You already know that in today’s tough job market competition
for jobs is fierce. The recruitment market is
facing some of the toughest competition for the past 100 years. There is a growing surplus of
highly skilled candidates chasing an ever diminishing number of
Let's face reality......employers can
select from a surplus
pool of qualified, experienced and often desperate, hungry
candidates. To elevate yourself above
the job-hunting masses you need every single weapon in your arsenal to ace the interview
process and secure your dream job!
It’s a fact that in today’s job market it is
common place for hundreds of applicants to be chasing just one single job. What chance do you
have of winning against these long odds?
Oh, and by the way, we are not talking about a
position for chief executive or president of a multi-national
conglomerate. No, fierce competition applies to any job you care to mention even
boring, low-paid, bread-line jobs….and it’s getting tougher!
Yet sadly, the typical job candidate hardly even
prepares for a job interview, which let's face it, can be a life-changing
event!.....they read the job description once, rehearse half a dozen answers, possibly
review the company website and then wonder why they get rejected!
What will you do when you are offered your
dream job interview?
So lets take
a step back for a second. Just imagine your sheer
delight at finding out you have just secured an interview for your
dream job. Your mind begins to wander.......
You imagine the
hefty increase in salary and
benefits. You picture your new life, your dream home, taking
holidays and living debt free!
You smile as you consider the kudos and
status of the new
position. You can clearly see the look of envy of your friends and colleagues
when you tell them your fantastic news! You are just one small final
step from changing your entire life and achieving
goals!......Then, like a bolt from the blue, cold harsh
''Job Interviews turn me
into a jibbering wreck''
This new world all hangs by a thread. It depends
entirely on your performance at one single job
interview. You suddenly get that sinking feeling deep in the pit of
your stomach. You quickly recall your previous track record, your dismal
failure rate and how nervous you get.
Interviews are a
minefield. You are never sure what to say. You lack self-confidence. You get tongue-tied…….not to mention the
bound to be fierce competition. After all this is a dream job but not just for
me! The other candidates are
always better prepared, more experienced, have a better resume.
You stomach sinks further as the harsh reality
dream job is beginning to look like a long-shot. The odds are lengthening by the
second! Your brief sunny
positive disposition begins to turn dark and negative.
If you fail
the interview how you are going to break the news to your family and
friends! Their half-attempted
effort not to look disappointed as any hopes for a better life are dashed on the rocks of
the cruel job market.
Then you hear that time-worn unforgettable
phrase of pity ringing in your ears....
‘‘Even if you didn’t get the job at least
you got an interview’’.........Aggghhh!
What use is that? I am back to square one and my
dream job has been cruelly torn from my grasp!
I am further away from
achieving my life goals than ever.
Then you begin the
time-worn job interview post-mortem!
You begin to question
come I blew it again?
Self-doubt rears its
ugly head. Was it me the job interviewer did not like? Clueless and
bewildered you rake over the interview again and again. What went so terribly
I was on time..... I smiled..... I was
polite...... I answered all their questions and didn’t hesitate too much..... I was actually
quite pleased with my performance.....Yet once again it was still not quite good
Finally I receive the rejection
letter and it stabs me deep in the chest!
myself with that pitiful phrase! ......''I did my
best!''…...I resign myself to wondering what might have been......I guess in today’s
job market there is always going to be someone better than
Listen up and snap
out of it right now!
What you have just read is
commonplace. So many dreams are shattered because candidates haven't the first idea what
to say or how to act.
Let me ask
you one simple question?