Monday, September 23, 2013

It's not just your talent........ Interview Tip

Getting a job isn't just a function of your talent and skills. It depends on one more important thing. It's your attitude. 

An interview actually isn't there to measure or ascertain your skills, experience or knowledge, but interview is a silent assessment of your attitude. In the sidelines, it measure what's your attitude? Are you positive or negative person? Is he/she adaptable? Etc.

And it's not just me, even the marketing genius Seth Godin says getting a new hire is actually a hunt for attitude and not talent.

…it's not really a search for talent. It's a search for attitudeThere are a few jobs where straight up skills are all we ask for. Perhaps in the first violinist in a string quartet. But in fact, even there, what actually separates winners from losers isn't talent, it's attitude.

Remember this whenever you are attending an interview, be it on telephone or in person. 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

It's a Showroom not a Warehouse!

Continuing with the last posts theme on the résumé; when writing or updating your résumé, always keep the title of this post in mind.

Yes. Your résumé should be the showroom of your talent, knowledge and experience. It's shouldn't be a warehouse where you have dumped all your projects, the subjects you have studied and everything in between.

The art of getting an interview call is an effective résumé. A résumé that invites a call for more interaction. So trim those extra, non relevant projects, those extra subject information or the trainings.

Just like a showroom, keep only the stuff that's in demand or in season. Keep the rest out.

Treat your résumé as a showroom than a warehouse and you increase your chances of getting a call for interview.

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