What exactly are you looking for in a job?

“Why to women have to decide between family and career if men don’t even think about it?”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are

“People with disabilities should not be considered unadvataged because they can high self esteem as others to fulfill their potential. People should be aware that a disability is something that some people can be born with and it is not a choice for them. Therefore, they should be treated with respect and should not be discriminated because this kind of behavior can socially isolate them from being part of the rest of their community.”
― Saaif Alam

“Work is my vacation from worry of what to do with my life”
― Janna Cachola

“Irinistic motivation can help people attain academic success and possess themselves with great depth of knowledge.”
― Saaif Alam

“When you make an embarrassing mistake, learn to let the memories be enough to let you laugh about it today.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“When you get clear on your own boundaries, you will find it easy to decide what you’re willing to accept in your career.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Do what you love, and the money will come. And if it doesn’t, you won’t care, because you’ll be happy.”
― Danielle Krysa, Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative

“What exactly are you looking for in a job? Like, what’s your best-case scenario for a new career?”
“I haven’t really thought that far. The best-case scenario is just that I look back on this entire era of my life and laugh and say, ‘What a weird time that was. I can’t believe I did that.”
― Drew Nellins Smith, Arcade

“Sometimes life is unpredictable, as are people.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Often it takes more guts than skill to open doors. Once the doors get opened, then it’s up to you.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Other people’s criticisms about what you are capable of, have nothing to do with you.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

Play The Part To Become The Part

“God is my strength and my defense. When I am weak, he makes me strong. When I am broken, he makes me whole.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

“Those things that are not within your control can often be the very things that set you free.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Take it from me, an authority on expertise: You can’t trust experts.”
― Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives

“Sometimes you have to “play the part” to become the part.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Indiscretions can lead to great lessons.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Your brain needs plenty of rest to function at it’s optimal level. Go to sleep!”
― Lalah Delia

“My only career goal is to be an halloween icon.”
― Nuno Roque

“When employers designate certain jobs “professional” and insist that employees have professional training – not just the technical skills that seem sufficient to do the work – they must have more in mind than efficiency. Hierarchical organizations need professionals, because through professionals those at the top control the political content of what is produced, and because professionals contribute to the bosses’ control of the workforce itself.”
― Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives

“A woman who walks away from the promise of power finds the strength to forgive – and saves her friendship, her marriage, and her sanity. The world is turned upside down.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

“As I said before, I took to miniature painting without a completely whole heart, on the advice of my elders and betters. Generally speaking, I do not think that one should ever take another person’s advice in the things of life that really matter, but follow the dictates of the still small something in one’s innermost self. But ‘they’ advised, and I bowed to the advice; and in this particular instance it was a good thing I did, because the advice turned out to be so resoundingly wrong that it turned me into another direction altogether. If I had gone on working in oils I might very well have been a dedicated but unsuccessful painter to this day.”
― Rosemary Sutcliff, Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection

The Call Of Duty

“Big important days come and go and you can NOT hold onto them. The planning always lasts longer. Therein lies the process. Therein lies the journey. Therein lies life.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“It’s your life and no one else cares as much about it as you should.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“When you seek first to develop relationships based on personal and human ground, you will surely gain interest of another party.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.”
― Lalah Delia

“I’d tell men and women in their midtwenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.”
― Phil Knight, Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

“I honor you for every time
this year you:

got back up
vibrated higher
shined your light
and loved and elevated
beyond

—the call of duty.”
― Lalah Delia

“It is a common enough mid-career urge: having taken care of life’s immediate needs, some of us yearn to chase villains, right wrongs, fight on the side of the angels.”
― Tim Wu, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

“Dear my strong girls, you will all go through that phase of life making a mistake of helping a toxic girl whose friendship with you turns into her self-interest. This kind of girls is a real burden towards the empowerment of other females as they can never get past their own insecurity and grow out of high-school-like drama. Despite how advanced we are in educating modern women, this type will still go through life living in identity crisis, endlessly looking for providers of any kind at the end of the day. They can never stand up for others or things that matter because they can’t stand up for themselves. They care what everyone thinks only doing things to impress men, friends, strangers, everyone in society except themselves, while at the same time can’t stand seeing other women with purpose get what those women want in life. But let me tell you, this is nothing new, let them compete and compare with you as much as they wish, be it your career, love or spirit. You know who you are and you will know who your true girls are by weeding out girls that break our girlie code of honor, but do me a favor by losing this type of people for good. Remind yourself to never waste time with a person who likes to betray others’ trust, never. Disloyalty is a trait that can’t be cured. Bless yourself that you see a person’s true colors sooner than later. With love, your mama. XOXO”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Stand strong in your value. That starts by knowing your value.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

Sometimes Life Is Unpredictable, As Are People.

