None of us is born with the ability to know what to do every time we experience the first time something will take place in our lives. We have to learn from experience, and that only starts with doing something for the first time. You might get scammed into wasting your time filling out applications by a recruiter, you might be frightened of that first presentation you have to make in front of your boss, or you might be reluctant to reflect and have a good answer for what your greatest weakness is. All of these firsts come with some trepidation, but once you experience them for the first time and begin to move forward, you’re going to be able to put experiences in your wake and know you’re growing and learning along the way.
Job Applications are the Biggest Recruiting Scam
Ask the Headhunter Article:
We’ve all filled out job applications at one time or another and if a recruiter reached out to you regarding a job opening in your industry at another company to let you know you should fill out a job application it might not raise a red flag in your head, but it should. Job applications, personality tests, and forms are all part of what you would fill out if you didn’t have a recruiter involved in a job search. If you are contacted by a recruiter about a job and they aren’t working hard to impress you, tell them you’re not interested in working with them and move on. Their job is to identify great candidates for a company and convince them to meet with the people who do the hiring; effectively streamlining the process of the job search for you.
Here’s How to Defeat the Most Common Workplace Fears
The Ladders Article:
Doing something new that you’ve never done before can be difficult and cause you to be nervous with the anticipation of what you’ll have to do. Whether it’s going to be your first day of work, giving a presentation to your team including your boss, asking for a raise, or worrying that you’re an imposter and don’t really know what you’re doing, you’ll need to figure out and experience these events in your life. It’s important to show confidence and remember that you’re put in these positions for a reason, except for the feeling of being an imposter. You belong where you are, and can make an effective difference in whatever you’re going to do and the only way to experience these things is to jump in and see what happens, just make sure you’re prepared for what you have ahead of you.
‘How Should I Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’ There’s Really Only 1 Way
If you’ve been in an interview and have been asked this question it might seem like you should take a weakness and show how you’ve turned it into strength, but that’s not the case. This is a question that receives a ton of canned answers, but if you take it seriously and think about it ahead of time, you can answer intelligently. In addition to having a great answer that shows an actual weakness, you need to show examples of this weakness and how you’re working to make it something that won’t hold you back any longer. Instead of scoffing at this question as one that every interviewer asks; embrace it and use it to your advantage in an effort to grow.