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How To Boost The Chances Of Getting The Job You Want

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Whenever you see a job that jumps out at you, your initial instinct is to apply for it immediately, of course. You probably also take into account the others that are applying for the role and how you’ll need to outdo them during all stages in order to get the position. Some of you will have all the self-belief and will feel as though you’ll easily palm off the competition. Others will probably be a little more pessimistic – such is the human brain. 

Your feelings don’t exactly get you the job, though, do they? How you behave during the recruitment stages and what you can bring to the table is what employers are mostly interested in. If you want to get ahead of the others, you’ll have to show your potential bosses what they’ll be missing if they don’t hire you. How can you do that? Well, here are a few ideas: 

Build On Your Overall Confidence

Now, we mentioned that the way you feel isn’t going to solely impact how things go – and that’s true. That doesn’t mean you should push yourself to become a more confident and charismatic person, though. When you feel better about yourself, you tend to do more things – that’s just how the mind works. A more confident person will be willing to put more of a shift in and add more knowledge to their repertoire. 

Choose Something You Love

This is more about what you’d do before applying, of course. If you have something in front of you that you feel as though you’ll absolutely love, then you’ll have a better time applying for it. You’ll know exactly what to say, and you’ll feel passionate about whatever conversation you have at the potential interview. Things are easier when you’re enjoying yourself. 

Always Take In New Information

If you’re constantly learning new things, then your brain is constantly being exercised. This means you’ll be a lot sharper than if you spent your free time idling. A lot of people don’t exercise their brains anywhere near as much as they should, and that’s where they falter in terms of competing with others. If you’re constantly taking in new info, you’re going to benefit. It doesn’t matter whether it’s about Glass Scratch Repair in preparation for a window fitter job, or an online seminar in speaking ready for an admin job – the more information, the better.

Adopt A Positive State Of Mind

Again, your mindset is just one aspect, but it’s one that could lead to other things. It’s hard to keep positive in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but if you can manage some optimism, then you’ll be in a good place going forward. Positive people are always looking at how they could get themselves into a better position. Be that type of person. 

Work Harder Than The Others

If you do more than your competitors, then the chances are that you’ll achieve more than them. Working smart is handy, but good-old-fashioned hard work makes such a difference. Nobody got to the top of the tree by sheer luck – that’s a fact.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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