This article is part of an exclusive month-long program on CAREEREALISM to help readers break free of The Golden Handcuff Effect. Click HERE to learn more about the Professional Emancipation Project, a.k.a. The P.E.P. Talk. The professional world, as well as the digital marketing world, is constantly changing. Not only businesses, but everyone working at these businesses have to keep up with the change in order to stay on top. The leaders and founders of such companies have to be able to see where change is needed to be able to continue hiring the newest talent and obtain new and emerging businesses. When looking for a new job that will bring you career fulfillment, you should start by looking for companies that are striving to be front runners - not only in the digital marketing world, but the business world in its entirety. Companies that can recognize the importance of being a thought leader in the industry are the kind of companies you want to work for. Then, you'll not only enjoy your job, but you'll be truly satisfied. Most companies are considered thought leaders by staying up to date on the latest technologies and trends, and by promoting and encouraging the continued education and knowledge of their employees and their clients. Many industries are ever changing and you have to move quickly to get your dream job. The digital marketing world is a fast-paced one. Google is constantly updating their search algorithm (500-600 times a year) which, in turn, changes the landscape of everything tied to them, including SEO and Paid Search approaches. This allows new strategies and business models to develop all the time. Companies have to make sure their employees are striving to continue their education and progressively develop new strategies to give clients the results they want. Empowering employees is one sure fire way to grow a business and make it a place that people want to work. Look for a company that's both focused on business AND their employees. Those that provide educational seminars, discussions, and continuing education opportunities for their employees would seem like a good fit to anyone on the job hunt. Businesses that encourage employees to attend webinars, internal meetings, and presentations are sure to be places that will grow your knowledge and your future career. In addition to providing great continuing education opportunities for employees, having a variety of clients in diverse areas of business can keep employees engaged and interested. When looking at a prospective company, check and see if they have any “big name” clients that you think would be fun working with. Having big clients in different industries like carpet and hardwood flooring or fine leather goods are always a good sign for a prospective company. However, you should also look for a variety of clients. This will ensure that you have room for extra creativity. Certain marketing strategies used for a local dentist won't be as effective for a vintage clothing store and so on. This engages employees to think. The environment of a business that would lift you up is one entirely of creativity and support, where thinking out of the box is never looked down upon, but rather encouraged. Continuously supporting employees makes a business an enjoyable place to work. Overall, you need to do your research before applying for a job. Look to see if the company has won any awards for being a best place to work or for innovation. Look at their client list to see if there is variety and room for your creativity. When you go in for an interview, take a look around. Does the environment seem fitting to you and your personality? If there is a kitchen and a ping pong table, chances are that there will be some room for fun at work. Know what is important to you and what career fulfillment means to you from the start so you can find the perfect place to work and grow your career.
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The interview is one component of the job search process that most people love to hate. While it serves as a sign from the employer that you are being strongly considered for a position, it also can be a source of angst for candidates who fear they'll make mistakes that will cut them out of the running.
A great way to overcome the anxiety interviews produce is to begin feeling good about the process. Need help getting there? Here are five ways to build confidence for a job interview.
One great way to build your confidence going into the interview is by conducting plenty of research on the company and the position that you're going after. A common question interviewers ask is, "Do you know anything about our company?" Most times, candidates give vague answers, or—in a worst-case scenario—answer, "No."
If you're able to share the company's background information and showcase knowledge of its future goals for the position in question, you'll have an opportunity to impress the interviewer.
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By understanding how to answer common interview questions, particularly behavioral interview questions, you'll build a lot of confidence going into the job interview.
Another great way to build confidence for a job interview is to practice before the big day. You can do this by answering questions in front of a mirror to read your own facial expressions and body language, or you could have a friend help you with a mock interview.
It's also great to find a professional outfit you feel comfortable wearing. Feeling good in your clothes and knowing you've fully prepared can work wonders for boosting your confidence before a job interview.
Make Sure You Have No Skeletons
An important step in preparing for your interview is being able to recall your own career history and discuss prospective goals with the company and in your professional life as a whole. But, as you look back over your career, be sure to research yourself online to ensure there are no skeletons on the internet that could be brought up in your interview.
Remember, companies conduct background checks often via search engines, so it's up to you to ensure your social media profiles are professional and/or private.
It's normal to feel some anxiety before a job interview, but you can take steps to minimize those nerves. We hope these tips help you build confidence for your next job interview and shine in the hiring process!
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This article was originally published at an earlier date.
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