For Immediate Results, CHANGE

It's the most powerful thing a human on this planet can do: whether it's their mind, a flat tire, or a process of some kind, CHANGE is a results-getting action.

Before delving into this, let me preface by saying I do not support change for changes' sake. I will, however, give a full and complete endorsement of necessary change and how it improves our lives. It's one constant that we can count on in our lives and the sooner we're able to accept and adapt to it, the sooner we can benefit from what change brings.

A classic example of how this will present itself in a job search relates directly to interviewing. This is a learned skill and not one that most people will ever master effectively in their lifetime. Admittedly, I don't believe myself to be an amazing interviewee rather, grade: B-.

If you aren't landing the jobs you're interviewing for, and you believe your qualifications are in line with what their description requests, consider reviewing and changing your interview style. Perhaps there is something in one of your answers turning off the people who are conducting the interview. Try this:

  1. Write down your typical answers to standard interview questions (be truthful)
  2. Review your answers, with NO alternate explanation with a trusted friend or advisor

I did this years ago and was able to spot a troublesome answer which I thought was solid but ultimately was perceived whiney and complaining. I would have never guessed.

Don't be afraid to make changes to your presentation and alter things even when you think they're bulletproof. Perception, like beauty, is often in the eyes of the beholder and if your answers are preventing you from landing your dream jobs, it's time to adjust.

Remember these 3 things:

  1. Change is normal

  2. Change is not always comfortable

  3. When you're changing, you're growing