I truly DO wanna help you be the best possible YOU. And, as I said yesterday, I know not everybody wants to run a business. In fact, maybe most people would prefer to have a job so they can leave the responsibility of the company behind at the end of the day. I get it. Of course, we’re not all the same. And that’s a good thing.
So, at the end of the day, you should be YOU.
And you should make sure YOU are where you truly wanna be. Because going to work unhappy, for yourself or for an employer, is a recipe for bad stuff.
So, if you prefer to find a job, find the one that fits you best. And hopefully the one that pays you best. Here’s a good way to start. Be sure you hone your skills. Then…
Research companies, and get set to show them what you know.
Because most of the best businesses, companies, and industries tend to include this interview question, “What do you know about this company?” And you wanna have a good answer.
But even if they don’t ask you that questions, it’s a good idea to be able to show what you know about them. Because that shows them you’ll be interested in helping them make money. And, if they’re a reputable business, when they make more money, they’ll probably pay YOU more.
Want an example of how to show them what you know?
Ok, you could say something like, “I noticed that X amount of your Google Business comments and reviews have no replies. I’ve studied the Google Reviews expectations, and I’ve become proficient at providing helpful and informative replies for better customer retention and reviews. And I’d welcome the opportunity to help you continue to be a leader in your industry.”
Who do you think they’ll be more impressed with? YOU? Or someone who says, “I’m a hard worker, and I show up on time.”
You can find out tons of information about your potential employer online, if they have a website. And that’s just about any business these days. So, take that free info and make a bigger splash.
Here’s a great tip that can help during your interview.
Build a connection with your interviewer. First, be sure you know their name. And use it. Think about it. You appreciate it when someone knows who YOU are. So, they’ll appreciate it, too. So, when you introduce yourselves, be sure you repeat their name after they say it. And don’t forget it.
Marketing people love to say that people buy from businesses (and/or people) they know, like, and true. And interviewers are like that. They tend to hire someone they like. And someone they feel will be a solid (and connected) fit for the company. So here are some tips on how to be that person.
First, be a Boy Scout.
OK, not really. But the Boy Scout motto is famous. “Be prepared.” Don’t wait to the last minute to get your clothes ready for the interview. And don’t try to print out business cards, get your resumé together, and make your breakfast all in the same last minutes before you leave home.
Because you never can tell when they might call you in sooner than you expected. So, get everything ready the night before. Be Prepared. Shoes laid out. Clothes hanging right where you’ll get dressed. Quick and easy breakfast. Car all gassed up. And all your materials next to your keys.
After all, think about how much better your brain’s gonna work when you’re not stressed out with all those last minute details. And all because you made sure they weren’t all last minute details.
Then, show up Ready.
And that includes dressing in a way that’s appropriate for the type of workplace you’ll be in. Don’t forget to take extra copies of your resume. And ALWAYS have a pen and paper.
Of course, these days your interview could very well be online. But that doesn’t mean you don’t still need to Be Prepared. So, make sure, in advance, that your computer or other tech gear is working properly. Doublecheck your internet connection. And maybe have a backup plan on your phone and its connection. If you can, go through the steps the night before. And have your answers Ready.
This is just a snippet of how I help my RondaReady YOUniversity students prepare for the real world. And I’d love to share more about it with you. But I’d prefer to talk with you personally. So, click or tap on the button, below and schedule a call with me. Let’s talk about YOU, your interview, or how you could go after your dreams and run your own business. At the end of the day, it comes down to YOU.