The best career advice we have ever received is so simple and easy enough to implement. Yet, many of us often forget to actually put it in practice. Regardless of whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a new position or you have been at your current job for a while and have no plans to change your working place anytime soon, this advice will benefit you. Keep reading.
It was 2015 and the city was New York, not that it should matter. We were attending an event whose exact name we cannot even recall. The only thing we do recall with clarity is the career advice we received from an amazing woman who had just started working for Facebook in London.
Kala’s story was impressive in itself, but what caught our attention the most was the fact that she had spent almost a decade at her previous job. That is quite unheard of nowadays. Because of this, she had forgotten what it was like to go to a job interview, what the questions were like and what employers were looking for. As she spoke, we knew exactly what we was referring to and we also recalled the level of anxiety that often accompanies interviewing for a new position.
After having gone through the entire ordeal, Kala had just one piece of advice for us and that advice changed our lives. Now, we want to share her wisdom with all of you as her advice is brilliant.
Keep going to interviews, even if you are not looking for a new position.
If you are currently unemployed, it obviously makes sense to go to interviews, especially if you are looking for a new job. However, as we find ourselves a role we like, we often forget about it. Interviews are not exactly pleasant so why go to one willingly when you don’t even need to do so, right? Well, Kala’s story is a one to remember.
Once we find a job we like or we get used to it, why rock the boat? Well, her advice is not necessarily about rocking the boat, but mostly about being used to the practices [of interviewing] so when the time comes, we will be ready. We all know that things don’t always go according to plan and sometimes change is needed or even forced upon up so why not be prepared when that moment comes. It will definitely take a lot of pressure off of finding a new job ASAP, as well as make the interview process a lot less stressful.
There are other benefits of going to an interview that you should consider. You might actually get a job offer that might make you reconsider your current position. However, it might make you appreciate the job you have a lot more.
Another reason why going to an interview, even when you do not need to, is worth your time is because of validation. Receiving a job offer can have a positive impact on your self esteem and confidence levels.
Do try it!