“Life’s unpredictable path and length, should be enough to make you want to take a chance.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Anything is possible with laughter. If you can laugh out loud, especially at a life of mistakes, you will come out unscathed.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Successful people will tell you that they do not wonder if they are going to succeed. They know they will. It’s just a matter of when.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“When it comes to recognizing your greatness, start first within your mind. Start now, in this moment. Imagine, imagine, imagine and then believe!”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Sometimes life is unpredictable, as are people.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“Stand strong in your value. That starts by knowing your value.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“Those things that are not within your control can often be the very things that set you free.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“Choose your path or others may choose it for you.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“When you get clear on your own boundaries, you will find it easy to decide what you are willing to accept in your career.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“When you make an embarrassing mistake, learn to let the memories be enough to let you laugh about it today.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“Indiscretions can lead to great lessons.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“It takes literally no effort to allow yourself to drift into a negative state of mind. However, an inspired mind is one that has been developed and is constantly practiced in the art of visualization, positive thinking, and unwavering belief in potential and possibility.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

When It Comes To Happiness, Why Would Anyone Want To Delay It?

“Life will astound you when you give something a shot after being shot down.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

“When it comes to happiness, why would anyone want to delay it?”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“I take my integrity seriously, but make no mistake, I do not rely on others to do the same.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Opportunities seldom appear wrapped in shiny paper with a big bow as you might hope. Remaining open to the packages they do in fact come in, regardless of how they appear, can lead to hugely profound experiences.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Before you get a bad attitude by drawing recurring conclusions to new situation based on past experiences, be sure to look for the possibilities.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“As long as you’re alive you’re going to be thrown a few obstacles. It’s what you do with them that matters.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“People who believe in their own potential, and who are driven by purpose, rarely have time to talk about it.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Opportunities rarely give second chances.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“You never know who you’re talking to. Don’t judge. Remember people who you encounter are put in your path for a reason.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Life is full of surprises but you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Start there.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Sometimes what may appear as unfair, may actually be a huge favor from the Universe, pushing you in the right direction to live your dreams.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

Choose Your Path or Others May Choose It For You

“When you get clear on your own boundaries, you will find it easy to decide what you’re willing to accept in your career.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Do what you love, and the money will come. And if it doesn’t, you won’t care, because you’ll be happy.”
― Danielle Krysa, Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative
“Choose your path or others may choose it for you.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“What exactly are you looking for in a job? Like, what’s your best-case scenario for a new career?”
“I haven’t really thought that far. The best-case scenario is just that I look back on this entire era of my life and laugh and say, ‘What a weird time that was. I can’t believe I did that.”
― Drew Nellins Smith, Arcade
“Sometimes life is unpredictable, as are people.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Often it takes more guts than skill to open doors. Once the doors get opened, then it’s up to you.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Other people’s criticisms about what you are capable of, have nothing to do with you.”
― Julieanne O’Conner
“If you want to routinely break the law and get away with it, then a police officer would be a great career choice for you.”
― Steven Magee
“Creative solutions come at drastic times, if you open your mind to the possibilities. Free yourself to take a chance!”
― Julieanne O’Conner
the path your life is stuck on and be free

It’s a dark whisper calling to me.

