It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s a super job seeker? When considering your future career, it doesn’t take superhero strength to score a great gig. However, it’s still a lot of fun to imagine what your job search might be like if you had super powers.
Have fun imagining yourself as a caped career crusader, and then apply some superhero smarts to your job search.
Superman’s X-ray vision
If only you could see inside the offices of prospective employers, you’d know exactly what they were looking for and how to fit in. While that would be helpful, you actually could see right through job postings if you do some outside research. Find out what’s going on behind the doors of a company before you apply by reading employer profiles, reviews, and company news via social media.
Spiderman’s web slinging
Scaling buildings and swinging around the city could help you get to your job interviews on time, but so can proper planning. Whatever you do, don’t rely on a web of lies to explain why you showed up late.
Flash’s super speed
Job searching is a time consuming process when it’s done right, but if you could do things 100 times faster than the average guy, that would give you an edge. In reality, you could get a leg up on your job competition by learning about job openings before others do. Having a good network and signing up for job alerts can give you the head start you need.
Professor Xavier’s mind reading
Oh, to be able to know what a hiring manager is thinking during an interview. But if you read up on the company and check out the interviewers’ social media profiles, it could be the closest thing to seeing inside their brains.
By using the best super power you have – your smarts – you can become the mightiest of job seekers and defeat the forces of resume rejection.