How to get a job interview. What’s next…..
Psychic Andrew Warnes
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Our How to Get a Job Interview is a way of getting you to recognise you need to look at your mindset, it’s NOT about qualification or whether you’re good enough. If you really want the job, if you really feel it’s for you and you’re hungry for it—–the job is yours for the taking.
And that’s the crunch. So, how to get a job interview.
Most of us go for a job because we “NEED” it rather than “WANT” it. We want to move onto a job because we don’t like our present predicament. Often it’s out of desperation.
The other morning I was near a dog park and all of a sudden there was a loud commotion of barking and stressed squealing amongst a pack of dogs. A small dog was a victim of ‘the pack’—it was been attacked! And left alone without human intervention it may have been a terrible outcome. The small dog was a victim and the other dogs smelt it’s fear and attacked. This is what happens when you really need something—like that new job, a better relationship, a new place to live, or even better health—you’ll find it difficult if you are desperate and ‘need’ it. You have to really want it and really go for it.
So let’s be a little more specific.
You’ve searched the employment sites, done your research and you’re ready to apply for a whole heap of jobs. Right?
Wrong! You haven’t thought those jobs through, you’ve just looked at them. It’s not ‘how can I get a job fast’ by applying for all jobs. What you need to do is put them aside and next day you short list them. Put that list aside, then short list again. That original list of twenty will now be one or two jobs. And only one or two!
Next, grab the selection criteria and address each one. That means you write what you can about your experience and knowledge of that topic. Here’s the rub, if you can’t address each criteria in a matter of minutes, that job is not for you. This is how to get a job interview because your special job will fall in your lap and you’ll be shortlisted for an interview.
Interestingly, as you’re writing the application you’ll feel excitement and jubilation as the words appear on the page. This is such good feeling and it gives you confidence. If you don’t feel this way and that ’need’ feeling starts to creep in, take a break and come back to it later. Remember, you don’t ‘need’ your perfect job, you’re there to help them select you for because this is how how to get a job interview. They NEED you because of the person you are, what you have to offer then and what problems you can fix.
You’ve written the application and you’re about to send it off.
There’s something you’ve missed. Chances are you’ve expressed yourself in a way that you think you might fit into that organisation. Great, but inaccurate. Remember, this is how to get a job interview. Companies and organisations worldwide are changing, they different people. They want to change their cultures, so, chances are your new organisation is looking for someone different too. They don’t want more of the same people who are already working there, they’re looking for someone transformational, someone a bit different. Is that you?
Did you make a case for being different in your application? If so, great. Send it off.
Fantastic, that wasn’t hard, was it! All you have to do now is fire up yourself into your interview.
And we’ll look at that next…….