Why You Can’t Get a Job (Honest Answer) and How You can Fix This

I get a ton of comments from you guys saying that you're looking for remote jobs or jobs in your own country. And in my opinion, applying for a job is equally an art and a science. But there are ways that you can somewhat control the outcome and land a really great position. If you follow these tips. So let's dove in. So you're in the interview phase. You made it there. Congratulate. But how do you stand out now? How do you set yourself apart from everybody else who's applying for the same job? Well, one of the mistakes that I see people making whole lot is they focus too much on themselves. And I get it. We believe that the interview is about us. It's our opportunity to feel significant. But in reality, the interview should be about that, about the company that is looking to hire you, be that full time, part time for freelancing or whatever setup you're looking to have when a company is looking to hire someone. They do that because they have a problem that needs to get solved or because we have an opportunity that needs to get seized. So the person who shows the biggest probability, either solving that problem or seizing that opportunity, will get hired. And of course, now your question will be, how do I know what is that problem or that opportunity? That is where doing your homework comes in very, very handy. You need to figure out as much as you possibly can about the company that you applied to in advance before you show up at the interview. And there are many ways that you can do that. Just a simple Google search will give you a ton of insight if you are an expert in your field, you will be able to figure out other ways that you can understand what is the reason why they are looking to hire for that position. And I'll give you an example here. Let's say that you are Facebook ads expert and you find this job posting for a Facebook ads expert. The reason why that company is looking to hire somebody that specialized in Facebook ads is not because they want Facebook ads. It's because they probably are struggling to convert. They are looking for more leads or they are looking to make more sales, or they're looking to build a community. And they've been using Facebook ads, or they want to start using Facebook ads on Facebook, search for all the ads that this company has posted, and then try and figure out what's not working for them. What would I do to improve them? And when I show up in the interview, I would go in and give recommendations. I would give value from the get go. And this way, not only does it show that you are really committed to their success because you took the time and you put in the effort, but you have a ton of value that you can offer already without expecting anything in return. And what that means is that they will feel that they need to reciprocate because that is a general law. People will feel like they need to give something back to you and that might just be the job. So here comes another tip for you. One thing that I absolutely love when I interview people is for them to take the lead. And this might not be for every interviewer. So my recommendation is that you test it during the interview and see if the interviewer is comfortable with you taking the lead and what that means is that the person I'm interviewing is really comfortable in their skin. They have that expertize and they don't have any reason to wait for me to show them the direction. However, if you're on the Shi'a side and you don't really feel comfortable taking that lead or you're more of an introvert, or maybe you are just nervous, that is also fine. Skilled interviewers will see beyond your nervousness. I have an example that comes to mind with someone I interviewed who was in a very different time zone. It was three in the morning for her. Little did I know, and she tried not to fall asleep, but she did. So she showed up in the interview a tiny bit later. Obviously, she was pretty nervous. However, she did so well that it didn't matter. I didn't look at her shyness and her nervousness. I looked at the value and so much expertize that she had to bring to the table, and the way she did that was through examples. So this brings me to another really important topic that you need to consider when preparing for an interview, and that is build your list of examples that you can bring. Every answer that you provide that is supported by an example of a case, a situation, a time when you went through something similar is going to really speak loads about your expertize and about the value instead of just providing the answer itself. I know, I know many of you will now tell me, but I don't have much experience. How do I go about this? I don't have any examples I can provide. Well, there are two ways. Either you go and get them, you can do work or non-profits or for your university. If you are a student or for a company that you know, there are loads of ways that you can still go and get some expertize or alternatively you can think about what would you do if you were in that kind of situation. Try and put yourself in that case instead of just giving them a superficial, theoretical answer. This is going to mean a lot more for the interviewer, and they will see that maybe even if you are more junior or not super experienced, at least you have the thought process in place that is in line with their expectation. But here's the deal. In order to be allowed to get into the interview, you need to have a solid resumé application or profile, depending on the way you apply. The biggest mistake that I see people making is trying to cover everything, which in reality is not really possible. My recommendation is that you try to be as specific as possible, try to specialize rather than a jack of all trades. Let's say that I'm a company looking to hire for a graphic designer. Let's say Will I hire this person that shows that they do graphic design and web development? Or will I hire somebody who says I am an expert in graphic design? Even more so, I specialize in YouTube thumbnail. Graphic design. Well, of course I'm going to hire the second person because if I need YouTube thumbnail design, I know that this person has done this and really knows what they're talking about. So instead of bringing absolutely everything you've ever done in your resume or application or profile, try to stick to those items, those elements, those experiences and items of expertize that really add value to the profile for the job you're applying to. And then the other really important thing that might be pretty basic, but I feel like I need to talk about it is you need to quantify the results you've achieved in those experiences. As I said at the beginning, when a company is looking to hire you, it's because they want to make more money, save more money or seize that opportunity. So there is always a way to quantify the impact that you will be bringing. And oftentimes this is actually what happens when you are in a compa

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