand needs to be in perfect harmony with the role you are going after. You need to look the part, speak the part, be the part. This cannot be an act, otherwise, it will come across as insincere. To be the perfect person for a job, you authentically have to be it. If you have spent a good part of your life preparing for it, you should be fine. At this stage, do not let a little thing like image let you down. You may want to ensure you’re fit and healthy, so diet and exercise will help. Wear the right clothes, as you can be sure that if someone who knows the subject as well as you goes in there looking the part, they will get it over you if you don’t.
If you are lucky enough to land the job of your dreams, take the opportunity to network and build up relationships with people. This will help you in your probation interviews. The more in-depth your knowledge of the company as a whole, the better off you will be. You will be seen as proactive, and you will learn things faster. Make sure you query things and ask questions, a lot of people like imparting knowledge. However, do not ask the same question over and over as you will come across as unintelligent, and you clearly aren’t if you managed to secure the job in the first place. Don’t let yourself down.