Practice like you have never won and #Interview like you have never lost!
Thinking back, so many important moments in my life didn't happen by luck. I was always one of those students who had to work hard for my grades, and for anything.
The first time I tried out for cheerleading I didn't make the team. That experience molded the rest of my life, because I realized that in order to achieve my goals I had to commit to practicing harder than others and than anyone believed was necessary. it was because of the practice that I had the confidence and of course improved skills to make the team the following season.
Our lives are built on moments, experiences, and important decisions. For those of you who are hitting the pavement, and losing hope -- take a step back to determine what you need to adapt, adjust, and revise.
Your resume. Is it repackaged and targeted for the position, industry, and company you are applying for? Will it make it through the robots to be seen by a human? Does your resume have direction, and amplify your accomplishments, strengths in both qualitative and quantitative terms>
Your Search Strategy: Are you simply doing what everyone else is doing or are you reaching out to friends, colleagues, groups, networks to let them know what type of positions you are in search of and asking them to pass your resume along to the right person. Make sure that you continue to adapt your approach.
Review the industry and position you are applying for. If you do your homework, you may find that the position and industry is shrinking and not growing for the geographical area you are seeking. You have two choices...repackage your skills and experience towards another job/industry or search where the industry is growing and thriving.
Interviewing is a skill that you can strengthen and improve. Sure it takes alot of time. Of course the rejections are easy. Remember, when the going gets tough the tough get going.
If any readers have any words of inspiration for our readers...would love to hear from you. I have talked to many of you in search of jobs, and it is because of you that I do what I do.
Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!