Are you looking for a job? A new job? A new career?
Reinvent your career to reinvent your life!
Sounds easy right?! But in facts, it is usually more challenging than we think.
Changing career can be:
Exciting, motivating, interesting
Something you look forward to
The occasion to implement positive changes in your life
Changing career can also:
Be a cause of stress
Lead to self-confidence drop
Create financial issues
When we face a challenging situation we have different choices and reactions:
Avoiding the situation as long as possible
Dealing with the situation
When we avoid the situation, we can expect unwanted reactions such as:
Unhealthy new habits
So it looks like we better deal with the situation as soon as possible.
7 steps to develop your employability skills
Step 1: set up your goals
You need to know where you want prior any decision or action
Step 2: work on your communication skills
You might be brilliant with all the necessary diplomas for a role, if you don't adopt effective communication skills you will see your chances significantly decrease.
Step 3: be aware of body language
Both yours and the recruiter's body language are essential parts of you conversation. You can't only focus on "what to say", you have to focus on "how to say it".
Step 4: work on your personal presentation and first impression
What to wear for your job interview? Is the suit mandatory? How casual can you be depending on the organisation? How to make a great first impression?
Step 5: increase your self-confidence
Of course you don't want to be arrogant during the interview but you don't want to exhibit a lack of self-confidence neither. If you don't trust yourself, how could the recruiter trust you?
Step 6: manage your stress
It is ok to feel a bit nervous prior an interview, it shows interest and implication. However, after the first minutes a big amount of visible stress can be an issue for your future employer. He might think that if you can't deal with your stress now, you will not be able to manage your stress with a client...
Step 7: A to Z interview process preparation
This step is essential for your success so why did I put this one last? Because you usually go through it naturally when you might forget everything about the first six steps.
Get ready for the job interview
Learning more about the company (history, products, services, leaders, culture, values, clients...)
Learn everything you can about the role
Practice your presentation/introduction
Practice your answers to typical interview questions
Focus on the questions you would like to avoid
Prepare relevant questions to ask during the interview
There is no need to feel anxious if you are well prepared. Preparation is the key to your success!
No matter if it's your first job or the 10th one, if you feel like you need guidance, our back to biz program is made to meet your needs.
New Reflections 7 steps interview preparation process
Define your (new) professional project
Develop effective communication skills
Be aware of body language
Work on your personal presentation & 1st impression
Increase your self-confidence
Discover stress management technics
Get ready for the full job interview process