We all know that landing a new job isn’t always as easy as it seems. First we have to prepare to meet someone we don’t know or better yet never met. Then we have to make sure we have the perfect hand shake, right attitude and the right experience for the next 30 to 60 minutes. But at the end of the day the person on the other end of the desk only cares about 2 things.
- How you look
- If you can communicate effectively
Every employer gets hundreds, sometimes thousands of resumes a month and most of all the resumes they receive have the same skill set and qualifications. So when they bring you in for an interview, they want to see how you stand out from the rest of the crowd “in person”. So the 2 things that works best for most people is improving their physical appearance and enhancing their communication skills. Here is how you can do both:
This will definitely improve your physical appearance and build your confidence when it comes to your appearance. Exercising will make you appear to be more vibrant and will boost your energy and confidence. With the cost of health insurance going up do to high risk ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health concerns. Employers have a financial interest in hiring someone that looks or feels healthy, happy, and confident. Exercise will help with all 3 of these issues that we face when we are going on interviews trying to look and feel our best. In addition, exercise will reduce your stress and keep your mind more clear and focused so that you will be able to respond to interview questions easily and clearly.
2. Learn A New Language
You don’t know how many times I was chosen for an interview just because I took the time to learn a new language and put the language I learned on my resume. When employers see this they automatically assume you’re more intelligent than the rest of the applicants who only speaks one language. Just ask yourself, who is more valuable. The person that has the same amount of experience as you with a masters degree, or the person with the same experience but can get the company more business by being able to communicate with two different cultures.Most companies will take the revenue every time. Since we live in a global economy, companies have a vested interest in satisfying all people from all countries.
Only One Problem “Time”
Our main problem is we don’t have time to learn a new language even if we have the time to workout. This is why I use the Body With Language Program www.bodywithlanguage.com . This program allowed me to workout while I was exercising. “I know it sounded crazy to me too at first”. But the more I worked out, the more I learned and the more I learned the more weight Iost. After the workout I took a quick test for my cool down and the words and phrases were just stuck in my head for the rest of the day. This is a program I highly recommend if you really want to get the tools you need to give you the confidence and communication skills you need to get ahead in your career.
When it comes to closing the deal with gaining new employment, you don’t need to be the best to land a job “i.e.” George Bush. You just need to look the best and be able to communicate in a way that will give you a cutting edge over the competition. For me and most people, that cutting edge was exercising to gain more confidence and learning a new language.