What are some tips for people who are coming up second place when applying to new jobs?
- Question your interview technique.
- Professionals can help you.
- It is not always about not being good enough.
- Learn from it and let it go.
- Keep searching.
Tips for People Who Are Coming Up Second Place When Applying to New Jobs
If you are one of those who almost always gets the job, don’t be discouraged. In today’s TIPS, Career and LinkedIn Content Advisor Kirsty Bonner shares actionable advice. This episode is perfect for people who are coming up second place when applying to new jobs.
Do you often make it past the first interview but get stuck on the second or third ones? Question your interview technique. The follow-up interviews are usually competency-based. They are checking your transferable, non-specific skills. There are ways to prepare for these questions. By improving your technique, you improve your chances of getting hired, too.
As a matter of fact, professionals can help you. There are people you can hire to ask you questions. These experts can deduce the competency-based questions you will be asked based on the job you want. There are even experts who can help you create a better resume. You are sure to find professional help for a job prep when you are living and working in Australia.
If you’ve improved both your resume and your interview skills to no avail, here’s the reality. It is not always about not being good enough. It may not be about you and your competence. The other person may just be slightly more suited for the role. There are many reasons for a hire, be it for diversity purposes, specific skills, and so much more. Don’t take it too hard.
Another tip for people who are coming up second place when applying to new jobs is to learn and let go. Don’t think of what you should have done differently. You did your best at that given moment. Learn from it, let it go and move on. Don’t rehash every detail of the interview, especially while waiting for the result.
Instead, keep searching. Don’t lose time. If things don’t work out in one application, at least you have another one to look forward to. Don’t wait for the results and just keep on applying. Choose the jobs you like and give them a shot.
We hope these tips for people who are coming up second place when applying to new jobs help you. Best of luck!
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