Everyone knows that feeling when you come to the job interview you have dreamed about for a long time, and you see other candidates waiting in the room.
Even the most confident people are nervous when it comes to being compared with others, especially if your career depends on the result. But apart from experience, good school and background, there is something else that can help you impress human resource representatives (HRs). And that is self-awareness.
How to Become Self-Aware?
One of the easiest ways of finding a job is using Jobtonic service, but how do you prepare for the interview and cultivate the self-awareness that is so much appreciated by the HRs?
One shouldn’t worry. The first step of developing self-awareness can be done alone – you just need to answer couple questions, which are:
- What do you enjoy doing in terms of your career?
- What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are some of your personality traits that need improvement?
- What are some skills and talents that come naturally to you?
- What can you do to help bring out the best traits in others?
The key to benefiting from self-awareness is honesty – there is no shame in being bad at something; however, it is a shameful to know weaknesses and not try to improve. Answering the questions above, you will get an idea of what to expect from yourself, and what you can offer a future employer.
Self-Awareness at Workplace
Answering those questions, will help you find an employer that will fit in your priorities and help you improve your skills and meet your goals. And at the same time, you should look for employers who are also self-aware. Most importantly, you want an employer who will invest in their workers not only through career advancement opportunities, but also through life coaching, which will also improve productivity and engagement.
Managers who bring self-awareness to the work place create an environment of vision and growth. This is simple – a person who is charismatic and engaged, and is aware of his own strengths and weaknesses, often can recognize the strengths with others and give them the support they need to grow. Every work place should have a leader who is self-aware because this essentially will increase the value of the company and workers productivity.
A couple years ago a study showed that no matter if the budget of the company is $5 million or $50 million, self-awareness of the workers determined success. And this can be easily explained. Remember the last question we suggested you answer? If the executive knows his weaknesses, he would be able to hire people who perform better in those areas.
Self-Awareness for an Interview
Jobtonic is a simple tool of finding a job – all the vacancies are available at the website, and you can sort the jobs depending on your preferences and likings. If you’ve figured out what kind of job you are looking for, spend some time answering the questions mentioned above, and think how well, the vacancy will suit your needs and make you happy. And go to the interview wide-awake, with fear (under your control though), with respect, and with absolute assurance.
Norman Jenkins, founder, President, and CEO of Capstone ...