JOB HUNTING TIPS WE CAN LEARN FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS!

19 February 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and after watching everything from speed skating to moguls, we’ve decided there are a few tips we can learn from Olympic athletes when it comes to looking for a job.  

BE PREPARED

Athletes relentlessly prepare for the Olympic Games, and although we’re not suggesting you need to prepare in the exact same way, being prepared for an interview is key, and you can never be over prepared.

Research the company and make sure you know exactly what they do and their position within the industry. If you know who will be interviewing you, find out as much about them, and their role within the company, as possible.

GIVE IT YOUR ALL

Similarly to how Olympians compete with other athletes, you too will be competing against hungry job seekers, so you really need to give it your all in order to perform well. Interviewing for a new role is a competitive field, so you need to ensure you leave a good lasting impression. Make sure to ask questions, sell your past experience and show the interviewer how you will be an asset to their company. Not sure what questions to ask? Check out our 10 ten smart questions that’ll increase your chances of success here.

BE RESILIENT

Looking for a job can be hard work, but you can’t let the fear of failure hold you back. Once one door closes, another door opens and eventually, you will find a role suited to you. If you get turned down by one company, put all your frustration into applying for other jobs.

If you need help finding a PR & Communications job, whether freelance or permanent, junior or senior, make sure to drop us an email as we’d be delighted to help: info@jflrecruit.com.