One of the most important facets of coaching women is ensuring that they understand their true value. It can be very hard for women to acknowledge how to sell their skills, abilities, and achievements because we have been conditioned to not to be aggressive or risk being viewed as unlikeable. However, identifying your own skills and special qualities isn’t always the easiest task either.
What does it mean to be deliberately different? And how does this mindset impact today’s job search?
“I’m following all the great advice. I’m working my butt off. I have a squeaky clean personal brand. Yet no job offers. Why? Why can’t I even get an interview?”
Sound familiar? Ever heard yourself saying something similar?
First impressions count! In fact, one study shows that interviewers make a determination about hiring a candidate (or not) in the first ninety seconds of the discussion. If you consider this during your next interview, you’ll realize how important the first question is to landing the job!
I’m a firm believer that great teams know their pulse. What do I mean by pulse? At any given moment, a great team can look around and think, “This is a great culture. I know it because of how I’m living out the culture based on clearly defined values and expectations.”
Your polished and tailored resume got you the interview. Your preparation and practice have helped you knock every question out of the park so far, and you’re minutes away from landing your next position. The interviewer then asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”