But I’m not brave enough to listen. I’m old enough to know I don’t have any special talents. So no matter how depressing… I have to suck it up… And live the life I have.”
― Inio Asano, Solanin

“What makes a person unique is their vision, their belief, their passion, and their flat out unwillingness to give up.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER
“Often, it takes more guts than skill to open doors. Once the doors get opened, then it’s up to you.”
― Julieanne O’Conner
“Never allow your reality to be influenced by another’s listless view of you.”
― Julieanne O’Conner

Work Is My Vacation From Worry Of What To Do With My Life

“As I said before, I took to miniature painting without a completely whole heart, on the advice of my elders and betters. Generally speaking, I do not think that one should ever take another person’s advice in the things of life that really matter, but follow the dictates of the still small something in one’s innermost self. But ‘they’ advised, and I bowed to the advice; and in this particular instance it was a good thing I did, because the advice turned out to be so resoundingly wrong that it turned me into another direction altogether. If I had gone on working in oils I might very well have been a dedicated but unsuccessful painter to this day.”
― Rosemary Sutcliff, Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection
“Why to women have to decide between family and career if men don’t even think about it?”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are
“People with disabilities should not be considered unadvataged because they can high self esteem as others to fulfill their potential. People should be aware that a disability is something that some people can be born with and it is not a choice for them. Therefore, they should be treated with respect and should not be discriminated because this kind of behavior can socially isolate them from being part of the rest of their community.”
― Saaif Alam
“Work is my vacation from worry of what to do with my life”
― Janna Cachola
“Irinistic motivation can help people attain academic success and possess themselves with great depth of knowledge.”
― Saaif Alam
“Irinistic motivation can help people attain academic success and possess themselves with great depth of knowledge.”
― Saaif Alam
“When you make an embarrassing mistake, learn to let the memories be enough to let you laugh about it today.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

Getting Yourself Hired

Have you ever tried asking yourself how fit you are for the jobs you apply to? Well, as a matter of fact, it is highly likely that your interviewer will be asking you this question. The main reason behind asking this question is that the interviewer wants to know how you rate yourself as someone being adept for the job.

Until and unless you feel that you are suited for the role and you can cite some of the key reasons which make your application better than the others, how do you expect your hiring manager to go ahead and choose you for the job? One of the key things which you need to remember while answering this question is that you should not compare yourself with other applicants. Focus on your own skills and talent and what sets you apart. You should try and showcase your suitability for the job and convince your interviewer that by hiring you, the firm is bound to benefit. You can also check this helpful link https://thecareermastery.com/career-tips/why-should-we-hire-you/ for more insight.

Ideally, the best applicants are the ones which the interviewers do not want to lose because they can already see the kind of benefits which their inclusion can bring to the company.

The desired skills

When you are answering this question, you definitely need to list the right skill which will showcase the suitability for the jobs. Let us see what they are.

Team player

Gone are the days when you could highlight your individual skills and be hopeful that it will get you a job. In today’s competitive world, with so many companies vying for similar products, it is important to be a team player.

Your company as a whole needs to perform brilliantly to stay ahead in the rat race and this is why rather than individual performances, it is the team turnouts which turn out to be crucial.

Commitments

You really need to have the right kind of commitment for the job. We are not asking you to concoct false stories of how you worked on every Sunday but then again, it is important to be committed to the job you do. Until and unless you are willing to give your work the right priority and convince your interviewer that you are not going to party every Friday night and forget all about your projects, the chances of selection would be minimal.

The long-term prospects

Finally, this is definitely one of the most important skills which you absolutely must have when you are looking to be a part of the company. You must convince your interviewer that you are in it for the long haul. If you intend to leave the firm in the short run, it won’t serve the right need. No company wants to hire someone who will leave the job as soon as they get another offer.

So, you should show your willingness to stick to the job and to become a long-term candidate who aspires to grow along with the organization as well.

These are the key skills which you should try and show. When you manage to do this, your hiring manager is likely to be impressed and they too may feel the need that the organization needs you. You can keep an eye out on The Career Mastery as it has some of the best and the most important tips which can help you answer this question impeccably.

There is so much that you need to know and learn and the amount of preparations which you can put in is whopping. So, give in your best and hope to get selected.

Preparing For The Big Battle

As soon as the interview approaches, you might start getting anxious. Do not fret, it is a common thing. There are very few people who can control their nervousness and anxiety prior to their interview. However, the important thing to keep in mind is that you should not let your nervousness get the better of you.

Under no circumstances can you let your chances of selection falter simply because you were too anxious to answer correctly. So, if you are on the lookout for some general interview tips or passing interviews, we are here to help you out. Make it a point to understand what each of these points means and then work accordingly.

