How many of us are afraid that we won’t succeed in the business world? Notice how I said us? That’s because I know I am. So on Friday, September 21, I got to listen to Brad Remillard (executive recruiter and career coach) talk about “How to Succeed in Business”.
Let’s go over some of the main things I learned. First of all, if you can’t get a job interview, that’s pretty much it for you. So how exactly do you land that job interview? It’s actually pretty simple. Identify the company or industry you want to work for and then make yourself stand out. All of us are somewhat already doing that because we’re in the Business Honors Program, but we can’t just stop there. We need to go above and beyond (it’s okay, we’re used to it).
Next up are the three hiring P’s. Preparation, practice, and presentation. Preparation is not just coming up with good answers to potential interview questions. In order to prepare, you need to understand the company from the core so do some research, and ask some questions. Now we get to practice. We all know what we would say if someone asked us a specific question in an interview, but that’s not enough because in high pressure situations, my brain usually begins to melt and I can’t even remember my own name. So memorize those answers so well that it doesn’t even look like it’s rehearsed. Last, but definitely not the least, presentation. Getting hired isn’t necessarily about who is best qualified for the job. Let’s face it: at the end of the day, it’s not about that 4.0 GPA vs. the 3.6 GPA. It’s about who presents themselves better. It’s about the person who has the passion and energy that every company is looking for.
So there we have it, some of the best tips for how to land that job that you’ve always wanted. Can you even believe that we have these workshops every week? You can find me at the next workshop and I better be able to find you all too!