What you can do to prepare yourself for the next interview

The search for a job is a delicate phase of  life and it is quite often  stressful and characterized by some negative  emotions. But the good news is that it is a precious period which can be transformed  in a useful and constructive path for your personal and professional identity.

Here are some stimulating advice which should be helpful to develop your professional personality and to achieve your goals. We know you have a lot of time to manage whilst  waiting for the next interview, and it is not easy to understand how to manage your time  especially using  the right method.

Do you know how  important it is to speak  languages fluently? Well, if you know only one language this is the perfect moment to learn  another one or if you would like to improve a language  it will be very useful. The recruiters will appreciate your diligence and will note your willingness  to improve yourself. There are many job opportunities that require specific language skills, such as Nordic or German.

Participating in sports activities  instils positive feelings! Take your time to walk or run alone in the green areas of your city, to play basketball with some friends or maybe to play volleyball on the beach with them.  Do something that makes you more determined and  permits you to view the positive aspects in every situation. Basically, this is essential to improve one’s  quality of life.

You have the possibility to build your professional project with an easy tool called “Personal Branding Canva”. It is like a mood board, useful to devise your professional identity. You can create one at home with paper, pen and colourful post-it. You have to divide the sheet in these different and connected sections:

  • Identity (who are you?)
  • Skills (what can you do?)
  • Profession (what would you like to do and how you would like to do it?)
  • Reasons to believe (why are you credible?)
  • Investments (what do you need?)
  • Promise (so what?)
  • Positioning (why you?)
  • Audience (who needs to know?)
  • Communication (how do they know you?)
  • Results (what do you get?)

Now, choose one colour for each section and put on the post-it with the keywords you are thinking about while you are reading the questions in bracket. You can cut some words or images from newspapers or magazines, whatever you prefer! It is a creative and productive way to make yourself more confident about who you are and what you want.

Another thing that you can do is to take care of your hobbies and personal lifestyle. For example: a person with great life goals, manages to find a balance between work and interests while remaining highly motivated.

A useful way to verify if you are organized and moving in the right direction is to keep a diary in which you could write your daily or weekly actions and achieved goals. And in doing so you can master your time and monitor your  progress.

Our last bit of advice, last but not least, is to do something for  other people such as  volunteering. Whatever field will be good, just as long as you will believe in it and will do it from the heart!

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