Keep your calm

When you are headed for the interview, you need to be calm and even look calm. The moment your interviewer senses your rising anxiety levels, he might push you further and check how you deal with stress. Trust us, when we say that, you really do not want to experience how tormenting that can be. This is why you need to know at least how to fake being calm even if things are getting nervous on the inside.

The smile

Always wear a smile. No one wants to interview a hot-headed and arrogant fellow. You need to be willing to wear a smile all the time. We are not asking you to laugh even when there is no one cracking a joke. But a smile on your face makes you approachable. This is why you should try and look calm and cheerful. It also sends positive vibes and might just help you out in your pursuit of clearing the interview.

Dressing sense

This is again very important. You need to know how to dress well. When you are being interviewed, there are a lot of things which will be critically analyzed. So, you should make it a point to devote the right amount of time and effort to dress nice. Your shoes need to be formal; neat and polished. Your dress should be clean and well ironed as well. These basic tips are really important and can influence your interviewer when he is analyzing the personality you have.

The eye contact

You need to maintain the right amount of eye contact all across the interview. Once again; this is important because it is a sign of confidence and shows your willingness to handle the situations as they come your way.

Even if you do not know an answer completely, it doesn’t by any means infer that you need to shy away from making eye contact. As an applicant, it is not mandatory for you to know all the answers. It is okay not to know a few things, but you should confidently embrace the truth and at the same time showcase the willingness to learn the right answer.

This is one of the desired behavioral traits and it also shows how much you are willing to learn. Every company is on the lookout for a learner because you will surely come across a lot of new things in the due course of your career.

So, showcase all the positive behavioral skills and make your interview as interesting as you possibly can without falling on lame jokes. If the interviewer is hooked to you, regardless of how short or long the interview is, your selection chances will increase significantly.

You can also check some of the best YouTube videos by Deniz where he shares some of the finest tips when it comes to job interviews, we are sure that you will learn a lot from it.

Landing That Interview Call

 Worried about your career? The million dollar question here is that what are you doing about your career? If you are simply sitting at home, twiddling your thumb and merely worrying about what would happen to your career; you are surely headed on the wrong track. Rather than letting stress get the better of you, it is important to look for ways by which you can get interview calls.

It is okay to appear for interviews and not clear them, but if you are not even getting interview calls, you have every reason to be worried. It is really important to understand that until and unless you don’t even get interview calls, there is no hope of you getting a job. Also, going for interviews gives you the much-needed experience and broadens your horizon of knowledge too. However, if your application gets rejected prior to an interview call, you won’t learn anything. Find more info here.

So, here we are going to talk about one such method which is likely to work to your advantage.

The letter of interest

The letter of interest is by far the most powerful choice you have. When you choose to send the letter of interest, it might help you get an interview call and let’s see the dynamics to know how it can so happen.

Who should you address them to?

The very first question which may pop in your mind is who this letter should be addressed to. Some people make the mistake of sending the letter of interest to the CEOs, the founding fathers and even the CFOs of the organization.

You need to understand that most of the times these high position owners are not even aware of the vacancies which are present in the firm. They have little or nothing to do with the hiring process and do not really know much of their employees except for the ones they interact with.

Also, they have so many other tasks lined up that it is highly likely that the letter will end up either being trashed or unread. So, this brings us back to the question – who to send the letter to? The answer is mostly the hiring managers.

The hiring managers have a clear picture of the actual vacancies in the organization. Even when the selection panel doesn’t know about the vacancies, the hiring managers may have an inside report. It takes some time for a job vacancy to be advertised because most companies look for the possibility of an internal filling of the vacancy.

So, if you can address the letter to the hiring manager, it will help you immensely. But, then again how to get the details? If you do not really know the hiring manager, getting his email and/or other information might be a little hard. In such cases, you can check out their posts on LinkedIn or follow his/her blog if any. You will be able to get some insight and help in that regards.

However, please ensure that you try and add some details of how you got the contact information in the email and thereby make it credible.

With a rightly written letter, you will be able to improve your chances. Always keep the letter short and precise and ideally you should have your CV attached with it. The more credible your letter sounds; the better will be the selection chances.

If you would like a little more help in this regard, we recommend checking Landing Interviews Guaranteed. We found it to be one of the popular websites for helping you land interview calls.