Interview goals – why they matter!

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Strong foundations

When working with a client on how to manage a career move, we look at ‘personal foundations’ and decide on a plan – however all of that is wasted if it’s just a good-looking project plan. You have to look at the metrics of driving your personal project.  Everything we do together is in a master plan called ‘Project You’ and this includes data like any good project does!

 ‘Will it make the boat go faster?’

Using the model that Ben Hunt Davies and the Olympic rowing team used in winning their gold medal (if you haven’t read it then go now and buy the book – and watch the video clips!), only do the things that are going to bring you a result. It’s easy to get side-tracked, do something which has no value or just prevaricate – every action you take in ‘Project You’ must have purpose, so you are investing your precious and limited time into the right activities. (https://willitmaketheboatgofaster.com/about/)

Know your destination and plan for success

 Research shows that having goals set will increase your job search success

  • Set weekly targets for how many interviews you want to have.
  • Then work out the job search activity you will need to do to reach that target.
  • Track every single interview, regardless of type and keep a record (the tech experts amongst you will find an Excel spreadsheet with a bar graph is a good visual record – or for those who like to keep their own visual record create the same in your notebook with colours and notes.
  • How much time are you investing to your search – how does that correlate to the results you are seeing in getting phone or zoom calls? Plan diary time each day to take action which will result in an interview.
  • Enlist support from your network – be pro-active
  • Take on board interview feedback and develop your skills and knowledge in how you present at interview and seek professional support if you aren’t seeing traction

Staying aware and focused

Career change has so many ups and downs and can see like a long road, so make changes to help with the routines.  Add ‘Get an Interview’ reminders at various times into your diary reminding you to ‘take an action.  Create a vision board of all the things you wish for in your new career move and have it close to your desk – but move it around so it doesn’t gather dust or get pinned over on the noticeboard!

Dm me with any questions and or to let me know how you get on and come and join us in the  Career Planning for Action Takers facebook group for regular tips and job search inspiration https://www.facebook.com/groups/mycareerplan

When I am working with clients on how to manage a career move, we look at the foundations and decide on a plan – however all of that is lost if its just a good-looking project plan. You must look at the metrics of driving your personal project.  Everything we do together is in a master plan called ‘Project You’ and this includes data like any good project does!

‘Will it make the boat go faster?’

Using the model that Ben Hunt Davies and the Olympic rowing team used in winning their gold medal (if you haven’t read it then go now and buy the book – and watch the video clips!), only do the things that are going to bring you a result. It’s easy to get side-tracked, do something which has no value or just prevaricate – every action you take in ‘Project You’ must have purpose, so you are investing your precious and limited time into the right activities.

Know your destination and plan for success

Research* shows that having goals set will increase your job search success

  • Set weekly targets for how many interviews you want to have.
  • Then work out the job search activity you will need to do to reach that target.
  • Track every single interview, regardless of type and keep a record (the tech experts amongst you will find an Excel spreadsheet with a bar graph is a good visual record – or for those who like to keep their own visual record create the same in your notebook with colours and notes.
  • How much time are you investing to your search – how does that correlate to the results you are seeing in getting phone or zoom calls?  Plan diary time each day to take action which will result in an interview.
  • Enlist support from your network – be pro-active
  • Take on board interview feedback and develop your skills and knowledge in how you present at interview and seek professional support if you aren’t seeing traction

Staying aware and focused

Career change has so many ups and downs and can see like a long road, so make changes to help with the routines.  Add ‘Get an Interview’ reminders at various times into your diary reminding you to ‘take an action.  Create a vision board of all the things you wish for in your new career move and have it close to your desk – but move it around so it doesn’t gather dust or get pinned over on the noticoebard!

Dm me with any questions and or to let me know how you get on and come and join us in the  Career Planning for Action Takers facebook group for regular tips and job search inspiration https://www.facebook.com/groups/mycareerplan

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  1. דירות דיסקרטיות בחולון on May 11, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    I need to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly loved every bit of it. I have got you book-marked to look at new things you postÖ

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