“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
There will come a time in the not too distant future when you will be given an opportunity for a promotion. The next step you will encounter will be the interview. How will you prepare for it?
Some pointers to keep in mind are:
- Be punctual
- Dress well
- Sell your qualifications
The first three are pretty easy for most people, but the last one isn’t. Remember the job interview is really a sales call. You have to sell yourself to the employer and convince him/her you are perfect for the job. But many people don’t like the idea of selling. The reason most people don’t like selling is because they either don’t believe in their product or they don’t believe in themselves. In this case, the product is you.
Think of it this way, if a friend had a headache and didn’t have any aspirin and you did, wouldn’t you offer it to your friend? Of course you would. Your aspirin is the solution to their problem.
You are the solution to your employer’s problem when you go on the interview. If you truly believe that you can make a difference for the company, it’s your duty to ace that interview with flying colors. It all comes down to what you believe about yourself. Don’t let limiting beliefs hold you back anymore.
Also when you are interviewing, focus on the employer’s needs and problems. Outline specifically what you can do to solve them. Ask pointed questions. Describe in detail what you can do to help the company be even more successful.
Action Item: Do some soul searching. Do you really believe in your value?