Getting a job may seem like an Olympic feat, but you can be victorious in your job hunt. Since we’re in the throes of Winter Olympics madness, we’re inspired to share Olympic-themed advice for job seekers.
Go for gold: Don’t settle. Shoot for the top job and the biggest company. You’re not looking for a lateral position or a promotion at a smaller company. You want the best.
Nail it: If you have an interview, go in prepared and with a great attitude. Demonstrate your passion, your knowledge, and your expertise in a way that impresses your future employers. You will be noticed.
Don’t find yourself on thin ice: Do what it takes to avoid finding yourself in a bad situation at work. Stay on your boss’ good side, stay positive in the worst circumstances and prove yourself to new employers.
Be a hot shot: Companies and employers want the best employees. Be that person. Do what it takes to be considered the best and brightest. Stay current and relevant. Be the next big thing.
Be an all-around player: Like an athlete well-versed in all facets of his sport, companies and employers love their workers to be versatile and able to handle any task. Emphasize during the interviewing process that you are willing to learn other responsibilities and would be ready to step in when and where necessary.
Go for big air: Don’t settle when it comes to projects or your work performance. Make sure you’re the best and brightest. Seek additional education, add a volunteer experience to your resume, or boost one of your skills while search for a job. Be the person who stands out from other job seekers.
Avoid face-offs: Being a team player is a key skill employers are seeking. If participating in a group interview, you may not want to get along with everyone in your group, but try to avoid confrontations and show you can work in a team. Be careful what you say and play peacemaker if you see others heading for a showdown.
Be on the mark: Be on time for job interviews. Be thorough and accurate in your resume and comments about your skills. Show that you have taken the initiative in projects.
Sweep the competition: Rise above the job competition by contributing valuable ideas and asking smart questions during the job interview process.
Don’t take it down to the wire: Don’t dally and wait until the final minute to apply for a job. Work diligently to get that job! That way you’ll stay on top of openings and will demonstrate your eagerness to work for the company.
We can’t wait to hear how you medal in early 2014 and find the job that you want!